American Airlines Name Correction Policy – Making typos while adding personal details during ticket booking is a prevalent mistake. Fortunately, many airlines provide easy name correction policies. But, making such changes to American Airlines tickets would not be easy as they have strict rules and regulations regarding name correction. If you have concerns regarding typos correction or legally authorized modifications in your American Airlines ticket, read more to learn about the American Airlines name correction policy guidelines.

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American Airlines Name Change Policy Overview

  • Ticket Name Change

There is no complete name change policy for American Airlines. Once you have booked the tickets, you can change the whole name. The airlines will not allow you to update your name on the ticket even if you have booked a non-refundable ticket.

  • Ticket Name Correction

American Airlines only permits minor and major name alterations on your tickets if you hold any of the following:

  • TSA pre-Global Entry card
  • NEXIUS card
  • SENTRI card

Also, make sure the name you have submitted doesn’t has an exact match.

  • Minor Name Correction

If you have booked tickets for American Airlines or American Eagle flights, you can only make minor changes to your itineraries. Follow the major name correction guidelines if your itineraries are ticketed on the “R” inventory.

  • Major Name Correction

Any name correction on American airlines’ “R” Inventory tickets of codeshare flight segments requires a new PNR to make changes. Due to software limitations, such changes cannot be made with the same PNR.

American Airlines Name Correction

Name modifications to American Tickets and American travel is easy if you are:

  • Only Switching first name and last name on the ticket.
  • Changing the last name of 3 characters or fewer,
  • Changing the first name.
  • Making changes as per legally authorized modifications due to divorce or marriage.
  • Modifying middle initial or middle name.
  • Changing the nickname to the full name

Alterations are easy for domestic travel but become difficult for foreign travel. So, make sure that your name on the visa is the same as your legal document and ID.

American Airlines Name Correction Methods

If you have booked American Airlines tickets and need to change the name on the booking reservation, such as changing the ticket due to marriage or any other reason, then follow the methods below to get it done hassle-free.

  • Name change via Online portal

Follow the following steps to make changes to your ticket:

  • Visit and log in with your PNR number.
  • Once logged in, you can make modifications to your ticket
  • Save the changes before you exit the page.


  • Name change via Customer Support

Call the American airline helpline number and ask the customer support supervisor to change your flight ticket’s name or other itineraries.

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Do American Airlines charge any fees for a name change?

American Airlines charges a processing fee of $25 for modifications made on tickets before departure.

Still Confused?

Contact American Airlines name correction helpline for support. Also, you can drop an e-mail or ask your queries in the live chat box.

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