DFW-ZRH-JFK seating question

Old Aug 4, 05, 2:57 pm
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 185
DFW-ZRH-JFK seating question


Just a quick question...

I'm on a flight from DFW-ZRH-JFK just wondering what the best seats are, what to expect on these flight regarding op-ups? Are these flights full? (Aug-Sep)

Thanks a million!!!

elimuli is offline  
Old Aug 4, 05, 3:26 pm
Moderator: American AAdvantage, TAP, Mexico, Technical Support and Feedback, and The Suggestion Box
Join Date: May 2000
Location: NorCal - SMF area
Programs: AA LT Plat; HH LT Diamond, Maître-plongeur des Muccis
Posts: 61,947
These tend to be very popular flights and they not only fill up, they sometimes spill over. Even with elite staus, there are som many high-fare pax, it can leave one relegated to an undesirable seat and with no possibility of an upgrade. Op ups? I think this flight would be one of the toughest ones to be opped up on, even for EXPs. What AAdvantage status do you hold?

For seat information, see


Last edited by JDiver; Aug 5, 05 at 9:09 am
JDiver is offline  
Old Aug 4, 05, 8:20 pm
Join Date: Apr 2005
Programs: DL PM, Hyatt Top Tier, SPG Gold, Marriott Gold, Hertz PC
Posts: 2,038
Even considering all the spill-over, none of the agents working in ZRH understood me when I asked if the flight (ZRH-DFW) was oversold. Also their security screening is just plain silly....

I was in 21J ZRH-DFW- very, very painful. I have yet to figure out why AA thinks those headrests are comfortable (sleeping with you chin to your chest is not pleasant). I enjoyed my 14 hour flightw to/from SYD on QF much more.

Peatisback is offline  
Old Aug 4, 05, 11:06 pm
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: DFW
Programs: AA,DL
Posts: 562
AA38 DFW-ZRH is full but AA 65 ZRH-JFK is not.
elpi is offline  
Old Aug 5, 05, 12:38 am
Join Date: May 2004
Programs: Various Programs of Interest & LT Collector.
Posts: 1,466
My last 3 flights from DFW to ZRH were upgraded with VIPs. Two cleared a couple days prior. One at airport checkin. It did not seem to do with fare as mine were between $1200-1700 R/T for SFO-DFW-ZRH-TLV. While the flights fill up I've had good luck upgrades.

Originally Posted by elpi
AA38 DFW-ZRH is full but AA 65 ZRH-JFK is not.
TravelGuy1965 is offline  
Old Aug 5, 05, 10:25 am
Join Date: May 2004
Location: ORD
Programs: UA 1P, AA Gold, SPG Plat
Posts: 129
I just flew ZRH->JFK this past weekend and it was definitely full. I was in 21A/B so was as comfortable as possible in Y. They were practically begging for volunteers to give up their seats during check-in. I bit, but unfortunately a flight with a large number of connecting passengers was delayed and they didn't need any volunteers.
DukeFlyer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: