I'm going to be roadtripping near the end of the month with a buddy but have to return home for a special event in my Dad's life basically the day after I leave (morning/early afternoon of 12/20) and then return to the journey (morning of 12/21).
Since I'm a Worldperks member -- and not too far from my first free ticket -- I'd like to pick up mileage especially since I'm anticipating paying through the nose (or at least the left nostril) for this.
I'm looking at either SFO-LAX or OAK-LAX... I'm turning up a good fare on both "real" AS flights SFO-LAX and codeshared AA flights SFO-LAX. Since AA is the only major US carrier I haven't flown--ever--it's appealing. But my question:
Since it isn't a real AS flight and AA, obviously, is not a Worldperks partner--one of the reasons I haven't flown AA--will I still be able to earn miles by virtue of the fact that it has an AS flight #?
It seems to me that the answer would be "Yes" but I'm not positive and I hate to make assumptions.
Also--would I check in with AS or AA at SFO (I'm assuming I'll find out the answer when I purchase the ticket, but just to be sure...)