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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 #3270 on: January 15, 2020, 06:22:17 PM »
last month
i booked san-lax-jfk j 32,500 x 2
called a couple days before flight and asked rep to drop the san-lax segment. without blinking, ticket was reissued even though there wasnt availability lax-jfk

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3271 on: January 16, 2020, 12:35:33 AM »
I'm trying to search for award space on aa.com i keep on getting error's, anyone else also have this problem?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3272 on: January 16, 2020, 12:47:37 AM »
I'm trying to search for award space on aa.com i keep on getting error's, anyone else also have this problem?
Most likely means no availability for your date. You can use https://www.aa.com/booking/find-flights if you want to see flexible dates.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3273 on: January 16, 2020, 10:33:19 AM »
last month
i booked san-lax-jfk j 32,500 x 2
called a couple days before flight and asked rep to drop the san-lax segment. without blinking, ticket was reissued even though there wasnt availability lax-jfk

Was it a web special or regular Saver? Didn't want to book the web special w/o knowing I'd be able to change it later

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3274 on: January 16, 2020, 11:48:55 AM »
Was it a web special or regular Saver? Didn't want to book the web special w/o knowing I'd be able to change it later
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3275 on: January 17, 2020, 11:29:24 AM »
Trying to book my son, who is 13, using miles and then linking his flight to an adult I know flying on the same flights. Couldn't do it online. Called customer service and they said they would do it, but would not honor the web special mileage rate and had a rate that was 40K mile more. They said nothing they could do since I didn't book online. Seems ridiculous they couldn't make an exception (I don't have AA status). What are risks to booking online with incorrect birthdate and then calling after booked to change birthday and link the account? Anyone have experience?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3276 on: January 17, 2020, 11:34:27 AM »
Trying to book my son, who is 13, using miles and then linking his flight to an adult I know flying on the same flights. Couldn't do it online. Called customer service and they said they would do it, but would not honor the web special mileage rate and had a rate that was 40K mile more. They said nothing they could do since I didn't book online. Seems ridiculous they couldn't make an exception (I don't have AA status). What are risks to booking online with incorrect birthdate and then calling after booked to change birthday and link the account? Anyone have experience?
Make up the birthday so he's 100 years older. Fix if you want, no need.
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3277 on: January 17, 2020, 11:59:59 AM »
Make up the birthday so he's 100 years older. Fix if you want, no need.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3278 on: January 19, 2020, 01:03:05 AM »
Just learned the hard way that AA hold is worthless for QR.
Apparently this is old news for QR and EY but I never heard it so figured I'd share.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3279 on: January 19, 2020, 01:14:33 AM »
If I booked a mileage ticket through AA that's through Alaska air, will I still get free checked luggage with AA credit card? 

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3280 on: January 19, 2020, 01:21:27 AM »
Not sure answer to your question, but you can go on this thread, and purchase MVP status for Aaskaair. They allow their gold 75k members to "gift" MVP status to someone else. Getting that status allows 2 free checked luggages per person.

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50315.780


If I booked a mileage ticket through AA that's through Alaska air, will I still get free checked luggage with AA credit card?

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3281 on: January 19, 2020, 01:24:16 AM »
Just learned the hard way that AA hold is worthless for QR.
Apparently this is old news for QR and EY but I never heard it so figured I'd share.
QR is levels worse than EY.
If I booked a mileage ticket through AA that's through Alaska air, will I still get free checked luggage with AA credit card?
No
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3282 on: January 19, 2020, 11:12:56 AM »
Not sure answer to your question, but you can go on this thread, and purchase MVP status for Aaskaair. They allow their gold 75k members to "gift" MVP status to someone else. Getting that status allows 2 free checked luggages per person.

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50315.780
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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3283 on: January 19, 2020, 11:36:38 AM »
Just learned the hard way that AA hold is worthless for QR.
Apparently this is old news for QR and EY but I never heard it so figured I'd share.
I held for 5+ days with no issues.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: AA Award Flights
« Reply #3284 on: January 19, 2020, 11:59:13 AM »
I held for 5+ days with no issues.
I'm not saying every time it'll happen. I've held also no issues. I'm saying that they can and reportedly do pull even they held. So better to ticket sooner rather than later