Avoid change fees?

Old Sep 4, 19, 3:53 am
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Avoid change fees?

Hi all, I'm EXP and booked a trip about a week ago IAD-LHR-GVA / LHR-IAD in F (BA), booked via aa.com
The only reason I added the LHR-GVA leg is to reduce the price in about 1.5K, however today the price of IAD-LHR rt in F has been reduced and is the same as I paid for my original flight...

Is there a way to avoid the change fees, and ask AA to drop the LHR-GVA leg from the reservation?
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Old Sep 4, 19, 5:05 am
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Do you have status? Have you asked for a change fee waiver before?

Something tells me AA is not generous with change fee waivers. Especially when you were hidden city-ing to get a discount.

What reason would you give them to ask for a waiver of the change fee? What is the change fee on your ticket?

Maybe they will give you 50% off the change fee if you ask nicely and haven't had a discount/waiver before...
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Old Sep 4, 19, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by justsawaufo View Post
Hi all, I'm EXP and booked a trip about a week ago IAD-LHR-GVA / LHR-IAD in F (BA), booked via aa.com
The only reason I added the LHR-GVA leg is to reduce the price in about 1.5K, however today the price of IAD-LHR rt in F has been reduced and is the same as I paid for my original flight...

Is there a way to avoid the change fees, and ask AA to drop the LHR-GVA leg from the reservation?
There are no workarounds other than if there has been a schedule change then in certain scenarios you can get a free change and/or cancel for free. But for a ticket that you booked a week ago that's unlikely obviously. If the fare is now the same, not much you can do other than decide if paying the change fee is worth it to drop the LHR-GVA leg and not have to make your way back to London.
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