(Update: American is looking into this to confirm whether or not it’s just a mistake.) Now this is odd….and hopefully it’s just a mistake, but American seems to be excluding AAdvantage Platinum members from Same Day Standby on flights to and from the Caribbean.
Passengers with AAdvantage Executive Platinum or AAdvantage Gold status can still standby, but the fare rules omit Platinums.
Here’s an example from a fare rule for a DFW to SJU flight:
A. AADVANTAGE EXECUTIVE PLATINUM/ GOLD PASSENGERS AND THEIR ONEWORLD EQUIVALENTS AND AA CONCIERGE KEY AND AAIRPASS MEMBERS TICKETED WITH ANY FARE MAY STANDBY WITHOUT CHARGE AS NOTED BELOW.
The Flight Deal tracks fares and fare rules all the time, and they’re the ones that discovered it. For the full story, go here to read their post.
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