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AA Award Ticket Changes
With reference to the previous post:
After booking the JFK-DOH-AUH-HYD, I am looking for award space in J on QR, DPH-HYD everyday. Finally saw 2 seats opened up today and called AA to modify the booking to be JFK-DOH-HYD
Agent was nice and told me, if the change of carriers involved any non OW partners (EY in this case), there will be a fee to change the ticket. $150 for the 1st passenger, $25 for the second. So $175 in this case. Is that true?
She mentioned this will be the same fee to make changes to the origin and/or destination.
If the changes were between OW carriers, the fee would not be applied.
Any thoughts on this?
Assuming you booked using the new award rates, I dont think you should be charged a fee but American’s types of awards are all over the place. I think that if you booked with the old rates and did this, it triggers a reprice and the fees so maybe the agent isnt wrong. [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER]?
I booked with the new rates only. 70K one way to India in J
I’d try HUCA and see if another agent will give you a different answer
Mmm, I think this is mostly true. Among the [B]Saver[/B] awards, AAdvantage seems to have the following sub-categories of award types:
[*]AA + oneworld
[*]AA + non oneworld partner (airline specific)
[*]non oneworld partner (airline specific) only
[*]AA + oneworld + nononeworld partner (airline specific)
[*]oneworld + nononeworld partner (airline specific)
In practice, if you’re dropping a partner segment in favor of an AA segment, that doesn’t seem to incur a fee. I changed an AS + EY award this week to be AA + EY and that was fine. But I am not sure the reverse would have been allowed.