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Any strategy to change AA award flights with no fee?

Any strategy to change AA award flights with no fee?

  1. Overland

    Hey, Lucky.

    I recently booked AA one-way off-peak award flights for 3 PAX from DUB-PHL-LAX (instead of DUB-LHR-LAX) to avoid the hefty TAX for a flight departing from LHR using Alaska miles for 20K miles + $60 p.p, saving me about $400 but a layover at PHL is ~6 hours. If AA releases off-peak saver awards on an earlier flight for the 2nd leg, I like to change my flight. Is there a way to avoid AA award change fee? FYI, I am expected to be an AA ExPlat soon.

    Thanks for your time.

  2. Gaurav

    As long as your origin and destination remain the same you should not be charged any fees.

  3. Overland

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 8595, member: 79″]As long as your origin and destination remain the same you should not be charged any fees.[/QUOTE]
    Gaurav,
    Thanks for your response. Would it matter if the AA awards were booked using Alaska miles not the AA miles? I just tweeted to AA, and the response was to contact Alaska since AA does not know rules on making changes to award travel with Alaska Air. Perhaps they got confused??

  4. Anonymous

    [USER=971]@Overland[/USER] — If they were booked using Alaska miles, then they aren’t AA awards 🙂

    The change fee is dependent upon which airline you booked through, and you’ll always follow their rules: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/08/04/airline-award-ticket-change-fees/[/URL]

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