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AA Premium Economy Upgrades

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by rickyw, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Can't figure this one out myself, so wondering if anyone can help. What's the current priority for waitlist when using American systemwide upgrades?

    I am in paid premium economy on a flight to Europe later this year, and wait-listed for systemwide upgrade to business.

    Curious where fare class plays into the wait-list priority. For instance, two passengers with the same status: one with $20,000 rolling EQDs, paid for economy... and one with only $12,000 rolling EQDs, paid for premium economy. Who clears into business first? (Hint, I'm the 2nd passenger with really low eqd's :rolleyes:)

    Thanks for any insight!
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  2. Gia

    Gia Well-Known Member

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    I have no personal experience with this but I recently read on Flyer Talk AA forum that the order is:
    Booking Code
    Request Date

    So it would seem that the passenger of the same status with the higher EQD would trump the Higher Booking Code but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. I’ll see if I can find that link and post it here. In any event, good luck on your trip.
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  3. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Gia!