American Airlines Cancellation Policy

If the customers wish to cancel their flights booked with American Airlines in case of an emergency or change of plans, the cancellation policy makes it convenient. Through American Airline Cancellation Policy you can determine what policies apply to your situation so that you can act accordingly.

Steps to Cancel flights
  • Visit which is the official website of American Airlines Reservations and on its homepage select ‘Your Trips’.
  • Select the trip you want to cancel and click on ‘Cancel Booking’.
  • Then American Airlines will ask you to confirm that you want to cancel your booking.
  • By clicking on ‘confirm’ your booking will be canceled.
  • Then you will receive a voucher if you have any remaining funds after the deduction of any cancellation fees.
  • If you cancel a paid tickets, you must save the email you receive with the six-digit record and 13 digit ticket number which will be required in case of rebooking.
  • American Airlines Cancellation Fee

    The customers will not be charged for the tickets if they cancel within a period of 24 hours of the original booking but a cancellation fee will be charged after this time period. The cancellation fee according to the type of tickets are given below:-

  • Basic Economy Ticket: The American airlines basic economy tickets are not allowed to be canceled unless you cancel it within 24 hours of the booking. Although, if American Airlines changes your flight by 61 minutes or more, your traveling companion dies or you have certain kind of military orders, in such situations you can apply for a refund.
  • Non-Refundable Ticket: American Airlines charges $200 for domestic flights and $750 for International flights. Even nonrefundable tickets can be refunded if the passenger or the traveling companion dies or there are certain military orders.
  • Refundable Ticket: In case of a refundable ticket flight cancellation can be done anytime before the departure of your flight. The refund will be transferred to your account within 7 days.
  • Award Ticket: If you book a ticket with Aadvantage miles, the cancellation will cost you $150 for the first award and $25 for every additional reward.
  • American Airlines Refund Policy

    If you cancel your flight within 24 hour of booking you will automatically receive a refund and if not you have to follow certain steps to apply for a refund.

  • Firstly, you have to cancel the flight so that you are no longer holding a seat on the plane.
  • You can do so by following the steps to cancel flights or by calling American Airlines or online using flight check-in number.
  • Then you need to fill an online refund request form.
  • In the form, you have to enter your ticket number which you can check on the email you receive, and also you have to put in your last name.
  • Your itinerary will then be displayed and you have to fill in the reason behind your cancellation.
  • You will then be asked whether you would like a voucher or a refund. If you wish to travel with American Airlines in the future you can apply for a voucher and if not you can ask for a refund.
  • By choosing one of the options, you can submit your refund request.
  • Refunds will be processed within 7 working days but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the refund may take longer.

  • American Airlines eVoucher

    The passengers can retrieve their voucher number and PIN through the link sent in the email which you have to enter on the payment screen. You can use up to 8 vouchers at one time. You may use your credit card to make the remaining payment if the ticket price exceeds the value of vouchers.

    Changing or canceling an American Airline ticket with a travel waiver

    If your ticket is covered by a travel waiver it can be simpler to cancel your flight. These waivers are issued in situations like bad weather or natural disasters. The waivers allow the customers to cancel your flights for free. It may vary based on the travel waiver issued limited to selected dates and airports.

    Recently, American Airlines has put a coronavirus travel waiver into effect which has been updated numerous times since the outbreak.

    Following are the coronavirus waivers in effect:-
  • If you have booked a ticket before March 1, 2020, and the date of travel is before May 31, 2020, you can change your ticket one time free of charge.
  • If you booked a ticket between March 1, 2020, and March 31, 2020 and plan to travel on or before February 28, 2021, you can rebook once without any change fee.

  • If you cancel a paid ticket you will not be given a refund in your credit card but you will be issued American Airlines credit for future travel. However, an award ticket can be canceled and the Aadvantage miles are refunded under the waiver.