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Cancelling a BA reservation for an AA

Cancelling a BA reservation for an AA

  1. Yukon

    Hi guys,
    I recall (and I’ve searched but can’t find the reference) that one of you suggested booking a first class flight (like JAL or CX) via British Airways avios during their earlier window of opportunity, then cancelling and booking later via Advantage for the lower needed points. If I were to do that for an upcoming Dec flight, do any of you know how quickly the cancelled tickets would show up as available on the American site so that I could execute the tickets using my advantage miles?

  2. No Name


    Silly question, but shouldn’t Dec flights be open for booking on AA by now in general? We are less than 330 days away.

  3. Anonymous

    Yeah, this would be something you’d do for a flight like next March, not for December, as the booking window is already open for American.

  4. Yukon

    Yes, you are right. My concern was that I would lose the tickets if I switched. Instead I did what some folks on FlyerTalk suggested, namely get immediately upcoming tickets then immediately cancelled so someone else can still use the time, but I have the ticket in the bank so to speak for an additional upcoming trip.

  5. Gaurav

    [USER=1099]@Yukon[/USER]–I’m not sure how this helps. Having a banked ticket shouldn’t be of any advantage against someone making a booking directly with miles?

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