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

By josephjohn8484 | Oct 14, 2017, 01:05 PM
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!?
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By dimi | Oct 14, 2017, 03:48 PM
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.
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By freshthoughts | Oct 14, 2017, 06:09 PM
no AA upgrades on award redemptions, and if you could then it would be up to your AA statues level
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By passer-pete | Oct 25, 2017, 01:54 AM
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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