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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2015, 03:31:43 AM »
FTFY
re 5 days:  Is that for a paid ticket also?

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2015, 03:49:44 AM »
re 5 days:  Is that for a paid ticket also?

No

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2015, 12:09:21 PM »
BA has better cancellation policy and changes would be negligible, but ...

WTH are you spewing?! Why on earth would think you have a "better change policy" and "negligible change fees" on a PAID AA ticket booked via BA?!

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2015, 12:11:37 PM »
No

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Paid tickets originating in the USA can be held via AA.com.

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2015, 12:12:16 PM »
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Paid tickets originating in the USA can be held via AA.com.
For 5 days?

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2015, 12:17:17 PM »
Thanx good to know

Obviously there are exceptions, such as within 7 days, etc.

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2015, 01:27:41 PM »
WTH are you spewing?! Why on earth would think you have a "better change policy" and "negligible change fees" on a PAID AA ticket booked via BA?!

Please correct me if my information is wrong for a domestic ticket:

AA charges $200 for ticket cancellation, free date changes, $150 other changes
BA charges $55 for ticket cancellation, taxes for any change (if less than $55)

To cancel a $50 paid ticket will cost me $55 on BA compared to $200 on AA (so I'd 'no show' it)
To change date of said ticket will be free on AA and a few dollars on BA
To change flight time of said ticket will cost me $150 on AA and a few dollars on BA

Based on this, I concluded that it is better to buy on BA in case of any changes.
I am holding it on AA in the meantime until I understand the system.


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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2015, 01:44:27 PM »
Please correct me if my information is wrong for a domestic ticket:

AA charges $200 for ticket cancellation, free date changes, $150 other changes
BA charges $55 for ticket cancellation, taxes for any change (if less than $55)

To cancel a $50 paid ticket will cost me $55 on BA compared to $200 on AA (so I'd 'no show' it)
To change date of said ticket will be free on AA and a few dollars on BA
To change flight time of said ticket will cost me $150 on AA and a few dollars on BA

Based on this, I concluded that it is better to buy on BA in case of any changes.
I am holding it on AA in the meantime until I understand the system.

Cancelation policy for paid tickets isn't the same as award tickets.

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Re: Is there a way to avoid the $75 fee for AA mileage tickets within 21 days??
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2015, 02:00:51 PM »
Cancelation policy for paid tickets isn't the same as award tickets.
I've done my due diligence by getting what I could from the CSRs and being on hold for an hour for AA and 20 min for BA.  Could you please be a bit more forthcoming this time (if you know the info)?  TIA