Hi all, Got a question about a trip I have upcoming in February. I'm going to the Dominican Republic with my family, my father did the leg work of booking the trip and sent me the confirmation. I was actually ecstatic to see that the flight is operating w/ a 777! I'd never even realized that AA was using them on that route. I go out of my way to get on a 777 whenever I can (which rarely works out!), so this made my day.
Taking it further, it looks like our current confirmed seat reservations are in row 12. Sooooo.... Did we hit the jackpot? I understand this is one of those rare flights where the 3 class aircraft operates a route that is sold as only 2 class, so lucky people get to sit in the bus class seats (obviously w/ economy service). I've heard that they are reserved for Elite members (of which I am not. We do have a decent amount of miles on AA but I haven't even entered my AA Advantage # yet, as my dad booked it). I've also heard that it can be luck of the draw.
Given that we already have these as confirmed seats, is it likely that AA will cancel those in the 6 weeks between now and then, and move us somewhere else? If that's pretty much a guarantee, then I'd probably want to front run that process and at least be able to ensure that I at least get a window seat, rather than end up getting allocated whatever seats are available that day. Of course, I'm hoping that we'll just get Row 12! I've sat in those seats a few times legitimately for work on JFK-LHR, but this would really be a treat.
Anyone with more expertise that can weigh in here? Thanks!