American Airlines Extends Fee Waivers to Flights Booked before 3/1
American Airlines is providing customers additional flexibility in light of concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19). American has extended its offer to waive change fees for customers who purchased tickets prior to March 1 for travel through April 30. The offer is available for any of American’s fares and customers have until December 31 to rebook travel for future flights.
Here are the new rules:
- Any ticket purchased prior to March 1 will not incur change fees prior to travel. Customers must pay any fare difference, if applicable, at time of ticketing of the new fare.
- This is available for any of American’s fares for travel through April 30.
- The new ticket must be reissued on/before December 31 or 12 months from the original ticket date (whichever is earlier).
Previously the fee waiver rules only applied to tickets purchased from March 1 at 4:30 p.m. CT and March 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
American Airlines has also announced that it will reduce international capacity for the summer peak by 10% versus the previous selling schedule, including a 55% reduction in trans-Pacific capacity. Domestic capacity in April will be reduced by 7.5% versus the current schedule.