Schedule Change - Rule 240/80 - Schedule Irregularity

Travel Agency Guidelines










Schedule Change Introduction

General Information

Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 or Schedule Irregularity for delayed flights (flights which have not been canceled) that qualify for a refund must be processed by American Airlines via the online refund request form.

Travel agents may not process a refund for a non-refundable ticket on a Rule 240/80 for delayed flights (flights which have not been canceled) via their ARC/BSP. If customer requests a refund refer to the Revenue/'Published Fare online Refund Request Form section below.

Definitions:

Rule 240
Domestic tariff rules which state AA's obligations to our customers when their flights are changed or canceled as a result of Schedule Change(s)/ Irregularities.

  • Rule 240 applies to travel wholly within the 50 U.S., travel between the U.S. and Canada and travel between the U.S. and Puerto Rico /U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Rule 240 protects all ticketed customers including AAdvantage, AA codeshare and Travel Agents free/reduced rate.
  • AAirpass® tickets should be handled in the same manner as revenue tickets and are considered ticketed at all times.

Rule 80 International tariff rules which state AA's obligations to our customers when their flights are changed or canceled as a result of Schedule Change(s)/Irregularities.

  • Rule 80 applies to all international travel except travel between the U.S. and Canada and/or between the U.S. and Puerto Rico /U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Rule 80 protects all ticketed customers including AAdvantage, AA codeshare and Travel Agents free/reduced rate.
  • AAirpass® tickets should be handled in the same manner as revenue tickets and are considered ticketed at all times.

SCHEDULE CHANGE
A planned change or cancellation of a flight which occurs prior to the day of departure, but can occur up to more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure. Examples - Change of flight times, change of flight numbers, reduction of service, discontinuation of all service in a market.

If a schedule change is for FLIGHT NUMBER ONLY (BRD/OFF and RBD are the same), the Travel Agent may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or request a refund.

American Airlines schedule changes received more than 35 days out should be processed within 30 days or more prior to departure after accepting the schedule change. Schedule changes received less than 35 days out should be processed within five days of receiving the schedule change.

For flight number only schedule changes, no reissue is required.

SCHEDULE IRREGULARITY
An unplanned change or cancellation that normally occurs on the day of departure, but can occur up to 72 hours prior to the schedule departure. Examples - mechanical, ATC (Air Traffic Control), crew legality, weather, etc. View Schedule Irregularity procedures.

Procedure:

Reissue for Schedule Change

AA uses an automated schedule change process up to 72 hours prior to departure. Through this automated process all schedule changes are sent to the booking source for notification. It is the responsibility of the booking source to notify the customer, acknowledge the schedule change and reissue the ticket.

NOTE: If the Schedule Change for a delayed flight is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure, the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight, unless the schedule change results in a "misconnect".

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AA Schedule Change

All American, American Eagle, American Connection - Flight Number ONLY Change

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines has a Schedule Change – Wholly AA Flights

Flight Number ONLY Change on wholly American, American Eagle®, American Connection® itineraries are eligible for online check-in on AA.COM even when the flight number in the itinerary and the VCR coupon flight number are different. The time/date/origin-destination must match and VCR coupon is in OK status

 

Revalidation or Reissue are not required.

Travel Agent may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or request a refund.

If desire the ticket to be revalidated, contact American Airlines Sales Support

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AA Schedule Change

All American, American Eagle, American Connection Flights

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines has a Schedule Change - AA Flights

Travel Agents may rebook new Itinerary for Customer

NOTE: If the AA flight delay is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or alternate date of travel unless the schedule change results in a "misconnect".

Travel Agents may rebook new itinerary:

If the Schedule Change is:

31 minutes to 90 minutes
Or the flight changes from a non-stop to a connecting flight

  • For the same travel dates, origination/destination, inventory, fare, and fare basis as originally ticketed.
  • May select an alternate flight wholly AA/AA* (AA Codeshare) maintaining same inventory, origin/destination.
  • May have or add an alternate connecting point to the destination on the original ticket.
    • I.E. JFK PLS may add JFK MIA PLS or if ticketed as DFWBNALGA may rebook as DFWORDLGA

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

AA Flights, Customer Does Not Accept New Itinerary

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines has a Schedule Change - AA Flights

Customer does not accept new itinerary as updated by AA schedule change and requests an alternate time of travel on same day as ticketed:

Travel Agents may rebook new Itinerary for Customer

Customers that are traveling to/from a co-terminal location may be changed to an alternate co-terminal airport, if requested, for American Airlines segments only. Refer to Domestic Co-Terminals

If the customer has chosen an alternate co-terminal airport, they may use that airport for their continuing or return journey. This change must be made at the time of original ticket reissue.

NOTE: If the AA flight delay is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or alternate date of travel unless the schedule change results in a "misconnect".

Travel Agents may rebook new itinerary:

91 minutes and greater
Or the flight changes from a non-stop to a connecting flight

  • If original inventory is not available may book an AA flight next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory.
  • If no AA flights are available may select an alternate flight on AA* (AA codeshare) maintaining same inventory, origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.

91 minutes and greater
Or the flight changes from a non-stop to a connecting flight

Restricted to oneworld® codeshare partners

  • If no AA flights are available may select an alternate flight on a oneworld AA*, if original inventory is not available may book next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory, excludes W inventory for premium economy on AA*.
  • May have or add an alternate connecting point to the destination on the original ticket.
    • I.E. JFK PLS may add JFK MIA PLS or if ticketed as DFWBNALGA may rebook as DFWORDLGA

If unable to book for the same day due to the flight time or schedule change is not acceptable:

  • May change to a day prior/after the original ticketed travel date maintaining same inventory, origination/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.
    • May change their continuing or return travel dates on AA segments only maintaining same inventory to maintain the original length of stay prior to the reaccommodation

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

AA Flights, 300-Mile Radius

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines has a Schedule Change – AA Flights:

300 - Mile Radius

The 300-mile radius option may be applied if the Schedule Change results in one of the following:

  • Discontinued service without an alternate protection agreement
  • An extended connection time equal to or greater than 4 hours
  • An involuntary connection requiring the customer to overnight on either the outbound or return segment

The 300-mile radius option change must be made at the time of original ticket reissue.

NOTE: If the AA flight delay is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or alternate date of travel unless the schedule change results in a "misconnect".

Travel Agents may rebook new itinerary:

Discontinuation of Service:
If American Airlines has an alternate protection agreement the 300-mile radius option is not allowed.

  • Itinerary must contain AA Prime, AA*/US, or US Prime Space Only
  • If there are no acceptable options to the customer's original ticketed destination/origin, may book AA Prime, AA*/US, or US Prime space only to an alternate AA airport, within a 300-mile radius of the originally ticketed city within the same country
  • The new flight must be rescheduled for the same ticketed date of travel but may be earlier or later than the originally scheduled flight time.
      • Use lowest available inventory in the same cabin as ticketed
      • If unable to book in the same cabin as originally ticketed, an alternate flight must be selected.
  • If the customer has chosen an alternate AA or US airport, they may use that airport for their continuing or return journey. 
  • This change must be made at the time of original ticket reissue.

4 Hours or Greater Connection:

Example itinerary: ACT - DFW - SMF - DFW – ACT

3402  18JUL  ACT DFW  600A 645A
(schedule change created a 4hr or greater connection)
491  18JUL  DFW SMF 1230P 200P

If the schedule change results in a connection time equal to or greater than 4 hours and the customer requests to drive to the connection city:

  • Agency may "cancel the outbound flight segment" from the itinerary.
    • If assistance is required contact Sales Support.
  • If the customer has chosen an alternate AA or US airport, they may use that airport for their continuing or return journey or they may keep the return airport as originally ticketed.
  • This change must be made at the time of original ticket reissue.

Involuntary Overnight Connection:

Example itinerary: OKC - DFW - MIA - GGT - MIA - DFW - OKC

1227 02JUL OKC DFW 615P 715P
(schedule change created an overnight connection)
  919 03JUL DFW MIA  545A    930A

3589 03JUL MIA GGT 1045A 1200N

If a schedule change results in an involuntary overnight connection the following options are allowed:

  • Customer may change to an alternate airport within a 300-mile radius as long as the new schedule does not also require an overnight connection.
  • Itinerary must contain AA Prime, AA*/US, or US Prime Space Only
  • If there are no acceptable options to the customer's original ticketed destination/origin, may book AA space only to an alternate AA airport, within a 300-mile radius of the originally ticketed city within the same country
  • The new flight must be rescheduled for the same ticketed date of travel but may be earlier or later than the originally scheduled flight time.
      • Use lowest available inventory in the same cabin as ticketed
      • If unable to book in the same cabin as originally ticketed, an alternate flight must be selected.
  • This change must be made at the time of original ticket reissue

Customer may cancel segment(s) as required to eliminate the involuntary overnight connection. 

  • If customer cancels the outbound origination flight that required the involuntary overnight stay they may also cancel the return segment into their origination airport - or - they may keep the return schedule as ticketed.
    • If assistance is required contact Sales Support.
  • This change must be made at the time of original ticket reissue.


New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG300M

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

AA Flights, AA Has Reaccommodated

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines has a Schedule Change - AA Flights

American Airlines has reaccommodated for a different date or different inventory and/or alternate origin/destination.

Travel Agents may reissue reaccommodated itinerary as updated by American Airlines:

  • As long as the new confirmed booking is not altered by the Travel Agent from what American has reaccommodated the Travel Agent may reissue the ticket.

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

AA Flights, Customer Does Not Accept New Itinerary – Premium Cabin / UP Fares / BULK Premium Fares

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines has a Schedule Change - AA Flights for Premium Fares / UP Fares / BULK Premium Fares

Customer does not accept new itinerary as updated by AA schedule change and requests an alternate time of travel on same day as ticketed:

Travel Agents may rebook new Itinerary for Customer.

NOTE: If the AA flight delay is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or alternate date of travel unless the schedule change results in a "misconnect".

 

Travel Agents may rebook new itinerary:

If the Schedule Change is:
31 minutes to 90 minutes

For the same travel dates, origination/destination, inventory, fare, and fare basis as originally ticketed.

  • May select an alternate flight on AA, US, AA*/US, same inventory, origin/destination.
  • If the ticketed inventory is not available, protect in lower cabin.
  • May have or add an alternate connecting point to the destination on the original ticket. I.E. JFK PLS may add JFK MIA PLS or if ticketed as DFWBNALGA may rebook as DFWORDLGA

91 minutes and greater
Or the flight changes from a non-stop to a connecting flight

  • If the same inventory is unavailable, may book AA, US, AA*/US in the lowest available inventory in the same cabin as ticketed.
  • If upper cabin is not available may protect in lower cabin.

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

AA * (AA Codeshare), AA Has Reaccommodated

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines has a Schedule Change on AA* (AA Codeshare)

American Airlines has reaccommodated and may include: change to dates, origin/destination, inventory and/or AA* (AA Codeshares) service.

Customer accepts new itinerary as updated by AA schedule change.

If a schedule change on the AA* is for FLIGHT NUMBER ONLY (BRD/OFF and RBD are the same), the Travel Agent may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or request a refund. The ticket must be reissued for the OA carrier to receive the new flight number.

Travel Agents may reissue reaccommodated itinerary as updated by American Airlines:

  • If AA confirms the reaccommodation with an AA* (AA Codeshare) flight.

Must confirm that you have received a record locator or OSI acknowledgement from the AA* (AA Codeshare Carrier). If not, contact the Other Airline directly to inquire.

AA* (AA Codeshare) Service Example:

AA Rome/New York service became seasonal - Customer was booked on an AA flight from FCOJFK and is now accommodated on an AA* (AA Codeshare) flight.

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

AA* (AA Codeshare), Customer Does Not Accept New Itinerary

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines has a Schedule Change on AA* (AA Codeshare)

American Airlines has reaccommodated on the same day.

Customer does not accept new itinerary as updated by AA schedule change and requests an alternate time of travel on same day as ticketed:

NOTE: If the AA flight delay is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or alternate date of travel unless the schedule change results in a "misconnect".

Travel Agents may rebook as follows:

  • May select an alternate flight wholly AA/AA* (AA codeshare) maintaining same inventory, origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.
    • May book AA/AA* segments only within 5 days prior to the original ticket departure date or within 5 days after the original ticket departure date maintaining same inventory origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.
      • May change their continuing or return travel dates on AA segments only maintaining same inventory to maintain the original length of stay prior to the reaccommodation

91 minutes and greater
Or the flight changes from a non-stop to a connecting flight

Restricted to oneworld® codeshare partners

  • If no AA/AA* (AA codeshare) flights are available in the same inventory may select an alternate flight on a oneworld® AA*, if original inventory is not available may book next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory, excludes W inventory for premium economy on AA*.
    • Or may book a oneworld® AA* within 5 days prior to the original ticket departure date or within 5 days after the original ticketed departure date for same inventory origin/destination, fare and fare basis if original inventory is not available may book next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory, excludes W inventory for premium economy on AA*.
      • May change their continuing or return travel dates on AA segments only maintaining same inventory to maintain the original length of stay prior to the reaccommodation
  • May have or add an alternate connecting point to the destination on the original ticket.
    • I.E. JFK PLS may add JFK MIA PLS or if ticketed as DFWBNALGA may rebook as DFWORDLGA

Must confirm that you have received a record locator or OSI acknowledgement from the AA* (AA Codeshare Carrier). If not, contact the Other Airline directly to inquire.

Travel Agents are prohibited to book the prime carrier, may only book the AA* (AA Codeshare).

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

AA With Other Airlines, Itinerary Includes OA Segment(s) 001 Ticket Stock

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines Schedule Change with Other Airlines

Itinerary includes Other Airline segment(s) 001 ticket stock:

Travel Agents may rebook the AA segments to have a valid connection with the Other Airline flight segment:

  • Book an AA flight same inventory as originally ticketed. If original inventory is not available may book next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory.
  • May book AA segments only one day prior or after the original ticket departure date maintaining same inventory origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.
    • May change their continuing or return travel dates on AA segments only maintaining same inventory to maintain the original length of stay prior to the reaccommodation

Other Airline flight(s) on Itinerary:

  • No change(s) allowed to the date of travel as originally ticketed for the Other Airline flight segments.
  • May book other airline prime flight only.
  • No OA*(Codeshare) segments allowed.
  • Must book same ticketed inventory, origin/destination, and fare basis as originally ticketed.

NOTE: When rebooking Other Airline segment, Travel Agents:

  • If the original ticketed Other Airline segment results in an invalid connection may book another airline that does not appear on original ticket with which AA has an interline agreement with that secondary carrier and the new segment(s) booking class is valid for the fare ticketed. Check RBD for verification of inventory
  • Must confirm that you have received a record locator or OSI acknowledgement from the Other Airline. If not, contact the Other Airline directly to inquire.

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

OA Ticket Stock, Itinerary Involves AA Schedule Change(s) On (xxx) OA Ticket Stock, Customer Does Not Accept New Itinerary

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines Schedule Change –Other Airline Ticket Stock

Itinerary involves AA Schedule Change(s) on (xxx) Other Airline ticket stock:

Customer does not accept new itinerary as updated by AA schedule change and requests an alternate time of travel on same day as ticketed:

NOTE: If the AA flight delay is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or alternate date of travel unless the schedule change results in a "misconnect".

Travel Agents may rebook the AA segments only:

  • May select an alternate flight wholly AA/AA* (AA codeshare) maintaining same inventory, origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.

91 minutes and greater
Or the flight changes from a non-stop to a connecting flight

Restricted to oneworld® codeshare partners

  • If no AA/AA* (AA codeshare) flights are available in the same inventory may select an alternate flight on a oneworld® AA*, if original inventory is not available may book next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory, excludes W inventory for premium economy on AA*
  • May have or add an alternate connecting point to the destination on the original ticket.
    • I.E. JFK PLS may add JFK MIA PLS or if ticketed as DFWBNALGA may rebook as DFWORDLGA

May not change the Other Airline flight/time/or date.

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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AA Schedule Change

OA Ticket Stock, Itinerary Involves AA Schedule Change(s) On (xxx) OA Ticket Stock That Caused Invalid Connection

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

American Airlines Schedule Change –Other Airline Ticket Stock

Itinerary involves AA Schedule Change(s) on (xxx) Other Airline ticket stock that caused an invalid connection.

NOTE: If the AA flight delay is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight time or alternate date of travel unless the schedule change results in a "misconnect".

Travel Agents may rebook the AA segments to have a valid connection with the Other Airline flight segment:

  • Book same inventory as originally ticketed. If original inventory is not available may book next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory.
  • May book AA segments only one day prior or after the original ticket departure date maintaining same inventory origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.
    • May change their continuing or return travel dates on AA segments only maintaining same inventory to maintain the original length of stay prior to the reaccommodation
  • May book AA segments only one day prior or after the original ticket departure date.
    • I.E. JFK PLS may add JFK MIA PLS or if ticketed as DFWBNALGA may rebook as DFWORDLGA
  • May rebook onto an AA* (AA codeshare) maintaining same inventory origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.

Other Airline flight(s) on Itinerary:

  • No change(s) allowed to the date of travel as originally ticketed for the Other Carrier flight segments.
  • May book Other Airline prime flight only.
  • No OA*(Codeshare) segments allowed.
  • Must book same ticketed inventory, origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.

NOTE: When rebooking Other Airline segment, the Travel Agents:

  • May not book an alternate Airline that does not appear on original ticket.
  • Must confirm that you have received a record locator or OSI acknowledgement from the Other Airline. If not, contact the Other Airline directly to inquire.

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED CHG

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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OA Schedule Change

Itinerary Involves OA(s) Schedule Change(s) 001 Ticket Stock

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

Other Airline Schedule Change

Itinerary involves Other Airline(s) Schedule Change(s) 001 ticket stock:

Travel Agents may rebook as follows:

  • May change Other Airlines flight number and time only.
  • Must book same ticketed inventory, origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.
  • If original ticketed inventory for OA segment is not available, must contact OA carrier for authorization of different inventory. An OSI/SSR must be sent to the AA PNR by OA carrier.
  • If Other Airline has a discontinuation of service may book another airline with which AA has an interline agreement provided the booking class is valid for the fare ticketed. Check RBD for verification of inventory.
  • If schedule change results in a misconnect may book wholly on AA. Check RBD for verification of inventory.

OR

Travel Agents may rebook the AA segments only in the itinerary to have a valid connection with the Other Airline flight segment or may rebook the AA segments only in the itinerary if the connection time results in more than 4 hours layover with the Other Airline flight segment:

  • Book same inventory as originally ticketed. If original inventory is not available may book AA flight in the next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory.
  • May book an AA*(AA Codeshare) maintaining same inventory, origin/destination, fare and fare basis as originally ticketed.

91 minutes and greater
Or the flight changes from a non-stop to a connecting flight or is misconnect

Restricted to oneworld® codeshare partners

  • May book on a oneworld AA*, if original inventory is not available may book next lowest available inventory, same cabin, up to and including B inventory, excludes W inventory for premium economy on AA*.

New ticket must be annotated:

XX SKED CHG
(xx = the carrier code that created the schedule change)

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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OA Schedule Change

Itinerary Involves OA(s) Schedule Change(s) XXX Ticket Stock Or 001 Ticket Stock, Customer Does Not Accept New Itinerary

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

Other Airline Schedule Change

Itinerary involves Other Airline(s) Schedule Change(s) XXX ticket stock or 001 ticket stock:

Customer does not accept new itinerary as updated by Other Airline schedule change processing and has not resulted in any type of misconnect with an AA segment:

If the Other Airline schedule change is unacceptable to the customer, and the schedule change has not resulted in any type of misconnect with an AA segment and the Other Airline alternate flight schedule(s) are available:

If the ticket was issued on XXX ticket stock:

  • Travel Agents should contact the Other Airline causing the schedule change for rebooking assistance.

OR

If the ticket was issued on 001 ticket stock:

  • If no other flight schedule for the other airline that is on the ticket is available, the Travel Agents may rebook the wholly unused 001 ticket on to wholly AA/AA* segments using an applicable AA fare.
  • All rules and restrictions and any additional monies apply.
  • If new fare results in a lower fare, the difference is forfeited.
  • Change Fee does not apply.

New ticket must be annotated:

XX SKED CHG
(xx = the carrier code that created the schedule change)

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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OA Schedule Change

Itinerary Involves OA(s) Schedule Change(s) XXX Ticket Stock – Misconnection

TRAVEL AGENTS MAY REISSUE FOR THE FOLLOWING: REBOOKING/TICKETING PROCEDURES ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICY

Other Airline Schedule Change

Itinerary involves Other Airline(s) Schedule Change(s) XXX ticket stock:

Customer does not accept new itinerary as updated by Other Airline schedule change processing that may have created a misconnect with an AA segment:

If the Other Airline schedule change created a misconnection and does not have any other alternate schedules available for a valid connection with the AA segment:

  • May book another AA flight for the same origin/destination, same day, and same inventory as the original ticket for a valid connection.

New ticket must be annotated:

XX SKED CHG

(xx = the carrier code that created the schedule change)

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

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Additional Categories

Schedule Change Unacceptable To Customer – Refund Requirement

SCHEDULE CHANGE UNACCEPTABLE TO CUSTOMER

REFUND REQUIREMENT:

BULK/OPAQUE fares follow the guidelines below-

BULK /OPAQUE tickets may only be refunded by the Travel Agents that issued the ticket per the below criteria:

  • Refer to BULK CODES for ticket qualification
  • If the ticket is issued as BT (zero fare ticket) then these refunds are handled by the booking source.

NOTE: If the BULK ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund

Note: If the Schedule Change for a delayed flight results in a "misconnect" and no other alternate flight is available or is unacceptable to the customer, Travel Agents may process a refund for the BULK/OPAQUE fare ticket. Follow guideline for Waiver Code.

Length Of DelayBULK/OPAQUE Ticket Refund To MCOBULK/OPAQUE Ticket Refund To Original Form Of Payment (FOP)

If non-stop to connecting flight (No length of Delay required)

-

Yes

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

0 - 60 minutes

No

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: May refund to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee.

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

61 - 120 minutes

Yes

MCO Endorsement box:
BULKRULE24080/NONREF/AATRAVEL

Note: Above documentation must be indicated in the endorsement box.

No fee applies

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: May refund to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee.

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

121 minutes or greater

Yes

MCO Endorsement box:
BULKRULE24080/NONREF/AATRAVEL

Note: Above documentation must be indicated in the endorsement box.

No fee applies

Yes

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

REVENUE/PUBLISHED Fares follow the guidelines below for non-canceled flights

A non-refundable fare may be eligible for refund by American Airlines only due to a flight change depending upon the length and impact of the change (see grid below) must be submitted online to American Airlines provided the refund request qualifies per the criteria below.

  • Note: If the Schedule Change for a delayed flight results in a "misconnect" and no other alternate flight is available or is unacceptable to the customer, Travel Agents must request a refund by submitting the Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund form for the Revenue/Published fare ticket.
Length Of DelayAmerican to Refund To VoucherAmerican to Refund To Original Form Of Payment

If non-stop to connecting flight (No length of Delay required)

-

Yes

0 - 60 minutes

No

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: May refund to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee.

61 - 120 minutes

Yes

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: May refund to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee.

As a reminder, if customer elects to cancel their reservation and use the value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket; all rules and restrictions apply. Travel must commence no later than one year from the date of original ticket issuance.

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Additional Categories

Schedule Change – Length of Delay Beyond Two Hours

Travel agent may process a non-refundable ticket(s) through normal ARC/BSP processing.

Length Of Delay Refund To Original Form Of Payment Travel Agent to Process Ticket Refund To Original Form Of Payment (FOP)

121 minutes or greater

Yes

ARC/BSP Processing Waiver Code:

SC121RFND

REVENUE/PUBLISHED FARE ONLINE REFUND REQUEST FORM:

The form below is unique for Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 non-refundable or partial refund requests when applicable due to a flight delay depending upon the length.

**Please disregard the "Note" indicated on the form and do not select "Request Refund".

Flight Number Only Schedule Changes are not applicable.

  • To access the form, refer to Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund. This form is applicable for U.S. and Canada based agencies only.
  • In the Email Subject category, on the drop down menu select Travel Agency – Schedule Change/Irregularity Refund Request.
  • In the Comments/Questions category, you should indicate AA SKED CHG/DATE/FLT and any other pertinent information for the refund request.
  • When completed click Send Email.

NOTE: If the Revenue/Published fare ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL, indicate the AA ticket number for the refund request and the Travel Agent ticket in the comments

Send us an email.

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Additional Categories

Refund – AA Withdrawal (Discontinuation) From A Market

Refund - AA withdrawal (discontinuation) from a Market

A refund may be processed via the ARC/IAR REN or BSP Refund Authorization Request template only if AA has discontinued service in the market and there are no other AA flights servicing the market.

Note: If AA has not discontinued the service in the market the refund requests must follow the guidelines in the above grid.

BULK/OPAQUE Fares follow the guidelines below for withdrawal (discontinuation) from a market:

BULK /OPAQUE tickets may only be refunded by the Travel Agents that issued the ticket per the below criteria:

  • Refer to BULK CODES for ticket qualification
  • If the ticket is issued as BT (zero fare ticket) then these refunds are handled by the booking source.
  • Refundable tickets will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP).
  • Refundable tickets that have a cancellation penalty fee may be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP); cancellation penalty fee is waived.
  • Non-refundable bulk tickets may be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP); penalty fee is waived.

ARC/IAR REN or BSP Refund Authorization Request template must reflect:

  • Waiver code: BULKRULE24080

Required Documentation for Refunds –Bulk/Opaque Fares

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI BULKRULE24080 FLIGHT WITHDRAWAL/DATE
    • NOTE:
      Date is the original flight date

Note: Change Fee does not apply for BULK/OPAQUE tickets

Note: If the BULK ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund

REVENUE/PUBLISHED Fares follow the guidelines below for withdrawal (discontinuation) from a market:

If a customer's American Airlines, American Eagle, American Connection flight validated on 001 has discontinued service in the market and there are no other AA flights servicing the market, travel agents may refund a wholly unused non-refundable ticket(s) through normal ARC/BSP processing.

  • Refundable tickets will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP).
  • Refundable tickets that have a cancellation penalty fee will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP); cancellation penalty fee is waived.
  • Non-refundable tickets will be refunded to original form of payment (FOP), penalty fee is waived.

ARC/IAR REN or BSP Refund Authorization Request template must reflect:

  • Waiver code: AAWITHDRAWAL

Required Documentation for Refunds –Revenue/Published Fares

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI AA SKED CHG WITHDRAWAL/DATE
    • NOTE: Date is the original flight date.

NOTE: If the Revenue/Published ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund

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Additional Categories

Schedule Irregularity

SCHEDULE IRREGULARITY
An unplanned change or cancellation which normally occurs on the day of departure, but can occur up to 72 hours prior to the schedule departure. Examples - mechanical, ATC (Air Traffic Control), crew legality, weather, etc.

Procedure:

Reissue/Protection for Schedule Irregularity

CUSTOMERS MAY BE PROTECTED BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO POLICIES:ENDORSEMENT BOX POLICYOSI DOCUMENTATION

Travel Agents may rebook on next AA / US Prime flight in the same inventory as ticketed if available. If not available, may rebook the lowest available inventory in the same cabin as ticketed.

Per above guidelines, may book first available AA / US Prime flight either earlier or later than the originally scheduled flight time, or one day prior or up to 2 days after the original schedule flight time. May change their continuing or return travel dates to maintain the original length of stay prior to the reaccommodation.

UP Fares

  • May book on AA / US Prime flight in the applicable upper cabin inventory.
  • If the applicable upper cabin inventory is not available protect in the lowest available inventory in the same cabin as ticketed.
  • If the upper ticketed cabin is not available, rebook in lower cabin.

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED IRR

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed.

PNR OSI field must be documented with the following:

  • AA INVOL SKED IRR/AA FLIGHT NUMBER/DATE

Example: 4OSI AA INVOL SKED IRR/123/24JAN14

NOTE: AA flight number is the original flight number. Date is the original flight date. Only one OSI per PNR is necessary even if multiple flights are impacted by the schedule irregularity.

Travel Agents may rebook to/from on next AA/American Eagle / US Prime online alternate city such as all multi-airport cities JFK/LGA, DCA/IAD, HOU/IAH, etc.

AA also allows customers to be rebooked to/from any city within an approximate 300-mile radius of the origin/destination. Protect in the same inventory as ticketed if available. If not available, rebook the lowest available inventory in the same cabin as ticketed.

May use that airport for their continuing or return journey.

May book first available AA / US Prime flight in the same inventory as ticketed if available. If not available, may rebook the lowest available inventory in the same cabin as ticketed. May book earlier or later than the original scheduled flight time, or one day prior or up to 2 days after the original schedule flight time. May change their continuing or return travel dates to maintain the original length of stay prior to the reaccommodation.

Note: The customer is responsible for any incurred expenses if they elect to change with a 300-mile radius as American Airlines does not compensate for this type of change.

New ticket must be annotated:

AA SKED IRR

This is the only annotated verbiage required on the new ticket and supersedes the required verbiage for the fare ticketed

PNR OSI field must be documented with the following:

  • AA INVOL SKED IRR/AA FLIGHT NUMBER/DATE

Example: 4OSI AA INVOL SKED IRR/123/24JAN14

NOTE: AA flight number is the original flight number. Date is the original flight date. Only one OSI per PNR is necessary even if multiple flights are impacted by the schedule irregularity.

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Additional Categories

Schedule Irregularity Refund Flight Is Delayed

Refunds Request

Flight - Delayed

BULK/OPAQUE fares follow the guidelines below for delayed flights

BULK /OPAQUE tickets may only be refunded by the Travel Agents that issued the ticket per the below criteria:

  • Refer to BULK CODES for ticket qualification
  • If the ticket is issued as BT (zero fare ticket) then these refunds are handled by the booking source.

    Note: If the Schedule Change for a delayed flight results in a "misconnect" and no other alternate flight is available or is unacceptable to the customer, Travel Agents may process a refund for the BULK/OPAQUE fare ticket. Follow guideline for Waiver Code.
Length Of DelayBULK/OPAQUE Ticket Refund To MCOBULK/OPAQUE Ticket Refund To Original Form Of Payment (FOP)

0 - 60 minutes

No

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: May refund to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee.

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

61 - 120 minutes

Yes

MCO Endorsement box: BULKRULE24080/NONREF/AATRAVEL

Note: Above documentation must be indicated in the endorsement box.

No fee applies

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: May refund to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee.

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

121 minutes or greater

Yes

MCO Endorsement box: BULKRULE24080/NONREF/AATRAVEL

Note: Above documentation must be indicated in the endorsement box.

No fee applies

Yes

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

NOTE: If the BULK ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund

REVENUE/PUBLISHED fares follow the guidelines below for delayed flights

A non-refundable fare may be eligible for refund by American Airlines only due to a flight delay depending upon the length and impact of the delay (see grid below), must be submitted online to American Airlines provided the refund request qualifies per the criteria below.

  • Note: If the Schedule Change for a delayed flight results in a "misconnect" and no other alternate flight is available or is unacceptable to the customer, Travel Agents must request a refund by submitting the Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund form for the Revenue/Published fare ticket.
Length Of DelayAmerican to Refund To VoucherAmerican to Refund To Original Form Of Payment

0 - 60 minutes

No

No

61 - 120 minutes

Yes

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: Refund is to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee

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Schedule Irregularity - Length of Delay Beyond Two Hours (Flight Delay)

Length Of Delay Refund To Original Form Of Payment Travel Agent to Process Ticket Refund To Original Form Of Payment (FOP)

121 minutes or greater

Yes

ARC/BSP Processing Waiver Code:

SC121RFND

As a reminder, if customer elects to cancel their reservation and use the value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket; all rules and restrictions apply. Travel must commence no later than one year from the date of original issuance.

REVENUE/PUBLISHED FARE ONLINE REFUND REQUEST FORM:

The form below is unique for Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 non-refundable or partial refund requests when applicable due to a flight delay depending upon the length.

**Please disregard the "Note" indicated on the form and do not select "Request Refund".

  • To access the form, refer to Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund. This form is applicable for U.S. and Canada based agencies only.
  • In the Email Subject category, on the drop down menu select Travel Agency – Schedule Change/Irregularity Refund Request..
  • In the Comments/Questions category, you should indicate AA SKED CHG/DATE/FLT and any other pertinent information for the refund request.
  • When completed click Send Email.

NOTE: If the Revenue/Published fare ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL, indicate the AA ticket number for the refund request and the Travel Agent ticket in the comments

Send us an email.

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Additional Categories

Schedule Irregularity Refund Flight Is Canceled

Flight is Canceled

BULK/OPAQUE Fares follow the guidelines below for canceled flights

Travel Agents may refund BULK /OPAQUE TICKETS ONLY per the below criteria:

  • Refer to BULK CODES for ticket qualification
  • If the ticket is issued as BT (zero fare ticket) then these refunds are handled by the booking source.
  • Refundable tickets will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP).
  • Refundable tickets that have a cancellation penalty fee may be refunded by the Travel Agents that issued the ticket to the original form of payment (FOP); cancellation penalty fee is waived.
  • Non-refundable bulk tickets may be refunded by the Travel Agents that issued the ticket to the original form of payment (FOP); penalty fee is waived.

ARC/IAR REN or BSP Refund Authorization Request template must reflect:

  • Waiver code: BULKRULE24080

Required Documentation for Refunds –Bulk/Opaque Fares

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI BULKRULE24080 FLIGHT CANCELLATION/DATE
    • NOTE: Date is the original flight date

Note: Change Fee does not apply for BULK/OPAQUE tickets

Note: If the BULK ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund

REVENUE/PUBLISHED Fares follow the guidelines below for canceled flights:

If a customer's American Airlines, American Eagle, American Connection or AA*/US flight validated on 001 has been canceled due to a schedule irregularity, which normally occurs on the day of departure, but can occur up to 72 hours prior to the schedule departure, and no other alternate flights are acceptable, travel agents may refund a wholly unused non-refundable ticket(s) through normal ARC/BSP processing.

  • Refundable tickets will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP).
  • Refundable tickets that have a cancellation penalty fee will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP); cancellation penalty fee is waived.
  • Non-refundable tickets will be refunded to original form of payment (FOP)

ARC/IAR REN or BSP Refund Authorization Request template must reflect:

  • Waiver code: AASKDIRRXLDFLT

Required Documentation for Refunds – Revenue/Published Fares

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI AA SKED IRR FLIGHT CANCELLATION/DATE
    • NOTE: Date is the original flight date

Note: If the Revenue/Published ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund

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Additional Categories

Schedule Irregularity – International Travel/Rule 80

Schedule Irregularity
International Travel/Rule 80

An unplanned change or cancellation which normally occurs on the day of departure, but can occur up to 72 hours prior to the schedule departure. Examples - mechanical, ATC (Air Traffic Control), crew legality, weather, etc. see definition of Rule 80

Procedure:

Reissue/Protection for International Schedule Irregularity

  • AA will allow the following:
    • If the AA flight delay is within 30 minutes prior to or after the original departure the Travel Agents may not reaccommodate to an alternate flight unless it resulted in a "misconnect".
    • If the AA Flight delay is 30 minutes after the original departure - If another AA/US Prime/AA* flight on the same day is available may book lowest available inventory in same cabin only if the new flight will arrive at the destination sooner.
    • If the qualified delayed flight or canceled flight is the last flight of the day may book the first flight on the following day, may book lowest available inventory in same cabin.
  • OSI Field:
    • Document PNR with the following OSI: OSI AA INTL INVOL/AA FLIGHT NUMBER/DATE

      Note: AA flight number is the original flight number. Date is the original flight date. Only one OSI per PNR is necessary even if multiple flights are impacted by the schedule change

Refunds

Flight - Delayed

BULK/OPAQUE fares follow the guidelines below:

BULK /OPAQUE tickets may only be refunded by the Travel Agents that issued the ticket per the below criteria:

  • Refer to BULK CODES for ticket qualification
  • If the ticket is issued as BT (zero fare ticket) then these refunds are handled by the booking source.

    Note: If the Schedule Change for a delayed flight results in a "misconnect" and no other alternate flight is available or is unacceptable to the customer, Travel Agents may process a refund for the BULK/OPAQUE fare ticket. Follow guideline for Waiver Code.
Length Of DelayBULK/OPAQUE Ticket Refund To MCOBULK/OPAQUE Ticket Refund To Original Form Of Payment (FOP)

0 - 60 minutes

No

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: May refund to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee.

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

61 - 120 minutes

Yes

MCO Endorsement box:
BULKRULE24080/NONREF/AATRAVEL

Note: Above documentation must be indicated in the endorsement box.

No fee applies

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: May refund to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee.

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

121 minutes or greater

Yes

MCO Endorsement box:
BULKRULE24080/NONREF/AATRAVEL

Note: Above documentation must be indicated in the endorsement box.

No fee applies

Yes

  • ARC/BSP Waiver Code: BULKRULE24080

Note: If the BULK ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund

REVENUE/PUBLISHED fares follow the guidelines below

A non-refundable fare may be eligible for refund by American Airlines only due to a flight delay depending upon the length and impact of the delay (see grid below) or if the specific flight was cancelled, must be submitted online to American Airlines provide the refund request qualifies per the criteria below.

  • Note: If the Schedule Change for a delayed flight results in a "misconnect" and no other alternate flight is available or is unacceptable to the customer, Travel Agents must request a refund by submitting the Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund form for the Revenue/Published fare ticket.
Length Of DelayAmerican to Refund To VoucherAmerican to Refund To Original Form Of Payment

0 - 60 minutes

No

No

61 - 120 minutes

Yes

Non-Refundable: No

Refundable with a cancellation fee: Refund is to original form of payment (FOP) minus the cancellation fee

As a reminder, if customer elects to cancel their reservation and use the value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket; all rules and restrictions apply. Travel must commence no later than one year from the date of original issuance.

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Additional Categories

Schedule Irregularity - Length of Delay Beyond Two Hours (Rule 80)

Length Of Delay Refund To Original Form Of Payment Travel Agent to Process Ticket Refund To Original Form Of Payment (FOP)

121 minutes or greater

Yes

ARC/BSP Processing Waiver Code:

SC121RFND

REVENUE/PUBLISHED FARE ONLINE REFUND REQUEST FORM:

The form below is unique for Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 non-refundable or partial refund requests when applicable due to a flight delay depending upon the length.

**Please disregard the "Note" indicated on the form and do not select "Request Refund".

  • To access the form, refer to Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund. This form is applicable for U.S. and Canada based agencies only.
  • In the Email Subject category, on the drop down menu select Travel Agency – Schedule Change/Irregularity Refund Request.
  • In the Comments/Questions category, you should indicate AA SKED CHG/DATE/FLT and any other pertinent information for the refund request.
  • When completed click Send Email.

NOTE: If the Revenue/Published fare ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL, indicate the AA ticket number for the refund request and the Travel Agent ticket in the comments

Send us an email.

Flight is Canceled

BULK/OPAQUE Fares follow the guidelines below for canceled flights

Travel Agents may refund BULK /OPAQUE TICKETS ONLY per the below criteria:

  • Refer to BULK CODES for ticket qualification
  • If the ticket is issued as BT (zero fare ticket) then these refunds are handled by the booking source.
  • Refundable tickets will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP).
  • Refundable tickets that have a cancellation penalty fee may be refunded by the Travel Agents that issued the ticket to the original form of payment (FOP); cancellation penalty fee is waived.
  • Non-refundable bulk tickets may be refunded by the Travel Agents that issued the ticket to the original form of payment (FOP); penalty fee is waived.

ARC/IAR REN or BSP Refund Authorization Request template must reflect:

  • Waiver code: BULKRULE24080

Required Documentation for Refunds –Bulk/Opaque Fares

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI BULKRULE24080 FLIGHT CANCELLATION/DATE

Note: Change Fee does not apply for BULK/OPAQUE tickets

Note: If the BULK ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund

REVENUE/PUBLISHED Fares follow the guidelines below for canceled flights:

If a customer's American Airlines, American Eagle, American Connection or AA*/US flight validated on 001 has been canceled due to a schedule irregularity, which normally occurs on the day of departure, but can occur up to 72 hours prior to the schedule departure, and no other alternate flights are acceptable, travel agents may refund a wholly unused non-refundable ticket(s) through normal ARC/BSP processing.

  • Refundable tickets will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP).
  • Refundable tickets that have a cancellation penalty fee will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP); cancellation penalty fee is waived
  • Non-refundable tickets will be refunded to original form of payment (FOP).

ARC/IAR REN or BSP Refund Authorization Request template must reflect:

  • Waiver code: AASKDIRRXLDFLT

Required Documentation for Refunds –Revenue/Published Fares

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI AA SKED CHG FLIGHT CANCELLATION/DATE
    • NOTE: Date is the original flight date

NOTE: If the Revenue/Published ticket has been EXCH by AA as an INVOL the refund request must be submitted directly to AA, indicating the AA ticket number, Refer to the link: Schedule Change-Rule 240/80 Online Refund


Additional Ticketing/Itinerary Information:

Once a ticket has been reissued per Schedule Change-Rule 240/Schedule Irregularity, any further changes to the itinerary would be subject to the applicable rules of the ticketed fare unless one of the following occurs:

  • If a customer was protected beyond their original travel time or date and an earlier flight becomes available the customer may be reaccommodated.
  • A subsequent schedule change occurs

Promotional Tickets

For assistance with any questions regarding a schedule change or a schedule irregularity on a promotional ticket, please contact the American Airlines Promotions Desk at 1-800-237-7981.

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Updated July 31, 2014