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Flight change policy at American Airlines

by Sanjay Singh Content Marketing

If you are flying to a domestic destination, there will be no American Airlines Change Fee, no matter whether you have a First-class, business, premium economy, or main cabin ticket. For short-haul and long-haul international flights, American Airlines will waive the whole change flight amount.

What number do I call to change an American Airlines flight?

In the U.S., please contact American Airlines or American Eagle at 800-433-7300 for further information. If assistance is needed in Spanish, you may dial 800-633-3711.

What happens if American Airlines changes my flight?

They say if your departure time changes by 60 minutes or more, if your itinerary changes from a direct flight to a connecting flight, or if there's an equipment change, you can change your ticket for no charge.

American Airlines change fees

American Airlines has also revamped many of its change and cancellation fees, allowing much more flexibility than ever before. For tickets issued on or after Aug. 31, 2020, American Airlines has permanently eliminated its change and cancellation fees for flights within the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For tickets issued on or after Nov. 19, 2020, American also permanently eliminated its change and cancellation fees on international flights originating from North and South America to Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South America, and the United Kingdom.

With either amendment, all fares except basic economy apply. Fare differences will apply, but if your new booking is cheaper, you'll receive a travel credit for a future trip.

Same-day flight changes are available on select flights for a $75 fee. Meanwhile, same-day flight changes between New York (JFK) and London (LHR) will incur a $150 fee. Customers can stand by for a same-day flight on flights within the U.S., to Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for no charge.

AA 24-hour Canellations

If you immediately regret anything about the itinerary you just booked, cancel your ticket within 24 hours of purchasing and you should get off fee-free. That's according to a U.S

One caveat: Some experts say a third-party booking is a riskier route to go for this. But some travel sites — Expedia is one — do have a built-in option that allows you to easily cancel within 24 hours.

Which flights are eligible for American Airlines same-day flight changes?

This policy covers all American Airlines and American Eagle US domestic flights, as well as AA flights to and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, which all support both same-day confirmed changes, as well as passengers flying standby.

Also covered are AA flights to and from Canada and the Caribbean, and between New York JFK and London Heathrow, where only same-day confirmed changes are offered (no standby requests).

All other AA routes, including from Australia or New Zealand to the United States, are not eligible for same-day flight changes, so if your plans change, you’ll need to amend your booking via the usual channels.

Within the above network of eligible flights, each must be ‘operated’ by American Airlines or American Eagle – that is, an American Airlines or Eagle aircraft, as opposed to a codeshare flight sold by AA but served by a partner airline like British Airways.

American’s new four-hour schedule change policy

With American Airlines new schedule change policy, you can only be refunded for a schedule change if you’re delayed by at least four hours, or if you go from a nonstop to a connecting itinerary.

While this is of course a negative change, big picture I think American deserves credit for how they’ve handled themselves throughout all of this when it comes to refunds, especially compared to airlines like United and JetBlue.

Other airlines have tried to see what they can get away with and have adjusted their policy a handful of times, while this is the first such change we’ve seen from America.

What Types of Changes With American Airlines?

Before you can look for how you can change American Airlines flight, have an insight into what kinds of changes you can request on the American Airlines booking –

American Airlines seat change – Passengers are allowed to choose their seats for free. American Airlines change seat requests include buying a preferred seat or upgrading to the Main Cabin extra legroom seat. In addition, –

Passengers can change their seats by navigating to the My Trips section from the American Airlines home page.
You need to enter your six-digit record locator along with the passenger’s full name.
Under a few circumstances, American Airlines holds the seating assignments until the day of departure to accommodate passenger needs.

If you’re unable to book a seat at the time of purchase, you can choose your seat later at the time of check-in
American Airlines name change – American Airlines name change on the ticket is confined to name correction only, as the airline does not allow anyone to change the name on their ticket. American Airlines reservations once issued are non-transferable. In case of name correction –

Passenger can correct their first as well as last name up to three characters for an American Airlines change fee of 125 USD

Passengers need to submit a valid travel document such as a passport or driver’s license for validation.
American Airlines change passenger name requests can only be made via American Airlines change flight phone number at +1-877-311-7484.

American Airlines same-day flight change

American Airlines Flight Change Policy allows same-day flight change, for a fee, with some exemptions and a waiver code. American Airlines’ same-day flight change for a new flight must include the scheduled departure on the same day, to and from the same destinations, as the original flight. In addition, it must have the same number of connections, from the same departure airports, as the original flight.

American Airlines flight date change – You are allowed to make one free date, and the American Airlines flight change fee would be waived. Only fare difference would be applicable. Add to that, within 24 hours of purchase, passengers can make unlimited changes to the flight date at no charge. Only fare difference would be applicable.

American Airlines flight time change – You can take an earlier flight and can avail of standby requests for a fee of 75 USD, with few exceptions. Only elite members can opt for a later flight on the same day of travel. Add to that, within 24 hours of purchase, passengers can make unlimited changes to the flight time free of charge. Only fare difference would be applicable.

Change flight destination with American Airlines – If you need to change the departure or the origin point, you may need to pay the American Airlines change fee of 200 USD, along with the fare difference, if applicable. Add to that, within 24 hours of purchase, passengers can make unlimited changes to the travel destination free of charge. Only fare difference would be applicable.

This article first publish on https://aviationrepublic.com/blog/american-airlines-change-flight-date-policy-fee-reschedule-booking/


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