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Old May 12, 11, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by lobo411 View Post
It's free to standby if you have status--no guarantees you'll get a seat of course. If you don't have status, or if you want to guarantee a seat 12 hours before departure, you can do so for a $50 fee.

http://www.aa.com/i18n/utility/sameDayTravel.jsp
No, to go to from a connection to a direct flight has nothing to do with standby per se. The OP might get a sympathetic GA to allow him to standby on the direct flight. Also, at times AA will proactively call and ask if the flyer is willing to take the direct flight for a fee of $49. The OP could call the EXP desk and hope that a TA might be willing to do it for him, probably required to pay the $49 fee.
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