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Can anyone help me understand what I have done. Just completed a booking on AA website, TUC - LAX. During the booking process, 3 prices came up, "Choice" @ $228, "Flexible" @ $699 and "Instant upgrade" @ $396.
I thought that Instant upgrade, was an upgrade to the next higher class, ie Y to J or F so that is what I chose. After paying for this then going to the seat allocation I discovered the plane is a 1 class Y plane.

Question.......What did I get for my extra money if anything.


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Can anyone help me understand what I have done. Just completed a booking on AA website, TUC - LAX. During the booking process, 3 prices came up, "Choice" @ $228, "Flexible" @ $699 and "Instant upgrade" @ $396.
I thought that Instant upgrade, was an upgrade to the next higher class, ie Y to J or F so that is what I chose. After paying for this then going to the seat allocation I discovered the plane is a 1 class Y plane.

Question.......What did I get for my extra money if anything.
Somehow I don't think you really mean TUC, which is aTucuman, Argentina. Do you really mean TUS (Tucson, Arizona USA)? AA operate CRJs on the TUS-LAX route, so single class as you noted. As there is no F cabin there is no opportunity for the instant upgrade to actually result in an upgrade on the non-stop flight. But the fare may also be valid for TUS-PHX-LAX in which case you could get an F seat on the PHX-LAX segment if the relevant class availability is found.
 

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Somehow I don't think you really mean TUC, which is aTucuman, Argentina. Do you really mean TUS (Tucson, Arizona USA)? AA operate CRJs on the TUS-LAX route, so single class as you noted. As there is no F cabin there is no opportunity for the instant upgrade to actually result in an upgrade on the non-stop flight. But the fare may also be valid for TUS-PHX-LAX in which case you could get an F seat on the PHX-LAX segment if the relevant class availability is found.
Sorry, yes TUS. This is a 0 stop flight so no PHX-LAX leg. Ok, so no flight upgrade, what about receiving any perks on the ground or have I just done my money


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Sorry, yes TUS. This is a 0 stop flight so no PHX-LAX leg. Ok, so no flight upgrade, what about receiving any perks on the ground or have I just done my money
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Somehow I don't think you really mean TUC, which is aTucuman, Argentina. Do you really mean TUS (Tucson, Arizona USA)? AA operate CRJs on the TUS-LAX route, so single class as you noted. As there is no F cabin there is no opportunity for the instant upgrade to actually result in an upgrade on the non-stop flight. But the fare may also be valid for TUS-PHX-LAX in which case you could get an F seat on the PHX-LAX segment if the relevant class availability is found.
Indeed US Air fly TUS-PHX-LAX in First on both legs (80 enhanced status credits) for $323 USD. Might be worth calling AA and seeing if there's any recourse since your booking was very recent if you want to change it over.
 

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Indeed US Air fly TUS-PHX-LAX in First on both legs (80 enhanced status credits) for $323 USD. Might be worth calling AA and seeing if there's any recourse since your booking was very recent if you want to change it over.
Thanks, I am going to be strapped for time so will stick to the direct flight and the dep and arr times of what I have booked suit very well. Thanks


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So you are on a flight operated by AA.They also now show the US operated flights but they are a 1 stop and hence an upgradeable sector.
Just looking now for the AA operated flights on a couple of dates it says F unavailable and not offering instant upgrade.But does for the US operated flights(but with AA codeshare).
 

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So you are on a flight operated by AA.They also now show the US operated flights but they are a 1 stop and hence an upgradeable sector.
Just looking now for the AA operated flights on a couple of dates it says F unavailable and not offering instant upgrade.But does for the US operated flights(but with AA codeshare).
My flight is AA2622 17 May 15. TUS-LAX, Dep 16.05 Arr 17.40


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What booking class is showing against the segment? A? P? Y? H?
 

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Yep operated by AA but you seem to have encountered a glitch.When I look at that flight I get this-
2622
Operated by
SkyWest Airlines As American Eagle

The Headings are choice,Choice Essential,choice plus and First.
04:05 PM TUS 05:40 PM LAX $206 206.0

2 Seats left
$241 241.0

2 Seats left
$300 300.0

2 Seats left
Unavailable
 

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Yep operated by AA but you seem to have encountered a glitch.When I look at that flight I get this-
2622
Operated by
SkyWest Airlines As American Eagle

The Headings are choice,Choice Essential,choice plus and First.


04:05 PM TUS
05:40 PM LAX
$206 206.0

2 Seats left
$241 241.0

2 Seats left
$300 300.0

2 Seats left
Unavailable
Thanks Drron, I am back to my desktop now and was wondering where you got this booking table from and I have now found the exact same one on the AA (American) website. When I did my bookings, by default, it put me onto the Australian website and the availability came up exactly as I had put it (and still does).
I have fired off a email to AA to see if I have any options.

Outbound: Tucson-Los Angeles
Sun, May 17

Choice


Flexible


Instant
Upgrade





dep:
16:05 Tucson (TUS)
arr:
17:40
Los Angeles (LAX)


  • American Airlines(AA2622)[SUP]1[/SUP]

  • [SUP]1[/SUP]Operated by SKYWEST AIRLINES AS AMERICAN EAGLE

$229.50 4
waitlist

-


$702.60 waitlist
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$398.40
 
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Well that would explain it but it really shouldn't happen should it.
Definitely see what they will do but they shouldn't offer a fare that they cant honour.
 
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