25. Besides the miles required to book my award seat(s) and the service fee charged by BookMyAward, will there be any other costs that I will have to pay in connection with booking my award tickets(s)?

Every airline assesses some amount for taxes, fees and/or fuel surcharges on top of the miles it charges for award tickets. These can range from as low as $2.50 for a domestic award, to a few hundred dollars, or can sometimes add up to a thousand dollars or more per award ticket. Some airlines charge close-in fees (for tickets booked within 21 days of departure, usually $25-$75), and some charge award redemption fees ($20-$75). Again, though, one of the really valuable things we do for you is determine the best strategy to minimize these additional fees, taxes and surcharges, which can otherwise add up to thousands of dollars out of your pocket.

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