American Express® Trip Cancel Guard™


Book with optimism.

Cancel with confidence.


With Trip Cancel Guard, you can cancel your flight for any reason up to 2 full calendar days before departure and receive up to 75% reimbursement when an airline credit or voucher is not available or expires.


Please review the FAQs below to learn more.


Purchase and Use Trip Cancel Guard in 3 easy steps:


1. Purchase Your Trip and Trip Cancel Guard 


Purchase Trip Cancel Guard when booking an eligible flight itinerary through



2.  If You Cancel Your Trip


Contact your airline or American Express Travel® to cancel your flight for any reason at least two calendar days before your departure date


Request for Reimbursement

3. Make A Request for Reimbursement 


Once your trip is cancelled, submit a request online through the Digital Claims Center* or by phone and you may receive up to 75% reimbursement of nonrefundable flight costs


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Whether it’s fear of traveling, or you would rather stay at home and binge watch your favorite show, Trip Cancel Guard gives up to 75% reimbursement if you cancel your eligible flight at least two days before.

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Available for purchase with all US American Express® Cards

 Cancel for any reason you choose at least 2 days before departure

Up to 75% reimbursement with a convenient digital process*


*Currently available for American Express Card Members only

American Express® Trip Cancel Guard™

The flexibility to change your mind.

There are some things you just can't plan for. Luckily, there's Trip Cancel Guard.




Add Trip Cancel Guard and get up to 75% reimbursement if you cancel your eligible flight at least two full calendar days before. Available exclusively through at the time of booking. 

Trip Cancel Guard is in effect until you cancel your benefit, submit a request for reimbursement on a canceled flight, or you reach your benefit end date. This benefit applies only before your trip starts and does not offer coverage during your trip or return flight.
If you want to update or change your trip, you must call the Benefit Administrator to
determine if the benefit can be applied to your updated itinerary.
If you get a travel credit or airline voucher for your cancelled trip, Trip Cancel Guard can provide reimbursement once the credit or voucher has expired or is
forfeited by its own terms and conditions. 


Trip Cancel Guard is not insurance and may be purchased in addition to any other travel insurance.


Click here for Terms & Conditions 



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Trip Cancel Guard may only be purchased
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