One of the perks of holding American Airlines Executive Platinum status is receiving four (4) systemwide upgrades (SWUs) upon qualifying each year.
While these upgrade certificates are not the easiest to confirm, I’ve still had my fair share of success in paying for a cheap economy ticket — and then scoring a nice little upgrade to lie-flat business. For instance, last year, I purchased a $295 one-way ticket on American from Beijing to the U.S. and was able to confirm my upgrade to business class, normally a fare that runs a couple thousand dollars.
Lucky for someone reading this, I have an extra SWU that is up for grabs. This upgrade expires on January 31, 2020, but unlike previous years, American AAdvantage has said that as long as the upgrade can be confirmed (and not waitlisted), it does not have to be actually used before January 31.
To be in the running for this SWU, please note the following:
- Must be flying on an American operated and American marketed flight(s)
- Upgrade (economy to business*) on up to four segments on the same reservation
- Award travel does not qualify
- Basic economy does not qualify
- Transcontinental or long-haul international flights preferred*
*To maximize the upgrade as much as possible, I am only taking requests from someone flying in economy and for longer duration flights.
To score this upgrade, follow and comment on the below Instagram post with your flight details (AA flight number(s) and dates) and I’ll check availability. Once confirmed, I’ll message you for your record locator. If you’d like to check the fare class yourself, there must be “C” space available, and you can do this on ExpertFlyer.
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Flying on American Airlines and want to score an upgrade? Perfect, I’m giving away one. Follow and comment with your flight number(s) and dates. I’ll check availability this weekend and DM you to confirm. P.S. Only upgrading someone from economy to business (no business to first), preference given to long haul international flights, and can’t be on a basic economy or award ticket Not affiliated with American, just have an extra soon-to-expire systemwide upgrade!
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