This may not be news to some of you, but it is new to me. Heading to the AAdvantage webpage to see what flights might be available, I discovered a notice informing us that American now waives fees when booking by phone, starting today, when reserving flights not bookable online. There's been discussion about finding flights on partner airlines that don't show up in award flight searches, only bookable on the phone for a fee. So the current fees of $30/$40 (domestic/international) will no longer apply. Not huge but 1 less fee may be news after all. See the notice here.