Same-day Flight Change and Standby Options

Flying on US Airways?

If one or more of your flights is on US Airways, you may have different same day flight change options. Visit the following US Airways pages for more information: MoveUp | General policies | Manage reservations

Which airline is operating my flight?

Did you know you can change your domestic flight† and get a confirmed seat or standby for a $75* charge? The options are available on all fares in the Main Cabin on flights marketed and operated by American.

For $75* you can confirm a seat or standby on a different flight as long as the alternate flight:

  1. Has the same origin AND destination
  2. Is the same calendar day of departure
  3. Has eligible seats available

We continue to offer the same-day stand by option for an earlier or later domestic flight for select customers at no charge. And the same-day standby option is available to all customers online at aa.com.

We offer you several convenient options to make same-day flight changes or to set up
same-day standby:

  1. Online

    Beginning 24 hours prior to departure, you can request a same-day flight change or same-day standby on aa.com through the check-in window. Just select each passenger who is requesting a flight change or standby and pay the $75* per passenger charge.

  2. Over the Phone

    For same-day flight change only, beginning 24 hours prior to departure, you can call Reservations and our agents will provide information for available flights departing on the same day as your original flight. The $75* charge can be paid over the phone via credit card.

    Once you arrive at the airport, you can check in for your new flight at Curbside Check-In, Self-Service Check-In, or our ticket counter.

  3. At a Check-In Kiosk

    Beginning 24 hours prior to departure, the Self-Service Check-In machines will provide a list of available flights for the same day as your original flight. Just choose the flight and pay the $75* charge. You will complete the check in process, receive a boarding pass for your newly confirmed flight and a receipt for the charge.

  4. At the Ticket Counter

    For same-day flight change only, beginning 24 hours prior to departure, our agents can provide a list of available flights for the same day as your original flight. Just choose the flight and pay the $75* charge. You will receive a boarding pass for your newly confirmed flight and a receipt for the charge.

Same-day flight change and same-day standby are subject to Terms and Conditions.

Please see important information regarding suggested arrival times and security checkpoints.

Tips

  1. Passengers traveling on unrestricted Y fares and AAdvantage AAnytime travel awards have the flexibility to change flight arrangements at no charge. Passengers traveling on AAdvantage MileSAAver awards continue to have the flexibility to change the date/time of their flights at no charge, provided award seats are available on the desired flight. If award seats are not available on the desired flight, you may obtain a confirmed seat on the same day by paying the $75 charge.
  2. Customers who purchased a Choice Plus fare have the flexibility to change one flight at no charge, provided seats are available on the desired flight.

Looking for more information? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

†Available for flights in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and the Caribbean on American Airlines, American Eagle and American Connection®.

* Same-day flight change charges are non-refundable. Same-day standby charges are automatically refunded if you are not accommodated on the standby flight.

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