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International Same Day Confirmed Flight Change / SDFC / SDC / CFC (consolidated)

This thread relates to international changes only. For "domestic" (including Canada, Caribbean, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, ) same day changes see this thread.

International Same Day Flight Change is currently limited to:
  • Between New York JFK and London Heathrow

Link to American Airlines' current policy on Same Day Flight Change.

Link to AA FAQ - Same Day Flight Change

Same-day confirmed flight change

Get a confirmed seat for a fee
For $75 on domestic flights, or $150 on flights between New York JFK and London Heathrow* you can confirm an available seat on an earlier or later flight as long as the alternate flight:
  • Has the same origin and destination
  • Is for the same calendar day of departure
  • Is marketed and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle
Get a complimentary same-day confirmed flight change with:

Unrestricted Economy Class (Y fare), Business or First Class tickets
  • American Airlines AAdvantage® Executive Platinum status and companions in same record
  • AirPass® membership
  • First and Business Class award tickets
  • MileSAAver® & AAnytime® award tickets
  • Choice Plus fares
  • *The $150 fee applies to all flights between and connecting through New York JFK and London Heathrow.
This also means domestic sectors of an international itinerary are ineligible for SDC.

Link to archived aa.com Same Day Flight Change policy

Link to archived aa.com Same Day Travel Changes / SDFC and Standby FAQ

Standby The standby policy applies to travel within and between the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean or Canada on American and/or American Eagle.

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Old Jun 1, 07, 3:24 pm
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International Same Day Flight Change / SDFC / SDC / CDC (consolidated)

Please read the wiki for current international SDFC policy. Be aware SDFC policies have been changing recently. Use the links provided to see the most recent policy, vs. what could be outdated in the wiki.

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Old Sep 22, 15, 4:45 pm
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Does anyone have a recent experience? I'll be flying AA 109 LHR-LAX soon, but things are not looking good for SWU. On the other than the later flight AA135 has lots of space, so I like to take advantage of this.
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Old Sep 24, 15, 12:23 am
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Originally Posted by offtheglass View Post
Does anyone have a recent experience? I'll be flying AA 109 LHR-LAX soon, but things are not looking good for SWU. On the other than the later flight AA135 has lots of space, so I like to take advantage of this.
Refer to post #1 of the thread

Edit: Just noticed LHR-LAX... my bad. Hoping someone will answer.
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Old Sep 24, 15, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by carsnoceans View Post
Refer to post #1 of the thread

Edit: Just noticed LHR-LAX... my bad. Hoping someone will answer.
Yes, at this time still only JFK<->LHR.
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Old Sep 28, 15, 1:11 pm
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I purchased a vacation package through aavacations taking advantage of the business class vacation package bonanza and the current transatlantic J 25K bonus promotion. The routing is not optimal and I stupidly did not see all the options of routings before hitting the submit button. On the outbound the routing is FSD-DFW-ORD-MAD whereas we could of left 5 hours later and just have flown FSD-ORD-MAD. Also the return is MAD-PHL-DFW-FSD. The inbound from MAD arrives at PHL at 4 pm and requires an overnight at PHL and a 5:15 am flight the next morning. I am resigned to living with this situation but I am wondering if there would be any hopes of rectifying it on the day of travel- changing outbound routing and standing by for a different routing on the return. Ideally I would like to go FSD-ORD-MAD outbound and MAD-PHL-ORD-FSD on the return (overnighting in ORD if need be instead of PHL). My spouse and I hold Platinum status with AA.
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Old Oct 21, 15, 12:50 pm
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Same Day Change with Different Connecting City?

I'm booked LAS>LAX>GRU on 10.25, but see the 777 equipment on the LAX>GRU sector is outdated configuration.

Alternatives are to connect via MIA or DFW, but currently subject to a $300 change fee.

Is it possible to do a same day change for $75 including switching out the connecting city? Reading prior threads sounds like no online, but agents may be more accommodating.

Any advise or experience appreciated.
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Old Oct 21, 15, 2:19 pm
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Unfortunately you may be out of luck. Pretty sure American's Same Day Chance policy does not extend to US/South America flights.
https://www.aa.com/i18n/utility/sameDayTravel.jsp
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Old Oct 21, 15, 3:45 pm
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According to this post they opened up to international flights..but not clear if that includes Latin America (yes, according to comments) and with chnage in connecting city

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea....ional-flights/
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Old Oct 21, 15, 6:46 pm
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I've seen this advertised for JFK-LHR but nothing else international...
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Old Oct 21, 15, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by SFGuy37 View Post
I'm booked LAS>LAX>GRU on 10.25, but see the 777 equipment on the LAX>GRU sector is outdated configuration.

Alternatives are to connect via MIA or DFW, but currently subject to a $300 change fee.

Is it possible to do a same day change for $75 including switching out the connecting city? Reading prior threads sounds like no online, but agents may be more accommodating.

Any advise or experience appreciated.
You can not SDFC to GRU. Currently longhaul SDFC is only usable between JFK and LHR.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 2:56 pm
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Sorry If missed the answer to my question in "Domestic" SDC thread.

I was told by AA agent that I cannot SDC domestic segment in the international itinerary, i.e. ATL-DFW to a later flight in ATL-DFW-HKG, because it is an international itinerary as a whole. True AA policy or HUCA/YMMV type situation? Thank you.
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Old Nov 30, 15, 2:30 am
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A few days ago I called in to price out paying for a routing change, and the agent suggested waiting and trying to do a same day change. Within 24 hours of the original flight, I called in to try the SDC, and was told it's only LHR to either JFK or LAX. Unfortunately, I am not flying either of those routes. Anyone have any luck with SDC with a connecting city change from Europe? I'm wondering how many times I should hang up and call again.
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Old Nov 30, 15, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by ChicagoDave View Post
A few days ago I called in to price out paying for a routing change, and the agent suggested waiting and trying to do a same day change. Within 24 hours of the original flight, I called in to try the SDC, and was told it's only LHR to either JFK or LAX. Unfortunately, I am not flying either of those routes. Anyone have any luck with SDC with a connecting city change from Europe? I'm wondering how many times I should hang up and call again.
You can't use this for that.
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Old Nov 30, 15, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by JonNYC View Post
You can't use this for that.
Thanks Jon. That explains why I couldn't do it. I re-read the various blogs from July (travelingbetter.com wasn't working on my phone) and it appears to only be from LHR-JFK. Too bad since my alternative flight AA51 LHR-DFW has been C7 for the last 2 days, and it's way too expensive to pay for the change.
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The wiki pretty much sums up the state of international SDC. LHR<->JFK.
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