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

Old Jun 1, 2024, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by fastflyer
It's been a long time since I've flown on the 2-class 777 (specifically the 772_B that operates JFK-LHR and v.v.)...

I'm flying later this autumn on AA106 (but coming back on the 77W, on a different routing).

Which boarding door is used for business class? Seat Guru shows only the forward door, in front of Row 1. I am surprised that the [missing] Row 6 door is not used. Is this aircraft actually boarded entirely from the very front by the cockpit?

Thanks in advance.
Seatguru is seriously out of date. They use 2L unless the jetbridge at the gate used can only reach 1L
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 11:02 am
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I put an award flight for tomorrow morning (June 3rd) on hold, so about 18 hours from now. It is a direct flight on AA. How long do I have to cancel or book this? It said "Through June 3rd", which is the date of the flight. So, do I have until the first minute of June 3rd or up until later, but still well before the flight. I'll know by 1 am if the trip needs to be made or not. Thanks!

ETA - the answer just came in an email from AA, so posting here for others:

"June 03, 2024 5:21 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)"
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by HGH
I put an award flight for tomorrow morning (June 3rd) on hold, so about 18 hours from now. It is a direct flight on AA. How long do I have to cancel or book this? It said "Through June 3rd", which is the date of the flight. So, do I have until the first minute of June 3rd or up until later, but still well before the flight. I'll know by 1 am if the trip needs to be made or not. Thanks!

ETA - the answer just came in an email from AA, so posting here for others:

"June 03, 2024 5:21 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)"
For close in bookings like this the hold will go to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time. So I'm guessing your flight departs at 7:21am.
view-with-a-room and HGH like this.
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 3:07 pm
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Latest cancellation for cash fare?

When’s the latest you can cancel a non refundable main cabin ticket for flight credit?
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Whats The Points
When’s the latest you can cancel a non refundable main cabin ticket for flight credit?
Up to departure time. If it were me, I wouldn’t cut it too close and would probably like to make sure I cancelled by departure minus 15 min in case the flight boards quickly and gate agent closes the flight early.
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by JY1024
Up to departure time. If it were me, I wouldn’t cut it too close and would probably like to make sure I cancelled by departure minus 15 min in case the flight boards quickly and gate agent closes the flight early.
thanks. Basically I was trying to decide between AA and DL going from MSY to BUF.

the best option I saw with AA had a 1 hr layover in CLT. Both legs have a 90% on time record apparently. Problem is next flight is 5+ hrs later if I miss the connection. Should I try something else? The DL option only had 40 mins layover in ATL and I hear DL is spread out in every terminal!
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Whats The Points
thanks. Basically I was trying to decide between AA and DL going from MSY to BUF.

the best option I saw with AA had a 1 hr layover in CLT. Both legs have a 90% on time record apparently. Problem is next flight is 5+ hrs later if I miss the connection. Should I try something else? The DL option only had 40 mins layover in ATL and I hear DL is spread out in every terminal!
I don't know much about DL and ATL connections, but depending on the season of travel, ATL and CLT are likely going to continue to face weather disruptions as the summer storms have already started to cause havoc from the midwest through southeast states.
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 6:07 pm
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I used Alaska Airline miles to book an AA flight. I would like to change the loyalty program of said flight from Alaska Mileage Plan to AAdvantage number. As a holder of AA Citi card, I believe this would give me a slightly higher boarding group number. Can I change the loyalty program number myself from Alaska to AA? If I have to contact AA, what's the best way to reach out to them?

Thank you.
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by JY1024
I don't know much about DL and ATL connections, but depending on the season of travel, ATL and CLT are likely going to continue to face weather disruptions as the summer storms have already started to cause havoc from the midwest through southeast states.
well I’m trying to cancel before my 24 hrs is up to be refunded but online states it will be flight credit. I’m on hold right now; they gave me the option for call back between next 2 to 32 hours 😬

is it safe to cancel online or does this mean I need to get a rep?

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Old Jun 2, 2024, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Whats The Points
well I’m trying to cancel before my 24 hrs is up to be refunded but online states it will be flight credit. I’m on hold right now; they gave me the option for call back between next 2 to 32 hours 😬

is it safe to cancel online or does this mean I need to get a rep?
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It's not clear from above what you're trying to do. Are you trying to cancel within 24 hrs of booking for a full refund? Or trying to cancel before departure for a credit?

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Old Jun 2, 2024, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey
It's not clear from above what you're trying to do. Are you trying to cancel within 24 hrs of booking for a full refund? Or trying to cancel before departure for a credit?
cancel within 24 hrs of booking.

First time I tried app chat it said try again later we’re busy but now I’m in queue
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Whats The Points
cancel within 24 hrs of booking.

First time I tried app chat it said try again later we’re busy but now I’m in queue
Is this a close in booking? You have to book more than 2 days in advance for the free 24 hr cancel/refund to be in effect.

When you pull up a reservation that is within the free 24 hr cancel window, AA displays a counter at the top of the cancel page that clearly says you can cancel within X hours and Y minutes for a full refund.
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Old Jun 2, 2024, 8:49 pm
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How early can bags be check in @ LAX for an international flight? We are on AA73 to Sydney leaving at 22:45
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Old Jun 3, 2024, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by Le_Champion
How early can bags be check in @ LAX for an international flight? We are on AA73 to Sydney leaving at 22:45
In theory you can check in and drop your bags anytime that day. There are a few specific airports where the max you can check in is 4-6 hrs before, but LAX isn't one of them.

AA.com - Check-in and Arrival
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Old Jun 6, 2024, 6:48 am
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I hit 60k Lp last week but not seeing any LP bonus in recent activity
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