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Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

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I could book with BA with AA miles on a AA flight?

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Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

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http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12138.msg1319251#msg1319251

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Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

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That doesn't work with AA

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Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

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just do a quick search online.

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Can I avoid it by booking for a month from now and then changing it to next week??

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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.

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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.

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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

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2015, 07:10:26 PM »
and then asked if ba points can be used on AA
didn't see that

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2015, 08:13:52 PM »
Can I buy an AA ticket through BA with CC, not points?

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2015, 08:24:21 PM »
Can I buy an AA ticket through BA with CC, not points?
Why not?

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #15 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?

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2015, 10:28:04 PM »
Many of the flights available on AA saver do not show up at all on BA

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #17 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?

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2015, 12:53:41 AM »
and then asked if ba points can be used on AA
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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. 

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #19 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