Old Mar 13, 20, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by eltoddo22 View Post
I just wanted to send out a PSA to book one-way flights rather than roundtrip flights whenever possible if you are thinking to make use of AA travel waiver on return. There is one bullet point:
  • Changes must be made prior to the departure of your original flight.
This evidently means that you CANNOT change your return flight after you've already taken outbound flight.

I hopped on the AA Hawaii deal and wanted to stay here longer however am unable to because of this fine print. I almost always book flights one-way for domestic but I was in a hurry so just made a roundtrip booking and this screwed me.
Not all markets price one ways at half the roundtrip fares. Sometimes a one way can cost even more than roundtrip
Also, the goal of the waiver was to assist when you no longer wanted to take the trip, not because you might want to take a trip and change the return date
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