| I paid extra in order to select a seat for my wife and myself toward the front of the plane. ( I guess). Flight was from Philadelphia to Ft Lauderdale. There was certainly no extra room involved. I selected a window and middle seat. Row 14. Boarding was a nightmare. They board in groups 1-8. You have to pay $34.00 in order to board in an early group. Just selecting an "extra room" seat for 2 people adds over $100.00 minimum to your cost. Otherwise you board, NOT from back to front, but apparently when you bought your ticket. You are allowed a carry on. except if you are in boarding groups 7 or 8. At the gate you will be told that if you are in groups 7 or 8, you must check your carry on.(Happens on full or nearly full flights). Since you selected a window seat you expect a window. Not on American. They jam so many rows on to the plane that about 30% of the window seats don't actually align with a window, so you are jammed against a blank bulkhead. No seat back entertainment. I am 6'1", so I don't consider myself overly tall. My knees were jammed against the seat in front of me, to the point where I could not really even access the seat pocket in front of me. The tray table was up against my chest. Not a great way to fly for 3 hours. For the way you get treated by this airline, you might as well fly Spirit or some other budget carrier and save on the fare. There is NOT comparison between this airline and competitors Delta, Jetblue, and United. Never again.