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Cancelling AA award tickets booked in someone else’s name?
My wife and I are having a baby in a few weeks, and of course, the exact timing of the baby arriving is unknown. I was thinking of booking my father-in-law several tickets to come visit using AA miles, spread a few days apart, and then when the baby actually comes, cancelling the ones that don’t make sense timing wise.
I’m an AA ExPlat, and I believe I can cancel award tickets with no penalty and get the miles re-deposited into my account (correct?) – but I’ve never actually done this, and I’ve never done this when booking a ticket for someone else. My ultimate question is, can I use my miles to book award tickets in my father in-law’s name, and then later cancel those tickets and get my miles back?
[USER=1013]@Andrew167[/USER] — Welcome, and congrats!
Yep, that’s not a problem at all. The rules are governed by the account status, not the passenger.