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A little extra makes all the difference

When does a little extra make a big difference? When it's a little extra legroom. A little extra time to board. A little extra head start when you land.

With Main Cabin Extra you get a seat in the front of the Main Cabin with up to six inches of additional legroom to stretch out and relax. You also receive Group 1 boarding which gives you plenty of time to get on the plane, stow your luggage and get settled.

Main Cabin Extra seating is available on nearly all of our planes with prices starting from $20.

Ready to reserve Main Cabin Extra?

You can purchase Main Cabin Extra seats through Manage My Booking once you have purchased your ticket on You can also book these seats at airport self-service machines, through American Airlines reservations and with select travel agents. The seats are available to buy right up until airport check-in closes.

You can also select a Main Cabin Extra seat when you book a new reservation. Simply look for the Main Cabin Extra icon when you select your seats.

Main Cabin Extra access

AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum members and their oneworld equivalents, as well as Dividend Miles Preferred members* and customers who purchase a full-fare Main Cabin ticket receive complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra seats. This benefit is also extended to our AAdvantage Gold members through March 17, 2014.

We know the extra legroom is important to you when travelling in the Main Cabin, so starting March 18, 2014, we are pleased to offer AAdvantage Gold and oneworld Ruby members, as well as Dividend Miles Silver Preferred members** two ways to access Main Cabin Extra seats:

  • Purchase Main Cabin Extra for 50% off
  • Enjoy complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra within 24 hours of departure (if seats are available)

Preferred Seats continue to be complimentary for all of our AAdvantage elite status customers and their oneworld equivalents***, Dividend Miles Preferred members***, as well as customers who have purchased a full-fare Main Cabin ticket. Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats can be selected at the time of booking up until check-in.

† Call charges and additional charges may apply.

‡ Not available in all countries.

*AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum, oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members. Dividend Miles Chairman’s Preferred, Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred members, Alaska Airlines MVP® Gold and MVP® Gold 75K customers and up to 8 travelling companions on the same reservation.

**Applies to Alaska Airlines MVP® customers as well. The 50% discount also applies to up to 8 travelling companions booked in the same reservation.

***AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold members, Dividend Miles Preferred members, customers travelling on a military fare, as well as AAirpass® and oneworld® elite customers and Alaska Airlines MVP®, MVP® Gold and MVP Gold® 75K customers and up to 8 travelling companions on the same reservation.

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