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

Old Jun 11, 2024, 8:58 am
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I'm a QR OWS who is flying AA with my partner who has no status. Will my benefits extend to them provided we are on the same PNR? Cheers.
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Old Jun 11, 2024, 8:31 pm
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hi yall. looking to book a LHR CPH. since im only grabbing a backpack on this short trip im thinking about booking a BE fare on BA and crediting it to AA. does anyone know if AA will see the B fare and credit me at 2 p/d spend or as 5p/d spent before elite bonuses?
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Old Jun 11, 2024, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by junoooon
I'm a QR OWS who is flying AA with my partner who has no status. Will my benefits extend to them provided we are on the same PNR? Cheers.

​​​​​​​boarding group doesn't extend to other people on the PNR but "he/shes with me" usually works.
u get standard OWS benefits to access adm club when flying with any OW airline (+1 guest so u can bring her in)
as far as seat selection it should work as long as ur on same PNR.
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Old Jun 11, 2024, 11:16 pm
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Are status-based upgrades possible on short haul international flights (e.g. Central America?)
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 3:05 am
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Originally Posted by Whats The Points
Are status-based upgrades possible on short haul international flights (e.g. Central America?)
Yes. From AA.com:

*Upgrades on American are valid on American marketed and operated flights, within and between the U.S. (including Hawaii) and between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Central America (based on availability). Upgrades are valid from the Main Cabin or Premium Economy to the next class of service.

https://www.aa.com/web/i18n/aadvanta...l#compupgrades
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by ylc13
hi yall. looking to book a LHR CPH. since im only grabbing a backpack on this short trip im thinking about booking a BE fare on BA and crediting it to AA. does anyone know if AA will see the B fare and credit me at 2 p/d spend or as 5p/d spent before elite bonuses?
You earn 2 LP/$ on BA now for BE, just like AA.
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 7:57 am
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Trip Credit AA

Hi everyone,

can I use an unused US-Dollar trip credit for a flight originating in Europe (Germany) to the US via a BA feder flight to the UK (but on AA codeshare) FRA-LHR-CLT

I have seen no online option to redeem at check-out. Do I need to put the reservation on hold and the call the reservation hotline?
maybe they need to convert the currency manually?

thanks for your help!
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by FarmerFrank
Hi everyone,

can I use an unused trip credit for a flight originating in Europe (Germany) to the US via a BA feder flight to the UK (but on AA codeshare) FRA-LHR-CLT

I have seen no option to redeem at check-out. Do I need to put the reservation on hold and the call the reservation hotline?
maybe they need to convert the currency manually?

thanks for your help!
Yes put it on hold then call AA to apply the trip credit.
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
Yes put it on hold then call AA to apply the trip credit.
Thank you very much for your answer at the speed of light
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 7:40 pm
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My wife booked basic economy with her AA number and her account for the both of us, but she forgot to put my AA number in..
We understood the risks of basic economy but we have family emergency so had to cancel.
Her account shows flight credit for our tickets, but only half the price (we only got flight credit for her ticket)
Is this because she didnt' put my AA number before cancelling? I'm waiting in call queue to speak with a representative...but are we screwed for the other half..? Can I call to ask them link the ticket to my AA?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by while2burn
My wife booked basic economy with her AA number and her account for the both of us, but she forgot to put my AA number in..
We understood the risks of basic economy but we have family emergency so had to cancel.
Her account shows flight credit for our tickets, but only half the price (we only got flight credit for her ticket)
Is this because she didnt' put my AA number before cancelling? I'm waiting in call queue to speak with a representative...but are we screwed for the other half..? Can I call to ask them link the ticket to my AA?

Any help would be appreciated.
If your ticket was cancelled then the miles should have been returned to the account from which they were taken and the cash refunded to the original means of payment. You can access the PNR using your last name and the record locator and check that it is really cancelled if you haven't already reached an agent.
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by MADPhil
If your ticket was cancelled then the miles should have been returned to the account from which they were taken and the cash refunded to the original means of payment. You can access the PNR using your last name and the record locator and check that it is really cancelled if you haven't already reached an agent.
If this was a Basic Economy booking, then it would have been booked with cash. AA does not offer mileage redemptions in Basic Economy.
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Old Jun 13, 2024, 7:49 am
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For AAdvantage Business bookings, if the traveler is crediting to a partner airline, does that mean the account will not earn any bonus AAdvantage?

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Old Jun 13, 2024, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by while2burn
My wife booked basic economy with her AA number and her account for the both of us, but she forgot to put my AA number in..
We understood the risks of basic economy but we have family emergency so had to cancel.
Her account shows flight credit for our tickets, but only half the price (we only got flight credit for her ticket)
Is this because she didnt' put my AA number before cancelling? I'm waiting in call queue to speak with a representative...but are we screwed for the other half..? Can I call to ask them link the ticket to my AA?

Any help would be appreciated.
Im surprised any money was returned at all. Ive always thought Basic Economy flights are 100% non-refundable.
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Old Jun 13, 2024, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by WannaTheater
Im surprised any money was returned at all. Ive always thought Basic Economy flights are 100% non-refundable.
A recent change to the refundability of AA's Basic Economy fares for AAdvantage members:

"AAdvantage members can cancel Basic Economy fare tickets on or after January 17, 2024 and receive travel credit for a fee. To qualify, your AAdvantage number must be in your reservation before canceling. Your trip must also be on American marketed and operated flights within the 50 U.S. states and canceled on aa.com or the American app before the first flight departs. If the fee is more than the ticket price, travel credit will not be issued."
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