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Old Jul 4, 05, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by fallinasleep
Yes, British Airways does not charge an expedite fee within 21 days. However, there is a $50 fee for partner awards issued within 10 days of booking (based on a call to them three days ago). However, once ticketed, you CANNOT make any changes to a partner ticket. BA also charges a fee for booking over the phone.
That's another reason why one should move their BA account around to be resident in a place that doesn't charge some of BA's numerous fees. For accounts resident in the US, sometimes a request to have the fee waived for BA Silvers and Golds does work.

One word of warning about BA miles (and even many other European frequent flyer programs): vis-a-vis EXPs, out-of-the-box thinkers and advance planners' award tickets, the taxes and fees using BA miles are often quite a bit higher than what one gets hit with by AA.
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