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Questions about reclaiming FF miles

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Back in the spring, right before AA increased the "price" of award tickets, I exchanged 65,000 miles for first class seats as follows:

AA176 Tokyo Narita to Dallas, 11:30 - 07:55

AA1181 Dallas to RDU, 10:20 - 14:09

This morning I got an email from AA rerouting me:

AA170 Tokyo Narita to LAX, 18:30 - 11:30

AA598 LAX to Philadelphia, 14:05 - 20:15

AA1875 Philadelphia to RDU, 20:45 - 00:04

Instead of one connection and a mid-afternoon arrival, they schedule two connections, one of which is improbable, and an arrival after midnight!!!

[Pause for bad language.]
[Pause while I discover the US VPN server I am using to get aa.com in English is incompatible with Skype.]

It seems AA 176 has had an equipment change which got rid of first class but provided lie flat seats in business class, which is what I wanted in the first place, and AA 1181 has just disappeared.

It took half an hour on Skype, but I am now rebooked:

AA176 Tokyo Narita to Dallas, 11:30 - 07:55
AA174 Dallas to RDU, 10:30 - 14:02

So, after this was OK'ed by a supervisor, I enquired about getting back the difference in FF miles between business and first. I was having some trouble hearing, but I think she said that I should call customer service after the flights. Couple of questions:

--- Does anyone remember what Tokyo to RDU would have been in business class? I think it was 50,000 miles, but I'm not sure.

--- Is she correct that I should wait until after the flights to reclaim the miles?

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