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AA Separate Reservations Protected
If I book NYC-DFW on one paid AA reservation and then book DFW-LAX on another paid AA reservation, with a ~1.5 hr connection in PHL, will AA rebook me to LAX if my first flight is delayed/canceled? What about checked baggage?
(Both flights are AA operated.)
Might have to manually request to be protected if NYC-DFW is delayed. You can check bags at NYC all the way to LAX though, just tell them you have a separate ticket.
So your routing is NYC-DFW-PHL-LAX? Are you just trying to lengthen your trip or does this yield a significant discount?
Technically I don’t think AA is required to do anything for you other than get you to the destination on your ticket. So if your first flight to DFW is delayed, all AA needs to do is get you to DFW. You might be able to find a helpful agent at the airport but you’re likely going to get some strange looks and they may or may not help you.
If this goes wrong, this is a situation where buying a day pass to the DFW AAdmirals club nearest to your gate will be well worth the price of the pass and your sanity.