I fly AA
exclusively and I always book my tix online (my tix are always from SFO
). The one confirmation email is the one you get. I have never gotten a second email. The most important piece of the puzzle is the record locator, always a six letter code like FLYLIM, for example. I have always been told to have the credit card of record available to present to the customer service agent. However, the times I have been asked for it are more the exception than the rule. Now, keep in mind that as an AAdvantage member all my info is on file so they probably consider me "low risk" (which would be wrong as I am "no risk at all", rather).
The one issue that may change everything is the fact that you are booking from overseas. I don't know if the rules are different for you, I have no idea. But, as long as you have a record locator number with you, there shouldn't be a problem.
Another thing is that AA
does not let you upgrade with miles on international segments. You have to purchase the upgrade. However, on a JFK
leg I would certainly recommend an upgrade.
I don't know what F/As are like for other airlines. As far as AA
goes, and I am not an employee (nor have I ever been), they are simply wonderful people. I met several that have been flying with AA
for 35+ years. On the LIM
routes, I tend to run into the same people a lot and they recognize me (I am not a frequent flyer, just a consistent one) and they are warm, caring, and extremely professional. The US crews are equally warm, caring, and professional. As with anyone in any type of profession, give them a smile, say "please" and "thank you", and treat them as people and they will respond likewise.
I hope this helps.
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