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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 #3380 on: January 16, 2022, 07:31:42 AM »
 IME they make you CANCEL the whole trip, then rebook. So you pay the one way fare, AND there needs to still ne availability....
didnt actually book the trip. i had the same question with delta, they needed to manually refund and on 1 of the tickets refunded the whole trip   - on the others 50% of the mileage

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3381 on: January 26, 2022, 02:10:16 PM »
Couple of questions here:

1. AA Advantage agent claims that CitiBiz Plat Select AA card benefit of "First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 4 travel companions on the same reservation" includes flights to Canada (as long as I'm on the reservation with my AA Advantage regardless of how flight is paid for).
Can anyone confirm that it includes Canada?

2. If I cancel AA Award flights, will I be refunded miles and taxes? taxes are almost $55 per ticket when leaving Canada...
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3382 on: January 26, 2022, 02:51:47 PM »
Couple of questions here:

1. AA Advantage agent claims that CitiBiz Plat Select AA card benefit of "First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 4 travel companions on the same reservation" includes flights to Canada (as long as I'm on the reservation with my AA Advantage regardless of how flight is paid for).
Can anyone confirm that it includes Canada?

2. If I cancel AA Award flights, will I be refunded miles and taxes? taxes are almost $55 per ticket when leaving Canada...

With regards to question #2: yes you will get the taxes back too

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3383 on: January 26, 2022, 10:01:58 PM »
With regards to question #2: yes you will get the taxes back too
Thanks
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3384 on: January 26, 2022, 10:30:51 PM »
Couple of questions here:

1. AA Advantage agent claims that CitiBiz Plat Select AA card benefit of "First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 4 travel companions on the same reservation" includes flights to Canada (as long as I'm on the reservation with my AA Advantage regardless of how flight is paid for).
Can anyone confirm that it includes Canada?

2. If I cancel AA Award flights, will I be refunded miles and taxes? taxes are almost $55 per ticket when leaving Canada...
with regard to question #1 I can confirm that when I redeemed economy web special award flights to and from Canada (YYZ) it shows "1st bag free" which actually confuses me since I have 8 people on the itinerary and I though the CitiBiz Plat Select card only offers "for you and up to 4 travel companions"
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3385 on: February 07, 2022, 01:09:48 AM »
Is it possible to upgrade a paid basic economy?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3386 on: February 07, 2022, 01:27:33 AM »
Is it possible to upgrade a paid basic economy?

It can be done at the airport day of flight.  I upgraded JFK-TLV basic economy (error fare) to premium economy (they only allow a one class upgrade) for cash at the gate.  It was pretty reasonable too, only about $250 if I recall.  I even got the EQD/EQM for the segment.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3387 on: April 04, 2022, 01:01:27 PM »
not sure where to post this:
my miles were going to expire on april 1. i bought something the aadvantage mall. now the updated date is june 4, 2022. shouldnt it be another 18 months?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3388 on: April 04, 2022, 05:51:57 PM »
not sure where to post this:
my miles were going to expire on april 1. i bought something the aadvantage mall. now the updated date is june 4, 2022. shouldnt it be another 18 months?

Yes, it should've extended your expiration date by 24 months

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3389 on: May 02, 2022, 11:08:03 AM »
Any way to combine an AA award ticket with a paid Elal leg onto one PNR to protect in case of delays?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3390 on: May 02, 2022, 04:14:35 PM »
Any way to combine an AA award ticket with a paid Elal leg onto one PNR to protect in case of delays?
A: no.
B: even if it was on the same PNR, nothing would be protected since separate tickets and LY is not part of One World (also luggage likely wouldn't be checked through).

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3391 on: May 02, 2022, 04:51:00 PM »
A: no.
B: even if it was on the same PNR, nothing would be protected since separate tickets and LY is not part of One World (also luggage likely wouldn't be checked through).
Thanks for replying! That's what I thought...