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Hold Your Reservation On

As a convenience for your travel planning, offers hold* options during booking. You may place your reservation on hold for up to 24 hours for free, or you may pay to place your reservation on hold for an extended time period. When you make a reservation on for American Airlines flights, including American flights operated by codeshare partners, look for the "Hold" option on the "Review and Pay" page during the booking process.

Hold your reservation for 24 hours or more
  • Did you find a good fare, but need more time? Hold your trip.
Here's how it works:
  • All holds are free for the first 24 hours.
  • If you choose to hold longer, you’ll be charged after 24 hours.
  • Hold charges are non-refundable.
  • When you’re ready, go to the confirmation email or My Trips to pay for or cancel your trip.
  • Be sure to pay with a credit card from the same country you used to hold your trip or your fare may change.

Once you select the Hold option, the Free Hold and Extended Hold offers will display:

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* Actual hold period depends on fare rules. Some fares require purchase by a specific time.