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Title: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: th0306 on November 20, 2015, 11:33:22 AM
Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: Dr Moose on November 20, 2015, 11:36:56 AM
Book with BA
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: th0306 on November 20, 2015, 11:43:53 AM
I could book with BA with AA miles on a AA flight?
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: Dr Moose on November 20, 2015, 11:46:29 AM
I could book with BA with AA miles on a AA flight?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.0
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: yoruel on November 20, 2015, 11:50:00 AM
Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

Thanks for your help.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12138.msg1319251#msg1319251
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: yochiek93 on November 20, 2015, 02:57:12 PM
Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

Thanks for your help.
That doesn't work with AA
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: eli1571 on November 21, 2015, 05:02:04 PM
Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

Thanks for your help.
just do a quick search online.
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: ckmk47 on November 21, 2015, 06:34:18 PM
Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

Thanks for your help.
AA doesn't allow changes after ticketing.  They don't have the 24 hour cancellation rule due to having a hold before buying.  So it won't work.
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: Yuey on November 21, 2015, 06:40:53 PM
You can use BA points to book a flight on an AA.

Just an FYI you can hold an AA award flight for 24 hours through AA.
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: yochiek93 on November 21, 2015, 06:43:03 PM
You can use BA points to book a flight on an AA.

Just an FYI you can hold an AA award flight for 24 hours through AA.
the op asked about an AA mileage ticket
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: Joe4007 on November 21, 2015, 06:50:51 PM
AA doesn't allow changes after ticketing.  They don't have the 24 hour cancellation rule due to having a hold before buying.  So it won't work.
-1. As a matter of fact, AA is the only one from the big 3 that allows free changes as long as the origin/destination stays the same. It won't help to avoid the close in fee though.
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: eli1571 on November 21, 2015, 07:05:32 PM
the op asked about an AA mileage ticket
and then asked if ba points can be used on AA
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: yochiek93 on November 21, 2015, 07:10:26 PM
and then asked if ba points can be used on AA
didn't see that
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: srap on November 21, 2015, 08:13:52 PM
Can I buy an AA ticket through BA with CC, not points?
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: yochiek93 on November 21, 2015, 08:24:21 PM
Can I buy an AA ticket through BA with CC, not points?
Why not?
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: srap on November 21, 2015, 08:36:45 PM
Why not?
I thought going through another carrier may have  been for points only. 
BA has better cancellation policy and changes would be negligible, but ...
why pay even only 4500 avios when the flight itself is only $40?
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: googwallet on November 21, 2015, 10:28:04 PM
Many of the flights available on AA saver do not show up at all on BA
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: srap on November 21, 2015, 10:52:41 PM
Many of the flights available on AA saver do not show up at all on BA
so then we just call BA, no?
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: leaf on November 22, 2015, 12:53:41 AM
and then asked if ba points can be used on AA
-1
OP said explicitly AA miles.  Q was whether can call BA to book an AA flight with AA miles.  Answer is no.  You can only use Avios to book AA flights through BA. 
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: D93 on November 22, 2015, 02:34:53 AM
You can use BA points to book a flight on an AA.

Just an FYI you can hold an AA award flight for 5 days through AA.

FTFY
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: srap on November 22, 2015, 03:31:43 AM
FTFY
re 5 days:  Is that for a paid ticket also?
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: D93 on November 22, 2015, 03:49:44 AM
re 5 days:  Is that for a paid ticket also?

No
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 22, 2015, 12:09:21 PM
BA has better cancellation policy and changes would be negligible, but ...

WTH are you spewing?! Why on earth would think you have a "better change policy" and "negligible change fees" on a PAID AA ticket booked via BA?!
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 22, 2015, 12:11:37 PM
No

👆 🚨 בוּלש*ִט אלעֶרט 🚨

Paid tickets originating in the USA can be held via AA.com.
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: yochiek93 on November 22, 2015, 12:12:16 PM
👆 🚨 בוּלשיִט אלעֶרט 🚨

Paid tickets originating in the USA can be held via AA.com.
For 5 days?
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 22, 2015, 12:12:53 PM
For 5 days?

BTDT
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: yochiek93 on November 22, 2015, 12:15:37 PM
BTDT
Thanx good to know
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 22, 2015, 12:17:17 PM
Thanx good to know

Obviously there are exceptions, such as within 7 days, etc.
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: srap on November 22, 2015, 01:27:41 PM
WTH are you spewing?! Why on earth would think you have a "better change policy" and "negligible change fees" on a PAID AA ticket booked via BA?!

Please correct me if my information is wrong for a domestic ticket:

AA charges $200 for ticket cancellation, free date changes, $150 other changes
BA charges $55 for ticket cancellation, taxes for any change (if less than $55)

To cancel a $50 paid ticket will cost me $55 on BA compared to $200 on AA (so I'd 'no show' it)
To change date of said ticket will be free on AA and a few dollars on BA
To change flight time of said ticket will cost me $150 on AA and a few dollars on BA

Based on this, I concluded that it is better to buy on BA in case of any changes.
I am holding it on AA in the meantime until I understand the system.

Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: D93 on November 22, 2015, 01:44:27 PM
Please correct me if my information is wrong for a domestic ticket:

AA charges $200 for ticket cancellation, free date changes, $150 other changes
BA charges $55 for ticket cancellation, taxes for any change (if less than $55)

To cancel a $50 paid ticket will cost me $55 on BA compared to $200 on AA (so I'd 'no show' it)
To change date of said ticket will be free on AA and a few dollars on BA
To change flight time of said ticket will cost me $150 on AA and a few dollars on BA

Based on this, I concluded that it is better to buy on BA in case of any changes.
I am holding it on AA in the meantime until I understand the system.

Cancelation policy for paid tickets isn't the same as award tickets.
Title: Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
Post by: srap on November 22, 2015, 02:00:51 PM
Cancelation policy for paid tickets isn't the same as award tickets.
I've done my due diligence by getting what I could from the CSRs and being on hold for an hour for AA and 20 min for BA.  Could you please be a bit more forthcoming this time (if you know the info)?  TIA