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You have two choices: (1) sign up for a US Airways mileage account, be sure that number is on the reservation, and then sit back and wait for the two mileage programs to be merged in 2015, at which point your US Air miles be added to your AAdvantage miles, or (2) credit the US Air flights to your existing AA account and earn the miles immediately. Unless ...


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As others have said, you are not entitled to the upgrade, but will be fairly high on the list if operational upgrades are being done (coach is oversold and BA is moving people forward). Note that you can also upgrade a BA flight using AA miles if the BA flight is booked in an eligible fare basis. On a BA flight with premium economy, the upgrade from ...


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It can be confusing because the card has a range of benefits. Some benefits, such as earning two AAdvantage miles per dollar on American Airlines purchases, only occur when using the card to purchase the ticket. Other benefits, such as priority boarding and one checked bag free, occur just because you are a cardholder, regardless of how you paid for the ...


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When people speak of "booking a seat" or "finding an award seat" they use the term "seat" in a general sense. Seat assignments are separate from getting a reservation for a flight. If you are lucky enough to obtain four SAAver awards on the same flight (which is hard to do), you can usually be seated together, but that depends on how full the flight is. ...


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Since you are on a single ticket and since American is a partner of Etihad and does interline (exchange checked bags), your bags should be checked all the way through. (An exception would be if your connection is over 24 hours, making it a stop-off rather than a connection, in which case most airlines will only check your bags to the stop-off point. Also, ...


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To answer your specific questions: My question: With what I currently have what do you think is the best way to utilize everything to get the best price, do I buy additional miles for my AA advantage program to get an anytime coach ticket and then use the 500 mile upgrades (will they let me)? You cannot upgrade an award ticket, so that option is ...


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These 500-mile upgrades can be used to upgrade from coach to first class (or business class on a three-class flight) on all paid (not award) flights which American Airlines considers "domestic" (meaning within North or Central America, including Canada and Mexico). Each flight to be upgraded requires one 500-mile upgrade per 500 flight miles or fraction, so ...



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