I'm a newly minted EXP (yay - though it just means i'm gone from home /way/ too much) and called the EXP desk to have my new status applied to my upgrade requests for travel Monday. The agent told me "that is not necessary, I see your status is already reflected"; however, when I have gone from GLD to PLT in the past if I did not have them do something my new status was not recognized. Has this changed and AA's technology is able to accomodate this automatically? My guess is no and I should just call back... but wanted to touch the community first as I remember seeing a post somewhere (cannot find it now) where people mentioned having them remove your advantage number and the upgrade request before adding it back As a side note, I've never been EXP but have been PLT many times. Is there anything of real value other than the SWUs (which I need to read up on)?