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NEWBIE LOUNGE 2024: Ask AA newbie questions here - flame-free thread

Old Mar 19, 2024, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by pitweasel1
If there's no option to select a meal ahead of time, does that mean they simply don't offer more than one meal? Flying the LAX - BOS redeye route in business next week and the only thing I can find is dietary restriction options.
Not 100% sure, but I doubt LAX-BOS redeye gets a meal. Most non-premium transcons dont. I think only LAX/SFO-JFK redeyes get meals.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 2:51 am
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AA award on QR

Afte release of hold of QR ticket after how many hrs/days I can expect that released inventory againonline on AA
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 4:22 am
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Originally Posted by visiitb
Afte release of hold of QR ticket after how many hrs/days I can expect that released inventory againonline on AA
Sometimes immediately and sometimes never. It really depends on QR.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
That shouldn't be any problem. Just a misinformed agent, HUCA. There have been lots of issues and troubles trying to add segments onto partner awards like this, many agents don't know how or say it's not possible.
Called again and after asking them to look at a previous reservation where I was able to do this they agreed to do it. Ticketed within 3 hours (which was surprising given JAL)
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 6:35 am
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Not really a newbie question, but something that is new to me:

What exactly is the Main Plus category for AA and more specifically, what does it mean for checked luggage? In the AA description it says 1 bag checked free, then other places I see it as +1 bag above Economy, which doesn't make sense on the surface since Economy tickets don't have any bags checked free.

But, here's my speculation. The +1 means that if you already had a bag free (with AA cc or status or such), then Main Plus gets you an additional bag included for 2 total free. Is that correct?
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by cssmd27
Not really a newbie question, but something that is new to me:

What exactly is the Main Plus category for AA and more specifically, what does it mean for checked luggage? In the AA description it says 1 bag checked free, then other places I see it as +1 bag above Economy, which doesn't make sense on the surface since Economy tickets don't have any bags checked free.

But, here's my speculation. The +1 means that if you already had a bag free (with AA cc or status or such), then Main Plus gets you an additional bag included for 2 total free. Is that correct?
“Main” does not come with any checked bag, “Main Plus” comes with 1 checked bag. If your credit card or status allows for more checked bags, you get the higher amount, but you do not get to “stack” them. I.e. If your credit card allows for one checked bag, and you purchase Main Plus, you still only get one checked bag. (I think most of the AA cards come with two checked bags free?)

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Old Mar 20, 2024, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by CMTinPHL
Main does not come with any checked bag, Main Plus comes with 1 checked bag. If your credit card or status allows for more checked bags, you get the higher amount, but you do not get to stack them. I.e. If your credit card allows for one checked bag, and you purchase Main Plus, you still only get one checked bag. (I think most of the AA cards come with two checked bags free?)
Thank you. My confusion is when you look on the Bag Fees section of the AA website (https://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-ser...rvice-fees.jsp) there isn't a "Main Plus" category first of all. There is the normal Premium Economy. Specifically, when you look at the Second Bag section, it shows $0 for Premium Economy, but at the bottom there is a footnote regarding Main Plus that states, "^Main Plus includes 1 extra free checked bag in addition to the Main Cabin allowance (max of 2)." What does "extra" mean? Why not just state 1 free checked bag instead of extra?

I might need to contact AA for clarification. FWIW, I do have the AACiti Executive card (which allows 1 per person on the itinerary) and I've never had this come up before because we typically don't check that many bags. Also, I've never seen Main Plus as a category so I don't know how it is distinguished from Premium Economy on domestic flights. (Our trip will be DFW-STT)
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by cssmd27
Thank you. My confusion is when you look on the Bag Fees section of the AA website (https://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-ser...rvice-fees.jsp) there isn't a "Main Plus" category first of all. There is the normal Premium Economy. Specifically, when you look at the Second Bag section, it shows $0 for Premium Economy, but at the bottom there is a footnote regarding Main Plus that states, "^Main Plus includes 1 extra free checked bag in addition to the Main Cabin allowance (max of 2)." What does "extra" mean? Why not just state 1 free checked bag instead of extra?

I might need to contact AA for clarification. FWIW, I do have the AACiti Executive card (which allows 1 per person on the itinerary) and I've never had this come up before because we typically don't check that many bags. Also, I've never seen Main Plus as a category so I don't know how it is distinguished from Premium Economy on domestic flights. (Our trip will be DFW-STT)
Some Main Cabin routes (such as trans-Atlantic) come with one free checked bag; others come with zero. Main Plus gives you one more bag than the Main Cabin allowance, so on some routes, you will get a total of one bag with Main Plus; on other routes, you will get a total of two bags with Main Plus.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by cssmd27
Thank you. My confusion is when you look on the Bag Fees section of the AA website (https://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-ser...rvice-fees.jsp) there isn't a "Main Plus" category first of all. There is the normal Premium Economy. Specifically, when you look at the Second Bag section, it shows $0 for Premium Economy, but at the bottom there is a footnote regarding Main Plus that states, "^Main Plus includes 1 extra free checked bag in addition to the Main Cabin allowance (max of 2)." What does "extra" mean? Why not just state 1 free checked bag instead of extra?

I might need to contact AA for clarification. FWIW, I do have the AACiti Executive card (which allows 1 per person on the itinerary) and I've never had this come up before because we typically don't check that many bags. Also, I've never seen Main Plus as a category so I don't know how it is distinguished from Premium Economy on domestic flights. (Our trip will be DFW-STT)
Main Plus is an option that comes up when selecting a coach / main cabin / Y fare (whatever you want to call) it. It is not a different class of service. It is Main Cabin, but you get a bag included. Main Cabin when selected as a payment option does not include a free bag, so the +1 stated under Main Plus is really just one. AA words things poorly. Perhaps intentionally.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by CMTinPHL
Main Plus is an option that comes up when selecting a coach / main cabin / Y fare (whatever you want to call) it. It is not a different class of service. It is Main Cabin, but you get a bag included. Main Cabin when selected as a payment option does not include a free bag, so the +1 stated under Main Plus is really just one. AA words things poorly. Perhaps intentionally.
Originally Posted by guv1976
Some Main Cabin routes (such as trans-Atlantic) come with one free checked bag; others come with zero. Main Plus gives you one more bag than the Main Cabin allowance, so on some routes, you will get a total of one bag with Main Plus; on other routes, you will get a total of two bags with Main Plus.
Thank you for the clarification when I was looking at Main Plus under payment options I had been searching PHL-ATL which comes with 0 free bags.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 11:34 am
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Main Plus also allows you to choose a Main Cabin Extra seat at no additional fee.
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Old Mar 21, 2024, 7:06 am
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Does anyone know how long approximately for CX flights to credit ?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 21, 2024, 7:24 am
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I have a code share flight AA/JL. If I just want to add my AA frequent flyer number on AA.com to get credit for the AA flights would that cause any problems with JL?
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Old Mar 21, 2024, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by zitsky
I have a code share flight AA/JL. If I just want to add my AA frequent flyer number on AA.com to get credit for the AA flights would that cause any problems with JL?
No, there shouldn't be any issues, but what kind of problems were you expecting by adding your AA# to the reservation?
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Old Mar 21, 2024, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by HawaiiO
Does anyone know how long approximately for CX flights to credit ?

Thanks!
I'm pretty sure that my SIN-HKG-LAX flights back in November posted to my AAdvantage account within 24 hours.
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