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IB PILOT STRIKE FEBRUARY 24


IB Pilot Strike February 24 - Travel Notice Exception Advisory

ISSUED: 1330CT/14FEB

Due to the Iberia Pilots' planned strike, customers ticketed to travel on AA*/IB codeshare or IB prime flights to or from the airports listed, American is offering the following flexibility options to our customers.

Note: American Airlines flights will operate as scheduled.

Reason: IB Pilot Strike February 24
Dates of Impacted Travel: February 24, 2012
Applicable to Travel On: American Airlines / American Eagle / AmericanConnection®
Issued On: AA 001 ticket stock

Affected Area(s) To/From:

  • Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
  • Madrid, Spain (MAD)

Reissue Policy Information

American will waive change fees and travel agents may rebook and reissue tickets provided the below guidelines are met and applied:

  • Travel has not commenced on the affected flight segment and the ticket has not been reissued by American Airlines
  • The first departure flight more than 3 hours away is
  • Customer has not checked in (passenger may cancel flight to remove check-in)
  • One change is permitted under this policy without penalty fees or Change Fee
  • Tickets can only be reissued by the agency that originally issued the ticket

Applicable Dates

  • Tickets Issued on/before: February 14, 2012
  • Ticket Travel Dates: February 24, 2012
  • New Travel Date: February 25 - March 24, 2012 (inventory control level)
  • New Travel Date: February 21 - 23, 2012 (book same cabin, lowest inventory)

Change to Origin/Destination

Changes to origin/destination are permitted only within same country as ticketed, however; the fare difference must be collected and any add collect applies at the time of ticketing. Inventory must match new fare quote. Change must be by date noted for the Travel Notice.
All fare rules apply except -

  • Advance purchase date is waived and may use customer's original advance purchase date,
  • Ticket change restrictions waived
  • If new ticket price is lower than original ticket, you must refund the difference to a MCO.

Applicable Booking Class

All fare rules apply with the exception of the following:

  • Advance Purchase requirement waived
  • Minimum/Maximum Stay requirement waived
  • Change Fee waived
  • When changes to the outbound travel occur, the unaffected return date may be changed to protect the original length of the trip. The return travel must be booked in the original class of service (inventory).

Rebook permitted as indicated below:

February 21 - 23, 2012 (book same cabin, lowest inventory)

  • If new travel originates February 21 – 23, 2012, rebook in same class of service (inventory) as originally ticketed. If same class (inventory) is not available, but G class (inventory) is available, may book lowest class (inventory) available in the same cabin. If ticket inventory or G inventory are not available a higher class of inventory will result in a new fare for inventory booked and the difference must be collected. Advance Purchase and Ticket Change restrictions are waived. See exception to fare rules above.

Note: If customers are unable to rebook or reissue their ticket within the given timeline, they can 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. Please note for tickets reissued after February 23, 2012. Change Fee will apply.

February 24 - March 24, 2012 (inventory control level)

  • If new travel originates February 25 – March 24, 2012, rebook in same class of service (inventory) as originally ticketed. If same class of service is not available, ok to rebook in the next lowest class available in same cabin. Advance Purchase and Ticket Change restrictions are waived. See exceptions to fare rules above.

Note: If customers are unable to rebook or reissue their ticket within the given timeline, they can 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. Please note for tickets reissued after March 24, 2012. Change Fee will apply.

Required Documentation for Reissue

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI AA reissue per IB Pilot Strike Feb 24 2012

IT Box and Endorsement Box entry:

  • IT Box must be notated with the applicable waiver code:
    • Waiver code AATN021412N for rebooking cabin to cabin (e.g. Coach to Coach)
      • No other information is required in the IT Box, The waiver code supersedes all other information
    • Waiver code AATN021412C for rebooking origin/destination (see Change to Origin / Destination)
  • Endorsement Box must be notated with the applicable waiver code
    • (for example: AATN021412N OR AATN021412C)

Refund Policy Information

Flight is cancelled:

Applicable Dates

  • Travel has not commenced on any portion of the ticket- Wholly unused ticket
  • Ticket was issued by: February 14, 2012
  • Refund is permitted for travel dates: February 24, 2012

If a customer's American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection® flight validated on 001 has been cancelled due Travel Notice - IB Pilot Strike Feb 24 and no other alternate flights are acceptable, travel agents may refund a wholly unused non-refundable ticket(s) through normal ARC/BSP processing.

001 Tickets
Revenue/Published Fares
Refund - Flight is cancelled

If no acceptable protection exists, may refund wholly unused ticket/coupons from a 001 ticket to original form of payment; change fee does not apply.

  • 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)

Bulk/Opaque Tickets

Bulk/Opaque Fare tickets must be referred to original issuing agent. If a customer's American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection® flight validated on 001 has been cancelled due to a Travel Notice Exception- IB Pilot Strike Feb 24, and no other alternate flights are acceptable, travel agents may refund a wholly unused non-refundable ticket(s) through normal ARC/BSP processing.

001 Tickets
Bulk/Opaque Fares
Refund - Flight is cancelled

If no acceptable protection exists, may refund wholly unused ticket/coupons from a 001 ticket; change fee does not apply.

If a fares basis code contains NT, CB, CS, AS, ST or a published fare with a ticket designator of: CRUZ, WHLD, CONS, PDWH and PCAA7 then the customer must be referred back to the wholesaler/consolidator that they purchased the ticket from. If the ticket is issued as BT (zero fare ticket) then these customers must be referred back to their booking source for either refunds and/or change of destination.

  • 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 agency 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 agency that issued the ticket to the original form of payment (FOP); penalty fee is waived.
  • For all others use Revenue Ticket rules.

Required Documentation for Refunds – Revenue and Bulk/Opaque Fares

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI AA FLT CNLD REFUND PER IB Pilot Strike Feb 24 2012

ARC/IAR REN entry:

  • Waiver code box on the IAR/Refund detail screen must be notated in the following format: AATN021412R

BSP entry:

  • Waiver code on BSPLink/Refund Notice must be notated in the following format: AATN021412R

If a ticket has already been reissued by American Airlines or the ticket is partially used, travel agents must submit the refund request online at AA Refunds. These requests processed by AA Refunds will be refunded to the original form of payment.
Note: The online refund form is applicable to U.S. and Canada based agencies only.

Flight is not cancelled:

Applicable Dates

  • Travel has not commenced on any portion of the ticket- Wholly unused ticket
  • Ticket was issued by: February 14, 2012
  • Refund is permitted for travel dates: February 24, 2012

Revenue/Published Fares

If a customer's flight on American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection® validated on 001 has not been cancelled due to the Travel Notice - IB Pilot Strike Feb 24 Exception Advisory, travel agents may refund a wholly unused non-refundable ticket(s) through normal ARC/BSP processing.

001 Tickets
Revenue/Published Fares
Refund - Flight is not cancelled

If no acceptable protection exists, may refund wholly unused ticket/coupons from a 001 ticket; change fee does not apply.

  • 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) and the cancellation penalty fee is waived.
  • Non-refundable tickets can be refunded to an MCO; penalty fee is waived.
  • If new ticket is issued (for change of destination) and new price is lower than original ticket, you must refund the difference to a MCO.

Bulk/Opaque Tickets

Bulk/Opaque Fare tickets must be referred to original issuing agent.

If a customer's flight on American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection® validated on 001 has not been cancelled due to the Travel Notice - IB Pilot Strike Feb 24 Exception Advisory, travel agents may refund a wholly unused non-refundable ticket(s) through normal ARC/BSP processing.

001 Tickets
Bulk/Opaque Fares
Refund - Flight is not cancelled

If no acceptable protection exists, may refund wholly unused ticket/coupons from a 001 ticket; change fee does not apply.
If a fares basis code contains NT, CB, CS, AS, ST or a published fare with a ticket designator of: CRUZ, WHLD, CONS, PDWH, PCAA7 and PCAA7P then the customer must be referred back to the wholesaler/consolidator that they purchased the ticket from. If the ticket is issued as BT (zero fare ticket) then these customers must be referred back to their booking source for either refunds and/or change of destination.

  • Refundable tickets will be refunded to the original form of payment (FOP)
  • Non-refundable bulk tickets may be refunded by the agency that issued the ticket to an MCO; penalty fee is waived.
  • Refundable tickets that have a cancellation penalty fee may be refunded by the agency that issued the ticket to the original form of payment (FOP) and the cancellation penalty fee is waived.
  • For all others use Revenue Ticket rules.

Required Documentation for Refunds - Revenue and Bulk/Opaque Fares

PNR must be documented with the following OSI message:

  • 4OSI IB Pilot Strike Feb 24 2012

REFUND ARC/IAR REN entry:

  • Waiver code box on the IAR/Refund detail screen must be notated in the following format: AATN021412NR

BSP entry:
Waiver code on BSPLink/Refund Notice must be notated in the following format: AATN021412NR

If a ticket has already been reissued by American Airlines or the ticket is partially used, travel agents must submit the refund request online at AA Refunds . Partial tickets will be processed by AA REFUNDS and will be refunded to a voucher as they are partially used or the ticket has been reissued by American Airlines.

Note: The online refund form is applicable to U.S. and Canada based agencies only.
As a reminder, if customer elects to cancel their reservation and use the value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket outside the Travel Notice dates; all rules and restrictions apply. Travel must commence no later than one year from the date of original issuance

En route/Diversion

Connecting customers' en route to one of the above-listed destinations or whose flights are diverted will have the option to return to their original departure city and rebook travel to alternate future dates.

Customers should work directly with the airport to obtain a boarding pass for return travel to their original departure city. If the customer wishes to rebook travel to alternate future dates, please contact American Airlines Reservations for assistance. Alternatively, they may receive a refund if re-accommodation options are unacceptable.

If a ticket has already been reissued by American Airlines or the ticket is partially used, travel agents must submit the refund request online at www.refunds.aa.com.

Additional Information

  • Bulk/Opaque Fare tickets must be referred to original issuing agent.
  • Some affected itineraries may have been proactively rebooked and reissued. If assistance is needed with additional changes, please contact American Airlines.
  • Changes outside of these guidelines are subject to the reissue rules of the ticketed fare. This includes any applicable additional collection or Change Fee.
  • Please ensure the above procedures are accurately followed to prevent debit memo issuance.

Resources

American Airlines will continue to monitor this Travel Notice Exception Advisory and adjust this policy if needed. Changes will be posted on AA.com and AA.com/Agency Reference. Please check these sources frequently for the most up to date information.

  • Visit AA.com and navigate to AA News and Offers to view current travel notices.
  • Contact your Sales Support Center 800-621-8489 or American Airlines Reservations 800-433-7300 (U.S. and Canada) or for Reservations outside the U.S. and Canada, please see our Worldwide Reservations Numbers page. American Airlines encourages all customers to check flight and gate status prior to leaving for the airport. For complete travel information, visit AA.com

Groups

Group reservations must be changed by AA Group & Meeting Travel



 


Updated: February 14, 2012

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