I've watched the discussion here and there recently about the domestic upgrade policy on AA. For clarification, when traveling in the domestic US, AAdvantage members can request an upgrade to first class. EXP members received an unlimited number of upgrades (space available), while Gold and Platinum members must earn or purchase 500-mile certificates to use for their upgrades. I'm curious what most people think of this policy. My opinion as an EXP is that I love it (compared to UA's policy of unlimited upgrades for all elites, for instance). I also preferred this policy when I was a Gold and Plat member. I like to sit up front, and didn't mind purchasing certificates to do so, even on short flights. Since some members that didn't see the value in this, it was easier for me to grab an upgrade booking tickets on short notice with AA vs. short notice on UA. Please vote and share your thoughts!