Booking award with expiring miles today& CXL tomorrow

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Old Dec 31, 18, 1:24 am
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Booking award with expiring miles today& CXL tomorrow

Hi

I would appreciate your experience on the following scenario:

I have ~30,000 miles expiring today - Dec 31st.
If I book an award today & CXL it tomorrow - Jan 1st - can I avoid the 50 Euro cancelation fees & also get validity extension of the miles until March 31st?

Can it be done online or by phone? Does it matter which airline operates the flight (I've booked ET).

Many thanks!
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Old Dec 31, 18, 2:27 am
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You can try, but you have to cancel it via the phone.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 2:31 am
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You can try, but you have to cancel it via the phone.
Thanks.
My question is if those miles will land with a new expiration date of March 31st?
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Old Dec 31, 18, 2:40 am
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Can't you just make a booking that you might well need to use, with the possibility of later changing the date to one you want? Would be safer.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 2:44 am
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Can't you just make a booking that you might well need to use, with the possibility of later changing the date to one you want? Would be safer.
Sorry..don't have anything now,.
I should have plans later in Jan & than I'll CXL my existing award but I want to avoid the 50 Euro fees so thought about the idea of canceling within 24h..
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Old Dec 31, 18, 2:50 am
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The phone agent will tell you tomorrow if the 24h cancellation can be done with redepositing....
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