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

Old Feb 26, 2024, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by MADPhil
WebFlyer gives 222 miles so there seems to be something fishy about AA's distance.
I'm not sure, that's kind of what I'm getting at. I would love an official AA source to know what they consider in and out. When posing the question to AA about GEG, this is the response I got for the airports that are within the valid 300-mile radius: PUW, LWS, ALW, YCG, PSC, EAT, PDT, YKM, FCA.
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 10:56 am
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Lounge access for elites flying to PVR

For a while during Covid AA temporarily allowed Admiral Club entry on flights to and from most airports in Mexico. Is this still the case?
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 11:02 am
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How to get AA Miles when flying QR

Please advise. I am about to book a roundtrip flight DFW-SIN on QR, booking it on QR's website. While booking, what do I need to do in order to get AA miles?
Thank you in advance!
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by KNW
For a while during Covid AA temporarily allowed Admiral Club entry on flights to and from most airports in Mexico. Is this still the case?
Yes, all international business class comes with Admirals Club access, as well as PLT, PLT Pro, and EXP's can access Admirals Clubs on any international flight regardless of class of service.
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by AAJetMan
Please advise. I am about to book a roundtrip flight DFW-SIN on QR, booking it on QR's website. While booking, what do I need to do in order to get AA miles?
Thank you in advance!
Just make sure your AA# is in the reservation. If you're logged in with a QR account then QR will automatically include your QR# and not let you change it. Similar to BA you have to act like you're making the booking for "someone else" but just fill in your details and your AA#.

As with most partner flights you will earn miles according to distance, so make sure to double check the eligible fare booking codes with the QR earning table at aa.com.
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
Just make sure your AA# is in the reservation. If you're logged in with a QR account then QR will automatically include your QR# and not let you change it. Similar to BA you have to act like you're making the booking for "someone else" but just fill in your details and your AA#.

As with most partner flights you will earn miles according to distance, so make sure to double check the eligible fare booking codes with the QR earning table at aa.com.
Good to know!!!! Thank you!
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 2:33 pm
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I have a three-segment itinerary next month that was booked with Alaska miles: the first and third segments booked into F and the second into Y (although it let me grab an MCE seat for free). If I check in online, will I be given an opportunity to buy up the second segment in to F? If so, only online or via the app too?
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by danger
Ah, that's it. I got muddled.

If I book a partner award reservation today for, say, 22 January 2025, can it be changed to a date beyond 22 January 2025 and beyond 26 February 2025 (12 months from today), or is the finite validity 12 months from original ticketing?
It seems validity is one year from the original ticketing date.

https://saleslink.aa.com/en-US/resou...-validity.html
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 11:05 pm
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Looking for a flight from LHR to PHX in Sept and it is half as much to buy a round-trip ticket ($900) as it is to buy a one-way for $1,700 (seems crazy to me). Is there any penalty if I buy a RT ticket and cancel the return?
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Old Feb 27, 2024, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by steamboatdevil
Looking for a flight from LHR to PHX in Sept and it is half as much to buy a round-trip ticket ($900) as it is to buy a one-way for $1,700 (seems crazy to me). Is there any penalty if I buy a RT ticket and cancel the return?
Generally speaking one-way fares to/from Europe have always been much more expensive than roundtrips. Been this way for years.

There's no penalty if you buy a roundtrip then cancel the return after you fly the outbound. You will not get a credit or have any value left on the ticket unless you rebook a similar return segment to Europe for some other date, but there is no penalty just to cancel it.

You can also put the return portion on a date way off in the future, then rather than cancelling it just monitor for a significant schedule change. If that happens then cancel it and put in a refund request and you might get the return fare portion refunded.
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Old Feb 28, 2024, 9:17 pm
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SWU on Qatar?

I have to travel DFW-DEL and the company TA options are pushing me towards Qatar DFW-DOH-DEL (QR730 on April 5 and QR 578 on April 6). Never been in the 350-1000 J offering, so it's tempting. I assume I can use my SWU on OW partners? I can't check availability on Expertflyer- didn't realize QR wasn't on the list...
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Old Feb 28, 2024, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Umrswimr
SWU on Qatar? ...I assume I can use my SWU on OW partners? I can't check availability on Expertflyer- didn't realize QR wasn't on the list...
Systemwide upgrades can only be used on American Airlines and British Airways.
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Old Feb 29, 2024, 7:26 am
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And am I reading this correctly? 7 available seats for SWU?

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Old Feb 29, 2024, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by Umrswimr
And am I reading this correctly? 7 available seats for SWU?

No, see the warning message across the top of the screen at Expertflyer. To see the true availability you must search segment by segment. So search just JFK-DEL and see what it says.
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Old Feb 29, 2024, 11:34 am
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Requested a Mileage Award upgrade (15k + $75) for a flight in April. When I called to put the request in, the agent said the upgrade request was noted and would be processed soon. No AA status.

When will my upgrade clear?
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