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User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

I use $40 Upgrades from AA.com for all my travels within the 50-states. This is pretty good because all you do is purchase the full-fare Y class ticket (1/2 the price of business/first) and then upgrade for $40. Does AA have anything like this for international travel? I could see them having something like $100 upgrades to biz, and then you need an additional $100 coupon for economy-first (two total).

So is there anything for int'l?

Aq737

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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

No Upgrades are permitted with the "electronic sticker" program.

User currently offlineHpa318 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

That's $40.00 per 500 mile segment not $40.00 anywhere to be exact...and that only on line if youre adv gold /plat/explat.....at the ato its more.

User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Actually, upgrade stickers are only usable for elites. And elites traveling on Y or B fares can upgrade for free at their window (IOW, you request an upgrade as you normally would with stickers, but when the upgrade clears, nothing is deducted from your account).

I like AA, but, as a mainly domestic flyer, I found my wife and I were spending just way too much on upgrades. It's cheaper for us to be elites on NW, where domestic upgrades are free, and just pay the Y fare+miles for any international upgrades (since we're pretty much limited to one int'l vacation per year).

Steve


User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Ok, I'm logged into my passenger service manual just to verify...

AAdvantage members who are not elite (regular AAdvantage), but however have purchased a full fare ticket (Y class only!) are entitled to upgrades also at $55.00 per 500 miles (it may have been lowered to $50.00- the manual is not updated with the newest UPG changes), no discounts if you purchase online, etc. No companion upgrades either.

Elite members, now including Gold and Platinum, can get complementary upgrades on full fare Y or B (before it was only Executive Platinum). Purchasing anywhere else other than online is standard pricing ($50/500 miles).


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Wow...something I never knew. Of course, flying on Y fares is typically big bucks! (and, on many routes, the same price as domestic F)

Steve


User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

You could trade for (or buy on eBAY) a VIPOW for international 1-class upgrade. It's against the rules, but people still do it.

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