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AA Award ticket change fees
« on: July 17, 2012, 03:10:37 PM »
Sorry, I searched first but couldn’t find the answer.
Can anyone advise what AA charges to change an AWARD ticket?
I found a nonstop and want to change my ticket.
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 03:24:41 PM »
$75 within 21 days.
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 03:25:46 PM »
$75.
Free if it's the same route

$75 is only if ticketed outside 21 days, and later changed within 21 days, but his change looks like same-day change.
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 03:33:58 PM »

$75 is only if ticketed outside 21 days, and later changed within 21 days, but his change looks like same-day change.
Just did that last week and they didnt charge me anything.
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 03:37:14 PM »
Would  a change from EWR to JFK be considered "same route"?

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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 03:47:48 PM »
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 03:53:25 PM »
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Changes to origin/destination – A $150 USD charge will apply for a confirmed change to an eligible origin or destination on a MileSAAver® award

So a change from EWR to JFK would be $150 & not $75?

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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2012, 06:39:50 PM »
Just did that last week and they didnt charge me anything.
This rule is quite new, and not all reps are familiar with that..
It used to be the common loophole to avoid the $75 fee.
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2012, 09:02:15 PM »
This rule is quite new, and not all reps are familiar with that..
It used to be the common loophole to avoid the $75 fee.
Well it still is for now.
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2012, 09:06:27 PM »
Well it still is for now.
In todays days it's a huge YMMV. I'd say 50/50 IME
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 10:46:33 AM »
This rule is quite new, and not all reps are familiar with that..
It used to be the common loophole to avoid the $75 fee.
Confused here. What's the loophole? They not knowing the policy?

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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2012, 10:52:29 AM »
Confused here. What's the loophole? They not knowing the policy?
Yes. basicly you book for a later time and then you switch it to within 21 days and they dont charge if its the same airports.
I did it last week and I know people who do it all the time.
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Re: AA Award ticket change fees
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2012, 11:19:42 AM »
Yes. basicly you book for a later time and then you switch it to within 21 days and they dont charge if its the same airports.
I did it last week and I know people who do it all the time.
Thanks for that.
So if I have s/t booked within 21 days and want to change it (if s/t opens up), there's no way to escape the fee?
What if I booked biz, but one of the segments is economy. Would they allow a change  if that meant flying all in biz?