I am leaving this Sunday for a trip and I'll be flying standby. My question is that at the last min. can you request an available first class seat or do you have to take what they give you. I am constantly monitoring AA.com for flight schedules and available seats.. they're more seats available in first class than coach on the flights requested and yes, I already called to get my name on the standby list. At any rate, I'll just be glad I don't get bumped, so I can't be too picky..