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Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« on: November 25, 2017, 02:34:58 PM »
https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-program/miles/redeem/award-travel/award-travel.jsp#manageyourawardtravel

I need to extend my miles that expire in 6 days.
I was going to book a full fare flight w/miles & cancel it tomorrow like UAL but under AA "Reinstating flight awards"
it says:
Contact American Airlines Reservations for assistance with canceling your flight award reservation and requesting mileage reinstatement.

You can request to have your AAdvantage mileage reinstated for a wholly unused AAdvantage award ticket and if the ticket has not expired
The reinstatement charge is $150 per account for the first award ticket. Additional award tickets reinstated to the same account at the same time will have a $25 charge per ticket
This fee will be waived for Executive Platinum members using miles from their account

What, reinstatement charge is $150 per account?
Can anyone assist w/experience?
I know about using points for magazines but if there's a way of not using any points, that's even better.
Thx!

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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 05:31:10 PM »
What, reinstatement charge is $150 per account?
Can anyone assist w/experience?
Correct, redepositing unused award miles (/fully cancelling an award ticket) costs $150.
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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 06:18:46 PM »
You can cancel within 24 hours for free.
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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 07:50:40 PM »
You can cancel within 24 hours for free.
Dan, will that renew my AA Miles like w/UAL?
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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 05:11:46 PM »
Cancelled the air ticket withing 24H no problem BUT AA requires you to call them to have the miles deposited back in account.  After deposit took about 20 minutes before they showed up.  FYI.                       

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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 05:17:18 PM »
Cancelled the air ticket withing 24H no problem BUT AA requires you to call them to have the miles deposited back in account.  After deposit took about 20 minutes before they showed up.  FYI.                       
And did it give you 18 more months on your miles?
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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 05:23:30 PM »
And did it give you 18 more months on your miles?
Yes, those were extended once I booked the flight w/miles yesterday.
New expiration date: 5/26/2019.

But, daughter & Mom have 15K points that are going to expire in 5 days.
I can get a 300 mile magazine but is there any way to just combine/transfer those 15K x 2 into my account?

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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 05:29:29 PM »
Nope.
Why not book a 12.5K award?
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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 06:13:01 PM »
Nope.
Why not book a 12.5K award?
Probably do that...but I don't have plans to adding AA miles to daughter & Mom so would like to combine/transfer them, sell them.....doesn't seem much use for these & to call AA to get the miles back is a pain....probalby do it one more time.
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Re: Extend AA Miles by Reserving/Canceling a flight?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 06:37:38 PM »


Yes, those were extended once I booked the flight w/miles yesterday.
New expiration date: 5/26/2019.

Thanks for the update