AA 500 mile certs on US Air

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  1. Juanefny

    Juanefny Silver Member

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    Quick question and I can't find the answer anywhere online. Do you earn 500 mile upgrade certificates when you fly US Air (operated and marketed) flights?
     
  2. jakem4800

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    Nope, you get complementary upgrades when you fly usair, and usair members have to pay $30/ each 500 miles of travel on AA
     
  3. Juanefny

    Juanefny Silver Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I understand that, but what I'm wondering is whether or not you earn 500 mile certs for future usage.
     
  4. timfrost

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    As far as I can tell (though this isn't the definitive answer you want), flights on US count towards the earned 500-mile stickers the same as flights and miles on any other carrier. The miles you fly should certainly count towards the 10000 miles for 4 stickers program that exists:

    If you are a Gold or Platinum member, you earn four 500-Mile Upgrades for every 10,000 qualifying miles flown during your membership year. The mileage counters that are used to determine the number of 500-Mile Upgrades earned are re-set to zero every March 1.

    Ergo, elite-qualifying miles on ANY carrier (including USAir) will qualify toward those upgrades.
     
  5. Pizzaman
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    I can say definitively that all US and any OW flights where you are crediting to AA count as mileage earned towards 500-mile upgrades.

    This was asked elsewhere on MP recently and I asked AA to confirm. They did.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks! I'll be taking my first us flight tomorrow night. Red eye from phx to phl :-/ thankfully I got upgraded yay!
     
  7. Abidjan

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    Did you get that upgrade?
     
  8. Juanefny

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    I got the upgrade on the flights yes. Don't think I will tomorrow on the way back though. As far as the miles being added to the 500 mile sticker count afaik they did.
     
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    I ended up voluntarily getting bumped and went through Dallas. Got upgraded dfw-Abq, got a $450 voucher and got here earlier since my original flight through phx got delayed. So all in all it was excellent.
     

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