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Today, 7:17 am
Replies: 206
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New data point: Paid $600 for standard coach...

New data point:
Paid $600 for standard coach PHL-MCI RT.

Got offered the "generous" upgrade option of $1459 PHL-MCI and $179 MCI-PHL. Or...just $1459 one way for either leg (IOW, can't stay in...
Sep 19, 19, 6:20 am
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By PHL

Earnings vary from one partner to the next when...

Earnings vary from one partner to the next when not booking it as an AA flight number. Double check your calculations based on the respective airline earning chart if your flights are using their...
Sep 19, 19, 6:13 am
Replies: 44
Views: 8,008
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If you find that >50% of the passengers on the...

If you find that >50% of the passengers on the flight board in group 9 with you, that is a majority of pax in BE. The only reason they offer it at all is to compete with Spirit who also flies nonstop...
Sep 16, 19, 4:17 am
Replies: 206
Views: 35,227
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Traveling Thanksgiving morning PHL-CLT with my SO...

Traveling Thanksgiving morning PHL-CLT with my SO and teenager. We’re both Plat, though she just got it through a promo and has $0 EQD/0 EQM right now.

We’re on separate PNRs and both got offered...
Sep 14, 19, 9:45 am
Replies: 317
Views: 54,087
Posted By PHL

The way I read it the first time, and the way...

The way I read it the first time, and the way it's printed, make it pretty clear to me. My SO, who is not a frequent traveler, also interpreted it as it's intended.

Register before you travel,...
Sep 14, 19, 7:23 am
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Posted By PHL

Register by 9/25, Fly the required miles by...

Register by 9/25, Fly the required miles by 12/13.
Sep 13, 19, 7:27 am
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Views: 54,087
Posted By PHL

AA giving away plat and platpro

My SO, who flies AA maybe once per year, if that. Otherwise she’s on BA or AY, but still once per year.

Yet she got this lovely offer in the mail. It’s timely because she’s about to take a...
Sep 13, 19, 7:22 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,436
Posted By PHL

I paid. On to this route, if I buy closer to...

I paid. On to this route, if I buy closer to trip dates it costs $180 more for the return leg of the round trip segment to go from Y to F.

I did not ring the call button. I just found it unusual...
Sep 12, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,436
Posted By PHL

A319 FA disappears after meal service for 40 minutes

I’ve never seen this before. Sitting in F on a midcon A319 route, as soon as the lone F FA cleans up the meals and heads to the back...never to be see again until we’re near final. It was a good 40...
Sep 11, 19, 5:38 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 8,008
Posted By PHL

If you checked in and there were still standard...

If you checked in and there were still standard coach seats, then you got exactly what you paid for. This is the downside to booking BE, aside from the reduced miles/points earnings, no upgrades, no...
Sep 11, 19, 5:32 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 13,700
Posted By PHL

That's a lot of bad luck to have so many...

That's a lot of bad luck to have so many mechanicals. In my past 3 years of almost weekly flying, I can't recall a single mechanical cancelation. But I'm just one passenger with one data point. ...
Sep 10, 19, 4:02 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By PHL

Sometimes, though a route like LHR-LAX will...

Sometimes, though a route like LHR-LAX will probably have slim options for such an offer.
...
Sep 7, 19, 7:09 am
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By PHL

I find on the 8 seat A319, F is routinely sold...

I find on the 8 seat A319, F is routinely sold out days in advance on my routes. Not so much with planes where the cabin has 12+. But it does seem that AA has been experimenting with offering...
Sep 7, 19, 6:51 am
Replies: 101
Views: 12,062
Posted By PHL

The funny thing is that the early LUS (Legacy US...

The funny thing is that the early LUS (Legacy US Airways) planes were delivered with in seat power (the Empower outlets requiring you own an adaptor, which at the time was the norm....). They also...
Sep 3, 19, 7:03 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By PHL

Maybe a newbie, helped by his veteran colleague. ...

Maybe a newbie, helped by his veteran colleague. Chalk it up to poor training on AA's part. Going for great.....
Sep 3, 19, 6:59 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,571
Posted By PHL

Alcoholic beverage service in F vs MCE

First, Business and Main Cabin Extra all share a common benefit - complimentary alcoholic beverages. This includes beer, wine and spirits. This published benefit doesn't appear to differ any of...
Sep 3, 19, 6:41 pm
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Views: 164,745
Posted By PHL

BE, and any other type of ticket, are not subject...

BE, and any other type of ticket, are not subject to the stringent change restrictions when a flight in your itinerary is canceled or there are IRROPS due to severe weather events.
Aug 29, 19, 2:29 pm
Replies: 1,181
Views: 164,745
Posted By PHL

Non-elite friend bought BE, and then later paid...

Non-elite friend bought BE, and then later paid to get a MCE seat. His boarding pass (flight tomorrow) still has him in group 9.

The benefits...
Aug 28, 19, 11:56 am
Replies: 101
Views: 12,062
Posted By PHL

It only appears to be on the schedule 11/3 -...

It only appears to be on the schedule 11/3 - 11/20. Then nothing after that.
Aug 27, 19, 8:45 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By PHL

AA isn't unlike any other airline. Award seats...

AA isn't unlike any other airline. Award seats are capacity controlled. This means that if they think they can sell the seats, then they won't release them for sAAver award redemption. It's all based...
Aug 26, 19, 3:41 pm
Replies: 1,181
Views: 164,745
Posted By PHL

You're stuck with what they assign, which will...

You're stuck with what they assign, which will assuredly be something in the rear, possibly even a middle seat if there are still many unassigned seats. You cannot change your seat, even to another...
Aug 8, 19, 3:04 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 35,227
Posted By PHL

There is nothing horrifying about this. AA is...

There is nothing horrifying about this. AA is tryin to offer an upcharge to F, for a *little* bit less than what a normal fare would cost. They're not offering it at bargain basement "TOD" type...
Aug 8, 19, 6:38 am
Replies: 155
Views: 10,421
Posted By PHL

Despite running it for 6 years ex-PHL, when they...

Despite running it for 6 years ex-PHL, when they canceled it Parker said it was never a money maker, and lost $20M in the final year. I would think East coast - TLV would still be a better option...
Aug 7, 19, 6:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By PHL

Are you actually finding availability for the...

Are you actually finding availability for the specific flights you want at 140,000 points roundtrip? Even so, if the fees are $2700 and your'e finding a business class roundtrip for ~$3000, then I...
Aug 6, 19, 7:14 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By PHL

If your flight is more than 24 hours out, you can...

If your flight is more than 24 hours out, you can pre-order your meal choice, or choose from special meals. Kids is a choice, but the web site indicates it's suited for 2-5 year olds. Not sure how...
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