So I go to AA.com to book two trips and discovered a big
upgrade change. This is what it looked like:
I could never get the complete page to load, but the booking matrix has been changed to display roundtrip prices rather than splitting them up as outbound/return fares.
It also displays new “Your Choice Essential” and “Your Choice Essential Plus” bundled packages that include extra options like checked bags and priority boarding. Here’s a look at theses new “Choices”:
The site wasn’t really working, so I can’t say that I don’t like it, but I will say this: I can’t figure out how to sort results by departure time, fare, or any other criteria.
Maybe I’m overlooking it, but if sorting is gone, I’m not going to be happy.
Again, the site wasn’t working properly so I’m withholding judgement, but I did notice a few other important features/functions that (for now) seem to be missing. If it turns out that they’re gone for good, then this is definitely not a “upgrade”.
I was able to book one ticket and other than the pricing matrix the rest of the process seemed unchanged. Thankfully, the 24 hour hold is still there (always a worry to me anytime they make a change, not because of any rumors, but just because I’m paranoid).
Here’s a link to a info page, complete with a video, describing how it’s supposed to work. Have you had a chance to try it yet? Your thoughts?