Via JonNYC, American is no longer allowing free Main Cabin Extra Seat selection on full-fare “Y” tickets or AAnytime award tickets.
*For travel ticketed in booking code Y on or after August 30, 2017, you’ll no longer get complimentary Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats. This includes AAnytime awards booked in Main Cabin.
Full fare tickets tend to be quite expensive, so that’s why American allowed free extra legroom seat selection, but it sounds like that will only be available for purchase moving forward, or free if you’re an elite.
A negative change for sure…
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