I was hoping my first post would be something astute and not so boneheaded but apparently it wasn't in the cards . I've been reading this and TOBB for a while now, trying to absorb and the crowd is definitely more friendly here. As an AS MVP, the website notes "Preferred Seating on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines." When I try to book preferred seats on AA.com, after entering my AS #, it still wants to charge me. Am I missing something? I tried logging in to AA.com and changing my mileage plan to AS and logging out and just doing it without a log in. Neither way seems to get me around having to pay for a preferred seat. Maybe I just don't understand what AS means by "Preferred Seating" on the other airlines. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.