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Discussion in 'American Airlines | AAdvantage' started by FerrisWren, Jan 18, 2015.
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Don't recall seeing this before:
I think this has been around for awhile. It's the final attempt to up-sell you to a higher class.
And if that doesn't work, they'll enhance your economy seat again.
Not necessarily final. They have one more opportunity at the check-in kiosk (if you use one). I know this is OLCI, but with self-tagging at kiosks, you have to go through your reservation once again to get to the point to print tags.
Load-factor targeted would make sense. Maybe this is why I haven't seen it.
Does this "upgrade" book into F or X?
It books into A or P, discount First Class, since it offers the additional mileage accrual. When I took advantage of this at a kiosk, I also received the EQMs and EQPs that would be earned on an A fare, though the screenshot above doesn't mention it. This offer may be different that the one I received, but if it booked into X there wouldn't be any additional mileage earned unless added manually. I can't see AA doing that.
I've seen somewhat the same (different looking) offers on this before. I never seem to get them when I really want them though. Same as at the Kiosk. I'm sure it's load factor marketing and/or targeted based on your profile. Just my guess.
I don't believe it is load-factor based, since I've seen it when looking at flights for October. The price is a bit lower than what the page showed for booking the premium cabin.