American Airlines do not offer name change on the flight booking, as the ticket once issued cannot be amended to another passenger. As per American Airlines name change policy, the airlines offer flexibility in terms of major and minor name corrections for the wholly unused validated tickets. 

  • American Airlines minor name correction applies to the flight segments that consists of a flight operated by American Airlines Eagle and American Airlines Prime and can be corrected in the same PNR
  • Major American Airlines name correction applies to the itineraries ticketed in ‘R’ inventory, codeshare flight segments on the flights operated by American Airlines, Oneworld codeshare flights, and the interline agreement flights. As per American Airlines name correction policy, a flight reservation requires a new PNR as a name correction and cannot be amended in the same PNR due to GDS limitations. 

American Airlines Name Change Rules 

American Airlines Name Change Policy

Did you misspell your name while making the American Airlines reservation online? How lately have you realized that you made a ‘typo error’ while booking your flight online? Don’t worry! We got you covered. As per American Airlines name change policy, if any passenger has misspelled the name, it can be corrected without any hassles. In order to correct the name passenger needs to follow the below-mentioned American Airlines name correction guidelines – 

Correct the passenger’s name – As per American Airlines name change policy, the passenger can correct the first and/or last name i.e up to three characters provided that the name must match exactly as it appears on the passport or any government-issued photo ID. 

American Airlines middle name correction – Passengers can add or remove the middle name as is considered as the major American Airlines name correction. In such scenarios, the existing flight reservation would be assigned a new PNR for name correction. You can verify your name change request via the American Airlines name correction phone number at +1-855-284-6735

Amending the passengers’ name to a nickname – Passenger can provide their maiden name or the nickname provided they can add or remove up to three characters and the name of the passenger must match exactly as it appears on the passport or any government-issued photo ID. 

Adding a suffix/prefix to the passenger’s name – Passengers can add or remove the suffix and prefix and is considered as the minor American Airlines name correction. In such scenarios, the changes would be completed in the same PNR only. As per American Airlines name change policy, passengers can only add suffixes and prefixes to their names and should be exactly identical as it appears on the passport or government-issued photo ID.

Critical name changes  – As per American Airlines name change policy, passengers can request major name changes only under legal circumstances such as 

  • Divorce agreement
  • Marriage certificate
  • Government-issued document with the old name and to be converted into the new name

Name affidavits – Some of the name changes are supported under the legal purview and are supported under American Airlines name change policy, such as  – 

  • Divorce decree
  • Marriage license
  • Legal name change document
  • Government-issued photo ID or passport reflecting a suffix or prefix in the name

American Airlines Name Change Fee

As per American Airlines name change policy, passengers’ name correction requests must be completed up to two prior to the scheduled departure.  Passengers need to pay 125 USD as an American Airlines name correction fee.   


How to Request an American Airlines Name Change?

As per American Airlines name change policy, if any passenger has misspelled the name, it can be corrected without any hassles. In order to correct the name of the passenger, they can request the American Airlines name correction via – 

American Airlines Change Name on Ticket Online

Here’s what you need to do —

  • Visit aa.com and navigate to the ‘manage booking’ section
  • Enter the six-digit booking reference and the last name of the passenger to retrieve the booking.
  • Select the name correction tab for the passenger you want to correct the name. As per American Airlines name correction policy, the passenger’s name matches exactly as it appears on the government-issued photo ID. 
  • You can correct up to three characters either on the first name or last name. 
  • Pay the American Airlines name correction fee of 125 USD via debit/credit card. Once the transaction is done, you will receive the American Airlines name correction confirmation on your registered email. 

American Airlines Change Name on Ticket via Phone Number

To change the name on the American Airlines booking over the phone, follow these steps – 

  • Dial American Airlines name change phone number i.e +1-855-284-6735
  • Keep your six-digit American Airlines record locator handy while you get connected to the American Airlines representative. 
  • Ask the agent to correct the name on the ticket. Only misspelled characters on the name would be corrected. 
  • Also, you need to send the government-issued photo ID or a copy of your passport for validation. 
  • Pay the American Airlines name correction fee of 125 USD via debit/credit card over the phone. 
  • Your name correction request would be processed within 2 hours of making the request.
  • You will receive the American Airlines name correction confirmation on your registered email. 

American Airlines Name Change Policy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I change the name on the American Airlines ticket?

Yes, as per American Airlines name change policy, passengers are allowed to correct their names up to three characters on their first name as well as last name provided that the ticketed name matches exactly as it appears on the passport or government-issued photo ID.

How to change the name on the American Airlines ticket?

Passengers can correct their names online via aa.com. If you’re not getting the ‘American Airlines name change’ option online, feel free to reach our American Airlines representative over the phone by calling us on +1-855-284-6735 (American Airlines name correction phone number).

Does American Airlines allow international ticket name changes?

As per American Airlines name correction policy, regardless of the travel route, class of service, and trip type, passengers are allowed to correct their name on the ticket. Also, all the flights need to be operated by American Airlines and the codeshare agreement partners.

Does American Airlines charge for a name change?

As per American Airlines name change policy, passengers’ name correction requests must be completed up to two prior to the scheduled departure. Passengers need to pay 125 USD as an American Airlines name correction fee.

How can I change my last name on the American Airlines booking?

Passengers can change as well as correct their last name as long as the first and last name of the ticketed passengers must be identical with the government-issued photo ID. Passengers can request name correction online as well as over the phone.

How quickly does American Airlines change the name?

Once the name correction request is placed, it may take not more than 2 hours to get the name altered on the reservation. You will receive the American Airlines name change confirmation within the stipulated time.

How to do a minor name change on American Airlines?

American Airlines minor name correction applies to the flight segments that consist of a flight operated by American Airlines Eagle and American Airlines Prime and can be corrected in the same PNR. Minor name correction fee varies between 25 and 200 USD depending on the travel route, and the trip type.


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