American Airlines Cancellation Policy and Refund Fees

American flight cancellation usually depends on the type of flight class you have booked to travel from one destination to another. American Airlines provides refunds to customers based on canceled times, flight booking classes, and routes chosen for travel.

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American Flights Cancellation and Refund Policy Details

American Airlines' cancellation policy varies depending on the types of flights booked by travelers on the booking portal such as economy, premium economy, first class, or business class. A few points are depicted below that will provide sufficient information about the flight fares.

  • American Airlines does not charge a fee for cancellation.
  • Airlines have removed cancellation charges on non-refundable domestic flights.
  • Once you cancel your tickets within 24 hours, you are eligible for a 100% refund through the 24-hour American cancellation policy.
  • For flight tickets booked more than 24 hours from American Airlines under the cancellation policy, a cancellation charge of USD 250 will be applicable.
  • If you've selected no-show status for flights, don't worry about deducted airfare as American Airlines will automatically issue credits in lieu of flights.
  • In the event of such inclement weather, full refunds will be provided to US canceled flights.
  • American Flights' cancellation policy does not apply to tickets purchased in group, you are eligible to receive a full refund for sales tax levied on refundable taxes or service charges.
  • Passengers get 24 hours to cancel their flights before the scheduled departure date and are eligible for a refund.
  • If the flight ticket is purchased directly from the airline ticket counter, only a passenger can cancel and seek a refund online or offline.
  • If the American airlines flight is booked through a third party or an external source, the American Airlines refund policy does not apply for refunds. Connecting with a third party is recommended.
  • Passengers will not get a refund on non-refundable tickets except in certain situations like death or sudden illness.

American Airlines 24-Hours American Flights Cancellation Policy

  • Cancel your flight tickets within 24 hours from the time you first purchased your flight ticket for a refund if booked at least 2 days before the scheduled departure.
  • The American policy of 24-Hours applies to all flights but you need to cancel your flight tickets to get a back refund.
  • American flight tickets booked in group block are not eligible to request a refund.

Fees For Flights Cancellation

If you cancelled your flight within 24 hours then below is the table for fees. 

  • Basic Economy: No cancellation fee is allowed.
  • Non-refundable: $0 with this but fare difference may apply
  • Refundable: With this it is $0.
  • Award ticket: Also $0 With This

Note: If you are traveling with your pet on American Airlines, you can also cancel a flight booked for a pet.

 How Do I Cancel My Flights on American Airlines?

Ensure to follow the American Airlines cancellation policy if you don’t want to lose your cashback or are willing to obtain a complete refund.

  • First, you have to go to the official website of American Airlines
  • Now, tap on plan travel and a window will open.
  • Now, select the Your Trips tab.
  • On the new page, American Airlines will ask passengers to log in to the AAdvantage Account.
    • Those who have to subscribe to AAdvantage can log in to the AAdvantage account by entering their username and password.
    • They can now directly observe the upcoming flights and can modify them directly.
    • Those who are yet to subscribe AAdvantage account can continue as a guest.
  • If you don’t have an AAdvantage account, tap on the Continue option to carry on as a Guest.
  • Now, enter the flight information of your existing booking
    • The six-digit confirmation code was received in your email at the time of booking with American Airlines.
    • The 13-digit ticket number mentioned your flight ticket or was received in your email at the time of flight booking.
    • Now, enter finally your first and last name.
  • Then, tap on the Find Your Trip option.
  • Now, your existing flight will appear.
  • Select the Cancel flight option from the multiple choices given there.
  • Then, move ahead with the cancellation and the website of American Airlines will take you to the next page for checkout.
  • On this page, you can check your total booking amount and cancellation charges. The cancellation fee varies on the fare type.
  • Now, cancel your flight and get back a refund or travel voucher, or credit for future use.

How to Get American Airlines Compensation?

Below is an outline of the compensation you are entitled to for a delayed American Airlines flight based on the distance of your flight:

  • A short-haul flight that is less than 1500 km will then give passengers $250 compensation from American Airlines.
  • A medium-haul flight that is between 1500km and 3500km will give passengers $400 American Airlines compensation.
  • Airlines will compensate passengers $600 for long-haul flight delays that exceed 3,500 km.

Publish Date: 05/10/2023