American AAdvantage Fee Changes
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(Posted: Jul 15, 2011)
Beginning Aug. 25, 2011, American AAdvantage is changing its fees to book an award ticket within 21 days of the departure.
The current fee to book an award flight between seven and 20 days prior to departure is $50 and the fee to book an award within six days is $100.
On Aug. 25, 2011, the airline will charge $75 for all award flights issued 20 days to two hours prior to departure.
Members who book flights a week out will be paying $25 less and members who book two to three weeks out will be paying $25 more after the new fees take effect.
The fee for additional tickets booked at the same time from the same account is also increasing from $25 to $75. So if an AAdvantage member books three tickets two weeks prior to departure, the close-in booking fee will be $225 total compared to the $100 that would have been charged under the old fee schedule.
These fees are waived for AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold members. And all members can avoid these fees by planning in advance and making reservations earlier than three weeks before their intended departure.
posted: Jul 16, 2011 at 4:08pm (MT)
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