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

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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 I had a bad experience as I felt they were terribly outdated, so I complained with their customer service, who, ironically, gave me a paper voucher that I ...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 ...
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How can I be assured a seat on the plane?

I'm new to traveling by air (we usually drive). Tomorrow I return home via three different flights with American Airlines, and my third flight doesn't appear to have a seat for me, and it won't allow ...