Systemwide upgrades

Systemwide upgrades

About systemwide upgrades

On American Airlines

Enjoy a confirmed upgrade from most Business fares to First and most Economy or Premium Economy fares to the next class of service (Business or domestic First) anywhere American flies.

Systemwide upgrades can be used for one-way travel for up to 3 flight segments on American Airlines marketed and operated flights.

On British Airways

Enjoy a confirmed upgrade from most Business fares to First, from Premium Economy to Business, or from Economy to Premium Economy when flying transatlantic on British Airways.

Systemwide upgrades can be used for one-way travel for up to 3 flight segments on British Airways marketed and operated flights or British Airways operated flights marketed by American. At least one American marketed flight must be in the itinerary to be eligible.

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Find upgrade availability

  1. Log in to aa.com.
  2. When booking your flight on aa.com, look for the Systemwide upgrades link to find flights with upgrade seats available.
  3. “Systemwide upgrades” will be displayed if there are enough upgrades available on the flight for the number of passengers you are requesting, and you have the appropriate number of upgrades in your account.

Request an upgrade

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Track your upgrade balance

Keep track of your upgrade balance in your AAdvantage® account wallet.

In your wallet you’ll find:

  • Available systemwide upgrades
  • Deposit and expiration dates
  • Upgrades you’ve used or plan to use

Summary details will only display if you have systemwide upgrades with an expiration date in the current or future year.

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