Major American international airline based in Fort Worth Texas. Member of Oneworld.

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Baggage restrictions while travelling by connecting flights

On Qatar airways it mentions that for business class a passenger is allowed a checked bag up to 32 kgs for business class and 23 kgs for economy. My tickets are booked for business class but I could ...
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No coach offered to Colorado Springs on American Airlines?

I am trying to get an American flight to Colorado Springs and they are not showing any coach/economy seats, just Choice, Choice Plus, Choice Essential and First Class for about the same amount of ...
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I have a travel voucher from American Airlines. Can I use part of it now, and the rest later?

Last month, I was bumped and received a $400 travel voucher from American Airlines, in the form of a printed paper voucher (not an eVoucher, which Google tells me exists and plays by different rules). ...
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Can I switch OneWorld airline loyalty schemes and retain my benefits?

I am currently American AAdvantage Executive Platinum, and am considering switching to earning through the British Airways Executive Club instead, with the hope of reaching Gold this year (the ...
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Using American Airline Miles

I'm trying to book a flight for my mom to Shanghai by using my AA miles but I'm not sure if I should use Anytime Miles or MileSAver Miles. If I booked her Anytime miles would the possibility of ...
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Can I use the Emirates lounge at LHR with a flight booked on a Qantas codeshare? (AAdvantage Exec Plat)

I am AAdvantage Exec Platinum with American Airlines. I've booked a Qantas codeshare flight, operated by Emirates. Which lounge(s) can I use at Heathrow (Terminal 3)? I assume I can use any Oneworld ...
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Will I get American AAdvantage miles when flying a Qantas flight operated by Emirates?

I normally collect AAdvantage points with American Airlines. I'm considering booking a Qantas flight (LHR->DXB), but some of the flights, whilst having a Qantas flight number, are operated by ...
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Is it ever a good strategy to not select a seat when you are in unassigned status on American Airlines?

So here's my not-so-hypothetical situation. My wife and I are on an American Airlines flight and for the longest leg (~6 hours) there are only "Premium" economy seats and crappy (single middle) seats ...
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Probability of first-class upgrade with only Platinum status?

In the AAdvantage program, there are 3 statuses, Gold, Platinum and Platinum Executive. The Platinum has a "72-hour upgrade window". The Executive has a 100-hour window. I assume this refers to when ...
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How can I check my status on an American Airlines promotion?

I registered with an American Airlines promotion to get "elite" status if I flew certain numbers of miles before the end of the year. I assume that once I register I need to do nothing further. I have ...
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Using American's Admiral Lounge when I have a ticket from Gulf Air on an American-operated flight

Say I have airline status with American Airlines and would normally be able to use this airline's lounge. This time I'm flying with Gulf Air, but the flight is in fact operated by American. Would I ...
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Can I check in and go through security at DTW the night before a flight?

I have a 6 am domestic flight out of DTW on American Airlines. Can I check in and go through airport the night before? Alternatively, I am happy to go standby for a flight at 7:20 or 9:00 the night ...
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Using AA Aviator Awards

I signed up for a US Airways, now AA Aviator Credit card and earned 50,000 miles. When I go online to redeem there are two choices of seats, Economy Miles Saver (none available for my dates) and ...
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Is 1h layover at PHL enough to connect to the next flight?

I have an American Airlines flight BOS->PHL and PHL->TLV with only a 1-hour layover. The airline's automatic system picked the itinerary so I figure it must work, but wanted to check. Both flights are ...
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Charged checked baggages for connecting international flights

I was traveling from Dfw-SFO (AA) and SFO- Taipei (Eva Air) I brought 2 suitcases and AA charged me $60. Has this ever happens to anyone? Their reasoning was that Eva Air is not part of One World.
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Luggage through check on domestic-domestic-international flight

I'll be travelling from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi this end of July. I booked the ticket via American airlines website. There is a connection via Los Angeles, and the itinerary mentions that the flight ...
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Can I see the American Airlines upgrade list on their website?

American Airlines provide an upgrade list on their mobile apps, so you can see what position you are in for an upgrade. However, strangely, there doesn't seem to be any way to see this through your ...
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Receiving a refund for AA Transportation Vouchers after using them for a flight paid with a credit card

I had to cancel a flight and American Airlines mailed me a Transportation Voucher Exchange Coupon. I ordered new tickets that I wanted to pay with the coupons, put them on hold, called American ...
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How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?

Note: I do this regularly, so I am looking for a faster option than calling the airline on the phone - I'd like something I can do online. I have booked a reservation with American Airlines on ...
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Are there any ways to get American Airlines systemwide upgrades, apart from having Executive Platinum status?

I used to have American Airlines Executive Platinum status, which entitles one to eight systemwide upgrades each year. These are extremely valuable and were easily the best benefit (essentially they ...
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How do I connect at LAX from an international flight on American to a domestic one?

I am flying into LAX on an American Airlines flight from LHR, so presumably I will arrive at the TBIT international terminal (although American doesn't seem to be listed on the terminal maps for ...
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Can you earn miles with different airlines for the same one flight, if they are part of the same loyalty program?

For example, I flew British Airways LAX-LHR. I wanted to get miles on Alaska Airlines so I sent in the boarding pass, etc and received credit. I also have a mileage plan with American Airlines. ...
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Does one have to pay custom duties while bringing in a 'Fender Stratocaster American Standard' guitar from USA to India for himself?

If I'm to buy a fender stratocaster guitar (price: $1,000) from USA and bring it to India box unopened (or opened- not a big deal), will I be asked to pay custom duties? If yes, how much? The box ...
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Two PNR, one itinerary - baggage allowance for Qatar Airways and American Airlines

I have three flights (two connections) in my itinerary. The first two of them are Qatar Airways business class tickets, and they cover 95% of the entire journey. The last one is an American Airline ...
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Does American Airlines ask passengers to present credit cards during check-in?

My mom is taking a direct flight from Hong Kong to Dallas, Texas (round-trip) through American Airlines. A relative purchased the air ticket for her in Hong Kong through the website of the airline ...
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Questions about MileSAAver Economy rewards

I'm looking into using AA rewards miles toward a family flight next summer. I've looked at the AA award chart and the MileSAAver Economy tickets sound appealing because of the low cost in miles, but ...
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Transferring luggage from local flight to international (one booking)

The booking is under Etihad, but the local flight to ORD is operated by American Airlines. How would you know for certain if you have to transfer luggage prior to booking the flight? I am planning to ...
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Transit visa reqd for Heathrow? going to USA [duplicate]

I am going on 6th Aug to Gainesville, FLorida, USA. My flight itinerary is as follows: Mumbai to Heathrow - Jet Airways, Heathrow to Miami - American and Miami to Gainesville - American. Transit time ...
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One-way USA to Switzerland without a return ticket

I am flying from the USA to Switzerland with a one way ticket. I will also be flying from Switzerland to Spain and be traveling around in Europe but I do not have a return ticket because I am not sure ...
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Gate to gate electronic device usage on AmericanConnection/Chautauqua Airlines?

I recently booked a flight that's on AmericanConnection, operated by Chautauqua Airlines. I know all American Airlines and American Eagle operated flights now allow gate-to-gate usage of portable ...
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Will American Airlines let me fly first class by buying miles?

I have an interesting problem and am hoping you might have some insight. I want to book a ticket to go to Michigan for my sisters graduation Leaving on May 1st after 8pm or may 2nd in the morning and ...
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How to redeem an American Airlines voucher?

Recently I traveled with American Airlines. I had a bad experience as I felt they were terribly outdated, so I complained with their customer service, who, ironically, gave me a paper voucher that I ...
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Carry on for domestic AA and UA flights can be put in the cargo bin?

I have not flown in a while and I would rather not have any checked in luggage (and pay fees). I am using this as reference for dimensions: http://www.airtran.com/common/images/_content/baggage.gif, ...
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Do I have to purchase tickets with the airline's credit card to get the benefits?

I'm planning a trip with my family and would like to take advantage of the benefits on my wife's Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage® World Mastercard but purchase the tickets with another card. The ...
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Do US citizens need a visa for Turkey?

I understand that Turkey does not belong to Schengen area. So would I need to have a visa to visit Turkey?
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check between Shanghai and DFW when connecting through LAX?

Traveling from PVG (Shanghai) to DFW ... have connection at LAX. Do I need to gather my checked bags before going through customs or will AA transfer the bags to my LAX to DFW flight? Any tips making ...
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Which AA Admirals' Club location at DFW is most comfortable?

I'm travelling to DFW soon, where I'll be on layover for about 3-4 hours. I'll be arriving into terminal D (international arrivals). I'm not sure what terminal I'm departing from, but I know they are ...
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Am I entitled to a free premium economy upgrade on BA with AA Exec Platinum status?

I have AA Executive Platinum status, and regularly fly both AA and BA. AA allow me free access to their new-ish Main Cabin Extra seating (which I believe is basically their equivalent of Premium ...
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New York airports: JFK or EWR for brief stopover

We are travelling with an 11 month old from MAN (manchester UK) to SFO and looking at a brief 1 night near airport hotel stopover so baby can get some sleep. What would be best in terms of: airline ...
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How will the US Airways and American Airlines merger affect frequent flyer miles?

So I have like 30,000 frequent flier miles with American Airlines and in a few weeks, care of my employer, will be traveling US Airways for a business trip. Since American Airlines is now owned by US ...
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Can you get back miles you didn't fly because you were rebooked on another Airline/Alliance?

I was recently due to fly on American Airlines, but my flights were cancelled at the last minute. They rebooked me on US Airways (not the same alliance), via a slightly different route, and I didn't ...
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What's the difference between MileSAAver and AAnytime reward tickets on American Airlines?

What's the difference between MileSAAver and AAnytime reward tickets on American Airlines, once they have been booked? Do they have different cancellation or change policies, for example? I'm looking ...
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Is there something useful I can 'spend' my American Airlines 500-mile upgrades on, except domestic travel?

I travel on American Airlines a lot, but most of my trips are international (I'm not a US resident), so I earn more AAdvantage 500-mile upgrades than I can ever use (they aren't valid except for US ...
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What ways are there to retain/gain AAdvantage status with American Airlines, apart from flying?

Let's say one is interested in gaining or retaining AAdvantage frequent flyer status with American Airlines (I am happy to broaden the question to other airlines if that's useful). Normally, this ...
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How long before a flight can I show up in the AA Admirals Club?

If I arrive in the early morning at an airport for a late afternoon or evening American Airlines flight, and purchase a day pass for the Admiral's Club, how many hours before the flight will they let ...
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US Domestic Airline Baggage Allowance?

I have been checking to see what the Domestic Flight baggage allowance is for flights in the US. I will be using mainly United Airlines and American Airlines. Some sites are saying 23kg others are ...
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Difference between AAdvantage “points” and “miles”

When I review my American Airlines AAdvantage account, I notice that I am accruing both "points" and "miles". Both appear to play a role in determining my elite status, but I can't seem to find the ...
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What are “500 Mile Upgrades”?

On my American Airlines AAdvantage account, I see a lot of references to "500 Mile Upgrades". I don't quite understand how these work. Can someone explain what these are for (and what does the "500 ...
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When canceling a flight purchased with miles, do I get the miles back?

It seems that when you buy a flight using miles, trip insurance doesn't restore or pay for the miles spent purchasing a flight, at least when purchased through a third party. Is it possible to ...
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When you fly for free using miles, do you earn miles?

Two questions: If I "buy" a flight using miles, will I earn miles on that flight? In my case, I'd be using American Airlines miles to buy an American Airlines flight. What about if I use American ...