If I pay to upgrade, do I accrue the mileage bonus?

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  1. clscholes

    clscholes Silver Member

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    One of my segments for my trip from MCI-SNA has a paid fee to upgrade to first. If I paid for the upgrade, will I still accrue at 100% or will I get the extra bump? It really doesn't matter, just gives me the option to be Gold a flight earlier if I do. The advantage to that is that I have leftover upgrades from last time I was Gold.
     
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    No .. milage earned is based on ticket class (initially) purchased
     
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    Thanks!
     
  4. Mike Reed

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    In any case there are no extra EQM for domestic first class, just extra EQP, so it wouldn't have affected your Gold status achievement if you are qualifying on EQM.

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    Great point...although I found it interesting that the upgrade offer was as cheap as MCE...
     
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    Quite true, but I find that although this keeps the ranks slightly thinner it also discourages the occasional paid J ticket on someone pushing to qualify.
     
  7. Mike Reed

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    Exactly. If they've been flying .5 EQP fares all year a single J isn't likely to have any impact as their EQM will necessarily be twice their EQP and the point tiers are the same for both.

    That's not the person AA is trying to incent with EQP bonuses - it's the person flying J/F/true Y all year.
     
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    I'm flying next week-LGA-DFW-SFO-LAX-ORD-LGA all in paid F (P and A classes). I assume I do get the bonuses?
     
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    Yes. And for above, some of the "paid upgrades" are upgrades to the next fare class. I've had one of those post the bonus EQPs, though it made no difference for me since I qualify on EQMs.
     
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