my brother, son and I were going on a ski trip, flying on AA flight 1326 from chicago to boston leaving at noon. we had problems finding the parking lot, then finding a space in the parking lot, finally arriving with our preprinted boarding passes at 11:30 am - only to be told it was too late to check our bags, and one of us would have to stay behind and fly on the next flight with our bags. my brother offerred to stay behind and was given a ticket for flight 2626 leaving at 1:24. the bags arrived on that flight but my brother did not - he didnt board until after 7pm and was forced to buy a second ticket for $373.00 and a $35 service fee. this doesnt make sense that AA could give my brothers seat to someone else and charge him for another seat. why couldnt they just send our bags on the next flight and let us board as planned. I have been flying for 40 years(and a AA club member for 30+ years) and have never heard or have this happen. Please help.