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[2016 NEWBIE LOUNGE] Ask Your "Newbie" AA Questions Here (flame free)

Old Jan 2, 2016, 8:50 am
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I want to book a Business class flight on AA metal out of LHR to JFK. I read that the roll-out of the new business class product is not 100% complete yet on the 777-200 Boeings. How can I make sure that I book a flight that features the upgraded cabin?
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by nikolask
I want to book a Business class flight on AA metal out of LHR to JFK. I read that the roll-out of the new business class product is not 100% complete yet on the 777-200 Boeings. How can I make sure that I book a flight that features the upgraded cabin?
All LHR-JFK flights are on refurbished 772. You'll notice that the aircraft type is "772" for the refurbished plane, whereas it would be "777" for a non-refurbished plane. There is also one LHR-JFK flight on the 77W (the 5pm departure).
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by flyingeph12
All LHR-JFK flights are on refurbished 772. You'll notice that the aircraft type is "772" for the refurbished plane, whereas it would be "777" for a non-refurbished plane. There is also one LHR-JFK flight on the 77W (the 5pm departure).
Thanks! All I see when I click on the flight details on the AA website is either Boeing 777-200/200E" or Boeing 777-200/300.

How do you recognize if it's the refurbished or non-refurbished?
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by nikolask
Thanks! All I see when I click on the flight details on the AA website is either Boeing 777-200/200E" or Boeing 777-200/300.

How do you recognize if it's the refurbished or non-refurbished?
Besides the aircraft being listed as 772 vs 777, you can tell by looking at the seat map. The refurbished planes will be 1-2-1 in J, whereas the non-refurbished planes are 2-3-2. The refurbished planes also do not have an F cabin.
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by flyingeph12
Besides the aircraft being listed as 772 vs 777, you can tell by looking at the seat map. The refurbished planes will be 1-2-1 in J, whereas the non-refurbished planes are 2-3-2. The refurbished planes also do not have an F cabin.
But I don't see any planes listed as 772 on the American Airlines website just 777-200 and 777-300. Where do you find the seatmaps? Should I rely on seatguru?
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by nikolask
But I don't see any planes listed as 772 on the American Airlines website just 777-200 and 777-300. Where do you find the seatmaps? Should I rely on seatguru?
Where are you looking? When you do a search (whether revenue or award) you should see for each flight a link to "View Available Seats" and right below that the "Aircraft."
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by flyingeph12
Where are you looking? When you do a search (whether revenue or award) you should see for each flight a link to "View Available Seats" and right below that the "Aircraft."
I'm looking for revenue tickets on the AA website. Do not see any view available seats link
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by nikolask
I'm looking for revenue tickets on the AA website. Do not see any view available seats link
Are you using the US website? Searching by Price+Schedule, or something else?

The "View Available Seats" link will only appear for AA metal flights.
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by nikolask
I'm looking for revenue tickets on the AA website. Do not see any view available seats link
http://www.aa.com/seatmap/viewSeatsA...false&from=Nav

(It's in the second column under the Plan Travel menu).
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by flyingeph12
Are you using the US website? Searching by Price+Schedule, or something else?

The "View Available Seats" link will only appear for AA metal flights.
Not using the US website, I'm getting redirected to the German one. When I enter flight details I see the old interface of the website where the flights are listed..
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by nikolask

Not using the US website, I'm getting redirected to the German one. When I enter flight details I see the old interface of the website where the flights are listed..
That explains it. Can you change your country on the top right of the page?

I can tell you from experience that all LHR-JFK flights are on refurbished 772 or the 77W. There should also be a thread somewhere on FT on this, if you search 77D or 772.
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 11:23 am
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Perfect thanks a lot - that worked

Just want to make sure that I won't end up in the old product.
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingeph12
I'd call in and see if you can cancel one of the awards, just to be safe. You don't have to redeposit the miles and pay the fee if you don't want to.



I believe OP needs 330K miles for 3 J tickets, so the cost is more like
150k + 115k bonus = $4,425
43k + 22.5k bonus = $1,268.50
Total = ($5,693.50 + 7.5% tax) + (2 x $30 processing charge) = $6,180.52

But I totally agree with you that if it were me, I'd be purchasing the J tickets, especially given the excellent fares to BKK.
Sorry, you must've misunderstood - this is a cash booking. 2 tickets, but I'm the only one that will be able to take the flight, sadly. (Unless AA allows name changes on tickets which I fear not - BA at least only allows
Spelling error corrections)

I just dont want my return flight to be cancelled if my partner cant take her first flight because that somehow cancels the entire PNR. Not sure if that's the case, which is why I'm asking here.
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by T8191
A relatively trivial question, but we're doing DUB-PHL-LAX-HNL starting on Sunday (in J/F). But the AA website doesn't seem to be accepting pre-ordered meal selection. Been trying for several days now.

Is this a common glitch? Is there a workaround without phoning a random call centre?
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And still not working ... I give up!

If you look in the wiki here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...te-master.html, you'll see there is an identified workaround for when the meal selection (available from 30 days out to T-24)
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Old Jan 2, 2016, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Smiley90
Sorry, you must've misunderstood - this is a cash booking. 2 tickets, but I'm the only one that will be able to take the flight, sadly. (Unless AA allows name changes on tickets which I fear not - BA at least only allows
Spelling error corrections)

I just dont want my return flight to be cancelled if my partner cant take her first flight because that somehow cancels the entire PNR. Not sure if that's the case, which is why I'm asking here.
I'd probably split the PNRs just for risk management purposes.
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