us330
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First Class For Life On AA?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 11:36 am

I heard about this some time ago and it slipped my mind until tonight when one of my cousins who works for Morgan Stanley said something about being able to purchase first class for life on American Airlines for $140,000. Has anybody else heard/know more about this?
 
watewate
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 11:41 am

I doubt that. Check out the costs for a first-class fare for a long-haul, and you'll see why this is not possible. If it were only $140,000- AA would have shut its doors already. Heck, I'd kill to fly $140,000 for life... in COACH!
 
B747-437B
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 11:52 am

Yes, you can purchase a lifetime AAirpass, but the cost is somewhere in the millions, rather than just $140,000.

Call AA at 1-800-882-8880 and ask about the AAirpass program for details.
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ripcordd
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 11:57 am

yea US to Europe is about 10G rt first class
 
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Tue Apr 10, 2001 6:07 am

Actually......... about 30-40 years ago AA DID offer a lifetime pass for around $125,000- $150,000, in COACH though. The real reason why no one bough it was because the future of the airlines was so unsure at the time. No one knew how long they'd acutally be able to use to ticket for because some of the airlines were dropping or merging like flies!
 
vngd4me
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Tue Apr 10, 2001 8:27 am

Now if I could just win the lottery.  Big grin
 
boeing 747-311
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Tue Apr 10, 2001 8:49 am

I highly doubt this!
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ILOVEA340
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Tue Apr 10, 2001 9:54 am

if this is true and I was given 140G's to spend on what ever the hell I wanted it surely would be this.
 
tsully
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Tue Apr 10, 2001 3:21 pm

This reminds me of when a life time Red Carpet Club membership went for something like $200. Correct me if I'm off
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railmatt
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So How Much Is An AAirPass For Real?

Tue Apr 10, 2001 4:06 pm

How much is an AAirPass for real? I remember them being available for 1, 5, 10 years or a lifetime.

Are they automatically good for a confirmed First Class seat?

Surely there is someone on this board with access to SABRE to get that information.
 
wilcharl
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:35 am

Easier way to fly for free for life is to marry into an airline family or work for the airlines...  Smile
 
Matt D
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:48 am

What about short term passes? Do any of the airlines offer unlimited travel within-say a 4 day period for a flat fee?
 
watewate
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RE: First Class For Life On AA?

Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:53 am

Matt D,
CX offers All-Asia Pass for $1000 (or less) for unlimited travel to/from/within Asia fr 21 days. You can extend the duration of the pass before you leave.