AAdvantage: Cancellation for award tickets and upgrades booked with miles

American Airlines has announced its latest policy for its AAdvantage members. The airline will now allow its customers to cancel their award tickets and reinstate their miles without penalty or fees. This new policy aims to offer more flexibility to customers who wish to change their travel plans.

If you are a member of the AAdvantage rewards program and you used your miles to book a ticket, you can now cancel the award ticket and get your miles back without any problem. Customers will now have more flexibility in their travel plans and can make changes if necessary, without fear of losing their miles.

Easy and free cancellation

AA customers can now cancel their award tickets free of charge (prior to scheduled departure) and redeem their miles. To do this, they can contact the customer service of the American company or log into their AAdvantage account and use the online tool to cancel the reservation. Once the reservation is cancelled, the miles will be credited back to the account within a few days.

American Airlines also announced that customers who cancel their award reservations will now have an extended period of twelve months to use their reinstated miles. This means they will have more time to use their points and plan future trips.

Call the number corresponding to your country and ask an American Airlines customer assistant to direct you to complete the procedure:


Phone Hours (CT)
English 800-433-7300

24 hours


800-633-3711 24 hours
French 800-756-8613

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.


866-824-8717 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Creole 800-833-5767

7 a.m. – 4 p.m.


800-237-0027 24 hours
Mandarin Chinese 800-492-8095

24 hours

Hearing & speech impaired

Dial 711 to be connected through the National Relay Service

24 hours

Cancel an upgrade booked with Miles

As an American Airlines frequent flyer, you may have accumulated miles that you can use to earn upgrades on future flights. However, sometimes plans change and you have to cancel your upgrade?

Before you book your upgrade with miles, it’s important to understand the rules and regulations around cancellations. According to the American Airlines website, you can cancel an upgrade as long as you do so before the flight departure date and time.

– Options for canceling an upgrade

To do this, there are several options. The first is to cancel it online, via your account on the American Airlines website. This solution is quick and easy and can be done from the comfort of your home.

You can also cancel your upgrade purchased with miles by calling AA Customer Service, which has the added benefit that you can speak to a representative who can answer any questions you may have about your upgrade.

Refund procedure

After canceling your upgrade, you will receive a refund for the miles used for the upgrade.

If you used both miles and cash to book your upgrade, the cash portion will be refunded to your original form of payment.

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