American Airlines +1-888-808-0730 is waiving change fees for certain travel dates and for travel to certain regions, due to the coronavirus pandemic. When changing reservations, keep in mind that you will have to pay for any fare difference between the new itinerary and the flights originally booked.

American advises you that due to the extremely high call volume, you do not call their customer service line unless you need to travel within 72 hours. All other changes or cancellations must be made online.

If you are unable to contact their customer service to cancel your flight prior to departure, American Airlines will allow you to rebook later without a change fee. Your ticket will keep its original value, but if the fare for the new route you are booking is higher than the original, you will have to pay the difference.

You can change your ticket without paying a change fee, or you can cancel the ticket and receive a travel credit that you can use later, provided:

You purchased a ticket before March 1, 2020 for travel until May 31, 2020
You purchased a ticket between March 1 and March 31, 2020 for any future travel.
To change an American Airlines flight that has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, log into the travel finder and select the desired flight. If the flight qualifies for the fee waiver, you will see "Edit Trip" in the toolbar. Select it to start the search for a new flight.

To cancel an American Airlines flight that has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, log into the travel finder and select the desired flight. Select "Cancel trip" from the toolbar.

You will receive a credit for the unused portion of the ticket. To change reservations, call American Airlines Reservations and provide your ticket number and confirmation number.

Scroll down to check if your ticket is eligible for a waiver.

Flights purchased before March 1, 2020
American Airlines will waive change fees for tickets purchased before March 1, 2020 for travel from March 1 to May 31, 2020.
Travel booked must begin on December 31, 2020 or one year from the date of original purchase, whichever occurs first.
You will be responsible for any fare difference between the new flights and the original flights.
Follow the instructions above to change your flight or to cancel and receive credit for future ticket purchases.

Flights to Australia

American Airlines will waive change fees for tickets purchased before March 16, 2020 for travel to, from or through airports in Australia between March 16 and May 31, 2020.
Travel booked must begin on December 31, 2020 or one year from the date of original purchase, whichever occurs first.
You will be responsible for any fare difference between the new flights and the original flights.

Follow the instructions above to change your flight or to cancel and receive credit for future ticket purchases.
Flights to Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and South America
American Airlines will waive change fees for tickets purchased before March 22, 2020 for travel from March 16 to May 31, 2020 to, from or through airports at the following locations:

Antigua
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Brazil
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Puerto Rico
St. Croix
St. Kitts
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
Uruguay

You can change your flight reservation now or later.

Travel booked must begin on December 31, 2020 or one year from the date of original purchase, whichever occurs first.
You will be responsible for any fare difference between the new flights and the original flights.
Follow the instructions above to change your flight or to cancel and receive credit for future ticket purchases.
Flights within China (PEK and PVG)
American Airlines will waive change fees for tickets purchased on or before January 24, 2020 for travel between January 24 and October 23, 2020 to, from or through Beijing (PEK) or Shanghai International Airports ( PVG). See below for Wuhan (WUH).

Travel booked must begin on December 31, 2020 or one year from the date of original purchase.
Changes must be made by October 23, 2020.
The change fee is also waived if you can change your destination to Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT).
You will be responsible for any fare difference between the new flights and the original flights.
Follow the instructions above to change your flight or to cancel and receive credit for future ticket purchases.
China Flights (WUH)
American Airlines allows you to cancel and receive a refund for any missed flight segments that involve Wuhan Airport (WUH) for airline tickets purchased on or before January 23, 2020 for travel on January 23 as of March 31, 2020.

NOTE: To receive the refund, you must cancel your flights before the outbound flight departs.

Flights to Europe and the Middle East
American Airlines will waive change fees for tickets purchased on or before March 16, 2020 for travel March 11 through May 31, 2020 to, from or through airports at the following locations:

Austria
Belgium
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom

You can change your flight reservation now or later.

Travel booked must begin on December 31, 2020 or one year from the date of original purchase, whichever occurs first.
You will be responsible for any fare difference between the new flights and the original flights.
Follow the instructions above to change your flight or to cancel and receive credit for future ticket purchases.
Hong Kong Flights
American Airlines will waive change fees for tickets purchased on or before January 28, 2020 for travel January 28 through July 1, 2020 to, from or through Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).

Travel booked must begin August 31, 2020 or one year from the date of original purchase.
Changes must be made by July 1, 2020.
The change fee is also waived if you can change your destination to Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT).
You will be responsible for any fare difference between the new flights and the original flights.
Follow the instructions above to change your flight or to cancel and receive credit for future ticket purchases.
India flights
American Airlines will waive change fees for tickets purchased on or before March 10, 2020 for travel February 24 through May 1, 2020 to, from or through the following airports in India:

Bangalore (BLR)
Chennai (MAA)
Delhi (DEL)
Hyderabad (HYD)
Bombay (BOM)
West Bengal (CCU)

The booked trip must begin within one year from the date of purchase of the original ticket.

Changes must be made by April 14, 2020.
You will have to pay any fare difference between the old ticket and the new one.
South Korea flights
American Airlines will waive change fees for tickets purchased on or before February 24, 2020 for travel February 24 through May 1, 2020 to, from or through Seoul International Airport (ICN).

Travel booked must begin on June 30, 2020 or one year from the date of original purchase.

Changes must be made before May 1, 2020.
The change fee is also waived if you can change your destination to Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT).
You will be responsible for any fare difference between the new flights and the original flights.
Follow the instructions above to change your flight or to cancel and receive credit for future ticket purchases.

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