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

Old May 1, 2024, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by michael1023
ah ok. I will try at check in next week. i assume the price depends on the route, seasonality, loads, etc. what would be a fair price for an LGA-Miami flight next week, say maybe 30 per person? or am I dreaming...
I'll have to let some other FTer weigh in on that. As an AAdvantage Gold member, I automatically get Boarding Group 4 when traveling in Economy, so I've never had to investigate buying up to it.
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Old May 1, 2024, 1:00 pm
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AA can’t see my BA status…

I’m British Airways silver, but when I enter my BA number when booking a flight on AA, I don’t get the expected free Main Cabin Extra seat selection on AA.

AA confirms they don’t see any status associated with my BA number and points me to BA to resolve it, but BA says everything looks good on their end and points me back to AA.

My question is: Is there any way I can force BA and AA to somehow troubleshoot this together? Both ends say they can’t do that, which boggles the mind as they’re partner airlines and presumably collaborate in myriad other ways.
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Old May 1, 2024, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jaslmdm
I’m British Airways silver, but when I enter my BA number when booking a flight on AA, I don’t get the expected free Main Cabin Extra seat selection on AA.

AA confirms they don’t see any status associated with my BA number and points me to BA to resolve it, but BA says everything looks good on their end and points me back to AA.

My question is: Is there any way I can force BA and AA to somehow troubleshoot this together? Both ends say they can’t do that, which boggles the mind as they’re partner airlines and presumably collaborate in myriad other ways.
How long ago did you achieve Silver status? Sometimes it can take a few days to fully flow through all the systems.
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Old May 1, 2024, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
How long ago did you achieve Silver status? Sometimes it can take a few days to fully flow through all the systems.
It’s been a week now. Someone PM’d and suggested to double-check that my DOB was included on my BA account. It wasn’t, and I’m wondering if that was an issue.
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Old May 1, 2024, 6:12 pm
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Not really a newbie but I can not find on AA.com the elite benefit chart for AA and partner airlines. I am an AA Gold and looking for benefits for British Air.
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Old May 1, 2024, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by rkh29
Not really a newbie but I can not find on AA.com the elite benefit chart for AA and partner airlines. I am an AA Gold and looking for benefits for British Air.
I think that you need to look at the oneworld Ruby benefits chart. AA elites enjoy some additional benefits on AS, but not on other oneworld airlines, AFAIK.

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Old May 1, 2024, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by rkh29
Not really a newbie but I can not find on AA.com the elite benefit chart for AA and partner airlines.
oneworld® airline partners - AAdvantage® benefits
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Old May 2, 2024, 4:38 am
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AA flight cancelled. Rebooked flight undesirable

Flight BCN JFK cancelled. Rebooked BCN ORD JFK okay but got moved to middle seat in PE instead of aisle seat PE. Want to rebook BCN LHR JFK in BA PE. Agent unhelpful. Before I call again, should I be able to choose this BA option? I am Plt Pro if that makes any difference. Thanks so much. (I did try searching but I am not good at that, sorry.)
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Old May 2, 2024, 5:01 am
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Originally Posted by Cali Rob
Flight BCN JFK cancelled. Rebooked BCN ORD JFK okay but got moved to middle seat in PE instead of aisle seat PE. Want to rebook BCN LHR JFK in BA PE. Agent unhelpful. Before I call again, should I be able to choose this BA option? I am Plt Pro if that makes any difference. Thanks so much. (I did try searching but I am not good at that, sorry.)
It all depends if this was an award ticket or a paid ticket.

If a paid ticket then yes, it should be possible to switch to BCN-LHR-JFK. Call again, tell them your flight was cancelled and ask specifically for those flights. It will help tremendously if you ask for the AA codeshare flight numbers.

But if this is an award ticket then AA cannot force partners to open up award space. So it's not possible unless BA happens to have award space open on those flights. If there are better AA metal flight options via MIA or some other gateway then you can always ask for those. Alternatively you can ask to be moved to a nearby flight such as MAD or CDG to JFK, etc.

Also the above assumes that this is a schedule change in advance cancelation. But if this is a day of departure irrops cancelation (i.e. your flight is today or tomorrow) then your rebooking options are anything in PE that has seats available regardless of award space or not.
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Old May 2, 2024, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
It all depends if this was an award ticket or a paid ticket.

If a paid ticket then yes, it should be possible to switch to BCN-LHR-JFK. Call again, tell them your flight was cancelled and ask specifically for those flights. It will help tremendously if you ask for the AA codeshare flight numbers.

But if this is an award ticket then AA cannot force partners to open up award space. So it's not possible unless BA happens to have award space open on those flights. If there are better AA metal flight options via MIA or some other gateway then you can always ask for those. Alternatively you can ask to be moved to a nearby flight such as MAD or CDG to JFK, etc.

Also the above assumes that this is a schedule change in advance cancelation. But if this is a day of departure irrops cancelation (i.e. your flight is today or tomorrow) then your rebooking options are anything in PE that has seats available regardless of award space or not.
Thank you for this. It is very helpful. Yes, this is a paid ticket in the future. Again, thanks!
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Old May 2, 2024, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by Cali Rob
Thank you for this. It is very helpful. Yes, this is a paid ticket in the future. Again, thanks!
Then it shouldn't be any problem. Research the AA codeshare flight numbers and ask specifically for those.
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Old May 2, 2024, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by guv1976
I'll have to let some other FTer weigh in on that. As an AAdvantage Gold member, I automatically get Boarding Group 4 when traveling in Economy, so I've never had to investigate buying up to it.
ok thanks. bumping...does anyone else maybe know the boarding early cost when checking in before a flight? i guess a rough estimate is appreciated.
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Old May 2, 2024, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
Then it shouldn't be any problem. Research the AA codeshare flight numbers and ask specifically for those.
I got the exact flights I asked for, no negativity from agent. Done in 3 minutes. Thanks again and have a great day!
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Old May 2, 2024, 6:20 pm
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Can someone help me understand why this set of flights is available when paying cash, but not as an award? Individually, each segment has availability as separate awards.

(Screenshot below when searching paid options)



Yes, I realize there are scheduled nonstops (to EWR and JFK) a few hours after.
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Old May 3, 2024, 11:06 am
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There are exceptions — or at least there used to be — for flight between apps and 2am. Think the west coast red eyes


Originally Posted by Uzzar
I think they are asking about Same Day Confirmed change. In my experience the answer is no, you cannot SDFC to the previous day, even if the flight leaves at 12:20am.
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