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Is AA Gold worth $400?

Is AA Gold worth $400?

  1. Luis

    Both my wife and I got offers from AA to get upgraded to Gold status for $399, valid until 2/2017. Worth it for people who don’t travel for work and take 3-4 trips a year?

  2. PhatMiles

    When you travel, do you use award travel or revenue tickets?
    From what I know, AA gold is decently valuable. A brief list of benefits:
    25% more miles on revenue tickets
    Priority Check In
    1 Bag Free checkin
    Preferred seat selection – Last 24 hours
    Close in award ticket fee waiver

    If you can use some of the perks for the 4 trips you take a year then it may make sense.
    I personally think, paying for only one of you would be a better speculation.

  3. markja3

    [QUOTE=”Luis, post: 12417, member: 111″]Both my wife and I got offers from AA to get upgraded to Gold status for $399, valid until 2/2017. Worth it for people who don’t travel for work and take 3-4 trips a year?[/QUOTE]
    I recently received the same offer, along with one for $1,199 for Exec Platinum. Is the latter worth it?

  4. No Name

    [USER=1319]@markja3[/USER]

    [QUOTE]I recently received the same offer, along with one for $1,199 for Exec Platinum. Is the latter worth it?[/QUOTE]

    I would say yes if it’s truly Exec Platinum and not just Plat you talking about. If you fly on AA internationally you would be able use the 4 systemwide upgrades to upgrade your class of travel.

    Aka buy the cheap economy ticket Lucky speaks of here and fly in J.
    [URL]https://t.co/Ytmy5QQaMd[/URL]

    Also access to Oneworld F lounges world wide and Flagship lounges in the US when flying on an international route regardless of booking class.

    Plus complementary MCE on AA flights.

    Flying in Y long haul will always suck, but having access to F lounges with food and good drink helps little bit.
    [URL]https://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/eliteStatus/elite-benefits-chart.jsp[/URL]

  5. Luis

    [QUOTE=”PhatMiles, post: 12419, member: 522″]When you travel, do you use award travel or revenue tickets?
    From what I know, AA gold is decently valuable. A brief list of benefits:
    25% more miles on revenue tickets
    Priority Check In
    1 Bag Free checkin
    Preferred seat selection – Last 24 hours
    Close in award ticket fee waiver

    If you can use some of the perks for the 4 trips you take a year then it may make sense.
    I personally think, paying for only one of you would be a better speculation.[/QUOTE]

    Will Gold status allow me to select Main Cabin Extra seats for free? And if only I decide to upgrade to Gold, will my wife be able to also upgrade to MCE if we’re flying together?

  6. Luis

    [QUOTE=”markja3, post: 12422, member: 1319″]I recently received the same offer, along with one for $1,199 for Exec Platinum. Is the latter worth it?[/QUOTE]

    $1200 for Exec Platinum seems like a no brainer

  7. No Name

    [QUOTE=”Luis, post: 12454, member: 111″]Will Gold status allow me to select Main Cabin Extra seats for free? And if only I decide to upgrade to Gold, will my wife be able to also upgrade to MCE if we’re flying together?[/QUOTE]

    From the AA link I posted above;
    [B]Executive Platinum and Platinum members receive:[/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra seating

    [/LIST]
    [B]AAdvantage Gold members receive:[/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]50% discount when reserving a Main Cabin Extra seat in advance

    [*]Complimentary access within 24 hours of departure if seats are available

    [/LIST]
    This benefit also applies to up to 8 passengers traveling in the same reservation with you.

  8. Luis

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 12485, member: 268″]From the AA link I posted above;
    [B]Executive Platinum and Platinum members receive:[/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra seating
    [/LIST]
    [B]AAdvantage Gold members receive:[/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]50% discount when reserving a Main Cabin Extra seat in advance

    [*]Complimentary access within 24 hours of departure if seats are available
    [/LIST]
    This benefit also applies to up to 8 passengers traveling in the same reservation with you.[/QUOTE]

    thanks. That’s actually quite tempting.

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