I wanted to find out if anyone else has experienced a seat assignment charge when calling AA Plat desk. I called to get a seat assignment on a AA flight operated by Alaska and was told that I need to pay $25 to get a seat assignment. I was told that I could get me seat on AA.com or call my travel department for a seat assignment. I can't choose a seat on the flight through AA.com and the best seat that I can get from my travel agent is the back of the plane. All very interesting since I received an email from AA regarding the partnership between AA and Alaska and the additional benefits for Plat members. Anyone else with the same experience.