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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 #90 on: June 20, 2014, 11:02:52 AM »
did you find anything for returns its looking pretty booked for august....
Very booked in Aug.  My son's getting married there and I thought I'd do BA tickets for a lot of my guests.  Does NOT look like it's happening.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #91 on: July 07, 2014, 02:25:00 PM »
Trying to cancel a ticket with more then 24 hours to flight online but it is telling me I need to call in to cancel...

Anyone have any idea what to do?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #92 on: July 07, 2014, 02:26:53 PM »
Trying to cancel a ticket with more then 24 hours to flight online but it is telling me I need to call in to cancel...

Anyone have any idea what to do?
call to cancel.
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #93 on: July 07, 2014, 02:30:29 PM »
Trying to cancel a ticket with more then 24 hours to flight online but it is telling me I need to call in to cancel...

Anyone have any idea what to do?
call in?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #94 on: July 07, 2014, 02:32:01 PM »
call in?

If I call in won't I need to pay the cancellation fee $55?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #95 on: July 07, 2014, 02:45:33 PM »
If I call in won't I need to pay the cancellation fee $55?

Flight tomorrow evening...

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #96 on: July 07, 2014, 02:47:59 PM »
If I call in won't I need to pay the cancellation fee $55?
For domestic, just the taxes
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #97 on: July 07, 2014, 02:58:19 PM »
For domestic, just the taxes

Even over the phone?

Currently waiting on hold.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #98 on: July 07, 2014, 03:01:00 PM »
Even over the phone?

Currently waiting on hold.
ya, I believe so
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2014, 03:02:09 PM »
ya, I believe so

Thanks. Will update shortly...

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2014, 03:27:37 PM »
If I call in won't I need to pay the cancellation fee $55?
If you can't do something on line, most co's wave the phone fee.

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2014, 03:37:04 PM »
Thanks. Will update shortly...

Cancelled over the phone lost the taxes but got a refund on the Avios.

Thanks!

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #102 on: July 10, 2014, 06:31:49 PM »
Ouch the $2.50  :-\ Cancellation fee  :-\ will soon be more........

http://www.tsa.gov/stakeholders/september-11-security-fee-passenger-fee
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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #103 on: July 10, 2014, 08:35:26 PM »
Ouch the $2.50  :-\ Cancellation fee  :-\ will soon be more........

http://www.tsa.gov/stakeholders/september-11-security-fee-passenger-fee
sorry, can you translate? summarize?

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Re: Canceling BA reservation
« Reply #104 on: July 10, 2014, 09:33:27 PM »
If I booked a r/t and I flew one way- can i cancel the return if I am more then 24 hrs away from the return?