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At American Airlines, our goal is to provide a relaxing flight experience for every passenger. One way we do this is by allowing you to pre-reserve seats when you book on AA.com. So, if you prefer a window or aisle seat, or want to sit next to a traveling companion, we help make this possible with pre-reserved seating.
Before you make a reservation, you can check to see which seats are currently unassigned. Simply click on 'View Available Seats' under the "Reservations" menu. All you need is your flight number, departure date, origin and destination cities.
Please note that this feature only displays currently unassigned seats - you may select your seats after making a reservation.
Upon making a reservation, our site automatically assigns you a seat during the booking process based on any Reservation Preferences you have listed under "My Account". If you have not designated a seat preference, AA.com will search for a window, aisle or middle seat and automatically assign whichever is available at the time your reservation is complete.
Note: If two or more passengers are traveling in the same reservation, and there are no available seats together, AA.com will not automatically assign your seats. You will instead see an 'unassigned' notation next to that particular flight segment at the end of the process. Please see below for instructions on selecting seats.
Whether you choose to 'Login' or 'Continue Without Logging In', you will have the opportunity to change your assigned seats once you have finished booking your reservation online if seats are available.
If you are placing the reservation on hold, the red 'Select' option appears on the "Hold Reservations Summary" page in the "Your Itinerary" section.
If you are purchasing a ticket, the red 'Select' option appears on the "Finish" page in the "Your Itinerary" section.
Click the red 'Select' button that appears under the 'Seats' column for each flight to see a seat map. To change the auto-assigned seat, click on the desired available seat from the display and click 'Submit'. Repeat for each flight number.
After the booking process is complete, you may select/change your seats by retrieving your reservation, or using Flight Check-In on AA.com (before printing your boarding pass).
You may access your reservation on AA.com at any time to select and/or change available seat assignments online.
On the 'Select Seats' page, choose seat assignments by clicking on the interactive seat map (see right).
When you use Flight Check-In on AA.com, you may access your reservation to select and/or change your seat assignments online. Note: You may only select and/or change prior to using Flight Check-In.
For more information regarding seat assignments on AA.com, see our Frequently Asked Questions section.