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Dose a AA operated flight count towards elite status?
I want to sign up for the AA challenge and I found a Finnair flight operated by AA round trip to Dublin from JFK… My question is, will the miles from this partner flight count towards the AA challenge for Elite status? Also does it matter if I book through a third party consolidator? Or does it have to be purchased through Finnair direct? I could really use an answer quickly cause AAdvantage is closed on weekends 🙁 Also do I need to sign up for the challenge before making the booking or as long as the flight is booked after I enroll? Thank you all for reading and helping a sister out! Have a great weekend!!
JAX, as Ben mentions here: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/05/how-to-do-an-american-aadvantage-status-challenge/[/URL], Finnair flights will count towards AA challenge needs. I’m *fairly certain* you are fine with flights booked before enrolling in the challenge, and unsure about consolidator fares.
AA’s website says that “Certain airline tickets are not eligible for earning mileage credit. These include, without limitation, the following: all tickets issued as AAdvantage awards or other free ticket promotions including free or reduced rate tickets; companion tickets; charter flight tickets; travel agency/industry reduced rate tickets; infant tickets; items occupying a purchased seat; unpublished fare tickets, including consolidator fares, tickets issued as a result of a fare published inadvertently or by mistake and tickets issued subject to special provisions.” Not sure how strict they are with this rule.
@JAX — What fare class does your eTicket show?