Did AA ever do this? Feeling nostalgic for less crowded flights. Before AA was a UA ff years ago. Tried to give them back my business and they couldn't earn it, but that's a story for another day. They used to block centers for me so they would only be filled up if they ran out of other seats. Does/did AA do something similar? Last time I recall this happening for me was 2004. Just interested in hearing others' experiences.