AA Website Trick: Print Inflight Receipts

Looking to impress your friends or add a bar room trick to your repertoire?  Or maybe you just want to show off to the accounting department.

Here’s how you can retrieve a copy of a receipt for an inflight purchase.

Go to AA.com/receipts.

How to retrieve inflight receipts on American Airlines


Submit the the required info (flight number is optional)

Receipt form from American's website


And wait for your results.

Screenshot from AA.com


There’s even an option to print a copy.

Receipt for an inflight purchase


It doesn’t display Gogo Wi-Fi purchases, but it works for any transaction processed by a flight attendant.

Never again will your Fruit and Nut Mix purchase go unreimbursed!

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  1. I used AA.com to try to retrieve my receipt for a meal I paid with my credit card on board AA34 on 20th May 2015 as directed by the flight attendant. Last 4 digits of my credit card is 9505. However, I there was no such record found.

    1. Hi Paul,

      My experience has been that it can sometime take a few days for the transaction to post. Did you ever retrieve your receipt?

  2. No, always got a negative message that search could not be found. Gave up and will not be using this function or purchasing anything else on board if use AA again.

  3. Hello, I made two purchases. on flight 206 and on flight 2245. the charge appears on my bank statement, but there is no on line receipt. please help!

  4. I was charged (to my credit card) correctly for a meal (cheese and crackers) I bought for about USD 8-9 and incorrectly for a meal bought by a passenger two seats away. This happened on flight AA 2532 on 07/18/2018 from LAX to DCA. I sat in seat 32D and the other passenger (a minor) sat in 32E. I think the stewardess assumed the minor was my son or relative; he appeared to have pre-ordered a meal, but I am not sure. The stewardess said something to me, mentioning 32E, but I couldn’t hear over the aircraft noise, she wasn’t very interested in what I did say (which should have been enough to warn her not to make assumptions), and she did not give me a receipt, though I’ve now printed a receipt and see it was for USD 17.98. So I was charged for someone else’s meal in addition to my own.

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  6. Agreed this system doesn’t work. Also doesn’t work on United Airlines. I file expense reports the same week as I fly – and who has time to check again 1-2 weeks later? Though I’m not a fan of litigiousness, I’d support a class-action lawsuit to put this non-customer-friendly system to an end and require the FA’s to be able to print receipts again. The printers could be bluetooth and built into the carts (similar to what the car rental folks have on their belts).

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