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

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American Airlines agents could not rebook in Etihad flight

I had a confirmed economy ticket from Houston to Abu Dhabi with Etihad, and the first part of the trip from Houston to Chicago was operated by American Airlines. My flight from Houston was scheduled ...
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American: Can credit be converted to frequent flier miles?

With American Airlines, can credit be converted to frequent flier miles?
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How much does one American Airline frequent flier mile equal in US$?

How much does one American Airline frequent flier mile equal in 🇺🇸 dollars ($)?
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How can I check in an extra bag on an Etihad flight operated by American Airlines?

I am flying from Houston to Abu Dhabi in Economy. Flight is sold by Etihad but has an American Airlines leg from Houston to Chicago. Baggage Allowance is just 1 bag. Etihad website has an option to ...
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Why would an airline stop awarding frequent flyer miles and loyalty points to passengers who don’t book tickets directly with them?

I read this blogpost titled American Airlines Will Stop Awarding Frequent Flyer Miles and Loyalty Points to Passengers Who Don’t Book Direct. It makes me wonder: why would an airline stop awarding ...
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How do I use credit from a cancelled trip on American Airlines?

I booked a "flexible" trip via AA and then cancelled it, they sent me an email with a ticket number for the credit for that trip. I'm trying to book a new trip now and there is no field to ...
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Last name too long

I’m traveling with American Airlines from the USA to Brazil and I’m filling out the passenger information part and they ask to fill out the passport information and I have three last names and they ...
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How fast is the internet on board American Airlines flights?

I'm taking a flight on AA soon and will need internet for some last-minute work. How fast should I expect it to be?
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Airline forcibly changed return flight destination city over a month in advance. Are we eligible for compensation?

Almost a month ago my wife and I booked a week long trip to Mexico in early November through a travel website. This included air fare and the hotel. We went with the lower priced, non-refundable ...
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Flying with Service Dog to Canada

I’m looking to plan a trip to Banff National Park with my service dog but I was concerned with some of the things I read about import laws regarding service animals that they need to be trained from ...
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why didn't i get frequent flier miles on American Airlines with my Alaskan Airlines flight?

Both Alaskian Airlines and American Airlines are part of the Oneworld alliance so I'd expect the frequent flier miles to be linked but they're not. I found my ticket number on my credit card statement ...
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Why do I need to enter my US Permanent Resident card when flying from US to Mexico with AA?

I am using online check-in for a one-way flight from the United States to Mexico with American Airlines. I am not a US Citizen, but I am a US resident. During online check-in, it asks "Country of ...
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American Airlines size 26 will I fit in the seat?

I am 5’7 and 370 pounds with wide hips. I flew Alaska airlines back in 2017 and I barely fit, but I’m seeing mixed reviews for American Airlines economy seats. Should I just purchase a second seat? ...
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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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