The American Airlines website and mobile app will let you book tickets until two hours prior to departure. However American has relaxed its ticketing deadlines and will now allow:
- Purchasing domestic travel through reservations up until 60 minutes prior to flight (50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands)
- Purchasing international travel through reservations up until 90 minutes prior to flight
This applies both to revenue tickets and to award travel sold from the U.S., and was a change that went into effect earlier this month – on or about December 3.
When issuing tickets less than two hours to departure, seat assignments won’t be assigned until the airline or online check-in. It won’t be possible to process 500 mile upgrades, mileage upgrades, or systemwide upgrades.