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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 #75 on: May 26, 2014, 06:46:37 PM »
International ticket cancelation fee is per passenger or reservation (with multiple passengers)?
per passenger of course,

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #76 on: May 28, 2014, 11:23:55 PM »
What's the cancellation policy for nyc to yvr on cx? I'm waiting for f seats to open up but just in case I want to reserve in j.
Also if f opens up can i just upgrade for the same price? Or would I need a new reservation?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #77 on: May 28, 2014, 11:43:59 PM »
What's the cancellation policy for nyc to yvr on cx? I'm waiting for f seats to open up but just in case I want to reserve in j.
Also if f opens up can i just upgrade for the same price? Or would I need a new reservation?
You can cancel up to 24 hours before the flight. In your case you would pay $55.

You need a new reservation.
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #78 on: May 29, 2014, 10:19:16 AM »
55 pp or per reservation? I'm flying with my wife.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #79 on: May 29, 2014, 10:22:15 AM »
55 pp or per reservation? I'm flying with my wife.
IINM, it's PP.
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2014, 04:56:48 PM »
i want to book a international flight and i wanted to know if I use 20k avios points and pay 2.50 for taxes and then i want to cancel it before 24 hours would they charge me a fee or would i just forfeit the 2.50.
I read the post but was unsure about ba policy on international flights.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #82 on: June 11, 2014, 04:59:25 PM »
i want to book a international flight and i wanted to know if I use 20k avios points and pay 2.50 for taxes and then i want to cancel it before 24 hours would they charge me a fee or would i just forfeit the 2.50.
I read the post but was unsure about ba policy on international flights.

within 24 hours you can call and get a full refund.
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #83 on: June 11, 2014, 06:29:00 PM »
and what if i call before, would i also still get a full refund

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #84 on: June 11, 2014, 06:59:10 PM »
Nm got you, its a hold for now and ill get a full refund, but lets say after 24 hours, is there still a charge.
btw what is the best phone number to use to get in contact with them.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #85 on: June 11, 2014, 08:44:16 PM »
I made a booking for two passengers and one had had to cancel. In the email I got confirming the cancellation shows that I will be getting back the full amount of miles for both passengers. You think its just a glitch? I don't mind the extra miles I just want to make sure that they don't cancel the other passenger.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #86 on: June 11, 2014, 08:57:21 PM »
Nm got you, its a hold for now and ill get a full refund, but lets say after 24 hours, is there still a charge.
btw what is the best phone number to use to get in contact with them.
Up until 24 hours before the flight, it's the lesser of fee paid or $55.

I made a booking for two passengers and one had had to cancel. In the email I got confirming the cancellation shows that I will be getting back the full amount of miles for both passengers. You think its just a glitch? I don't mind the extra miles I just want to make sure that they don't cancel the other passenger.
Check with your reservation code.  Is there still a reservation for 1?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #87 on: June 11, 2014, 10:51:33 PM »
What's the cancellation policy for nyc to yvr on cx? I'm waiting for f seats to open up but just in case I want to reserve in j.
Also if f opens up can i just upgrade for the same price? Or would I need a new reservation?
did you find anything for returns its looking pretty booked for august....

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #88 on: June 20, 2014, 10:50:32 AM »
Trying to cancel a domestic US reservation for sunday, online its not leting me, what's triggering that? and will I get away for 2.5$ on the phone?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #89 on: June 20, 2014, 11:01:12 AM »
Trying to cancel a domestic US reservation for sunday, online its not leting me, what's triggering that? and will I get away for 2.5$ on the phone?
Phone wait is usually long.  It should be $2.50 to cancel on phone, too.