How do you Get 24 Hour Hold on American Airlines?

Sometimes when the trip is tentative, and you need time to confirm, you can get a 24-hour hold on an American Airlines ticket to decide whether you will be traveling. American Airlines gives the option of holding keys to help passengers avoid the hassles of last-minute flight searches and purchasing overpriced tickets. For tickets on hold, you have the advantage of paying a minimum amount initially, and the final payment will be paid only after the confirmation of the journey.

Ticket hold policy:

If you are booking a ticket on hold, some specific terms and conditions have to be agreed upon and followed as follows:

  • You must confirm within 24 hours of the ticket purchase and complete the payment if you decide to take the scheduled flight.
  • If you don't confirm and no further payment is made, American Airlines will deem the ticket canceled.
  • You cannot claim a refund for the paid amount while booking the ticket.
  • Booking a ticket on hold must be 7 days or more before the scheduled flight's departure.
  • To book a hold ticket, the booking must be done from the official website of American Airlines and not from any third party.

The process to book a hold ticket:

To understand how you get a 24-hour hold on American airlines, a specific method has to be followed while making the reservations on the American Airlines website.

Online booking: suppose you are still determining the journey but want to have a booking in case the travel becomes mandatory. Do the following steps explained below to book a ticket on hold with American Airlines;

  • Go to the American Airlines official website.
  • Start the process of looking for flight options to your destination
  • Enter the origin, destination, and other details of the passenger
  • Select the flight for the travel
  • Select ‘hold’ on the payment page 
  • Make the required payment to hold the ticket for 24 hours
  • Receive an email on your mail id.

If you decide to go ahead with the journey, do the following to confirm the booking:

  • Reach American airlines.in
  • Click on ‘My trips’
  • Enter the last name and booking reference
  • Retrieve the booking details
  • Select pay for your trip
  • Make complete payment
  • Receive an email on the confirmation of the booking.

And if the payment is not made within 24 hours, American Airlines will automatically cancel the ticket and forfeit the booking amount.

For more information on American airline 24-hour hold ticket, you can contact customer service in the ways given below:

On the phone: you can call on American Airlines customer service phone number and request assistance with the booking of hold tickets and further information on how to extend the hold time if needed. To contact

  • call on 1-800-433-7300. 
  • Choose the option to speak to an American Airlines representative
  • Inquire in detail regarding the hold ticket conditions and duration
  • Get assistance with the booking.
  • You can also clear any other doubts regarding the same.

The customer service person will give you complete information about how and on which routes and fares you can extend the ticket hold duration.

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