Using miles to upgrade

Old Dec 8, 2022, 7:59 pm
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Using miles to upgrade

How can I go about using miles to upgrade? havent booked the flights yet cause I want to make sure that’s possible
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Old Dec 8, 2022, 8:21 pm
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You need to call in the AA desk to apply it.
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Old Dec 8, 2022, 11:38 pm
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Are they able to see what if any upgrades are available before I book it
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Old Dec 9, 2022, 12:14 am
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Originally Posted by wesbob
Are they able to see what if any upgrades are available before I book it
Of course.

If upgrade space isn't available then they'll just put you on the waitlist. If you provide your flight and date then many of us have access to ExpertFlyer which is a paid service where we can check for you before you call.
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Old Dec 9, 2022, 6:14 am
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Of course.

If upgrade space isn't available then they'll just put you on the waitlist. If you provide your flight and date then many of us have access to ExpertFlyer which is a paid service where we can check for you before you call.
thanks! Im executive platinum pro with them, not sure if that makes a difference

tpa-phx-hnl 12/22 - 1/212 hnl-phx-tpa
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Old Dec 9, 2022, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by wesbob
thanks! Im executive platinum pro with them, not sure if that makes a difference

tpa-phx-hnl 12/22 - 1/212 hnl-phx-tpa
EF shows no upgrade space currently available tpa-phx-hnl 12/22. It would be waitlist.

What does 1/212 mean?
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by wesbob
thanks! Im executive platinum pro with them, not sure if that makes a difference

tpa-phx-hnl 12/22 - 1/212 hnl-phx-tpa
If you have the option, you might reroute on the 707am flight TPA-DFW, connecting to 1125am DFW-HNLTPA-DFW-HNL. Do the same on the return. The DFW-HNL-HNL segment will be a widebody (787-9) with more F seats and a generally more pleasant experience for a longer flight - even in main cabin extra or premium economy. For waitlisting, just call and request to apply a points+copay upgrade.
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by wesbob
thanks! Im executive platinum pro with them, not sure if that makes a difference

tpa-phx-hnl 12/22 - 1/212 hnl-phx-tpa
What is executive platinum pro?
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
Of course.

If upgrade space isn't available then they'll just put you on the waitlist.
Are upgrades given based on date you enter the waitlist, or your status with AA?
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 3:07 pm
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You can call to aa airline to upgrade taht
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Old Dec 13, 2022, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by joeyE
Are upgrades given based on date you enter the waitlist, or your status with AA?
Status (CK then EP then PP etc.), followed by LPs. Time added to waitlist might be a tie breaker somewhere, but it's definitely not a major factor in the waitlist order.
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