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Upgrading BA flights Using AA Miles

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It is surprising to see how integrated American and British Airways are when it comes to redeeming miles.

Explained – AA’s SystemWide Upgrade

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American Airlines’ System Wide Upgrade is one of the most coveted benefits of the AAdvantage Program if you are part of the upper echelon to be able to collect them. It is a fascinating tool, which with minimal restrictions, can be used to place the bearer in the next-highest class of service.

Airline Upgrades Explained – British Airways’ Discretionary Upgrade Tool

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As mentioned in a previous article on Operational Upgrades, gone are the days where customer service agents filter you in to one of two categories SFU or NSFU – or in other words Suitable for Upgrade or...

Airline Upgrades Explained – Load Factor Based Upgrades

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What is a Load Factor Based Upgrade? In simplistic terms, A Load Factor Based Upgrade (LFBU) also known as a Paid Upgrade or Day-of-Departure Upgrade in some circles is when the airline discounts a seat in a...

Airline Upgrades Explained – Operational Upgrades

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American vs European based Carriers When discussing this topic, it is important to understand how complementary upgrade works in the US and Europe (and for the better part the rest of the world). It’s common in the...

Quick Overview of American Airlines Basic Economy

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Mainly for the benefit of our European readers, or for those who are not aware, Basic economy, also called light or saver economy is the buzzword out of the big three North American airlines...

A Guide to Qatar Airways Transit Accommodation

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Qatar Airways runs a transit package for those passengers with a transit connection of over 8 hours including a hotel room and an entry visa into Doha

What is BA’s Reward Flight Saver?

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What is British Airways’ Reward Flight Saver? One of the better uses of Avios – even if you have a small balance – is to redeem flights with Avios on short-haul routes. Prior to its...

BA’s Golden Ticket – What Are They?

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What is the BA Golden Ticket? The British Airways golden ticket was an initiative launched in 2012 to give frequent travellers an easy way to recognise and personally commend individual crew members for exceptional service. Unfortunately...
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