AA Upgrade Giveaway – Redux

Here it is, your second chance to fly up front. Dave generously donated eight systemwide upgrades for use on an American Airlines-operated flight through the end of this month. Remember, they expire after February 28, so only travel this month is eligible. Read more about which flights are eligible for a systemwide upgrade.


I’m giving one more to Michael from the earlier contest so he can travel up front with his wife. That leaves seven upgrades. I’ll be handing them out in pairs, so there will be three winners of two upgrades each and another winner of one upgrade only. This is great if you’re traveling with a companion or have both outbound and return legs booked in February.


We need to keep things quick so that people can take advantage of their prizes. Entries begin now and will end at 9 PM Pacific Time tomorrow, on February 14. Consider this a platonic Valentine’s Day gift.

You may enter in four ways, and I will pick one winner from each method.

You can comment on this blog post. Anything is fine. You get one upgrade for this method. The winners of the other methods below will each receive two upgrades.

You can tweet, just like before. Follow @Travel_Codex on Twitter and use the hashtag #flyfirst to tell me which flight you want to get upgraded.

You can post a comment on Facebook in response to this blog post (I’ll re-post it right now). You don’t actually have to “like” the blog page, but you do have to post a comment.


I’ll announce the winners on Friday, February 15.

Since these are Dave’s upgrades, I’ll pass along the names to him, but ultimately he is responsible for prize fulfillment. I will do my best to make sure you get in touch and are able to pass along your names and reservation details so he can call the reservations desk and process them. Let’s all thank Dave for taking the time to help out a few strangers!

Winners of My AA Upgrade Giveaway - Part 1
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  • thetravelplaybook

    First! I want use them for my trip to Austin!

  • Justin Does…

    I’m flying solo from EGE to AUS next week and there is one seat left…It would be the perfect use of an SWU!

  • Jerry

    flying cross country IAD to LAX

  • Marc W, JFK

    I’m flying with my wife next week to Miami…hoping we can get upgraded!! Thanks Scott and Dave!!

  • Alex

    Would love a systemwide upgrade.Flying back from Florida!

  • Matthew

    I’d really appreciate an upgrade. Thanks!

  • Neer

    Help me see my grandparents next week when i fly to lhr!

  • Tom Danis

    Love that you are being generous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.mansour.5 Joseph Mansour

    love to use for JFK LAX

  • http://twitter.com/TravelSummary Travel Summary

    I want one!

  • Michael

    Hey, this is one of the winners from the first giveaway. While I was more than willing to give up the ONE upgrade to my wife and continue setting in the back, I’m thrilled that Scott is willing to give us one more upgrade so we can travel together on this special anniversary trip. Thanks Scott for being so generous and thoughtful!

  • ober85

    Yes, please. Thanks to you and Dave.

  • edbyu

    Rio here I come (I hope in C)!

  • Jay

    This would be a great gift for a friend. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • P S

    What a treat that would be! Thanks for offering…

  • Carla

    Did you know that the girls that right the blogs in Heels.. can’t think of the blog one of them called American and told them that she had her upgrades and the customer service rep said you have 6 and she extended them till 2014.. Just saying..

  • Carla

    Yikes Write

  • http://twitter.com/brettalb Brett Albertson

    This is very generous for those of us flying next week.

  • JamesP

    I’d love to move to First on my trip to Hawaii next month. Thanks for the contest!

  • Paul

    Nice move. Would love an upgrade to SFO…

  • kyunbit

    I would like an upgrade for my trip to Portland next week

  • Joanna

    I want to use them for my upcoming trip to San Fran!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JasonPBauer Jason Bauer

    Thanks so much HackMyTrip! I would love to give the upgrade to my friend flying back to NYC from EZE

  • http://twitter.com/reuthermonkey Jon

    Flying with my wife to Europe soon and would love to get an upgrade for her to enjoy!

  • Ann

    Would love an upgrade to make my co-workers jealous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.heine.129 John Heine

    A most generous offer for those flying soon indeed!!

  • ac

    Thank you so much Dave!

  • http://www.facebook.com/billcrewsdc Bill Crews

    I’ll just apply here since my spouse already has flown once last month DCA-CUN and we’re flying DCA-MIA on 2.28. That’s enough for him, so I could get a nice mileage run – maybe to GRU out of LAX :-)

  • Jessica

    Would be great to upgrade to go see my hubby cross-country!

  • http://www.facebook.com/syzeworld Sy John Ochoa

    I would love to get a upgrade, thankx!

  • dude26

    I want to use them for nyc-sfo trip:)!

  • HIS

    Very generous. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Keith-Murray/100000110451614 Keith Murray

    Thanks to you and Dave. Hope I win.

  • Jonathan W

    Thank you so much! Looking to upgrade ICN-DFW

  • Brian

    I am looking to upgrade ATL-SJO in March!

  • Dan

    Thanks Dave!

  • WH

    I +1 am going to NYC next week on AA and would love the UG! Thanks Scott!!

  • duxflyer

    Thank you!! Have a flight from LAX – PVG and back in February.

  • DF

    Thanks for the generous offer – my GF and I could really use the upgrades on our trip to Hawaii next week.

  • Rick S / PHX

    The Mrs’s and I are off to HNL on 27 FEB for her birthday. It would be great to score her an upgrade!

  • Globus

    Great contest. Thanks for running it.

  • Don

    Hoping to upgrade JFK – SFO flight next week. Thanks for offering this !

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonlnichols Jon Nichols

    Upgrade me!

  • Tom P

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Tom P

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Tom P

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • LetsGoToo

    I’m wanting an upgrade to SFO!

  • duc1986d

    thank you for the generous offer, I have been reading your blog and enjoy it

  • http://twitter.com/mpperryplatypus Perryplatypus

    would love to use on my trip to SEa

  • Eddy

    Thanks in advance!

  • Rebecca

    How thrilling! Thank you, for this chance!

  • Jeanne M

    Thanks Dave and Scott!

  • Jeanne M

    Thanks Dave and Scott!

  • Nick

    I am flying to Miami and would love an upgrade!

  • Joon

    I’d love to get upgraded!

  • Terry H

    fly to san diego, please.

  • Freddy

    I’ll book the FRA-GIG flt if I get the upgrade ! Regardless Thanks so much for this.. Really cool deed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdfugate J.D. Fugate

    Very generous, Dave! I’d upgrade SEA-EZE.

  • Stephen

    Have a return leg from HNL-LAX coming up that I’d love to be upgraded for!

  • Kenny

    I would love to get upgraded!

  • http://twitter.com/pgoodman Paul Goodman

    hoping i win!

  • Jon

    Thanks Scott and Dave!! I’d love to sit up front to ORD on 2/18 AA309 and back on 2/20 AA344 @oraldoc

  • MSR

    What an awesome promotion!

  • Jimmy Y.

    Very generous indeed!

  • http://twitter.com/sttramme Scott Trammell

    I’d love to fly up front on American to MIA to escape this west coast cold spell.

  • Danielle

    Would love to fly upfront on my business trip to ATL!

  • greek2me

    love an upgrade!

  • Jon

    Have you announced the winners? Thanks.