AAdvantage - can miles be refunded?

Old Oct 25th, 2004, 11:02 AM
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AAdvantage - can miles be refunded?

I've tried looking on the AA website, but can't find any details about this. Let's say I redeem my miles for a ticket far in advance and then later my plans change. Can an award travel ticket be re-booked? Are there fees/penalties involved? Or if I decide to cancel the trip altogether, do I automatically lose those miles?
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Old Oct 25th, 2004, 11:44 AM
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Rules vary by airline. Typically, the mileage is redeposited back into your account for a fee - i.e. $100 and the tax paid upon booking is refunded to your credit card. With Delta, you can take the exact same trip anytime within 1 year and pay no change penalty to the reward ticket.
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Old Oct 25th, 2004, 04:38 PM
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AA has a beastly fee to restore miles -- $100.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 02:39 AM
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or as mjz already posted. If you are planning on taking the same exact trip within a year, just change the dates and there is no charge. No need to redeposit the miles.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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Isn't there a $100 fee to change award flights (even to an earlier/later flight on the same day) if you're non-elite? I was told this when I booked an award back in February. Has this changed?
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 02:29 PM
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"Changing Award Tickets
A $100 USD change fee (subject to change without notice) will apply for any confirmed change to a MileSAAver Award ticket.

* Exception: MileSAAver Award tickets for which the only confirmed change is to the date and/or time will not incur the change fee. "

http://makeashorterlink.com/?N27814F99
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 03:01 PM
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When I booked, the reduced mileage award was still called PlanAAhead or something like that and they wanted $100 to change to a flight 2 hours later. I'm glad to see that they're making an exception for date/time changes now.
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