I’ve been racking up American Airlines miles and wondered how this would play out as a US Airways elite.
When you go to book a trip through American Airlines, it locks the American Airlines Frequent Flyer number as your only option.
Before booking my trip, I tweeted American Airlines and US Airways to ask. They responded that I should just call up after I book and they’ll put my US Airways number in and I will get economy plus access.
That seemed way too easy.
The first call to American Airlines, the representative confirmed that you can switch it and put the request in. A few hours later, I didn’t see the change on the ticket. On the second call, the representative walked over to the department where they make the change and confirmed it was done.
I was able to log in immediately and move myself from a middle seat to economy plus. It was easy!