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Discussion in 'American Airlines | AAdvantage' started by TRYING2BPLAT, Mar 9, 2012.
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Can you purchase a SWU coupon fora second person? Like the 500 mile?
But you can upgrade with miles, upgrade with miles and a co-pay, or hope for a counter upgrade (internationally when you check in there may be a sign offering an upgrade for a fee. Not that common at all).
Is miles+copay only available for elite or open to everyone? I didnt know that AA have miles+copay, I know the old NW is notorius for it.
It's open to anyone. Here's the AA upgrade chart for mileage upgrades (full fare) and for miles+co-pay (discount Y): LINK.
If you happen to be on BA or IB metal, here's the chart for that: LINK.
I don't think this is correct. In about fifteen years as a top tier NW elite, I always used miles to upgrade on international flights and I never did a co-pay, although especially in later years some cheap fares could not be upgraded. The fare difference typically had been $100-200 IME until just before the merger the minimum fare, for instance for a NRT or SIN TPAC RT upgrade was in the $2000-2300 range, then DL jacked immediately jacked it up to $3000 and now it tends to be $5000-5500.
Same experience here. And the main reason I was a loyal NW flyer. A B-fare to Europe was only a couple of hundred dollars more than the cheapest T-fare. And just prior to the DL take-under, top tier flyers received a lot of phantom upgrades to J. After the take-under, however, phantom upgrades were a thing of the past and, most importantly, even an M-fare was priced way out of reach. Small wonder so many NW Elites seem to have shifted their business to AA.
I've always been an DL elite...and some of that biz has gone to AA...even to fortress ATL, which is a little weird...