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Which OW status gives free maincabin on AA?

Old Oct 14, 19, 8:08 am
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Question Which OW status gives free maincabin on AA?

Hello all,

I hope to be posting in the right place, and thanks for reading this.

My subject says it all. Which OW status allows to get free maincabins on AA flights (domestic, Caribbeans, etc)?

Or is that only possible for AA Platinums?

Thank you!!
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Old Oct 14, 19, 11:20 pm
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Originally Posted by villainstlucia View Post
Hello all,

I hope to be posting in the right place, and thanks for reading this.

My subject says it all. Which OW status allows to get free maincabins on AA flights (domestic, Caribbeans, etc)?

Or is that only possible for AA Platinums?

Thank you!!
I don't understand, are you asking if there is a OW status level that allows you to fly for free on AA? If that's what you are asking, I cannot imagine there is any such status level.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 11:40 pm
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Perhaps the OP is asking about Main Cabin Extra?

If so....OW Sapphire and Emerald get complimentary access to MCE..

OW Ruby within 24 hours of departure if seats still available.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by trooper View Post
Perhaps the OP is asking about Main Cabin Extra?

If so....OW Sapphire and Emerald get complimentary access to MCE..

OW Ruby within 24 hours of departure if seats still available.
Thx Trooper, and sorry, yes it is the better seats in couch, which as a Platinum I get for free. Good to know OW Sapphire gets them, too as I will probably switch to AY, BA or IB.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by trooper View Post
Perhaps the OP is asking about Main Cabin Extra?

If so....OW Sapphire and Emerald get complimentary access to MCE..

OW Ruby within 24 hours of departure if seats still available.
Main Cabin Extra (Economy plus jargon) is an AA-USA concept. Only exists with a few other airlines outside of USA to my knowledge (VA & ?). Is not premium economy (a separate class)

https://www.americanairlines.com.au/...abin-extra.jsp
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Elite member access
Who gets complimentary Main Cabin Extra seats?
  • AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum members
  • oneworld® SapphireSM and oneworld® EmeraldSM members
All listed members are allowed complimentary access for up to 8 traveling companions on the same reservation.

AAdvantage® Gold and oneworld® RubySM members
Enjoy complimentary access within 24 hours of departure when seats are available***

Other restrictions
Basic Economy fare tickets aren't eligible for complimentary/discounted access to Main Cabin Extra seats.

***Gold members who buy Main Cabin Extra seats on or after September 5, 2018 will no longer receive a 50% discount
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Old Oct 19, 19, 10:21 pm
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While I was Ruby I always found myself in MCE when flying AA which was always a pleasant surprise.
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Old Oct 20, 19, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
Main Cabin Extra (Economy plus jargon) is an AA-USA concept. Only exists with a few other airlines outside of USA to my knowledge (VA & ?). Is not premium economy (a separate class)
In the oneworld world, AY offers a similar concept on their widebodies. It's called Economy Comfort and can be assigned free for AY Platinums and OWE (OWE needs to call AY to have seats assigned).
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