Travel updates

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Travel flexibility

Life changes … and so do we

We’re making travel easier by giving you even more flexibility and the freedom to make your own choices when you fly with us.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • No more change fees for all domestic, short-haul international and select long-haul international flying on Premium Cabin, Premium Economy and Main Cabin fares.
  • Fly standby for free on earlier domestic flights, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to the same destination on the same day.
  • If you buy Basic Economy fares you may now buy extras like upgrades, seats, priority boarding and same-day flight changes.
  • AAdvantage® elite members may apply their travel benefits on all tickets, including on Basic Economy fares.
Domestic, short-haul international and select long-haul international flights This content can be expanded
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Changing or canceling your trip

You're allowed to make a change to your trip once, and the change fee will be waived. You can cancel your trip online and rebook later when you’re ready, including Basic Economy fares.

Keep in mind, you may owe any difference in ticket price when you rebook your trip.

Travel requirements

When you check-in you'll be asked to confirm you've been free of COVID-19 symptoms for the past 14 days. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

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Health and testing requirements

The U.S. and countries around the world have imposed a range of travel restrictions and testing requirements due to COVID-19. You may not be allowed to travel to certain destinations or may be required to self-quarantine when you arrive.

Travel requirements are updated often, so we recommend checking the latest entry requirements before your trip.

Testing requirements for travel to the U.S. This content can be expanded

Your travel experience

If you’re traveling at this time, we’re here for you and are making temporary changes to the travel experience to prioritize your safety.

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Updated on March 2, 2021

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