Generally I prefer sitting on the right side, if you're landing on 25R, you'll see In N Out and the Hollywood sign if it is clear enough to see.
With an O Fare I don't think you can use miles? Not sure, but typically, you wait until day of check in, check in at a kiosk at IAD
, and if F seats are available, AA
will offer it to you for 45 dollars for every 500 miles. So find the total miles IAD
, divide it by 45 and that's the round about price you'd have to pay to upgrade.
You are on a 738 I assume? Coach service will be BOB, 1 or 2 rounds of drink services, and the LCD TV
's every few rows in the cabin, you'll have in flight radio/music system too in the armrest.
F Class, depends on the time of your flight.