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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

UPDATE: AA has removed all close-in fees

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3225 on: December 25, 2019, 10:16:29 AM »
Its 10% with no taxes. Any way to avoid that?
Any way to avoid what? Paying for the infant seat? No.
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3226 on: December 25, 2019, 10:30:50 AM »
Any way to avoid what? Paying for the infant seat? No.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3228 on: December 25, 2019, 10:57:04 AM »
Domestic flight? Add at checkin

Yes. Domestic.
Needs to be added at check-in to avoid fee?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3229 on: December 25, 2019, 11:01:33 AM »
Yes. Domestic.
Needs to be added at check-in to avoid fee?
or call AA, but unnecessary.
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3230 on: December 25, 2019, 11:09:58 AM »
or call AA, but unnecessary.

Thanks, will try and report back

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3231 on: December 25, 2019, 12:49:00 PM »
Any way to avoid what? Paying for the infant seat? No.

Called AA and added the infant. No fee.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3232 on: December 25, 2019, 12:51:52 PM »
Called AA and added the infant. No fee.
I didn't realize you were talking about a domestic ticket.
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3233 on: December 25, 2019, 12:53:28 PM »
I didn't realize you were talking about a domestic ticket.

My mistake. Should have clarified.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3234 on: January 01, 2020, 09:09:18 PM »
I booked a web special and now have to cancel. Am I correct to assume that if I cancel and pay the reinstatement fee then I get my taxes and fuel surcharges back?

Also, if I cancel and then don't call to reinstate my points, will I get my taxes+fees back? (Flight was 5k+$50 ◊ 3pax, reinstatement fee is $150+25+25, so if I can get my taxes back without reinstating the miles I think I'll do that. Not sure I'd pay $200 for 15k.)

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3235 on: January 02, 2020, 02:52:05 PM »
I booked a web special and now have to cancel. Am I correct to assume that if I cancel and pay the reinstatement fee then I get my taxes and fuel surcharges back?

Also, if I cancel and then don't call to reinstate my points, will I get my taxes+fees back? (Flight was 5k+$50 ◊ 3pax, reinstatement fee is $150+25+25, so if I can get my taxes back without reinstating the miles I think I'll do that. Not sure I'd pay $200 for 15k.)
Rep told me that need to call to reinstate on order to get taxes refunded, I can give DP for few days canceled flight didnít do anything for few days and taxes wasnít refunded.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3236 on: January 03, 2020, 09:07:11 AM »
Seeing award availability PVG-HKG-TLV in J, but none available HKG-TLV. The PVG leg is too early for me. There's plenty availability PVG-HKG in Y. Can I book PVG-HKG-TLV and have them switch me to a later flight in Y for the first leg?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3237 on: January 03, 2020, 09:15:49 AM »
Seeing award availability PVG-HKG-TLV in J, but none available HKG-TLV. The PVG leg is too early for me. There's plenty availability PVG-HKG in Y. Can I book PVG-HKG-TLV and have them switch me to a later flight in Y for the first leg?
Booking how? You should be able to book it like that in the first place
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3238 on: January 03, 2020, 09:22:25 AM »
Booking how? You should be able to book it like that in the first place
Online or OTP. You mean if I call up?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3239 on: January 03, 2020, 09:27:30 AM »
Online or OTP. You mean if I call up?
I missed the thread name :)
OTP they should be able to do it.
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