Source: Gary Leff - View from the Wing
Yes, I know that complimentary upgrades on award tickets is not a benefit of American AAdvantage status.
It’s not a benefit of US Airways status (except for elites who selected this as their ‘special dividend’ award).
And yet I’m actually surprised. What I experienced tells us a lot about the new programming and how US Airways works and treats elite frequent flyers.
See, US Airways aggressively offers to upsell customers to first class. If there’s a first class seat available when you check in, there will be a paid offer to buy that seat.
And the paid offer is ...