Old Feb 27, 19, 4:03 pm
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gfunkp
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 2
Thank you for all of your messages! I'm happy to say that waiting until all economy seats were booked worked for me. I used the app to monitor available seats throughout the day and didn't check in until I noticed only MCE seats were available - this was about 2 hours before my flight. I checked in and scored a MCE seat, which came with all the benefits of extra leg room and a free alcoholic drink.

About a half hour later I checked the available seating again and noticed there were 4 regular economy seats open, probably a result of other passengers' upgrades or cancellations. I guess I got lucky and checked-in at the right moment! I hope this helps others flying BE on AA.
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