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$75 fee:

-21+ days prior to departure is based on the departing city time zone, not the booking city time zone.

EDIT: I managed to call in and have them waive the fee when it was within 21 days in departing city time zone but not by booking city time zone
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AA Award Flights
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:11:49 AM »
Had two quick questions on booking an AA award flight (AA metal to Eur and LY metal to TLV):

1. Does AA award ticket allow for a free domestic trailing flight in the year following return to destination?
2. If I am a holder of an AA Exec Plat, will an offpeak coach award cost 7,500 fewer miles?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2014, 12:56:18 AM »
Had two quick questions on booking an AA award flight (AA metal to Eur and LY metal to TLV):

1. Does AA award ticket allow for a free domestic trailing flight in the year following return to destination?
2. If I am a holder of an AA Exec Plat, will an offpeak coach award cost 7,500 fewer miles?
1. No. No stopovers!
2. Is this what you are talking about?
Reduced Mileage Awards
The Reduced Mileage Awards program allows Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers to redeem American Airlines AAdvantage® miles for round trip or one-way travel on MileSAAver® awards to destinations selected every other month. The MileSAAver® discount is 7,500 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles round trip or 3,750 one-way for this Citi® / AAdvantage® card. Redemption of Reduced Mileage Awards applies only to bookings made by phone through American Airlines Reservations or through airport or city ticket centers. A $25 USD award service charge per person applies to AAdvantage® award reservations ticketed by our reservations offices; a $20 USD award service charge per person applies to AAdvantage® award reservations ticketed by our Travel Centers; or a $35 USD award service charge per person applies to AAdvantage® award reservations ticketed by our Airport Agents. This payment does not apply to AAdvantage® Executive Platinum members and AAirpass® customers. All such additional amounts are subject to change. Flights and availability are subject to change without notice. For the complete list of Reduced Mileage Awards, visit aa.com/reducedmilegeawards.
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014, 12:56:30 AM »
the 7.5k mile discount are only on certain domestic routes that change every month.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 01:08:27 AM »
Thanks everyone...Appreciate the guidance...

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 05:49:00 AM »
Got a reservation on hold that ends today the hold, wanna hold it for another 5 days, can I just ask them to reserve it and hold it again without canceling or I need to cancel it first?

I'm just scared that from when I cancel it till I rebook it will be gone

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2014, 11:39:01 AM »
Does AA only open up 1 saver award seat in J and F?
I'm looking for 2 tickets JFK - LAX direct in J or F and can only find one seat.
How do people go about booking 2 award seats?
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2014, 11:51:52 AM »
Does AA only open up 1 saver award seat in J and F?
I'm looking for 2 tickets JFK - LAX direct in J or F and can only find one seat.
How do people go about booking 2 award seats?
Usually opens about a week out.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2014, 12:02:01 PM »
Usually opens about a week out.
Really? Do you recommend booking one now and waiting until a week before?
What if it doesn't open up?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2014, 02:09:26 PM »
Really? Do you recommend booking one now and waiting until a week before?
What if it doesn't open up?
Well, that's what I noticed watching this route for the past month. Take a look at the next week and tell me what you think.

I booked an economy award (to avoid the close in booking fee) and planing on adding the miles and upgrading to F as it becomes available.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2014, 02:01:17 PM »
Usually opens about a week out.
But then you have to pay $75 fee, no?
DDS helps on AA too?
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2014, 02:04:37 PM »
But then you have to pay $75 fee, no?
DDS helps on AA too?

Well if you book economy on the same flight before the $75 is charged then Upgrade to first there is no fee to upgrade. But otherwise, yes
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2014, 02:19:37 PM »

DDS helps on AA too?
NO. They don't allow changes once the ticket is booked.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2014, 02:23:51 PM »
NO. They don't allow changes once the ticket is booked.
Are you sure? IIRC I once changed a reservation, they told me as long as there's no change in the route it's free. CMIIW
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2014, 03:49:08 PM »


Well if you book economy on the same flight before the $75 is charged then Upgrade to first there is no fee to upgrade.
Better yet, the same ROUTE.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2014, 03:50:20 PM »
Better yet, the same ROUTE.
So book one seat in j/f saver and the other in economy then upgrade economy to j/f when/if it becomes available?