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Old Mar 12, 2024, 7:36 am
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 9:30 am
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Checked Baggage Question,

Flying basic economy from London to New York with American Airlines shortly and need to add a checked bag. Is this something that can be done during check in. Hopefully someone has some experience of this.

TIA
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by strudders
Checked Baggage Question,

Flying basic economy from London to New York with American Airlines shortly and need to add a checked bag. Is this something that can be done during check in. Hopefully someone has some experience of this.

TIA
This is no problem. Paying for bags in advance is not really an "American" thing like it is in Europe and other parts of the world.
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 12:19 pm
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Need physical card for AA dining?

Hola couldnít find a thread on AA Dining portal but noticing last few visits over past month arenít posting. I remember learning that mobile wallet may show as a different card number with merchants, does this mean your physical credit cardís required?
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Whats The Points
Hola couldnít find a thread on AA Dining portal but noticing last few visits over past month arenít posting. I remember learning that mobile wallet may show as a different card number with merchants, does this mean your physical credit cardís required?
Yep.
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
Yes ExpertFlyer is the best/easiest way to search for SWU space. You must have a paid account.

Once you sign in, you search using the "Awards and Upgrades" function, and you must search segment by segment. You need C space to upgrade from economy to business.
So if I want to check AUS-CDG on a date I need to check AUS-DFW, DFW-CDG; AUS-PHL, PHL-CDG; Ö individually and ignore AUS-CDG search results?
Are there less easy ways to search for upgrade inventory?
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyGirl001
So if I want to check AUS-CDG on a date I need to check AUS-DFW, DFW-CDG; AUS-PHL, PHL-CDG; Ö individually and ignore AUS-CDG search results?
Are there less easy ways to search for upgrade inventory?
That is correct. The long haul flight is all you really care about so there's no need to worry with searching the AUS-DFW/PHL segments, just the DFW-CDG, PHL-CDG, etc.

If you search just AUS-CDG you will likely see C7 on both the AUS-DFW and DFW-CDG segments but this is a false positive, not really bookable. You must search segment by segment to see the true upgrade space.

The alternative to EF is just searching aa.com, but this is also glitchy and littered with false positives. You will search AUS-CDG and it will say SWU available only you click on the flights and it will be available for AUS-DFW but not DFW-CDG.

EF is the easiest and most accurate, it doesn't take long to cover a lot of ground.
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 6:42 pm
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I used 2 systemwides to clear my father and his new wife from ORD-PHL-DOH. They continue from Doha to Bangkok on Qatar in economy. They have NO OneWorld Status or maybe my father has the first level since he has one of their credit cards, either a 0 or 95 dollar fee one. Will they get lounge access in all 3 cities? None? I've never had to ask this because normally the systemwides are most often for me or me plus family/friends with me, as would make sense... Thanks!
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Carolina2Cali
I used 2 systemwides to clear my father and his new wife from ORD-PHL-DOH. They continue from Doha to Bangkok on Qatar in economy. They have NO OneWorld Status or maybe my father has the first level since he has one of their credit cards, either a 0 or 95 dollar fee one. Will they get lounge access in all 3 cities? None? I've never had to ask this because normally the systemwides are most often for me or me plus family/friends with me, as would make sense... Thanks!
They would have no lounge access in DOH.
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Old Mar 12, 2024, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Carolina2Cali
I used 2 systemwides to clear my father and his new wife from ORD-PHL-DOH. They continue from Doha to Bangkok on Qatar in economy. They have NO OneWorld Status or maybe my father has the first level since he has one of their credit cards, either a 0 or 95 dollar fee one. Will they get lounge access in all 3 cities? None? I've never had to ask this because normally the systemwides are most often for me or me plus family/friends with me, as would make sense... Thanks!
They can use the Flagship Lounge at ORD, any of the Admirals Clubs at PHL, but no access at DOH as noted above. I believe QR sells access to some of its lounges for Y pax if they are interested in paying to access a lounge in DOH.
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 4:32 am
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Odd question that I am pretty certain I know the answer to, just seeking clarification, is it possible for individual people to check in for a flight even though they are all on the same PNR?
As in can my friend who is on the same ticket as me check his bag and get his ticket, then 20 minutes later I too check my bag, and get my ticket? Or does everybody on the PNR need to be present at check in?
I would assume the answer is no purely because Iíve never needed to do this before, but am curious if anybody has insight into this? Thanks!
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by AaronS123
Odd question that I am pretty certain I know the answer to, just seeking clarification, is it possible for individual people to check in for a flight even though they are all on the same PNR?
As in can my friend who is on the same ticket as me check his bag and get his ticket, then 20 minutes later I too check my bag, and get my ticket? Or does everybody on the PNR need to be present at check in?
I would assume the answer is no purely because Iíve never needed to do this before, but am curious if anybody has insight into this? Thanks!
I don't believe you can check in separately, but you can see an agent at the airport for bag drop and boarding pass separately.
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 12:12 pm
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How are the AA miles earnings calculated for AA (or BA) flights, when the ticket is issued by different oneworld airline (QR, QF, etc.)?

Is it ticket price based (and yes, how does AA pull the relevant prices?) or is it distance & fare class based?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Perisai
How are the AA miles earnings calculated for AA (or BA) flights, when the ticket is issued by different oneworld airline (QR, QF, etc.)?

Is it ticket price based (and yes, how does AA pull the relevant prices?) or is it distance & fare class based?

Thanks in advance!
Depends on which airline, what month you fly, and what fare code... check the one you're considering here:
https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...r-airlines.jsp
Also someone made a website called LP Calculator which can be helpful
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by AaronS123
Odd question that I am pretty certain I know the answer to, just seeking clarification, is it possible for individual people to check in for a flight even though they are all on the same PNR?
As in can my friend who is on the same ticket as me check his bag and get his ticket, then 20 minutes later I too check my bag, and get my ticket? Or does everybody on the PNR need to be present at check in?
I would assume the answer is no purely because Iíve never needed to do this before, but am curious if anybody has insight into this? Thanks!
Check in online, drop baggage separately, ask for a ticket reprint if you need one. If the desk agent doesn't like this plan, well, at least one of you will only have to wait 20 minutes.
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