You are incorrect! Each of AA
's flights have a number of "blocked" seats for the agents use. Usually the bulkhead, exit rows, and a variety of other rows/seats are blocked for agents use. Also, AAdvantage Elite passengers do have access to a few seats that other passengers do not, however, they do not have access to those seats blocked for agents.
GLAMD11, if I understand correctly, you have seats assigned on three of your four flights, correct? May I suggest contacting AA
reservations to see if they can assign you a seat on that 4th flight, simply so you have a seat ahead of time. Then, upon check-in, if you'd prefer a different seat, advise the agent of your preference. Again, a number of seats are blocked for agent's use, and they should be able to accommodate your request.
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