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

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Missed connection & long delay on an Iberia/American flight from US to Spain. Am I entitled to compensation?

Today I was scheduled to fly MSP->CLT->MAD. The flights were operated by American, but I booked with Iberia, and the flight number I received for the transatlantic portion was an Iberia flight ...
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American Airlines 24-hour refund: how do I know if a ticket has "Sale-imposed nonrefundable taxes" or "Taxes we must pay whether or not you travel"?

I read on the American Airlines 24-hour refund policy (mirror) that "sale-imposed nonrefundable taxes" and "taxes we must pay whether or not you travel" are not refunded (see quote ...
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How can I make American airlines honor their travel voucher?

February 2020 I bought tickets to Barcelona from New York City which I cancelled due to the pandemic. Like everyone else I got a travel voucher which was supposed to be valid till December 2021. The ...
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American Airlines: The class of service may not be available

I'm looking at a few different business class itineraries on the American Airlines Website and all of them are flagged with a warning The class of service you searched may not be available on one or ...
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I want to upgrade to first class but the middle flight cannot be upgraded

Right now I have a planned trip from Chicago to Colombia with stop in Miami in Main Cabin (American Airlines). I want to upgrade to business/first class but, it adds me one more stop in Atlanta. The ...
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Different airlines, same destination, same day—can I check in at both?

OK so I booked with JetBlue then saw that their historical performance for this flight is horrendous (flightstats.com). I then booked another flight an hour later with American Airlines. I thought, ...
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What is the drinking age on American operated airlines to Canada?

I live in Ireland and was hoping to go with my friend to Los Angeles in December of this year and it seems that the American carriers (United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta) are cheaper than ...
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Can I add checked bags after online check-in (American)

I have an international flight with American (booked through BA). Am I able to add additional checked bags after I have completed online check-in when at the airport, as I was unable to do so online ...
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Request refund from booking website or airline?

I booked a flight through Travelocity, and the flight was changed by more than 24 hours. Should I request a refund from Travelocity, or from American Airlines? I'm a US citizen flying from China.
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Can I use American Airlines miles to buy a British Airways ticket?

If my uncle transfers American Airlines miles to an account I will create on AAadvantage, can I use these miles to buy a ticket from British airways?
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Can I have a bunch of lapel pins on my personal backpack that will be in the seat in front of me or should I take them off? [duplicate]

My backpack has many pins on it to show where all I have traveled. Would American Airlines allow me to carry that with those on or take them all off?
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Do miles progress towards the elite status get reset on American Airlines?

I recently retained my gold status with the American Airlines by earning 32,545 EQM's and spending $3750 EQD's. As I retained my gold status from last year, I thought I would continue further with ...
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Can one upgrade to a next class using American award miles on other One world airlines?

I have 67,607 award miles on AA and I am planning to purchase an economy ticket on Qatar Airways for my upcoming travel. Can I use my award miles to buy an upgrade to the Q Suite (Business class) on ...
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Does the privilege status with an airline or alliance change if one redeems their miles?

I am a frequent traveler with American Airlines and I have accrued 84,022 miles over the last 4 years. I have 67,607 award miles right now on my AA account and I have been maintaining Gold Elite ...
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Through transit of check-in baggages

On my return trip from US to India I will be flying from Oklahoma to Kolkata transiting through Chicago & Abu Dhabi : OKC to ORD domestic flight AA, ORD to AUH & AUH to CCU by Etihad. Will ...
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Why can't I book this multi-city fare on American Airlines?

I've been trying to purchase this ticket for a week or so (from the AA website), but I kept getting the following message: Choose a different flight or fare. We're sorry but at least one of the ...
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Retrieving Bags To Clear Customs/Lounge Access Upon Arrival

I will be travelling from NRT -> ORD -> EWR next year. When I land in ORD, will I need to retrieve my bags in order to clear US customs? Also, my flight from NRT to ORD is with JAL in business class, ...
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Seat selection on Economy MileSAAver [duplicate]

If I use my miles to buy an American Economy MileSAAver tickets, do I get to pick my seats when I book the flight?
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Baggage policy Etihad or American Airline?

I'm travelling from Lahore to America with my stops being at Abu Dhabi, Rome, Dallas with my final destination being Manhattan, Kansas. I'm flying on Etihad till Rome and will change my airline to ...
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flight time is not clear

I've got a flight back to my own country with American Airlines. And I'm just wondering what the departure time exactly means. It says 12:45 PM but when you say 12:45 PM, it should mean the middle of ...
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Was American Airlines correct to refuse me boarding through Narita? [closed]

I am a Filipino-Canadian resident of Vancouver, Canada holding both Canadian & Philippine passports. I was travelling from Vancouver to Manila the other day, with a one-way ticket purchased from ...
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Lie-flat seats on AA 777-200

My wife took a trip on an American Airlines 777-200 in business class, and the "lie-flat" seat didn't seem to work right; she is only 5' 4" tall and said she could not fit in the seat laying flat ...
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Canada to South America with connections in US with multiple airlines, where will I do security/baggage check?

I am a US passport holder (living in Canada) traveling from Canada to Ecuador with connections in the US via multiple airlines. I'm worried that some of my layovers might be a bit too tight. To help ...
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Forceful change of flight schedule by American Airlines

I bought an international flight via an online travel agent. Recently I received an email from the agent saying that the flight schedule has been changed by the airline. There was a button which I was ...
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Is there a way to view historical flight loads for American Airlines or other airlines? [duplicate]

I work for an airline and I'm able to view flight loads through a company travel portal. What I'm looking for is historical data for American Airlines on a specific flights that flew last year. Even ...
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How to add checked-in luggage to an AA flight? [duplicate]

I am planning (doing it from France) to fly from PHX to OAK with American Airlines (I am open to any other airlines, that one seems to be the typical one was readily suggested on that route, but I see ...
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How to seat family of seven together on long-haul flight?

My family and I are flying to New Zealand (AKL) from the USA (LAX) in just over a week. We booked 7 seats (in a single booking), but when I check the American Airlines website it says we don't have ...
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Where do I purchase a Cuba Tourist Card at the Miami International Airport?

I will be traveling to Cuba next month using the 'Support For the Cuban People' category. After doing some research, I've found I will need to purchase a Tourist Card from either online or at a kiosk ...
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Stopping miles from expiring on American Airlines

I have about 35k AAdvantage miles with American Airlines that are about to expire. I understand that if I fly with American this will reset the clock for another 18 months. (Alternately I could ...
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Bought connection tickets with not much leeway - am I guaranteed to board?

I recently bought a flight from SFO-IAD through LAX on AA's website (not separately - both flights are under the same reservation). The SFO-LAX flight arrives at 20:56, but the LAX-IAD leg departs at ...
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Using airline FF program shopping button (Chrome) on hotel websites - Double-dip?

asking if anyone tried this. Talking about Shopping button extensions from FF programs (AAdvantage eShopping, United MileagePlus etc.) They sometimes have hotel websites possible for mileage ...
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international-international connection in Sydney

I'm currently booked from LAX to SYD on AA73 which arrives at 0815. I need to get to Queenstown ZQN. There's a Qantas flight that departs at 940AM which i could book separately and then have AA check ...
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Missing a flight when transferring from JFK to LGA

Suppose there is an international flight from HEL to JFK with Finnair followed by a domestic flight in the same itinerary from LGA (with American Airlines) 4 hours after the arrival of the Finnair ...
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Can you change/upgrade seats on an American Airlines flight purchased with a travel voucher? [closed]

I received a $300 voucher from American Airlines. When I tried to use it to book a flight, the option on the payment page to use a gift card/e-voucher simply didn’t appear. At first we thought it ...
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Why is it taking so long to be ticketed? [closed]

I paid for a ticket on an American Airlines domestic flight with a credit card yesterday afternoon on aa.com (American's official portal) and it is evening now, so it has been more than 24 hours since ...
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Do I have to travel with my American Airlines voucher before it expires, or just book?

I received a travel voucher from American Airlines for an oversold flight. The gate agent told me I have to use the voucher within one year. It has an expiration date printed on it. By use, do they ...
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Book a JAL flight, marketed by AA: mileage earnings on Alaska?

I noticed a JAL roundtrip that is somehow significantly cheaper when purchased through an AA codeshare. JAL has great mileage earning rates on Alaska, especially on premium cabins. If purchased ...
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American Airlines in-flight entertainment system language choices

On recent American Airlines flights (within maybe past two years), their in-flight entertainment system has different languages you can choose. There are the common, expected, ones: English, French, ...
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Check-in when flying as a minor? (American)

Current college freshman in the US who will be traveling across the country this summer for an internship. Only catch: I will be one month shy of my 18th birthday during my arrival flight. I am flying ...
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Can I earn mileage separately for 2 legs of the same trip?

I'm flying ICN-DFW-EZE-DFW-ICN on AA in Premium Economy. ICN-DFW and DFW-ICN qualify for mileage on KE. Can I request AA mileage for DFW-EZE-DFW, considering that my luggage will be checked in from ...
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Airlines credit card booking for a friend using my credit card

This question is about earning miles. I have an airlines credit card, which gives me 2x miles and it is linked to my AAdvantage account. When I use my credit card to book tickets for a friend, do I ...
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Travelling from PHL to BOS to LHR, do I need security check at BOS again?

I am travelling from Philadelphia to New Delhi. The flight is with American Airlines, from Philadelphia to Boston to London To New Delhi. Do I need to come out land-side at Boston airport, for ...
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Is 40 minutes transit time sufficient to take an international flight in DFW Texas?

I've booked an American Airlines round trip flight from London to Phoenix. For the return journey, the transit time at Dallas Fort Worth airport is 41 minutes. I do not hold a residence permit of the ...
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Broken baggage form

One of my baggage wheel was broken during a trip between GVA Geneva and LAS Las Vegas some days ago. One of its four wheels was ripped of and there was a hole in the hard-case. My flight was a two-...
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Minimum conection time in MIA from Buenos Aires?

I'll be traveling to MIA from Buenos Aires with LATAM Airlines. I'll then take an AA flight to MCO. The connection time (if everything goes as scheduled) is 2 hours 16 minutes. Is that enough time to ...
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Connecting from incoming international to domestic flight at LAX, where will I pass immigration? [duplicate]

I'm connecting from an incoming international flight (Hong Kong - LA) to a domestic flight (LA - Austin) at LAX. Both flights are with American Airlines, booked under one ticket. I have a 2 hour ...
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Traveling Basic Economy on American Airlines, will I actually get to fly?

I see cheap rates on this category American Airlines Basic Economy. But it says "No flight changes or refunds" and "Board in last group". Has anyone tried this option? Is there a chance you will not ...
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Can I somehow change the name on a ticket booked through Orbitz for free?

I purhcased tickets for my brother to come live with me. He is homeless, I have extra room, but not a lot of extra money. On one flight I accidentally used my own name instead of his. Flights are ...
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Where can I pay for the Extra Bag on the American Airlines Site?

I have booked a Ticket on American Airlines for London-Chicago for a trip in March 2018, from the British Airways website (So that I would get BA miles on this booking). American Airlines charges $...
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How to get from the domestic terminal to the international in Dallas?

I have a flight from Atlanta on AA and then a flight to Sydney on Qantas. I booked Qantas flights with points, not realizing that airlines won't check bags through if not on the same PNR. I now have ...
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