500 mile upgrades

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  1. chef4u
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    I will be losing my gold status this year [​IMG] and will still have 6 x 500 mile upgrades in my account. Without status, can I still use them?
     
  2. barelyelite
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    You'll only be able to use them on a full-fare ticket if you don't have status, and even then, you'll be behind all elites in terms of priority. The good thing is that they'll remain in your account should you re-attain status in the future--you don't just lose them.
     
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    If you will still be flying AA some, look at a Gold challenge starting after June 15. You can become Gold again, and it will last until Feb. 28, 2013. Your 500 mile upgrades will be usable again.
     
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    or if flying with an elite AA person, you can apply your 500 mile upgrades to the elite's flight, then in turn they can apply their 500 mile upgrades to your flight. I've done this numerous times, there seems to be a 50/50 mix of emotions from the ticket/gate agent, 50% are in the 'good move' camp, while 50% are in the 'PO'd camp'.
     
  5. chef4u
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    Thank you. I will keep that in mind.
     

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