At the start of the pandemic American said that confirmed upgrades which were earned for 2020 were extended to July 31, 2021.
These are upgrades given to Executive Platinum and Concierge Key members and to those achieving 2 million mile status and each million miles thereafter).
The extension meant members could book travel and confirm it until that point, even for trips that occurred afterward. However Europe is just starting to re-open, and Asia generally hasn’t done so yet.
Against that backdrop I reported two weeks ago to expect announcements from American Airlines at the start of June:
- Extending systemwide upgrade expiration again
- Offering further incentives for earning elite status this year, since both United and Delta have gone much farther than American has
It appears that the American Airlines IT shop is out ahead of their Corporate Communications team, because systemwide upgrades have already been extended in accounts. (HT: Joe H.)
This means customers will have through the end of July 2022 to confirm upgrades for travel that may stretch out at that time into early June 2023, even. I’m looking forward to the official announcement, of course, and additional news that should be coming out of AAdvantage.