AA - Business Aus-LAX, Economy to JFK on a Business redemption - upgrade priority?

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josephjohn8484

Member since 17 Jan 2013

Total posts 53

Hello,

If you remember I was trying to append a QF LAX-JFK on my AA redemption - actually had it added for it to be removed shortly thereafter.
Managed to scoop some economy seats for the LAX-JFK leg and append it to my existing award booking. On a business reward, 80,000 AA points Aus to USA (anywhere in USA). Its almost impossible that a MileSAAver business seat (or the 3 that i need) come up between now and May, but wouldnt I be top of the upgrade list since i effectively have paid for a business seat on the LAX-JFK leg? From what i hear, they simply dont release business inventory on MileSAAver LAX-JFK but should there be empty seats on the day, we should be top of the list? thoughts!?

dimi

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Jul 2012

Total posts 150

Sorry I did not understand whether you got a paid economy class booking or a redemption one.

If you paid for it, your position on the upgrade list will depend on your status and fare you booked.
If you got a redemption, you will not make it to the upgrade list at all. Redemption bookings are not upgradeable, regardless of other segments on your trip.

freshthoughts

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Aug 2016

Total posts 112

no AA upgrades on award redemptions, and if you could then it would be up to your AA statues level

passer-pete

Member since 20 Oct 2017

Total posts 3

Managed to scoop some economy seats for the LAX-JFK leg and append it to my existing award booking. On a business reward, 80,000 AA points Aus to USA (anywhere in USA).

nice deal really
to the question, as far as I know there are no AA upgrades on award redemptions, freshthoughts is right

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