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Seats in the Main Cabin

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.

  • Up to six inches of additional legroom

  • Group 1 boarding so you can board earlier and store your bag

  • An earlier exit off of the plane when you land

Main Cabin Extra seats are complimentary*See footnote for:

  • AAdvantage® Executive Platinum and Platinum members

  • oneworld® Sapphire and Emerald members

  • Customers who purchase a full-fare Main Cabin ticket

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

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:

  • AAdvantage elite status members**See footnote

  • oneworld Sapphire, oneworld Emerald and oneworld Ruby members

  • Customers who purchase a full-fare Main Cabin ticket

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

Premium Economy seats

Introducing a new way to enhance your journey

Beginning with the delivery of the first Boeing 787-9 aircraft in the fall of 2016, we'll offer you a new enhanced seating option for international travel.

Don't want to buy a seat?

If you don't reserve a seat or there isn't one available when you book, we'll assign a seat at no charge during check-in or at the gate.