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LSUFanHouston
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Member since Jul 2009
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American Airlines - Help me out

Flying next week on American for the fist time in... 15 years or more. Connecting at DFW.

1) I'm likely to check a bag - do I pay for this when I do my check-in?

2) What's the drink / snack selection look like? I'm in main cabin. Should I plan on bringing something on board?

3) How's the entertainment selection? Should I download shows to my laptop first?

Most of my travel is always with Southwest... and occasionally Delta, and very occasionally Spirit and Frontier.


Shexter
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Connecting at DFW


Prayers sent. At least it's not Spirit.








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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Naples, FL
Member since Dec 2007
32390 posts

1) Yes

2) pretzels or a couple of Biscotti cookies is the norm. There may be food for purchase if it's a longer flight. Sodas, juices, water are complimentary. If you want a meal you may want to purchase it in the departures terminal to go.

3) Not sure about American. United lets you login to their wifi and you can watch their selection of content.


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bootycricket1
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Country come to town


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Mingo Was His NameO
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It's just a commercial airline, you posted this like you're from another planet


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Rasstuss
Member since Jun 2019
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They do have a selection of movies/shows you can watch but make sure to download some stuff as a backup. I flew from Anchorage to New Orleans through DFW 2 weeks ago and on both flights the Wi-Fi was down. Thankfully I had podcasts downloaded to get me through the 5 hour flight from Anchorage after planning on just watching stuff through their app.


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TigerAlumni2010
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I think you can add a bag to check in.

Depending on the length of the flight, they will give you a drink and either pretzels/biscoff cookies.

They have the usual entertainment options, some newer movies and tv shows. It wouldn't be a bad idea to download something just in case though.


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ForLSU56
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and on both flights the Wi-Fi was down.


This seems to be the case a lot and when wifi is working, it seems to buffer a lot.

As mentioned, snacks are just pretzels or cookies.

Yes, you will be charged to check a bag.


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TigerGrl73
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Make sure you sign up for text alerts so you'll know when they change your gate.


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nola tiger lsu
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Connecting at DFW.



Used to fear DFW then I moved here. Plus many upgrades over the years. Good airport.


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midlothianlsu
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Member since Oct 2009
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Print and screen shot your boarding pass. As mentioned the Wi-Fi is not always working


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SpringBokCock
South Carolina Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Oct 2003
3077 posts

Terrible airline.

They yanked IFE out of most of their planes. You have to bring your own device to stream video. So, yes, bringing your laptop with preloaded video is smart.


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TheDeathValley
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Sep 2010
15193 posts

Pay when you check in or at the counter

You get a coke and either pretzels, cookie, or corn snack

Entertainment is fine but you have to stream from your own device


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H2O Tiger
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Member since May 2021
4030 posts

quote:

Flying next week on American for the fist time in... 15 years or more. Connecting at DFW.

1) I'm likely to check a bag - do I pay for this when I do my check-in?

Yes, the checked bag process hasn't changed in my lifetime.

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2) What's the drink / snack selection look like? I'm in main cabin. Should I plan on bringing something on board?

In Main Cabin you'll get a free non-alcoholic beverage and maybe some pretzels.

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3) How's the entertainment selection? Should I download shows to my laptop first?

AA ripped out all of the IFE on their narrowbody fleet. Streaming is your only option


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Jeaux Cool
Atlanta Braves Fan
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Member since Sep 2015
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quote:

1) I'm likely to check a bag - do I pay for this when I do my check-in?

2) What's the drink / snack selection look like? I'm in main cabin. Should I plan on bringing something on board?

3) How's the entertainment selection? Should I download shows to my laptop first?

1. Yes - will be $30-$40 per bag.
2. Pretzels/Biscoff & Sodas/Water. If you want anything other than this, I suggest bringing it on board.
3. You used to be able to connect to their "In-flight" Wi-Fi and access entertainment via their app, but I never rely on that and always have something downloaded. I would recommend doing the same.


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