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JDiver Jan 8, 19 10:23 pm

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Originally Posted by kaydee7 (Post 30630394)
I did do a search (maybe not well), but has anyone actually compared the bulkhead to non-bulkhead seats in PE for AA. Seatguru always cautions them for having no underseat storage. However I can't siphon through any more distinguishers or people who made a direct comparison.

This will vary in accordance to aircraft, of course. But most, if not all, PE seats are very much the same, the Rockwell Collins MiQ seat. Bulkhead seats have extensible leg rests, whilst non-bulkhead seats basically have a foot rest.

AA Rockwell Collins MiQ bulkhead seat

AA Rockwell Collins MiQ non-bulkhead seat

ClayPot Jan 8, 19 11:28 pm


Originally Posted by JJeffrey (Post 30626570)
Yep, $150 for the first award redeposited to your account, and $25 for each additional award redeposited to the same account at the same time.

thanks!

Ceres Jan 9, 19 6:04 am


Originally Posted by Mwenenzi (Post 30628132)
How long in LHR were you trying for? AA does not allow stopovers onwards. The most you can have is 23:59 transit. (may just be terminology re stopover layover transit)

Yes, I labeled it wrong. Two days is what I was shooting for. When I tried to do the multi-city. It showed me saver award on BA for the SOF to LHR leg, but for the LHR to MCO leg, it has only BA metal for the TATL leg on a saver. Not on AA metal.
When I did individually it has saver award on BA from SOF to LHR. And when I did the one way from LHR to MCO. I got the Sunday return on AA metal avoiding some of the taxes.

sorry about the confusion

JDiver Jan 9, 19 8:26 am


Originally Posted by Ceres (Post 30631326)
Yes, I labeled it wrong. Two days is what I was shooting for. When I tried to do the multi-city. It showed me saver award on BA for the SOF to LHR leg, but for the LHR to MCO leg, it has only BA metal for the TATL leg on a saver. Not on AA metal.
When I did individually it has saver award on BA from SOF to LHR. And when I did the one way from LHR to MCO. I got the Sunday return on AA metal avoiding some of the taxes.

sorry about the confusion

Booking on AA you did not avoid any taxes. You avoided BA’s onerous YQ “carrier imposed fees”.

You will however have to pay the U.K. Air Passenger Duty (a tax) for originating (not connecting under 23:59) from the U.K.

VegasGambler Jan 9, 19 11:56 pm

Flying SFO - LAX - LHR on AA, LGW - MLA on BA. It's a single award ticket (with AA miles). The connection in London is under 12 hr but overnight. I'll be getting a hotel room for the night. What's the process regarding checked bags? I assume I have to pick them up in LHR to clear customs / immigration and enter England. Will I have my checked bags with me at the hotel or will I have to drop them back off before I leave LHR?

JJeffrey Jan 10, 19 4:51 am


Originally Posted by VegasGambler (Post 30635332)
Flying SFO - LAX - LHR on AA, LGW - MLA on BA. It's a single award ticket (with AA miles). The connection in London is under 12 hr but overnight. I'll be getting a hotel room for the night. What's the process regarding checked bags? I assume I have to pick them up in LHR to clear customs / immigration and enter England. Will I have my checked bags with me at the hotel or will I have to drop them back off before I leave LHR?

No, AA will just tag your bag to LHR, you will collect it at LHR and take it with you to the hotel, then check it in again with BA the next day at LGW.

Ceres Jan 10, 19 10:46 am

I'll try for this to be my last question on this trip. My Saver award take me two stops from MCO- ORD - CLT and then to RDU for the flight to LHR-SOF. Its on Hold. have to book book it soon.

Do you think a phone agent will let me just book the RDU-LHR-SOF and get to RDU on my own?

Thanks a lot.

JJeffrey Jan 10, 19 11:54 am


Originally Posted by Ceres (Post 30637179)
I'll try for this to be my last question on this trip. My Saver award take me two stops from MCO- ORD - CLT and then to RDU for the flight to LHR-SOF. Its on Hold. have to book book it soon.

Do you think a phone agent will let me just book the RDU-LHR-SOF and get to RDU on my own?

Thanks a lot.

With an award on hold, you can add or drop segments as much as you like without affecting other segments and without paying any fees or anything like that (*as long there is no married segment availability).

So as long as the MCO-ORD-CLT-RDU availability isn't married segment availability it will be no problem to drop the first 3 segments and just keep the RDU-LHR-SOF. Give AA a call and ask them to drop the first 3 segments and see what they say.

rendezvous Jan 10, 19 1:35 pm

My wife recently received an invitation for platinum pro status and the status will expire in May. We have a reservation in August and I was curious to know if she signed up for the status and picked seats in main cabin extra, would AA make us purchase the seats, or kick us out of the seats, upon losing her status? Thanks!

JJeffrey Jan 10, 19 1:47 pm


Originally Posted by rendezvous (Post 30637997)
My wife recently received an invitation for platinum pro status and the status will expire in May. We have a reservation in August and I was curious to know if she signed up for the status and picked seats in main cabin extra, would AA make us purchase the seats, or kick us out of the seats, upon losing her status? Thanks!

Once she activates her PLT Pro status, she can log-in to her reservation and select the MCE seats for no charge. You will not lose the seats unless there is a schedule change or other irrops that causes seats to be shuffled around, at which point you would have to pay to get them back (assuming her status expired by then).

atojbk Jan 10, 19 5:33 pm

Read the FAQ and couldn't see my question there I have platinum status til May (targeted email), if I book seats in the main cabin extra now but my flight is in July, will I still keep those seats? Obviously seating assignments are never guaranteed.

JJeffrey Jan 10, 19 6:18 pm


Originally Posted by atojbk (Post 30638993)
Read the FAQ and couldn't see my question there I have platinum status til May (targeted email), if I book seats in the main cabin extra now but my flight is in July, will I still keep those seats? Obviously seating assignments are never guaranteed.

The poster 2 posts above asked the exact same question and I answered it in the post directly above.

BrianWBrazil Jan 11, 19 2:03 am

What if I miss a connection due to security lines.
 
Hi there, on Sunday I will be connecting from LHR-JFK-GIG. The ticket reservation is a connection rather than separate. I'm worried about not making the connection due to TSA shortages (even though it is a four hour landing to take off). We have to collect and recheck bags. If we are stuck in lines, would AA put us on the next available flight and what duty of care should we expect? Thanks.

JJeffrey Jan 11, 19 4:53 am


Originally Posted by BrianWBrazil (Post 30640205)
Hi there, on Sunday I will be connecting from LHR-JFK-GIG. The ticket reservation is a connection rather than separate. I'm worried about not making the connection due to TSA shortages (even though it is a four hour landing to take off). We have to collect and recheck bags. If we are stuck in lines, would AA put us on the next available flight and what duty of care should we expect? Thanks.

4 hrs will be plenty even if there happens to be longer than average TSA lines. Should things go very wrong, AA will rebook you on another option to GIG. I wouldn't stress over this at all.

wobbly wings Jan 11, 19 5:11 am

Skipping one domestic segment in an international itinerary
I'll shortly be travelling internationally from Europe to the US. The return journey is 3 flights with 2 stops in the US before the international leg. I have now arranged to spend time close to the first of these stops and it would be convenient to start the return journey there. I assumed I'd have to get a one way flight to back to the origin of the return journey, and use all the vouchers in the ticket. Just to be sure: Is that really the case? Could I somehow liaise with AA and arrange to be no show on the first leg? If so, how would one do that? The ticket is AA stock mostly on AA metal but the leg I'd be interested in skipping is HA metal. Thanks.


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