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How are same day flight changes working now on AA and US?
Hi Ben – I’m unclear on how some of the same day flight changes are working now on AA and US and was thinking it could make an interesting post (or even just a good answer for me!). As an AA EXP, I know I’m entitled to free confirmed same day flight changes, something I’ve used frequently on direct flights, but how does that work for connecting flights? If I want to fly later than originally planned, do both the originating and a theoretically new connecting flight need to be available? And what if the original flight is out of the country (Mexico)? Does the new schedule have to be through the same connecting city or is it okay if just the origin city and final destinations are the same? And does it work the same way on US as it does on US? Can I change carriers if there’s availability since all the flights are code shared now? I’m trying to fly DCA to CUN for a weekend and my preferred flight schedule is significantly more expensive than other flights on the same day – I’m considering booking the cheaper tix and then trying to same day flight change but I don’t want to make assumptions about what would work. Help!
@ GloverParker — I’m working on a post about exactly this, as American’s same day confirmed changes are damn complicated. I can’t make sense of them either! You can’t switch carriers, though in theory you should be able to switch your connecting point (though you can’t add a connection). Stay tuned for the post!