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-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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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2970 on: January 25, 2018, 12:18:31 PM »
I was under the impression that the amount of seats available doesn't necessarily correlate to the amount of award seats available

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2971 on: January 28, 2018, 08:28:37 AM »
I was looking at flights for next Monday/Tuesday and last night there were (according to BA) 7 economy award seats. I looked at the seat map and there were 18 economy seats available. This morning (when I was ready to book) there were 0 economy award seats, but there were still 17 economy seats available. Anyone experience anything like that?

For now I'm booked in business (at twice the price) but I'm hoping by some miracle economy will open up. I booked two OWs with Avios so I can cancel either flight if economy opens up on only one. But I've never seen it go from tons of available seats to nothing like that.
it happens and there is no logical explanation

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2972 on: February 05, 2018, 11:27:51 AM »
i managed to book 6 out of 7 family members on sAAver awards for march at 7.5k. all the space disappeared and i need to book the 7th(child). only available space for YYZ -PHL is for 60K economy. based on the current close in sAAver space doesnt look like anything is going to open close in. any suggestions for booking the 7th ticket ?
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2973 on: February 05, 2018, 11:37:41 AM »
i managed to book 6 out of 7 family members on sAAver awards for march at 7.5k. all the space disappeared and i need to book the 7th(child). only available space for YYZ -PHL is for 60K economy. based on the current close in sAAver space doesnt look like anything is going to open close in. any suggestions for booking the 7th ticket ?
thanks
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2974 on: February 05, 2018, 10:43:11 PM »
i managed to book 6 out of 7 family members on sAAver awards for march at 7.5k. all the space disappeared and i need to book the 7th(child). only available space for YYZ -PHL is for 60K economy. based on the current close in sAAver space doesnt look like anything is going to open close in. any suggestions for booking the 7th ticket ?
thanks
Hidden city will probably be good

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2975 on: February 06, 2018, 07:36:45 AM »
Hidden city will probably be good
Probably not a good idea (or perhaps impossible) to book a child alone on a hidden city. Hopefully the award ticket is still cancelable.
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2976 on: February 06, 2018, 08:18:48 AM »
Probably not a good idea (or perhaps impossible) to book a child alone on a hidden city. Hopefully the award ticket is still cancelable.
if you book them as adult, no one will check and only have to get past security with first boarding pass.
If they check bags at gate- just have one of the other 6 ppl check it.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2977 on: February 06, 2018, 08:23:16 AM »
Probably not a good idea (or perhaps impossible) to book a child alone on a hidden city. Hopefully the award ticket is still cancelable.
If it's still cheaper, scrap 1 of the adults tickets, and have them take the HC with a kid.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2978 on: February 07, 2018, 08:26:23 PM »
Thanks all.. Very much appreciated. will look for HC .
Just thought of another possibility but don't have experience doing it.
Can I book an award flight a day later when there is award space and show up and ask for standby the day prior ? Not sure how AA handles this especially on an international flight.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2979 on: February 09, 2018, 12:17:40 AM »
Probably not a good idea (or perhaps impossible) to book a child alone on a hidden city. Hopefully the award ticket is still cancelable.
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2980 on: February 11, 2018, 07:23:20 PM »
Anyone else noticing 0 saaver economy availability out of PHL till March 1?
No luck finding anything between CLE and PHL and I was told of similar results to CVG

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2981 on: February 12, 2018, 10:42:34 PM »
-1. Book as an adult. Make up a birthday.
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2982 on: March 01, 2018, 09:44:33 PM »
I am trying to change TLV-AMM-DOH-SIN TO TLV-HKG-SIN and the phone rep told me that since I will be routing through Asia instead of Sub Indian, it is considered a different award type and I have to redeposit the miles. 

Anyone heard of this?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2983 on: March 01, 2018, 10:56:18 PM »
I am trying to change TLV-AMM-DOH-SIN TO TLV-HKG-SIN and the phone rep told me that since I will be routing through Asia instead of Sub Indian, it is considered a different award type and I have to redeposit the miles. 

Anyone heard of this?

Yes. Read the next 5 or 6 posts from here:

Let's clear it up.

Changing from AMM-AUH-SYD in J to F = no change fee (upgrading class of service).
Changing AMM-AUH-SYD to AUH-SYD = no change fee (dropping segment in same region, same award type, same mileage).

Combining the above, changing AMM-AUH-SYD in J to AUH-SYD in F = no change fee. (One could theoretically also change AMM-AUH-SYD-CNS in J to AUH-SYD-CNS in F and then change that to AUH-MEL-CNS and then change that to AUH-MEL, all without fee.)

Changing AUH-SYD to DXB-SYD = change fee (changing origin and changing award type).
Changing LHR-DXB-SYD to DXB-SYD = change fee (changing award type and mileage requirements).
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #2984 on: March 01, 2018, 11:39:26 PM »
I read it and still don't get it: Is the problem switching from RJ/QF to CX or does it really make a difference where I route through? 

Why should the latter matter when it is the same class of service and same amount of award miles?