My American Airlines flight had empty first class seats. Why didn’t they upgrade me?

When Kong Ho pays $500 for Gold elite membership in American Airlines’ AAdvantage program, he expects to reap the benefits. Unfortunately, the airline has a different idea. Can our advocates help upgrade Ko’s experience with the world’s largest airline? Read more “My American Airlines flight had empty first class seats. Why didn’t they upgrade me?”

No, American’s Preferred Seating is not considered an upgrade

On a recent trip to Mexico, Allen Lipscher purchased tickets on American Airlines and paid extra for seat assignments, but he believes he did not fly in the type of seats he bought. He wants a refund, but is this case really one where American messed up, or is it a case where the customer didn’t understand what he was buying? Read more “No, American’s Preferred Seating is not considered an upgrade”

I upgraded to Business Class. Shouldn’t I receive a refund on my prepaid bags?

After upgrading to business class on his TAP Portugal flight returning from Lisbon, James Quebbeman thought he would receive a refund on the extra baggage and preferred seats he had to pay for when he bought his economy ticket. Can we help him get it? Read more “I upgraded to Business Class. Shouldn’t I receive a refund on my prepaid bags?”

Why won’t T-Mobile honor its upgrade offer?

T-Mobile offers Sharon Lewis an upgraded phone, but is it telling her the whole story? To find out, read on. Read more “Why won’t T-Mobile honor its upgrade offer?”

“I’m sure listing you on the CC-line helped Princess make their decision”

Remember the post about copying me on complaints? Some of you thought I was blowing smoke when a reader claimed (and I concurred) that the simple act of copying me on a complaint was enough to get it prioritized. Read more ““I’m sure listing you on the CC-line helped Princess make their decision””