Cancellations .. BA VS & AABack to Forum
Anonymous16 Jul 2013
I am aware of the BA and VS cancellation policies .
BA on Avios allows all mileage award tickets to be refunded up to 24 hours prior to departure with a fee of £40 and all miles returned.
VS penalises 25 % mileage deduction up to 7 days prior, and 75 % within 7 days for cancellations. Although route option can be held for use up to one year from booking, depending on availability, without penalty.
I would appreciate clarification of the rules for AA.16 Jul 2013
If you book through the Amex travel service – no fees for paying with Amex. Unless I’m using miles and thus have to book directly I always use them to avoid the fee levied by the airlines. (Crucial point there – it’s the airlines that levy that, not the card issuer/authoriser – the airlines unlike any other retailer or hotel have all just decided not to absorb the costs!)16 Jul 2013
Rarely a retailer or a hotel, as per my comment though. Airlines are major companies – when was the last time you were asked to pay a surcharge for paying by credit card in a high street shop or at a major hotel?!16 Jul 2013
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manchester charges 1.5% specifically if you pay with Amex.
I haven’t stayed with them for a while, but last time all Macdonald Hotels charged a CC fee17 Jul 2013