American Airlines flight credits and American Airlines trip credits may be confusing to you if you’ve previously canceled an American Airlines flight. American Airlines flight credits and trip credits can be redeemed quickly and easily to book flights.
You can redeem your American Airlines flight credits in the “Bookings” section of the website. You must be logged in to your account to access this section. After you have redeemed your flight credits, you will see a message stating that you have “Unused Travel Credits.” Your unused travel credits are listed under “Account” then “Travel Credits.”
To learn more about each American Airlines credit, including how to redeem them, you’ll first need to understand how flight credits and trip credits are earned and how these travel credits work. American Airlines flight credits can be used in the following ways.
How Do You Get an American Airlines Flight Credit?
American Airlines offers flight credit for unused or canceled tickets. Unlike trip credits, this type of compensation can only be used by the passenger whose name appears on the original ticket. Flight credits can be used for the following:
- Flights are the only thing you can use these credits for.
- It is not possible to redeem flight credits for extras like seats or bags.
- Unless otherwise stated, flight credits are valid for one year from the date of issuance.
- When booking at AA.com, you can use one flight credit per passenger (for more than one flight credit, contact American Airlines).
- Flight credits can only be booked and used by the same passenger.
What Is the Process for Getting an American Airlines Trip Credit?
Travel credit is issued by American Airlines as compensation, refunds, and the remaining value of exchanged flight credits. The following information will help you understand trip credits:
- Non-award bookings are eligible for trip credit.
- S.-originating domestic and international flights can be paid for with trip credit.
- It is not possible to redeem these credits for extras such as bags or seats.
- A trip credit is valid for one year after it is issued.
- When booking at AA.com, you can use eight trip credits per passenger (contact American Airlines if you need to book more than one passenger).
- They can use their trip credit to book and pay for travel for themselves or for others.
Can You See the Balance of Your Flight Credit or Trip Credit?
It’s easy to find out. You can look at it on your account page. What do I do with my flight credit or trip credit balance? Once you’ve used up the credit, you’ll have to pay to use it again. So if you’ve already used up your credit, you’ll need to use your trip credit balance to buy another flight. How do I get more credit? There are two ways to get more credit: You can get a new credit card and use it to charge your travel expenses.
Or you can apply for a new credit line from Chase Bank. Chase is offering a $250 credit line to new Chase Premier Visa customers and a $500 credit line to new Chase Total Checking® customers. Please note that these credit lines are subject to approval. JPMorgan Chase Bank issues chase Bank credit cards, N.A. Visit jpmorganchase.com/credit for details. How do I find out if I’m eligible for travel rewards credit? If you’re a new customer, you’ll automatically enroll in the travel rewards program when you apply for the card.