How do I cancel an upcoming American Airlines flight?

A simple 6 step guide for solving this common American Airlines problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

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For whatever reason you have decided that you need to cancel your flight. No problem, we can help. If the flight is in the next 24 hours, then the fastest thing to do is to call American Airlines and speak to an agent directly. Depending on the type of ticket that you have, you may be able to receive a refund, or possibly move the flight to another date and time so that you don't lose the full value of the ticket.
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If you have more time to handle this, then you can cancel your flight online. If you prefer that option then login to your account with your username and password.
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Once you do that, click on "Reservations"
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Select the flight that you wish to cancel from the available options.
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Check the box next to Cancel
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The next screen will be the confirmation screen that you wish to cancel your flight. Once you confirm the cancellation, you will no longer be booked on that flight. Depending on the type of ticket you have you may receive a refund. If the ticket is non-refundable then you may be out of luck, and if your ticket is refundable then you will be credited back to your account or credit card for the cost of the flight.
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Author:GetHuman-shonao14 years ago

About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of American Airlines customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: How do I cancel an upcoming American Airlines flight?; How many advantage miles do you need for a free round trip; I am flying American Eagle flt EVOOZZ **** from Chicago O'Hare to Baltimore BWI and I will need w...; how fast does the plane go if i weigh more then average?; Flight was cancelled. had to rent a car to drive * hrs to another airport for flight. Want refund...; Lost a card case and credit card inside on ** of April **** at Cleveland airport at check in counter... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 6 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 60 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting American Airlines. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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