Question: Plat upgrades

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  1. Efilon87

    Efilon87 Silver Member

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    Good evening!!

    Are AA plats upgraded only on full fare? Or are they also upgraded on discounted fares? Just for the sake of this question, assume I have no 500-mile upgrades. Thanks!!

    ~Efilon87
     
  2. flyforawg

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    Both. You'll need the 500 milers unless you're an EXP. edit[if you pay Y, you can get the upgrade automatically if there is space, but would be much cheaper to get a discount fare and buy the stickers]
     
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    So Id have to book in Y/B and use 500-milers to get an upgrade?
     
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    I edited the earlier post. If you buy Y you won't need the 500-mile upgrades. You can get the full scoop here.
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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  6. Mike Reed

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    As PLT, no 500-mile upgrades = no upgrades unless you use some other instrument like miles+copay or happen to get an LFBU offer at checkin.
     
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    You can use the 500-milers on any paid fare, so far as I know.
     
  8. Mike Reed

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    Correct.
     
  9. DestinationDavid
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    PLT/GLDs on Y/B fares do not need to use 500 miles certs, as noted above. It's a comp upgrade, just like EXPs. They are eligible on any other fare class though.
     
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  10. Efilon87

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    Good to know. Thanks everyone!!
     
  11. Efilon87

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    Also, as a Plat would the change/cancel feel be waived for revenue tickets? Or is that an EXP benefit?
     
  12. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed Gold Member

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    That's not an elite perk at all. It's a component of the fare, eg choice and choice plus or fully refundable fares.

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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