How Do I Book a Flight with American Airlines?

This guide shows American Airlines customers how to book flights online and on the phone. If you would like to book an American Airlines flight, this guide will help you. The article explains how to book American Airlines flights online and over the phone, the information you need to provide to book a flight, and what you should do if these tips do not work.

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Jul 9, 2020

If you want to book a flight with American Airlines, but you don't understand the process, this article will help you.

You have heard that American Airlines offer excellent prices and convenient flight times, so you are interested in booking a flight with the company. However, you have never booked with American Airlines before, so you are unsure of the process.

Fortunately, booking a flight with American Airlines is a simple process that can be done over the telephone or online.

Read this guide to find out how.

How To Book a Flight Online:

Visit The American Airlines Homepage:

The first step is to navigate to the American Airlines website homepage.

If you are already an AAdvantage member, you can sign in to your account using the sign-in tool on the homepage.

Once you have reached the American Airlines homepage and signed into your account if you have one, use the booking tool to begin the flight reservation process.

Begin The Booking Process:

To start the booking process, enter your desired departure and arrival airports, the dates of your trip, and the number of passengers flying.

After filling in the required information, select the blue 'Continue' button. You will then be transferred to a page displaying all the available flights for your chosen dates.

Pick A Flight:

Once you are on the flight selection page, choose the flight that is most suitable for your needs.

On this page, you can also select your cabin type. The cabin options include basic economy, main cabin, business, and first-class. However, you can upgrade your cabin after booking your flight if necessary.

You then need to repeat the same process for your return flight.

Verify Your Choices:

After selecting your departure and return flights, American Airlines will provide you a trip summary.

The summary includes your flight dates, times, prices, and information regarding in-flight facilities.

If you are satisfied with your chosen flights, select the continue button at the bottom of your page to pay for a reserve your flights.

Enter Passenger Details and Payment Method:

To secure your flight you will need to provide information regarding the passengers due to fly.

The information required includes the passenger name(s), birth date(s), country of residence, and your trip contact details.

If you are an American Airlines AAdvantage member who collects frequent flyer miles, you can also enter your frequent flyer program information on this page.

Once all of your information has been entered correctly, click the blue 'Continue' button at the bottom of the page to proceed to payment. On the payment page, enter your details correctly to book your flight.

How To Book a Flight On The Phone:

If you would prefer to book your flight over the phone, this is also possible.

First, you need to find American Airlines' contact information. The contact details can be found either on the GetHuman website, or the "Contact American" page on the American Airlines website.

If These Steps are Unsuccessful:

If you have tried following these steps, but your attempts have been unsuccessful, call the American Airlines customer service team.

You can find the contact information on the GetHuman website.

Company Name: American Airlines

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