Over the last several weeks we have been traveling heavily. Most of the longer distance travel has been on American Airlines. As someone who has been a longtime customer with elite status, you get in the habit of requesting upgrades as you have accumulated a large collection of upgrades. Unfortunately with the introduction of JetBlue in the SD to JFK market, AA has been forced to have comparable prices. I guess fortunately is the better word because a roundtrip ticket between SD and NYC is like $200.
The downside is that getting an upgrade is impossible. The other day I went to the ticket counter and checked the status of my upgrade request. They said that I was on the list but it didnt look good. I told Shawn that this was a joke. He said that it was better than that. He said it was like a request to have a unicorn. "Excuse me, I wanted to check the status of my request to have a Unicorn. Mr. Oien, we have your request, but it doesnt look like we will be able to accommodate you at this time. " Ok. Maybe next time. Ironically I got upgraded today on the flight to