Seats in the Main Cabin

Main Cabin seats

Improve your travel experience with more legroom and comfort, early boarding and more.


Main Cabin Extra

More legroom. Early boarding.

Toward the front of the Main Cabin and available on most flights, seats start at $20. Available when you book, at check-in or anytime in between, Main Cabin Extra offers:

Main Cabin Extra seats are complimentary* for:

AAdvantage Gold and oneworld Ruby members may purchase Main Cabin Extra seats for 50% off or enjoy complimentary access to available seats within 24 hours of departure.

*AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum, oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members, Alaska Airlines MVP® Gold and MVP® Gold 75K customers and up to eight traveling companions on the same reservation.

Seats in main cabin

American Airlines Preferred seats

Standard legroom in a more favorable location

In the Main Cabin on American Airlines flights, Preferred seats are available to purchase when you book, during check-in or anytime in between.

Preferred seats are complimentary for:

**Includes Alaska Airlines MVP® Gold and MVP® Gold 75K customers and up to eight traveling companions on the same reservation.


US Airways ChoiceSeats

In the front of the Main Cabin

Mostly window and aisle seats with standard legroom in the Main Cabin on US Airways flights, ChoiseSeats are available to buy when you book, check-in or anytime in between. You can also be among the first to board with Zone 2 and among the first to leave when you land.


US Airways Preferred seats

US Airways Preferred seats are reserved and complimentary for AAdvantage elite members.


Don’t want to buy a seat?

If you prefer not to buy a seat option, you can choose any available standard seat when you book your reservation, during check-in or anytime in between.

If you choose not to reserve a seat or there isn’t one available when you book, we’ll assign you an available seat at no charge during check-in or at the gate.


  • Terms and conditions

    ChoiceSeats on US Airways flights

    ChoiceSeats are sold by flight, and the cost varies based on flight length, destination and time of day.

    If US Airways changes or cancels your flight, changes aircraft or causes you to miss a connection, or if you’re denied boarding on an oversold flight and we’re unable to provide your ChoiceSeats, you'll receive a refund. We'll proactively process your refund if your reservation changed before you checked in. If your reservation changed after you checked in, please call 800-428-4322 to request a refund.

    ChoiceSeats are non-refundable if you change, cancel or miss your flight.

  • FAQs

    ChoiceSeats on US Airways flights

    What are ChoiceSeats?

    ChoiceSeatsTM are mostly window and aisle seats towards the front of Coach (and may include exit row seats*). ChoiceSeats have the same leg room as other seats, but are closer to the front of the plane – so you’re among the first to get on when you board (with Zone 2) and among the first to leave when you land. *AAdvantage elite customers will continue to receive exit row seats free of charge.

    When can I buy ChoiceSeats?

    When you book your flight, during check-in and any time in between.

    How do I buy ChoiceSeats?

    Are ChoiceSeats sold per flight or each way? In other words, what would I pay if I have a connecting flight?

    ChoiceSeats are sold on a per flight basis. For example, if you’re flying from Los Angeles to Philadelphia with a connection in Charlotte, you may buy a ChoiceSeat for the first flight to Charlotte and another ChoiceSeat for the second flight to Philadelphia.

    Are ChoiceSeats available on all flights?

    There are ChoiceSeats on all US Airways and US Airways Express flights. If you don’t see any on a particular flight, we may be sold out.

    Can AAdvantage members buy ChoiceSeats?

    Yes, but we also have complimentary Preferred and exit row seats.

    Can I purchase ChoiceSeats at a kiosk or with an agent at the airport?

    Yes.

    Can I buy a ChoiceSeat if I booked my ticket with a travel agent?

    Yes, but you’ll need to come directly to US Airways for your ChoiceSeat. You can go to ‘Manage flights’ at usairways.com or buy a seat when you check in online.

    Will I get a receipt for my ChoiceSeats?

    Yes. We provide a receipt when you buy your ChoiceSeats online, over the phone or at the airport.

    Am I forced to buy a ChoiceSeat if they’re the only seats left when I’m booking my flight?

    No. We will assign you a seat when you check in for your flight.

    Are ChoiceSeats refundable?

    If US Airways changes or cancels your flight, changes aircraft, causes you to miss a connection or you’re denied boarding on an oversold flight and we’re unable to provide your ChoiceSeats, we’ll provide you a refund. We’ll automatically process your refund if your reservation changed before you checked in. If your reservation changed after you checked in, please call 800-428-4322 to request a refund. ChoiceSeats are non-refundable if you change, cancel or miss your flight.

    If I buy a day-of-departure upgrade or move up to an earlier flight, will you refund my ChoiceSeat?

    No. ChoiceSeats are non-refundable if you decide to change your flight.

    I’m and AAdvantage elite customer and I bought a ChoiceSeat. Will I get a refund if I’m upgraded automatically?

    We’ll continue to process your automatic upgrades whether you have a ChoiceSeat or not. However, if you get an upgrade, your ChoiceSeat fee will not be refunded.

    If I volunteer to take a later flight because my original flight is oversold, will I get a refund for my ChoiceSeats?

    We'll try to provide you a ChoiceSeat on your new flight. If a ChoiceSeat is not available, please call 800-428-4322 to request a refund. You must call within 7 days of the flight for which you volunteered.