Same-day travel

Change your flight

Change of plans? We allow same-day confirmed changes on select flights for a fee, with some exceptions.

Customers can stand by for a flight at no charge.


Your new flight must:

  • Depart on the same day, from and to the same airports, as your original flight
  • Have the same number of stops, in the same airports, as your original flight
  • Be operated by American Airlines or American Eagle

Also, please keep in mind that:

  • Anyone can standby for an earlier flight, but only AAdvantage® status members can standby for a later flight the same day
  • Same-day confirmed changes and standby are subject to availability on select flights

Travel on partner airlines

If you bought a ticket with a partner airline for a flight operated by American, you can stand by or buy a same-day confirmed change. Use your American Airlines confirmation number to view your trip.

Find your trip

How to request a same-day change or standby

Starting 24 hours before departure, go to your trips online or in the app, or stop by an airport ticket counter to request a change and pay the fee, if applicable.*

After you check in, you’ll receive a new boarding pass and receipt.

*Customers traveling on a Basic Economy fare can't make changes at a kiosk and should find their trip on the American app, or visit a ticket counter to request a change.


Fees by market

Market Same day confirmed change Standby
U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands $75 $0
Canada and the Caribbean $75 Not offered
Between / through New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR) $150 Not offered

Complimentary change / standby

Passenger / ticket type Confirmed change Standby
AAdvantage Executive Platinum® and AAdvantage Platinum Pro® status (and companions in same reservation) available available
Unrestricted Economy (Y fare), Business, First, AirPass℠ available available
First, Business Flight Awards available available
AAdvantage Platinum® and AAdvantage Gold® status (and up to 8 companions in same reservation) Not available available
oneworld® Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby status (and up to 8 companions in same reservation) Not available available
Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 100K, MVP Gold 75K available available
JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic® members available available
Active U.S. military personnel (on orders or personal travel) and active U.S. military dependents (on orders only) Not available available


Fees are non-refundable unless we:

  • Are unable to assign you a seat because the flight is full
  • Cancel your new flight
  • Delay your incoming flight or cause you to miss your connection

If you're eligible, you can request a refund online.

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