I'm asking this question here because I'd prefer the opinions of those more likely to be familiar with AA domestic F (in all its glory <grin>) instead of the WN flyers who have experienced VX. I applied for and received Elevate Gold status as a match, and I have travel planned from DFW to SFO in January and February. Elevate Gold gives me automatic access to Main Cabin Express seats (incl. exit row on an A320) on VX and potential upgrades to Main Cabin Select (38" pitch, free food/drink/entertainment), but not VX F. EXP on AA gives me a guaranteed exit row seat (likely on a 738) and a relatively decently guaranteed domestic F upgrade. Aside from losing ~3,900 EQM/trip if I fly VX instead of AA (and 7,800 RDM - if I fly AA I'll fly out of AUS, VX I'll start from Dallas), is there enough of a difference in VX's MCS product to make it worth giving up a likely AA domestic F seat (and the miles)? I can't make the rationalization work in my mind, especially since I'll never actually make the threshhold on VX to keep my status, so it'd be a one-time thing and stranded points in a VX account. Don't try to convince me - just let me know if I'm missing anything in terms of service level, etc.