Information is current as of
Japan Travel Policy
Due to weather in Japan, American Airlines offers the following flexibility options to our ticketed customers whose travel may be impacted by this event. Customers ticketed to travel on AA*/US flights to/from/through the airports listed below may change flights as shown below.
If you are traveling to, through or from:
- Asahikawa, Japan (AKJ)
- Aomori, Japan (AOJ)
- Akita, Japan (AXT)
- Yamagata, Japan (GAJ)
- Hanamaki, Japan (HNA)
- Hakodate, Japan (HKD)
- Izumo, Japan (IZO)
- Niigata, Japan (KIJ)
- Komatsuo, Japan (KMQ)
- Kushiro, Japan (KUH)
- Memanbetsu, Japan (MMB)
- Misawa, Japan (MSJ)
- Obihiro, Japan (OBO)
- Sapporo Okadama, Japan (OKD)
- Sapporo, Japan (SPK)
- Toyooka, Japan (TJH)
On the following dates: December 18, 2014
And your ticket was issued no later than: December 18, 2014
You may travel: December 17, 2014
Original inventory required? Yes
You may travel: December 19, 2014
Original inventory required? No
Origin/Destination/Stopover Changes allowed? No
The ticket reissue charge will be waived for one ticket change.
To change travel dates or for questions regarding destination changes, contact our Reservations personnel at 1-800-433-7300 within the United States or Canada. If you are calling from outside the United States or Canada, please check our Worldwide Reservations Numbers page.
Electronic Equipment/Personal Devices
You can read your e-books, play games, and watch videos on your portable electronic devices from gate to gate within the U.S. There are a few things to keep in mind during taxi, takeoff and landing:
Enhanced Security at Overseas Airports
- Devices will need to be in airplane mode and you'll need to secure them by either holding or placing them under your seat.
- Wi-Fi access on equipped aircraft will be available shortly after takeoff.
- This doesn't apply to larger items such as laptops. Those items will still need to be stowed.
The TSA has implemented enhanced security measures at select overseas airports with direct flights to the U.S.
Travelers who plan to carry on electronic devices, including cell phones, may be required to turn them on during security screening. Devices that do not power on may not be permitted onboard the aircraft. Travelers should be sure to charge their devices and allow additional time for security screening.
For more information, visit the TSA website.
Guidelines For Lithium Batteries
Passengers wishing to carry spare lithium batteries for devices such as laptops, cell phones, wheelchairs or assistive devices, hearing aids and cameras are required to pack them in their carry-on baggage with the terminals covered/insulated. For safety, we recommend that you remove batteries from devices in your checked bags and place them in your carry-on in separate plastic bags.
Damaged batteries will not be accepted for transport.
Batteries for automobiles, boats or aircraft will not be accepted for transport.
Please see visit the Safe Travel website
for tips on traveling with spare batteries.
Location Specific Information
The following locations may experience irregular operations due to circumstances described below. Please check www.aa.com/gates for updated information. Also, please check our Suggested
Arrival Times page to allow enough time to arrive at the airport before your departure.
- Brasilia, Brazil (BSB) - Due to construction work at the airport, passengers must arrive with a maximum advance possible and enter the security area after check-in. Check-in opening time during that period will be 5:15 p.m.
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) - If you're a U.S., Canadian or Australian citizen, you are now required to pre-pay your Argentina Entry Fee prior to departure for Buenos Aires. The Entry Fee is valid for 10 years. Please visit the Argentina Entry Payment Site to pre-pay the fee and print your receipt as proof of payment required for entry into Argentina.
Because the government of Argentina will deny entry to passengers arriving without the payment receipt, you will not be allowed to board without the pre-paid receipt or passport sticker indicating that payment was made.
NOTE: Customers traveling to Argentina holding a passport from the United States, Canada or Australia are required to check in at the airport.
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
- The Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program is underway. Visit the DFW Airport website for up-to-date information on facility and garage changes.
- There are highway and ramp closures around DFW Airport. Visit the Texas Department of Transportation Lane Closure page for information.
- Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) - Baggage for confirmed flights may only be accepted up to four hours prior to confirmed departure.
- Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - If you're flying US Airways Express, please allow for extra time when arriving at the airport due to gate changes. You can now travel between the American Airlines and US Airways terminals without leaving security via a new shuttle service. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., with stops at Terminal 3, gate 39 and Terminal 4, gate 44.
- Orlando, FL (MCO) - Baggage for confirmed flights may only be accepted up to four hours prior to confirmed departure.
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG) - Due to airport renovation in preparation for the Olympics, American Airlines has moved to Terminal 2.
- San Diego, CA (SAN) - Enjoy a new departure experience at San Diego's Lindbergh Field. To learn more, visit the San Diego airport page. Also, due to ongoing construction at Terminal 2, please allow extra time to arrive, park, get to the terminal and check in.
- San Francisco, CA (SFO) - Please allow extra time for rental car returns due to their remote location.
- Santa Ana/Orange County/John Wayne, CA (SNA) - Parking is limited at the airport. Please arrive early in order to find a parking space.
- Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) - Due to construction of the new terminal, unforeseen service interruptions may occur.
- São Paulo, Brazil (GRU) - Effective September 20, 2014, American Airlines is moving to Terminal 3.
- Tucson, AZ (TUS) - For departures prior to 8:00 a.m. please arrive at least 90 minutes early due to long security lines.
- Venezuela (CCS, MAR) - The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is unable to determine whether Venezuelan airports that serve as the last point of departure for non-stop flights to the United States, maintain and carry out effective aviation security measures in accordance with the standards and appropriate recommended practices established by the International Civil Aviation Organization /ICAO/.
- Washington D.C. Dulles (IAD) - Please arrive at least one hour early due to mid-field terminal departures.
- Washington D.C. Reagan (DCA) - If you're flying American Eagle, please allow for extra time when arriving at the airport due to gate changes.
Important Travel Information
To better ensure an on-time departure, our goal is to close the jetbridge door 10 minutes prior to departure time. This allows all customers to board and stow their belongings.
From November 22, 2014 - January 8, 2015, there are limitations on boxes and baggage when traveling to certain Mexican, Latin American and Caribbean destinations. Learn more about Checked Bag Limitations.
Check your ticket before you travel on a connecting flight, as you may be connecting on a flight operated by one of our oneworld® or codeshare partners. To find out, look for the words "operated by…" on your ticket. Learn more about codeshare flights.
Strollers that are large, non-collapsible or over 20 lbs. must be checked at the ticket counter. Learn more about traveling with infants or children.
Customers with pets traveling as checked baggage are required to present a valid health certificate. Learn more about traveling with pets.
As a result of the Transportation Security Administration mandate, all passengers are required to have Secure Flight Passenger Data in their reservation at least 72 hours prior to departure in order to travel. Learn more about Secure Flight Passenger Data.