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Any strategy to change AA award flights with no fee?
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.
As long as your origin and destination remain the same you should not be charged any fees.
[QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 8595, member: 79″]As long as your origin and destination remain the same you should not be charged any fees.[/QUOTE]
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??
[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]