Most airlines charge a fee for close-in award tickets. (21 days or less).
My question is, would the below course of action work:
1) Pick the flights you want using miles
2) Booking those same flights but say a week further out (say 28 days out, assuming it was the same number of miles and availability exists)
3) Wait an hour
4) Change the award itinerary you just booked to the week you wanted all along. This way you avoid the close in booking fee since your first booking didn't have the fee since it was more than 21 days out, and also avoiding a cancel/rebook fee since you are making the changes within 24 hours.