Old Jun 23, 08, 12:12 pm
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA & UK -- AA EXP 3.5MM, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Plat, Avis President's Club
Posts: 6,412
I have specific experience with this problem. I paid approx. $60 more per ticket ($120 total) to arrive earlier. My first segment was cancelled "due to weather" and all other flights that day and the next day were full. So we had to make our own way to DFW on another airline. We then connected to the original destination, but on a later (cheaper) flight than what was originally booked.

AA would not budge. They refused to refund even one cent. They did refund a pro-rated amount for the first segment which was not flown, but that amount was only a very small fraction of the cost of a last-minute walk-up fare on another airline.

So my advice is: you can either worry about it a lot (as I did) and receive nothing, or just consider it your generous contribution to AA's coffers (and still receive nothing). Your choice.
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