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Want to change your travel plans? American Airlines allow the same-day flight change in case of any emergency. You are excited to board the flight for your vacation, but some business meeting occurs.
So, choose the American Airlines same-day flight change and modify the journey. For this, you must understand the necessary information and the rules for the changes. Read the blog below to learn about the process, policy, and fees for the same-day modifications.

American Airlines same-day flight change policy

When you wish to change the reservation on the day of departure, you must know about the rules and regulations. Here are the policies regarding this that you can know for your destination.

  • Same-day flight changes are applicable for a fee on selected flights.
  • Passengers can choose the standby for the itinerary at no fees under the AAdvantage miles.
  • Your new reservation must depart on the same day at the same airport as the original departure.
  • Also, the new flight must contain the same number of stops as the existing reservation.
  • All the flights must operated by American Airlines or the American Eagle.
  • Same-day changes or standby are eligible according to the availability of seats.
  • Use the American airline’s flight confirmation code for the changes.
  • The fees are applicable according to the type of ticket, destination, and the number of passengers.

Kindly note

  • Only AAdvantage members can choose the standby for the later flight on the same day departure.
  • All the other passengers can stand by for the earlier flight.

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How to request a same-day change or standby with American Airlines?

Airlines start the same-day flight changes upto 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure. You can request the standby option through the multiple options as follows.

Change online:

  • To start, open the official web page of American Airlines at www.aa.com.
  • You can also download the mobile app.
  • Select the My Trips section from the top.
  • Provide the flight reservation code and the passenger’s surname.
  • Get the list of reservations with the airlines.
  • Choose the same-day departure flight you wish to change.
  • At the edit button, click on the change button.
  • Add the new travel date, time, or class for the flights.
  • Search for the flights and choose accordingly.
  • Find the seats from the seating map and proceed further.
  • Pay for the reservation and get the flights.
  • American Airlines will share you the confirmation message in your mail.

Go to the airport ticket counter:

You can also reach your preferred airport for the same-day changes. Provide the physical copy of your flight itinerary and pay the fees to modify the flight. If applicable, they will give you the relevant ticket immediately.

At flight check-in:

However, complete the flight check-in online or at the airport to make the necessary changes. You can request the itinerary change over there and obtain the new boarding pass along with the receipt. Add the seats and get the availability.

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How much does it cost to change a flight day at American Airlines?

Once you request the flight change, you need to pay the applicable fees according to the ticket type. However, passengers under the basic economy cannot make the same-day flight change. For American Airlines’ same-day flight change fees, you can go to the following table.

Destination/ticket type Fees 
US Virgin Islands or Puerto RicoSame-day change- starts at $60

Standby- $0

Caribbean and Canada Same-day change- starts at $60

Standby- not applicable 

Between New York and London Same-day change- starts at $150

Standby- not applicable 

AAdvantage members No fees 
First and business class No fees
Active US military members Standby are allowed but not applicable for same-day confirmed changes 

Final words

With the help of the above information, you can easily get a new flight to your destination. If you find any problems with the American Airlines same-day flight change, you can connect with the customer service team. For this, dial the toll-free number at 1 (800) 433-7300 and talk to the representative for the flight change.