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Has AA changed policy regarding the preferred seats recently?

Old Aug 16, 19, 6:57 pm
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Has AA changed policy regarding the preferred seats recently?

I don't have any status with AA. But I used to be able to choose the preferred seats when checking in online 24 hours before departure, those preferred seats would be free at that points. But it seems like it's not longer the case, one still need to pay for those preferred seats when checking in online. Has AA changed the policy recently regarding whether to free up the preferred seats 24 hours before departure?
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Old Aug 16, 19, 7:04 pm
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If you were able to choose MCE seats without status, then it seems you were the sole benefactor of a glitch in the system. At T-24, MCE seats open to Golds...
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Old Aug 16, 19, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisoffice View Post
I don't have any status with AA. But I used to be able to choose the preferred seats when checking in online 24 hours before departure, those preferred seats would be free at that points. But it seems like it's not longer the case, one still need to pay for those preferred seats when checking in online. Has AA changed the policy recently regarding whether to free up the preferred seats 24 hours before departure?
"Preferred" seats and "MCE" seats are two very different animals. Which are you talking about?
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Old Aug 16, 19, 7:19 pm
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"Preferred" seats and "MCE" seats are two very different animals. Which are you talking about?
I am talking about the preferred seats, the one with green colors. NOT the MCE seats, sorry.

Will we still be able to choose those preferred seats for free 24 hours before departure?
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Old Aug 17, 19, 12:32 pm
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The Green are only available to elites and certain fare codes. Otherwise if you didnít purchase BE you can pick any blue seat. If thereís no blue seats available you can either pay for a green seat or check in at the airport for a seat assignment,
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