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When you earn status can you save choosing the SWU ?

When you earn status can you save choosing the SWU ?

Old Sep 20, 22, 2:35 pm
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When you earn status can you save choosing the SWU ?

Hey guys, this is just a question about maximizing the time I have the SWU. I hit my upgrade, and I saw I can choose from a few items, one being the SWU. Can I simply wait until I need the SWU to actually register for it, this way if I can wait all the way until Dec which when I want to use it, if it doesn't clear I still have an additional year past that date, is that not correct?

Does this make sense?
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Old Sep 20, 22, 3:00 pm
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You sure can.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by ceebee100 View Post
You sure can.
It says when you need to select your benefit by, I believe it's either the 30th or 31st of December. Then you have another year to use it after that.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 6:45 pm
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Actually all mine say choose by March 30th, 2023.
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Old Sep 21, 22, 7:44 am
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Not only can you wait, you should wait until you have a specific need because theres no point starting the expiration timer early. They deposit instantly.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:16 pm
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Thank you everyone! I will be doing exactly that.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 9:30 pm
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Originally Posted by javabytes View Post
Not only can you wait, you should wait until you have a specific need because theres no point starting the expiration timer early. They deposit instantly.
At least AA's IT department CAN get something right!
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Old Sep 23, 22, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by jhalapin View Post
Actually all mine say choose by March 30th, 2023.
My new ones for 2022 expire March 30th as well. The ones I earned in 2021 need to be selected by Dec 30, 2022. So a much longer time.

But if you select the 2022 earned on in March - you have until March 2024 to use -
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