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

Old May 23, 2024, 10:18 am
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Thank you very much for the quick response.
Kind of what I thought - good to have validation, now I need to make some decisions. Appreciate it.
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Old May 23, 2024, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by tasnam
Thank you very much for the quick response.
Kind of what I thought - good to have validation, now I need to make some decisions. Appreciate it.
You're welcome. Unfortunately, there is no one perfect FFP; you just have to research the options, and select the one that best suits your travel patterns and needs.
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Old May 24, 2024, 10:11 am
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Miles (LPs) earned on AS

Looking for a calculation check on how many LPs I can expect to earn on the following ticket booked through Alaska (AS), crediting to AA as an AA PLAT:
Route: SEA-ORD-CMH
Fare Class: D (First/Business - 100% Distance Flown + 50% cabin bonus)
AA PLAT Bonus: 60%

Route Info (Distance Flown):
SEA-ORD: 1,715 miles
ORD-CMH: 295 miles
Total: 2,010 miles flown

My calculation:
Base Fare/Cabin: 2,010 miles * 1.5 = 3,015
Elite Bonus: 2,010 * 0.6 = 1,206
Total: 4,221 LPs

Is this correct? This will be the first time I've credited a partner flight to AA under the new LP system and am in the middle of a challenge and want to ensure I'm tracking correctly for to thresholds needed for each phase.
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Old May 24, 2024, 10:23 am
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You might be off by 3. The tool that I use (along with a lot of other folks) is lpcalculator.com. It is usually close to correct (within a few LP).
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Old May 24, 2024, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by catmndu
You might be off by 3. The tool that I use (along with a lot of other folks) is lpcalculator.com. It is usually close to correct (within a few LP).
Thanks. Using that tool it looks like I'm in the ballpark (within 20 LPs) which is within my goal/acceptable range for estimation .
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Old May 24, 2024, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by catmndu
You might be off by 3. The tool that I use (along with a lot of other folks) is lpcalculator.com. It is usually close to correct (within a few LP).
Originally Posted by ATOBTTR
Thanks. Using that tool it looks like I'm in the ballpark (within 20 LPs) which is within my goal/acceptable range for estimation .
I often find that it's due to the distance being different by a mile or two. Looking at a few past postings, gcmap.com gives a different distance about half the time, and it's off by one mile at most.
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Old May 25, 2024, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by S80
I often find that it's due to the distance being different by a mile or two. Looking at a few past postings, gcmap.com gives a different distance about half the time, and it's off by one mile at most.
And within the risk free window SEA-PHX-CMH dropped in fare and was $40 cheaper then my original flight and will yield about 1600 more LPs per the LP Calculator.
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Old May 25, 2024, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by S80
I often find that it's due to the distance being different by a mile or two. Looking at a few past postings, gcmap.com gives a different distance about half the time, and it's off by one mile at most.
And within the risk free window SEA-PHX-CMH dropped in fare and was $40 cheaper then my original flight and will let about 1600 more LPs per the LP Calculator.
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Old May 25, 2024, 5:56 pm
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Can I use miles/swu to upgrade a flight from the Barclays aviator companion certificate?
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Old May 26, 2024, 8:25 am
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I have a question. I booked some flights with AA. I selected First and it came up that some flights are in Main Cabin. Luckily only short flights like 1h or so. Seems to be an issue with the booking system when using european AA websites. Is there a way as an AY+ member to upgrade later to First?
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Old May 26, 2024, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Kusi
I have a question. I booked some flights with AA. I selected First and it came up that some flights are in Main Cabin. Luckily only short flights like 1h or so. Seems to be an issue with the booking system when using european AA websites. Is there a way as an AY+ member to upgrade later to First?
Are you sure F is offered on the segments where you were booked into Main Cabin?
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Old May 26, 2024, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by TOMFORD
Can I use miles/swu to upgrade a flight from the Barclays aviator companion certificate?
I dont think so, but I havent looked at the T&Cs in a while. I do know that complimentary UDUs are offered, as my son and I used a Barclays cert last summer and were upgraded. But Im not sure that the UDUs are supposed to be offered.

You may want to check out this thread generally (and this post specifically): https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/35637668-post321.html
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Old May 27, 2024, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by CMTinPHL
Are you sure F is offered on the segments where you were booked into Main Cabin?
Yes they do. I checked it. It seems again a problem with any European websites compared to the US/UK website. They work completly different.
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Old May 27, 2024, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
The maximum number of pax you can put on one PNR at aa.com is 9, so that is where this limitation comes from.

If you book 9 pax on one PNR and another pax on a separate PNR, I truly have no idea if you would be able to just call AA and have an agent move that pax into a MCE/preferred seat next to you for no charge. If this were not a BE fare then I would think so, but I'm not

book separate PNRs and the call AAa and they will assign MCE

rd.
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Old Jun 1, 2024, 6:22 pm
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It's been a long time since I've flown on the 2-class 777 (specifically the 772_B that operates JFK-LHR and v.v.)...

I'm flying later this autumn on AA106 (but coming back on the 77W, on a different routing).

Which boarding door is used for business class? Seat Guru shows only the forward door, in front of Row 1. I am surprised that the [missing] Row 6 door is not used. Is this aircraft actually boarded entirely from the very front by the cockpit?

Thanks in advance.
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