Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.
While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!
This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!
Concierge Key: Extra Systemwide Upgrades?
I received my Concierge Key welcome email yesterday. There was no mention of additional systemwide upgrades for 2017. I was curious if AA has done away with this benefit given all of the AAdvantage changes they announced.
I was CK for three years in a row before losing it in 2014. I did continue at the EXP level and was invited back to CK yesterday.
Those two extra systemwides would be very valuable given the cut from 8 to 4 for EXP.
To my knowledge CK does not receive any more SWUs than EXP however CK will not go above EXP in priority for upgrades. AA is very stingy with upgrades now, best bet is to book Y and upgrade with miles (assuming you are on Business travel) otherwise just book C with miles.