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American Airlines Flight Cancellation & American Airlines customer service
However, knowing and getting knowledge about an airline's cancellation policy can save some considerable amount of money and time when in need of cancellation of a ticket.
If you are planning to book yourself a flight, or plan to book one for future with American Airlines, you have come to the right place. Here, you will get all the information regarding the booking and cancellation policy. After you have read it all, you are free to apply any policy, according to your situation.
Why our policy is a considerable one
Our cancellation policy is designed to offer its passengers the best of experiences. We don’t know the future. Hence, we possess no knowledge of future acts. You may want to cancel your trip for reasons being personal. For such scenarios, you must have all the information related to our cancellation policy so that you can cancel your reservations as per your specific needs. One common thing for any situation you may be in to cancel your booking is that you must pay the cancellation fee if you cancel the ticket after 24 hours.
If you are sure to cancel the trip, do the cancelling asap as American Airlines does not provide a refund when delayed. Then, it does not matter if you booked for yourself a standard ticket, a flight flex ticket, or an award ticket, your ticket will not qualify for a refund if not cancelled within the given time limit. All the charges related to the cancellation of a ticket will be released if a passenger fails to board the respective flight. Also, please know that American Airlines does not offer cancellation for passengers who have booked it on the same day.
The US Department of Transportation law states that the passengers cancelling their tickets within the time frame of 24 hours of the booking, should not be liable to a cancellation fee. Moreover, the refund amounts will be subordinated as per our policies.
We agree to the law and operate as per the guidelines of the transportation department.
Our 24 hours cancellation policy is the same for all categories. We offer 24 hours window before charging you for the cancellation. If the cancellation charge of your ticket is less than that of booking, a voucher of $10 will be issued to you which claimed when booking a ticket in the future.
Note: Our credits expire after 60 days of the issued date.
American Airlines Cancellation Fee
The cancellation fee of a ticket is what pains the most. Hence, give it a second thought if you want to do so. Reviewing the fare rules and laws is very useful and can save you a decent amount of time and money. We forfeit the fare cost in case a passenger misses boarding a flight.
For the Flight Flex and Standard passengers, who do reservations online (website and apps), we impose a cancellation fee of $90. On the other hand, for passengers who book their tickets through calling or the booking counter at the airport, a cancellation fee of $100 is imposed. Moreover, a cancellation fee of $110 is imposed on the passengers whose ticket is awarded by us.
In case a group ticket booking is cancelled, a passenger is charged with a sum of $50 as the cancellation fee for more information you can visit on American airlines customer care.
- Flight Flex add-on is not the right choice if a traveller wants to cancel it as it will not be fully refunded.
- Flight Flex tickets are only useful if you want to modify and not cancel.
The American Airlines cancellation fee may vary based on the tier of ticket group and service. Booking through online medium is the best choice and should be preferred to get the benefit of money and time.
Note: We do not offer passengers with options for settling the cancellation fee.
Want to cancel an ongoing flight with us?
The process of cancelling your flight is very simple and easy. Below are the steps –
If you want to skip the process and get someone else to do it on your behalf, just reach out to our customer support executives at +1(866)220 4757 (Contact number). All you need to do it is to ask them. They are well trained and will get your flight cancelled in no minutes.
Let us carry on with the steps –
Step 1. Go to our website American Airlines customer service
Step 2. Look for a ‘Manage Flights’ option on the web page and click it
Step 3. Type your booking ID
Step 4. Click on the flight you wish to cancel
Step 5. Press ‘Enter’ tab to confirm the selection
Step 6. Now, the refund amount will be visible which has been calculated automatically
Step 7. Click on the proceed tab to confirm the cancellation.
Once you are done with all the above-mentioned steps, you will receive an email or an SMS on your registered mobile number or email address as a confirmation. The refund will be initiated to your debit, credit card, or any other method used for the booking within 20-25 business days from the cancellation date.
There is no way around that you can save yourself from the cancellation charges, however, consider booking your flight with a credit card or other offer mediums to get compensation and other privileges. Also, always be careful, and don’t forget to read the fare rules closely to know the options you possess at the time of reservations and in case you end up cancelling it.