Cancellation or Date change on Promo award ticket

Old Feb 3, 19, 8:07 pm
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Cancellation or Date change on Promo award ticket

Just wanted to know if anybody had success in changing a promo award ticket? I am looking to book a ticket but will be traveling with kids. The travel date is 4 months from now...what if my kid gets sick or something unexpected happens. Is there a way around it?
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Old Feb 3, 19, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Neild View Post
Just wanted to know if anybody had success in changing a promo award ticket? I am looking to book a ticket but will be traveling with kids. The travel date is 4 months from now...what if my kid gets sick or something unexpected happens. Is there a way around it?
The promo award tickets can't be changed. If you have travel insurance you may get something back, but you need to check the details of the insurance when and what they will cover.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Neild View Post
Just wanted to know if anybody had success in changing a promo award ticket? I am looking to book a ticket but will be traveling with kids. The travel date is 4 months from now...what if my kid gets sick or something unexpected happens. Is there a way around it?
Then you should book a "classic" award and not a promo reward, the cheaper miles-price comes at a cost, of the ticket not being changeable.

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Old Feb 4, 19, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by glennhaak View Post
Then you should've booked a "classic" award and not a promo reward, the cheaper miles-price comes at a cost, of the ticket not being changeable.
He hasn't booked yet. He is "looking to book" a promo award, so he will be glad of your advice.
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Old Feb 4, 19, 5:29 am
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Originally Posted by Neild View Post
what if my kid gets sick or something unexpected happens. Is there a way around it?
It's not very different than booking a cheap non-changeable/non-refundable ticket, if the conditions does not suit you, book something that does (i.e. a normal award)
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He hasn't booked yet. He is "looking to book" a promo award, so he will be glad of your advice.
You are absolutely right, editing my post to change it to advice
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