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AA Miles upgrade vs SWU

AA Miles upgrade vs SWU

  1. AHB

    Hi all

    I am currently on a waitlist for miles upgrades from PEK-ORD in 3 weeks. I have the option of using a SWU, it wont cleared immediately as there is no availability (my ticket is Fare S), I would have to wait closer to the date

    Would you recommend staying with the miles upgrade or changing to SWU? Would it increases my chances using the SWU?

    Thanks

    AHB

  2. David W

    I dont think it matters which method to use for an upgrade since i think seats have to be available from the same bucket (please correct me if im wrong). SWUs have an expiration date whereas a miles dont expire as long as there is activity every 18 months. It depends on what you value more. If you dont expect to use that SWU anywhere else or it’s expiring soon, use the SWU and save your miles & cash.

  3. Anonymous

    It is, however, worth noting that the “Request time” would reset if you change the method. That could impact whether or not you clear versus someone else, so is worth considering.

  4. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 22417, member: 29″]I dont think it matters which method to use for an upgrade since i think seats have to be available from the same bucket (please correct me if im wrong). SWUs have an expiration date whereas a miles dont expire as long as there is activity every 18 months. It depends on what you value more. If you dont expect to use that SWU anywhere else or it’s expiring soon, use the SWU and save your miles & cash.[/QUOTE]
    yep they come from the same fare bucket(s) (A and C fare buckets I believe?)

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