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aadvantage award blunder . . . can we capitalize?

aadvantage award blunder . . . can we capitalize?

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Old Jun 6, 01, 2:04 pm
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aadvantage award blunder . . . can we capitalize?

hi, this is my first post so . . . be gentle.

whilst on aa.com i was looking through their aadvantage members area, specifically the "international hot spots" area under "using your miles on airlines". there i found an award from MIA to BBS (blackbush, england) with the code P35F. i called aadvantage to see what P35F is and they said it was a 35K mile award to south america, not the UK.

i understand that this may be a simple typo, seeing as how an award to the UK is almost twice as many miles. (not to mention that they don't even fly to blackbush, england BBS.)

in summary though, i thought i'd bring it up with you people and see if anyone can manage (a.k.a. extort) an award to england because of this error. as we saw with the united HKG and the $0 MEX hilton travelocity thing, anything is possible with you guys.

please let me know if anyone lucks out.

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Old Jun 6, 01, 2:13 pm
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I believe that "capacity controls" will readily get AA off the hook on this one.
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Old Jun 6, 01, 2:37 pm
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If it's not ethical or within the spirit of the airline's rules, don't even think about it. Let's take the high road here at FlyerTalk.
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Old Jun 6, 01, 3:03 pm
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I agree that it is a typo and we shouldn't take advantage of it because of a honest mistake.

I'm curious though, could it have been BSB which is Brasilia and is 35,000 accurate? If so, that is a pretty decent deal.
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Old Jun 6, 01, 4:01 pm
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My guess is that BBS should have been CCS: Caracas. A deal to CCS makes sense, anyway, since it's so close to the US compared to SCL and EZE.
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Old Jun 6, 01, 7:15 pm
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welcome oldskool. Good contribution for your first post. Keep it up
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Old Jun 6, 01, 7:48 pm
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You might want to post these types on the appropriate airline threads.
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Old Jun 7, 01, 11:23 am
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Welcome aboard!

As time goes by you'll see that most of us are happy to see newcomers and are willing to give them time to find out where the "appropriate" posting is.

Great first post, hope to see you again soon.

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Old Jun 7, 01, 3:51 pm
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Welcome aboard !

I'm a little curious - I travel to the UK most weeks but have never heard of Blackbush
I'm sure that there is a place of this name, and maybe even an airfield, but I doubt very much that there is an international hub at this location.
I'm open to correction here, but I think that this fish might be red
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Old Jun 7, 01, 4:08 pm
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Blackbush is a fairly decent Irish whiskey, is it not?
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Old Jun 7, 01, 8:37 pm
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Blackbush Airport.
A now defunct facility, the scene of the famous Bob Bylan concert in the 70's
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Old Jun 8, 01, 12:14 am
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I find it rather interesting that oldskool mentioned extorting something from the airline and no one said a word about it. My understanding was this was a place to learn how to maximize miles and get everything we are entitled to under the program, but extortion wasn't part of it.

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Old Jun 8, 01, 8:28 am
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Summerdawn: Good to have you here at FT. I do believe a few people mentioned not taking advantage of this mistake, perhaps it was to subtle though.
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Old Jun 8, 01, 11:58 am
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Old Jun 8, 01, 2:41 pm
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AA has always beeen good to me..I wouldn't dream of violating the rules..unless AA ok'ed it first. We have to draw a moral line here, so let's be fair.

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