How to Contact an Airline by Phone, For the Fastest Response
Need to contact your airline? Keep this handy list on your phone, as it's often faster to call the airline, even if you're at the airport. Also, phone agents generally have more information and power to make changes, than many staff on the ground. Bizarre, but true.
There was a time when flight itineraries were locked in stone many months ahead of time. These days, it's common for last-minute changes, which can cause havoc to your travel plans. That's why it's good to have the contact info of airlines at your fingertips.
Here's the contact info for the most popular U.S. based airlines:
Alaska Airlines 1-800-654-5669
You can also text "ALASKA" to 82008
American Airlines: 1-800-882-8880
Be ready with your AAdvantage number
The excellent Delta app also has a messaging function
Lucky you, going to Hawaii
Press #2, then #2 again to speak to someone about an existing reservation
Tip: Don't call the Rapid Rewards line, call the reservations line.
Good luck. You're gonna need it.
You might need to remind them that they fly 'the friendly skies'