British Airways Gold Elites Can Now Confirm Upgrades On American Airlines

With American Airlines sytemwide upgrades now available for one category upgrades on British Airways for flights between the U.S. and London and for intra-European flights, British Airways Gold members and higher are being given upgrade certificates valid for travel on American Airlines too.

  • 2 certificates valid for upgrade from premium economy to business class, or business to first class.
  • No upgrades from coach to premium economy, because American Airlines doesn’t offer this with upgrade certificates or miles.
  • No waitlisting.
  • Valid on any published fare, including for domestic flights valid on basic economy (for upgrades from coach to domestic first or short haul business).

This information comes to us by aviation watchdog JonNYC.


— 🇺🇦 JonNYC 🇺🇦 (@xJonNYC) September 12, 2022

This is a real benefit for British Airways Gold members, indeed some Golds will find it better to buy premium economy on American Airlines and upgrade versus traveling on BA – though with BA’s upgrading of its business seats (on those planes where this is complete) and introduction of internet it’s no longer always a better inflight product to fly BA over AA in the same cabin.

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