Okay part rant part warning. 2 out of 3 of my international flights had the originating flight cancelled. In neither case was I notified before arriving at the airport. Case 1, due to weather(at another station) had been rebooked no harm no foul. Case 2. Arrived for checkin and wondered why it took 20 minutes for the person n front of me. AA app and website indicated flight leaving on time (and tripit which often indicates changes before I am notified by AA also had no notice of delay or cancellation indicating that AA didn't enter it into the system) Agent tells me flight has been delayed 8 hours _ which messes up my international connection. No reasonable alternative at this point -confirmed 3 days later doesn't seem reasonable. I go with a horrible alternative and write to customer service. Reply from cs says sorry and calls me a liar, they say attempted to contact me even though I said I was not contacted. My phone was working all day before the flight as was my email and text. SO AA WEBSITE AND APP say flight on time, but it isn't This is not the first or fifteenth time AA has been lax about timely updates, others have reported this and I certainly have experienced it many times, but it is the first time it has been so disastrous for me. is the only way to avoid finding out you are up the creek without a paddle to call AA multiple times in the last few hours before the flight? Isn't this a ridiculous way to run an airline?