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NEWBIE LOUNGE 2024: Ask AA newbie questions here - flame-free thread

Old Dec 27, 2023, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by mbbarron
AA PHL to NAP (direct - new route YAY!) June 11-19. Looks like 72K RT per pax in main cabin. To purchase in $, that RT flight is currently $1,736.

Thinking of getting the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MC cc which only has a requirement of a first purchase and $99 annual fee for 60K miles bonus.
Barclays is currently waiving the first-year annual fee, if you apply through this link:

https://www.applyaviator.com/

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Old Dec 27, 2023, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
No, with an overnight 22 hr connection your bags will only be checked to MIA (although of course you have to claim them at PHL first as part of arriving into the US).
thank you, when would I be able to check them back in? Only the following day I guess? From anytime or only a few hours before the flight?
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Old Dec 27, 2023, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by wrp96
AA will only check through on connections of up to 16.5 hours, so you will have to collect your luggage at MIA (you'll also have to collect it and drop it back off at PHL as your first entry point into the US).
thank you will plan my stopover accordingly. Was hoping to not have to carry my bags across miami to my hotel
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Old Dec 27, 2023, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by AM123
thank you, when would I be able to check them back in? Only the following day I guess? From anytime or only a few hours before the flight?
Following day, anytime.
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Old Dec 27, 2023, 11:07 am
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NEWBIE LOUNGE 2024: Ask AA newbie questions here - flame-free thread

Originally Posted by guv1976
Barclays is currently waiving the first-year annual fee, if you apply through this link:

https://www.applyaviator.com/

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and then there is guv, another tried and true friend in this forum. I wasn’t even looking for a Barclays deal but a fee waiver with 60k miles is a needle mover for me. Looks like my wife is about to apply. TY!
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Old Dec 27, 2023, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by EZTraveler
and then there is guv, another tried and true friend in this forum. I wasn’t even looking for a Barclays deal but a fee waiver with 60k miles is a needle mover for me. Looks like my wife is about to apply. TY!

I assume that offer doesn’t also include the additional 15k for an authorized user card? I recently (last month) signed up for that offer and 60k+15k. But I did have to pay the $99 AF.
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Old Dec 27, 2023, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
I assume that offer doesn’t also include the additional 15k for an authorized user card? I recently (last month) signed up for that offer and 60k+15k. But I did have to pay the $99 AF.
I assume that you are correct.
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Old Dec 27, 2023, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
I assume that offer doesn’t also include the additional 15k for an authorized user card? I recently (last month) signed up for that offer and 60k+15k. But I did have to pay the $99 AF.
I looked and saw no provision for the AU bonus. Personally, I am not a huge fan of the AU bonuses (although 15K is a pretty respectable one.) The reason is because the AU cards typically show up on the AU credit reports and then cloud the true number of new accounts opened, complicating the x/30, x/65, x/90 and x/24 rules that so many card companies use.Sure you can petition to have them removed and/or call the reconsideration line.. no TY. Id rather take the fee waiver in this case.
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Old Dec 27, 2023, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by EZTraveler
Personally, I am not a huge fan of the AU bonuses (although 15K is a pretty respectable one.) The reason is because the AU cards typically show up on the AU credit reports and then cloud the true number of new accounts opened, complicating the x/30, x/65, x/90 and x/24 rules that so many card companies use.Sure you can petition to have them removed and/or call the reconsideration line.. no TY. Id rather take the fee waiver in this case.
Fair points.

In Barclays’ case they didn’t ask for a SSN for the AU. Not sure if they would still be able to report the card/account to a credit agency, but in my case I am planning to let a family member visiting from abroad use the card, and they don’t have a US credit file (or US credit card). So for my needs the AU bonus was appreciated.
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Old Dec 28, 2023, 2:56 pm
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Sorry to ask. I'm Platinum Pro with AA and have recently completed two one way Basic Economy flights. I checked and earned full miles and LPs. Any idea why? I thought I was only going to earn 2 x per $ plus an 80% bonus for a total of 3.6 x per $. However I got the full 9 x per $, both times. I read that some people think it is because the system updates the ticket fare code to an upgrade eligible fare, and thus get the additional LPs. If I keep earning full LPs then I really don't see why I would pay $30-$40 more on a $150 BE fare ticket just for the ability to get a flight credit if I need to cancel... Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old Dec 28, 2023, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ImJGalt2
Sorry to ask. I'm Platinum Pro with AA and have recently completed two one way Basic Economy flights. I checked and earned full miles and LPs. Any idea why? I thought I was only going to earn 2 x per $ plus an 80% bonus for a total of 3.6 x per $. However I got the full 9 x per $, both times. I read that some people think it is because the system updates the ticket fare code to an upgrade eligible fare, and thus get the additional LPs. If I keep earning full LPs then I really don't see why I would pay $30-$40 more on a $150 BE fare ticket just for the ability to get a flight credit if I need to cancel... Thanks in advance for your help.
Not sure why. I have data points of my wife, as Executive Platinum, not earning the full 11x times for Basic Economy. She even called to questions why, then was pointed to the info on the website, which matched what she got.
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Old Dec 28, 2023, 3:23 pm
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Ok, I figured it out. I got full miles and LPs because I was upgraded to first on both flights! My wife and son got the lower amount on the first trip (not upgraded) and then my son and I got full points on the return when we got upgraded and my wife did not. Very interesting!
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Old Dec 30, 2023, 2:46 pm
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Question re Aavantage dining:

Is there any limit to the number of visits per day? I want to keep the VIP status for next year and just realized I'd have to visit two establishments tomorrow 12/31.
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Old Dec 31, 2023, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by abdawson1
Question re Aavantage dining:

Is there any limit to the number of visits per day? I want to keep the VIP status for next year and just realized I'd have to visit two establishments tomorrow 12/31.
IIRC, I’ve done two in one day (different restaurants)
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Old Dec 31, 2023, 9:04 am
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I have never flown through MIA; I have a domestic trip I am wanting to book with a 59 minute layover in MIA (EYW->MIA->GSP). Presuming no delays, is this a reasonable amount of time for a layover at MIA?
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