My trip to Spain was leaving on a Saturday in October, Returning to Detroit two weeks later on a Saturday in October. American Airline kept the times of the day the same but changed the day my first set of flights leaves, to Sunday, the day after I was supposed to leave. I haven't figured out whether I will try cancelling my whole trip or just try changing the starting and ending dates. American's current policy is:
If you're traveling to / through / from: All cities served by American, the change fee is waived if you:
- Booked an American Airlines flight [Yes, obviously]
- Bought your ticket on or before April 7, 2020 [yes]
- Are scheduled to travel March 1 - September 30, 2020 [No. My trip is in October, so it looks like the change fee would still apply to me if I try changing my trip, even if I try using their change of my flight dates as my excuse to change my trip]
- Can travel on or before December 31, 2021
[In theory, the end of December would be a good time to travel but only because my boss always takes a vacation at that time and closes the office, causing us to have to use up scarce vacation time. I strongly dislike the idea of traveling to Spain at the end of December because I expect the sites to be closed on Christmas and New Years day, meaning two wasted days sitting in a hotel and/or roaming the streets. I may be willing to change my trip to March or April]
More from American: Keep in mind, you may owe any difference in ticket price when you rebook your trip.
I think as of now I am getting screwed and I haven't figured out what to do about it yet. Not traveling on a Saturday is a wasted day when I can't travel or work.