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Planning an DFW-DUB and AMS-PHL trip in late Jan or early feb. AA plat currently. Chances I’d get upgraded if I get some SWU’s? If so how much do people end up paying, or actually get gifted SWU’s?

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Look at the load of the flight. That’s the best you can do.

Chances are high for AMS. DFW dub probably as well. Legs are empty in the winter

I sold mine for 250 each

If your EXP you can see the flights that have confirmed space online. Not sure of your planned routing since there’s no DFW-DUB flight. If you can give me a few dates and the route you plan to take I can look and tell you which ones you can automatically confirm.

Great piece of advice AA1 🙄

Expertflyer. Pay the monthly subscription and look for c space at time of booking (you will clear immediately) or set alerts. Usually I can use my SWUs even on family with no status if I'm proactive.

Thanks everyone AA1 to your point they’re in and out of Austin. So Austin to Dublin(early February) connecting in dfw (I thought) and Amsterdam back to Austin. (Mid February)

You will need to go through PHL to fly direct to DUB or AUS-DFW-LHR-DUB. Looks like you you will have to hit 3 legs if you’re starting in AUS and want to fly AA. Otherwise you will need to go AUS-LHR-DUB on BA.

PHL-DUB has a lot of biz space. These dates will clear at booking with SWU - 2/5,2/7,2/8,2/9. Basically all the dates I looked at would clear at booking.

Excellent thank you! And yea sorry I had them mixed up, it’s aus-phl-dub. Same thing on the way back but out of Amsterdam. Okay great so even as a ply member once I book the economy flight I just call in and have someone with an SWU upgrade me(after finding that person haha) what if I have another traveler? Should I book them at the same time and then get 4 SWU’s total?

For two tickets, 2/3, 2/9, 2/10 would clear at booking from PHL-DUB

After you book, send your exp friend the PNR and have them call in to apply.

Couldn’t find anything that would have two tickets confirmed in February from AMS-PHL (only direct). Be aware it is serviced by a 757 which has a small biz class. You may have better luck going AMS-LHR on BA and LHR-DFW on AA.

Yea I just wanted to do AA because I thought you couldn’t use SWUs to get upgraded on BA

That’s correct. I would just find a discount European airline and fly AMS-LHR and book LHR-DFW-AUS on AA and try to apply the SWU. Make sure your EXP friend notes that the SWU should only clear if the international leg clears.

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