Same-day travel

Change your flight

Change of plans? We allow same-day confirmed changes on select flights for a fee, with some exceptions.

Customers can stand by for a flight at no charge.


Your new flight must:

  • Depart on the same day, from and to the same airports, as your original flight
  • Have the same number of stops, in the same airports, as your original flight
  • Be marketed and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle

Also, please keep in mind that:

  • Anyone can standby for an earlier flight, but only AAdvantage® status members can standby for a later flight the same day
  • Same-day confirmed changes and standby are subject to availability on select flights

How to request a same-day change or standby

Beginning 24 hours before departure, go to your trips online or in the app, or stop by an airport kiosk or ticket counter to request a change and pay the fee, if applicable.*

After you check in, you’ll receive a new boarding pass and receipt.

*Customers traveling on a Basic Economy fare can't make changes at a kiosk and should find their trip on the American app, or visit a ticket counter to request a change.


Fees by market

Market Same day confirmed change Standby
U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands $75 $0
Canada and the Caribbean $75 Not offered
Between / through New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR) $150 Not offered

Complimentary change / standby

Passenger / ticket type Confirmed change Standby
AAdvantage Executive Platinum® and AAdvantage Platinum Pro® status (and companions in same reservation) available available
Unrestricted Economy (Y fare), Business, First, AirPass℠ available available
Award tickets: First, Business, MileSAAver, AAnytime available available
AAdvantage Platinum® and AAdvantage Gold® status (and up to 8 companions in same reservation) Not available available
oneworld® Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby status (and up to 8 companions in same reservation) Not available available
oneworld® Emerald members with elite status on Alaska Airlines available available
Active U.S. military personnel (on orders or personal travel) and active U.S. military dependents (on orders only) Not available available


Fees are non-refundable unless we:

  • Are unable to assign you a seat because the flight is full
  • Cancel your new flight
  • Delay your incoming flight or cause you to miss your connection

If you're eligible, you can request a refund online.

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