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The fee to cancel or change a BA Avios ticket is $55 online or $80 over the phone. However online you can cancel an award for just the lower of $55 or the taxes paid. For a domestic ticket that means a cancellation fee of just $5.60 (nonstop one-way), $11.20 (connecting one-way or nonstop round-trip), or $10 (connecting round-trip). Thatís another reason I like one-ways, I can cancel and rebook the return flight for just $5.60 and I wonít lose my outbound flight. Thatís a $50 savings. Flight cancellations must be done more than 24 hours before the time of departure or else you will not get your Avios back.
After cancelling a flight just logout of your BA account, and then log back in and the points should be back in your account.
Note that you have to call to cancel a flight within 24 hours of when you booked it.  There is no fee for award cancellations done over the phone if they were booked within the past 24 hours.
When cancelling on line be sure to click through to the last page 'confirm cancellation' and then get 'Your booking has been cancelled'.
Officially you can't cancel within T-24 but I was able to on my third HUCA.
Within T-4 they are a lot stricter.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #60 on: February 05, 2014, 01:04:06 PM »
WTH is wrong with BA that nobody picks up the phone?!  >:(
How in the world am I supposed to cancel my award ticket?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #61 on: February 05, 2014, 01:09:46 PM »
WTH is wrong with BA that nobody picks up the phone?!  >:(
How in the world am I supposed to cancel my award ticket?
Online?
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2014, 01:18:42 PM »
Says I have to do it by phone.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2014, 01:42:09 PM »
When is your flight?
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2014, 01:49:28 PM »
March 30 but I need the miles to book  a different flight.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2014, 08:24:53 PM »
If the system does not allow you to cancel online. Then when you call them and they want to charge you the phone fee. Tell them that they have to waive it because you could not do it online.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2014, 12:03:38 AM »
was supposed to be on a flight from YYZ to LGA tonight and once i got to the airport i had to switch my ticket for sunday. in the airport they couldnt help me and told me theres a $75 change fee....called the aa number they gave me and got it switched for FREE! slight problem though would they let me make it later in the day?
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #67 on: February 16, 2014, 10:58:04 PM »
 i have reservation for two people on one reservation. is there a way to cancel one persons reservation but keep the other one?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2014, 11:17:41 PM »
i have reservation for two people on one reservation. is there a way to cancel one persons reservation but keep the other one?
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2014, 01:39:11 PM »
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thanks. called they had no problem splitting reservation so i can cancel online

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #70 on: February 25, 2014, 11:10:15 AM »
sorry ... i have a flight in like 5 hours so don't have time to research through all the threads... but basically I need to cancel the flight as I made another reservation for later today thinking i can cancel this one ...

When trying to cancel, they wont refund the avios but just the taxes ... anything else i can do?  ...any benefit  if i don't cancel, eat the $2.50..  there anything I can get out of just being a no show and saying i missed my flight ? Can i check in for the flight and check in for my later flight ?  and then tell AA I have 2 flights and anyway they can just give me a voucher and cancel the earlier one?
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2014, 02:41:20 PM »
Anyone know AVIOS cancellation policy for bookings with points and money?
Has anyone used this option and want to comment whether it is a good deal- they are currently offering to exchange 2000 of the 4500 at a rate of 2 cents per mile=40 dollars?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #72 on: April 08, 2014, 04:07:33 PM »
Anyone know AVIOS cancellation policy for bookings with points and money?
Has anyone used this option and want to comment whether it is a good deal- they are currently offering to exchange 2000 of the 4500 at a rate of 2 cents per mile=40 dollars?
have done this before,
If u cancel prior to 24 hour to the booking just like you'll get back the miles you'll get back the money you paid instead of miles

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2014, 10:21:14 AM »
So I have a booking for a trip Im taking in 2 months that i booked an early morning flight for because that was all that was available at the time.  I see a flight opened up for 90 minutes later which would be great and want to book that and cancel the previous.  I am hoping that as we get closer an even later flight opens up that I book. 
If i understand the discussion correctly then as I cancel each flight I will be losing the $2.50 I paid but getting the miles redeposited, right? How can I try and get the $2.50 back as well as some have reported?  Its obviously not a big deal but I might as well try if i can since I may change the flight 2 or more times.
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #74 on: May 26, 2014, 06:44:40 PM »
International ticket cancelation fee is per passenger or reservation (with multiple passengers)?