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User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

Short one...

2 out of 3 flights, Transatlantic, AA gave me free upgrades. Getting Gold status is easy (Gold-Challenge) and then... there it is...

AA is always regarded sub-par... no way... Big grin


oppinions?


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User currently offlineNewyork355 From France, joined Jul 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

I'm happy for you, but these days it's so hard to get free international upgrades on the major carriers; especially if you are only the entry level elite status. This, in my opinion, was a string of good luck. I hope it lasts.

Sam



"No Way BA/AA"
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17003 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

I am Platinum on AA and fly across the pond a lot. But on JFK-LHR the problem isn't really that they don't want to upgrade me. There are very rarely free seats on the plane, especially in Biz/First.


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User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 807 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3436 times:
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nudelhirsch-

Chances are that they were really cabin rolls aka operational upgrades. That means that coach was oversold and they were in an oversale situation and they were able to upgrade elites just to try and get all the oversales on the plane.

AA 777
Matt



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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Yes you were very lucky. I know that now when you leave LHR and you want to upgrade you have to pay a luxury tax....also now if you dont buy a full fare coach ticket than on top of that luxury tax you have to pay $250 so you got very lucky

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17003 posts, RR: 67
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Yes you were very lucky. I know that now when you leave LHR and you want to upgrade you have to pay a luxury tax....also now if you dont buy a full fare coach ticket than on top of that luxury tax you have to pay $250 so you got very lucky

That is not for upgrades "at the gate".



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineMoman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

AA has always provided me good service as well. Got a free FC upgrade on my domestic flight last week; I was flying standby on an earlier flight and I guess they felt like accomodating me.

Moman



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User currently offlineSfointern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

AA has the most disgusting food in economy. Man, my salad has been brown the last, probably, 5 times I've flown them.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17003 posts, RR: 67
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

AA has the most disgusting food in economy. Man, my salad has been brown the last, probably, 5 times I've flown them.

The bread can be used as a bouncing ball. And those raising with the breakfast. YECH! What's wrong with Sun Maid?



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

AA has the most disgusting food in economy. Man, my salad has been brown the last, probably, 5 times I've flown them.

Totally disagree. The salads are, indeed, pretty stale. Not even that "vinagrette" dressing can help it. However, I just returned from LIM today and I had excellent meals on coach.

The bread can be used as a bouncing ball. And those raising with the breakfast. YECH! What's wrong with Sun Maid?

Again, agree on the bread. However, those raisins are excellent. Had mine and my daughter's bag as well. Nice, fresh, plump.
I think you meant to say "what's wrong with offering Sun Maid instead?". In any case, the ones they offer are fine.

Considering what I paid for my SFO-LIM round trip at Christmas time, I think the food was wonderful.

FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

The upgrades across the pond are very lucky indeed, not just because your gold, but because AA usually fills most Biz/First seats on their runs with full fare passengers willing to pay the money for that seat. I've flown ORD-LHR, ORD-BRU, STL-LGW, JFK-LHR, and ORD-FRA, and have had nothiing but great service and great food. AA really caters to the business traveller out of ORD and JFK on their pond flights.  Smile My next flight on AA across the pond is March 17th, AA#362 AUS-ORD, AA#86 ORD-LHR to visit my buddy at Oxford. Looking forward to it!!!

AA777jr


User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

AA777jr I am flying on AA that same day to LHR for Spring Break.....I may be put on the non-stop and I may be going through ORD....not sure yet...the school is doing it...half through ORD half non-stop....

User currently offlineOptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

What is the Gold-Challenge?

-Andrew


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9511 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Andrew;

The Gold and Platinum challenges are fast track to elite status. They are not widely publicized, but are useful to get status. You only have to do 5000 or 10000 miles in a 3 month period. However discount fares don't earn as many miles, while full fare does. It is a good way to change to AA if you want status, but don't want to wait a year of traveling 25000 miles before you get it. Here is a link someone posted on it a while back

http://members.shaw.ca/fewmiles/AA/recht/challenge.html



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