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

Old May 8, 2024, 11:14 am
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United put me on an AA flight after mine was delayed. Very good experience. We are now trying to find the AA ticket number for mileage credit. All I have is a picture of boarding pass. And record locator number.

Iíve searched but I see no emails from United or AA that day. It was a bit chaotic. Where or how can I find an AA ticket number for a completed flight?
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Old May 8, 2024, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by zitsky
United put me on an AA flight after mine was delayed. Very good experience. We are now trying to find the AA ticket number for mileage credit. All I have is a picture of boarding pass. And record locator number.

Iíve searched but I see no emails from United or AA that day. It was a bit chaotic. Where or how can I find an AA ticket number for a completed flight?
I am looking at my UA boarding pass, at the bottom left it says eTicket 016xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I imagine AA has something similar, I don't recall with first three numbers are, maybe 014, but pretty much for sure starts with a zero.

That would be the confirmation number, and it should be in your email as well. Email when the ticket was ticketed.
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Old May 8, 2024, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by zitsky
United put me on an AA flight after mine was delayed. Very good experience. We are now trying to find the AA ticket number for mileage credit. All I have is a picture of boarding pass. And record locator number.

Iíve searched but I see no emails from United or AA that day. It was a bit chaotic. Where or how can I find an AA ticket number for a completed flight?
AA ticket numbers all begin with "001"; but you don't necessarily have an AA ticket number. UA can issue tickets on their own stock for travel on another carrier. So you might have an "016" ticket for travel on AA.
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Old May 9, 2024, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by EmailKid
I am looking at my UA boarding pass, at the bottom left it says eTicket 016xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I imagine AA has something similar, I don't recall with first three numbers are, maybe 014, but pretty much for sure starts with a zero.

That would be the confirmation number, and it should be in your email as well. Email when the ticket was ticketed.
Iíve searched email but have not found anything about our flight change. What would the subject line be? I took pictures of our boarding passes.

Anyway it seems there is no AA ticket number just UA.
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Old May 9, 2024, 3:49 am
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Flying back home from Australia in business class via AA. I noticed Qantas/ AA has multiple flights from AUS to USA on an A380 and would give me a maybe once in a lifetime flight on the Double Decker plane. I finished out last year as EXP with just over 500k loyalty points. Domestically i'm used to the upgrades to first clearing on most my routes.
Will my AA status get me an comp upgrade on a QF flight? Is it even possible to go from business to first via complementary upgrade? The experience I seen on a few video reviews of the first cabin and i'm very interested in the experience.
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Old May 9, 2024, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by TwoEightZero
Flying back home from Australia in business class via AA. I noticed Qantas/ AA has multiple flights from AUS to USA on an A380 and would give me a maybe once in a lifetime flight on the Double Decker plane. I finished out last year as EXP with just over 500k loyalty points. Domestically i'm used to the upgrades to first clearing on most my routes.
Will my AA status get me an comp upgrade on a QF flight? Is it even possible to go from business to first via complementary upgrade? The experience I seen on a few video reviews of the first cabin and i'm very interested in the experience.
No, your AA statsus will not get you comp upgrades on QF flights. It will not even get you comp upgrades on long haul AA flights. If you want to be in First or Business class on QF then you need to pay for it.
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Old May 9, 2024, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by zitsky
Iíve searched email but have not found anything about our flight change. What would the subject line be? I took pictures of our boarding passes.

Anyway it seems there is no AA ticket number just UA.
If UA ticketed you on an AA flight, then you need to submit the UA ticket number to AA to get credit for your AA flight.
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Old May 9, 2024, 12:55 pm
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Question unrelated to AA specifically, but I'll try it here: Wife and I are both Pre-Check and mom is coming with us on a trip this summer. She doesn't have any KTN or status, but I'm EP and we're all on the same PNR.

Mom is handicapped (wheelchair for this trip, walker most of the time), and hasn't flown in ages, so I'm wondering if there are any options available to us to get her in a priority line while we do pre-check, or to get us all through together in one way or another apart from the common line? I'm not sure what the procedures are for folks who need extra help.

Wife and I are so accustomed to breezing through, it's been a long time since I had to navigate other options.
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Old May 9, 2024, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeFT
Question unrelated to AA specifically, but I'll try it here: Wife and I are both Pre-Check and mom is coming with us on a trip this summer. She doesn't have any KTN or status, but I'm EP and we're all on the same PNR.

Mom is handicapped (wheelchair for this trip, walker most of the time), and hasn't flown in ages, so I'm wondering if there are any options available to us to get her in a priority line while we do pre-check, or to get us all through together in one way or another apart from the common line? I'm not sure what the procedures are for folks who need extra help.

Wife and I are so accustomed to breezing through, it's been a long time since I had to navigate other options.
We have a thread discussing that topic in the Trusted Travelers forum:I'll just add that senior citizens 75 years or older often receive the PreCheck designation without being enrolled in one of the Trusted Travelers programs.
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Old May 12, 2024, 12:24 pm
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I have a flight from LAX-JFK on Flagship first (A321T) in October, will that seat be available in October? I know that AA is slowly getting rid of the A321T Flagship First, would this affect my flight? I canít find too much information on timelines and routes affected


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Old May 12, 2024, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Grubman1234
I have a flight from LAX-JFK on Flagship first (A321T) in October, will that seat be available in October? I know that AA is slowly getting rid of the A321T Flagship First, would this affect my flight? I canít find too much information on timelines and routes affected


Thanks
So far, only one A321T has been converted to standard A321 20/170 Oasis configuration; it's a prototype for getting regulatory approval. No additional A321Ts will be reconfigured until deliveries of the A321XLRs commence sometime in 2025 (source).
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Old May 12, 2024, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA884
So far, only one A321T has been converted to standard A321 20/170 Oasis configuration; it's a prototype for getting regulatory approval. No additional A321Ts will be reconfigured until deliveries of the A321XLRs commence sometime in 2025 (source).
Thatís good news! Thanks for providing that link it was very helpful, I am glad to be able to try Flagship First

thanks again
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Old May 13, 2024, 5:03 am
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Looking for HELP to use an American Airlines systemwide upgrade code that I recieved from Alaska Airlines in April.

I would like to use it for my wife, who I have three flights left to book for the year, all on specific dates of course.....

Obviously, the direct routes I'm looking at have no upgrade space avaliable. So I'm here looking for a repositioning that I may have not thought of. Any ideas are appriciated.

First, 7/28/24 IST-DFW - Would prefer only one layover, or will just book the Turkish direct flight.
Second, 9/23/24 DFW-FLR - Have seems like the direct DFW-FCO-FLR is the no brainer, but I haven't found another good repositioning route with upgrade space available.
Third, 9/30/24 FLR-DFW - The return of above.

I don't fly to Europe, so I'm sure I could be missing a good route, but I also don't have a lot of hope that AA will have any upgrade space for these dates.

May try to squeeze in a South America trip this winter and try to use it on that, if I can't use it by then.

I have an alert in Expert Flyer set for a few of these routes in the rare hope that an upgrade seat opens up.
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Old May 14, 2024, 8:00 am
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Is this the right place to ask this question? Flying from JNB-BOS on AA ticket stock operated by QR. I would love to upgrade the 2 legs using Avios, but I do not know if this is possible. I know I can't use my AA miles. Any suggestions?
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Old May 14, 2024, 9:14 am
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G'day...longtime DL elite, first-time AA elite due to some weird flying patterns in the last 6 months. I am PP now and en route to EP. My question, which I couldn't find an answer to in the forums or on the AA website, is about upgrading international itineraries with miles. Is it possible to buy a Y fare for say a flight BOS-ATH, and then use miles to upgrade to J. The AA website just takes you directly to award search. Thanks for any info.
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