American Airlines

American Airlines First Class

American Airlines

General Rules

  • Can you do a one-way ticket? Yes.
  • Can you do a stopover on round-trip ticket? No.
  • Is a stopover allowed anywhere en route? No.
  • Is an open-jaw routing allowed? Yes.
  • Is a double-open jaw allowed? Yes.
  • Is a stopover and open-jaw allowed? Yes.
  • Can flights be changed after start of itinerary? Yes.
  • Are fuel surcharges imposed? Yes, on British Airways and Iberia.
  • Award holds? Yes, for 5 days.
  • Is there a phone booking fee? Yes; $50 per passenger.

Here’s a listing of all AAdvantage partner gateway cities for reference.

Routing Rules

  • 25% Maximum Permitted Milage
  • For all routings, an airline must have a published fare/routing between the two cities.
  • No stopovers or ground transportation within the country of origin are permitted on international routes

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Terrific agents.
  • No fees to change dates.
  • 5 day holds.
  • No redeposit fees for Executive Platinum members.

Cons

  • You can’t stopover anywhere.
  • Limited airlines available for booking online.
  • Very high fuel charges on British Airways/Iberia flights.

Phone Number

1-800-882-8880 (Hours: 24/7, 365)

Transfer Partners

SPG 1:1

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