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Old Jan 2, 21, 7:01 pm
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Arrow NEWBIE LOUNGE 2021: Ask AA newbie questions here - flame-free thread

What is the absolute latest to standby on a previous flight? There are like flights every hour. I get past the security line pretty fast and see the previous flight boarding. Can I get on that one?
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Old Jan 2, 21, 7:29 pm
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What is the absolute latest to standby on a previous flight? There are like flights every hour. I get past the security line pretty fast and see the previous flight boarding. Can I get on that one?
In theory, yes, as long as they have not called for all passengers. (At that point they may have already closed the flight and printed out the final paperwork.) If there is a seat and your ticket/status allows it, it should not be a problem. Of course, GA's can always say no. However, as an EXP if I get there during boarding and there is a seat available, I have never been turned down.
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Old Jan 4, 21, 3:34 pm
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When I try to change the return trip, AA website does not show all the flights. They are still being sold.

I noticed AA "hiding" some trips in other ways. Like some overnight layovers are available paying by cash but not by points.
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Old Jan 4, 21, 3:48 pm
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When I try to change the return trip, AA website does not show all the flights. They are still being sold.

I noticed AA "hiding" some trips in other ways. Like some overnight layovers are available paying by cash but not by points.
Not all flights are available using a saver award. That is true for all airlines.
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Old Jan 5, 21, 7:38 pm
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How does this work if AA allows changes/cancellations due to COVID?
Express Deals-Priceline deals, in which the full itinerary is revealed only after you book, are nonchangeable and non-refundable.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 9:03 am
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I'm not a newbie but...

I don't search well (old age disease )

I am flying for the first time on AA F 787. The seat chart shows 9 rows and what appears to be a F mini cabin after the F main cabin. Seat Guru is useless, but I cannot find anything that tells me which seat would be better. I currently have 7A in the front of the mini cabin, but can get 6L at the rear of the main cabin.
Anything that would point me in the right direction would be appreciated.
TIA
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Old Jan 7, 21, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
I'm not a newbie but...

I don't search well (old age disease )

I am flying for the first time on AA F 787. The seat chart shows 9 rows and what appears to be a F mini cabin after the F main cabin. Seat Guru is useless, but I cannot find anything that tells me which seat would be better. I currently have 7A in the front of the mini cabin, but can get 6L at the rear of the main cabin.
Anything that would point me in the right direction would be appreciated.
TIA
What route is this, and is it a 788 or 789?

I would re-check your seatmap as something is off. On a 788, rows 6-9 are Premium Economy. Neither the 788 or 789 have a business mini cabin.

Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” seating guide
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Old Jan 7, 21, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
I'm not a newbie but...

I don't search well (old age disease )

I am flying for the first time on AA F 787. The seat chart shows 9 rows and what appears to be a F mini cabin after the F main cabin. Seat Guru is useless, but I cannot find anything that tells me which seat would be better. I currently have 7A in the front of the mini cabin, but can get 6L at the rear of the main cabin.
Anything that would point me in the right direction would be appreciated.
TIA
Sorry, skip this.
I looked at the wrong plane. My bad
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Old Jan 10, 21, 5:18 pm
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Interested in booking an award flight to Mexico from lower 48 with points. Booking myself and spouse. If needed to cancel, will both my ticket and spouses be auto refunded back to my AA account and will the TSA fees also be auto refunded for both?

Also, if I book with Chase Points through the UR portal will that be refundable if i need to cancel ?

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Old Jan 10, 21, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by DeltaNeutral28 View Post
Interested in booking an award flight to Mexico from lower 48 with points. Booking myself and spouse. If needed to cancel, will both my ticket and spouses be auto refunded back to my AA account and will the TSA fees also be auto refunded for both?
You still have to call American Airlines to have the miles placed back into your AAdvantage account.
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Old Jan 10, 21, 7:18 pm
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You still have to call American Airlines to have the miles placed back into your AAdvantage account.
I dunno...every award I've cancelled (mix of domestic and int'l, including partners) since the 'rona hit has re-deposited the miles within an hour or so. Automatically. Taxes/fees took a few days to show up on the CC. As with all things AA, I suppose YMMV...
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Old Jan 12, 21, 8:46 pm
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Please advise...Are all seats in first/business pointing forward on the 772's?
Thank you!
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Old Jan 12, 21, 9:03 pm
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Originally Posted by AAJetMan View Post
Please advise...Are all seats in first/business pointing forward on the 772's?
Thank you!
Not on all 772's. It depends on the specific registration that you're flying.
For more information, you could consult this thread: Boeing 777 seating guide
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Old Jan 13, 21, 9:46 am
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If I use trip credits and/or eVouchers to pay for a flight, do I still earn the full amount of EQD's or do they affect that number somehow? I think they don't have any effect on EQD's but wanted to confirm... I have a bunch that expire this year so ultimately it doesn't really matter because I'll use them no matter what, but I'm curious.
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Old Jan 13, 21, 11:28 am
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If I use trip credits and/or eVouchers to pay for a flight, do I still earn the full amount of EQD's or do they affect that number somehow? I think they don't have any effect on EQD's but wanted to confirm... I have a bunch that expire this year so ultimately it doesn't really matter because I'll use them no matter what, but I'm curious.
As long as its an eligible fare then your method of payment has no effect on the amount of miles or EQDs you will earn.
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