Main Cabin

All the essentials

A Main Cabin ticket is more than just a seat – it includes everything you need for an enjoyable flight.

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Seat selection

You can choose your seat for free when you book or buy a Preferred seat in a more favorable location or a Main Cabin Extra seat with more benefits.

Main Cabin Extra

Main Cabin food

Whilst flying across the Atlantic you’ll enjoy meals, as well as our delicious ice cream service. You can order soft drinks and alcoholic drinks to enjoy with your meals.

Main Cabin food

Free carry-on

You can bring 1 personal item and a 1 bag with you for free. Check all the restrictions before you board.

Carry-on bags

Free entertainment

Sit back and relax with free seatback entertainment showing up to 300 movies and hundreds of TV shows, plus a large library of music. Enjoy Live TV with channels including BBC News and Sport24 on select flights.

Inflight entertainment


You can buy Wi-Fi on select aircraft so you never miss a beat while you’re on board.

Wi-Fi and connectivity

AAdvantage® benefits

Elite status

Flying with status AAdvantage® / oneworld® status? Enjoy more benefits like mileage bonuses, priority check-in, standby and boarding, complimentary checked bags, lounge access and more.

Elite status benefits

Seat assignments

  • If you're unable to choose seats when you book, check back closer to departure or we'll assign you a seat when you check in.
  • We make every effort to ensure you get your chosen seat, but seat assignments are not guaranteed.
  • We reserve the right to change seats for operational, safety or security reasons.
  • You must check in at least 30 minutes before departure and be at the gate 15 minutes before departure or you may lose your seat.
  • We will attempt to assign children under 15 with at least one adult they're traveling with.
  • If you sit in a seat other than the one assigned, you may be asked to move.

Preferred seats

  • Preferred seats are on select flights operated by American Airlines and American Eagle and subject to availability.
  • Seats are non-transferable and valid only on the flight purchased.
  • We reserve the right to discontinue the sale of seats or refuse to sell seats to a passenger.
  • Fees for seats are non-refundable with some exceptions.

Refunds issued for seats

We'll issue you a refund if:

  • You pay to upgrade to First or Business
  • You pay more for another seat on the same flight (but not if you change to a lower priced or free seat)
  • You cancel your flight within 24 hours and booked at least 2 days before departure
  • You cancel, rebook and buy seats on your new flight
  • We cancel your flight and we're unable to get you a comparable seat on another flight rebooked by us*
  • We delay your flight causing you to miss a connection and we're unable to get you a comparable seat on another flight*
  • You're denied boarding on an oversold flight and we're unable to get you a comparable seat*

*Unable to get you a comparable seats is defined as moving from preferred to non-preferred or preferred aisle / window to preferred middle


Request a refund

You can request a refund online if you paid for seats and you make changes to parts of your reservation, and you lose your paid seats on the unchanged segments.

Keep in mind you need to submit separate refund requests for your flights, seats and other purchases.

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