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User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 834 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1600 times:

Hello

I am booked to fly SFO - LAX on 14th July with AA. I have been issued an e-ticket which I have printed and will take with me.

Today i noticed that there has been a change to my booking in that the flight number has been altered,

Do i need to get my original ticket re-issued or will the original one still be valid?

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks

Stephen


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1587 times:

You don't need to bring anything other than the record locator with you to the airport, and even then, you can get by without it. Just your name and ID and they will issue a boarding pass. They could change the flight number and time 100 times before you fly and it won't change the fact that you have a ticket.

Or, check-in within 24 hours online and print the boarding pass.

The e-ticket receipt you printed is solely for your records.



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1565 times:



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You don't need to bring anything other than the record locator with you to the airport, and even then, you can get by without it. Just your name and ID and they will issue a boarding pass. They could change the flight number and time 100 times before you fly and it won't change the fact that you have a ticket.

Or, check-in within 24 hours online and print the boarding pass.

The e-ticket receipt you printed is solely for your records.

Very well stated!!

Stephen, here's something else you can do just for yourself: go to http://www.aa.com and click on the "View/Change Reservations", just to the right of the dark blue tab that's already showing "Book Flights". If you are NOT an AAdvantantage member, click on the grey button that says "Continue". You will then be asked to input your first name, last name, and the six character record locator that was assigned to you when you purchased the ticket. This will show you the itinerary with whatever flight number it has been changed to.

Also, whenever you purchase a ticket on-line, always sign up to get e-mail alerts when there's been a change. The computer will notify you if there's any change in times or flight numbers, regardless of how trivial it might be.

Enjoy your flight!!



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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1539 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
You don't need to bring anything other than the record locator with you to the airport, and even then, you can get by without it. Just your name and ID and they will issue a boarding pass. They could change the flight number and time 100 times before you fly and it won't change the fact that you have a ticket.

We booked tickets in January for travel in July. The reservation has already changed what seems like 100 times. I am an AAdvantage member so I never bring my record locator or anything. I just check in at the counter, tell them where I'm going (don't even remember the flight number) and they find me by last name. I do, however, check the reservation periodically in the very unusual case that they change more critical details about the itinerary, like placing me on a different flight completely or something more major. I can't recall this ever happening recently, though I think it may have happened in the past.

FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 834 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Thanks all for your help. Just checked on aa.com and reserved a seat as well!! Is 9A good on an MD80??


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Yes, 9A is a good seat, as coach seats go. Quiet, full seat pitch, etc.

On AA.com you can set up email alerts, as stated by PanAm747. Then, any time anything changes, they will notify you via email. Or, you can have them call you. I usually do this for gate confirmation and change. I have them call 3 hours before the flight as well as notify me of any changes to gates. Very reliable.



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User currently offlineGlbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1464 times:



Quoting FLY2LIM (Reply 3):
I do, however, check the reservation periodically in the very unusual case that they change more critical details about the itinerary, like placing me on a different flight completely or something more major. I can't recall this ever happening recently, though I think it may have happened in the past.

Having a daughter in an out of state college the past four years, I can attest that the automatic rebooking process AA uses has some serious quirks. As we knew her travel schedule six months in advance, I would frequently book her as far ahead as possible to lock in the fare. AA would frequently change the times of the flights as the actual travel date approached and would occasionally change the flights themselves. While the time changes were usually less than 5 minutes, when the flights changed they'd pick what seemed to be the emptiest flight as an alternative and not one that was near the original booking times. I'd have to call up and request a manual adjustment to work around class and final schedules.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1420 times:



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While the time changes were usually less than 5 minutes, when the flights changed they'd pick what seemed to be the emptiest flight as an alternative and not one that was near the original booking times. I'd have to call up and request a manual adjustment to work around class and final schedules.

True, the logic by which the computer selects a replacement flight IS an unknown, I have never had that be a problem at all. In fact, every single time this has happened, without exception, I have called the airline and been switched to the itinerary of my choice.

The reservation people have always gone beyond courtesy!! But as one told me, "we're not used to dealing with people who have an alternate schedule planned!! Much less know what an MD80 is!!"

They are NOT the ones who changed the schedule or cancelled a bank of flights - but they CERTAINLY are the ones who can make the change pleasant or not!!



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1404 times:



Quoting Sbworcs (Reply 4):
Thanks all for your help. Just checked on aa.com and reserved a seat as well!! Is 9A good on an MD80??

A or B is the best spot on the MD80, I actually prefer taking the two side on the MD80 over an aisle or window on the 757 for AA..



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1331 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
In fact, every single time this has happened, without exception, I have called the airline and been switched to the itinerary of my choice.

They pretty much have to let you. Once they change your flight to that degree, they are not giving you what you booked, and would have to refund your money if you didn't agree to the change. They don't want you to refund, so they'll give you a "soitanly sir" response and put you where you want to be (within reason, no changes of day or destinations, for example).



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