Fare classes eligible for full refund?

Old Mar 26, 20, 4:21 pm
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Fare classes eligible for full refund?

I have 3 domestic flights coming up in the next 4 months. They are all I class tickets. Is this fare class eligible for a full refund? I have spent a great deal of time searching the aa site and could not find the answer. It seems to me that several years ago there was a list of fare classes and rules. So sorry If I couldn't find it.

Thanks for the help.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 5:23 pm
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It depends on the fare basis, but IME most I fares are non-refundable. Fare basis varies based on originating and destination cities, dates, day of week traveling, how far in advance fare is purchased, etc. Below are fare basis for DCA-LHR I fares. The more expensive the ticket, generally the more likelihood that it is refundable. The fare basis shown below are sorted by their respective prices (low to high, but not shown). So for example the second to last fare basis listed below is for a round trip ticket that costs $4800 USD and is refundable but incurs a fee of $275 to do so:

Fare Basis

PHX6E1Q5

PKX6E1Q5

PLX6E1Q5

PPX6E2Q5

PHW6E1Q5

PKW6E1Q5

PLW6E1Q5

PPW6E2Q5

IQN7A1Y5

IQN8A7S5

IQN2A1S5

INX1C8S3

INX1C7S3

INX6C8S3

INW1C8S3

INX1E0S3

INW6C8S3

INX6A7S5

INX6C7S3

INW1C7S3

INX8C8S3

INX6A1S5

INW1E0S3

INW6C7S3

INW8C8S3

INX8C7S3

INX1C1S3

INX6C1S3

INX7C8S3

INW1C1S3

INW8C7S3

IHX8C1S3

INW7C8S3

INW6C1S3

INX7C7S3

IHW8C1S3

INW7C7S3

INX8C1S3

INW8C1S3

INX8C1S3

INW8C1S3

INN8C1S3

INN8C0S3

INN0C0S3
To find out whether your fare is refundable, and if so if there is a fee incurred it is probably easiest to call AA. Either that or go to the refund page and find your fare rules. Somewhere on FT there are instructions on how to find out from the refunds page or perhaps someone else can help with instructions. On the rare occasion I neglected to check my fare rules, I call AA for info.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 7:12 pm
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aaupgrade thanks very much for the information. I am not sure I understand where you find the fare basis. That said I will look on he refund page and see if I can figure it out. Again, thanks for the great information.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by jmj9905 View Post
I have 3 domestic flights coming up in the next 4 months. They are all I class tickets. Is this fare class eligible for a full refund? I have spent a great deal of time searching the aa site and could not find the answer. It seems to me that several years ago there was a list of fare classes and rules. So sorry If I couldn't find it.

Thanks for the help.
Your receipts from American should show as such. Itíll say in the endorsements if itís nonrefundable. You could also send a direct message to American via Twitter with your confirmation numbers and they can tell you
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Old Mar 27, 20, 4:30 am
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Originally Posted by jmj9905 View Post
aaupgrade thanks very much for the information. I am not sure I understand where you find the fare basis. That said I will look on he refund page and see if I can figure it out. Again, thanks for the great information.
You cannot tell by just the fare basis alone whether any given fare is fully refundable or not. You either need to look into the detailed fare rules if you have them, or call AA.
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Old Mar 27, 20, 2:28 pm
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Thanks milesandmoremiles and JJeffrey. Good information.
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Old Mar 28, 20, 6:46 pm
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You can find the fare rules using Experflyer if you manage to locate the underlying fare code.

The letter itself doesn't mean much even though Y, J, F are typically the most flexible.
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