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AA: No J-class cabin question

AA: No J-class cabin question

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Ben,

    I recently booked a US airways award ticket to Tokyo w/ a stopover ing HKG business class for 110k miles. Under the US partner award chart, both places are considered North Asia.

    Under the AA partner award chart, Tokyo is considered asia 1 and HK is asia 2. First class in Asia 1 requires 62,500 miles while first class in asia 2 requires 67,500 each way.

    Do you know if I will be able to upgrade the individual segments once the FF programs merge, i.e., can i upgrade the flight to HK for an additional 12,500 miles and the flight from Japan back to the US for an additional 7,500?

  2. Anonymous

    @ Bob — If you upgrade/change the type of award then you’d be charged per American’s award chart, and they don’t allow routings from the US to Asia 1 via Asia 2.

  3. Bon

    Hi lucky/travellers,
    I have booked an award (on hold) with AA miles from SYD-SCL-GRU. First leg J class on LAN and the latter Y class on TAM. They priced this at 60,000 miles. 50,000 miles for the SYD-SCL on J and 10,000 for the SCL-GRU on Y class. I was told because there was no J cabin operated on the SCL-GRU leg that the SCL-GRU had been priced as a separate leg because it’s a different class as the first SYD-SCL leg (J class). It would have priced out at 50,000 miles for the complete SYD-SCL-GRU trip had the SCL-GRU leg been also J class. So I would be effectively paying an extra 10,000 miles for an inferior SCL-GRU leg in Y class. How can that be!

    I later searched again on the BA site and found a flight in F class for the SCL-GRU leg but no J class operated on that flight. I also found on the AA site a link for [I]Award Details[/I] which says (under [I]the Business/First MileSAAver[/I] column): [I] If a Business Class cabin does not exist, this award is valid for travel in First Class[/I]. So does that mean that I should be able to book the SCL-GRU leg in F class (and treat that as a J class seat since no J class cabin is operated on that flight) and only incur 50,000 miles instead of the 60,000 miles booking that I have on hold?

    Does anyone have any similar experience? Any other options anyone can think of? I don’t really fancy paying more for the “privilege” of a leg in Y class!
    Cheers.

  4. Bon

    Hi lucky/travellers,

    [Newbie first post and just realised I may have posted in a wrong section, so re-posting as a new question]

    I have booked an award (on hold) with AA miles from SYD-SCL-GRU. First leg J class on LAN and the latter Y class on TAM. AA priced this at 60,000 miles. 50,000 miles for the SYD-SCL on J and 10,000 for the SCL-GRU on Y class. I was told because there was no J cabin operated on the SCL-GRU leg that the SCL-GRU had been priced as a separate leg because it’s a different class as the first SYD-SCL leg (J class). It would have priced out at 50,000 miles for the complete SYD-SCL-GRU trip had the SCL-GRU leg been also J class. So I would be effectively paying an extra 10,000 miles for an inferior SCL-GRU leg in Y class. How can that be!

    I later searched again on the BA site and found a flight in F class for the SCL-GRU leg but no J class operated on that flight. I also found on the AA site a link for [I]Award Details[/I] which says (under [I]the Business/First MileSAAver[/I] column): [I]If a Business Class cabin does not exist, this award is valid for travel in First Class[/I]. So does that mean that I should be able to book the SCL-GRU leg in F class (and treat that as a J class seat since no J class cabin was operated on that flight) and only incur 50,000 miles instead of the 60,000 miles booking that I have on hold?

    Does anyone have any similar experience? Any other options anyone can think of? I don’t really fancy paying more miles for the “privilege” of a leg in Y class!
    Cheers.

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