Main Cabin Extra

Main Cabin Extra

A little more of everything

Enjoy more space with Main Cabin Extra seating, starting at $20. Seats are located in front of the Main Cabin and offered on most flights, subject to availability.

Early boarding

Be one of the first to board after elite members with Preferred Group 5 boarding.

Boarding process

Extra legroom

Sit back and relax with more room to stretch out at the front of the Main Cabin.

Free carry-on

You can bring 1 personal item and a 1 bag with you for free. See all the restrictions before you board.

Checked baggage policy

Free snacks

Snacks and soft drinks are always free. Plus, additional food or drinks may be available for free or to buy, depending on your route.

Main Cabin food

Free entertainment

Enjoy free movies and TV shows – on screen or your device.

Inflight entertainment


You can buy Wi-Fi on select aircraft so you never miss a beat while you’re on board.

Wi-Fi and connectivity

Book your seat

Look for the Main Cabin Extra icon when you choose your seats.

Book a flight and buy Main Cabin Extra

If you've already booked your flight, you can still buy a Main Cabin Extra seat. If you bought a Basic Economy ticket, boarding and carry-on restrictions still apply.

Change your seat

You can buy Main Cabin Extra through Reservations, select travel agencies and airport self-service kiosks. If you have a credit card stored in your AAdvantage® profile, you can also buy on our mobile app.

American Airlines app

Elite member access

Who gets complimentary Main Cabin Extra seats?

  • AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum members
  • oneworld® SapphireSM and oneworld® EmeraldSM members
  • Customers who purchase a full-fare Main Cabin ticket*

All listed members are allowed complimentary access for up to 8 traveling companions on the same reservation.

AAdvantage Gold and oneworld® RubySM members

  • Buy Main Cabin Extra seats for 50% off at time of booking
  • Enjoy complimentary access within 24 hours of departure when seats are available

Other restrictions

Basic Economy fare tickets aren't eligible for complimentary/discounted access to Main Cabin Extra seats.

*For travel ticketed in booking code Y on or after August 30, 2017, you'll no longer get complimentary Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats. This includes AAnytime awards booked in Main Cabin.

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