How to get J Seat on MIA-JFK 762?

 
Old Feb 25, 06, 10:24 pm
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How to get J Seat on MIA-JFK 762?

Hi all,
I'll be on a 762 MIA-JFK mid-week in March. Is there any chance of snagging a J seat? If so, how? I'm not a platnium member or anything.

Thanks.

-Will
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Old Feb 25, 06, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Winglets747
Hi all,
I'll be on a 762 MIA-JFK mid-week in March. Is there any chance of snagging a J seat? If so, how? I'm not a platnium member or anything.

Thanks.

-Will
The most likely occurrences would be if you paid for J or used miles to upgrade.

Depending on load levels, you may be offered the opportunity to upgrade at the self service check-in machine at the airport for $150.
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Old Feb 25, 06, 11:10 pm
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Despite being 3-class aircraft, the 762s flying JFK-MIA are only sold as two class, enabling many coach passengers to sit in the much nicer J cabin (though still receiving coach service). In order to pre-reserve these J seats you must either be an AA elite or full-fare coach passenger. You could also try asking at check-in, but in all liklihood these seats will already be claimed by then.

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Old Feb 26, 06, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by j3823x
The most likely occurrences would be if you paid for J or used miles to upgrade.

Depending on load levels, you may be offered the opportunity to upgrade at the self service check-in machine at the airport for $150.
Yes, please ignore this (incorrect) advice, and refer to the comments by FlyerBeek.
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Old Feb 26, 06, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek
Despite being 3-class aircraft, the 762s flying JFK-MIA are only sold as two class, enabling many coach passengers to sit in the much nicer J cabin (though still receiving coach service). In order to pre-reserve these J seats you must either be an AA elite or full-fare coach passenger. You could also try asking at check-in, but in all liklihood these seats will already be claimed by then.

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You can also ask at the gate just before you board - a J seat may open up if an elite gets a last minute upgrade to F.
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Old Feb 26, 06, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by j3823x
The most likely occurrences would be if you paid for J or used miles to upgrade.

Depending on load levels, you may be offered the opportunity to upgrade at the self service check-in machine at the airport for $150.
As others have pointed out, the above advice is definitely incorrect; sorry about that; I had a brain slip and was thinking about the transcontinentals.
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Old Feb 26, 06, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by Winglets747
Hi all,
I'll be on a 762 MIA-JFK mid-week in March. Is there any chance of snagging a J seat? If so, how? I'm not a platnium member or anything.

Thanks.

-Will
The B762 used on MIA-JFK is sold as 2 class, and the J seats are kept for top tier AAdvantage members, as well as full fare Y. That being said, you could ask for a J seat at check in and may be given one if available.
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