American Airlines Extends Waiver For Change Fees Till March 31

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American Airlines, the world’s largest airline has announced that it will not charge the change fees for customers booking tickets for any new travel purchased by March 31.

The airline is providing customers additional flexibility by extending its offer to waive change fees for customers booking tickets for any new travel purchased by March 31, 2021.

As a reminder, effective Jan. 1, 2021, American has eliminated all change fees for first-class, business class, Premium Economy, and Main Cabin tickets for most domestic and international flying. This new offer applies to tickets that meet the following criteria and includes Basic Economy tickets.

  • Any first, business, Premium Economy, Main Cabin, or Basic Economy ticket purchased on or before March 31, 2021, for future travel will not incur change fees before travel. Customers must pay any fare difference, if applicable, and fare rules may apply depending on the ticket.
  • Customers are allowed to change their origin and destination cities as part of this offer.

In recent days the airline has made several major announcements, including the introduction of a simple way to provide results of a negative COVID-19 test and other documents currently required for International travel into the United States.

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The new VeriFLY app is a mobile health passport that will help customers understand and verify travel requirements and is accessible for travelers starting January 23.

Earlier this month, the airline also revealed changes to its emotional support and service animal policies and procedures.

American Airlines will not authorize new travel for animals that don’t meet the updated definition set by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT), like emotional support animals. Existing bookings involving emotional support animals will be honored through February 1.


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