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Old May 18, 19, 4:08 pm
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Chances this "mistake" holds up?

So I booked a lengthy itinerary through a OW partner. Due to a schedule change, they had to adjust one of my AA legs. In rebooking me, they put me in F (I booked J) on the AA flight. I have selected my seat, meal, etc...How is this likely to play out?
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Old May 18, 19, 4:28 pm
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If this is a cash ticket, the question is whether AA accepts the payment tendered for the F ticket. If it does not, there will be an add/collect due from the ticketing carrier and you will be reseated in J if there is J availability at that point. Otherwise in Y.
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As long as you've actually been reticketed I'd say you're 99% or better.

If you haven't been reticketed then less than 10%.
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Old May 18, 19, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
As long as you've actually been reticketed I'd say you're 99% or better.

If you haven't been reticketed then less than 10%.
re-ticketed, seat selected, only a few days from the flight.
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re-ticketed, seat selected, only a few days from the flight.
Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.
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Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.
Will do.
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Old May 18, 19, 5:27 pm
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If a new ticket has been issued, then I cannot see it likely that you will have any issues

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If this is a cash ticket, the question is whether AA accepts the payment tendered for the F ticket. If it does not, there will be an add/collect due from the ticketing carrier and you will be reseated in J if there is J availability at that point. Otherwise in Y.
No there won't ; the other airline is the travel agent and is the one that AA would go back to if there was money owing. The passenger is not its customer
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Is the AA leg a domestic flight?
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Old May 18, 19, 11:22 pm
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I'm curious too as to what flight it is and if F is actually an option, in only a handful of AA international and transcontinental flights offer F....
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This happened to me once a while back, albeit it was AA who erroneously rebooked me in F instead of J (this was a transcon with 3 classes of service). Based on my experience, I would say you have a good chance of sitting in F.
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Old May 19, 19, 7:48 am
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I'm curious too as to what flight it is and if F is actually an option, in only a handful of AA international and transcontinental flights offer F....
Good question.

There actually is an F cabin on pretty much every TCON flight (in fact, all but the smallest aircraft). But, very few with both F & J. Entirely possible that OP is on a 2-class aircraft which was booked on a J fare basis but reflects as a seat in the single premium cabin, which is F.

Perhaps easiest is for OP to provide his routing, date, and flight numbers.
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Old May 19, 19, 8:17 am
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I'm curious too as to what flight it is and if F is actually an option, in only a handful of AA international and transcontinental flights offer F....
What difference does it make? Sounds like you donít believe the OP.
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What difference does it make? Sounds like you donít believe the OP.
I think the point many are trying to make is that F on an AA domestic flight is rarely true F as on the 321T or 77W, but is called first nonetheless. Thus, OP may be seeing First on the screen, but has been moved to a 2-class aircraft which doesn't have a business cabin.
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I think the point many are trying to make is that F on an AA domestic flight is rarely true F as on the 321T or 77W, but is called first nonetheless. Thus, OP may be seeing First on the screen, but has been moved to a 2-class aircraft which doesn't have a business cabin.
Exactly. If OP has booked a OW itinerary, likely not US based, so maybe not familiar with the fact that the front cabin of most domestic aircraft is called F here. Thus this whole thing could just be semantics. This could be an incorrect hypothesis, but would need info, hence other posters asking for it.
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Old May 19, 19, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by HofstraJet View Post
I think the point many are trying to make is that F on an AA domestic flight is rarely true F as on the 321T or 77W, but is called first nonetheless. Thus, OP may be seeing First on the screen, but has been moved to a 2-class aircraft which doesn't have a business cabin.
Well I canít really think of a scenario where the OP was originally booked in Business, as he said (which means a Transcon if weíre taking domestic), and then a schedule change moved him into a 2-class bird with the front marketed as First class. Weíre talking about something like LAX-JFK that was switched to LAX-DFW-JFK, and that just seems unlikely to me. AA would have been more likely to move him to another LAX-JFK flight.

I guess heís free to come back and clarify so folks can give him more precise advice.
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