AA Gold Benefit change?

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  1. cheryld
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    Hi, DH just got his new Gold card in the mail. We are both 'lifetime' golds. I noticed the following int hte list of benefits: "Complimentary access to Preferred Seats and complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra seating through December 31, 2013"
    Looked at my last flyer - there was no mention of date for this benefit. Is this a foretelling that this is going away? :-(
     
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    Your access to preferred seats will remain after Dec 31, but when Main Cabin Extra was announced by AA, they noted then it would be free for GLDs only until that date.
     
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    Does Main Cabin Extra include Exit seats?
     
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    No, AA differentiates between MCE and preferred seats, and AA considers exit row seats preferred for now. GLDs still get access to preferred seats, but not to MCE after the December date.
     
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    Well, hopefully I'd still be able to get 17X on 767.
     
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    Anyone know whether MCE is coming to anything other than the new 777-300 by the end of the year?
     
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    It's actually on quite a few aircraft already. ;)
     
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    Enjoyed it on a 738 Monday DFW-LGA. Quite nice and a selling point I can use to my wife to go back to PLAT (just dropped to gold end feb)
     
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    orly? I havent seen MCE on a 738 yet.
     
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    I've seen it at least 6 times in the past few months. They've got the lovely blocked middle seats in Rows 16/17 for those looking for extra shoulder room.
     
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    Didn't realize that. We were up in row 9. But the middle was empty and the AAngel in A at DFW said she had blocked it. Not sure if that's how it happened or not, but having the 3 seats with bonus leg room was nice.

    Best part, even when the person reclined in front of me, I could still use my laptop. Something I can't do in Y normally.
     

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