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Can I change the name on an American Airlines ticket?

When it comes to changing the name of the passengers on the flight ticket, it becomes quite a tricky process. American Airlines provides complete assistance to its passengers in the process of reservation or cancellation of the ticket. Still, in the case of the name change of the passengers, the process becomes a bit complicated with the rules and restrictions that are required to be followed. Let's sort this out for you in a step-by-step manner, where we'll start with the name exchange policy of American Airlines, followed by the procedure and the charges you have to pay for the procedure.

What is American Airlines name change policy?

  1. As per American Airlines name change policy of the airlines, any passenger is allowed to make the changes in case of a small error.
  2. American airlines are not allowed to change the name on the ticket of a person to another person.
  3. The passengers are allowed to change their last name entirely, provided the person got married or had a divorce after making the reservations. The passengers have to provide the necessary documentation to complete the name exchange process in a ticket.
  4. As per the American Airlines name change policy, If there are minor changes in your name change, then the passengers are not required to pay any charges for making such a change.
  5. There will also be a correction fee and the name change processing charges that differ for domestic and international flights.

How do I change my name on an American Airlines ticket?

To make a change to an American airlines ticket, you need to visit American Airlines official website or dial +1 802 200 9500 American Airlines' name change phone number and ask for name correction on the American airlines ticket.

Here’s how to change passenger name on an American Airlines flight ticket:

  1. Go to the official website of American Airlines or dial +1 802 200 9500
  2. Click on the "My Trips" tab.
  3. Enter your name and booking code in the assigned field.
  4. Next, the  "Find my reservation"  tab is to view your booking on American Airlines.
  5. Select option “Change Name” or “Edit” for American airlines flight tickets.
  6. Now you redirect to the payment option.
  7. Pay, American airlines name change fees(if applicable).

At last, American airlines will send you the ticket details after the changes you have applied.

Types of name correction with American Airlines:

Minor Correction- When there is the slightest mistake in the name of the passengers, then they are allowed to make the change without paying any charges or fees for doing the same. The passengers have the right to make such changes only in the itineraries of American Airlines and American Eagle Flight only.

Major Correction- The major name change in the itinerary includes the complete change of the last name of the passengers. You can only do this if you have "R" inventory and codeshare flight segments on the airlines. It required a new PNR number as it is not allowed to change the old/existing PNR number.

There are the basic two types and conditions given in which the airlines allow the passengers to change their name on the flight ticket.

How much does American Airlines charge to change name on ticket?

The amendment is usually free from American airlines, but if you require a major change in name, the American airline's name change fee is initiated USD 25, It may vary for domestic and international flights.

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