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ARCHIVE: AA schedule changes - free flight change / cancelation / refund

 

Old Dec 25, 10, 4:36 am
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Very unlikely. Usually changes need to be about 1 hour or create an illegal connection. Plus to get a 2nd stopover you'd have to be in a position to be unable to fly lax-SFO.
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Old Dec 25, 10, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by More Champagne Sir? View Post
Hi all, and Merry Christmas!

I have an upcoming booking in F SFO-MIA-MGA//-MIA-LAS (overnight in Vegas)-LAX-SFO. There have been five minute schedule changes on LAS-LAX and LAX-SFO. As such, would I be allowed to create a three day stopover in Vegas, and then take the same LAS-LAX-SFO a few days later?

I realise this is pushing my luck, but I'm just wondering how lenient AA are when it comes to schedule changes, and specifically how far I can push my luck...

Thanks AA FT folk...
I'd say the most likely answer is no. I don't see a justification for turning an overnight connection into a 3 day stopover out of a flight change.
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Old Dec 26, 10, 2:55 pm
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Nothing attempted, nothing risked or gained.

You can try it, but the odds of success for such a minor schedule change are usually far from great for most AA customers.
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Old Dec 26, 10, 6:03 pm
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Not that I'm advocating it, but any change in time for a domestic flight allows you to cancel and refund, if the change is unaccceptable to you, from what I read here:

http://www.aa.com/i18n/agency/Bookin...ule_240_80.jsp

More than 90 mins - refund to FOP; less, refund to voucher. Of course, a cancel and rebook is probably not what you are really seeking....
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Old Dec 26, 10, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Madison Guy View Post
Not that I'm advocating it, but any change in time for a domestic flight allows you to cancel and refund, if the change is unaccceptable to you, from what I read here:

http://www.aa.com/i18n/agency/Bookin...ule_240_80.jsp

More than 90 mins - refund to FOP; less, refund to voucher. Of course, a cancel and rebook is probably not what you are really seeking....
How would this apply to award travel?
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Old Dec 26, 10, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by lolosmama View Post
How would this apply to award travel?
Didn't say it would - another set of rules. OP stated booked in "F" - which I assumed, by the context of the question was restricted "F" - but I don't recall seeing that it was award travel.
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Old Dec 26, 10, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Madison Guy View Post
Didn't say it would - another set of rules. OP stated booked in "F" - which I assumed, by the context of the question was restricted "F" - but I don't recall seeing that it was award travel.
It could have still been a standard F ticket. A stopover of 3 days at an intermediate city might not normally be the same fare as one that doesn't have a stopover.
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Old Dec 27, 10, 3:20 am
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Hi all, thanks for your feedback. It is in fact a paid restricted Business class ticket, withe international sectors in I class, and the domestics all in A.

I think the general concensus is it's probably not allowed, but it doesn't hurt to ask. So I'll gove them a ring when I'm back in the office on Wednesday. Fingers crossed! Will report back...
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Old Jan 4, 11, 2:43 am
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Hi all, just a quick update... I rang AA and spoke to a nice lady who said as the schedule change was so minor, the normal fare rules would apply and therefore a fee of $150 USD would apply.

The next day, I was at LHR for LX flight to ZRH, so popped across to T3 to ask at the ticket desk there. The lady happily moved us all onto the flights two days later and pressed confirm, but the machine said no and she rang her internal help desk, who quoted 154 GBP each to change!! I declined, so she then reinstated us back on the original flights (having now lost our seat assignments, no big deal as flight is very quiet so I went onto aa.com and re-did it). I can't help wondering though what would have happened if our original flights were full or overbooked and she couldn't get us back on them!

Anyway, upshot is no harm gained in trying, but no luck either. Thanks for your AAdvice guys!
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Old Jan 4, 11, 5:49 am
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Your best bet may be to buy a separate LAS-SFO ticket and throw away the LAS-LAX and LAX-SFO sectors. You should be able to get a non-stop flight on Virgin America, Southwest, and others for $69 plus tax (just under $80 with tax).
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Old Jan 4, 11, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by merrickdb View Post
Your best bet may be to buy a separate LAS-SFO ticket and throw away the LAS-LAX and LAX-SFO sectors. You should be able to get a non-stop flight on Virgin America, Southwest, and others for $69 plus tax (just under $80 with tax).
We need to fly AA, but thanks anyway.
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Old Jan 4, 11, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by More Champagne Sir? View Post
We need to fly AA, but thanks anyway.
It's $69 on AA too (with the same connection in LAX that you now have). As much as I love frequent flyer miles and the EXP perks on AA, however, I'd take a non-stop on another carrier that takes half the time any day for such a short flight. And Southwest would still give you free checked bags if that's an issue (I don't know about VA baggage policies).
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Old Jan 4, 11, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by merrickdb View Post
It's $69 on AA too (with the same connection in LAX that you now have). As much as I love frequent flyer miles and the EXP perks on AA, however, I'd take a non-stop on another carrier that takes half the time any day for such a short flight. And Southwest would still give you free checked bags if that's an issue (I don't know about VA baggage policies).
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Old Jan 4, 11, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by merrickdb View Post
It's $69 on AA too (with the same connection in LAX that you now have). As much as I love frequent flyer miles and the EXP perks on AA, however, I'd take a non-stop on another carrier that takes half the time any day for such a short flight. And Southwest would still give you free checked bags if that's an issue (I don't know about VA baggage policies).
We need AA F.
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Old Feb 1, 11, 11:41 am
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I have an itin that was booked on saver awards for both directions. the last leg is now scheduled for departure 40 minutes later than the original schedule. would i be allowed to cancel the entire return and be reissued the 12.5k miles per person (2)? I realize 90 minutes is required for original form of payment, and everything else is a voucher, but I'm not sure how I would be issued a voucher when I paid with miles.
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