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

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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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Don't we have to enter passport number when booking US domestic airline tickets?

I booked an airline ticket for a domestic flight in the US through www.aa.com, and it does not ask for any passport details. Is this normal? Also the site says that it take 3 hours to send ticket ...
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US based flights bicycle question

Are rechargeable USB bicycle lights allowed on a flight within the United States? Also is a small round helmet mirror allowed on a flight? I will be flying American Airlines and want to know.
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Booking a trip to earn airline status

My partner and I are both very close to getting reward status by the end of the year, each on a different airline. We are considering making a quick weekend trip to put us over the edge, but we don't ...
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Get frequent flyer credit for flights involving another person?

If I am booking a flight for somebody else, is it usually possible to get frequent flyer credit for that flight? Using American's booking interface, it complained when I tried to use my FF number ...
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Who are all these people in the Admiral's Club? [closed]

I usually have tight enough connections that I don't have time to go to the Admiral's Club. It's a once or twice a year thing for me, not often enough to justify the $550 cost. Yet, every time I go in ...
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American Airlines Where We Fly: Understanding their Route Map Interface

When using the AA Interactive Map is there a way to get only direct flights from a city? For example, if I click on Malaga, Spain, it shows a huge web of direct and connecting flights. Is there a way ...
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qualifying for AAdvantage elite status

According to AAdvantage elite status here are the pre requisites for getting into each of the various elite statuses for American Airlines: Do you need to have 25,000 EQMs -and- 30 EQSs -and- $3,000 ...
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return flights not consistently appearing on aa.com

A friend of mine booked a flight, via aa.com, to London on September 13. AA6236, operated by British Airways. They're traveling to Paris, via train, to Naples, via an expedia.com booked flight and ...
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Rules for Foldable Duffle Bags

I would like to use a Foldable duffle bag instead of a fixed dimension travel bag with wheels. I want to know Are they allowed? What are the rules apply for duffle bags? Any heads up points I ...
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Can I take one heavy piece of baggage instead of the two allowed pieces of baggage?

I booked a flight with American Airlines (operated by British Airways). In my receipt, it indicates that I can have two pieces of baggage, each max. 23kg. and a dimension of 158cm (width + height + ...
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Baggage claim during changing flights

I am flying from Chennai to Chicago on Etihad Airways, with layovers at Abu Dhabi and Manchester. My tickets say that the seat for the Manchester to Chicago leg is unconfirmed, and that check in is ...
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What does 1pc baggage allowance mean

My first time travelling and I have recently booked a flight with American Airlines. On my ticket it says "Baggage Allowance:1PC." What exactly does this mean?
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Baggage charges for PHL-SYD on American Airlines, and are they affected by a PDX stopover?

I intend to fly on American Airlines from Philadelphia (USA) to Sydney (Australia) with a great deal of luggage. Looking at AA's baggage page I see that transpacific bags (from the fourth onwards) ...
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How can AA elite members get upgraded on a domestic codeshare?

I have a question about US domestic round trip travel. The flight is operated by American, but marketed by Alaska Airlines (AS) and the ticket is issued on AS stock (027). The passenger has Platinum ...
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Can I recover anything from a non-refundable ticket?

A few months ago I booked a flight with American Airlines. My flight departs in a few weeks from Amsterdam to Philadelphia. It's just a regular ticket I just bought from the AA website without any ...
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How to use American Airlines vouchers? [duplicate]

I have a voucher for $1000 from American Airlines. How do I turn that into cash so I can use it to book a flight?
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How do I find the El Al and AA equivalent booking reference for an Iberia-managed reservation?

I have booked a reservation with Iberia. It is ticketed and paid for, and contains flights with El Al, BA, AA, and Iberia. The flights on IB and BA can be changed on the BA or IB sites with the ...