AA Award Booking Help??

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  1. aaucello

    aaucello Silver Member

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    Back in November, when Hawaiian Airlines had the great JFK-HNL sale for $224 each way, I was only able to snag 2 one-way tickets going there (HNL-JFK sold out in minutes).

    I then used AA miles for a ticket from HNL - LHR with a "stop over" in NYC... Here's the itinerary I booked in mileAAsaver economy (30K miles per ticket):


    Date:
    17 JUN 12 - SUNDAY
    Flight :
    American Airlines
    72
    BOEING 767 300
    Departure:
    HONOLULU
    4:05 PM
    MAIN TERMINAL
    8HR 10MIN
    Arrival:
    CHICAGO OHARE
    5:15 AM
    TERMINAL 3
    NON-STOP
    18 JUN 12 - MONDAY

    Date:
    18 JUN 12 - MONDAY
    Flight :
    American Airlines
    3694
    CANADAIR REGIONAL
    Departure:
    CHICAGO OHARE
    11:50 AM
    TERMINAL 3
    2HR 5MIN
    Arrival:
    NEWARK
    2:55 PM
    TERMINAL A
    NON-STOP
    Operated By:
    OPERATED BY AMERICAN EAGLE

    Date:
    17 OCT 12 - WEDNESDAY
    Flight :
    American Airlines
    106
    BOEING 777
    Departure:
    NEW YORK JFK
    11:10 PM
    TERMINAL 8
    6HR 50MIN
    Arrival:
    LONDON HEATHROW
    11:00 AM
    TERMINAL 3
    NON-STOP
    18 OCT 12 - THURSDAY

    The problem I'm having is that due to work scheduling issues, we have to cut the Hawaii trip drastically shorter & are looking to leave HNL on either June 12, 13, 14, or 15. We were planning on canceling the trip all together, but the HA flight we bought is non refundable because it's a promotional fare & we'd lose out on the ticket, etc...

    Is there anything I could do? This is my first time flying AA in years so I'm not really familiar with their system... I tried looking and playing around on AA.com for flights & can't seem to find anything (agent said I can not use HA operated flights because my award was apparently only for AA operated flights)... I know this is last minute but I'm frustrated and really want to make this work...

    If anyone could help us find a way back home from HNL to NYC (any airport is fine, but EWR is preferred) without having to redeposit the miles and rebook again, it would be greatly appreciated. I will even offer to pay a small token of $ via paypal... [​IMG]

    Thanks again & God Bless.
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Have you looked at other airports? Flying from OGG or KOA might make things work out better. I'd also check to see if AS can be used for the award flights as they have a bunch of inventory.

    Which HA flight did you get on the outbound?
     
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  3. gleff
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    Indeed, Seth nails it, other airports or Alaska inventory, happy to help if I can...
     

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