Using its best Mommy Dearest voice, American Airlines has stepped forward and said No More Fuel Charges. Or maybe, it was a little Young Frankenstein-esque Don’t you know a joke when you hear one?
In any event, One Mile at a Time, has reprinted American Airline’s official statement:
Last night, in a routine effort to better align American to industry standards with other global carriers, American began collecting carrier-imposed surcharges on tickets for travel on other carrier’s metal. This change was intended for revenue tickets only, but the surcharge was erroneously added to AAdvantage award redemptions on other airlines as well. Except in the cases of British Airways and Iberia (where American currently collects these surcharges), no carrier-imposed surcharges will be applied when redeeming AAdvantage miles for award travel on other carriers. Any customers who encountered this fee in error will be fully refunded.
PHEW! Nevertheless, this still might be a good time to book those award tickets you ‘ve been meaning to book. Award Seat can help you!