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Title: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 17, 2011, 04:59:09 PM
When booking on AA, can I book both tiers of aa awards economy for the same price? Also, does anyone happen to know what the price is for biz LGA-YUL?

Also does the oilam think AA is gonna join Avios as part of their jv integration with ba and ib? I don't think so being the US ff programs are nbetter and they can't afford to be worth less
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: FlyFirst on November 17, 2011, 05:07:35 PM
I think AA flies with a 1 class cabin only from lga/yul
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rab on November 17, 2011, 05:57:47 PM
In total, what do you all think, is the value of ba miles more now as avios or less, for example would brokers pay more or less now for british miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: FlyFirst on November 17, 2011, 06:22:12 PM
Its too early to say, but I personally feel that it will get less worth,
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: gozalim on November 17, 2011, 06:24:39 PM
small accounts will go up somewhat
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rab on November 17, 2011, 06:43:09 PM
small accounts will go up somewhat
Do brokers buy small accounts, I thought they only buy min. 100k
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 17, 2011, 06:56:27 PM
Accts with <10 k were worthless, are now great for ny-yul/cle/yyz also mia-ny isn't too bad (7500). So dealers will buy small accts too
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on November 17, 2011, 07:34:50 PM
Spoke to a reliable broker  (bought $1,000,000 in miles this year) this AM. He said Avios has screwed the BA program in his opinion.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on November 17, 2011, 08:10:56 PM
Spoke to a reliable broker  (bought $1,000,000 in miles this year) this AM. He said Avios has screwed the BA program in his opinion.
That's because brokers buy longhaul first class tickets and the program never was very good at that (thus their low value) and has now gotten even worse than that.

But for people who fly short-haul domestic, Avios is great and a nice diversification from other programs.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: twentie4hrs on November 17, 2011, 08:28:49 PM
i feel like availability  went way down since avios
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on November 17, 2011, 08:29:54 PM
That's because brokers buy longhaul first class tickets and the program never was very good at that (thus their low value) and has now gotten even worse than that.

But for people who fly short-haul domestic, Avios is great and a nice diversification from other programs.

+1

I told him the same thing (after you reading your rundown on DD). He agreed, but it hurt him because most of his clients fly from US and don't just stay in London.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on November 17, 2011, 08:30:00 PM
i feel like availability  went way down since avios
Availability on what?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: twentie4hrs on November 17, 2011, 10:51:38 PM
dates for award travel...I tried a million diff. dates and couldn't find any flights
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on November 17, 2011, 10:53:15 PM
dates for award travel...I tried a million diff. dates and couldn't find any flights
PEBKAC
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: twentie4hrs on November 17, 2011, 10:57:54 PM
PEBKAC

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on November 17, 2011, 11:37:18 PM
But for people who fly short-haul domestic, Avios is great and a nice diversification from other programs.
+1
I had been sitting on over 250k BA miles, and now I have around 30 short haul trips! (which I definitely will use!)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Spiffster on November 19, 2011, 02:30:50 AM
Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair?

yep.  also known as the ID-ten-T error... 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: damaxer91 on November 19, 2011, 11:40:34 AM
Also does the oilam think AA is gonna join Avios as part of their jv integration with ba and ib? I don't think so being the US ff programs are nbetter and they can't afford to be worth less

Huh??



Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AsherO on November 19, 2011, 07:09:23 PM
yep.  also known as the ID-ten-T error... 

:D
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MLM on January 18, 2012, 10:42:41 PM
I am trying to book a first class ticket domestically. Since it is a 2 class cabin and less than 1000 miles it should price out as 15k miles each way. However it is charging me triple 22.5k miles each way as if it is a 3 class cabin. What are my options with this?

Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AsherO on January 18, 2012, 10:44:27 PM
I am trying to book a first class ticket domestically. Since it is a 2 class cabin and less than 1000 miles it should price out as 15k miles each way. However it is charging me triple 22.5k miles each way as if it is a 3 class cabin. What are my options with this?

Thanks

BA Avios will do this with a 2-class cabin, you might be better off using AA miles in this case.

HT: Mocha (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12616.msg162454;topicseen#msg162454).
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MLM on January 18, 2012, 10:46:17 PM
BA Avios will do this with a 2-class cabin, you might be better off using AA miles in this case.

HT: Mocha (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12616.msg162454;topicseen#msg162454).

But this is not the way it should be right? If I call will they charge me less?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: myb821 on January 18, 2012, 10:47:33 PM
But this is not the way it should be right? If I call will they charge me less?
its their new crappy policy
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MLM on January 19, 2012, 07:09:38 PM
its their new crappy policy

Is this the official policy? or is it a glitch? I tried calling to correct it but they would not budge. Should I pursue it? Its 7,500 miles?

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 19, 2012, 10:00:08 PM
Is this the official policy? or is it a glitch? I tried calling to correct it but they would not budge. Should I pursue it? Its 7,500 miles?



That is there policy
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rab on January 19, 2012, 10:43:24 PM
I booked a ticket with BA Avios on AA, and i would like to change the membership number to Alaska, because i have there MVP status, so that would give me 2 free bags, but online i can't change it, so i called AA and they told me to call BA, so i called BA and they told me they will change it, but when i check i still see the British Avios membership number.
Title: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MLM on January 20, 2012, 10:41:18 AM
AA should be the one to do it. Try getting the locator and do it online
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rab on January 20, 2012, 10:47:16 AM
Tried that already, but it's not changeable there, it's locked on the BA Avios number
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: isac on January 21, 2012, 11:40:23 AM
A flight booked with Avios miles (flying on AA metal),
can I use my alaskan or any oneworld FF elte for free bags?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: joeb1 on January 22, 2012, 12:09:59 AM
yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rab on January 22, 2012, 02:59:22 AM
yes

How?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2012, 12:42:55 PM
I am trying to book 4 tickets on an AA flight with Avios. One of the tickets is for an infant (for whom I want a seat, not as a lap infant). When I choose how many seats I want if I choose that I want two children seats it does not let me put in the infant as it says the birthday is invalid and it must be over 2. If I choose 1 child and 1 infant, it gives me the infant as a lap infant and not a real seat. Any way around this or do I have to call?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2012, 12:45:33 PM
Why not just choose 4 adults?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2012, 12:53:35 PM
Why not just choose 4 adults?

An adult has to have a birthday over the age of 11
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2012, 12:55:54 PM
An adult has to have a birthday over the age of 11
Lol...I don't think I've ever selected "child" before.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2012, 12:58:02 PM
Lol...I don't think I've ever selected "child" before.
Just wait a year and a half.

You think my only choice is to call? Or can I just give the wrong birthday and change it later?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: momo on January 31, 2012, 01:13:02 PM
why not just purchase 2 seats for yourself let them add lap infant and then u will have a seat for the baby
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2012, 01:15:41 PM
Just wait a year and a half.

You think my only choice is to call? Or can I just give the wrong birthday and change it later?
Not what I meant.
I've bought plenty of tickets for children.  Nobody cares if you pick adult.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2012, 01:16:43 PM
When I put in the birthday it won't let me continue.
Do you put in the wrong birthday?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2012, 01:19:07 PM
When I put in the birthday it won't let me continue.
Do you put in the wrong birthday?
Ain't nobody gonna check or care IME on a domestic flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2012, 01:20:39 PM
Ain't nobody gonna check or care IME on a domestic flight.
So that's a yes?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mocha on January 31, 2012, 01:21:45 PM
Ain't nobody gonna check or care IME on a domestic flight.
Probably right. Additionally, you most likely can easily edit the DOB by calling and saying it was an error.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2012, 01:50:31 PM
Probably right. Additionally, you most likely can easily edit the DOB by calling and saying it was an error.

This is basically what I ended up doing. Called and they said they couldn't wave the booking fee (since I technically could book the infant as a lap infant online-pretty silly logic if you ask me) but said I could put in a fake DOB and change it. I said can she hold while I make the booking online and she said sure. So I booked online and then she changed it.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mocha on January 31, 2012, 01:53:10 PM
This is basically what I ended up doing. Called and they said they couldn't wave the booking fee (since I technically could book the infant as a lap infant online-pretty silly logic if you ask me) but said I could put in a fake DOB and change it. I said can she hold while I make the booking online and she said sure. So I booked online and then she changed it.
Nice! Glad it all worked out!
Expecting a post from you here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11476.msg177377#msg177377)  ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Nice! Glad it all worked out!
Expecting a post from you here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11476.msg177377#msg177377)  ;)
Posted
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 01, 2012, 12:33:42 AM
what is the penalty if I cancel a ba award ticket booked on american to redeposit the miles? Also do they refund you the taxes and fees you paid excluding the miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Joely276 on February 01, 2012, 12:36:19 PM
Hi,

Is there any way I can get 100,000 Avios miles transferred into my account? or is 24,000 really the max?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on February 01, 2012, 12:37:18 PM
what is the penalty if I cancel a ba award ticket booked on american to redeposit the miles? Also do they refund you the taxes and fees you paid excluding the miles?

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/ecservicefeestbl/public/en_uk

I'd imagine so.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dealvr on February 23, 2012, 12:21:54 PM
Over the last few weeks I've been noticing increasingly limited availability on the NYC-YYZ route. Anyone else have the same issue?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on February 24, 2012, 12:35:46 PM
Can I transfer MR points into any BA account I want? Or do the names have to match?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2012, 12:37:04 PM
Can I transfer MR points into any BA account I want?
Yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on February 24, 2012, 12:37:52 PM
Yes.
Thanks for the quick response!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on February 24, 2012, 12:41:27 PM
Does BA charge YQ on YYZ-JFK?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2012, 12:44:23 PM
Does BA charge YQ on YYZ-JFK?
No YQ within the entire western hemisphere.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AsherO on February 24, 2012, 12:45:14 PM
Can I transfer MR points into any BA account I want? Or do the names have to match?

No need for names to match for MR > BA transfers, I think this is true for any (US-Amex-Account--based-) MR transfers.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on February 24, 2012, 12:48:49 PM
No YQ within the entire western hemisphere.
so why now, when im trying to book 2 tickets from YYZ-JFk one way, are they trying to charge me 54.72 pp in YQ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2012, 12:50:10 PM
so why now, when im trying to book @ tickets from YYZ-JFk one way, are they trying to charge me 54.72 pp in YQ?
That would be called taxes, not YQ.
Look on AA.com to compare.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dealvr on February 26, 2012, 07:19:30 PM
The tax is about the same one a OW and a RT so if possible it pays to book RT
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: joeb1 on February 26, 2012, 07:28:47 PM
not if u book ow from nyc-yyz
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2012, 07:42:12 PM
The tax is about the same one a OW and a RT so if possible it pays to book RT
Example please.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dealvr on February 26, 2012, 08:22:27 PM
I stand corrected. Disregard my above post.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MLM on March 13, 2012, 09:12:54 AM
Can a BA Award on a partner airline such as AA be changed after departure of the first leg. For example if I originally have a round trip and now I want to make it a one way, would I get refunded the mileage difference?
Title: Ba avois
Post by: Club2000 on May 14, 2012, 09:49:47 PM
I have  85k from an household acc (all on the same acc)

Can I issue ticket for 4 different ppl including my kids
Title: Re: Re: Ba avois
Post by: Ergel on May 14, 2012, 09:52:16 PM
I have  85k from an household acc (all on the same acc)

Can I issue ticket for 4 different ppl including my kids
You can issue tickets for any member of your household account
Title: Re: Ba avois
Post by: Club2000 on May 14, 2012, 10:35:44 PM
Can not just make ticket like other company for any friend ?
Title: Re: Ba avois
Post by: oldguy on May 14, 2012, 10:39:47 PM
Can not just make ticket like other company for any friend ?
Not when you have a houshold account
Title: Re: Ba avois
Post by: Cbs on May 14, 2012, 10:50:54 PM
I have  85k from an household acc (all on the same acc)

Can I issue ticket for 4 different ppl including my kids
why open a new thread?
post  here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.msg174436#msg174436) in future
Title: Re: Ba avois
Post by: smart brit on May 14, 2012, 10:53:15 PM
What u could do is add them into your household account and then book them. If u want u can remove them later
Title: Re: Ba avois
Post by: oldguy on May 14, 2012, 10:57:45 PM
What u could do is add them into your household account and then book them. If u want u can remove them later
can you add just anybody to your houshold account?
Title: Re: Ba avois
Post by: smart brit on May 15, 2012, 12:58:13 AM
can you add just anybody to your houshold account?
In the t&c they write only family members who reside at the same address but u can try adding someone else and most times it will work
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Club2000 on May 16, 2012, 12:14:04 AM
Can I take off the household
Than if I have a regular acc I can issue ticket for anyone ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 16, 2012, 12:15:32 AM
Nope
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Club2000 on May 16, 2012, 12:15:58 AM
Is it harder to find seat on AA since Avios came to the picture with the ow system and much cheaper ?

I am trying to find seat btw cun and NYC its really difficult even 6-9 months ahead
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AsherO on May 16, 2012, 07:19:25 AM
Is it harder to find seat on AA since Avios came to the picture with the ow system and much cheaper ?

I am trying to find seat btw cun and NYC its really difficult even 6-9 months ahead

It probably has more to do with AA releasing award availability on that route, than anything else.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yitz on May 16, 2012, 07:52:59 AM
I find BA not offering much seats for award travel
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 16, 2012, 07:59:05 AM
I find BA not offering much seats for award travel
Nothing to do with BA. It's AA.
Also, I have a few flights booked for me and friends with avios. Really depends when you are looking for and when you try to book
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yitz on May 16, 2012, 12:36:20 PM
Nothing to do with BA. It's AA.
Also, I have a few flights booked for me and friends with avios. Really depends when you are looking for and when you try to book
My friends that have BA point always had a harder time booking tickets with award points. I know you said it is AA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Club2000 on May 20, 2012, 12:13:32 PM
Lest make a petition to AA to release more seat
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yitz on May 21, 2012, 10:31:19 PM
Lest make a petition to AA to release more seat
That should work
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Club2000 on May 22, 2012, 12:03:00 AM
 ;)


That should work
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smart brit on May 22, 2012, 01:42:35 AM
That should work
Call me when u got an answer  :)
P.s.  Cathay Pacific doesn't have to many available seats on ba too so while at it send a petition to them too
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on June 14, 2012, 06:58:44 PM
on a household account is it possible to make a ticket for someone else thats not on the account? (transferring points are expensive)

also is it possible and how do i transfer BMI points to avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AsherO on June 14, 2012, 07:02:16 PM
on a household account is it possible to make a ticket for someone else thats not on the account? (transferring points are expensive)

Nope, but you can possibly add a "family member".

also is it possible and how do i transfer BMI points to avios?

That's scheduled to start 7/3/12
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on June 14, 2012, 07:03:18 PM
Nope, but you can possibly add a "family member".
i think we have the limit already
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AsherO on June 14, 2012, 07:04:25 PM
i think we have the limit already

Take someone off?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on June 14, 2012, 07:06:37 PM
Take someone off?
ill look into that. thanx
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on July 11, 2012, 11:14:53 PM
Has anyone ever flown with an infant (on AA) using avios points? When I try to book online, it wants to charge me 10% of the avios for the infant, but since it is domestic USA, I will be flying on AA. Since AA does not charge for infants, do I need to pay BA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: YOSEF on July 11, 2012, 11:15:56 PM
Has anyone ever flown with an infant (on AA) using avios points? When I try to book online, it wants to charge me 10% of the avios for the infant, but since it is domestic USA, I will be flying on AA. Since AA does not charge for infants, do I need to pay BA?
Don't book the infant.
Call AA to add or do it at the airport.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bochur on July 11, 2012, 11:17:15 PM
+1 i heard that too, never tried it myself though
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 11:18:01 PM
Plenty of people have. It works
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: moisheo on July 11, 2012, 11:23:03 PM
i did many times,just call aa to confirm ur seat and tell them u have a infant,they will put it on ur reservation
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2012, 11:39:15 PM
I always add at the airport for domestic flights.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Club2000 on July 12, 2012, 06:35:51 PM
btw
I has big issu with BA lately

I booked a ticket a 11pm for a flight at 6 am
and they send me a reservation by email without a ticket number I got to the airpot and realize that they havent issue the ticket
I call BA in england it was the only one open in middle of the night and after 40 min I was abel to speak to an agent,
it took them overt 45 min to issue the ticket by then it was to late to check in,
the next flight was not availble with miles I had to buy a ticket with AA miles on full award at 35k when my original flight with BA was only 5k
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 12, 2012, 06:37:48 PM
btw
I has big issu with BA lately

I booked a ticket a 11pm for a flight at 6 am
and they send me a reservation by email without a ticket number I got to the airpot and realize that they havent issue the ticket
I call BA in england it was the only one open in middle of the night and after 40 min I was abel to speak to an agent,
it took them overt 45 min to issue the ticket by then it was to late to check in,
the next flight was not availble with miles I had to buy a ticket with AA miles on full award at 35k when my original flight with BA was only 5k
You had an issued ticket, and AA didn't allow you to board the next flight b/c there was no award seats available? That is contrary to AA policy.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Saver2000 on July 12, 2012, 06:51:33 PM
btw
I has big issu with BA lately

I booked a ticket a 11pm for a flight at 6 am
it took them overt 45 min to issue the ticket by then it was to late to check in,
the next flight was not availble with miles I had to buy a ticket with AA miles on full award at 35k when my original flight with BA was only 5k

So you didnt book it bec it was too late to check in?

If you did book it, but just weren't able to check in, then - as platinumguy said - you would be able to board the next flight even if there arent any available award seats.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Club2000 on July 12, 2012, 07:27:01 PM
Theo Book it but They only gave me a ticket # 30 minute after the flight had close and u was with luggage
I am now in middle if disputing by BA will how it goes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Club2000 on July 12, 2012, 07:29:50 PM
Why Aa would care to put u on the next flight for free when u have a BA ticket ?
Non of theire problem !!?

The truth is that I didn't think to try it was 1:30 min bfr next flight and I had to argue with Aa to issue me the ticket on the phone Bcs Ita was Si close tore flight they didn't want to
Online reservation works up to 120 min bfr departs
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Saver2000 on July 12, 2012, 07:39:33 PM
Why Aa would care to put u on the next flight for free when u have a BA ticket ?
Non of theire problem !!?

See this thread for others experiences
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14795.msg200769#msg200769
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 12, 2012, 08:01:26 PM
Why Aa would care to put u on the next flight for free when u have a BA ticket ?
Non of theire problem !!?
Call AA and ask them. All it takes is asking a checkin agent politely. Takes less than 1 minute. 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ari9 on July 13, 2012, 07:35:51 AM
I always add at the airport for domestic flights.
what about for international using avios?
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 13, 2012, 08:09:53 AM
what about for international using avios?
Then you are probably better off paying with avios, its cheaper
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 13, 2012, 09:15:55 AM
Then you are probably better off paying with avios, its cheaper
+1 and has to be done at the time or purchase online.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 15, 2012, 08:06:00 PM
How close to a flight can I cancel an Avios booking and get back the miles with the forfeiture of the taxes?

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 15, 2012, 08:07:08 PM
24 hours officially, unless you have a good excuse.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MarkS on July 17, 2012, 11:47:54 PM
Are there any ways to use Avios to go from PHL (or EWR) to YYZ?

AA doesn't seem to fly direct from either airport to Toronto.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on July 18, 2012, 12:41:16 AM
Are there any ways to use Avios to go from PHL (or EWR) to YYZ?

AA doesn't seem to fly direct from either airport to Toronto.


nope. It's LGA or JFK
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on July 30, 2012, 07:16:15 PM
how come when trying to book a diff passenger with my Avios points i cant change my name to his when it comes to the payment for taxes? it only shows my name, which means his CC wont work.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on August 01, 2012, 04:13:14 AM
how come when trying to book a diff passenger with my Avios points i cant change my name to his when it comes to the payment for taxes? it only shows my name, which means his CC wont work.
anyone can help me here?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on August 01, 2012, 10:28:49 AM
You need to use your cc
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on August 01, 2012, 10:43:16 AM
You need to use your cc
yes thats what im trying to do but it doesnt let me change the name . its automatically set to the account holder and i dont know how to change...ive made a few tickets on a few diff accounts and so far all thru paypal.
if you know how to change the name please let me know
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on August 01, 2012, 10:53:06 AM
Again, you need to use the account holders cc.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on August 01, 2012, 10:56:29 AM
Again, you need to use the account holders cc.
ok got it. i didnt realize i asked the question in a way that it was my accounts to make it simpler but it was other people accounts ...thanx
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on August 05, 2012, 06:30:47 AM
Recently I've seen that there was Avios added to my account and I only flew an award flight . Besides the fact that it apparently posted before I flew.
Can someone please explain to me this screen shot -

In first few transactions it says that in beg. Of July there was 2 redemption and then now redeposit of same amount??
Idk if these are mistakes or not so I don't want to call up yet.
 (http://img.tapatalk.com/5d608167-4ac8-fb39.jpg)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 05, 2012, 09:02:11 AM
Recently I've seen that there was Avios added to my account and I only flew an award flight . Besides the fact that it apparently posted before I flew.
Can someone please explain to me this screen shot -


Why would u post something that can easily identify you?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on August 05, 2012, 05:45:05 PM
Why would u post something that can easily identify you?
How can you identify me if you don't know my last name. The booking ref is useless. Especially since the happened already
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on August 05, 2012, 06:19:04 PM
How can you identify me if you don't know my last name. The booking ref is useless. Especially since the happened already
I assume he meant BA can identify you
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on August 05, 2012, 06:21:48 PM
I assume he meant BA can identify you
well in that case i dont really mind, because i dont think its a mistake, i just dont know what it is, and im ready to take the chance of posting it and if its a mistake they finding it here over me calling them and giving it to their hands.

@platinumguy: do u have any clue what those transactions mean?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Twin on August 05, 2012, 07:37:50 PM
is there way to go standby since its not showing seats avvilabel for 4,500
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: txtmax4 on August 05, 2012, 10:28:49 PM
is there way to go standby since its not showing seats avvilabel for 4,500
No.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on August 10, 2012, 09:12:57 AM
Does AA release  more seats to BA as it gets closer to the flight? At what point should I not expect any more seats to be released
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on August 10, 2012, 11:19:56 AM
Does AA release  more seats to BA as it gets closer to the flight? At what point should I not expect any more seats to be released
AA doesn't release to BA, it's the same as on AA.com in most cases.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishy36 on August 10, 2012, 05:51:17 PM
Does AA release  more seats to BA as it gets closer to the flight? At what point should I not expect any more seats to be released

i would imagine the opposite

once they have filled their awards quota they wont release anymore
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on August 10, 2012, 05:59:10 PM
once they have filled their awards quota they wont release anymore
-1
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on August 12, 2012, 12:40:50 AM
BA told me on the phone that their availability is not always the same as AA's lower tier (though every time I look, it is always the same)
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on August 12, 2012, 02:04:05 AM
BA told me on the phone that their availability is not always the same as AA's lower tier (though every time I look, it is always the same)
DROPR
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elay on August 12, 2012, 03:36:39 PM
what is the approximate value of ba miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yoel on August 13, 2012, 01:10:50 PM
All the time i see availability on AA and nothing on BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2012, 01:29:45 PM
All the time i see availability on AA and nothing on BA
It does happen, but more often than not it's a PEBKAC error.  Feel free to post examples here if you're so inclined:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14911
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishy36 on August 13, 2012, 07:19:41 PM
is there way to go standby since its not showing seats avvilabel for 4,500
No.

I just called AA to ask about going standby on an avios points booking and they confirmed me on an earlier flight for free - my flight is in 2 days
im not sure if this has anything to do with me being AA Exec Plat
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: telkup on August 14, 2012, 02:45:18 AM
FYI
The BA website very frequently changes availability...you may have to "skip ahead 7 days" then "skip back" but I am travelling to LGA over labor day and several times a week availability in various flights changed...keep checking
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MosheP on August 16, 2012, 09:58:24 AM
I read somewhere recently that BA only lets changes be made to a household account every 6 months. is this true? does anyone have experience with this?
From BA.com  16.1.7Once a Household Account is established, new member(s) may not be added or existing member(s) removed more than once every six months. A Household Account may not be dissolved or re-established more than once every six months.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mannypower on September 11, 2012, 03:47:05 PM
can i upgrade a flight i bought on AA for money with avios points?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on September 11, 2012, 03:53:38 PM
I booked LGA-CLE on BA the other day and it showed 7 award tickets available for every flight on both days I needed. I just went to see if I can add another person to my itinerary and both flights I had chosen still show 7 award tickets available.

(No question, just found it interesting.)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on September 11, 2012, 04:01:38 PM
7 is the max it can show.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: raf on September 12, 2012, 03:36:09 PM
i need to fly to detriot from new york on fri i wanted to use 4500 ba points but there is no availability i was wondering is there any way i can do anything to use my ba points?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on September 12, 2012, 07:34:01 PM
i need to fly to detriot from new york on fri i wanted to use 4500 ba points but there is no availability i was wondering is there any way i can do anything to use my ba points?

Nothing avail on AA, there is avail tomorrow at 10 something in the morning, if u could go then.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mb on September 14, 2012, 12:33:58 PM
I'm looking to book a flight from JFK-LAX using BA Avios.  There are only middle seats and preferred seats available.  If I book the ticket with Avios, will I be able to pay to upgrade to preferred seats?  What is the cost?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on September 14, 2012, 01:58:17 PM
I'm looking to book a flight from JFK-LAX using BA Avios.  There are only middle seats and preferred seats available.  If I book the ticket with Avios, will I be able to pay to upgrade to preferred seats?  What is the cost?

You should be able to book it all with ur avios, as prem economy.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mb on September 14, 2012, 03:45:51 PM
You should be able to book it all with ur avios, as prem economy.

BA advised me that one cannot book AA premium economy using avios. I booked a regular economy reservation and called AA who told me that I can't even pay for preferred seats if I wanted to.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mb on September 16, 2012, 02:30:15 PM
BA advised me that one cannot book AA premium economy using avios. I booked a regular economy reservation and called AA who told me that I can't even pay for preferred seats if I wanted to.

Thoughts?

No takers?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on September 20, 2012, 08:48:29 PM
I mistakenly booked a day earlier than i wanted. Usually BA would let me click the cancellation options button, and that would let me refund the ticket minus the $2.50 in taxes. Now it says it cant be canceled online and to call them. What are my options? Is there no way around paying a change/cancellation fee?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on September 21, 2012, 01:17:24 AM
How much does it normally cost to cancel?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on September 21, 2012, 01:26:35 AM
How much does it normally cost to cancel?

$40
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mb on September 21, 2012, 09:42:03 AM
BA advised me that one cannot book AA premium economy using avios. I booked a regular economy reservation and called AA who told me that I can't even pay for preferred seats if I wanted to.

Thoughts?

Bump
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mb on September 27, 2012, 10:31:53 AM
BA advised me that one cannot book AA premium economy using avios. I booked a regular economy reservation and called AA who told me that I can't even pay for preferred seats if I wanted to.

Thoughts?

Trying for the 3rd time...Only middle seats and preferred seats avail.  Anyone have any advice as to how I can get onto the preferred seats?  Even if I have to pay...No business/first/pre economy avail on BA anymore.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DrDanny on September 27, 2012, 10:42:18 AM
Don't select a seat and when you check in @a kiosk it should let you select bulkhead if not half hour before departure exit row is up for grabs or try the agent in the lounge
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mb on September 27, 2012, 11:44:52 AM
Don't select a seat and when you check in @a kiosk it should let you select bulkhead if not half hour before departure exit row is up for grabs or try the agent in the lounge

Will do...thx
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on September 30, 2012, 03:36:06 PM
I accidentally booked 8am flight instead of 2pm on return. Its after 24 hours since booking. What's my best option? 2 passengers

1. Cancel the return and rebook -$$ ??
2. Cancel the whole booking and rebook- $$ ??
3. Change flight time for inbound- $$ ??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on November 14, 2012, 11:40:37 AM
Not sure if this is davar yadua but BA does not charge fuel surcharges on flights within Europe.  Meaning I was able to get a flight on xmas day (when the eurostar isn't running nor are easyjet/ryanair flying) from London to Paris for only 4500 Avios plus the dastardly $22.50 APD.  Just checked and flights from LHR-FCO are only 7500 Avios plus the $22.50  Not a bad deal.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on November 21, 2012, 10:55:39 AM
I'm on mobile now and my search is not working.

Can you book an award flight for some one using your own ba account and cc?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AsherO on November 21, 2012, 01:35:24 PM
I'm on mobile now and my search is not working.

Can you book an award flight for some one using your own ba account and cc?

Yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on November 23, 2012, 02:49:08 AM
Yes.

I just tried doing this, and it won't let me. Could only check availability for the pass. on my account.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AsherO on November 23, 2012, 01:58:27 PM
I just tried doing this, and it won't let me. Could only check availability for the pass. on my account.

You don't check availability for a specific passenger, you check for a certain amount of passengers (1,2,3 etc), when you find lights you want to book, then part of the "checkout" process is inputting your pasengers' info and you can book for anyone as long as there are enough miles in the BA account.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on November 23, 2012, 02:20:17 PM
You don't check availability for a specific passenger, you check for a certain amount of passengers (1,2,3 etc), when you find lights you want to book, then part of the "checkout" process is inputting your pasengers' info and you can book for anyone as long as there are enough miles in the BA account.

Don't see what u are talking about. On my ba account which is a family membership account, i only see my name and other family names, which have a checkbox next to them b4 i check for availability. So i don't see a choice to put in passenger's names later.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Nitantnel on November 23, 2012, 03:09:08 PM
Don't see what u are talking about. On my ba account which is a family membership account, i only see my name and other family names, which have a checkbox next to them b4 i check for availability. So i don't see a choice to put in passenger's names later.
You need to break out of the family.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on November 23, 2012, 03:11:37 PM
You need to break out of the family.

Hahaha ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: popcorn1508 on November 25, 2012, 01:13:52 AM
is this good for aa flights international and could I transfer aa miles here
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on November 25, 2012, 01:45:43 AM
is this good for aa flights international and could I transfer aa miles here

1)BA could put you on a AA flight but beware crossing the Atlantic there is YQ
2)you cant transfer AA miles to BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on November 25, 2012, 09:32:15 AM
Does ba transfer to cathey Pacific 1:1?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: popcorn1508 on November 25, 2012, 02:26:00 PM
1)BA could put you on a AA flight but beware crossing the Atlantic there is YQ
2)you cant transfer AA miles to BA
what is a YQ
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on November 25, 2012, 02:28:00 PM
what is a YQ

Fuel Charge
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: popcorn1508 on November 25, 2012, 02:38:06 PM
thanks i know this is prob not the place to ask but whats the best way to fly to the carribean islands with miles or money
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dovy2 on November 25, 2012, 10:25:04 PM
are you planning on going soon? PM if yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Drago on November 26, 2012, 08:23:08 AM
Update on Air Berlin new routings.
Should be helpful for some ppl.

http://headforpoints.com/2012/11/26/airberlin-route-changes-for-2013-fewer-avios-redemptions-options/
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 30, 2012, 01:11:26 PM
thanks i know this is prob not the place to ask but whats the best way to fly to the carribean islands with miles or money
From where?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on December 02, 2012, 01:43:42 AM
Update on Air Berlin new routings.
Should be helpful for some ppl.

http://headforpoints.com/2012/11/26/airberlin-route-changes-for-2013-fewer-avios-redemptions-options/
Thanks!  Definitely positive news.  Should make easier than it already is for the NYC/TLV route.
Having done TLV-NYC a couple of times with them, I can't say I'm disappointed with them, they make it a lot higher on my list than Delta ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on December 03, 2012, 09:46:10 AM
NYC to MIA should be 4,500 or 7,500 Avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: myb821 on December 03, 2012, 09:46:24 AM
NYC to MIA should be 4,500 or 7,500 Avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: iattia on December 03, 2012, 11:35:16 AM
Hey, I'm trying to book a flight using BA miles from NYC to Argentina in march. I must be doing something wrong because it is showing me no availability at all even when I include "partners" in my search.
am I missing something, or it just really is that hard to find availability with BA miles?

Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on December 03, 2012, 11:53:37 AM
Hey, I'm trying to book a flight using BA miles from NYC to Argentina in march. I must be doing something wrong because it is showing me no availability at all even when I include "partners" in my search.
am I missing something, or it just really is that hard to find availability with BA miles?

Thanks!

There is no nonstops from NYC to EZE showing in that time period on AA for economy mile saaver awards. So it won't show on BA. Could be there is on LAN.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: iattia on December 03, 2012, 12:01:13 PM
thanks,

so i would be able to use BA miles on LAN?

It doesn't have to be a direct flight, but how do i search for flights with stopovers on BA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on December 03, 2012, 12:02:46 PM
so i would be able to use BA miles on LAN?

Yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: iattia on December 03, 2012, 12:18:32 PM
ok so I'm seeing flights on LAN.com but i dont know how to book using my BA miles. is there a thread you can point me to that will show me how this is done?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: eis517 on December 03, 2012, 12:37:44 PM
Does anyone know:  if I book a flight on AA using my Avios, and I need to change or cancel what the policies are?

Thanks,
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on December 03, 2012, 12:44:44 PM
Does anyone know:  if I book a flight on AA using my Avios, and I need to change or cancel what the policies are?

Thanks,

Cancelling is free provided that u do it 21 days in advance, changing is $40 - go figure...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: myb821 on December 03, 2012, 12:45:08 PM
Cancelling is free provided that u do it 21 days in advance, changing is $40 - go figure...
so cancel and rebook
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on December 03, 2012, 12:45:58 PM
so cancel and rebook

That is exactly what i did a few weeks ago.. Hence the "go figure..."

Although they won't refund u the $2.50 for the security fee.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on December 03, 2012, 12:48:12 PM
I will be flying between NY and CHI a few times per year. With BA it's 15K RT - I have a lot of UR and MR but before I transfer a considerable amount of MR at 30% I have 2 questions:

Is 15K the best of all FF for for ny-chi? I only care about the programs I can transfer UR or MR into.
How common is the 30% bonus? I am new to amex. I know there was a 40% recently. Does it get much better? Should I hedge and transfer just some MR or should I be stocking up on BA while I can.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: eis517 on December 03, 2012, 12:49:35 PM
That is exactly what i did a few weeks ago.. Hence the "go figure..."

Although they won't refund u the $2.50 for the security fee.

According the the BA website, it costs $40 to cancel and have the points redeposited

https://www.britishairways.com/travel/ecservicefeestbl/execclub/_gf/en_gb
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on December 03, 2012, 12:57:08 PM
According the the BA website, it costs $40 to cancel and have the points redeposited

https://www.britishairways.com/travel/ecservicefeestbl/execclub/_gf/en_gb

Now i'm confused, it makes more sense that way, but don't know why i wasn't charged.

From my inbox:
Fare refund: USD 0.00
Tax refund: USD 2.50
Less cancellation fee: USD 2.50
Total refund due: USD 0.00


Refunded to card type: Visa Credit
Refunded to card number: ************3743

The value will appear on the card account in the near future.

-------------------------
Avios points information
-------------------------
25000 Avios points will be refunded to your account within 24 hours.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: eis517 on December 03, 2012, 01:00:56 PM
I want to book tickets for Pesach from NYC to YYZ (2 adults and 1 infant would be 18900+$133). But not 100% sure we are going.   But at $40/person it doesnt make sense to book if we might have to cancel.....
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on December 03, 2012, 01:03:19 PM
Is 15K the best of all FF for for ny-chi? I only care about the programs I can transfer UR or MR into.

From the major FF programs yes, although low cost like southwest could be good too from UR. If u get a hand on SPG points than LAN is above all others.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on December 04, 2012, 02:14:28 AM
Now i'm confused, it makes more sense that way, but don't know why i wasn't charged.

From my inbox:
Fare refund: USD 0.00
Tax refund: USD 2.50
Less cancellation fee: USD 2.50
Total refund due: USD 0.00


Refunded to card type: Visa Credit
Refunded to card number: ************3743

The value will appear on the card account in the near future.

-------------------------
Avios points information
-------------------------
25000 Avios points will be refunded to your account within 24 hours.

i also was wondering. i cancelled a few times after 24 hours of booking and got back points pretty quickly and refund of taxes. no other charges
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DrDanny on December 04, 2012, 02:25:56 AM
From the major FF programs yes, although low cost like southwest could be good too from UR. If u get a hand on SPG points than LAN is above all others.
Not after you factor in MR transfer bonuses
Which are not all the time but quite often nonetheless
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on December 04, 2012, 08:13:33 AM
I want to book tickets for Pesach from NYC to YYZ (2 adults and 1 infant would be 18900+$133). But not 100% sure we are going.   But at $40/person it doesnt make sense to book if we might have to cancel.....

Wait it out another few months, short-haul awards usually stick around for a while.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on December 04, 2012, 10:51:45 AM
Now i'm confused, it makes more sense that way, but don't know why i wasn't charged.

From my inbox:
Fare refund: USD 0.00
Tax refund: USD 2.50
Less cancellation fee: USD 2.50
Total refund due: USD 0.00


Refunded to card type: Visa Credit
Refunded to card number: ************3743

The value will appear on the card account in the near future.

-------------------------
Avios points information
-------------------------
25000 Avios points will be refunded to your account within 24 hours.

It's a bug.
Enjoy.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on December 17, 2012, 08:25:45 PM
If I book 2 separate tickets with BA on AA, a flight from MSP-ORD, and connecting to ORD-BDL (1:30 minute connection), will AA check my luggage straight through?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on December 17, 2012, 08:42:08 PM
Yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SGF on December 17, 2012, 11:41:49 PM
i also was wondering. i cancelled a few times after 24 hours of booking and got back points pretty quickly and refund of taxes. no other charges
BA told me I can cancel up to 24 before the flight and they will refund the mileage but not the taxes. I guess the taxes is like the cancellation fee thats probably why it showed up that way on the CC
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on December 21, 2012, 09:53:25 AM
If a cancel a ba ticket within 24 hours of making the reservation will i get back the taxes?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on December 21, 2012, 09:54:35 AM
If a cancel a ba ticket within 24 hours will i get back the taxes?
Yuppers
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on December 21, 2012, 09:58:32 AM
Yuppers
Im assuming you thought i meant within 24 hours of my flight but i meant within 24 hours of reservation which I guess is a kol shicain that it you get it back
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on December 21, 2012, 11:10:50 AM
I assume you meant what you really did mean
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jkhein on December 22, 2012, 04:30:26 PM
why is it not giving me any Air Berlin connections JFK-TLV?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on January 12, 2013, 10:31:49 PM
How long is the transfer time from MR to BA? I have someone who needs a ticket booked ASAP (I have my own account which I can use worst case) but he has MR.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 12, 2013, 10:33:04 PM
How long is the transfer time from MR to BA? I have someone who needs a ticket booked ASAP (I have my own account which I can use worst case) but he has MR.
usually instantly. (u have to log out and in again of BA)
but recently it took longer for me and it can take up to 24 hours
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on January 12, 2013, 10:40:14 PM
usually instantly. (u have to log out and in again of BA)
but recently it took longer for me and it can take up to 24 hours
Thanks for the quick response! will try..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on January 12, 2013, 10:46:26 PM
Instant IME
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on January 12, 2013, 11:06:22 PM
Instant IME
Thanks, went through instantly.

Where can I check if it ticketed.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on January 12, 2013, 11:50:21 PM
If it shows up on AA.com can I assume it is ticketed?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 13, 2013, 01:07:26 AM
If it shows up on AA.com can I assume it is ticketed?
usually. does it say ticketed?
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on January 13, 2013, 02:14:56 AM
usually. does it say ticketed?
Don't know where to look. I told passenger to call aa.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on January 13, 2013, 02:17:01 AM
Don't know where to look. I told passenger to call aa.

When u enter the passenger name and record locator #, it would say on the right if ticketed.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sam28 on January 13, 2013, 02:27:33 PM
how many ba points u need for a ticket from nyc to fll they r showing 25k it used to be 15k a roud trip did it change ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 13, 2013, 02:41:06 PM
how many ba points u need for a ticket from nyc to fll they r showing 25k it used to be 15k a roud trip did it change ?
direct? economy?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sam28 on January 13, 2013, 02:43:08 PM
yes
Title: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A3 on January 13, 2013, 02:51:49 PM
how many ba points u need for a ticket from nyc to fll they r showing 25k it used to be 15k a roud trip did it change ?

Different then "direct"... Is the flight "non stop"?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sam28 on January 13, 2013, 02:54:01 PM
yes
Title: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A3 on January 13, 2013, 03:13:56 PM
yes

Still looked like it should be 15k to me. Maybe one way is non stop and one way not.
I only checked one way but this is what I got.
I'm on my phone and at work so couldn't check em all.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on January 13, 2013, 05:27:20 PM
how many ba points u need for a ticket from nyc to fll they r showing 25k it used to be 15k a roud trip did it change ?

JFK-MIA/FLL = 15K RT.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 13, 2013, 06:45:54 PM
JFK/LGA-MIA/FLL = 15K RT.
FTFY

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Drago on January 14, 2013, 10:30:35 AM
Anyone know what the redeposit fee for canceling from Phuket to HKG would be?
The page here seems to say 1,220 Baht, but I've seen that cancellations in the US don't cost the $40 they say it will.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/ecservicefeestbl/public/en_gb
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rg on January 14, 2013, 10:49:10 AM
hi, need urgent help.
trying to book flight from cdg to jfk on march 13 with AA at 17.10 pm.
have a lot of amex reward and 7500 AA advantage points. On AA.com they want 20.000 miles plus $87 in taxes.
On ba.com they want $ 276 in taxes and 20.000 avios.  How can I book this flight with the points I have?
thanks for helping
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on January 14, 2013, 10:50:37 AM
hi, need urgent help.
trying to book flight from cdg to jfk on march 13 with AA at 17.10 pm.
have a lot of amex reward and 7500 AA advantage points. On AA.com they want 20.000 miles plus $87 in taxes.
On ba.com they want $ 276 in taxes and 20.000 avios.  How can I book this flight with the points I have?
thanks for helping

MR doesn't transfer into AA so you cannot book with AA.

You can use you MR to transfer into Avios and book that way.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on January 14, 2013, 10:52:23 AM
hi, need urgent help.
trying to book flight from cdg to jfk on march 13 with AA at 17.10 pm.
have a lot of amex reward and 7500 AA advantage points. On AA.com they want 20.000 miles plus $87 in taxes.
On ba.com they want $ 276 in taxes and 20.000 avios.  How can I book this flight with the points I have?
thanks for helping

There is no way around the $276 on ba, they charge fuel surcharge when u travel across the atlantic on american, the only places u could go to without the charge is DUB, DUS and TXL.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 14, 2013, 10:54:10 AM
There is no way around the $276 on ba, they charge fuel surcharge when u travel across the atlantic on american, the only places u could go to without the charge is DUB, DUS and TXL.
From DUB, DUS and TXL you can go anywhere in Europe without YQ.  Just book em separately
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on January 14, 2013, 10:58:37 AM
From DUB, DUS and TXL you can go anywhere in Europe without YQ.  Just book em separately

Right, forget to mention that point.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rg on January 14, 2013, 11:06:55 AM
thanks so much for your help
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 16, 2013, 04:21:24 PM
Flying on AA, how do I bring up my Avios reservation on AA.com?
I just enter my BA confirmation number?
It doesn't bring it up.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 16, 2013, 04:23:03 PM
Flying on AA, how do I bring up my Avios reservation on AA.com?
I just enter my BA confirmation number?
It doesn't bring it up.
You need your AA record located.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 16, 2013, 04:23:15 PM
Flying on AA, how do I bring up my Avios reservation on AA.com?
I just enter my BA confirmation number?
It doesn't bring it up.
Login to your AA account and you'll be able to plugin the details without a PNR.
Use Finnair.com to change the FFN.
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 16, 2013, 04:25:26 PM
Flying on AA, how do I bring up my Avios reservation on AA.com?
I just enter my BA confirmation number?
It doesn't bring it up.
checkmytrip.com but in the ba number then Press view details and it'll show u the AA reservation number

Login to your AA account and you'll be able to plugin the details without a PNR.
Use Finnair.com to change the FFN.
Why would u change the FFN?
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 16, 2013, 04:27:28 PM

Why would u change the FFN?
To get free bag,  priority boarding.
Title: Re: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 16, 2013, 04:37:13 PM
To get free bag,  priority boarding.
u get priority anyways
Title: Re: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 16, 2013, 04:56:47 PM
u get priority anyways
Why?

Title: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A3 on January 16, 2013, 05:05:00 PM
Why?

It's a glitch when using Avios. Ur AA ticket will say priority acess
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on January 16, 2013, 05:06:11 PM
It's a glitch when using Avios. Ur AA ticket will say priority acess

Good to know as I just booked such tickets. Does it also say free bag? Assuming not.
Title: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A3 on January 16, 2013, 05:08:12 PM
Good to know as I just booked such tickets. Does it also say free bag? Assuming not.
In the very beginning of Avios. It said it on the conf email. But not any more. No free bag
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 16, 2013, 06:30:50 PM
To get free bag,  priority boarding.
And select seats?
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 16, 2013, 06:36:03 PM
And select seats?
yup on aa.com
Title: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 16, 2013, 06:48:59 PM
checkmytrip.com but in the ba number then Press view details and it'll show u the AA reservation number

Thats something you can do just by logging in to your AA account, as Dan said. You enter the flight number and date, and the PNR shows up, but it wont allow you to edit pass info.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 16, 2013, 06:59:03 PM

Use Finnair.com to change the FFN.
Thanks for your help.
One interesting thing to note, you cant change the FFN # of the primary passenger of the reservation, seems like it has to be linked to the BA account where you redeemed the Avios from.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 16, 2013, 08:05:47 PM
Thanks for your help.
One interesting thing to note, you cant change the FFN # of the primary passenger of the reservation, seems like it has to be linked to the BA account where you redeemed the Avios from.
-1.
That only happens IME if you delete the BA FFN when booking the BA ticket.
If you would have left the BA FFN when booking the ticket then Finnair can change it.
CMIIW.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 16, 2013, 08:48:32 PM
Could be. I left it with the original BA # when I booked.


You probably meant to say "if you 'dont' delete".
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yitzf on January 16, 2013, 11:51:23 PM
Could be. I left it with the original BA # when I booked.


You probably meant to say "if you 'dont' delete".

I just did it like Dan said, didn't delete anything on BA*, then went to Finnair and was able to change to AA FFN.
Might be a little different because Pax is not the BA account holder...but is the only one on the reservation.

*actually changed the BA FFN from account holder (which was prefilled) to Pax BA FFN
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on January 17, 2013, 12:05:38 AM
u get priority anyways
Y
That bug was supposedly quashed.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: alpicone on January 17, 2013, 02:25:24 PM
-1.
That only happens IME if you delete the BA FFN when booking the BA ticket.
If you would have left the BA FFN when booking the ticket then Finnair can change it.
CMIIW.

Worked like a charm!

The BA website still shows the BA FFN but on both AA and Finnair it shows the AA FFN.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2013, 02:31:05 PM
Worked like a charm!

The BA website still shows the BA FFN but on both AA and Finnair it shows the AA FFN.
Did you leave or delete the BA FFN when booking your ticket?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: alpicone on January 17, 2013, 05:21:52 PM
Did you leave or delete the BA FFN when booking your ticket?
I left the BA FFN number when I booked the ticket.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 17, 2013, 05:49:48 PM
Than its interesting whyit wont allow to change it for me.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2013, 09:58:43 PM
Than its interesting whyit wont allow to change it for me.
Maybe you deleted it by accident ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 17, 2013, 10:50:00 PM
Maybe you deleted it by accident ;)
Doubt it. But to clarify, I'm not the BA account holder, its under my dad's name.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 17, 2013, 10:53:40 PM
and if u change to AA number , they think it was booked thru aadvantage points? allowing you to make a free change to a dif flight?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: andrew on January 18, 2013, 08:54:39 AM
Any way to put in a different credit card holder name then the account holder name?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on January 18, 2013, 09:37:49 AM
Any way to put in a different credit card holder name then the account holder name?
not recommended
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 18, 2013, 10:01:12 AM
If its legit, (for example, I use my father's account) I'm not worried, but still, it doesn't allow me to change the cardholder's name.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: andrew on January 20, 2013, 12:55:02 PM
not recommended
understood but for using eg my fathers account and want to use my credit card how do i do that?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on January 20, 2013, 03:36:29 PM
Quick Q- Can anyone remind me...
can you check in for a AA flight booked on BA at AA.com?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on January 20, 2013, 03:37:14 PM
Quick Q- Can anyone remind me...
can you check in for a AA flight booked on BA at AA.com?

Yup, done it many times.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on January 20, 2013, 03:40:15 PM
Yup, done it many times.

Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: edgeman on January 20, 2013, 09:34:24 PM
checkmytrip.com but in the ba number then Press view details and it'll show u the AA reservation number

I'm not seeing an aa confirmation number. Are using the desktop site or some other site? anyone know of a way to pull up the aa confirmation number? assuming you cant login to an aadvantage account to pull up the booking
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 20, 2013, 09:37:51 PM
I'm not seeing an aa confirmation number. Are using the desktop site or some other site? anyone know of a way to pull up the aa confirmation number? assuming you cant login to an aadvantage account to pull up the booking
Both mobile and not. Go to the + sign for more details of flight and ull see it
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on January 20, 2013, 09:38:57 PM
checkmytrip.com put in the ba number then Press view details and it'll show u the AA reservation number
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yitzf on January 20, 2013, 10:23:04 PM
Thanks guys, I booked with Avios on AA and was able to switch the FFN to AA as referenced above, and although BA would not let me choose seats, I got my AA ticket locator from checkmytrip.com and was able to change my seats on AA.com.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MrsZev on January 24, 2013, 12:00:21 AM
I just called AA to ask about going standby on an avios points booking and they confirmed me on an earlier flight for free - my flight is in 2 days
im not sure if this has anything to do with me being AA Exec Plat

I need to go CHI-PHL in March, and think Avios is my best option (15K & $5). However, the only outbound is at 10:45 pm. Has anyone else had luck getting moved to an earlier flight? Any advice on making that happen, Moishy?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on January 24, 2013, 02:28:27 PM
any idea when the next 30-50% transfer bonus from amex to ba is?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 25, 2013, 11:36:57 AM
Anyone recently cancelled a BA ticket and got refunded the tax?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 29, 2013, 07:11:53 PM
Quick Q- Can anyone remind me...
can you check in for a AA flight booked on BA at AA.com?
Yup, done it many times.
Why dont they let me check in? The checkin button is not clickable.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on January 29, 2013, 07:41:24 PM
Why dont they let me check in? The checkin button is not clickable.
on AA.com or BA.com? You'll need your AA locator to check in on AA.com
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 29, 2013, 07:53:14 PM
on AA.com or BA.com? You'll need your AA locator to check in on AA.com
Never mind... was a Jnet issue...
Thanks anyway!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on January 30, 2013, 12:28:41 AM
What happens if someone that's obese wants to buy a ticket with avios but he can't really fit in one seat? Does he have to buy 2 or is there a rule about it?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on January 30, 2013, 12:32:26 AM
What happens if someone that's obese wants to buy a ticket with avios but he can't really fit in one seat? Does he have to buy 2 or is there a rule about it?

What makes that an avios specific question? More of a general question, no? Do u have to buy 2 when u buy direct?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 30, 2013, 12:33:05 AM
What happens if someone that's obese wants to buy a ticket with avios but he can't really fit in one seat? Does he have to buy 2 or is there a rule about it?
Whats the difference if he buys it with avios or cash?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on January 30, 2013, 05:59:05 AM
And what happens if he buys 2 tickets, and upon boarding he learns that they assigned him 1 seat in row 1 and the other seat in row 10?
Is there anything he could do?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yitzf on January 30, 2013, 01:56:34 PM
And what happens if he buys 2 tickets, and upon boarding he learns that they assigned him 1 seat in row 1 and the other seat in row 10?
Is there anything he could do?

Get your seats beforehand.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on January 30, 2013, 03:06:32 PM
I need to book 2 passengers on an AA flight via BA. The flight I need only has 1 award ticket left, but there is another flight earlier in the day with award availability (which I absolutely can not use). It was suggested to me that I should book 1 pax on each flight and then sdc from the earlier flight to the later one for the 2nd pax. I checked regular availability for that later flight, and there's at least 6 seats available.

1. The earlier flight is at 8:50 AM, can I already call to sdc the night before?
2. What happens if there are no seats available on the later flight? Would I be able to cancel both tickets and get refunded, or would it be too late for that?
3. Are there any fees to sdc an award ticket? AA.com is a bit ambiguous on this.

I have zero experience with sdc so any help would be appreciated. I had originally posted in the award ticket thread, but this seemed like a better place for my followup. Thanks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 30, 2013, 10:54:47 PM
And what happens if he buys 2 tickets, and upon boarding he learns that they assigned him 1 seat in row 1 and the other seat in row 10?
Is there anything he could do?
You book both seats on the same record with the second passenger listed as EXTRASEATMR etc. Airlines have policies for such cases.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 30, 2013, 11:02:00 PM
I have a 3:59PM flight from YYZ - LGA, is it possible (what are the chances) I could go standby on the 11AM to JFK?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 31, 2013, 12:07:07 PM
I have a 3:59PM flight from YYZ - LGA, is it possible (what are the chances) I could go standby on the 11AM to JFK?
BUMP
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on January 31, 2013, 02:25:18 PM
YMMV i've had success doing the same from yul
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 31, 2013, 02:27:22 PM
YMMV i've had success doing the same from yul
The fact that I want to change from LGA to JFk makes a difference?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on January 31, 2013, 02:47:55 PM
The fact that I want to change from LGA to JFk makes a difference?
no, it depends on the mood of the ticketing agent
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: andrew on February 10, 2013, 02:49:28 PM
How can one book ONLINE  a OW tlv - berlin leaving the 12TH and berlin - nyc on the 13TH (within 24 hours of arrival to berlin)?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Drago on February 10, 2013, 02:53:27 PM
How can one book ONLINE  a OW tlv - berlin leaving the 12TH and berlin - nyc on the 13TH (within 24 hours of arrival to berlin)?
24 hrs make no diff w/ BA. Every leg is charged sep.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: andrew on February 10, 2013, 03:02:39 PM
Understood, but how could it be booked together?  It seems like the search will only show an itinerary if the arrival and departure are on the same date, is there a way to book my itinerary
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on February 10, 2013, 03:05:37 PM
Why do you need it booked "together."
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: andrew on February 10, 2013, 03:07:59 PM
Why do you need it booked "together."
because if i want to change or cancel it would be one fee
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 10, 2013, 03:08:53 PM
because if i want to change or cancel it would be one fee
Try over the phone and ask them to waive the fee.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on February 11, 2013, 03:14:00 PM
Is there any way to force the system to show flights that I confirmed are available on AA with BA? For example, Tomorrow from ORD-LGA, the last flight showing is 3:30pm, and I want to go at 4:50pm. BA says its available, but its not showing....?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 11, 2013, 03:17:25 PM
Is there any way to force the system to show flights that I confirmed are available on AA with BA? For example, Tomorrow from ORD-LGA, the last flight showing is 3:30pm, and I want to go at 4:50pm. BA says its available, but its not showing....?
PUTPAC
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on February 12, 2013, 03:08:48 PM
I see on aa availability for two people on a certain flight from YUL to JFK, but when i try to do it through ba they show that only 1 reward seat is open, doesn't ba get all the saaver seats that u could get on aa?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 12, 2013, 03:18:46 PM
Strange indeed
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 12, 2013, 03:43:47 PM
They don't always show everything. You need to PUTPAC.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on February 12, 2013, 07:21:39 PM
They don't always show everything. You need to PUTPAC.

Tried that, they hocked me a chainik that not everything that is on aa, will be on ba etc..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on February 12, 2013, 07:33:54 PM
That is very weird.

EF and BA both show 1 seat available on AA4444, but AA is returning 2 seats.

Maybe ask in the EF thread?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on February 14, 2013, 12:48:41 AM
I see on aa availability for two people on a certain flight from YUL to JFK, but when i try to do it through ba they show that only 1 reward seat is open, doesn't ba get all the saaver seats that u could get on aa?

Still same exact thing, don't know why i thought maybe it would update itself to show the real availability. Am i able to book on ba a different flight for that day, and then call up aa and switch it for free to the one i want, cuz they have it open?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on February 14, 2013, 09:43:05 AM
how often is there a amex to ba transfer bonus?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MrsZev on February 14, 2013, 11:02:21 AM
Is there a way to book a domestic AA flight with a connection using Avios?

Scenario: LGA-ORD Thurs-Sun, the only directs are in the AM, we want evening flights. AA.com shows itineraries with connections, but short of booking 2 legs on BA.com (defeats the purpose of using Avios for domestic flights), I can't see how to book a flight with a connection using Avios.

(Yes I searched... a lot.)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2013, 11:12:24 AM
What's the difference between booking it as 2 flights?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SGF on February 14, 2013, 11:52:09 AM
Is there a way to book a domestic AA flight with a connection using Avios?

Scenario: LGA-ORD Thurs-Sun, the only directs are in the AM, we want evening flights. AA.com shows itineraries with connections, but short of booking 2 legs on BA.com (defeats the purpose of using Avios for domestic flights), I can't see how to book a flight with a connection using Avios.

(Yes I searched... a lot.)
Try over the phone and ask them to waive the fee.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MrsZev on February 14, 2013, 01:24:45 PM
Tried that, they hocked me a chainik that not everything that is on aa, will be on ba etc..

Got the same response...

If I can find AA award availability on AA.com, shouldn't I also see it on BA.com? Must it be the 12500-level seats?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: momo on February 14, 2013, 01:37:08 PM
Yes it must be at the 12500 level.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 14, 2013, 02:54:01 PM
I have a 3:59PM flight from YYZ - LGA, is it possible (what are the chances) I could go standby on the 11AM to JFK?
There was a 11:20am and 1:10pm flight to JFK. So i tried to go stanby at checkin, no go. Tried at the club, no go. Then went to the gate and the 11:20 flight was delayed and boom GA put me on stand by and right when they started boarding I went to GA and got my ticket issued. 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smew911 on February 16, 2013, 01:17:57 AM
Looking for advice how to go about booking a flight from NYC to Miami next month using Avios. I saw someone previously mention being able to get RT for 15k points.  How is that possible, I only see mostly 25K one way with best case being 12.5K via AA.com.  Travel dates 3/28-3/31

...or should I use UR point

Any help greatly appreciated!!!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on February 16, 2013, 07:08:18 PM
Looking for advice how to go about booking a flight from NYC to Miami next month using Avios. I saw someone previously mention being able to get RT for 15k points.  How is that possible, I only see mostly 25K one way with best case being 12.5K via AA.com.  Travel dates 3/28-3/31

...or should I use UR point

Any help greatly appreciated!!!
its gotta be direct for 15k RT
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smew911 on February 16, 2013, 07:44:43 PM
Sorry, I'm new to this and don't understand what you mean by direct.  Do I call up BA and book through them and it will come out to 15K RT? (If I can find an award flight on those dates)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 16, 2013, 07:49:52 PM
Direct = no stopover
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smew911 on February 16, 2013, 08:06:22 PM
Right so it has to be a direct flight but when I go to AA.com and search for an AA advantage Reward / Milessaver flight, I see 12.5K and 25K points option but just one way not RT.  I guess I just dont understand how to use the Avios points to get anything close to 15K RT from NY to Fl
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 16, 2013, 08:54:12 PM
From the becoming: you are booking an aa flight but using ba miles. As such aa's millage requirements are not relevant. You need to find direct saaver availability on aa (they will show 12.5k each way). Then go to ba.com to book for 15k RT
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smew911 on February 16, 2013, 11:43:30 PM
Thanks so much Ergel!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on February 17, 2013, 04:12:44 PM
how do i book a ticket with avios but on ibira to avoid fees
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Name Changed on February 17, 2013, 04:33:29 PM
how do i book a ticket with avios but on ibira to avoid fees
It gotta be avail on BA.com

Search AA.com to see if you. Could find that flight

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on February 17, 2013, 05:06:36 PM
It gotta be avail on BA.com

Search AA.com to see if you. Could find that flight

i see it on ba not aa
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Menucha on February 17, 2013, 05:56:16 PM
Ergel, whats best to book direct to tlv using UR?
Transfer to ANA or Avios? United? Delta?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on February 17, 2013, 06:05:30 PM
Ergel, whats best to book direct to tlv using UR?
Transfer to ANA or Avios? United? Delta?
id like to know that answer as well
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 17, 2013, 06:14:15 PM
Why did I become the expert? And this ain't the correct thread. All your answers will be here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3722.0
ETA: misread your post. UA is best option if you can find availability
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 17, 2013, 06:22:01 PM
Ergel, whats best to book direct to tlv using UR?
Transfer to ANA or Avios? United? Delta?
UR transfer to UA and its 80k direct in economy and 120k round trip.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on February 18, 2013, 12:52:14 AM
how do i book a ticket with avios but on ibira to avoid fees
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22325 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22325)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on February 18, 2013, 10:57:16 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22325 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22325)

thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: karen on February 18, 2013, 11:12:05 AM
Do anyone know the best ways to use Avois from Boston? Especially to Caribbean Islands. I am trying to find a way to use my Avois points.  :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on February 18, 2013, 11:14:39 AM
Do anyone know the best ways to use Avois from Boston? Especially to Caribbean Islands. I am trying to find a way to use my Avois points.  :)

Are you open to suggestions? Or just the Caribbean?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: karen on February 18, 2013, 11:29:12 AM
Are you open to suggestions? Or just the Caribbean?
I am open to suggestions. Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 18, 2013, 11:52:24 AM
I am open to suggestions. Thanks!
YVR in CX F sounds nice.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 18, 2013, 11:56:46 AM
She wants to go somewhere warm so you send her on a wild goose chase to fly a nice product somewhere cold?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: karen on February 18, 2013, 12:00:05 PM
She wants to go somewhere warm so you send her on a wild goose chase to fly a nice product somewhere cold?
Right, I prefer somewhere warm. I hate Boston's cold weather  :(.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: karen on February 18, 2013, 12:02:30 PM
YVR in CX F sounds nice.
It is good destination for summer months, especially for cruise. How many avois points does it need from Bos to YVR?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 18, 2013, 12:03:31 PM
To fly that route you'd have to connect in NY. 9k + 75k (in first)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yossi4k on February 23, 2013, 10:59:44 PM
Trying to book ba for friend. Is it safer to book with my miles and his cc or transfer the miles to him (if possible)?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on February 23, 2013, 11:00:49 PM
Trying to book ba for friend. Is it safer to book with my miles and his cc or transfer the miles to him (if possible)?

I don't believe you can transfer from your BA account. I'd book with your miles and your CC.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yossi4k on February 23, 2013, 11:05:24 PM
I don't believe you can transfer from your BA account. I'd book with your miles and your CC.
thanx..is that officially allowed to be done by the ba?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on February 24, 2013, 12:05:02 AM
thanx..is that officially allowed to be done by the ba?

The only thing that can't be done AFAIK is selling the ticket.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on February 26, 2013, 09:09:19 PM
hi never booking with avios points, i'm trying to search for aa flights on ba.com they keep telling me they dont fly to lax from nyc how do I search for partner flights on ba?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 26, 2013, 09:15:47 PM
Search AA flights on AA.com and whatever Saver is open, that's what you can book on BA.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on February 26, 2013, 09:21:01 PM
is there supposed to be an option on bA.com to search for partners?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 26, 2013, 09:23:36 PM
is there supposed to be an option on bA.com to search for partners?
It shows up automatically.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on February 27, 2013, 09:38:31 AM
is there supposed to be an option on bA.com to search for partners?

IME you may have to pick a different date a couple of days away and then once the results come up, click on your date.

Anyone else have to do that??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Nafster on February 27, 2013, 04:11:27 PM
Has anyone had success (or heard of someone) making an open jaw ticket from NYC to TLV using Iberia and have a 1 or more day stopover in Madrid, using Avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on February 27, 2013, 06:34:56 PM
Has anyone had success (or heard of someone) making an open jaw ticket from NYC to TLV using Iberia and have a 1 or more day stopover in Madrid, using Avios?

Isn't Iberia distance based, same as BA, so it doesn't matter between a stopover or 2 separate tickets?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2013, 07:46:17 PM
Isn't Iberia distance based, same as BA, so it doesn't matter between a stopover or 2 separate tickets?
Yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on March 02, 2013, 09:41:41 PM
If I booked a ticket on ba from ny to cle and missed the flight from ny to cle is the return still valid? Cuz when I check online it seems to b
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on March 03, 2013, 10:34:35 AM
now i see the ticket is canceled, why didnt it open up? sud i call so see if they wud let me re book it?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mclovin on March 04, 2013, 05:04:01 PM
can i cancel a ticket after i fly the first half and get back the remaining miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mclovin on March 06, 2013, 09:50:15 AM
can i cancel a ticket after i fly the first half and get back the remaining miles?
?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on March 07, 2013, 12:01:00 AM
I have a AA ticket for tomorrow  that got rescheduled due to the weather. He doesn't want the flight now till next week since he won't get there on time tomorrow. The problem is he doesn't know when next week he needs to change the ticket too. AA told me that they can't change it, even though they probably could, it won't help since he doesn't know when to change it.
BA ain't open now.

Option # 1 Call a BA office that is open now so I could cancel or rebook the flight fee free.

Option # 2 Call BA early in the morning before the flight leaves to change it.

Any advice or ideas?   

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on March 07, 2013, 12:14:26 AM
I have a AA ticket for tomorrow  that got rescheduled due to the weather. He doesn't want the flight now till next week since he won't get there on time tomorrow. The problem is he doesn't know when next week he needs to change the ticket too. AA told me that they can't change it, even though they probably could, it won't help since he doesn't know when to change it.
BA ain't open now.

Option # 1 Call a BA office that is open now so I could cancel or rebook the flight fee free.

Option # 2 Call BA early in the morning before the flight leaves to change it.

Any advice or ideas?   


seems like those are your only options, I personally would call now
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on March 07, 2013, 12:20:13 AM
seems like those are your only options, I personally would call now
What reason could there be not to call now??  International calling charges?!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on March 07, 2013, 12:21:43 AM
What reason could there be not to call now??  International calling charges?!
Which office is open now?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on March 07, 2013, 12:38:49 AM
Which office is open now?
Called the Japan office. They said they can't do anything for me since I need to speak to US Dept. and since they are not open now you will get fully refunded and be able to change the ticket.

Can I go to sleep now and I'll be fine or ........
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mclovin on March 07, 2013, 11:19:16 AM
can i cancel a ticket after i fly the first half and get back the remaining miles?
flying on cathay
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mclovin on March 07, 2013, 11:53:09 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=26147.0 this was exactly my question. what would happen. it seems like i got my answer
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DrDanny on March 12, 2013, 12:55:57 PM
I've heard two reports of people getting 1 free bag at DTW today
(different flights)
I wonder if anything changed
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: am32 on March 12, 2013, 01:03:45 PM
I need to book 4 AA tickets but I waited too long and now the flights  I want have only 2 or 3 reward seats respectively.  Was thinking of booking them simultaneously in 2 transactions (like 2BM).  Has anyone done this or have any thoughts if this will work or not.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on March 12, 2013, 02:02:53 PM
I've heard two reports of people getting 1 free bag at DTW today
(different flights)
I wonder if anything changed
+1
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: RJ898 on March 12, 2013, 03:13:21 PM
Can I add a baby at the airport for free JFK-YYZ? It's not domestic so I'm assuming there would be different rules...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on March 12, 2013, 03:21:34 PM
Can I add a baby at the airport for free JFK-YYZ? It's not domestic so I'm assuming there would be different rules...
you need to pay the taxes,  I've done it before at the airport, but you can do it over the fone as well
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: RJ898 on March 12, 2013, 03:22:11 PM
you need to pay the taxes,  I've done it before at the airport, but you can do it over the fone as well
What's cheaper? Miles or 10% of the flight?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on March 12, 2013, 03:29:27 PM
What's cheaper? Miles or 10% of the flight?
taxes are abt 17$
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: RJ898 on March 12, 2013, 03:30:45 PM
taxes are abt 17$
Thanks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on March 12, 2013, 05:02:00 PM
you need to pay the taxes,  I've done it before at the airport, but you can do it over the fone as well
IME was a real pain to do at the airport, almost missed my flight
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on March 12, 2013, 06:57:15 PM
IME was a real pain to do at the airport, almost missed my flight
+1, gotta leave time for that if you didn't do it over the phone
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: shimbo on March 14, 2013, 11:57:42 AM
I am trying to book and AA ticklet with avios, I see sAAver availability on AA's website (with a stopover) for a domestic ticket 12.5k each way, but that award is not showing on BA. Is it because there is a stopover?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2013, 12:05:10 PM
I am trying to book and AA ticklet with avios, I see sAAver availability on AA's website (with a stopover) for a domestic ticket 12.5k each way, but that award is not showing on BA. Is it because there is a stopover?
Yes. Book them separately.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on March 14, 2013, 12:06:30 PM
I am trying to book and AA ticklet with avios, I see sAAver availability on AA's website (with a stopover) for a domestic ticket 12.5k each way, but that award is not showing on BA. Is it because there is a stopover?

Did you try to search with a different date and then click back to your desired date with calendar from results page?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: nutcase on April 05, 2013, 03:45:23 PM
Yes. Book them separately.
if booked separate don't you pay double the miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2013, 03:53:49 PM
BA always charges for each segment, doesn't matter if it's together or separate.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: aarongrey on April 05, 2013, 04:16:52 PM
I am looking into buying a good amount of BA miles. I have recently been "warned" that they have started cracking down on the whole system. Is this something to worry about?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 05, 2013, 04:40:34 PM
Hope not since I want to sell some...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on April 05, 2013, 04:56:52 PM
Hope not since I want to sell some...

they did start cracking down, just lost my account with them a couple of weeks ago ;(
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on April 06, 2013, 11:53:07 PM
i was looking to book to book form nyc to fll for the week of may 19 using 15k BA miles, there was no availability for the whole week. is it just too early and it wil open up soon or there really is nothing?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dealvr on April 07, 2013, 12:19:53 AM
Recently had similar issue.
Seems MIA/FLL availability is scarce with Avios.
Strange since there are plenty of JFK MIA AA flights every day.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on April 07, 2013, 01:47:16 AM
i was looking to book to book form nyc to fll for the week of may 19 using 15k BA miles, there was no availability for the whole week. is it just too early and it wil open up soon or there really is nothing?
On that specific route (NYC-FLL/MIA/PBI) numerous times I've made the mistake of waiting for availability to open up on direct flights.  I wouldn't bank on it.  I'm not saying it never opens up, but that I haven't seen it open up much.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on April 07, 2013, 01:49:43 AM
Recently had similar issue.
Seems MIA/FLL availability is scarce with Avios.
Strange since there are plenty of JFK MIA AA flights every day.
Yes, but very busy route; especially on the weekends ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2013, 01:33:44 PM
i was looking to book to book form nyc to fll for the week of may 19 using 15k BA miles, there was no availability for the whole week. is it just too early and it wil open up soon or there really is nothing?
Fly EWR-MIA on 05/21 or PHL-MIA on 05/20 or 05/21.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on April 07, 2013, 03:28:54 PM
i once needed a list minute flight from fll to nyc and had no problem using avios which saved me a $500+ ticket. maybe on that day it all opens up
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on April 07, 2013, 04:46:21 PM
i once needed a list minute flight from fll to nyc and had no problem using avios which saved me a $500+ ticket. maybe on that day it all opens up
Perhaps.  Or maybe it was a non-busy day to begin with..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 11, 2013, 01:45:20 PM
can i use BA points to get gift cards? i want to sell points but dont want the risk...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 12, 2013, 11:32:04 AM
can i use BA points to get gift cards? i want to sell points but dont want the risk...
bump
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on April 12, 2013, 12:42:49 PM
can i use BA points to get gift cards? i want to sell points but dont want the risk...

Risk what?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 12, 2013, 12:50:00 PM
they did start cracking down, just lost my account with them a couple of weeks ago ;(
this risk..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on April 12, 2013, 12:56:26 PM
this risk..

Sell the whole account?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 12, 2013, 01:43:38 PM
Sell the whole account?
maybe he meant chase shut his account?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on April 12, 2013, 01:45:35 PM
maybe he meant chase shut his account?

BA can close your accounts as well.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 12, 2013, 02:06:54 PM
BA can close your accounts as well.
ba closing is not a problem. Chase concerns me.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on April 12, 2013, 02:09:25 PM
ba closing is not a problem. Chase concerns me.
I must have misunderstood. I thought you wanted to sell a BA account not Chase points.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on April 12, 2013, 02:11:18 PM
ba closing is not a problem. Chase concerns me.
But how will that effect your BA account.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 12, 2013, 04:12:59 PM
I must have misunderstood. I thought you wanted to sell a BA account not Chase points.
I have chase ba card. I have no use for the Avios. I want to sell them or get gifts cards. Sorry for the confusion


But how will that effect your BA account.
read above. Does chase see what I do with my Avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on April 12, 2013, 04:17:16 PM
read above. Does chase see what I do with my Avios?
No
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Drago on April 14, 2013, 01:28:03 AM
No
+1
But if you do sell, best to get rid of them all.
Just don't try to sell on DDF.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on April 15, 2013, 12:55:33 AM
Why when I try to price out DXB - SYD QF on BA I get an error sign, but when in routes through HKG it works.

Is this a fifth freedom?

ETA: When I price it out on AA, it says in red, "Service between DXB and SYD is subject to government approval."

What does this mean?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on April 15, 2013, 08:25:27 AM
Why when I try to price out DXB - SYD QF on BA I get an error sign, but when in routes through HKG it works.

Is this a fifth freedom?

ETA: When I price it out on AA, it says in red, "Service between DXB and SYD is subject to government approval."

What does this mean?

On mobile now, but DXB-SYD is not a fifth freedom route.

DXB-HKG, though, would be.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly on April 15, 2013, 03:26:18 PM
you need to pay the taxes,  I've done it before at the airport, but you can do it over the fone as well
Can you do it over the phone with aa and not pay the 900 extra BA points ?
I called AA and they said they cant do it and need to transfer me to BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 15, 2013, 07:32:35 PM
Can you do it over the phone with aa and not pay the 900 extra BA points ?
I called AA and they said they cant do it and need to transfer me to BA
HUCA, they are able to do it
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on April 15, 2013, 07:37:03 PM
Can you do it over the phone with aa and not pay the 900 extra BA points ?
I called AA and they said they cant do it and need to transfer me to BA
HUCA, they are able to do it
Without paying 10% of the miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on April 15, 2013, 07:37:22 PM
Why when I try to price out DXB - SYD QF on BA I get an error sign, but when in routes through HKG it works.

Is this a fifth freedom?

ETA: When I price it out on AA, it says in red, "Service between DXB and SYD is subject to government approval."

What does this mean?
BUMP
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on April 23, 2013, 03:46:11 PM
Will i have an issue booking tickets for a friend and his family on my miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ddawg on April 23, 2013, 03:54:50 PM
I am fairly new to Avios... Im finding it very difficult to find availability. I see that there is saver availability on AA, but it doesn't come up on BA's website.. How do I go about booking them with avios? Do i need to call BA to book? or, does that just mean that Avios wont work?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Saver2000 on April 23, 2013, 04:05:03 PM
I am fairly new to Avios... Im finding it very difficult to find availability. I see that there is saver availability on AA, but it doesn't come up on BA's website.. How do I go about booking them with avios? Do i need to call BA to book? or, does that just mean that Avios wont work?
Alot of good info in this thread
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14911.0

You gotta find a date with availabilty and then work backwards.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2013, 04:05:54 PM
If you post with specifics here I'd be happy to help
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14911
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yas on April 26, 2013, 12:47:10 PM
Is it safe to book Avios with my account for a friend?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on April 26, 2013, 01:04:17 PM
Is it safe to book Avios with my account for a friend?

I did it before for family members so it should be. I don't see why not.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: judahk88 on April 26, 2013, 01:18:47 PM
I did it before for family members so it should be. I don't see why not.
Not so sure its the safest thing. Did the family members have the same last name?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on April 26, 2013, 05:21:41 PM
Not so sure its the safest thing. Did the family members have the same last name?

I think so
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: judahk88 on April 26, 2013, 05:34:10 PM
I think so
Then it could be ok, but booking for someone with a different name may be an issue.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yas on April 26, 2013, 05:51:27 PM
Then it could be ok, but booking for someone with a different name may be an issue.
IIRC there was someone that posted recently who had his Avios account closed with 200K after booking for a buisness partner. In any case I just booked for this friend and I am hoping for the best.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on April 26, 2013, 06:48:40 PM
IIRC there was someone that posted recently who had his Avios account closed with 200K after booking for a buisness partner. In any case I just booked for this friend and I am hoping for the best.
The business partner used his own cc to pay the taxes. That made it more complicated.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on April 26, 2013, 07:19:24 PM
Wait. Someone else just made me a ticket using their avios, different last name. They used their Paypal. Should i be concerned? Should they cancel the ticket.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Drago on April 27, 2013, 02:14:22 PM
The business partner used his own cc to pay the taxes. That made it more complicated.
+1
If you decide to book for s/o else, try to use the account holder's CC for the purchase.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on April 27, 2013, 09:08:58 PM
Wait. Someone else just made me a ticket using their avios, different last name. They used their Paypal. Should i be concerned? Should they cancel the ticket.
I believe if they had paid for your ticket with a cc in their name, you should be fine.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on April 27, 2013, 09:34:59 PM
I believe if they had paid for your ticket with a cc in their name, you should be fine.

Whew, was kind of getting worries for a minute, but now this sounds better. Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yordai Dooma on April 28, 2013, 01:33:35 AM
Searched and didnt see the answer to this. If i book 2 pax flying domestically on the same reservation and then decide to cancel one of them... can i cancel just one ticket and lose the taxes and let the other ticket remain intact? im assuming this doesnt work but figured id ask if anyone here knows more or has tried it
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ddawg on April 29, 2013, 08:53:41 PM
Any way to choose a seat on a aa flight booked with avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on April 29, 2013, 08:59:33 PM
Any way to choose a seat on a aa flight booked with avios?

Go to https://www.checkmytrip.com (https://www.checkmytrip.com) to get the AA record locator, then go to https://www.aa.com/reservation/findReservationAccess.do (https://www.aa.com/reservation/findReservationAccess.do) and you should be able to find it and choose seats, put in AAdvantage number, etc.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on April 29, 2013, 09:02:23 PM
Any way to choose a seat on a aa flight booked with avios?
Yes. Go to checkmytrip.com (http://checkmytrip.com) and plug in your BA reference #. Then you can find your AA confirmation #. Go to AA (http://aa.com) and enter your # and the rest is history.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ddawg on April 29, 2013, 09:43:13 PM
Yes. Go to checkmytrip.com (http://checkmytrip.com) and plug in your BA reference #. Then you can find your AA confirmation #. Go to AA (http://aa.com) and enter your # and the rest is history.
did that. Can't seem to find aa confirmation number on that site. Any way you can tell me where that information is?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MosheP on April 29, 2013, 09:57:22 PM
did that. Can't seem to find aa confirmation number on that site. Any way you can tell me where that information is?

IIRC you need to select more trip options or the like in checkmytrip.com

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ash on April 29, 2013, 10:33:05 PM
what about tickets on AB booked with Avios can i choose seat? ad milege ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on May 01, 2013, 10:31:26 AM
Can anyone advise on the possibility of transferring Avios from one account to another (different last names). Is this possible? Would this potentially have the accounts in question closed?

TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on May 01, 2013, 11:41:26 AM
Can anyone advise on the possibility of transferring Avios from one account to another (different last names). Is this possible? Would this potentially have the accounts in question closed?

TIA

Look into a family account.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on May 01, 2013, 11:52:53 AM
Look into a family account.
If i can get that and make the transfer, is it possible to split it back again?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on May 01, 2013, 11:58:30 AM
If i can get that and make the transfer, is it possible to split it back again?

GIYF
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 01, 2013, 12:00:12 PM
If i can get that and make the transfer, is it possible to split it back again?
You don't make a transfer. It pools all the miles into one account.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on May 01, 2013, 12:03:11 PM
You don't make a transfer. It pools all the miles into one account.
Not looking to pool. Trying to help someone get a flight, they need some more points.

ETA: If this topic is not allowed, please let me know.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 01, 2013, 12:03:41 PM
Not looking to pool. Trying to help someone get a flight, they need some more points.
Transfer MR.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on May 02, 2013, 01:44:14 PM
did that. Can't seem to find aa confirmation number on that site. Any way you can tell me where that information is?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Steven on May 02, 2013, 03:12:05 PM
would transferring amex mr to my avios account extend the life of my miles? (I know this is a simple q, but I searched and couldnt find an answer)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 02, 2013, 03:16:54 PM
would transferring amex mr to my avios account extend the life of my miles? (I know this is a simple q, but I searched and couldnt find an answer)
Yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 02, 2013, 03:22:10 PM
Is it possible to get Chase to switch the BA account number that my credit card earns points to? Both are under my name.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 02, 2013, 03:24:45 PM
Is it possible to get Chase to switch the BA account number that my credit card earns points to? Both are under my name.
I don't know specifically with Chase, but i know Citi and Barclays you can.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 02, 2013, 08:02:49 PM
I don't know specifically with Chase, but i know Citi and Barclays you can.
Gonna try it. Will probably just sm.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on May 02, 2013, 11:51:22 PM
I don't know specifically with Chase, but i know Citi and Barclays you can.

Easy task with Chase too.

Know someone who changed from his wife's FFN to his without any issues, although it may be different as it was a business card.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 03, 2013, 12:09:43 AM
Easy task with Chase too.

Know someone who changed from his wife's FFN to his without any issues, although it may be different as it was a business card.
Happy to hear that. Was it with BA or a different program and how did he do it?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on May 03, 2013, 12:31:13 AM
Happy to hear that. Was it with BA or a different program and how did he do it?

Not BA, was a Chase United, and was done over the phone.

They actually messed it up at first, but was later corrected, and they even backdated the mileage from 1 account to the other.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 03, 2013, 12:51:26 AM
Not BA, was a Chase United, and was done over the phone.

They actually messed it up at first, but was later corrected, and they even backdated the mileage from 1 account to the other.
It's funny because I called Chase and they said I need to call ba.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on May 03, 2013, 01:10:37 AM
It's funny because I called Chase and they said I need to call ba.

I would guess that’s only the case with the BA card, as Chase closely associates this card with BA’s executive club department, as seen when opening a new BA card that they do confirm all with BA.
Title: Avios master thread?
Post by: Mordy T on May 06, 2013, 08:07:40 PM
Avios master thread? been searching for a while for such a thread, can someone create an "avios wiki" - explained from beginning to end? I am pretty new to the miles game. I'd highly appreciate it, I'm sure others will as well. Thanks in advance.   
Title: Re: Avios master thread?
Post by: judahk88 on May 06, 2013, 08:14:48 PM
here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.msg482493#new)
Title: Re: Avios master thread?
Post by: Mordy T on May 06, 2013, 08:20:51 PM
there's no wiki, plus too long with too much irrelevant (at least to me) questions 
Title: Re: Avios master thread?
Post by: Shmulyg on May 06, 2013, 09:16:55 PM
there's no wiki, plus too long with too much irrelevant (at least to me) questions
You should be posting this over there... Welcome to the forum! :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mordy T on May 06, 2013, 09:52:43 PM
can anyone create a wiki? how it works?
my questions.
how to get avios points?
how to transfer UR to avios
how to book flights? I went to the ba site couldn't figure it out.
do I need to have aa? do they need to be linked?
any other info?

 
Title: Re: Avios master thread?
Post by: Mordy T on May 06, 2013, 09:54:11 PM
Thanks but why is everyone forwarding to other places can't someone just write it here?
my questions.
how to get avios points?
how to transfer UR to avios
how to book flights? I went to the ba site couldn't figure it out.
do I need to have aa? do they need to be linked?
any other info?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on May 06, 2013, 10:15:51 PM
Hi mordy, I would love to help you and answer your questions, but....
Don't attack with questions, ask one question at a time, so that its easier for me to answer it.

Second, please search before you ask, all of your questions have already been asked numerous times.

And third, after you search, READ the results, its in there. Dont just post in the appropriate thread.

You can transfer Chase UR and Amex MR points to BA Avios, each on their respective website, or by calling the number in the back of your card.

If you can post the origin and destination, dates and number of passengers, we may try to figure out why you don't see availability. (sometimes its simply not available).
Welcome!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mordy T on May 06, 2013, 10:44:23 PM
How do I book a flight for example NY to FLL/PBI with avios on their website it seemed to give me only "BA" flights.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shreknit on May 06, 2013, 10:47:12 PM
Hi mordy, I would love to help you and answer your questions, but....
Don't attack with questions, ask one question at a time, so that its easier for me to answer it.

Second, please search before you ask, all of your questions have already been asked numerous times.

And third, after you search, READ the results, its in there. Dont just post in the appropriate thread.

You can transfer Chase UR and Amex MR points to BA Avios, each on their respective website, or by calling the number in the back of your card.

If you can post the origin and destination, dates and number of passengers, we may try to figure out why you don't see availability. (sometimes its simply not available).
Welcome!

Is this the same meshuggener?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on May 06, 2013, 10:57:38 PM
How do I book a flight for example NY to FLL/PBI with avios on their website it seemed to give me only "BA" flights.

You wont find any direct flights on that route. Unless u go in the winter months, where u could find JFK-FLL.
Title: Re: Avios master thread?
Post by: judahk88 on May 06, 2013, 11:05:09 PM
Thanks but why is everyone forwarding to other places can't someone just write it here?
my questions.
how to get avios points?
how to transfer UR to avios
how to book flights? I went to the ba site couldn't figure it out.
do I need to have aa? do they need to be linked?
any other info?
the answer to all you questions have probably been answered you can search or you can read through the appropriate threads.
Title: Re: Avios master thread?
Post by: Shmulyg on May 07, 2013, 12:31:54 AM
Thanks but why is everyone forwarding to other places can't someone just write it here?
Umm... probably because you're posting in the wrong place.
You're like the guy driving on the wrong side of the road wondering why everyone is going the wrong way... :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 08, 2013, 07:50:28 AM
Any way around the no changes within twenty four hours of flight rule? HUCA'd a number of times and no luck
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: netzih on May 08, 2013, 08:41:52 AM
Any way around the no changes within twenty four hours of flight rule? HUCA'd a number of times and no luck
I once told them I spelled my name wrong, so they had to fix it. It was taking the rep a long time trying to figure out how to change it, so I said maybe just cancel the ticket and I will just make a new ticket and she listened.
But I guess YMMV 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on May 09, 2013, 08:01:14 AM
Has anyone tried to go standby on a later flight then booked on same day? Was it allowed?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on May 09, 2013, 08:24:30 AM
Has anyone tried to go standby on a later flight then booked on same day? Was it allowed?

I'm Exec Plat and when I got to the airport if the other flight I wanted was open they would put me on that flight, either just confirm me on it if it was the next flight out, or put me on standby.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on May 09, 2013, 08:39:36 AM
I'm Exec Plat and when I got to the airport if the other flight I wanted was open they would put me on that flight, either just confirm me on it if it was the next flight out, or put me on standby.
Thanks. Anyone know will I get same benefits with no status at BA or AA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 09, 2013, 08:52:30 AM
Has anyone tried to go standby on a later flight then booked on same day? Was it allowed?
You can, but it might take persistence.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on May 09, 2013, 08:53:04 AM
You can, but it might take persistence.
thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SGF on May 09, 2013, 09:30:10 AM
You can, but it might take persistence.
Isn't there a $75 fee?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on May 09, 2013, 09:49:33 AM
Isn't there a $75 fee?

Correct, that also.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 09, 2013, 10:03:02 AM
I did it yesterday with no problems whatsoever and no fee, no status
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 09, 2013, 10:09:02 AM
Isn't there a $75 fee?
Yes, I was talking without.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on May 09, 2013, 10:14:36 AM
I did it yesterday with no problems whatsoever and no fee, no status

I stand corrected then. Sorry for the false info
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: tripper on May 10, 2013, 12:09:16 PM
I stand corrected then. Sorry for the false info
IME if you want a guaranteed seat you have to pay $75 but for standby they usually will do it for free. So you are both correct
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 10, 2013, 01:59:52 PM
They gave me a seat on the later flight for free. Earlier flight was full so they put me standby. Could be they didn't have to but they did
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 10, 2013, 02:00:30 PM
However to get on a flight the next day is more complicated
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on May 18, 2013, 10:30:46 PM
anyway to avoid change fee on a ticket i made 30h ago? (they want $80 for 2 intel tickets)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 18, 2013, 10:36:49 PM
anyway to avoid change fee on a ticket i made 30h ago? (they want $80 for 2 intel tickets)
that's what it costs. you tried calling? you can try and tell them it was your sabbath and you couldn't call.
good luck
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on May 18, 2013, 11:57:56 PM
When are the tickets for? Might be easier to just cancel them and rebook the tickets assuming the dates are still available.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: joey123 on May 19, 2013, 12:04:15 AM
I am a rookie and want to learn more about using miles for flying. Currently, I have 100K of British Avios, 90K of Ultimate rewards, (from Chase Saphirre), and 100K of AA miles.

Can someone please link articles or discussions in the forums, so I can learn how to best use my miles.

One of my q's is which miles I should use to fly domestically (from NY to LA or Chicago) and which I should use for international flights (from NY to Israel.). This has definitely been discussed ad nauseam, but unfortunately I cannot locate it in a clear and concise manner.

I tried searching...

Thanks and sorry for the ignorance.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on May 19, 2013, 01:39:30 AM
i got a ticket on aa using ba avios could not log in untill 24h before flight (i know there is away around this just dont know it,please link if u know) tried selecting a seat on my return flight and its all reserved. what does that mean?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SGF on May 19, 2013, 01:44:47 AM
i got a ticket on aa using ba avios could not log in untill 24h before flight (i know there is away around this just dont know it,please link if u know) tried selecting a seat on my return flight and its all reserved. what does that mean?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on May 19, 2013, 01:48:13 AM
thanx allot. anything about the seats?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on May 19, 2013, 01:54:08 AM
When are the tickets for? Might be easier to just cancel them and rebook the tickets assuming the dates are still available.
same price
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: menachem_m on May 19, 2013, 02:14:05 AM
If I have an aa card my understanding is that I can get free baggage with a mileage ticket from ba.com

My question is, if I book 2 tickets for myself and a friend on ba.com (same itinerary) with miles, and add my aa number in, will both of us get free bags (like normal) or just me?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 19, 2013, 02:17:45 AM
If I have an aa card my understanding is that I can get free baggage with a mileage ticket from ba.com

My question is, if I book 2 tickets for myself and a friend on ba.com (same itinerary) with miles, and add my aa number in, will both of us get free bags (like normal) or just me?
Both
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 19, 2013, 02:34:09 AM
I am a rookie and want to learn more about using miles for flying. Currently, I have 100K of British Avios, 90K of Ultimate rewards, (from Chase Saphirre), and 100K of AA miles.

Can someone please link articles or discussions in the forums, so I can learn how to best use my miles.

One of my q's is which miles I should use to fly domestically (from NY to LA or Chicago) and which I should use for international flights (from NY to Israel.). This has definitely been discussed ad nauseam, but unfortunately I cannot locate it in a clear and concise manner.

I tried searching...

Thanks and sorry for the ignorance.

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23168
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SGF on May 19, 2013, 10:14:10 PM
i booked a ticket for my father from my BA account and i coudnt add his AAdvantage number thru finnair.com (http://finnair.com), so i just logged into his AA account found the itinerary and it let me add his aadvantage number to the reservation without a problem.

was this always allowed? will he now get his regular AA benefits?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on May 20, 2013, 01:21:16 AM
Yes, yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 20, 2013, 01:37:14 AM
I added my AA number to a BA booking and now I want to cancel my ticket. Not showing in BA anymore as I switched the FF account. Finnair is not letting me switch it back. What's the best workaround?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 20, 2013, 01:44:17 AM
I added my AA number to a BA booking and now I want to cancel my ticket. Not showing in BA anymore as I switched the FF account. Finnair is not letting me switch it back. What's the best workaround?
Find the BA res in your spam and enter it manually.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 20, 2013, 01:52:56 AM
Find the BA res in your spam and enter it manually.
Worked like a charm thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dealvr on May 20, 2013, 10:42:02 AM
Booking BA - AA from LGA to YYZ.
Only flights available are earlier in the day. If I book an earlier flight and show up to the airport hours later to try to standby on a later flight, what happens if there are no seats on the later flights?
(AA Gold)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 20, 2013, 10:44:18 AM
Booking BA - AA from LGA to YYZ.
Only flights available are earlier in the day. If I book an earlier flight and show up to the airport hours later to try to standby on a later flight, what happens if there are no seats on the later flights?
(AA Gold)
you don't get on. very unlikely though unless there is bad weather and a lot of flights are canceled
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dealvr on May 20, 2013, 11:04:29 AM
you don't get on. very unlikely though unless there is bad weather and a lot of flights are canceled
I understood that, wasn't expecting them to put me in the overhead bins  :P
I meant what happens to my ticket?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 20, 2013, 11:06:52 AM
I understood that, wasn't expecting them to put me in the overhead bins  :P
I meant what happens to my ticket?
what time do you plan on getting to the airport?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dealvr on May 20, 2013, 11:33:27 AM
Flight is 250 and I would get there abt 6
Travelling with my non-elite wife (not sure if that changes anything)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: shtickel on May 20, 2013, 04:36:48 PM
Is one allowed to show up after a flight departs and attempt to standby on a later flight on the same day? I.e., does the original ticket become null and void after the original flight departs? If so, how does standing by on a flight later than the ticketed one work?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 20, 2013, 08:29:07 PM
Flight is 250 and I would get there abt 6
Travelling with my non-elite wife (not sure if that changes anything)
there is a 740 and 920. I think you'd be fine. what would happen if you didn't get on, I don't know. worst comes to worse, you book a new ticket for the next morning
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 23, 2013, 12:25:16 AM
is it more difficult to find domestic tickets with ba than in the past? specifically I am looking for NYC-MIA or FLL for a few days and I am not finding too much availability for mid June or early august ...

TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SGF on May 23, 2013, 12:37:41 AM
is it more difficult to find domestic tickets with ba than in the past? specifically I am looking for NYC-MIA or FLL for a few days and I am not finding too much availability for mid June or early august ...

TIA
read here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.msg454033#msg454033)
or just check whatever AA (http://aa.com) has
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 23, 2013, 12:39:20 AM
is it more difficult to find domestic tickets with ba than in the past? specifically I am looking for NYC-MIA or FLL for a few days and I am not finding too much availability for mid June or early august ...

TIA
that route has become nearly impossible. still plenty of routes where you can find (NYC-cle, NYC-ord, NYC-yyz to name a few)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 23, 2013, 05:43:49 AM
that route has become nearly impossible.

Wow, what a Kiddush Hashem. ::)

(Hamayvin yavin.)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 23, 2013, 09:09:36 AM
Wow, what a Kiddush Hashem. ::)

(Hamayvin yavin.)
well at least people aren't going to Hawaii
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 23, 2013, 12:45:14 PM
Oh man... in the past I have it easy to find avail with BA even last minute

Is it going to help checking AA? how could I tell if there is avail? will finding milesaaver with a stopover help?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 23, 2013, 01:05:59 PM
that route has become nearly impossible. still plenty of routes where you can find (NYC-cle, NYC-ord, NYC-yyz to name a few)

anywhere that still has avail that has beaches, palm trees :P?

can someone explain the 'kiddush Hashem'?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: tripper on May 23, 2013, 05:14:25 PM
I'm having a problem that it's not showing a place to put in birthday when redeeming avios. What's real weird is that only certain flights are the birthday not showing up. i.e. cleveland -new york one ways. I was wondering if anyone else had the same problem. I booked the flight and then had to call up and give birthday on phone.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 23, 2013, 09:39:59 PM
can someone explain the 'kiddush Hashem'?

While you're reading through this week's Mishpacha to see the article about Dan, check out some of the advertisements, and (if you have half a brain in your head) you'll understand where all the NYC-MIA/FLL availability is going.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 23, 2013, 11:35:06 PM
While you're reading through this week's Mishpacha to see the article about Dan, check out some of the advertisements, and (if you have half a brain in your head) you'll understand where all the NYC-MIA/FLL availability is going.

I am sorry I do not read Mishpacha, I have not found a good deal on it.

Ill check WSJ, Readers Digest, car and driver...........
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 24, 2013, 12:52:50 AM
No availability entire July and august on milesaaver ?!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 24, 2013, 06:00:13 AM
I am sorry I do not read Mishpacha, I have not found a good deal on it.

Ill check WSJ, Readers Digest, car and driver...........

I'm sure you can make a one-time exception, and splurge a little cash on on issue - I hear there is an article that may be of interest to DDFers this week.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: coolal on May 26, 2013, 01:52:59 AM
Hello i need help getting a ticket.

here is the info:

i want to go to (arriving) myrtle beach sc from (Departing) ny City

i hae BA miles that i want to use.

I would like to go in july or augest.

please help me how i can do this?

thank you
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mnscout on May 26, 2013, 02:10:54 AM
Hello i need help getting a ticket.

here is the info:

i want to go to (arriving) myrtle beach sc from (Departing) ny City

i hae BA miles that i want to use.

I would like to go in july or augest.

please help me how i can do this?

thank you

You can't. AA doesn't fly to MYR, and of the airlines who do, no one is a One World partner AFAIK. Just get a cheap ticket on Spirit if you don't have a lot of bags.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 29, 2013, 07:59:44 PM
Any chance tickets will open on BA for summer NYC-MIA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 08:47:30 PM
Any chance tickets will open on BA for summer NYC-MIA?

Yup.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 29, 2013, 08:48:24 PM
Yup.
So you're saying there's a chance
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 08:49:01 PM
So you're saying there's a chance

Niiiiice.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on May 29, 2013, 08:53:14 PM
Does AA allow standby on a earlier flight for a ticket booked with avios ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 29, 2013, 09:03:10 PM
Does AA allow standby on a earlier flight for a ticket booked with avios ?
$75 fee officially
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mnscout on May 29, 2013, 09:03:43 PM
Any chance tickets will open on BA for summer NYC-MIA?

Yes, right now. Plenty of availability in June.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on May 29, 2013, 09:05:41 PM
Niiiiice.
LOL

$75 fee officially
If u miss ur flight and come within 2 hours of it, they'll put u free on standby for a later flight.
But if u want to go earlier ur right, you must pay, but I've know a few ppl that called aa or at the counter they didn't charge
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on May 29, 2013, 09:06:47 PM
thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 29, 2013, 09:15:21 PM
When trying to change to an earlier flight. First try at check in and then the lounge and then at the gate. Usually one of those will work.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 29, 2013, 09:27:01 PM
When trying to change to an earlier flight. First try at check in and then the lounge and then at the gate. Usually one of those will work.


Lounge is usually more helpful
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Nitantnel on May 29, 2013, 11:10:22 PM
How do you get into the lounge??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 29, 2013, 11:13:12 PM
Amex plat
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Nitantnel on May 29, 2013, 11:26:08 PM
Yeah, but how to you get past security? United card?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on May 29, 2013, 11:27:15 PM
??? You have a reservation for later that day
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on May 29, 2013, 11:57:09 PM
Lounge is usually more helpful
IME gate. YMMV.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on May 30, 2013, 09:30:09 AM
IME lounge. YMMV.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on May 30, 2013, 08:35:50 PM
Yes, right now. Plenty of availability in June.

but july and august has almost nothing!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 123ablack on June 02, 2013, 02:32:12 PM
Looking for 3 NYC-MIA or NYC-FLL "one-way" tickets for Sunday June 30

A. Is it worth using BA Avios miles?
B. how many Avios would I need for 3 one way tickets?

Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on June 02, 2013, 03:15:16 PM
Looking for 3 NYC-MIA or NYC-FLL "one-way" tickets for Sunday June 30

A. Is it worth using BA Avios miles?
B. how many Avios would I need for 3 one way tickets?

Thanks

Cross-posting (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7986.msg511895#msg511895) is against forum rules.

Thanks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 02, 2013, 03:16:54 PM
Looking for 3 NYC-MIA or NYC-FLL "one-way" tickets for Sunday June 30

A. Is it worth using BA Avios miles?
B. how many Avios would I need for 3 one way tickets?

Thanks
A. Depends how much tickets are going for.

B. 22,500
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 02, 2013, 05:13:33 PM
Is it at all possible to set an alert on systems like EF, KVS, Nexus etc, for a seat becoming available on AirBerlin using Avios?

TIA
Cross-posting (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7986.msg511895#msg511895) is against forum rules.

Thanks.
So you miss Jewda?! ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on June 02, 2013, 05:16:35 PM
So you miss Jewda?! ;)

Hardly. But as I'm sure you'll agree, cross-posting is prohibited for a reason. It's annoying.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 123ablack on June 02, 2013, 06:15:06 PM
Hardly. But as I'm sure you'll agree, cross-posting is prohibited for a reason. It's annoying.

100% right! And I apologize. Will be more careful next time
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on June 02, 2013, 06:23:57 PM
100% right! And I apologize. Will be more careful next time

No apology necessary (at least not to me).

But thanks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mnscout on June 02, 2013, 09:01:29 PM
Looking for 3 NYC-MIA or NYC-FLL "one-way" tickets for Sunday June 30

A. Is it worth using BA Avios miles?
B. how many Avios would I need for 3 one way tickets?

Thanks

B. It's 7.5K to MIA, but I doubt AA flies direct to FLL, and I'm too lazy to check. If it doesn't fly direct you'll probably have to shell out more. Go to BA.com to check.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: menachem_m on June 02, 2013, 09:57:41 PM
B. It's 7.5K to MIA, but I doubt AA flies direct to FLL, and I'm too lazy to check. If it doesn't fly direct you'll probably have to shell out more. Go to BA.com to check.

They do but only 6 months a year.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 03, 2013, 01:36:57 AM
Back to my question:
Is it at all possible to set an alert on systems like EF, KVS, Nexus etc, for a seat becoming available on AirBerlin using Avios?

Anyone?

TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly101 on June 06, 2013, 07:23:50 AM
Flying with AA and Iberia And British, all in class S,

Am i eligible to earn %100 miles on Avios??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: nutcase on June 06, 2013, 12:40:20 PM
Hi not sure if this was asked already. I booked a domestic ticket through avios but there was no option to enter the date of birth. What do I need to do? Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 06, 2013, 12:44:08 PM
Hi not sure if this was asked already. I booked a domestic ticket through avios but there was no option to enter the date of birth. What do I need to do? Thanks
PUTPAC
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on June 06, 2013, 12:48:04 PM
PUTPAC AA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 06, 2013, 12:52:52 PM
PUTPAC AA

IME PUTPAC BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 06, 2013, 04:00:49 PM
Back to my question:
Is it at all possible to set an alert on systems like EF, KVS, Nexus etc, for a seat becoming available on AirBerlin using Avios?

Anyone?

TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: nutcase on June 06, 2013, 09:08:30 PM

IME PUTPAC BA
I did beter I dont want to pick up the phone(not my ba account) I went to https://www.checkmytrip.com put in my ba confirmation number found the aa confirmation number went onto aa.com and was able to update my birth date all with out putpac!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: tripper on June 06, 2013, 10:27:00 PM
But wait and see if it switches from status:unknown to status:ticketed on aa.com
BTW IME only ba can add birthday and not aa
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 06, 2013, 10:28:12 PM
But wait and see if it switches from status:unknown to status:ticketed on aa.com
BTW IME only ba can add birthday and not aa
+1

BA can't ticket it without the birthday, hence switching anything on AA does nothing.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: nutcase on June 06, 2013, 10:38:07 PM
dont know but it says ticketed confirmed I have an eticket number from ba AND I DID NOT ENTER MY DOB. now on aa it says ticket confirmed..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: nutcase on June 06, 2013, 11:03:41 PM
+1

BA can't ticket it without the birthday, hence switching anything on AA does nothing.
from aa
Reservation Name
ORD/LGA
Status: Ticketed Jun 06, 2013

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SGF on June 07, 2013, 03:00:45 AM
I booked a ticket yesterday in BA and it didn't ask me for DOB.
Today I got a email from BA asking me to email them back the DOB or call them.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: nutcase on June 07, 2013, 03:28:31 AM
I booked a ticket yesterday in BA and it didn't ask me for DOB.
Today I got a email from BA asking me to email them back the DOB or call them.
+1 thank you I thought I was crazy it did not ask me to enter my dob.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yoyo6713 on June 08, 2013, 10:29:23 PM
Regarding household account change:

I know you can only change it once every 6 months but what is considered as a change?  Can I remove two accounts and add two today, will that be considered one change or two?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on June 09, 2013, 10:34:03 AM
LOL
If u miss ur flight and come within 2 hours of it, they'll put u free on standby for a later flight.
But if u want to go earlier ur right, you must pay, but I've know a few ppl that called aa or at the counter they didn't charge

What happens if come later than 2 hours?

Looking at AA.com for avail seats on flights and theres seems to be no open seats?! and how could I see if ill get on later flight otherwise?
(basically I'm looking to for a flight late 6/23 or very early 6/24 and there's no avail)


TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on June 09, 2013, 10:36:13 AM
@Dan, on your recent Chicago trip, you weren't interested in showing up late and going standby on a later flight? You didn't think it would work?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on June 09, 2013, 10:56:17 AM
@Dan, on your recent Chicago trip, you weren't interested in showing up late and going standby on a later flight? You didn't think it would work?
On a Friday with full flights and 3 pax+an infant?
No thank you.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: eli1571 on June 11, 2013, 09:25:50 AM
flew two round trips ine the last 3 months nyc lhr first tound trip was on ba second round trip was one way ba and one aa, if i credit those ba flights to aa will they help towards silver status or does it have to be flown on aa ?

don't think this is the correct thread but was told to post here so ill try.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: golan on June 11, 2013, 01:50:27 PM
Ok so does anyone have any idea what ba is up to ? they are not asking for the birthday again, we know they are closing the answer center from florida to india or the sort by the end of the year..... any other info ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Josh g on June 11, 2013, 03:28:11 PM
Looking for 25000 avios for flight from Vancouver to ny. Is this "best" way
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on June 12, 2013, 07:08:59 PM
Anyone having trouble booking BA. Keep on getting a error message after submitting payment info
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smart brit on June 12, 2013, 09:25:26 PM
flew two round trips ine the last 3 months nyc lhr first tound trip was on ba second round trip was one way ba and one aa, if i credit those ba flights to aa will they help towards silver status or does it have to be flown on aa ?

don't think this is the correct thread but was told to post here so ill try.
It definitely isn't the correct thread!
You won't get status with ba if you credit the flight to aa.
But if you credit to ba all 3 rt flights you should be gold by now.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on June 12, 2013, 10:30:22 PM
It definitely isn't the correct thread!
You won't get status with ba if you credit the flight to aa.
But if you credit to ba all 3 rt flights you should be gold by now.

Wouldn't be the same if he credits them all to AA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on June 12, 2013, 11:42:56 PM
Anyone ever book a ticket with BA get confirmation.  And then realize the points were never deducted and AA website the record locater shows the reservation but says Status Unknown.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on June 12, 2013, 11:47:45 PM
Anyone ever book a ticket with BA get confirmation.  And then realize the points were never deducted and AA website the record locater shows the reservation but says Status Unknown.
Probably means you need to add birthday
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on June 12, 2013, 11:48:52 PM
Probably means you need to add birthday
was just told by AA that the record locater is not ticketed and need to book new ticket
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 12, 2013, 11:52:24 PM
was just told by AA that the record locater is not ticketed
+1
need to book new ticket
-1

If it's only the account holder flying, wait and it should ticket tomorrow.

If there are others then call BA and add the birthday.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on June 12, 2013, 11:55:05 PM
+1-1

If it's only the account holder flying, wait and it should ticket tomorrow.

If there are others then call BA and add the birthday.
flight is for not for account holder and the flight is at 615 am Tommorow morning. Where can I get ahold of BA now 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 12, 2013, 11:57:07 PM
Where can I get ahold of BA now
China
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: WhyAich on June 13, 2013, 12:31:15 AM
China
lol, at least provide their number
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on June 13, 2013, 12:34:00 AM
lol, at least provide their number
google did that for me. And guys you were right birthdate was issue. 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 13, 2013, 01:08:46 AM
The China line fixed it? Which # pls. (there's more than one). Usually they are very tough about touching tickets booked from accounts registered in other countries.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on June 13, 2013, 01:15:54 AM
The China line fixed it? Which # pls. (there's more than one). Usually they are very tough about touching tickets booked from accounts registered in other countries.
Yes they did and they needed the account holders CC to charge the standard tax for the ticket which they charged in hong kong dollars. They wanted me to wait for American office to issue told them flight is before office opens. So that might have been the trick. The number I called was 86-400-881-0207 option 4
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smart brit on June 13, 2013, 01:58:29 AM
Wouldn't be the same if he credits them all to AA?
No.
If he wants ba elite status if he credited those 3 rt with ba he is good to go.
With aa he would be aa gold which is nothing compared to ba gold (ba gold = one world emerald aa executive platinum = one world emerald)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smart brit on June 13, 2013, 02:03:06 AM
Anyone ever book a ticket with BA get confirmation.  And then realize the points were never deducted and AA website the record locater shows the reservation but says Status Unknown.
I have had it happen to me a few times.
I have a ticket booked with ba flying EI and they didn't deduct the points yet I booked it a month ago
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mordy44 on June 13, 2013, 02:24:44 PM
Made a big mistake,

Listed a passenger as a male rather than a female.

What should I do? do i need to cancel?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on June 13, 2013, 02:26:04 PM
Made a big mistake,

Listed a passenger as a male rather than a female.

What should I do? do i need to cancel?
I think you'll be fine.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2013, 02:33:15 PM
Made a big mistake,

Listed a passenger as a male rather than a female.

What should I do? do i need to cancel?
Don't sweat it.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on June 13, 2013, 02:35:46 PM
Made a big mistake,

Listed a passenger as a male rather than a female.

What should I do? do i need to cancel?

They'll fix it at checkin.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mordy44 on June 13, 2013, 02:37:33 PM
Thanks,

Actually called AA and they switched it over the phone. pretty simple
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: eli1571 on June 14, 2013, 08:27:23 AM
It definitely isn't the correct thread!
You won't get status with ba if you credit the flight to aa.
But if you credit to ba all 3 rt flights you should be gold by now.

agreed it isnt the correct one one, where is EMES ??
it's on;y two rt flights would that still get me BA gold ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 16, 2013, 09:57:05 AM
If my flight is a direct flight but still makes a stop, (drop a few pax, pick up new pax, but I'm not changing aircraft,) is it considered one or two segments for the purpose of avios redemption?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on June 16, 2013, 10:10:46 AM
If my flight is a direct flight but still makes a stop, (drop a few pax, pick up new pax, but I'm not changing aircraft,) is it considered one or two segments for the purpose of avios redemption?
I believe JFK-YVR-HKG what's the plane stops isn't considered a stop for BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 16, 2013, 10:12:57 AM
If my flight is a direct flight but still makes a stop, (drop a few pax, pick up new pax, but I'm not changing aircraft,) is it considered one or two segments for the purpose of avios redemption?
Same flight # is a single flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 16, 2013, 10:16:05 AM
Same flight # is a single flight.
I believe JFK-YVR-HKG what's the plane stops isn't considered a stop for BA
Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 16, 2013, 04:51:55 PM
Same flight # is a single flight.
Does it make sense it doesn't show up on ba.com and still be bookable over the phone?

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 16, 2013, 04:52:10 PM
Does it make sense it doesn't show up on ba.com and still be bookable over the phone?
Yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 16, 2013, 06:51:19 PM
Yes
Whatdaya think, no agent knows how to ticket it.
Waiting for a super... already one hour over the phone.

Its a good idea for NYC-MIA - a route very hard to find direct availability.
But there's a AA direct flight JFK-MIA with a stop in CVG. Ths flight doesn't come up on a ba.com search, but should be bookable with avios for 7500 miles.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 16, 2013, 10:10:44 PM
What happens if I managed to book a ticket on a full flight, there's no empty seat for us, but we're ticketed?

Is it better NOT to call up AA and let them manage us at time of checkin?  ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on June 16, 2013, 10:11:48 PM
More seats open up at T-24
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on June 16, 2013, 10:12:03 PM
What happens if I managed to book a ticket on a full flight, there's no empty seat for us, but we're ticketed?

Is it better NOT to call up AA and let them manage us at time of checkin?  ;)

Duh. VDB or IDB baby.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 16, 2013, 10:24:21 PM
Duh. VDB or IDB baby.
Oh no.
What should I do now?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on June 16, 2013, 10:58:33 PM
Oh no.
What should I do now?

 ???

Nothing...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Thingywingy on June 16, 2013, 11:33:28 PM
Trying to book ticket from toronto to NYC on Sunday June 23 with Avios. Currently only flight is at 629AM. How likely is it for more flights to open up and do they add availability at certain times?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on June 16, 2013, 11:36:25 PM
No one is going to be able to give you an exact percentage.

Availability is dynamic.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on June 17, 2013, 12:01:20 AM
Trying to book ticket from toronto to NYC on Sunday June 23 with Avios. Currently only flight is at 629AM. How likely is it for more flights to open up and do they add availability at certain times?
Did you check business availability? It's only 9k avios and often the availability is much better
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on June 17, 2013, 12:04:22 AM
Did you check business availability? It's only 9k avios and often the availability is much better

+1, lots of availability for that day. Just 4,500 more and u get priority etc..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 17, 2013, 12:20:30 AM
Looking to book a ticket for my wife from NYC to the Caribbean on AA metal using BA points. Her current passport is under her maiden name and I will likely switch it as she is almost out of pages although I am not positive. If I book under her married name and do not switch the passport is that trouble? If I book under her maiden name and I do switch the passport it that an issue? Trying to figure out the easiest way to do this.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on June 17, 2013, 12:26:25 AM
Looking to book a ticket for my wife from NYC to the Caribbean on AA metal using BA points. Her current passport is under her maiden name and I will likely switch it as she is almost out of pages although I am not positive. If I book under her married name and do not switch the passport is that trouble? If I book under her maiden name and I do switch the passport it that an issue? Trying to figure out the easiest way to do this.

Book with maiden name and bring marriage documents with you.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 17, 2013, 12:47:51 AM
Book with maiden name and bring marriage documents with you.
Gotcha. That would work with a passport in her married name I'm assuming. Does that take a lot of extra time at the airport?
Title: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PacoDeGato on June 17, 2013, 08:12:35 AM
Hi everyone,

I don't know if something changed with BA (Avios) reservations in the past few months, but I began stocking up on them last year when I saw I could fly from PIT to the Caribbean for a reasonable amount of Avios (as compared to other miles). Now, when I try to look for flights practically every search comes up with an error that BA doesn't fly there (or their partners).

If I look on the OneWorld map I see the O.W. Hubs and there are flights listed from PIT to MIA, for example, but I get the flight error. In fact, the only flight out of PIT I can seem to find is one to Dallas, TX or one to New York. New York would even be fine because they list a flight from JFK to SXM, but when I search for that it comes up with the error too...

I think I may have really screwed up by accumulating several hundred thousand Avios while I live in Pittsburgh... can someone give me some advice on what I might be doing wrong (Hopefully, I AM doing something wrong). I accumulated the Avios because of the supposed short-haul in US (and Caribbean) options, not for Int'l travel.

Thanks :(

PDG
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on June 17, 2013, 02:01:17 PM
But there's a AA direct flight JFK-MIA with a stop in CVG. Ths flight doesn't come up on a ba.com search, but should be bookable with avios for 7500 miles.

Did you search by segment? Doesn't it always come up on BA if it's on AA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 17, 2013, 02:03:04 PM
Hi everyone,

I don't know if something changed with BA (Avios) reservations in the past few months, but I began stocking up on them last year when I saw I could fly from PIT to the Caribbean for a reasonable amount of Avios (as compared to other miles). Now, when I try to look for flights practically every search comes up with an error that BA doesn't fly there (or their partners).

If I look on the OneWorld map I see the O.W. Hubs and there are flights listed from PIT to MIA, for example, but I get the flight error. In fact, the only flight out of PIT I can seem to find is one to Dallas, TX or one to New York. New York would even be fine because they list a flight from JFK to SXM, but when I search for that it comes up with the error too...

I think I may have really screwed up by accumulating several hundred thousand Avios while I live in Pittsburgh... can someone give me some advice on what I might be doing wrong (Hopefully, I AM doing something wrong). I accumulated the Avios because of the supposed short-haul in US (and Caribbean) options, not for Int'l travel.

Thanks :(

PDG

British Airways Executive Club: +18004521201
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PacoDeGato on June 17, 2013, 02:24:35 PM
Thanks--I know I can call them, but I hate to make that a first resort when it seems like I must be doing something wrong since my Avios are practically useless flying out of PIT to just about anywhere... that can't be right.

AA flies to a lot of places out of PIT. MIA is a OneWorld hub... there are clearly flights between PIT and MIA, but I get the error message if I try to use the website (the way I am doing it, anyway).

Can someone who has used Avios before (I've never used them...just accumulated them at this point) just "pretend" you are originating in PIT and see if you can get to the Caribbean somehow? Just to see if it is working for someone for whom it has worked before?

Thanks,

PDG
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on June 17, 2013, 02:48:36 PM
Search for availability on aa.com. If you find it, it will be bookable through ba, either online, or worst case by calling
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PacoDeGato on June 17, 2013, 03:54:14 PM
Okay, I guess that's what I'll do then--thanks.

Am I able to use Avios for only the 12,500 offpeak MileSAAver or also the 17,500 Economy MileSAAver as well?

Thank you,

PDG
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2013, 03:56:59 PM
Okay, I guess that's what I'll do then--thanks.

Am I able to use Avios for only the 12,500 offpeak MileSAAver or also the 17,500 Economy MileSAAver as well?

Thank you,

PDG

Any Saver award you can see.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishel on June 17, 2013, 04:35:39 PM
I tried searching but my search skills might be lacking.

If I shift credit from/close my BA card, what happens to the points? If I remember correctly they live on as long as I have activity every x amount of moths. Is that correct? and if yes, how many months?

Thanks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 17, 2013, 04:49:59 PM
I tried searching but my search skills might be lacking.

If I shift credit from/close my BA card, what happens to the points? If I remember correctly they live on as long as I have activity every x amount of moths. Is that correct? and if yes, how many months?

Thanks.
Yes. 36 months.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishel on June 17, 2013, 04:51:07 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 17, 2013, 06:16:42 PM
Did you search by segment? Doesn't it always come up on BA if it's on AA?
If you want them to price it for 7500 Avios, you cant book each segment separately.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chff on June 17, 2013, 08:25:43 PM
Trying to book ticket from toronto to NYC on Sunday June 23 with Avios. Currently only flight is at 629AM. How likely is it for more flights to open up and do they add availability at certain times?

Did you check business availability? It's only 9k avios and often the availability is much better

If I'm not mistaken, its a one class cabin
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on June 17, 2013, 08:34:46 PM
If I'm not mistaken, its a one class cabin

YYZ is 2 cabin. Flew it once in biz.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly101 on June 19, 2013, 01:26:37 PM
Trying to book with avios on BA from NYC-YUL, i put in the info, dates then i get this message:

British Airways does not have traffic rights to operate directly between these two cities

What am i missing? what am i doing wrong?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on June 19, 2013, 01:33:16 PM
Trying to book with avios on BA from NYC-YUL, i put in the info, dates then i get this message:

British Airways does not have traffic rights to operate directly between these two cities

What am i missing? what am i doing wrong?
You didnt switch pay with money to pay with Avios.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on June 19, 2013, 01:34:01 PM
Is there any place on BA.com that shows Avios exp date?

Or does anyone know for certain if booking and redepositing immediately will extend for 36 months?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly101 on June 19, 2013, 01:35:09 PM
You didnt switch pay with money to pay with Avios.
Thanks, but i dont see this option, where can i switch?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 19, 2013, 02:11:44 PM


Or does anyone know for certain if booking and redepositing immediately will extend for 36 months?
Don't know about BA, but learned recently that it doesn't work with SQ.
When you redeposit, it doesn't appear as a redemption & redeposit, they just delete the redemption from your account activity.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on June 19, 2013, 02:14:17 PM
Don't know about BA, but learned recently that it doesn't work with SQ.
When you redeposit, it doesn't appear as a redemption & redeposit, they just delete the redemption from your account activity.
Doesn't look like that on BA (at least after 24 hours).
Anyone know about within 24 hours?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 19, 2013, 02:18:21 PM
Doesn't look like that on BA (at least after 24 hours).
Anyone know about within 24 hours?
Redemption & redeposit.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on June 19, 2013, 02:25:56 PM
So you should be able to extend for free it seems.
Would be nice to have 100% confirmation of that though somehow.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Zevwolf on June 20, 2013, 09:06:28 AM
How many BA miles do I need from NYC to DENVER CO? TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on June 20, 2013, 11:02:16 AM
How many BA miles do I need from NYC to DENVER CO? TIA
when are you going? Found?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 20, 2013, 11:01:23 PM
Looking to book a ticket thru BA on AA for next April, taxes are over 40 dollars so for myself and my wife would be 80 to cancel.

Does BA allow any changes to the itinerary if something comes up? Also what should I do if I have no clue at this point if I will take along my baby, taxes are 30 dollars and it's 2k BA points (flight is international.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 20, 2013, 11:09:02 PM
Looking to book a ticket thru BA on AA for next April, taxes are over 40 dollars so for myself and my wife would be 80 to cancel.

Does BA allow any changes to the itinerary if something comes up? Also what should I do if I have no clue at this point if I will take along my baby, taxes are 30 dollars and it's 2k BA points (flight is international.
Change fee I believe (on mobile) is $40.

As far as the infant, I would just book and not take the risk. Some have said you can get away with the 2k Avios if you just wait till the airport. I wouldn't risk it.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 20, 2013, 11:17:44 PM
Thanks. I never booked so far in advance before (april 2014), but with a relatively cheap redeposit policy, and the tickets avail exactly when I think I will need them, I'm thinking it's worth the 80 dollar risk to guarantee the trip if I can take it.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on June 21, 2013, 06:15:12 AM
Thanks. I never booked so far in advance before (april 2014), but with a relatively cheap redeposit policy, and the tickets avail exactly when I think I will need them, I'm thinking it's worth the 80 dollar risk to guarantee the trip if I can take it.

Indeed it is. I would go for it if I were you.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on June 21, 2013, 06:24:09 AM
Thanks. I never booked so far in advance before (april 2014), but with a relatively cheap redeposit policy, and the tickets avail exactly when I think I will need them, I'm thinking it's worth the 80 dollar risk to guarantee the trip if I can take it.

+1 I'm the same way; sometimes peace of mind is worth a lot.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mo on June 21, 2013, 09:16:26 AM
I made some small tickets for 3-4 friends as a favor, and got this message, and almost 200,000 points was taken away from my account,

"In line with all major companies which operate a financial rewards and incentives scheme, British Airways constantly reviews transactions on its Executive Club members’ database.  This is to ensure compliance with the Terms and Conditions of the programme and to protect our members from any activity, which could be considered unusual.
Our records indicate that tickets in the names of various third parties have been redeemed from your Executive Club account between xxxx and xxxxx.  This pattern of activity is high when compared to the average redemption rates on Executive Club membership accounts.
I realise that there may be a reasonable explanation for this, but in case you are not aware, trading of Avios Points amounts to a contravention of Clause 19 of the Executive Club Terms and Conditions (Non Transferability Of Mileage), a copy of which can be found on the British Airways website: http://www.ba.com.
In order to bring the review of your account to a swift conclusion, I would be grateful if you would provide confirmation that redemption bookings made on your account have been made in accordance with the Executive Club Terms and Conditions.  Please reply to me at the address below, by xxxx.
In the meantime, until we can resolve this, I have regrettably had to suspend your account which means you will not be able to redeem your Avios on flights.
If you have any questions about any of this or require more information please do not hesitate to contact me in writing at the above address.
Best regards"

what do i do now? do someone have some experience how to handle this?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on June 21, 2013, 11:33:52 AM
Was your CC used to pay the taxes and fees?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mo on June 21, 2013, 11:48:50 AM
Was your CC used to pay the taxes and fees?
Yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 21, 2013, 12:16:43 PM
How many pax did you book?

And in what time frame?

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on June 21, 2013, 12:27:33 PM
I don't get the question -- if you didn't sell mileage tickets, but only "did them a favor" (which to me means for free), then tell them that. Giving away tickets isn't against the T&C of EC.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mnscout on June 22, 2013, 12:01:22 AM
tell them that.

FIFY ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 22, 2013, 11:16:51 PM
+1 I'm the same way; sometimes peace of mind is worth a lot.
Indeed it is. I would go for it if I were you.
Booked! It's such a cool feeling  :) Even booked a car at a great rate so early.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on June 23, 2013, 05:06:54 AM
Booked! It's such a cool feeling  :) Even booked a car at a great rate so early.

Ah, the joys of EOS booking. :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on June 23, 2013, 06:04:36 AM
Ah, the joys of EOS booking. :)

Hmmm EOS?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on June 23, 2013, 08:18:23 AM
Hmmm EOS?

End of schedule.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: steves on June 23, 2013, 11:28:31 PM
If I book a short haul flight with avios, will I (and the three other passengers on my ticket) get a free bag?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: tripper on June 23, 2013, 11:39:25 PM
I made some small tickets for 3-4 friends as a favor, and got this message, and almost 200,000 points was taken away from my account,

"In line with all major companies which operate a financial rewards and incentives scheme, British Airways constantly reviews transactions on its Executive Club members’ database.  This is to ensure compliance with the Terms and Conditions of the programme and to protect our members from any activity, which could be considered unusual.
Our records indicate that tickets in the names of various third parties have been redeemed from your Executive Club account between xxxx and xxxxx.  This pattern of activity is high when compared to the average redemption rates on Executive Club membership accounts.
I realise that there may be a reasonable explanation for this, but in case you are not aware, trading of Avios Points amounts to a contravention of Clause 19 of the Executive Club Terms and Conditions (Non Transferability Of Mileage), a copy of which can be found on the British Airways website: http://www.ba.com.
In order to bring the review of your account to a swift conclusion, I would be grateful if you would provide confirmation that redemption bookings made on your account have been made in accordance with the Executive Club Terms and Conditions.  Please reply to me at the address below, by xxxx.
In the meantime, until we can resolve this, I have regrettably had to suspend your account which means you will not be able to redeem your Avios on flights.
If you have any questions about any of this or require more information please do not hesitate to contact me in writing at the above address.
Best regards"

what do i do now? do someone have some experience how to handle this?
If those friends had other friends also book them "free" tickets it will be very hard to convince BA that no one got paid. If they never flew on others accounts, a nice clear letter explaining that you were not paid signed by the passengers and notarized by a lawyer should do the trick. Good Luck.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on June 24, 2013, 12:26:14 AM
If I book a short haul flight with avios, will I (and the three other passengers on my ticket) get a free bag?
do you have any status? If not, then no
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 24, 2013, 12:27:42 AM
do you have any status? If not, then no
-.05

YMMV
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on June 24, 2013, 12:29:46 AM
Why does everyone think you get free bags with avios tickets? everyone has been asking me that lately!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on June 24, 2013, 12:34:22 AM
Why does everyone think you get free bags with avios tickets? everyone has been asking me that lately!

Because Avios bookings come up as priority on the BP. Asking nice the counter person, would usually get it for you.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 24, 2013, 12:37:46 AM
Why does everyone think you get free bags with avios tickets? everyone has been asking me that lately!
I know many people that have gotten it with out Status and their AA on the ressy.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on June 24, 2013, 12:39:38 AM
-.05

YMMV
I know many people that have gotten it with out Status and their AA on the ressy.
can you get? Maybe. It sounded like he was asking if he's entitled to get. The answer to that is no
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 24, 2013, 11:45:33 AM
do you have any status? If not, then no
Or if he carries the personal Citi AA CC.

But I'd say like 80% of Avios issued tickets get free bags & priority boarding, just because of who knows what.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jkhein on June 24, 2013, 06:47:06 PM
Or if he carries the personal Citi AA platinum CC.

But I'd say like 80% of Avios issued tickets get free bags & priority boarding, just because of who knows what.
FTFY
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 25, 2013, 12:56:19 PM
A Avios ticket booked almost a week ago but still not ticketed on AA.
What does that mean?  :-\
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on June 25, 2013, 01:05:00 PM
Probably a DOB issue.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on June 25, 2013, 01:08:28 PM
Probably a DOB issue.
Thanks, I'm gonna take the courage to call.  ;)

ETA: That it is!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on July 01, 2013, 08:01:13 PM
Thanks, I'm gonna take the courage to call.  ;)

ETA: That it is!

So now every time you book on ba you have to call in the dob?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: golan on July 01, 2013, 09:17:50 PM
I made some small tickets for 3-4 friends as a favor, and got this message, and almost 200,000 points was taken away from my account,

"In line with all major companies which operate a financial rewards and incentives scheme, British Airways constantly reviews transactions on its Executive Club members’ database.  This is to ensure compliance with the Terms and Conditions of the programme and to protect our members from any activity, which could be considered unusual.
Our records indicate that tickets in the names of various third parties have been redeemed from your Executive Club account between xxxx and xxxxx.  This pattern of activity is high when compared to the average redemption rates on Executive Club membership accounts.
I realise that there may be a reasonable explanation for this, but in case you are not aware, trading of Avios Points amounts to a contravention of Clause 19 of the Executive Club Terms and Conditions (Non Transferability Of Mileage), a copy of which can be found on the British Airways website: http://www.ba.com.
In order to bring the review of your account to a swift conclusion, I would be grateful if you would provide confirmation that redemption bookings made on your account have been made in accordance with the Executive Club Terms and Conditions.  Please reply to me at the address below, by xxxx.
In the meantime, until we can resolve this, I have regrettably had to suspend your account which means you will not be able to redeem your Avios on flights.
If you have any questions about any of this or require more information please do not hesitate to contact me in writing at the above address.
Best regards"

what do i do now? do someone have some experience how to handle this?
I have delt with this. send them letter to that address explain clearly what happened. )for ex friend wanted to come visit , celebration etc...) it can get resolved and get back all your points
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: shimbo on July 02, 2013, 09:27:58 AM
Is there a better way to search for availability for an air berlin flight from jfk-tlv than having to click each indivudual date on ba's website?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 02, 2013, 09:32:21 AM
Is there a better way to search for availability for an air berlin flight from jfk-tlv than having to click each indivudual date on ba's website?
AA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: real-brisker on July 02, 2013, 11:14:13 AM
Anyone have a good email address, for a post flight complaint, that BA answers?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 02, 2013, 09:23:06 PM
Anyone have a good email address, for a post flight complaint, that BA answers?
No email. Have to fill out form online
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: real-brisker on July 02, 2013, 11:35:05 PM
Multiple times without any reply.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: shimbo on July 03, 2013, 01:16:56 AM
AA
TY
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on July 03, 2013, 09:28:20 PM
I was on BA.com to book a ticket on AA for my daughter.  It asks if the cardholder is traveling.  I click no.  When I put in the passengers name, it unclicks 'no' and leaves it blank.  Then it wont go to the next page.  If I click 'yes', then it fills in my name and if I change the name, it unclicks 'yes' again.   
The avios desk is closed for the night, tomorrow is July 4th, and I'm worried I'll lose the availability.  (I took a screen shot of the available tickets for what it's worth.)

Help!  What can I do?  Anyone have this experience?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on July 03, 2013, 09:34:35 PM
I was on BA.com to book a ticket on AA for my daughter.  It asks if the cardholder is traveling.  I click no.  When I put in the passengers name, it unclicks 'no' and leaves it blank.  Then it wont go to the next page.  If I click 'yes', then it fills in my name and if I change the name, it unclicks 'yes' again.   
The avios desk is closed for the night, tomorrow is July 4th, and I'm worried I'll lose the availability.  (I took a screen shot of the available tickets for what it's worth.)

Help!  What can I do?  Anyone have this experience?

Not sure, but I remember having issues with the mr./mrs. When booking for children, so when searching I put them all as adults. If that is not the issue, try using a different browser.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 03, 2013, 09:43:26 PM
I was on BA.com to book a ticket on AA for my daughter.  It asks if the cardholder is traveling.  I click no.  When I put in the passengers name, it unclicks 'no' and leaves it blank.  Then it wont go to the next page.  If I click 'yes', then it fills in my name and if I change the name, it unclicks 'yes' again.   
The avios desk is closed for the night, tomorrow is July 4th, and I'm worried I'll lose the availability.  (I took a screen shot of the available tickets for what it's worth.)

Help!  What can I do?  Anyone have this experience?
Just reclick no, it should work.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on July 03, 2013, 09:53:18 PM
DIFFERENT BROWSER!!!!!   It worked!  I'm so relieved!  Thank you sillypainter for that advice. 

Meir613, it wouldn't stay clicked once I put in the first passenger's info since the info wasn't mine.  Thank you for your encouragement, too.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on July 04, 2013, 09:16:58 AM
If something is available for 25k for business on aa how many avois is that?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 04, 2013, 09:17:52 AM
If something is available for 25k for business on aa how many avois is that?
From where to where
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on July 04, 2013, 10:03:37 AM
If something is available for 25k for business on aa how many avois is that?
MR transfer 1:1 to BA avios.  Then using ba.com you get offered AA flights.
I just booked AA on BA and it used fewer BA points than it would have used AA points on AA.

Anybody else have ideas?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on July 04, 2013, 11:48:23 PM
If something is available for 25k for business on aa how many avois is that?
Remember, BA charges 3 x the miles for business class on a 2 cabin planes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 04, 2013, 11:56:50 PM
MR transfer 1:1 to BA avios.  Then using ba.com you get offered AA flights.
I just booked AA on BA and it used fewer BA points than it would have used AA points on AA.

Anybody else have ideas?
Can you please explain what you are asking.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yitz on July 07, 2013, 08:54:29 AM
Anyone find availability closer to the date you want to travel when originally there was no availability? 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on July 07, 2013, 09:39:01 AM
Yup. Tried making a trip for this past friday looked about 5 days earlier nothing available, about 12 hours before it became available.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yitz on July 07, 2013, 10:55:35 AM
Yup. Tried making a trip for this past friday looked about 5 days earlier nothing available, about 12 hours before it became available.
Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Drago on July 07, 2013, 01:36:02 PM
What are the odds of TLV - NYC opening up at the last minute with BA?
Or def not during the summer peak traveling season?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 07, 2013, 01:36:57 PM
What are the odds of TLV - NYC opening up at the last minute with BA?
Or def not during the summer peak traveling season?
On BA metal or AB?

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Drago on July 07, 2013, 01:38:00 PM
On BA metal or AB?


Pref w/ AB
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on July 07, 2013, 10:47:29 PM
Trying to book an AA flight with Avios from EWR to ORD. Why is the system not allowing me to enter a birthdate? anyway around this?
Please Help, i need this flight for tomorrow!!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 07, 2013, 11:20:17 PM
Trying to book an AA flight with Avios from EWR to ORD. Why is the system not allowing me to enter a birthdate? anyway around this?
Please Help, i need this flight for tomorrow!!
Book now and call HKG, they will put it in for you.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on July 07, 2013, 11:22:54 PM
Trying to book an AA flight with Avios from EWR to ORD. Why is the system not allowing me to enter a birthdate? anyway around this?
Please Help, i need this flight for tomorrow!!
If still a problem try a different browser.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on July 08, 2013, 12:11:10 AM
If still a problem try a different browser.
tried another browser and in private browsing. didnt work. You sure thats true?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on July 08, 2013, 12:35:03 AM
tried another browser and in private browsing. didnt work. You sure thats true?
Call BA but they're not there at this hour.  I called them recently to book an avios flight I couln't book on line and they were very nice. 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on July 08, 2013, 12:35:32 AM
Call BA but they're not there at this hour.  I called them recently to book an avios flight I couln't book on line and they were very nice. 
Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dginz on July 08, 2013, 12:52:49 AM
How long does it usually take to transfer from SPG to BA?
Also, is there any way to expedite the process?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MosheP on July 08, 2013, 08:32:38 PM
Can I still see my AA confirmation number on checkmytrip for baggage avios flights?

I'm looking high and low with no luck
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on July 09, 2013, 12:32:52 PM
Can I still see my AA confirmation number on checkmytrip for baggage avios flights?

I'm looking high and low with no luck
Yes.
Though I'm not sure I know what baggage avios flights are.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on July 09, 2013, 12:54:01 PM
Don't book the infant.
Call AA to add or do it at the airport.
Is this still true?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 09, 2013, 01:20:32 PM
Is this still true?
Domestic and Canada: yes
International: no
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 10, 2013, 12:35:59 AM
Domestic and Canada: yes
Even on CX?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on July 12, 2013, 11:38:39 AM
Is there any way to force BA.com to show a flight that AA.com is showing availablr for 12.5k?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 12, 2013, 11:39:57 AM
Is there any way to force BA.com to show a flight that AA.com is showing availablr for 12.5k?
Are you searching correctly (jfk and lga show up together on aa, not ba)? Is it direct?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on July 12, 2013, 11:44:40 AM
Are you searching correctly (jfk and lga show up together on aa, not ba)? Is it direct?
yes.. 7/18 ORD-LGA at 5:20pm. BA.com is only showing flights till 3:40pm
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 12, 2013, 12:05:58 PM
yes.. 7/18 ORD-LGA at 5:20pm. BA.com is only showing flights till 3:40pm
PUTPAC BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on July 12, 2013, 12:09:24 PM
So, I am assuming there is no way to force BA.com to show it then...?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 12, 2013, 12:10:42 PM
So, I am assuming there is no way to force BA.com to show it then...?
Different browser. Try again.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on July 12, 2013, 12:11:54 PM
So, I am assuming there is no way to force BA.com to show it then...?

I've notice before that some flights would only show up if making a roundtrip ticket. When i would try to book a one way then it wouldn't show up online.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on July 13, 2013, 11:57:23 PM
PUTPAC BA
When I was recently booking, they only showed one page of flights.  I, like you, wanted a later flight.  I called BA.  She was very nice and booked it for me without any problems.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yas on July 14, 2013, 08:59:49 PM
I am trying to book a ticket from DTW-LGA on Buisness due to the times of the flight, but they are considering it First class and charging triple Avios instead of double like they would for Buisness.
In the past I was able to book Buisness on this route for 9,000 each way now they want 13,500, is this a recent downgrade to the program? Anyway around this?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 14, 2013, 09:01:49 PM
I am trying to book a ticket from DTW-LGA on Buisness due to the times of the flight, but they are considering it First class and charging triple Avios instead of double like they would for Buisness.
In the past I was able to book Buisness on this route for 9,000 each way now they want 13,500, is this a recent downgrade to the program? Anyway around this?
It was always like this.

Maybe when you booked NYC-YYZ/YUL it was 9k since it's an international ticket.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yas on July 14, 2013, 09:14:15 PM
It was always like this.

Maybe when you booked NYC-YYZ/YUL it was 9k since it's an international ticket.
I guess It's been a while since I last checked business on that route. I know more recently I was able to book a flight to Puerto Rico on business for double the Avios of economy, I guess they consider that international.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 14, 2013, 10:04:35 PM
It's not a matter of international or domestic, it has to do with it being a 2 or 3 cabin plane.

2 cabin planes and J = 3x Y.
3 cabing planes and J = 2x Y and F = 3x Y.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 14, 2013, 10:12:01 PM
It's not a matter of international or domestic, it has to do with it being a 2 or 3 cabin plane.

2 cabin planes and J = 3x Y.
3 cabing planes and J = 2x Y and F = 3x Y.
-1
Lga-yyz is a two cabin plane
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2013, 10:19:15 PM
It's not a matter of international or domestic
-1,000.
2/3 cabins only matters for domestic.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 14, 2013, 10:24:35 PM
And so it is.

But to -1000? I was just fine with Ergel's -1.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on July 16, 2013, 10:43:54 PM
How do I ensure that my AA card will get me free bags on my BA-booked flight? Every time I do it I end up jumping through hoops at the airport.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 16, 2013, 10:49:35 PM
How do I ensure that my AA card will get me free bags on my BA-booked flight? Every time I do it I end up jumping through hoops at the airport.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on July 16, 2013, 11:12:15 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252
Thanks. Apparently Finnair.com no longer has the Additional Details option. I tried on rj.com per the comments on your post, and it does allow me to change my BA # to my AA #, but when I try to save the info I get an error message "Please provide us with a birthdate. (1429)", even though there is nowhere on the page to enter a DOB. Any other ideas?

Also, if I'm flying with a wife and child, do I get 3 free bags?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ymperlow on July 16, 2013, 11:20:57 PM
PEBKAC

Dan what do you mean by PEBKAC? I also tried a ton of dates and there is rarely availability. I am not sure if this is because the Avios search engine isn't great and i should be calling up an agent...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mordy44 on July 17, 2013, 12:07:17 AM
I Just booked a 630 ticket with avios to ORD tomorrow morning. Can I be certain that the ticket will be issued? I got the reservation email but no email saying the ticket was issued yet, although its only been half an hour. (yes i did fill out the birthday).

BA office is closed 11-7

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on July 17, 2013, 12:08:45 AM
Check AA.com if its ticketed.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mordy44 on July 17, 2013, 12:11:06 AM
Status is unkown on AA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 17, 2013, 12:12:31 AM
Status is unkown on AA
It's not ticketed.

Call HKG.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 17, 2013, 12:14:02 AM
I want to book an Avios flight for 8:10 AM tomorrow morning. What are the odds of me having to deal with this "not ticketed" garbage?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mordy44 on July 17, 2013, 12:16:08 AM
It's not ticketed.

Call HKG.

HKG? you have #?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 17, 2013, 12:17:57 AM
852 3002 1208

I'm on the phone with them now.

Send me a pm if you want me to forward the line to you ;D
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mordy44 on July 17, 2013, 12:21:40 AM
sent pm
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on July 17, 2013, 01:04:30 AM
I Just booked a 630 ticket with avios to ORD tomorrow morning. Can I be certain that the ticket will be issued? I got the reservation email but no email saying the ticket was issued yet, although its only been half an hour. (yes i did fill out the birthday).

BA office is closed 11-7

BA doesn't send a "ticketed" email like UA.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mordy44 on July 17, 2013, 01:18:08 AM
BA doesn't send a "ticketed" email like UA.

Incorrect. Ba sends an eticket email. To check the "ticketed" status of the flight, you need to go to AA and make sure the status is "ticketed" not "unknown".

Thanks to MEIR613 for his help! I called the London office, and they then issued the ticket. All good.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 17, 2013, 10:10:41 AM
Incorrect. Ba sends an eticket email. To check the "ticketed" status of the flight, you need to go to AA and make sure the status is "ticketed" not "unknown".

Thanks to MEIR613 for his help! I called the London office, and they then issued the ticket. All good.
That won't get you anywhere.

You need to make sure you have an ETKT # one way or another.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2013, 11:04:41 AM
Just try to checkin on AA.com and you'll know.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2013, 11:05:10 AM
Thanks. Apparently Finnair.com no longer has the Additional Details option. I tried on rj.com per the comments on your post, and it does allow me to change my BA # to my AA #, but when I try to save the info I get an error message "Please provide us with a birthdate. (1429)", even though there is nowhere on the page to enter a DOB. Any other ideas?

Also, if I'm flying with a wife and child, do I get 3 free bags?
Just did a Finnair change now.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2013, 11:05:56 AM
Dan what do you mean by PEBKAC? I also tried a ton of dates and there is rarely availability. I am not sure if this is because the Avios search engine isn't great and i should be calling up an agent...
GIYF for abbreviations.
Also read: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on July 17, 2013, 12:03:12 PM
Just booked a BA ticket, and it wasn't ticketed either. They told me that they have a problem with DOB's not going in correctly. Make sure if you book Avios that it's actually "ticketed" BA does not send a separate "ticketed" email like UA does, and the confirmation email means nothing.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on July 17, 2013, 01:16:05 PM
Just did a Finnair change now.
Its not giving me that option. As you can see in my screenshot, the page I'm getting after entering My Booking looks completely different than the one you have in that post. (Clicking Additional Services just displays the passengers names, with no options of any sort.)

Do I need to create a Finnair user name and PW in order to do this? Otherwise I'll check back tomorrow, maybe it takes time to hit their system completely.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2013, 01:26:50 PM
PM me your info and I'll take a look.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Thingywingy on July 17, 2013, 02:40:36 PM
Im trying to find a short haul flight on BA from San Fran area to seattle. It seems aa doesnt fly from SFO to SEA. They only fly through partners. Are there any routes in that area that I can get with Avios? Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2013, 02:42:55 PM
Check saver availability on Alaska and then PUTPAC BA.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Thingywingy on July 17, 2013, 02:44:36 PM
Check saver availability on Alaska and then PUTPAC BA.
thanks I didnt realize you can book alaskan on avios. btw this is for trip from ny booked on jetblue deal. thanks for the deal!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2013, 02:47:45 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bruce on July 17, 2013, 09:19:21 PM
Dan-

Going to YYZ on Fri with an infant.

When AA asks me by online check in... "Is anyone in this reservation travelling with an infant?" Can I click NO so that I can go ahead with the check in and still add the baby at the airport once I already have my boarding pass in hand?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 17, 2013, 09:43:33 PM
Dan-

Going to YYZ on Fri with an infant.

When AA asks me by online check in... "Is anyone in this reservation travelling with an infant?" Can I click NO so that I can go ahead with the check in and still add the baby at the airport once I already have my boarding pass in hand?
Much better off adding infant in advance over the phone. For some reason it's complicated for this route. I've nearly missed my flight
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on July 17, 2013, 09:51:28 PM
Much better off adding infant in advance over the phone. For some reason it's complicated for this route. I've nearly missed my flight
thats because its international, and you need to pay the taxes, versus domestic where you don't. Add it over the phone and save yourself the headache
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bruce on July 17, 2013, 11:10:58 PM
thats because its international, and you need to pay the taxes, versus domestic where you don't. Add it over the phone and save yourself the headache
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I didn't realize that you can add iver the phone. do I add with AA or BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 17, 2013, 11:12:20 PM
thats because its international, and you need to pay the taxes, versus domestic where you don't. Add it over the phone and save yourself the headache
[/quote

I didn't realize that you can add iver the phone. do I add with AA or BA
AA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 17, 2013, 11:57:09 PM
Called HKG office to issue tickets, assuming it was a DOB issue.

HKG office said (i) I needed to call US office to issue tickets, and (ii) I needed to provide them with DOB, passport # and passport expiry??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 18, 2013, 12:53:12 AM
Called HKG office to issue tickets, assuming it was a DOB issue.

HKG office said (i) I needed to call US office to issue tickets, and (ii) I needed to provide them with DOB, passport # and passport expiry??
Whens the ticket for?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 18, 2013, 01:07:56 AM
A few weeks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 18, 2013, 01:49:36 AM
A few weeks.
What's the rush to call HKG. Just call the American Dept. tomorrow.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 18, 2013, 02:12:08 AM
Always seem to miss them during the day.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 18, 2013, 02:12:47 AM
Always seem to miss them during the day.
Call LHR now, you will have a lot better chance.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bruce on July 18, 2013, 12:57:50 PM
Much better off adding infant in advance over the phone. For some reason it's complicated for this route. I've nearly missed my flight

So I called AA and they actually added the infant FREE OF CHARGE. But they also said that because there is an infant on the reservation...I can't check in online?

Anyway around this???
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 18, 2013, 06:28:51 PM
So I called AA and they actually added the infant FREE OF CHARGE. But they also said that because there is an infant on the reservation...I can't check in online?

Anyway around this???
I would be very wary. Call back to confirm the infant.
What's the difference, just check in at an airport kiosk?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 18, 2013, 07:11:41 PM
Just got off the phone with BA. Again a DOB issue  ::)

Anyway, they know about the ticketing issue. They've been having a problem with all partner bookings for the last two weeks, and have "escalated it to the highest levels to be addressed."

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 18, 2013, 07:48:59 PM
Just got off the phone with BA. Again a DOB issue  ::)

Anyway, they know about the ticketing issue. They've been having a problem with all partner bookings for the last two weeks, and have "escalated it to the highest levels to be addressed."
I think they told me that X weeks ago......
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bruce on July 18, 2013, 09:59:46 PM
I would be very wary. Call back to confirm the infant.
What's the difference, just check in at an airport kiosk?

The difference is a big difference of when you have to arrive to the airport.

Bottom line question is...

Has anyone figured out a way to check in an infant online???
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on July 18, 2013, 10:05:28 PM
The difference is a big difference of when you have to arrive to the airport.

Bottom line question is...

Has anyone figured out a way to check in an infant online???
you can't, unless you pay for an infant ticket
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 18, 2013, 10:19:57 PM
The difference is a big difference of when you have to arrive to the airport.

Bottom line question is...

Has anyone figured out a way to check in an infant online???
No difference as to when you have to arrive at the airport. I've flown this route five times rt in the last six months. Show up 35 minutes before departure. Check in in seconds. Walk up to gate. Unless your infants not really added which I suspect it's not
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on July 19, 2013, 06:16:30 AM
I'm short of some BA Avios, and I need to book a flight ASAP.  Here are my options to obtain those Avios; I can either convert or trade one of the currencies that I own below.  Which in your (DDFer's) opinion is the most lucrative (cheapest) value?  What's my best option?  TIA!

Chase UR 1:1

SPG 1:1  (not transferring 20:25)

Marriott: 30,000 Rewards Points into 10,000 Avios

Hilton: 10,000 HHonors Points = 1,000 Avios.

Priority Club (IHG): 10,000 Priority Club points = 2,000 Avios.

Delta: trade (negot.)

US Airways: trade  (negot.)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 19, 2013, 08:51:58 AM
Just got off the phone with BA. Again a DOB issue  ::)

Anyway, they know about the ticketing issue. They've been having a problem with all partner bookings for the last two weeks, and have "escalated it to the highest levels to be addressed."

Great, so it should be taken care of in two, maybe three years or so. 8)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: menachem_m on July 19, 2013, 01:23:09 PM
Keep in mind not all of those will be an instant transfer.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 19, 2013, 01:41:11 PM
So I called AA and they actually added the infant FREE OF CHARGE. But they also said that because there is an infant on the reservation...I can't check in online?

Anyway around this???
Update?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on July 19, 2013, 02:19:39 PM
Keep in mind not all of those will be an instant transfer.
Which (besides SPG)?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bruce on July 20, 2013, 10:57:36 PM
Update?

It was indeed free. They printed up the boarding pass in the airport.

Again I ask anyone: Is there a way to check a baby in ONLINE on BA/AA??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bruce on July 20, 2013, 11:14:02 PM
HELP TIME SENSITIVE!!

Just booked a ticket BA/AA now for 920 tomorrow morning and BA not open to put in birthday?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wierdal832 on July 20, 2013, 11:26:10 PM
HELP TIME SENSITIVE!!

Just booked a ticket BA/AA now for 920 tomorrow morning and BA not open to put in birthday?
Try calling ba in Europe in a few hours.  Just a thought 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on July 21, 2013, 05:40:28 PM
I'm short of some BA Avios, and I need to book a flight ASAP.  Here are my options to obtain those Avios; I can either convert or trade one of the currencies that I own below.  Which in your (DDFer's) opinion is the most lucrative (cheapest) value?  What's my best option?  TIA!

Chase UR 1:1

SPG 1:1  (not transferring 20:25)

Marriott: 30,000 Rewards Points into 10,000 Avios

Hilton: 10,000 HHonors Points = 1,000 Avios.

Priority Club (IHG): 10,000 Priority Club points = 2,000 Avios.

Delta: trade (negot.)

US Airways: trade  (negot.)
Just to follow up, for anyone interested in doing this in the future (not because it's an optimal usage of points, but rather due to falling short on airline miles when in need). 

Winded up using Marriott points.  They said it would take 3 business days; it took 2 days, one of them being Sunday.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 22, 2013, 11:36:05 AM
Trying to book QF award on BA and getting this:

(http://i.imgur.com/6odlALf.png)

Any ideas?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2013, 11:58:16 AM
PUTPAC?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 22, 2013, 12:07:34 PM
Was trying to avoid that.

But if I must...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on July 22, 2013, 12:13:15 PM
Trying to book QF award on BA and getting this:

(http://i.imgur.com/6odlALf.png)

Any ideas?
Which route?

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on July 22, 2013, 12:38:28 PM
Was trying to avoid that.

But if I must...
Yesterday I had to HUCA like 8 times.
Most of their Reps. are simply incompetent and rude. They do have some really kind ones though.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 22, 2013, 12:46:08 PM
Yesterday I had to HUCA like 8 times.
Most of their Reps. are simply incompetent and rude. They do have some really kind ones though.
Don't think I ever came across an incompetent BA USA rep. Happens on the DXB-LHR flight and others. No problem by phone.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on July 22, 2013, 01:20:42 PM
Don't think I ever came across an incompetent BA USA rep.
+1
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on July 22, 2013, 04:06:27 PM
Yesterday I had to HUCA like 8 times.
Most of their Reps. are simply incompetent and rude. They do have some really kind ones though.
Don't think I ever came across an incompetent BA USA rep. Happens on the DXB-LHR flight and others. No problem by phone.
+1
Ok, ok.  I'll agree there are a lot worse out there, but still don't hold a candle to the Continental desk.
This was my scenario yesterday; I wanted to book an intnl flight which includes a connection.  Problem was that on the website it would only show availability when I searched the two segments separately, but not as one itinerary = higher fees, a common BA issue.
When I called, they told me they can't marry the two segments... Don't you call that incompetent??!
She's gonna tell me about a route that I've flown so many times, and that is available on many other dates, that they can't marry the segments?!
One after another, very rude (mostly females).
That's why I had to HUCA about 8 times.
Maybe it was only the Sunday crew, who knows.
FTR, I've been booking with BA ever since I started churning, as they were one of my first CC.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 22, 2013, 04:56:37 PM
Why not just book 'em separately?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on July 22, 2013, 05:39:01 PM
Why not just book 'em separately?
= higher fees
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 22, 2013, 06:13:00 PM


How much are we talking about, a few dollars?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on July 22, 2013, 06:48:45 PM
How much are we talking about, a few dollars?
>20
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 22, 2013, 06:49:32 PM
For ~$20, it's probably not even worth your time to HUCA 8 times.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 22, 2013, 08:53:34 PM
Anywhere cool or interesting that recommended to use BA points for vacation next week

I have to ask... do you THINK before hitting "post" on a post like that?

Don't you think it'd help to know WHERE you're flying from?

How far you're willing to travel? The length of the potential trip?

Or perhaps, by posting in the "Next Vacation - Ideas" thread?

#seriously.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cashman on July 22, 2013, 09:06:58 PM
Is anyone having problems doing same day booking. BA is not allowing it online or on the phone with me
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on July 23, 2013, 10:31:00 AM
can i change a return flight time within 24 hours of flight?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 23, 2013, 10:35:47 AM
can i change a return flight time within 24 hours of flight?
No. What do you want to change?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on July 23, 2013, 10:39:16 AM
No. What do you want to change?
Take a later flight
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 23, 2013, 10:41:19 AM
Take a later flight
Same day? Just show up late and ask to be put on the later flight, you won't have any problems (assuming there is room)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on July 23, 2013, 10:42:18 AM
Same day? Just show up late and ask to be put on the later flight, you won't have any problems (assuming there is room)

can i rely on this method 100%  ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 23, 2013, 10:44:19 AM
can i rely on this method 100%  ?
I've done it on more than one occasion. Worse case they charge you $75. Again, all contingent on the flight not being full
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on July 23, 2013, 10:46:10 AM
I've done it on more than one occasion. Worse case they charge you $75. Again, all contingent on the flight not being full

the flight is still avail. for booking on BA.com
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on July 23, 2013, 10:46:59 AM
the flight is still avail. for booking on BA.com
You'll be fine
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 23, 2013, 08:47:51 PM
is there a risk in booking ba for someone else?  flight is tomorrow and will use account holder cc
 
How do I add birthday to make the ticket "issued"?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Homeandl on July 23, 2013, 10:09:40 PM
is there a risk in booking ba for someone else?  flight is tomorrow and will use account holder cc
 
How do I add birthday to make the ticket "issued"?
A. No, in fact IIRC, BA even has a checkbox that you need to select if the account holder is not traveling

B. Call them and ask them to add your birthday, or you won't be ticketed
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on July 23, 2013, 10:51:22 PM
A. No, in fact IIRC, BA even has a checkbox that you need to select if the account holder is not traveling
lol
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2013, 11:29:01 PM
A. No, in fact IIRC, BA even has a checkbox that you need to select if the account holder is not traveling
(http://www.mersenneforum.org/images/smilies/extra/bangheadonwall.gif)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Homeandl on July 24, 2013, 12:27:45 AM
(http://www.mersenneforum.org/images/smilies/extra/bangheadonwall.gif)
I love taking attitude here, so what the hell, I'll ask, what are you saying? Take a look here http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1120240-buying-ticket-someone-else-using-my-credit-card-can-i-do.html
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: aviz on July 25, 2013, 05:20:30 PM
Has anyone tried booking an avios flight today? .. I see no availability when there tons of direct AA flights in Saaver availability
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2013, 05:21:26 PM
Has anyone tried booking an avios flight today? .. I see no availability when there tons of direct AA flights in Saaver availability
Correct thread and format for award search issues is here:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14911
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yehoshua on July 26, 2013, 01:05:47 PM
Any way to get back Avios for a booking within 24h of departure? Will a real sob story work?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 26, 2013, 01:21:09 PM
It has worked in the past, as reported here.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PacoDeGato on July 26, 2013, 03:13:50 PM
Just booked a BA ticket, and it wasn't ticketed either. They told me that they have a problem with DOB's not going in correctly. Make sure if you book Avios that it's actually "ticketed" BA does not send a separate "ticketed" email like UA does, and the confirmation email means nothing.

I booked an AA flight on BA.com using avios about a month ago. I got the e-ticket email from BA but I can't figure out how to find out if I got ticketed as far as AA goes. How do I look it up on AA with the BA confirmation code? I get an error when I try it. My flight isn't until October, but in reading about these "DOB problems" it got me concerned as to whether I actually have a seat.

PDG
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 26, 2013, 03:19:05 PM
AFAIK, if you have the actual ticket number, you're good.

You can also see if you have a ticket number on CMT (https://www.checkmytrip.com/cmt/apf/cmtng/index?LANGUAGE=US&SITE=NCMTNCMT). I've never had an issue as long as it showed the ticket # there.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2013, 03:27:20 PM
AFAIK, if you have the actual ticket number, you're good.
+1, all of the problems are when they don't send you a ticket number in the confirmation email.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PacoDeGato on July 26, 2013, 03:31:18 PM
AJK,

I just signed up for CMT and put in the confirmation number and it came up okay. It says confirmed and has all the info, including the e-ticket number, etc.

So, if someone books an AA flight through BA, as far as the AA site is concerned, you don't exist (i.e. no way to check anything regarding that flight even though it is on their airline)?

I guess I don't understand what the earlier posts are referring to when they are saying that their BA reservation didn't get ticketed and that the confirmation email is meaningless. That's all I got too...

I (obviously) never booked through BA before, so this is all new to me, so thanks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PacoDeGato on July 26, 2013, 03:32:49 PM
+1, all of the problems are when they don't send you a ticket number in the confirmation email.

Ah, okay--I clearly have an e-ticket number there, so that's good to know.

Thanks again to everyone! Just didn't want to be stranded in SXM (guess that wouldn't be so bad...)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on July 26, 2013, 03:35:11 PM
To check your rsvn on AA, you need to get their PNR/Confirmation #.

Sometimes you can get that on CMT as well, but I haven't been successful recently.

You may also find it on finnair.com?

Of course, you can PUTPAC BA/AA to get it.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2013, 04:24:49 PM
AJK,

I just signed up for CMT and put in the confirmation number and it came up okay. It says confirmed and has all the info, including the e-ticket number, etc.

So, if someone books an AA flight through BA, as far as the AA site is concerned, you don't exist (i.e. no way to check anything regarding that flight even though it is on their airline)?

I guess I don't understand what the earlier posts are referring to when they are saying that their BA reservation didn't get ticketed and that the confirmation email is meaningless. That's all I got too...

I (obviously) never booked through BA before, so this is all new to me, so thanks.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: aviz on July 26, 2013, 04:36:41 PM
speaking of that post ... it mentions that occasionally you get a free checked bag by booking with Avios... assuming you dont have an AA card or statys, how do you go about know if you get a free bag or not ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PacoDeGato on July 29, 2013, 10:50:29 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252

Thanks, Dan.

That is a very helpful post for me and I have bookmarked it for future reference!

PDG
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: aviz on July 29, 2013, 11:30:28 AM
i went through the steps in the post .. and didn't have the drop down menu at Finnair ...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 01, 2013, 07:03:45 PM
Is it at all possible to set an alert on systems like EF, KVS, Nexus etc, for a seat becoming available on Air Berlin (using Avios)?

With all you mega users of those programs, does anyone have an answer??? 

TIA!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 05, 2013, 11:26:55 PM
Is it at all possible to set an alert on systems like EF, KVS, Nexus etc, for a seat becoming available on Air Berlin (using Avios)?

With all you mega users of those programs, does anyone have an answer??? 

TIA!
BUMP
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: gersh on August 07, 2013, 12:50:55 PM
dan, you stated on today's posting about the 50k bonus. is it also restricted to not having the card in the last 12 months?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 07, 2013, 01:14:39 PM
Is it at all possible to set an alert on systems like EF, KVS, Nexus etc, for a seat becoming available on Air Berlin (using Avios)?

With all you mega users of those programs, does anyone have an answer??? 

TIA!
Bump again.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Cbs on August 07, 2013, 01:56:45 PM
i just got a confirmation number all in Numbers! is that also an update on the website?
never seen that before
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: shmebeble on August 08, 2013, 10:15:31 AM
How can I be sure that my ticket will work once I get to the airport!?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on August 08, 2013, 10:19:36 AM
How can I be sure that my ticket will work once I get to the airport!?

??? Its a ticket. Once you get a confirmation then you have a ticket.

I don't get your question. If anyone buys a ticket how can they be sure it will work? That why you get a confirmation number.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: shmebeble on August 08, 2013, 10:23:09 AM
I was told people have issues if they didnt enter their birthday. Have you never heard of this?
MY ticket is for Cape town so I dont want to be stuck there!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on August 08, 2013, 10:26:35 AM
I was told people have issues if they didnt enter their birthday. Have you never heard of this?
MY ticket is for Cape town so I dont want to be stuck there!


Oh that issue, should have been more clear. You were very vague and I dont like mind guessing games.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: shmebeble on August 08, 2013, 10:29:15 AM


Oh that issue, should have been more clear. You were very vague and I dont like mind guessing games.
Thanks!

He only says you should check 24 hrs before to make sure you have a ticket.
I want more assurance than that!!
I booked my ticket a few weeks ago, and do not remember entering my birthday!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on August 08, 2013, 10:47:26 AM
Try pulling up your reservation on AA.com and see whether it says ticketed or unknown.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Feivish on August 08, 2013, 03:59:41 PM
Try pulling up your reservation on AA.com and see whether it says ticketed or unknown.
+1, and if doesn't say ticketed you will need to contact BA and verify your DOB, and once confirmed it should say ticketed on AA. Just had same story 2 minute call and was all resolved.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: how on August 08, 2013, 05:15:33 PM
about what are BA avios worth these days? I AM NOT LOOKING TO SELL., SO PLEASE DONT PM ME, i just am trying to figure out if I should buy a ticket or use my Avios.
TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Feivish on August 09, 2013, 10:07:35 AM
about what are BA avios worth these days? I AM NOT LOOKING TO SELL., SO PLEASE DONT PM ME, i just am trying to figure out if I should buy a ticket or use my Avios.
TIA
Domestic the best.
MIA 15k round trip.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: how on August 09, 2013, 10:15:41 AM
Domestic the best.
MIA 15k round trip.
?? Im talking about monetary value of each mile
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: aviz on August 09, 2013, 10:26:29 AM
about what are BA avios worth these days? I AM NOT LOOKING TO SELL., SO PLEASE DONT PM ME, i just am trying to figure out if I should buy a ticket or use my Avios.
TIA
If your not looking to sell, then they are worth whatever your travel needs are.....

Their value is tremendous if you need to make a last minute short - medium domestic flight which would cost 600-800 dollars but only 9-20k avios.....

their points usually is still generally best to use domestically because it will most likely always be better then other points (unless you have a SW companion pass)

so if you dont have a lot of these then yes, it may make sense to save them for that rainy day, but I pretty much always would use them and they should always at least get you 1.5 cents .. (ie 20,000 miles instead of a 300 dollar ticket)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Feivish on August 09, 2013, 10:35:36 AM
If your not looking to sell, then they are worth whatever your travel needs are.....

Their value is tremendous if you need to make a last minute short - medium domestic flight which would cost 600-800 dollars but only 9-20k avios.....

their points usually is still generally best to use domestically because it will most likely always be better then other points (unless you have a SW companion pass)

so if you dont have a lot of these then yes, it may make sense to save them for that rainy day, but I pretty much always would use them and they should always at least get you 1.5 cents .. (ie 20,000 miles instead of a 300 dollar ticket)
?? Im talking about monetary value of each mile
1+
Yes, most of the times when traveling short to mid domestic you will get a better deal with points vs cash value
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ShlomoM on August 09, 2013, 12:10:39 PM
Tried transferring MR to avois and they put a hold on for 3 days I called both to no avail any suggestions?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Feivish on August 09, 2013, 02:08:22 PM
Tried transferring MR to avois and they put a hold on for 3 days I called both to no avail any suggestions?
They, who?.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ShlomoM on August 09, 2013, 02:58:04 PM
They, who?.
Ba
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: aviz on August 09, 2013, 05:10:37 PM
Ba
Was it your MR account ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ShlomoM on August 09, 2013, 05:38:49 PM
Was it your MR account ?
No mr sent it thru within 5 mins ba said since first time transferring it takes 3 days
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: YOSEF on August 10, 2013, 10:41:55 PM
No mr sent it thru within 5 mins ba said since first time transferring it takes 3 days
Incorrect.
Check balance now.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ShlomoM on August 11, 2013, 12:46:08 AM
Incorrect.
Check balance now.
I called ba that's what they told me and yes I checked my balance before I called
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 11, 2013, 01:41:15 AM
Is it at all possible to set an alert on systems like EF, KVS, Nexus etc, for a seat becoming available on Air Berlin (using Avios)?

With all you mega users of those programs, does anyone have an answer??? 

TIA!
Bump.
Wow, such ענוות here.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ari2955 on August 11, 2013, 06:05:48 PM
I'm flying TLV-TXL-JFK next week, 1st leg is economy 2nd is Business, Booked using Avios.
Can I check-in 2 bags?
 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smart brit on August 11, 2013, 08:14:34 PM
I'm flying TLV-TXL-JFK next week, 1st leg is economy 2nd is Business, Booked using Avios.
Can I check-in 2 bags?
Booked in 1 reservation? If so the answer is yes.
If it's 2 separate reservations then it would depend on the agent @tlv
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yitz on August 11, 2013, 09:45:56 PM
I just tried booking a flight CLE - NYC round trip for next Sunday and it is asking for 36000 points for 2 people. I flew 4 weeks ago and it was only 18000 for 2 people. Anyone have information on this?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on August 11, 2013, 09:47:55 PM
I just tried booking a flight CLE - NYC round trip for next Sunday and it is asking for 36000 points for 2 people. I flew 4 weeks ago and it was only 18000 for 2 people. Anyone have information on this?
Doesn't make sense.

Pm me dates.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on August 11, 2013, 10:01:42 PM
One way is only available in "First Class", which is 3 Xs the amount of miles.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yitz on August 11, 2013, 10:06:15 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Excalibur on August 14, 2013, 07:54:57 PM
I bought someone's avios and they have a household set up that allows anyone that contributes their miles to use the account. I'm trying to book a ticket for someone not on the list and it says that I can't book it without an adult and refuses to let me book a ticket for a person off that list. Is there a way around this?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on August 14, 2013, 08:10:25 PM
Break up the family account?

No one not in a family account can be booked.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Excalibur on August 14, 2013, 08:11:24 PM
is there a way to break up the family account without them losing their miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Excalibur on August 15, 2013, 11:28:14 PM
I worked that out.

I added them to the family account. but when I'm booking the ticket it asks if a the credit card holder is flying on the flight. is it ok if i use my (nothing to do with the account) credit card even though it says 'yes' (the credit card holder is flying) ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on August 18, 2013, 01:41:21 AM
Whats up with BA.

I know sometimes they don't show flights, but tonight is insane.

I cant find anything that's on AA.

#frustration
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mendel72 on August 19, 2013, 02:14:27 PM
BA charges 10000 miles for DTW-MIA, even though the distance is (slightly) less than 1150 miles wherever I checked.

Any way to convince them to correct this?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on August 19, 2013, 02:15:52 PM
Where did you check?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mendel72 on August 19, 2013, 02:18:33 PM
On a few different websites, including Great Circle Mapper recommended by Dan.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on August 19, 2013, 02:19:18 PM
Try calling. Can't hurt. And BA has some good reps working for them.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on August 19, 2013, 02:27:29 PM
On a few different websites, including Great Circle Mapper recommended by Dan.

Just because gcmap says its <1150 (namely, 1145) doesn't mean that is how it's calculated by BA for their award chart.

In all likelihood, gcmap is off by 5+ mi as compared to BA's calculation.

ETA:

In fact, here it shows it as 1150 even: http://www.webflyer.com/travel/mileage_calculator/getmileage.php?city=dtw&city=mia&city=&city=&city=&city=&bonus=0&bonus_use_min=0&class_bonus=0&class_bonus_use_min=0&promo_bonus=0&promo_bonus_use_min=0&min=0&min_type=m&ticket_price=
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mendel72 on August 19, 2013, 02:54:53 PM
Just spoke to them. They say that according to their calculations the distance was 1153 miles!

How could there be a difference of 8 miles between two systems measuring the distance between the exact same places?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: shmebeble on August 22, 2013, 09:51:45 AM
Just spoke to them. They say that according to their calculations the distance was 1153 miles!

How could there be a difference of 8 miles between two systems measuring the distance between the exact same places?
Which area of the airport they take off and land? ;D
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on September 08, 2013, 09:07:46 PM
I booked NYC-CLE with Avios a couple months ago for a flight in October. I just realized that I had put in the wrong dates. Assuming there's availability for the dates I do need, am I able to change the tickets? Do I contact BA or American, and at what number? Also, I had added a lap infant to the ticket. Will I need to do that again?   
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on September 08, 2013, 09:21:25 PM
I booked NYC-CLE with Avios a couple months ago for a flight in October. I just realized that I had put in the wrong dates. Assuming there's availability for the dates I do need, am I able to change the tickets? Do I contact BA or American, and at what number? Also, I had added a lap infant to the ticket. Will I need to do that again?

Yes. With change fee (or just cancel and rebook).

BA.

Executive club.

Yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on September 08, 2013, 09:24:00 PM
Thanks. In regards to:
Yes. With change fee (or just cancel and rebook).
Which option is cheaper? Cancel and rebook will only cost me the taxes I had originally paid, correct?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on September 08, 2013, 09:48:57 PM
According to BA.com it will cost me $240 to change the dates for all 3 passengers. If I cancel and rebook I'll only be out the $15 I had originally paid but will be refunded all the Avios I had used for the tickets, correct? If yes, it definitely makes more sense to cancel and rebook.

One more question: AA.com shows plenty of availability for one of the flights I need, but BA.com shows 0 reward seats available. Is there any way I can get on that flight using Avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2013, 12:20:21 AM
Thanks. In regards to:Which option is cheaper? Cancel and rebook will only cost me the taxes I had originally paid, correct?

It'll cost you $65/$40 or forfeit the taxes, whichever is cheaper, if cancelled online.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on September 10, 2013, 01:03:42 AM
Do BA companion passes only work when flying BA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on September 10, 2013, 02:36:46 AM
Do BA companion passes only work when flying BA?

Correct.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on September 10, 2013, 10:51:32 AM
I have been checking BA daily to see if any flights open for a specific day. Is there any way to automate this? Any website or anything that will alert me in the event of an opening?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on September 10, 2013, 04:48:26 PM
Are Avios good "points to have"?
Meaning: If I have a choice to earn $30,000 worth of points a year-either UR, SPG or Avios as my primary points, which is best? (Taking into account the companion pass etc.)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on September 10, 2013, 05:22:46 PM
Are Avios good "points to have"?
Meaning: If I have a choice to earn $30,000 worth of points a year-either UR, SPG or Avios as my primary points, which is best? (Taking into account the companion pass etc.)

If you travel a lot short haul domestic on AA then perhaps. Otherwise I'd go with SPG.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on September 10, 2013, 07:08:58 PM
I have been checking BA daily to see if any flights open for a specific day. Is there any way to automate this? Any website or anything that will alert me in the event of an opening?
Expert Flyer.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on September 10, 2013, 11:20:25 PM
If you travel a lot short haul domestic on AA then perhaps. Otherwise I'd go with SPG.
Gotchya. Thanks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 10, 2013, 11:56:38 PM
Are Avios good "points to have"?
Meaning: If I have a choice to earn $30,000 worth of points a year-either UR, SPG or Avios as my primary points, which is best? (Taking into account the companion pass etc.)
No question UR or SPG - depending which one you value more - as you have the freedom to transfer them any time to BA, but you can also use the points for other airlines.

Big minus of SPG: IIRC PCMIIW some transfers can take a few days.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on September 10, 2013, 11:58:45 PM
Ah, my bad. I totally blanked that UR transfer to BA. On the other hand isnt there a bonus for spending a certain amount yearly on the BA card?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on September 11, 2013, 12:10:42 AM
Ah, my bad. I totally blanked that UR transfer to BA. On the other hand isnt there a bonus for spending a certain amount yearly on the BA card?

If you spend 30k/year you get a companion certificate which is (almost) worthless.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on September 11, 2013, 12:25:27 AM
If you spend 30k/year you get a companion certificate which is (almost) worthless.
-1

Depends for who.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on September 11, 2013, 12:28:04 AM
No question UR or SPG - depending which one you value more - as you have the freedom to transfer them any time to BA, but you can also use the points for other airlines.

Big minus of SPG: IIRC PCMIIW some transfers can take a few days.
That much I know. ::)
But-
On the other hand isnt there a bonus for spending a certain amount yearly on the BA card?
If you spend 30k/year you get a companion certificate which is (almost) worthless.
That's what I wanted to know.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on September 11, 2013, 05:13:43 AM
-1

Depends for who.

I would say for most people, as for the heavy surcharges they add, and it's only on BA metal.                                                                                           
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yossi4k on September 11, 2013, 08:28:15 AM
Not sure if this has been mentioned before but I just noticed that taxes for redemption to Toronto is just on the way back. On the way there it's just $5 8) Almost positive last time I checked it was split in half.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on September 11, 2013, 09:39:35 AM
Not sure if this has been mentioned before but I just noticed that taxes for redemption to Toronto is just on the way back. On the way there it's just $5 8) Almost positive last time I checked it was split in half.
always been like that. Shld be 2.50$ tax on the way there
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: jaywhy on September 11, 2013, 09:46:23 AM
always been like that. Shld be 2.50$ tax on the way there
Probably a stop on the outbound.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 11, 2013, 09:52:00 AM
That much I know. ::)
But-That's what I wanted to know.
I would say for most people, as for the heavy surcharges they add, and it's only on BA metal.                                                                                         
+1.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Supereema on September 11, 2013, 01:07:05 PM
I am having trouble on the british airways site.the only way I know to check off "use Avios" is to login. when I do and check "use avios" something happens and it doesnt recognize it and later tells me that British Airways doesn't fly that route.Is there another way to get the screen that says use Avios? ( the regular flight screen doesnt give that option)Ive tried logging out and relogging back in and it still doesnt work.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on September 11, 2013, 01:18:00 PM
I am having trouble on the british airways site.the only way I know to check off "use Avios" is to login. when I do and check "use avios" something happens and it doesnt recognize it and later tells me that British Airways doesn't fly that route.Is there another way to get the screen that says use Avios? ( the regular flight screen doesnt give that option)Ive tried logging out and relogging back in and it still doesnt work.
Try a different browser?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shmelly on September 11, 2013, 01:40:50 PM
Expert Flyer.
Only in the paid version, correct?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Daniel on September 15, 2013, 10:27:11 AM
Is the refund bug (i.e. only lose taxes/ but no cancellation fee) still working?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on September 15, 2013, 10:46:49 AM
I booked the wrong date for my son's flight home from Toronto.  The date has passed and now I see the mistake.
What are my options?  Can I get anything back?
Title: How to book with avios?
Post by: machakule on September 16, 2013, 01:25:57 AM
I need advice. I am looking to go to seattle for sukkos, I have amex points I would like to use, I was told I should transfer them to avios, how do I go about redeeming them? I checked the AA site and they have availability, I checked with Alaska air and they have availability as well, but when I check on Ba.com It says they don't fly those routes, any advice on how I can work this out? 
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: Saver2000 on September 16, 2013, 01:29:14 AM
I need advice. I am looking to go to seattle for sukkos, I have amex points I would like to use, I was told I should transfer them to avios, how do I go about redeeming them? I checked the AA site and they have availability, I checked with Alaska air and they have availability as well, but when I check on Ba.com It says they don't fly those routes, any advice on how I can work this out?
There is a thread dedicated specifically for this issue. 

You need to check the box that says "show partner airlines"  or something like that 
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: machakule on September 16, 2013, 01:34:51 AM
Thanks! any idea how to find the thread?
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: Saver2000 on September 16, 2013, 01:45:05 AM
Thanks! any idea how to find the thread?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14911.0

Checkout the links in the wiki.

For your issue you may need to search a few days out,  and then work your way over to your dates. 
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: machakule on September 16, 2013, 01:57:17 AM
THanks again! I don't see any option for "include partners!
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: Saver2000 on September 16, 2013, 02:05:56 AM
THanks again! I don't see any option for "include partners!
Did you read the thread? Did you check out the links in the wiki? Did you read about picking a different date and then working your way backwards?
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: machakule on September 16, 2013, 02:13:59 AM
I checked out the thread...... tried Many other dates, it gives an error message "british airways and its partners do not fly this route". I checked aa.com and they have the saaver option available for 12.5 k as well as alaska air.
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: machakule on September 16, 2013, 02:15:20 AM
What do you mean, "the link in the wiki"?
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: Saver2000 on September 16, 2013, 02:22:27 AM
What do you mean, "the link in the wiki"?
Read this
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467

Is it a connecting flight?
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: machakule on September 16, 2013, 02:39:03 AM
I read the link.. it is not a connecting flight. Would the fact that I just signed up for avios and havent transfered any points yet be the problem?
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: machakule on September 16, 2013, 02:46:23 AM
another thing I noticed, I think AA uses Alaska air for its flight, could that have to do with it? even though I'm pretty sure BA is connected with Alaska as well.
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: Saver2000 on September 16, 2013, 02:50:12 AM
Post your dates and route in the thread I linked to above,  and hopefully someone  be able to help you. 
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: chucksterace on September 16, 2013, 03:38:10 AM
If you post in the correct thread, then I'll volunteer my help.
Title: Re: How to book with avios?
Post by: YOSEF on September 16, 2013, 07:27:45 AM
1. AS doesn't show up on ba.com-need to call in.
2. You need to do an award search-spending avios- not a regular search. If you get "ba and its partners don't fly that route" or something to that effect, you did a revenue search.

3. Mods, please merge this thread.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on September 16, 2013, 12:38:34 PM
I booked the wrong date for my son's flight home from Toronto.  The date has passed and now I see the mistake.
What are my options?  Can I get anything back?
Or did I lose my points and I should forget about it?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on September 16, 2013, 12:42:33 PM
Or did I lose my points and I should forget about it?
Points are gone. However, you should be able to recoup the taxes. PUTPAC
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 07:27:44 PM
Booked someone LGA-DTW round trip. They now want me to change the return to a different day. What is the best way to go about it, cancel/rebook or change? Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 08:10:35 PM
anyone? I need to change this ASAP!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: alpicone on September 23, 2013, 08:18:33 PM

Booked someone LGA-DTW round trip. They now want me to change the return to a different day. What is the best way to go about it, cancel/rebook or change? Thanks!

If the flights are available now you can just cancel and book the new flights. Cost to cancel thy flight should be $2.50 per segment.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on September 23, 2013, 08:19:34 PM
You pay less if you cancel and rebook (only taxes paid), but make sure there's availability before you do that.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 08:24:25 PM
You pay less if you cancel and rebook (only taxes paid), but make sure there's availability before you do that.
Just realized that I was not clear.  They already flew first segment.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on September 23, 2013, 08:29:30 PM
CMIIW, I don't think you can cancel at this point.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: alpicone on September 23, 2013, 08:31:43 PM
Yet another reason to always book BA flights as two one ways. Same price as one round trip.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2013, 08:33:30 PM
Yet another reason to always book BA flights as two one ways. Same price as one round trip.
There's a reason I write that in the knowledgebase.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 08:35:21 PM
CMIIW, I don't think you can cancel at this point.
You probably are right, so now I can only change it for $40? How do I go about this? could not get it to work online, and over the phone I was told that they are open "until 8 PM according to eastern timings ( ::) )"
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 08:36:15 PM
There's a reason I write that in the knowledgebase.
Have done that in the past, but now I know to do it even when there is little chance that it will have to changed :(
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 08:59:49 PM
Can I call a different country now that the US office is closed?  I need to rebook for tomorrow...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on September 23, 2013, 09:09:05 PM
Can I call a different country now that the US office is closed?  I need to rebook for tomorrow...
I have never had success changing within 24 hours of flight
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Saver2000 on September 23, 2013, 09:23:04 PM
I have never had success changing within 24 hours of flight
I think he's looking to book a new ticket,  (Which can't be done online within 24 hours?).
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 09:28:31 PM
I think he's looking to book a new ticket,  (Which can't be done online within 24 hours?).
Actually to change the ticket, otherwise I will need to book a new one.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 09:29:02 PM
Just got off the phone with Honk Kong office, they say they can't access it - only US office can...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 09:33:25 PM
So what do you guys suggest I do.
a) Give up on changing (since Ergel says it can't be done within 24 hrs) and book new ticket.
b) Wait till tomorrow 7:30 AM and call to change original ticket.
c) Book a new ticket as a backup, and attempt to change original ticket tomorrow 7:30 AM
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Saver2000 on September 23, 2013, 09:38:17 PM
So what do you guys suggest I do.
a) Give up on changing (since Ergel says it can't be done within 24 hrs) and book new ticket.
b) Wait till tomorrow 7:30 AM and call to change original ticket.
c) Book a new ticket as a backup, and attempt to change original ticket tomorrow 7:30 AM
Im no expert,  but I say c.  All you have to lose is $2.50 CMIIW.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 23, 2013, 09:42:16 PM
Im no expert,  but I say c.  All you have to lose is $2.50 CMIIW.
I thought so too, question is if they will make me problems changing, if I already have a reservation for that flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Saver2000 on September 23, 2013, 09:58:37 PM
I thought so too, question is if they will make me problems changing, if I already have a reservation for that flight.
Again I'm no expert,  but maybe add an extra letter to the first name,  or change one letter etc.

In any case,  what's the issue with 2 sears? Maybe one is for your infant. . 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on September 23, 2013, 10:01:02 PM
So what do you guys suggest I do.
a) Give up on changing (since Ergel says it can't be done within 24 hrs) and book new ticket.
b) Wait till tomorrow 7:30 AM and call to change original ticket.
c) Book a new ticket as a backup, and attempt to change original ticket tomorrow 7:30 AM
A it can't be done
What do you Need to change?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Saver2000 on September 23, 2013, 10:10:09 PM
A it can't be done
What do you Need to change?
Booked someone LGA-DTW round trip.   They now want me to change the return to a different day. What is the best way to go about it, cancel/rebook or change? Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on September 23, 2013, 10:12:55 PM

Forgot. Different day.  Can't be done if within twenty four hours of scheduled flight
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 24, 2013, 12:11:03 PM
option b worked!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on September 24, 2013, 12:13:22 PM
option b worked!
Details?
Was the scheduled flight for today or for a later date and you wanted to switch to today?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 24, 2013, 02:47:31 PM
Details?
Was the scheduled flight for today or for a later date and you wanted to switch to today?
The latter.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on September 24, 2013, 02:50:12 PM
How much did they charge you?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mbch on September 24, 2013, 03:52:35 PM
I just noticed that you can get 800 avios for your first purchase on safeway.com or usa today through the avios shopping mall
any way to get free shipping on a small order from safeway? ($49 and up there is a code at the avios shopping mall)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: elikay on September 24, 2013, 03:52:41 PM
How much did they charge you?
$40 each pax
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on September 24, 2013, 07:06:00 PM
The latter.
Oh, of course you can do that.you can not change a ticket within twenty four hours of your scheduled flight
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Saver2000 on September 24, 2013, 07:24:04 PM
option b worked!
Nice!
The latter.
A bit more clarification would've saved you part of the headache.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bruce on September 29, 2013, 11:08:49 PM
I'd like to fly BA from JFK-LHR in premium economy.

The price is 60k plus lots of Fuel Charges

If I book that on Iberia will there still be fuel surcharges?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ez on September 30, 2013, 12:32:39 AM
I'd like to fly BA from JFK-LHR in premium economy.

The price is 60k plus lots of Fuel Charges

If I book that on Iberia will there still be fuel surcharges?

Yes

Iberia's Avios does lower YQ, but only when flying on Iberia Metal, CMIIW.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bruce on September 30, 2013, 08:06:16 AM
Yes

Iberia's Avios does lower YQ, but only when flying on Iberia Metal, CMIIW.

thanks!

Does Iberia fly from NYC-LHR direct?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on September 30, 2013, 08:34:08 AM
Highly doubtful.

ETA: no.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Thingywingy on October 03, 2013, 03:38:30 PM
I booked 2 AA tickets using Avios from YYZ to LGA and paid the fees on my Citi Advantage card. I was charged a Foreign transacton fee, as BA is based in London. I dont recall that in the past. Is it normally charged from London? I checked my credit card statement for a different ticket I purchased recently with Avios; and the fee was charged from NY. IS there a difference if originating in Canada?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SGF on October 03, 2013, 04:58:00 PM
I booked 2 AA tickets using Avios from YYZ to LGA and paid the fees on my Citi Advantage card. I was charged a Foreign transacton fee, as BA is based in London. I dont recall that in the past. Is it normally charged from London? I checked my credit card statement for a different ticket I purchased recently with Avios; and the fee was charged from NY. IS there a difference if originating in Canada?
i have seen it before on the same routes sometimes the charge is from London and sometimes from US
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on October 04, 2013, 10:29:47 AM
i have seen it before on the same routes sometimes the charge is from London and sometimes from US

Good to know I've been using AA card to pay fees when booking with BA. I'll just use Sapphire next time then.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Thingywingy on October 04, 2013, 01:47:17 PM
Good to know I've been using AA card to pay fees when booking with BA. I'll just use Sapphire next time then.
I think officially you only get free bags if you booked with the AA card. Am I right about that?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on October 04, 2013, 01:49:46 PM
I think officially you only get free bags if you booked with the AA card. Am I right about that?
Wrong.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Thingywingy on October 04, 2013, 02:33:18 PM
Wrong.
† First checked bag free
From https://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/earnMiles/beyondTravel/creditDebit/citi-platinum.jsp
"For benefit to apply, the Citi® / AAdvantage® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel AND, reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® number 7 days prior to air travel. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled. Eligible Citi® / AAdvantage® primary cardmembers may check one bag free of charge when traveling to domestic destinations on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., Republic Airline Inc., or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. These benefits will not be available for travel on codeshare flights booked with an AA flight number but operated by another airline. For the Citi® / AAdvantage® card, up to four customers traveling with the eligible primary cardmember will also get their first checked bag free of charge if they are listed in the same reservation. Waiver does not apply to overweight or oversized bags. This benefit cannot be combined with any existing AAdvantage® elite program benefits, including any waiver of baggage charges. Please see aa.com for baggage weight and size restrictions. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. Applicable terms and conditions are subject to change without notice."

You seem to be correct, but I vaguely remember otherwise. Possibly the AA agent on a recent flight out of Philly told me that when checking in as a reason not to get free bags. I won in the end, but it was a hassle.???
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MosheP on October 05, 2013, 10:29:26 PM
Can I cancel an Avios booking on AA flights on AA.com? How long before the flight must I cancel by?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on October 05, 2013, 10:30:38 PM
Can I cancel an Avios booking on AA flights on AA.com? How long before the flight must I cancel by?

Cancel on Ba.com
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 05, 2013, 10:31:20 PM
Can I cancel an Avios booking on AA flights on AA.com? How long before the flight must I cancel by?
No. On BA.com
24 hours
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MosheP on October 05, 2013, 11:57:37 PM
Cancel on Ba.com

No. On BA.com
24 hours

In the past IIRC I have canceled on AA.com. Does that make sense?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 06, 2013, 12:04:15 AM
In the past IIRC I have canceled on AA.com. Does that make sense?
Nope
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 10, 2013, 11:52:52 PM
Booked a AA ticket on BA I got the Confirmation email and it says

If your itinerary includes an American Airlines flight, we recommend you contact us to pre-assign seats.
 

Do I really have to contact them?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 11, 2013, 12:10:11 AM
And when trying to select seats on AA.com it says "The number of seats available to pre-reserve are fewer than the number of people in your party. Please check back later or see a Ticket Counter or Gate Agent on the day of your flight." Is this normal Procedure?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on October 11, 2013, 02:26:43 AM
And when trying to select seats on AA.com it says "The number of seats available to pre-reserve are fewer than the number of people in your party. Please check back later or see a Ticket Counter or Gate Agent on the day of your flight." Is this normal Procedure?

yes. AA doesn't release all seats, they keep some reserved for their elites to be able to choose. You have a seat, you just can't choose it
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on October 11, 2013, 08:47:27 AM
Or just PUTPAC AA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on October 11, 2013, 01:42:57 PM
has anybody got the extra 25k avios for spending $10,000?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on October 11, 2013, 01:48:39 PM
just read Dans post of how to get aa benefits on a ba booking, was wondering why the finnair step was necessary why cant you go directly to checkmytrip.com?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 11, 2013, 01:55:35 PM
just read Dans post of how to get aa benefits on a ba booking, was wondering why the finnair step was necessary why cant you go directly to checkmytrip.com?
Dan answered this question to at least 10 people in the comments.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 11, 2013, 02:00:48 PM
And if you read his Most recent post about BA you don't even need checkmytrip  :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on October 13, 2013, 01:06:19 PM
I just signed up for BA card (50k offer) and have 30k+ Spg and 60k UR.
My question is do u think its worth it to transfer Spg to BA with the 25% promotion they are running (ending October 15) I hope to fly a lot in the future but not sure if bits etter to keep as Spg for now....or convert to BA because of the current offer....not sure where I'm flying currently but I'm assuming probably domestic.
TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on October 13, 2013, 01:21:37 PM
I just signed up for BA card (50k offer) and have 30k+ Spg and 60k UR.
My question is do u think its worth it to transfer Spg to BA with the 25% promotion they are running (ending October 15) I hope to fly a lot in the future but not sure if bits etter to keep as Spg for now....or convert to BA because of the current offer....not sure where I'm flying currently but I'm assuming probably domestic.
TIA
BA works well for domestic AA routes.  SPG is for upscale hotels.  If you don't intend to use starwoods hotels, you won't be getting the best value for your spg. While using spg to get actual flights, perhaps expensive ones, has more value to you. Their sell price is much higher than BA avios, though.
How often does this promotion run?  Perhaps wait until next time and use your BA card bonus up first.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dave321 on October 13, 2013, 09:03:04 PM
This is my first time booking a flight with points. I have 100k amex gold points. I opened an avios account.

My first question is how do i transfer the points into miles? (I believe i need 25k miles for a round trip to vegas).

Any other help for a beginner would be appreciated! Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on October 13, 2013, 09:37:21 PM
has anybody got the extra 25k avios for spending $10,000?
  Yes I did
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on October 13, 2013, 11:18:12 PM
has anybody got the extra 25k avios for spending $10,000?
I missed your question, but you answered yourself in 2 days.
I am quite pleased to say that my card signup bonus was 50K for 1K in spending, an additional 25K with 10K spending and a third 25K avios for a second 10K in spending.   I spent the required 20K and got the 100K avios!  Then, to top it all off, I spent an additional 10K to reach the 30K spending in one year that earns me a companion pass!  Unfortunately the BA companion pass is almost worth less, but I feel good I reached the goal.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ice man on October 14, 2013, 01:06:23 AM
Why is the companion pass worthless?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on October 14, 2013, 01:18:35 AM
Why is the companion pass worthless?
Only good on BA flights (not partners) originating in USA .  The companion pays fuel charges (very large on BA going USA to Europe).
Though it's good whether you pay with cash or miles for the first ticket.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on October 14, 2013, 01:49:56 AM
I missed your question, but you answered yourself in 2 days.
I am quite pleased to say that my card signup bonus was 50K for 1K in spending, an additional 25K with 10K spending and a third 25K avios for a second 10K in spending.   I spent the required 20K and got the 100K avios!  Then, to top it all off, I spent an additional 10K to reach the 30K spending in one year that earns me a companion pass!  Unfortunately the BA companion pass is almost worth less, but I feel good I reached the goal.

Is there a 25k bonus for the current promotion?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on October 14, 2013, 08:57:15 AM
Is there a 25k bonus for the current promotion?
Unfortunately,  no.
For now they're waving the first annual fee, though.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lifetimedeals on October 14, 2013, 02:44:57 PM
Can someone please tell me how do I check/book on Air Berlin using BA points with no surcharges to TLV ? thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2013, 02:48:23 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/27665
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lifetimedeals on October 14, 2013, 03:09:08 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/27665
thanks, does it pay to transfer UR into BA points? or rather united? which will have more value and easier to get to TLV
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: YY on October 14, 2013, 03:15:19 PM
thanks, does it pay to transfer UR into BA points? or rather united? which will have more value and easier to get to TLV
Why don't you first find the flight you are looking for on either and whichever offers the lowest miles do the transfer then? No need to lock yourself into either one before you are ready to book.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 14, 2013, 03:24:45 PM
thanks, does it pay to transfer UR into BA points? or rather united? which will have more value and easier to get to TLV
Generally UA points are a better bet internationally.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dpk4588 on October 15, 2013, 12:10:54 AM
I know I can change the FFN on a ticket booked with Avios to an Aadvantage number to get the benefits if that Aadvantage account has benefits such as a free bag, but will I get the benefits if its not my Aadvantage account (its a friend's account who has a Citi AA card). If I do get the benefits such as a free bag, how would I know?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on October 16, 2013, 09:58:15 AM
Never realized AA had a HPN-ORD direct flight. My family in Monsey were pretty excited by this find. Another great option with avios.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 17, 2013, 01:08:05 AM
I had booked a ticket on AA using Avios back in June for April of 2014. A long time b4 but I had great availability and went for it. I wasn't sure if I would need to cancel but it was worth the 80 dollars on 2 tickets in the worst case (the taxes were about 60 each).

Now I got lucky as both flights changed, not the times but the flight numbers. When I logged in it allowed me to cancel without penalty or to accept the changes. I logged out without choosing either. I thought it was strange that they would allow me to cancel without penalty if the only difference is a flight number but hey I'll take the extended free cancellation!

Just thought I would share...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: myb821 on October 18, 2013, 12:39:23 PM
I know I can change the FFN on a ticket booked with Avios to an Aadvantage number to get the benefits if that Aadvantage account has benefits such as a free bag, but will I get the benefits if its not my Aadvantage account (its a friend's account who has a Citi AA card). If I do get the benefits such as a free bag, how would I know?
I dont think you can because aa won't allow you to add that number they will recognize it as not yours.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on October 18, 2013, 04:20:38 PM
I missed your question, but you answered yourself in 2 days.
I am quite pleased to say that my card signup bonus was 50K for 1K in spending, an additional 25K with 10K spending and a third 25K avios for a second 10K in spending.   I spent the required 20K and got the 100K avios!  Then, to top it all off, I spent an additional 10K to reach the 30K spending in one year that earns me a companion pass!  Unfortunately the BA companion pass is almost worth less, but I feel good I reached the goal.
did you not have any other good cards to spent the last 10k?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on October 18, 2013, 04:23:30 PM
I missed your question, but you answered yourself in 2 days.
the one that answered was someone else with a similar name
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on October 19, 2013, 11:50:23 PM
did you not have any other good cards to spent the last 10k?
Actually I had no new cards for bonus spending.  Most of the 10 K was manufactured spending, so I didn't feel like Iwas losing anything by using the BA.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mtl18 on October 20, 2013, 09:56:00 PM
Urgent Q. I'd like to cancel a flight I booked through BA with AA for this thursday and rebook for wednesday instead. Are the miles refunded instantly? I'm waiting for a transfer to go thru from SPG, so don't have extra ones available right now.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 20, 2013, 10:02:51 PM
Urgent Q. I'd like to cancel a flight I booked through BA with AA for this thursday and rebook for wednesday instead. Are the miles refunded instantly? I'm waiting for a transfer to go thru from SPG, so don't have extra ones available right now.
Most of the time, yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on October 20, 2013, 10:26:43 PM
Most of the time, yes
And if not PUTPAC.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 20, 2013, 10:33:03 PM
Can I cancel a BA booking within 24 hours online and get a full refund?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mtl18 on October 20, 2013, 10:39:03 PM
And if not PUTPAC.
PUTPAC?
I cancelled it and in the email it said i'll receive the points back within 24 hours. I'm pretty confident I'll be able to still book the desired flight tomorrow.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2013, 10:42:11 PM
Can I cancel a BA booking within 24 hours online and get a full refund?
PUTPAC only.

PUTPAC?
I cancelled it and in the email it said i'll receive the points back within 24 hours. I'm pretty confident I'll be able to still book the desired flight tomorrow.
Did you logout and back in again?
Should be instant.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mtl18 on October 20, 2013, 10:46:12 PM
what does PUTPAC mean :)?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mtl18 on October 20, 2013, 10:47:14 PM
PUTPAC only.
Did you logout and back in again?
Should be instant.
I had been hitting refresh. I logged out and back in and the points were there. Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on October 20, 2013, 10:47:23 PM
PUTPAC?
Pick Up The Phone And Call
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Mtl18 on October 20, 2013, 10:51:29 PM
Pick Up The Phone And Call
... I learn s/t new every day.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2013, 11:03:30 PM
I had been hitting refresh. I logged out and back in and the points were there. Thanks!
NP.

For the future:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.0
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13317.0
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 20, 2013, 11:10:25 PM
Booked TLV-VIE on Niki via BA, (Great rate 10,000 miles + $24 fees VS UA 17,000 + $120 fees) BA didn't ask for DOB while booking, can I get in to problems?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robi on October 20, 2013, 11:38:52 PM
Booked TLV-VIE on Niki via BA, (Great rate 10,000 miles + $24 fees VS UA 17,000 + $120 fees) BA didn't ask for DOB while booking, can I get in to problems?
no. DOB is a USCIS thing
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on October 21, 2013, 10:43:47 AM
I am about to book a RT ticket from DUS to NYC with Air Berlin (ba.com Avios),

Does anyone know what are there Cancellation policy?

66000 Avios + $ 126.68   Is my total (adult+kid<2, OW economy OW Business)   
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 21, 2013, 11:02:18 AM
$40 or forfeit taxes, whatever is less. Not sure about the kid
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rcarentals on October 21, 2013, 11:04:27 AM
$40 or forfeit taxes, whatever is less. Not sure about the kid
+1 which is why i love BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on October 21, 2013, 11:10:20 AM
$40 or forfeit taxes, whatever is less. Not sure about the kid
תודה
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 21, 2013, 06:46:00 PM
On the phone with BA 1800-452-1201 I want to cancel a ticket, on hold for 45 minutes already... any better number to get faster to a rep or HAVE THEM CALL ME?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 21, 2013, 07:39:04 PM
On the phone with BA 1800-452-1201 I want to cancel a ticket, on hold for 45 minutes already... any better number to get faster to a rep or HAVE THEM CALL ME?
Finally a rep picked up, after putting me on hold she comes back that the ticket is canceled but she cant redeposit the miles because the account is a Isreal based account  :o what should I do? HUCA will cost me another hour  >:(
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on October 21, 2013, 07:43:07 PM
Why didn't you just change the address while on the phone?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 21, 2013, 07:51:10 PM
Why didn't you just change the address while on the phone?
It goes by address on the account at the time of booking the ticket.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 21, 2013, 07:57:41 PM
Called the reservations department (just 3 minutes wait time) first they sang the same song.... I told them I just moved.. no go, I asked for manager, after 5 minutes she came back that the points are deposited back to the account :) 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 21, 2013, 08:00:39 PM
It goes by address on the account at the time of booking the ticket.
Is this a REAL rule, or just a phone rep rule?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on October 21, 2013, 08:01:27 PM
Today I 'cancelled' a ticket for a flight that my son missed back in Sept.

First she said redeposit the taxes ($50 - Canada to US) and lose the miles.

Then when she actually put it through, she said, "It looks like the miles are trying to redeposit.  I won't tell if you wont."

I checked my account.  They did!  So I only lost $40 on the deal.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on October 22, 2013, 10:35:57 AM
i transferred starpoints to avios on october 14/15 for the 25% special (before it ended)
i dont see the points deducted from starwood/ added to avios
is this normal? also i cant seem to find the confirmation email they sent me....
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 24, 2013, 05:14:25 PM
Made a RT ticket NYC-YUL for 2 people (18,000 Avios), 2 hours before the departure 1 of the passengers decided not to take the flight, so just one passenger completed the trip, I called in BA to see if I can get back something for the guy that missed his trip, first the rep told me that they can't give me back the miles, so I asked her nicely if she can ask a manager if its possible to credit me this time.... She comes back that she will put back 18,000 points!!!! no questions asked... I said thank you log in to my account 18,000 points are there!!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: pizza4meplzz on October 28, 2013, 12:28:12 PM
when booking a BA flight with Avios, is it a problem to book a flight for friends/family under my account with my miles? I want to book a flight for my brother and his wife, can I do this?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 28, 2013, 12:31:43 PM
when booking a BA flight with Avios, is it a problem to book a flight for friends/family under my account with my miles? I want to book a flight for my brother and his wife, can I do this?
As long as you are not charging them you are within the t & c's. If you charge them you have violated the t & c's. AYLOR. You are not likely to get caught being that it's your brother
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: pizza4meplzz on October 28, 2013, 12:34:32 PM
Ok thanks, so it sounds like friends would be a no go?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 28, 2013, 12:37:12 PM
Ok thanks, so it sounds like friends would be a no go?
Many people do it. The more you do it, the dirtier you make your account
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 123ablack on October 28, 2013, 04:30:41 PM
Now with the 20% Amex to BA Bonus. would the miles become available immediately or would it take some time for the miles and the bonus miles to show up?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2013, 04:40:55 PM
Instant.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 123ablack on October 28, 2013, 04:45:04 PM
Thank You Sir!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on October 28, 2013, 06:49:05 PM
If I book a ticket (one way) jfk-tlv on air berlin but not sure if i will take it- am i able to cancel it closer and get back my points and money? If yes when do i have to cancel it by? Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2013, 06:49:52 PM
At least 24 hours before the flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on October 28, 2013, 06:52:29 PM
At least 24 hours before the flight.
and if i cancel more then 24 hrs before the flight I iwil get back 30k points plus the tax of $20 and change? reason i am questioning is bec its in 2 months for a wedding but i do not know now forsure that i will wanna go but it is available right now on air berlin? Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on October 28, 2013, 06:54:41 PM
and if i cancel more then 24 hrs before the flight I iwil get back 30k points plus the tax of $20 and change? reason i am questioning is bec its in 2 months for a wedding but i do not know now forsure that i will wanna go but it is available right now on air berlin? Thanks
You will loose the tax if it's less than $40.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 28, 2013, 06:56:15 PM
and if i cancel more then 24 hrs before the flight I iwil get back 30k points plus the tax of $20 and change? reason i am questioning is bec its in 2 months for a wedding but i do not know now forsure that i will wanna go but it is available right now on air berlin? Thanks
After 24 hours of booking you wont get back the $20.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 28, 2013, 06:57:45 PM
And read the BA acknowledgements on the main site it's very clear.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 30, 2013, 07:46:33 AM
Thanks to everyone for their help!
I booked tickets from Israel to NYC via AirBerlin for two adults and one child for 60000 avios and $1700.

Will none of the passengers be able to claim reward miles (on BA or AA) since I used Avios to make the booking?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on October 30, 2013, 07:50:25 AM
Thanks to everyone for their help!
I booked tickets from Israel to NYC via AirBerlin for two adults and one child for 60000 avios and $1700.

Will none of the passengers be able to claim reward miles (on BA or AA) since I used Avios to make the booking?

Paying cash and earning miles would have been cheaper....
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 30, 2013, 07:54:54 AM
Paying cash and earning miles would have been cheaper....
Really? How? The cheapest flights I've found would come out to a total of $3000 altogether (May 19th to 29th).
Edit: I'm not asking in a challenging way- just trying to learn :) (and save, too)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 30, 2013, 09:24:59 AM
Paying cash and earning miles would have been cheaper....
You know there is an issur doraisa to tell someone he made a bad deal for no purpose
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on October 30, 2013, 09:31:33 AM
You know there is an issur doraisa to tell someone he made a bad deal for no purpose
Was thinking the same...

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on October 30, 2013, 09:49:37 AM
You know there is an issur doraisa to tell someone he made a bad deal for no purpose
maybe he can still cancel and do better
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 30, 2013, 10:35:06 AM
I CAN still cancel (still in the twenty four hours). :-)
Please explain why you think it's a bad deal!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on October 30, 2013, 10:53:52 AM
Really? How? The cheapest flights I've found would come out to a total of $3000 altogether (May 19th to 29th).
Edit: I'm not asking in a challenging way- just trying to learn :) (and save, too)

http://www.kayak.com/flights/TLV-NYC/2014-05-19/2014-05-29

You tell me.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on October 30, 2013, 10:56:38 AM
That's vvveeerrryyyy long flights..... No?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on October 30, 2013, 10:59:51 AM
http://www.kayak.com/flights/TLV-NYC/2014-05-19/2014-05-29

You tell me.

You can have a direct Delta flight for around $23-2400. Sell your Avios and you will be making a profit.

It's no fun flying with a stop when you have a small baby.

Let me rephrase. You didn't get a steal of deal, there is better use for that.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on October 30, 2013, 11:01:36 AM
That's vvveeerrryyyy long flights..... No?

Delta direct. I would pay a couple hundred dollars more to fly direct when a baby is involved.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 30, 2013, 11:42:42 AM
Delta direct. I would pay a couple hundred dollars more to fly direct when a baby is involved.
It's not a couple of hundred dollars. Let's conservatively value BA at 1.1. 1700 + 660 = 2330. Delta is 1098 * 3 = 3300 (and according to kayak there are only 2 seats available at that price). If you want to add in the delta miles earned (which I'm not sure the OP would even end up using you can take away $300, still a $700 price difference)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on October 30, 2013, 11:48:20 AM
It's not a couple of hundred dollars. Let's conservatively value BA at 1.1. 1700 + 660 = 2330. Delta is 1098 * 3 = 3300 (and according to kayak there are only 2 seats available at that price). If you want to add in the delta miles earned (which I'm not sure the OP would even end up using you can take away $300, still a $700 price difference)

My mistake I was reading that he has a baby, but now rereading it I see he has a child, so I guess the child is a regular fare.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 30, 2013, 11:50:22 AM
My mistake I was reading that he has a baby, but now rereading it I see he has a child, so I guess the child is a regular fare.
Yup
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on October 30, 2013, 11:56:43 AM
Really should donate http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33265 for a chance to win a free Delta flight (and possibly two)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 30, 2013, 12:14:08 PM
My mistake I was reading that he has a baby, but now rereading it I see he has a child, so I guess the child is a regular fare.
Yeah, I was starting to think we were miscommunicating about that point :)
Thanks for the explanation, Ergel

So, just making sure before the 24 hours end: since the cheapest flights that I've found (using ITA) would cost in total $2659, and we are paying 60,000 Avios and $1690, that works out to 1.6 cents per mile (96900/60000), which is good, right? I don't really have use for short haul domestic flights using Avios as I don't live in America.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: E-MAN on November 01, 2013, 11:25:26 AM
How do I book a multi city trip with avios?
I'm looking to book a trip from JFK to TLV and stop in London for a full day, but when I try to book with avios I'm not seeing all the flights as when I search for a multi city flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on November 01, 2013, 11:32:14 AM
How do I book a multi city trip with avios?
I'm looking to book a trip from JFK to TLV and stop in London for a full day, but when I try to book with avios I'm not seeing all the flights as when I search for a multi city flight.

Search online segments. PUTPAC to book.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: E-MAN on November 01, 2013, 12:20:01 PM
Search online segments. PUTPAC to book.
Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 02, 2013, 04:23:03 PM
Yeah, I was starting to think we were miscommunicating about that point :)
Thanks for the explanation, Ergel

So, just making sure before the 24 hours end: since the cheapest flights that I've found (using ITA) would cost in total $2659, and we are paying 60,000 Avios and $1690, that works out to 1.6 cents per mile (96900/60000), which is good, right? I don't really have use for short haul domestic flights using Avios as I don't live in America.
Or you can sell them if you want. Seems you got yourself a fine deal though
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 03, 2013, 07:45:07 AM
Or you can sell them if you want. Seems you got yourself a fine deal though
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on November 12, 2013, 11:17:25 AM
Anyone have experience with luggage on a AS flight booked with Avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on November 12, 2013, 07:53:34 PM
FYI - AS J books in class "A", so even if you are traveling intl you will still get charged triple miles for "F".
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 17, 2013, 09:51:38 AM
Does redeeming miles count as activity on my BA account?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on November 17, 2013, 10:06:53 AM
Does redeeming miles count as activity on my BA account?
Yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 17, 2013, 01:46:12 PM
Yes
Great thank you.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on November 17, 2013, 03:20:50 PM
when ever i look for a flight on AA for BA, i always get the milesaaver award grayed out. If i go up 1 level, there is no point in avios points. idk if its the time or year, or location im choosing, but its frustrating....also when i go to the BA site, i get a lot of errors...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: jaywhy on November 17, 2013, 03:24:33 PM
when ever i look for a flight on AA for BA, i always get the milesaaver award grayed out. If i go up 1 level, there is no point in avios points. idk if its the time or year, or location im choosing, but its frustrating....also when i go to the BA site, i get a lot of errors...
Post your dates here. http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14911.0
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mochada on December 05, 2013, 11:40:31 AM
Booked a short-haul on AA using BA.
On AA.com, my BA FF# is hard coded, not allowing me to change it to my AA FF#.  Anyone with similar recent experiences?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on December 05, 2013, 11:45:49 AM
you can go to qantas.au, and change it there. Just enter your BA confirmation # and last name
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mochada on December 05, 2013, 11:52:36 AM
you can go to qantas.au, and change it there. Just enter your BA confirmation # and last name

Hard Coded on Qantas as well, no option to change

ETA: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252 Finnair worked like a charm
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: youthink on December 05, 2013, 01:41:41 PM
Anyone have experience with luggage on a AS flight booked with Avios?

It works perfectly. 3 pieces per person.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on December 05, 2013, 01:50:37 PM
It works perfectly. 3 pieces per person.
For Y or J?

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on December 08, 2013, 11:25:10 AM
Anyone know the policy- if i am scheduled for a later domestic flight and I am finished with my meeting earlier- can I take the earlier flight assuming there is room? is there a charge?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 08, 2013, 11:28:52 AM
in the airport i have had luck going standby for no additional fees. YMMV.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on December 08, 2013, 11:38:49 AM
in the airport i have had luck going standby for no additional fees. YMMV.
Thanks! that is just annoying bec it means I would have to return a car early and then if it dosent work out then I would have ot wait in the airport for a extra 4 hours as oppose to not being bound to that. Oh well
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 08, 2013, 11:59:57 AM
if its an empty flight cant imagine they would give you a hard time if there is more than enough time to catch the flight...but again YMMV. 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 08, 2013, 12:00:56 PM
forgot to mention that on the phone they will always say there is an additional fee but in the airport they dont care and dont charge.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on December 08, 2013, 01:05:16 PM
does anyone have issues reaching executive club @ 800-452-1201? i get a busy signal
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 08, 2013, 01:10:08 PM
worked for me
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 08, 2013, 01:10:36 PM
sometimes you have to dial 1 before the number.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on December 08, 2013, 01:12:02 PM
no luck
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on December 08, 2013, 02:14:46 PM
tried 2 of my phones no luck, tried a friends phone and it works
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 08, 2013, 02:35:53 PM
maybe you got yourself onto their no call list....
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on December 08, 2013, 02:41:14 PM
maybe you got yourself onto their no call list....
does such a thing exist?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 08, 2013, 11:41:26 PM
Thanks! that is just annoying bec it means I would have to return a car early and then if it dosent work out then I would have ot wait in the airport for a extra 4 hours as oppose to not being bound to that. Oh well
what happened in the end? did you get onto the earlier flight?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on December 09, 2013, 08:23:21 AM
what happened in the end? did you get onto the earlier flight?
I was asking for tuesday. I will keep u posted.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 09, 2013, 11:35:43 AM
ok. thanx.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: an613 on December 10, 2013, 01:35:33 PM
Is there a way of canceling Avios award ticket on AA online if its still less than 24 hours since it was booked or you have to do it via phone?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: youthink on December 10, 2013, 03:17:40 PM
Is there a way of canceling Avios award ticket on AA online if its still less than 24 hours since it was booked or you have to do it via phone?

phone only
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bobthebuilder on December 10, 2013, 04:49:43 PM
Is there a way of canceling Avios award ticket on AA online if its still less than 24 hours since it was booked or you have to do it via phone?
i thought your always able to cancel, even less than 24 hours?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: an613 on December 10, 2013, 05:06:19 PM

phone only

Thx. Finally got through to a rep on the phone
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 12, 2013, 12:59:42 AM
I was asking for tuesday. I will keep u posted.
what happened??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on December 12, 2013, 01:00:28 AM
a friend of mine has a similar problem wondering how it went.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on December 12, 2013, 09:14:42 AM
i thought your always able to cancel, even less than 24 hours?
You thought wrong.....
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on December 12, 2013, 12:15:16 PM
how far in advance are reward seats opened to Avios users on other airlines?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bobthebuilder on December 12, 2013, 12:16:12 PM
You thought wrong.....
so you need to cancel befor 24 hours?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on December 16, 2013, 12:02:56 AM
so you need to cancel befor 24 hours?
Just if you care to see your points back.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly101 on December 16, 2013, 07:51:23 AM
If i dont see availability on the BA site for a flight from NYC to YUL, can i have luck by calling them? where do i call?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on December 16, 2013, 07:58:34 AM
If i dont see availability on the BA site for a flight from NYC to YUL, can i have luck by calling them? where do i call?

Always check on aa.com. They sometimes display what ba doesn't. Whatever AA has for 12.5, you can book on BA for 4.5.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly101 on December 16, 2013, 08:00:21 AM
Always check on aa.com. They sometimes display what ba doesn't. Whatever AA has for 12.5, you can book on BA for 4.5.
Right but by AA they only have for 25K  :o so what does it mean?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on December 16, 2013, 08:01:53 AM

Right but by AA they only have for 25K  :o so what does it mean?

It means it cant be booked with BA only AA for a higher award amount.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly101 on December 16, 2013, 08:06:31 AM
It means it cant be booked with BA only AA for a higher award amount.
I get it, but is there such a thing on AA/BA that it can open up again (like united)?

The flight is first in 3 months!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on December 16, 2013, 08:11:16 AM
Right but by AA they only have for 25K  :o so what does it mean?

Calling BA will not help in this situation. I had in the past where it didn't show online on BA, it showed on AA and they waived me the phone booking fee. This happened twice already.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly101 on December 16, 2013, 08:13:27 AM
Calling BA will not help in this situation. I had in the past where it didn't show online on BA, it showed on AA and they waived me the phone booking fee. This happened twice already.
It showed up for 12,500 on AA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dave321 on December 17, 2013, 07:09:47 PM
Hey, maybe someone can help me out.

This is my first time booking an award flight.

I am looking to book from dec 22 to dec 29 to miami. On AA.COM it shows flights avail for those dates for 12.5k each flight. Is the normal price for this? Are there any fuel surcharges?

Lastly, how long does it take to transfer my points? (I have 100k amex gold).

TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: jaywhy on December 17, 2013, 07:14:54 PM
Hey, maybe someone can help me out.

This is my first time booking an award flight.

I am looking to book from dec 22 to dec 29 to miami. On AA.COM it shows flights avail for those dates for 12.5k each flight. Is the normal price for this? Are there any fuel surcharges?

Lastly, how long does it take to transfer my points? (I have 100k amex gold).

TIA
No fuel surcharges. Transfer to BA.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dealvr on December 17, 2013, 07:15:45 PM
Hey, maybe someone can help me out.

This is my first time booking an award flight.

I am looking to book from dec 22 to dec 29 to miami. On AA.COM it shows flights avail for those dates for 12.5k each flight. Is the normal price for this? Are there any fuel surcharges?

Lastly, how long does it take to transfer my points? (I have 100k amex gold).

TIA
Generally when there is sAAver availability on AA.com there will be availability on BA.com.
There are no fuel surcharges and tax is minimal.
I believe the transfer should be instant.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dave321 on December 17, 2013, 07:21:40 PM
Thanks guys.

just found the most awesome post ever!

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467

last question. can i book someone with a diff last name with my own points?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on December 17, 2013, 07:28:02 PM
Yup.  I've done it many times.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dave321 on December 17, 2013, 07:29:01 PM
hmmm for some reason i see the tix i want on aa.com but it wont come up in BA.

Any advice? call?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on December 17, 2013, 07:30:59 PM
hmmm for some reason i see the tix i want on aa.com but it wont come up in BA.

Any advice? call?

NY to Miami? 12/22-12/29? 2 pax?

If so, no such flights available.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on December 17, 2013, 07:31:21 PM
IME, the page that BA shows is shorter than the page of AA sAAver awards, so if you're trying to book a flight later in the day (page) it won't be on the BA page.  So call BA and book.  Don't forget to have the phone fee waved because it wasn't available on line.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dave321 on December 17, 2013, 07:33:56 PM
NY to Miami? 12/22-12/29? 2 pax?

If so, no such flights available.

i stand corrected... i think i see just the return avail for those dates. darn

any partner airlines that i can find tix on?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on December 17, 2013, 07:34:41 PM
Even the return is not available.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dave321 on December 17, 2013, 07:45:17 PM
Even the return is not available.

what am i doing wrong lol.....?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on December 17, 2013, 07:54:14 PM
what am i doing wrong lol.....?

(http://gyazo.com/edb2fd127c4316788a23de9959ff391f.png)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: zh cohen on December 17, 2013, 09:46:38 PM
IME, the page that BA shows is shorter than the page of AA sAAver awards, so if you're trying to book a flight later in the day (page) it won't be on the BA page.  So call BA and book.  Don't forget to have the phone fee waved because it wasn't available on line.

+1
I just did this for a LGA-MIA this week. I had to HUCA twice because they said there was no availability even though it was showing up on AA.com. Once they found the flight I was looking for they wanted to charge me a $25 service fee for booking over the phone. I told the agent to speak to his supervisor and he waived it. When I called back 2 minutes later to book the return flight, I'm pretty sure I got the same agent and he didn't make me any more problems...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly101 on December 18, 2013, 06:04:37 AM
But only a 12,500 AA can be found on ba, right? (meaning a 25K aa wont be bookable on BA for 4,500)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on December 18, 2013, 06:27:56 AM
But only a 12,500 AA can be found on ba, right? (meaning a 25K aa wont be bookable on BA for 4,500)
Correct.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: twentie4hrs on December 19, 2013, 01:14:13 PM
Why isn't it worth it for AA to allow Avios to be booked on flights that are not 12.5

Why don't they just charge more avios for the more expensive flights?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on December 19, 2013, 08:19:42 PM
Why isn't it worth it for AA to allow Avios to be booked on flights that are not 12.5

Why don't they just charge more avios for the more expensive flights?
I believe this is the way it works.... UA is the same, they don't open up saver award for partners even for more miles. (Basically the non saver awards are more like paying cash, its not really a award)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chff on December 21, 2013, 07:25:05 PM
Booked a flight on Friday, want to cancel now. Anyway around the $40 cancelation fee?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on December 21, 2013, 07:28:00 PM
Booked a flight on Friday, want to cancel now. Anyway around the $40 cancelation fee?
Route? Taxes?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chff on December 21, 2013, 07:58:47 PM
LGA/YUL/LGA taxes $55
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ash on December 25, 2013, 12:25:42 AM
does anyone know if its worth it to fly to DUS and then take the train to CGN to TLV the taxes are slightly cheaper
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ash on December 25, 2013, 12:26:27 AM
is it easy switch airports or is too complicated ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on December 26, 2013, 02:32:08 PM
Anyone getting an error when trying to log into their account?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on December 26, 2013, 02:36:07 PM
Anyone getting an error when trying to log into their account?
I just tried.  I'm also getting an error message.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: zh cohen on December 26, 2013, 03:19:35 PM
I just tried.  I'm also getting an error message.

Same here.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on December 26, 2013, 03:30:00 PM
Yes can't log in online and can't book with Avios over the phone.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Deal Guy on December 30, 2013, 11:13:09 PM
Not sure which thread is the right thread.

Dan always mentions that you can add an infant at the airport for domestic. Why can't I just call AA?
Will they try to give you a seat for an infant in advance if available?

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A3 on December 30, 2013, 11:19:00 PM
Not sure which thread is the right thread.

Dan always mentions that you can add an infant at the airport for domestic. Why can't I just call AA?
Will they try to give you a seat for an infant in advance if available?

Doesn't hurt to add it over the phone. If the row has three seats and you are only two passengers plus the infant. If you get a nice rep, he/she may give you an aisle and window and try to block off the middle seat, unless the flights gets very full.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Deal Guy on December 30, 2013, 11:24:58 PM
Doesn't hurt to add it over the phone. If the row has three seats and you are only two passengers plus the infant. If you get a nice rep, he/she may give you an aisle and window and try to block off the middle seat, unless the flights gets very full.
Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Deal Guy on December 30, 2013, 11:43:30 PM
If i call AA, will they see that I get a free bag due to having a Citi aa credit card?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A3 on December 31, 2013, 06:19:27 AM
If i call AA, will they see that I get a free bag due to having a Citi aa credit card?

Only if you added you AA mileage number via the finair.com shtick.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on December 31, 2013, 06:29:50 AM

Only if you added you AA mileage number via the finair.com shtick.

A3 in action this morning. He must be in a good mood.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SBS on December 31, 2013, 11:33:59 AM
Yes can't log in online and can't book with Avios over the phone.

Problem only in Chrome, not in Mozilla.

I had the same issue with Chrome, but with Mozilla it was fine.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SBS on December 31, 2013, 11:35:10 AM
I want to know if anyone sees Avios+Cash option, or it was discontinued
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 01, 2014, 12:35:58 PM
I want to know if anyone sees Avios+Cash option, or it was discontinued
Still shows for me. What are you trying to do?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Lazegotit on January 07, 2014, 05:09:30 PM
How many Avios per Amex rewards points?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on January 07, 2014, 05:11:35 PM
Now its 1:1
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Lazegotit on January 07, 2014, 05:12:29 PM
Now its 1:1

So its not worth transfering then, right? How would I know when theres a better deal then that? How about starwood?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on January 07, 2014, 05:13:37 PM
Starwood 20:25
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: davidd75 on January 08, 2014, 01:08:35 PM
BA sent us an itinerary that included a award AB flight from Tel Aviv  to JFK with a 4:00 am departure time.  Turns out there was no such flight so early as per AB and it departed at around the usual 8:00 a.m.  Passenger had to lose a good night's sleep trying to arrive around 2:00 a.m. in Tel Aviv. 

I sent a complaint via e-mail to BA customer relations in October 2013 and they are "still investigating"

Do I have a claim?

Does anybody have any e-mail address of a top executive that I can forward my complaint to and get a quicker resolution?  or any other contacts? ideas?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Blazer on January 08, 2014, 01:33:37 PM
I made a flight using BA miles (flying AA) is there a way to cancel the flight online or do I have to call.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 08, 2014, 01:43:47 PM
I made a flight using BA miles (flying AA) is there a way to cancel the flight online or do I have to call.
Within 24 hours only over the phone. Afterwards can do it online
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 08, 2014, 02:46:07 PM
Am I behind the times, Is AA not traveling direct florida to NY?  Last I looked AA had direct flights all day!  Is this the new merger flight plans?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: margol on January 08, 2014, 11:04:26 PM
Quick question - I know that I can easily cancel a ticket booked with avios online up to 24 hours before the flight.  From other entries in the thread - it looks like you can cancel over the phone within 24 hours...but I am looking to find out what the charges are if you have to cancel within 24 hours on the phone.  Thanks in advance for the help!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on January 08, 2014, 11:11:58 PM
Quick question - I know that I can easily cancel a ticket booked with avios online up to 24 hours before the flight.  From other entries in the thread - it looks like you can cancel over the phone within 24 hours...but I am looking to find out what the charges are if you have to cancel within 24 hours on the phone.  Thanks in advance for the help!
Within the 24 hrs. Your miles is lost, no way to do anything. Huca will not help.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: margol on January 08, 2014, 11:20:20 PM
Thanks for the quick response!  Too bad - not what I was hoping...-- so what's the point of calling within 24hrs per some of the other posts....  or are they mistaken...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 08, 2014, 11:50:55 PM
Thanks for the quick response!  Too bad - not what I was hoping...-- so what's the point of calling within 24hrs per some of the other posts....  or are they mistaken...
Once when I cancelled within 24 hours of the flight, the points were refunded.  The agent on the phone was surprised and said she won't tell if I won't.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on January 09, 2014, 12:18:03 AM
Am I behind the times, Is AA not traveling direct florida to NY?  Last I looked AA had direct flights all day!  Is this the new merger flight plans?
odd....but then again i usually find more 1-2 stop flights FL-NYC and reverse vs direct....just me?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on January 09, 2014, 02:36:34 AM
The agent on the phone was surprised and said she won't tell if I won't.
lol
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 09, 2014, 09:24:04 AM
Once when I cancelled within 24 hours of the flight, the points were refunded.  The agent on the phone was surprised and said she won't tell if I won't.
On second thought, this was when my son missed his flight.  I called  a week later to see if I could get anything back and that's when I was surprisingly credited with the return of my points.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: zh cohen on January 09, 2014, 09:30:49 AM
Am I behind the times, Is AA not traveling direct florida to NY?  Last I looked AA had direct flights all day!  Is this the new merger flight plans?

Are you looking on aa.com? Often flights that are available don't show up on BA's site.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A3 on January 09, 2014, 09:37:23 AM
Am I behind the times, Is AA not traveling direct florida to NY?  Last I looked AA had direct flights all day!  Is this the new merger flight plans?

?? I just checked last night for this weekend. Had plenty of flights mia -lga. Unless you meant fll?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 09, 2014, 09:45:12 AM
My daughter's local airport is FLL.  I used to see a whole day of flights DIRECT to NY.  Yesterday I looked to book and there were only stopover flights on BA.  Same on AA.  I hope this is not the new normal.
I found her a round trip direct from PBI, B"H.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 09, 2014, 11:46:57 AM
My daughter's local airport is FLL.  I used to see a whole day of flights DIRECT to NY.  Yesterday I looked to book and there were only stopover flights on BA.  Same on AA.  I hope this is not the new normal.
I found her a round trip direct from PBI, B"H.
AFAIK they are not flying now to FLL just to MIA, (they have to FLL sometimes but no alwways)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Feivish on January 09, 2014, 06:22:08 PM
Has anyone had an experience of how long a transfer from BA Avios to Iberia Avios takes?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on January 09, 2014, 06:25:48 PM

Has anyone had an experience of how long a transfer from BA Avios to Iberia Avios takes?

It says on the transfer page that it should be instant
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Feivish on January 09, 2014, 06:31:43 PM
I'm just wondering if anyone can confirm for a fact as I spoke to Iberia today and they said it should take 3 days.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 09, 2014, 11:28:59 PM
Hey guys I'm trying to book a flight and it showed availablity on American airlines website but when I plugged in the dates on ba.com they didn't show any flights.  After looking into it further I noticed that the flights were operated by US Airways. Can I book a us airways flight with avios? Any help is greatly appreciated. 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: jaywhy on January 09, 2014, 11:43:06 PM
Hey guys I'm trying to book a flight and it showed availablity on American airlines website but when I plugged in the dates on ba.com they didn't show any flights.  After looking into it further I noticed that the flights were operated by US Airways. Can I book a us airways flight with avios? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Not until 3/31.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: fradl on January 10, 2014, 09:13:57 AM
I am looking to go to Las Vegas over the Veteran's Day weekend- Nov6 through Nov 13. I prefer a refundable route just in case my plans don't work out.  American is only showing non direct flights so far and I dont want to spend all day going and coming. My other option is to book non-refundable cash tickets using my aa gift cards, but I am reluctant. AA does have good non-stop flights for cash. Does anyone know the likelihood that aa will offer these flights for points in the future or should I take my chances for the cash non-refundable flights? I was hoping to use ba points on aa so that I could cancel for almost free if I have to. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 10, 2014, 09:24:46 AM
I am looking to go to Las Vegas over the Veteran's Day weekend- Nov6 through Nov 13.
Are you and I from the same species?  Nov? in the US? and you're booking now?!
I don't know if I should applaud you or deride you!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: fradl on January 10, 2014, 09:26:10 AM
you should advise me
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 10, 2014, 09:27:32 AM
Not until 3/31.
thanks a lot :-)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 10, 2014, 09:39:12 AM
you should advise me
:D   You got me there!

advice: everyone feel free to chime in:  don't obsess about looking now every day.  Such seat don't go like hot cakes this early. 

I checked NYC - LAS round on your dates.  I got 2 non stop coming home. and NOTHING going.

Book the one way and check back every few days for a flight going there.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: fradl on January 10, 2014, 09:43:09 AM
the flight back is early in the morning and I prefer an afternoon flight. Do you think other flights will open up? And if they do and I don't see them on ba, can I call ba and they will have them? or if I dont see them on ba, I cant get them? Thanks so much for your time and trouble
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Feivish on January 10, 2014, 09:50:53 AM
Can I transfer MR points from my wife into my Avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on January 10, 2014, 09:55:05 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: zh cohen on January 10, 2014, 03:49:12 PM
the flight back is early in the morning and I prefer an afternoon flight. Do you think other flights will open up? And if they do and I don't see them on ba, can I call ba and they will have them? or if I dont see them on ba, I cant get them? Thanks so much for your time and trouble

After 3/31 you'll be able to book US Airways flights with Avios.

Any flight available as sAAver on aa.com can be booked with avios. Not all BA agents know this, so you may have to tell them to speak to a supervisor.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 11, 2014, 11:01:42 PM
Can I transfer MR points from my wife into my Avios?
Yes, and from mine as well  :D
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: fradl on January 11, 2014, 11:05:33 PM
Even if it is not listed on the BA site, if a sAAver flight is available on aa, I can ask a supervisor and I can get it?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 11, 2014, 11:20:32 PM
Even if it is not listed on the BA site, if a sAAver flight is available on aa, I can ask a supervisor and I can get it?
Yes. Maybe mention the flight number on which you saw availability. 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on January 12, 2014, 01:11:35 PM
Want to book flight in US.
I have a citi aa card. Should I pay with that for free baggage or card doesn't make a difference?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 12, 2014, 01:14:42 PM
Want to book flight in US.
I have a citi aa card. Should I pay with that for free baggage or card doesn't make a difference?
Does not make a dif. You will have to show them the card at check in. Also its only free on certain cards.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on January 12, 2014, 01:18:47 PM
Does not make a dif. You will have to show them the card at check in. Also its only free on certain cards.
Visa signature platinum level?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 12, 2014, 01:20:17 PM
Visa signature platinum level?
I am pretty sure that's the one I have. Some times they wont say anything and sometimes they will. I was asked for it in PHL and the ticket was booked on ba points.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on January 12, 2014, 01:23:52 PM
I am pretty sure that's the one I have. Some times they wont say anything and sometimes they will. I was asked for it in PHL and the ticket was booked on ba points.
Got it thanks.
Also the whole thing with finair worked out?
Title: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: emptyhouse on January 13, 2014, 08:06:28 PM
I booked a flight from JFK-ORD using Aivos points and I was granted Priority access even though I have no status with either airline. Is this normal? I would like to know for the future.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: sillypainter on January 13, 2014, 08:07:48 PM
I booked a flight from JFK-ORD using Aivos points and I was granted Priority access even though I have no status with either airline. Is this normal? I would like to know for the future.

Yup, normal with Avios bookings.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: emptyhouse on January 13, 2014, 08:08:09 PM
Yup, normal with Avios bookings.

Good to know, Thanx
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: smaxber on January 13, 2014, 08:12:05 PM
Where would I look for this on my ticket?
Booked with avios last night
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: avrumy on January 13, 2014, 08:19:42 PM
Where would I look for this on my ticket?
Booked with avios last night
when u get ur boarding pass
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 13, 2014, 08:54:25 PM
I'm trying to book a from nyc to Toronto for myself and my wife and when I went to checkout they showed me that roundtrip would cost 18000 avios together plus $110.78. Do you always have to pay extra charges when booking with avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 13, 2014, 08:56:45 PM
I'm trying to book a from nyc to Toronto for myself and my wife and when I went to checkout they showed me that roundtrip would cost 18000 avios together plus $110.78. Do you always have to pay extra charges when booking with avios?
That's the standard. Canada taxes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 13, 2014, 09:20:13 PM
I'm trying to book a from nyc to Toronto for myself and my wife and when I went to checkout they showed me that roundtrip would cost 18000 avios together plus $110.78. Do you always have to pay extra charges when booking with avios?
Taxes on the Toronto to NY  leg.  NY to Toronto is 4500 Avios and $2.50 each.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Ez on January 13, 2014, 10:01:19 PM
I booked a flight from JFK-ORD using Aivos points and I was granted Priority access even though I have no status with either airline. Is this normal? I would like to know for the future.

It's a big YMMV
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: smaxber on January 13, 2014, 10:12:40 PM
It's a big YMMV
So only at the airport?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Ez on January 13, 2014, 10:15:54 PM
So only at the airport?
And even at the airport, you might or might not get it.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: A3 on January 13, 2014, 10:19:07 PM
24 hours before check in, do online check in, you can always add bags and change seats later. You will see then on your boarding pass of you have it or not...
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: yudel on January 13, 2014, 10:19:42 PM
It's a big YMMV
-1 I've booked tons of flights with avios and they've always been priority access on the boarding pass.
(not that it gets you much...)
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Something Fishy on January 13, 2014, 10:27:36 PM
It's a big YMMV

+1. Didn't get it in LGA last week, but did in CLE.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: yoruel on January 13, 2014, 10:34:27 PM
-1 I've booked tons of flights with avios and they've always been priority access on the boarding pass.
(not that it gets you much...)
+1.  have gotten the emergency exit numerous times while booking via avios(xtra leg space)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 13, 2014, 10:50:59 PM
That's the standard. Canada taxes.
thanks guys
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 13, 2014, 10:51:11 PM
Taxes on the Toronto to NY  leg.  NY to Toronto is 4500 Avios and $2.50 each.
thanks to you too
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: smaxber on January 13, 2014, 10:54:20 PM
What does it get you?
I already booked my seat does that Change anything?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: avrumy on January 13, 2014, 11:12:44 PM
What does it get you?
I already booked my seat does that Change anything?
No that wont make it or break it. I have flown many times with it and have always gotten priority access.  The most it has ever gotten me was to get on the plane in the beg as oppose to waiting until the end of the boarding call.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: emptyhouse on January 14, 2014, 09:29:17 AM
It gets you through the security line faster.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: avrumy on January 14, 2014, 10:05:39 AM
It gets you through the security line faster.
The following is all it gets you and in my experience also that is all i have gotten over the years.


Exclusive Boarding Lanes at Every Gate

Priority Access lanes are available at American Airlines gates system wide, offering a fast track to board the aircraft.

Customers with Priority Access privileges are among the first to board the plane. Our AAdvantage® Executive Platinum members will board with either First Class or Business Class passengers* followed by our AAdvantage® Platinum and Gold members, and then all other Priority Access customers. Should you arrive at the gate after Priority Access customers have been called, you may bypass the General Boarding lines and enjoy the convenience of boarding anytime via your new dedicated boarding lane.

Simply look for the Priority Access sign in the gate area.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Penguin711 on January 14, 2014, 04:40:37 PM
Question - on AA (and BA for that matter) there seems to be no availability for this upcoming friday from NYC to either MIA, PBI or FLL as an award ticket. However when I searched on ITA Matrix they have many flights available. Is there a chance they are going to open up more award tickets on these flights in the next few days if the flights don't sell out?

TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 14, 2014, 04:42:43 PM
Question - on AA (and BA for that matter) there seems to be no availability for this upcoming friday from NYC to either MIA, PBI or FLL as an award ticket. However when I searched on ITA Matrix they have many flights available. Is there a chance they are going to open up more award tickets on these flights in the next few days if the flights don't sell out?

TIA
A chance, yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Penguin711 on January 14, 2014, 04:52:07 PM
Chance but no guarantee...how high of a probility?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 14, 2014, 04:54:14 PM
Chance but no guarantee...how high of a probility?
I find that route to be very hard to find availability using ba points. I have also found that there could be nothing available and then all available and then nothing a few hours later. so its annoying but you have to keep checking. Also I dont believe they fly in to fll- just mia
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A3 on January 14, 2014, 04:55:59 PM
Idk about this weekend. But last weekend I checked Wednesday night for Thursday. LGA- PBI, mia etc and there was plenty available to get there. Coming back had to either be on Sunday or Tuesday though.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Penguin711 on January 14, 2014, 05:00:53 PM

I find that route to be very hard to find availability using ba points. I have also found that there could be nothing available and then all available and then nothing a few hours later. so its annoying but you have to keep checking. Also I dont believe they fly in to fll- just mia

Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 14, 2014, 06:42:49 PM
I find that route to be very hard to find availability using ba points. I have also found that there could be nothing available and then all available and then nothing a few hours later. so its annoying but you have to keep checking. Also I dont believe they fly in to fll- just mia
also PBI - west palm beach.  further north than FLL.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Penguin711 on January 14, 2014, 07:23:12 PM

also PBI - west palm beach.  further north than FLL.

Yes I am familiar with PBI but same story there - minimal/no availability. Oh well I'll wait to see if something opens up. Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 14, 2014, 07:25:18 PM
Yes I am familiar with PBI but same story there - minimal/no availability. Oh well I'll wait to see if something opens up. Thanks
not sure where ur coming from but i went a few weeks ago and flew out of phl.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: an613 on January 14, 2014, 10:26:39 PM
I flew on AA using Avios a couple weeks ago and added my AAdvantage number using the finnair trick. Should I have been credited any miles from the flight or you don't get any miles on award flight?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 14, 2014, 10:27:53 PM
I flew on AA using Avios a couple weeks ago and added my AAdvantage number using the finnair trick. Should I have been credited any miles from the flight or you don't get any miles on award flight?
correct- u don't get any miles when u purchase a ticket on miles.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chilzech on January 16, 2014, 07:39:04 AM
Just double checking here, if I cancel an AA avios ticket I get back the points and lose the $2.50?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: zh cohen on January 16, 2014, 09:38:56 AM
Just double checking here, if I cancel an AA avios ticket I get back the points and lose the $2.50?

Correct.  At long as it's 24 hours (I think) before the flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on January 16, 2014, 09:52:35 PM
Just to confirm before I book on ba.com an award ticket. I am flying from JFK to yyz with a child under 2. Just confining that I DO NOT need to mention anything about her when I book online? Correct?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 16, 2014, 10:10:59 PM
Just to confirm before I book on ba.com an award ticket. I am flying from JFK to yyz with a child under 2. Just confining that I DO NOT need to mention anything about her when I book online? Correct?
Correct. But it may be worth the 450 Avios not to deal with the hassle of trying someone capable of adding the infant later
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 16, 2014, 10:25:32 PM
Correct. But it may be worth the 450 Avios not to deal with the hassle of trying someone capable of adding the infant later
He can call AA and do it over the phone, no?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 16, 2014, 10:26:21 PM
He can call AA and do it over the phone, no?
Minimum half hour call and not every agent knows how to do it-will require huca
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 16, 2014, 10:28:44 PM
Minimum half hour call and not every agent knows how to do it-will require huca
Domestic I never had any problems. Maybe Canada is more complicated.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 16, 2014, 10:31:08 PM
Domestic I never had any problems. Maybe Canada is more complicated.
Correct. Domestic is free. Canada is like $17 in taxes and they can't figure out how to price it
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on January 16, 2014, 10:38:44 PM

Correct. But it may be worth the 450 Avios not to deal with the hassle of trying someone capable of adding the infant later
Thank thats what I ended up doing.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 16, 2014, 10:39:47 PM
Thank thats what I ended up doing.
I think your time is worth the $4
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on January 16, 2014, 11:57:09 PM
I think your time is worth the $4
my time + my peace of mind= a lot more than $4 ;) :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on January 17, 2014, 02:32:06 PM
Help- can't get thru to BA (due to "call volume"...) and need to cancel ticket ASAP

Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2014, 02:32:56 PM
Why can't you cancel online?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on January 17, 2014, 02:45:26 PM
Why can't you cancel online?


Thanks Dan

Sorry never cancelled BA booking before and read too literally into you BA knowledgebase which says "After booking an award you can cancel it for free for 24 hours from the time of booking by calling BA at 800-452-1201"

Done  thanks a mil
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on January 18, 2014, 07:21:53 PM
On a early Friday AM flight from LGA-YYZ 7 out of 20 people on board frum yidden. Mi Kiamcha yisroel! Long live Avios!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 18, 2014, 09:06:24 PM
On a early Friday AM flight from LGA-YYZ 7 out of 20 people on board frum yidden. Mi Kiamcha yisroel! Long live Avios!
Enough with the mi kamcha Yisroel for getting deals. Let's save it for mesirus nefesh for Torah and mitzvos
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chilzech on January 19, 2014, 09:37:07 AM
Does anyone have list of destinations available on Avios from TLV with no surcharge? (e.g. VIE is 10K +$20 ow)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Myccrabbi on January 19, 2014, 10:55:04 AM
Does anyone have list of destinations available on Avios from TLV with no surcharge? (e.g. VIE is 10K +$20 ow)
TXL with air berlin for 10k avios no surcharges.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on January 21, 2014, 12:29:53 AM
Anybody have recent info on luggage in economy class to yyz?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 21, 2014, 12:31:00 AM
Anybody have recent info on luggage in economy class to yyz?
It's been months since that worked. It doesn't even say free luggage on your confirmation anymore
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on January 21, 2014, 12:35:48 AM
How many free pieces of luggage in business?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 21, 2014, 12:36:54 AM
How many free pieces of luggage in business?
three
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Drago on January 21, 2014, 12:42:20 AM
Does anyone have list of destinations available on Avios from TLV with no surcharge? (e.g. VIE is 10K +$20 ow)
Here is some info.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=post;quote=489010;topic=18280.50;last_msg=695974

There is more in that thread as well.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 21, 2014, 01:26:50 AM
Here is some info.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18280.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18280.0)

There is more in that thread as well.


FTFY
I believe this is the post you were trying to link to http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18280.msg489010#msg489010 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18280.msg489010#msg489010)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SRM on January 21, 2014, 09:34:42 AM
I know a similar question was asked before but I wanted to confirm that if I'm traveling with an infant NYC-MIA with Avios I can just add the infant as a lap child at the airport?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on January 21, 2014, 09:58:57 AM
VIE is 10K +$20
Oh wow! that's a Chidush for me (didn't think about Niki was just thinking of Air Berlin for some reason) Thanks for the מילתא אגב אורחה קמשמע לן !




Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on January 21, 2014, 09:59:32 AM
I know a similar question was asked before but I wanted to confirm that if I'm traveling with an infant NYC-MIA with Avios I can just add the infant as a lap child at the airport?
yes, no problem
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SRM on January 21, 2014, 10:01:08 AM
yes, no problem

Thank you.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 21, 2014, 02:30:46 PM
I'm booking a ticket on avios and they are giving me an option to buy 10,000 avios for $300. That's a value of 3 cents a point which to me seems great. Why have I never heard of anyone doing this? Also, it seems to me that you get better value with cash and points than just points. Does anybody know if I'm missing something here?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2014, 02:33:45 PM
Of course you're missing something.

You're BUYING points for 3 cpm, not redeeming them at that value.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 21, 2014, 02:35:52 PM
I'm booking a ticket on avios and they are giving me an option to buy 10,000 avios for $300. That's a value of 3 cents a point which to me seems great. Why have I never heard of anyone doing this? Also, it seems to me that you get better value with cash and points than just points. Does anybody know if I'm missing something here?
Lets say you are booking a ticket to cle to dtw from nyc for 9k points- why is that worth $300 when u can buy without points for less?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 21, 2014, 02:42:13 PM
Of course you're missing something.

You're BUYING points for 3 cpm, not redeeming them at that value.
I understand that but if you want to preserve your points for when you believe you'll get more value it could be good. Or, flights in cash for that time are 268 $ round trip. If I buy avios and fly it will be cheaper. In other words,  I don't have to even have a credit card and I can be flying for cheaper than what's posted as cheapest on kayak. ..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 21, 2014, 02:46:58 PM
Of course you're missing something.

You're BUYING points for 3 cpm, not redeeming them at that value.
my bad. I just realized my mistake you're right even dan doesn't value them at that. I hear. What about cash and points, is it ever worth it?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 21, 2014, 02:50:50 PM
I understand that but if you want to preserve your points for when you believe you'll get more value it could be good. Or, flights in cash for that time are 268 $ round trip. If I buy avios and fly it will be cheaper. In other words,  I don't have to even have a credit card and I can be flying for cheaper than what's posted as cheapest on kayak. ..
Why is $300 cheaper than $268 and you earn full miles  :o :( :-\
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 21, 2014, 02:55:49 PM
If I pay cash and points do is earn any miles for the cash payment? Also, are cancellation still free ( and in this case I would get refunded the points?)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on January 21, 2014, 02:56:41 PM
Of course you're missing something.

You're BUYING points for 3 cpm, not redeeming them at that value.
Reminds me.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 21, 2014, 02:59:15 PM
If I pay cash and points do is earn any miles for the cash payment? Also, are cancellation still free ( and in this case I would get refunded the points?)
no. I don't think you get to keep those points.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 21, 2014, 03:11:46 PM
If I pay cash and points do is earn any miles for the cash payment? Also, are cancellation still free ( and in this case I would get refunded the points?)
You would get from your CC company whatever they give for travel. Yes you can still cancel it.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 21, 2014, 03:21:11 PM
You would get from your CC company whatever they give for travel. Yes you can still cancel it.
thanks a lot guys.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: berele on January 21, 2014, 03:22:06 PM
I'm honestly not as stupid as I sound, just mistake in cheshbon...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 21, 2014, 03:23:21 PM
I'm honestly not as stupid as I sound, just mistake in cheshbon...
Kkk, you're forgiven.....
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 21, 2014, 07:55:43 PM
Any perks i should know about  in flying first class lga-dtw?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: solmeir on January 21, 2014, 08:20:33 PM
All you get it check in bags free and you're first off the plane. The seats are a little wider but for 1 hour flying time doesn't make that much of a diff. Oh and you get your water in a glass not a lousy plastic cup
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 21, 2014, 08:21:12 PM
All you get it check in bags free and you're first off the plane. The seats are a little wider but for 1 hour flying time doesn't make that much of a diff. Oh and you get your water in a glass not a lousy plastic cup
Don't forget, you get water before takeoff
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 21, 2014, 08:28:08 PM
Don't forget, you get water before takeoff
And priority check in/boarding of course.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 21, 2014, 09:01:26 PM
And priority check in/boarding of course.
Get that anyways with ba
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: HP58 on January 22, 2014, 02:26:56 AM
Avios n00b Q: How many Avios is OW JFK-TLV on Air Berlin?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on January 22, 2014, 02:30:54 AM
30k
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: HP58 on January 22, 2014, 02:35:10 AM
30k
Thanx. How are the fuel surcharges?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on January 22, 2014, 05:24:49 AM
Dan writes about it, check dansdeals (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/24308)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on January 22, 2014, 10:57:12 AM
Any perks i should know about  in flying first class lga-dtw?

Don't forget about the porsche to the plane!

Make sure to ask in a way that shows you know about it, but you "don't know about it."

Best. perk. ever.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: HP58 on January 22, 2014, 02:20:41 PM
No fuel surcharges! Thanx @Dr Moose!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 23, 2014, 02:01:03 PM
Don't forget about the porsche to the plane!

Make sure to ask in a way that shows you know about it, but you "don't know about it."

Best. perk. ever.
I could not agree more!
My wife and I still talk about that amazing experience!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on January 23, 2014, 09:23:19 PM
Nyc-dfw Is 7.5k?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2014, 09:26:09 PM
Nyc-dfw Is 7.5k?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32877
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on January 23, 2014, 09:27:16 PM
Nyc-dfw Is 7.5k?
there's a website called gcmap.com and you could check how far airports are from each other. then you go on ba.com and look at the award chart
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on January 23, 2014, 10:40:39 PM
I booked a flight eze-jfk-eze all on one itinerary (wasn't thinking) the print out and email say 1 checked bag. I cancelled and booked eze-jfk & jfk-eze on separate itineraries. The print out and email say 2 checked bags.
Is this standard that on one ways to or from that region you get 2 free bags?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on January 26, 2014, 02:29:07 PM
If I missed the outbound flight will the return still be active?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 26, 2014, 02:29:41 PM
If I missed the outbound flight will the return still be active?
Of course not
Part of the reason Avios flights should be booked as two one ways
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 26, 2014, 02:30:10 PM
If I missed the outbound flight will the return still be active?
No. IME.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bobthebuilder on January 26, 2014, 03:45:57 PM
No. IME.
+1 they usually cancel the second part (You dont need a return flight if you never left)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: NI on January 26, 2014, 04:13:49 PM
need to get to gru (brazil) from nyc on march 10. neither ba or aa is showing availability for two tickets...the minimum is 60,000 miles instead of 20,000 on aa.
Any ideas? thanks!!!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bobthebuilder on January 26, 2014, 04:17:15 PM
need to get to gru (brazil) from nyc on march 10. neither ba or aa is showing availability for two tickets...the minimum is 60,000 miles instead of 20,000 on aa.
Any ideas? thanks!!!
With award travel you need to be flexible
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on January 26, 2014, 07:33:39 PM
does it make sense that AA does not fly NYC to BUF??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 26, 2014, 07:40:09 PM
If your question is do they not, they d don't.
If your question is why not, I assume it's because they think it's not profitable and doesn't add to their network
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: philbenjoe on January 26, 2014, 07:51:15 PM
i was asking. thought i was crazy for not finding it....thanx. i was trying to save money by flying to BUF and renting a car there vs YYZ and renting in toronto. i would save the $58 fee with BA and the actual rental is a lot cheaper in the US vs toronto. what other miles are worth using to get to BUF?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 26, 2014, 08:35:40 PM
i was asking. thought i was crazy for not finding it....thanx. i was trying to save money by flying to BUF and renting a car there vs YYZ and renting in toronto. i would save the $58 fee with BA and the actual rental is a lot cheaper in the US vs toronto. what other miles are worth using to get to BUF?

Hidden city. Not only to BUF; perhaps even YYZ.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SRM on January 27, 2014, 11:13:52 AM
I have a flight from jfk-mia booked with avios. Is there a way to get a free checked bag?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: jl6647 on January 27, 2014, 11:20:34 AM
I have a flight from jfk-mia booked with avios. Is there a way to get a free checked bag?
If you have a "Citi  AA Advantage Credit card", show it at the baggage counter, and they will waive the 25 dollar fee per bag
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SRM on January 27, 2014, 11:23:14 AM
If you have a "Citi  AA Advantage Credit card", show it at the baggage counter, and they will waive the 25 dollar fee per bag

even if the taxes for the flight were not paid for on that card?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 27, 2014, 11:23:52 AM
I have a flight from jfk-mia booked with avios. Is there a way to get a free checked bag?
I have seen it all. Its really varys on the check in agent. I have had where they do let if its booked on ba points bec you should get a email where it shows u get 2 free bags. If you do - u should show them it at the airport- that has worked for alot of pple. I was yesterday in the airport and they wanted to charge for my bags despite that I had the aa card. So i had to nicely explain the rules. Luckily the supervisor was aware that with those cards you get the bag fee waived.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 27, 2014, 11:24:11 AM
even if the taxes for the flight were not paid for on that card?
correct
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SRM on January 27, 2014, 11:24:27 AM
correct

Thank you!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on January 27, 2014, 11:25:45 AM
Thank you!
Just had it yesterday where agent said to me that you didnt pay for the ticket with this card- i said correct but its not nec per rules of program.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on January 27, 2014, 11:50:12 AM
i was asking. thought i was crazy for not finding it....thanx. i was trying to save money by flying to BUF and renting a car there vs YYZ and renting in toronto. i would save the $58 fee with BA and the actual rental is a lot cheaper in the US vs toronto. what other miles are worth using to get to BUF?
Expected travel times door to door NYC-YYZ (assuming you live ~25 minutes from the airport on each side). factoring in all travel time including customs wait

Fly to YYZ: 4 hours
Fly to BUF: 7 hours
Drive: 8.5 hours

Expected travel times door to door YYZ-NYC (assuming you live ~25 minutes from the airport on each side)
Fly to NYC: 4.5 hours
Fly from BUF: 7 hours
Drive: 8.5 hours

To me the only two options are drive or fly direct. Flying to Buffalo makes no sense
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 27, 2014, 11:54:51 AM
If you have a "Citi  AA Advantage Credit card", show it at the baggage counter, and they will waive the 25 dollar fee per bag
YMMV. If it's attached to your reservation that's a different story.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SRM on January 27, 2014, 11:59:38 AM
YMMV. If it's attached to your reservation that's a different story.

How would I go about "attaching" it to my reservation?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 27, 2014, 12:02:31 PM
There is a post on the main site. GIYF.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on January 27, 2014, 01:00:32 PM
How would I go about "attaching" it to my reservation?

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on January 27, 2014, 02:42:23 PM
can I use avios to fly on Alaska airlines?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 27, 2014, 02:48:42 PM
can I use avios to fly on Alaska airlines?
Yes. PUTPAC.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SRM on January 28, 2014, 02:18:10 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252

Thank you!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: HP58 on January 29, 2014, 07:22:34 PM
How many Avios to TLV OW via Madrid on Iberia?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on January 29, 2014, 07:26:04 PM

How many Avios to TLV OW via Madrid on Iberia?

From??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: HP58 on January 29, 2014, 07:29:34 PM
From??
Sorry. EWR.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ari2955 on January 29, 2014, 10:53:59 PM
Is it necessary to put in a middle name on the booking? (for domestic AA flight)
I only see option for 1st name
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 29, 2014, 11:09:33 PM
Is it necessary to put in a middle name on the booking? (for domestic AA flight)
I only see option for 1st name
No
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ari2955 on January 29, 2014, 11:12:31 PM
No
Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ari2955 on January 29, 2014, 11:16:04 PM
No
Just to confirm, Even if the passport has both name?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on January 29, 2014, 11:19:55 PM
Just to confirm, Even if the passport has both name?
Yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ari2955 on January 29, 2014, 11:21:24 PM
Yes
Thanks a mil
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: HP58 on January 30, 2014, 01:18:04 AM
How many Avios EWR to TLV OW via Madrid on Iberia?
BUMP
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 30, 2014, 01:25:52 AM
BUMP
Probably 65K
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 30, 2014, 01:27:00 AM
BUMP
Make like you're gonna buy a ticket and they'll show you the price.  Or can you not access Iberia?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 30, 2014, 01:45:23 AM
BUMP
To be exact BA Avios, JFK to Tel Aviv via Madrid flying Iberia in coach: 65,000 Avios and $535.92

HT, Dan
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on January 30, 2014, 02:31:43 AM
To be exact BA Avios, JFK to Tel Aviv via Madrid flying Iberia in coach: 65,000 Avios and $535.92

HT, Dan
Link?
IIRC if you transfer avios to iberia the yq should be a lot cheaper
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 30, 2014, 12:43:30 PM
Correct. GIYF :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: HP58 on January 30, 2014, 01:52:58 PM
To be exact BA Avios, JFK to Tel Aviv via Madrid flying Iberia in coach: 65,000 Avios and $535.92
HT, Dan
65k OW?! That's double Air Berlin?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on January 30, 2014, 01:57:28 PM
No, RT. I believe OW would be half.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: HP58 on January 30, 2014, 02:00:34 PM
No, RT. I believe OW would be half.
Ahah. Thanx!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mr. perfect on January 30, 2014, 06:29:03 PM
Help.  Stuck at phl airport     I made mistake booking phl - mia    I booked in the morning and thought it was at night and now they say there is no ba availability  .   How do I get them to book me on tonights flight ?   Aa said there is avialibility . But ba said they are not able to. ?  Im waiting on yhe phone to speack with them
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mr. perfect on January 30, 2014, 08:40:17 PM
Thanks for the help !     Aa agent  got me on stand by
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on February 02, 2014, 05:23:37 PM
what do i do if i need to book 9 tickets and it always only shows 7?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 02, 2014, 05:29:12 PM
Book 7 then book 2 more. There are usually avail more then 7, you can allways cancel within 24 hours of booking (before 24 hours of dept.)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Emkay on February 02, 2014, 05:30:09 PM
Is it free to transfer avios from one account to another?
Non family and not a total account merge
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 02, 2014, 05:30:59 PM
what do i do if i need to book 9 tickets and it always only shows 7?
Book 7, pay for 2?
Book 7, wait to see if 2 more open up?
If this is domestic, if you cancel you only lose the taxes, which is cheap.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 02, 2014, 05:33:55 PM
Is it free to transfer avios from one account to another?
Non family and not a total account merge
No. Make the ticket from the other account. 
If there's not enough points in 1 account to make a ticket, they let you buy points at a rate of 1.3 cents each (usually) which is not bad.  (caution, those points are non-refundable after booking)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Emkay on February 02, 2014, 05:40:20 PM
No. Make the ticket from the other account. 
If there's not enough points in 1 account to make a ticket, they let you buy points at a rate of 1.3 cents each (usually) which is not bad.  (caution, those points are non-refundable after booking)
that's not an option, I "owe" someone miles and need to pay him back and he's not buying a ticket now.
Ba officially charges $170 to transfer so im looking for another way around
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on February 02, 2014, 05:41:05 PM
Thank you all for ur responses. Points are not the issue. just its 2 parents and 7 kids and it would be best to have them flying all together.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DealHunter on February 02, 2014, 05:46:27 PM

Thank you all for ur responses. Points are not the issue. just its 2 parents and 7 kids and it would be best to have them flying all together.
So book 1 adult & 6 kids on first booking, and 1 adult + 1 kid on second booking
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on February 02, 2014, 05:50:08 PM
So book 1 adult & 6 kids on first booking, and 1 adult + 1 kid on second booking
assuming there will still be tickets there after i use the 1st 7.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DealHunter on February 02, 2014, 05:54:03 PM

assuming there will still be tickets there after i use the 1st 7.
IME there likely will be. Good luck!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 02, 2014, 06:26:07 PM
IME there likely will be. Good luck!
+1. Usually the case when saying "7 awards avail"
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 02, 2014, 09:39:13 PM
+1. Usually the case when saying "7 awards avail"
I think "7 award seats avail"  means more than that. 
Do the first 7 (leave off 1 adult and 1 kid) and see if another 2 seats open up.
If they do, you can join the 2 reservations together later.

If he calls BA, will they be able to access more than 7 seats at once?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 02, 2014, 09:42:40 PM
I think "7 award seats avail"  means more than that. 
Do the first 7 (leave off 1 adult and 1 kid) and see if another 2 seats open up.
If they do, you can join the 2 reservations together later.

If he calls BA, will they be able to access more than 7 seats at once?
I do it all the time. First book then then another 2 or more.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chff on February 03, 2014, 12:45:47 AM
I booked an Avois award which I don't need, but couldn't cancel without the $40 fee. So I just waited, and the sckd changes rolled in, and then canceled for free
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Emkay on February 03, 2014, 01:15:57 AM
Does BA let you borrow avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: brotha123 on February 03, 2014, 04:53:47 AM
My friend is booking me a flight with his BA miles... My question is could he use my credit card to pay taxes or will they cancel the flight because they'll assume he sold his miles? TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MosheP on February 03, 2014, 10:04:35 AM
I have a RT booked with Avios flying AA. I want to cancel the outbound and only keep the return. I forgot to book as 2 one ways. The return is no longer available. Can I cancel the outbound? If I have to cancel the whole thing what are the chances of the return opening up?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 03, 2014, 10:07:01 AM
Good chance IME.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 03, 2014, 11:45:14 AM
Does BA let you borrow avios?
They usually offer to sell you enough to complete the purchase of your ticket for 1.3 cents or so.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Emkay on February 03, 2014, 01:09:32 PM
They usually offer to sell you enough to complete the purchase of your ticket for 1.3 cents or so.
I don't have any yet in my account and they want $275 for 9000 avios
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MosheP on February 03, 2014, 01:19:59 PM
I have a reservation booked for 2 pax, can I cancel for one of them?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 03, 2014, 02:02:58 PM
I have a reservation booked for 2 pax, can I cancel for one of them?
Yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Excalibur on February 03, 2014, 02:05:28 PM
I booked a ba ticket on a bought account and the guy missed his flight by a day. Anything that can be done?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rots5 on February 03, 2014, 03:54:38 PM
I think i might be losing it. I looked up last night on ba.com for a one way flight from tlv-lhr-nyc (with a 4 day stop in lhr)
i thought it priced out at 54500+709$, now when i price it out its the same points but at 1100 or so....

Any help please.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MosheP on February 03, 2014, 05:56:33 PM
Good chance IME.

Thanks it did!

Yes.

Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Moshe123 on February 04, 2014, 07:37:42 AM
If my return flight from yul is canceled, what do I get back?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 04, 2014, 08:18:01 AM
My friend is booking me a flight with his BA miles... My question is could he use my credit card to pay taxes or will they cancel the flight because they'll assume he sold his miles? TIA
I've booked tickets for friends with my avios and cc and there's been no problem.  My married daughter and family doesn't have my last name, and I book her flights to me and back  :(  all the time.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: happy613 on February 04, 2014, 12:37:54 PM
I want to book a flight with avios. the BA sight says the ticket is unavailable but i see on the AA sight that it is available in economy milesaavr. how do i go about booking it?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: jaywhy on February 04, 2014, 05:06:26 PM
I want to book a flight with avios. the BA sight says the ticket is unavailable but i see on the AA sight that it is available in economy milesaavr. how do i go about booking it?
Call them.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: zh cohen on February 04, 2014, 07:23:38 PM
Call them.

+1
Make sure to tell them that you saw it on AA and you were not able to book on ba.com, so that they waive the phone booking fee.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avadah on February 05, 2014, 01:41:04 AM
When canceling an awards flight how long does it take for the miles to return to my account?
What are the advantages of booking an AA flight with BA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 05, 2014, 01:52:45 AM
When canceling an awards flight how long does it take for the miles to return to my account?
What are the advantages of booking an AA flight with BA?
I think immediately.
Better redemption rate. (one way awards. both?) (cancel for the $2.50 fee. equivalent in AA?)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: bobthebuilder on February 05, 2014, 07:01:39 AM
I think immediately.
Better redemption rate. (one way awards. both?) (cancel for the $2.50 fee. equivalent in AA?)
+1 when i cancelled the poins showed up right away
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 06, 2014, 06:37:25 PM
So why is it available on AA and not on BA? I called in and they say its not available.  :(
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 06, 2014, 06:38:37 PM
So why is it available on AA and not on BA? I called in and they say its not available.  :(
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on February 06, 2014, 06:38:48 PM
So why is it available on AA and not on BA? I called in and they say its not available.  :(
And I thought I was the only nut that 20+ tabs open on my screen  :D
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 06, 2014, 07:10:27 PM
And I thought I was the only nut that 20+ tabs open on my screen  :D
;D Now L'mayseh?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dirah on February 06, 2014, 07:42:31 PM
I need to make a booking on AA with Avios.
There is a likely chance I might need to cancel.
I believe officially they charge $40 for cancellation.
However, I have seen some internet chatter that you just lose the $2.50.
Can anyone here confirm this ASAP?

[Sorry if this is discussed upthread. Until now, I never had much cause for following discussion this thread, and search didn't show me anything.]
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 06, 2014, 07:49:15 PM
I need to make a booking on AA with Avios.
There is a likely chance I might need to cancel.
I believe officially they charge $40 for cancellation.
However, I have seen some internet chatter that you just lose the $2.50.
Can anyone here confirm this ASAP?

[Sorry if this is discussed upthread. Until now, I never had much cause for following discussion this thread, and search didn't show me anything.]
what is your itinerary?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dirah on February 06, 2014, 07:51:12 PM
what is your itinerary?
NYC-YUL
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 06, 2014, 07:53:07 PM
$2.50 If its RT it would be $40. Note, you can only cancel before 24 hours of dept
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dirah on February 06, 2014, 07:58:27 PM
$2.50 If its RT it would be $40. Note, you can only cancel before 24 hours of dept
Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yoruel on February 06, 2014, 08:57:28 PM
what do i do if i need to book 9 tickets and it always only shows 7?
Any luck booking?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 06, 2014, 09:06:44 PM
Yes, he posted that he booked all 9
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on February 06, 2014, 09:31:48 PM
Any luck booking?
booked 7 and then it showed 5 more. So I did 2 more  and there were 3 more.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 07, 2014, 12:50:59 AM
NYC-YUL
$2.50 If its RT it would be $40. Note, you can only cancel before 24 hours of dept
To explain: Going TO Canada has a $2.50 fee.  Canada back to USA has about $50 in taxes on top of that. 
Domestic, the fee is $2.50.  If you cancel more than 24 hours b/f the flight, you get back your miles and lose the fee. 
So cancelling a Canada - USA round trip will actually cost the cancellation fee of $40.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: beny on February 07, 2014, 10:15:55 AM
Having an issue with booking with Avios. Flight is showing available on aa.com with milesaaver, but not on ba.com.

I called BA and they're not budging - just saying it's not available...

Is there a new policy in place? Any suggestions?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 07, 2014, 10:18:40 AM
Having an issue with booking with Avios. Flight is showing available on aa.com with milesaaver, but not on ba.com.

I called BA and they're not budging - just saying it's not available...

Is there a new policy in place? Any suggestions?
Flight? Route? Date?
Can I venture a guess that you are searching lga-xxx on aa and it's showing a flight jfk-xxx and then you search ba lga-xxx and it doesn't show up?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 07, 2014, 11:43:36 AM
Flight? Route? Date?
Can I venture a guess that you are searching lga-xxx on aa and it's showing a flight jfk-xxx and then you search ba lga-xxx and it doesn't show up?
Not sure, but look at my screenshots above. Interesting when I called them they offered me flights that weren't available on AA sAAver.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 07, 2014, 11:53:25 AM
Not sure, but look at my screenshots above. Interesting when I called them they offered me flights that weren't available on AA sAAver.
Strange indeed. Other dates seem to be displaying fine, just your date is all blacked out despite there being tons of award space available
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: beny on February 07, 2014, 12:52:08 PM
Flight? Route? Date?
Can I venture a guess that you are searching lga-xxx on aa and it's showing a flight jfk-xxx and then you search ba lga-xxx and it doesn't show up?

Searching DCA - YUL March 23 returning YUL- DCA March 25th
A direct flight shows available on aa.com (Saaver) and BA refuses to give it...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 07, 2014, 12:57:48 PM
Searching DCA - YUL March 23 returning YUL- DCA March 25th
A direct flight shows available on aa.com (Saaver) and BA refuses to give it...
Hmmm...
It always used to be that these were PEBKAC situations. Doesn't seem so anymore.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on February 08, 2014, 08:29:03 PM
Nothing doing (now).


(http://gyazo.com/d953efbd6c8c2bf94ae635eddf11b945.png)

(http://gyazo.com/f8476f7478cbf83301233020c7d5938a.png)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 08, 2014, 08:36:05 PM
It was there on Friday
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on February 08, 2014, 08:49:56 PM
Having an issue with booking with Avios. Flight is showing available on aa.com with milesaaver, but not on ba.com.

I called BA and they're not budging - just saying it's not available...

Is there a new policy in place? Any suggestions?
I have had this issue many times in the past. Flight was showing on AA.com at the Saver level, but wouldnt show up on BA.com. I tried calling in, but the agent i spoke to chidingly told me it wasnt available, even after I fed him the flight number. So, I tried something new. Since I know BA.com is ocassionally glitchy, I tried searching for the same date and route over and over, again and again, and eventually, the flight popped up. This trick has worked 100% of the time for me, although sometimes I have had to search 20-30 times for it to pull up. This trick has pulled up a flight as available even when calling in and the BA rep told me it wasnt available, as long as it showed as available on AA.com at the Saver level. Happy searching!  :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 09, 2014, 12:20:03 AM
The YYZ-JFK flight I'm looking for only has availability in business. If I book now in business and economy opens up can I switch?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 09, 2014, 12:50:35 AM
The YYZ-JFK flight I'm looking for only has availability in business. If I book now in business and economy opens up can I switch?
No (it'll cost you $40)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 09, 2014, 12:51:16 AM
The YYZ-JFK flight I'm looking for only has availability in business. If I book now in business and economy opens up can I switch?
Within 24 hour of booking it would be free.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 09, 2014, 02:07:40 AM
No (it'll cost you $40)
Within 24 hour of booking it would be free.
Should I wait?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DG on February 09, 2014, 07:05:55 AM
When did this happen?

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2vkxb28.png)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on February 09, 2014, 07:11:40 AM
When did this happen?

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2vkxb28.png)
it's working for me.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DG on February 09, 2014, 07:44:02 AM
it's working for me.

Thanks - figured it out.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: E R K on February 09, 2014, 09:31:55 AM
I'm trying to book flights on BA. Shows no availability. But on AA it shows using USair. Is there any way to use BA w US air flights? I know it officially starts in March. Any way around if?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 09, 2014, 09:50:48 AM
I'm trying to book flights on BA. Shows no availability. But on AA it shows using USair. Is there any way to use BA w US air flights? I know it officially starts in March. Any way around if?
Wait till March?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: E R K on February 09, 2014, 10:12:04 AM
Obviously! Would like for next week.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: beny on February 09, 2014, 09:36:02 PM
I'm trying to book flights on BA. Shows no availability. But on AA it shows using USair. Is there any way to use BA w US air flights? I know it officially starts in March. Any way around if?
Just realised that was the issue with my search... The availability on aa.com was with US air.

Anyone else have insight into this merger and when exactly flights with US air will be available with BA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 09, 2014, 09:38:49 PM
Just realised that was the issue with my search... The availability on aa.com was with US air.

Anyone else have insight into this merger and when exactly flights with US air will be available with BA?
Officially after 3/31
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 09, 2014, 11:26:54 PM
Should I wait?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 09, 2014, 11:27:57 PM

No one knows.... What is your dates? Usually YYZ-NYC haves good availability.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 09, 2014, 11:29:12 PM
No one knows.... What is your dates? Usually NYC-YUL haves good availability.
YYZ-JFK on 2/21; earliest possible flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 09, 2014, 11:37:35 PM
YYZ-JFk on 2/21; earliest possible flight.
What's wrong with LGA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on February 09, 2014, 11:37:59 PM

What's wrong with LGA?

Its a third world country airport. ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 09, 2014, 11:43:22 PM
What's wrong with LGA?


Its a third world country airport. ;)
That and they want to leave from JFK (for other reasons) and park they're car there.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 09, 2014, 11:44:15 PM
YYZ-JFK on 2/21; earliest possible flight.
third party ba?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 09, 2014, 11:46:07 PM
third party ba?
What's that?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 10, 2014, 01:34:24 AM
Can you change a flight within 24hrs of departure?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2014, 01:39:27 AM
Not IME. Other (supposedly) have had success. What exactly are you trying to change?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 10, 2014, 01:40:57 AM
Not IME. Other (supposedly) have had success. What exactly are you trying to change?
flying tomorrow want to push off one more day
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2014, 01:48:59 AM
flying tomorrow want to push off one more day
I'm afraid you're out of luck.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 10, 2014, 01:51:12 AM
I'm afraid you're out of luck.
I don't have patience to call hkg now but I'm sure they can do it
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2014, 02:14:39 AM
I don't have patience to call hkg now but I'm sure they can do it
Trust me I've tried on more than one occasion and it hasn't happened
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Alexsei on February 10, 2014, 01:24:56 PM
These hold times are ridiculous!!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 10, 2014, 10:27:49 PM
Anyone know what the baggage allowance NYC-YYZ on AA booked with BA, is?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on February 10, 2014, 10:29:34 PM
Anyone know what the baggage allowance NYC-YYZ on AA booked with BA, is?
Officially nothing unless you have aa credit card or status.
I think sometimes it comes out free though due to a glitch. (You get priority boarding too) CMIIW
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 10, 2014, 11:03:55 PM
Anyone know what the baggage allowance NYC-YYZ on AA booked with BA, is?
So you didn't apply for the new Citi AA card?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 10, 2014, 11:04:37 PM
Officially nothing unless you have aa credit card or status.
I think sometimes it comes out free though due to a glitch. (You get priority boarding too) CMIIW
-1 not for a while
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 10, 2014, 11:19:51 PM
So you didn't apply for the new Citi AA card?
Lol, nope.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 10, 2014, 11:26:49 PM
Lol, nope.
Hayituchen?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: miles lover on February 10, 2014, 11:29:03 PM
Officially nothing unless you have aa credit card or status.
I think sometimes it comes out free though due to a glitch. (You get priority boarding too) CMIIW
just a random question. I see u mentioned priority boarding. Can u explain me any benefit of boarding the hot and stuffy plain first. Wouldn't u rather be in the lounge for as long as possible ?maybe I'm missing something. Do they give Glenlivet 21 for the first 10 people ??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 10, 2014, 11:31:37 PM
Priority check in, not everyone haves access to the lounge and its much hoter by the gate, you also get to put your stuff in the top of you when there is still room etc...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 10, 2014, 11:33:08 PM
Hayituchen?
I'm too old for these things. :P
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 10, 2014, 11:57:22 PM
So how much does a checked bag cost?
And carry-on?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 11, 2014, 12:01:51 AM
So how much does a checked bag cost?
And carry-on?
aa.com > travel info  > baggage
carrry on: free
$25 for the first checked bag.
$35 for the second checked bag.

 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 11, 2014, 12:03:10 AM
aa.com > travel info  > baggage
carrry on: free
$25 for the first checked bag.
$35 for the second checked bag.
All routes?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 11, 2014, 12:22:12 AM
All routes?
FLIGHTS WITHIN AND BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, PUERTO RICO AND CANADA
(funny, I cut it out of my last cut/paste post)
You need info on another route?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 11, 2014, 12:52:41 AM
FLIGHTS WITHIN AND BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, PUERTO RICO AND CANADA
(funny, I cut it out of my last cut/paste post)
You need info on another route?
Thanks very much.
No, this route.
Just are you sure (,I couldn't seem to find it,) that this also applies to flights booked through BA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 11, 2014, 01:11:43 AM
Yes. Why did you quote AsherO??? Or was it a system error...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 11, 2014, 01:11:50 AM
Thanks very much.
No, this route.
Just are you sure (,I couldn't seem to find it,) that this also applies to flights booked through BA?
It does
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 11, 2014, 01:17:27 AM
Yes. Why did you quote AsherO??? Or was it a system error...
Thanks and I didn't think I did...

It does
Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on February 11, 2014, 02:37:25 AM
Thanks very much.
Just are you sure (,I couldn't seem to find it,) that this also applies to flights booked through BA?
I booked a flight for someone within the US on AA with BA miles, and they got a free bag.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 11, 2014, 07:39:57 AM
I booked a flight for someone within the US on AA with BA miles, and they got a free bag.
how long ago?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on February 11, 2014, 07:40:56 AM
how long ago?
last week
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 11, 2014, 07:43:44 AM
Airport?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on February 11, 2014, 07:45:09 AM
Depends on the check in agent.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SavingsBigtime on February 11, 2014, 11:07:36 AM
made a reservation for 5 people , 2 want to cancel they want $40 a person to cancel is it a case of HUCA ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 11, 2014, 12:29:33 PM
made a reservation for 5 people , 2 want to cancel they want $40 a person to cancel is it a case of HUCA ?
See if you can get them to separate the reservation.  Get those 2 on a separate confirmation #. Then cancel those 2 on line.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 11, 2014, 12:37:17 PM
See if you can get them to separate the reservation.  Get those 2 on a separate confirmation #. Then cancel those 2 on line.
What would that help? It's probably a YYZ/YUL-NYC etc... ticket and it's $40 to cancel.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SavingsBigtime on February 11, 2014, 12:37:28 PM
See if you can get them to separate the reservation.  Get those 2 on a separate confirmation #. Then cancel those 2 on line.
just got off the phone with them after waiting 45 min and that's exactly what i did it was a  HUCA , thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SavingsBigtime on February 11, 2014, 12:38:24 PM
What would that help? It's probably a YYZ/YUL-NYC etc... ticket and it's $40 to cancel.
it was actually ORD - jfk
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: SavingsBigtime on February 11, 2014, 12:39:04 PM
What would that help? It's probably a YYZ/YUL-NYC etc... ticket and it's $40 to cancel.
but usally i do fly yyz - nyc and never had a problem before
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 11, 2014, 12:42:26 PM
That would be $40 regardless, I dont see where making it for a separete reservation would help... Unless you're in the 24 hours of booking, you don't have to separate the reservation.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 11, 2014, 12:45:37 PM
I was of the understanding that when canceling on line, you only lose the taxes. domestic $2.50 (going TO Canada $2.50).  so if the reservations are separate he can cancel the whole thing.  I though the problem was that it wouldn't cancel only some of the pax on the confirmation.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mgarfin on February 11, 2014, 03:18:04 PM
NYC-MIA showing 3 options on AA.com but nothing on BA.COM on 2/20/14

What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rots5 on February 11, 2014, 03:21:44 PM
NYC-MIA showing 3 options on AA.com but nothing on BA.COM on 2/20/14

What am I doing wrong?
Call them.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 11, 2014, 03:44:43 PM
NYC-MIA showing 3 options on AA.com but nothing on BA.COM on 2/20/14

What am I doing wrong?
If calling doesn't work. A page or 2 ago someone was seeing a USairways flight on the AA site, but those don't show up on BA and can't be booked with avios until (after) march 31
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: goodenglewood on February 11, 2014, 06:11:03 PM
NYC-MIA showing 3 options on AA.com but nothing on BA.COM on 2/20/14

What am I doing wrong?

I have had this issue many times in the past. Flight was showing on AA.com at the Saver level, but wouldnt show up on BA.com. I tried calling in, but the agent i spoke to chidingly told me it wasnt available, even after I fed him the flight number. So, I tried something new. Since I know BA.com is ocassionally glitchy, I tried searching for the same date and route over and over, again and again, and eventually, the flight popped up. This trick has worked 100% of the time for me, although sometimes I have had to search 20-30 times for it to pull up. This trick has pulled up a flight as available even when calling in and the BA rep told me it wasnt available, as long as it showed as available on AA.com at the Saver level. Happy searching!  :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 11, 2014, 08:28:24 PM
Lately they are a total mess..... Tomorrow there is plenty availability on AA NYC-LAX But nothing coming up on BA  :( :(
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: aj26 on February 11, 2014, 08:54:32 PM
If i booked an aa flight with avios that departs within 24 hrs, can  cancel it?
I don't want to spend an hour on hold of  can't
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: meshugener on February 11, 2014, 10:34:56 PM
It gets you through the security line faster.
Really? I don't think that is true.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: EliteMavin on February 11, 2014, 10:44:40 PM
Really? I don't think that is true.
+1
I think there's a distinction between "priority boarding" and priority lines at security. At security on first/business class has a dedicated line, but not priority boarding.
I have always gotten "priority access" on all my BA bookings on AA, including 2 free bags per person.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Ergel on February 12, 2014, 12:18:22 AM
Really? I don't think that is true.
-1
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Ergel on February 12, 2014, 12:22:02 AM
I have always gotten "priority access" on all my BA bookings on AA, including 2 free bags per person.
Recently?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Lou Bob on February 12, 2014, 12:26:00 AM
Really? I don't think that is true.
-1 I've used it many times for faster security. Mainly in lga. After I got tsa pre though, it became a whole different game. I love it.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: meshugener on February 12, 2014, 12:42:52 AM
-1
over the past 12 month I flew 4 times on AA with BA PP BPs, out of DCA, JFK and MIA, and never got special treatment at security.
Maybe I just don't know what to ask for.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: ayman on February 12, 2014, 01:12:26 AM
+1. Didn't get it in LGA last week, but did in CLE.
Really? I don't think that is true.
Huh, Got me Pre-Check in Lga a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Crazy tools on February 12, 2014, 01:39:12 AM
I booked a round trip eze-jfk-eze on avios, ba said 1 free suitcase. I cancelled and rebooked as 1 ways, got 2 free suitcases each way.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: philbenjoe on February 12, 2014, 01:56:14 AM
If I book a a LGA to YUL/YYZ I get a free suitcase if I book with BA?!?!
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Marco Polo on February 12, 2014, 07:38:39 AM
If I book a a LGA to YUL/YYZ I get a free suitcase if I book with BA?!?!
No. If you have an AA card, you can pay the tax and fee for free bags.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: MEIR613 on February 12, 2014, 08:13:47 AM
No. If you have an AA card, you can pay the tax and fee for free bags.
-1

Need to put your AA FFN in the ressy.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Something Fishy on February 12, 2014, 08:23:55 AM
over the past 12 month I flew 4 times on AA with BA PP BPs, out of DCA, JFK and MIA, and never got special treatment at security.
Maybe I just don't know what to ask for.

Worked fine for me in CLE a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: meshugener on February 12, 2014, 09:16:56 AM
Worked fine for me in CLE a couple of weeks ago.
What do you do? You just go to the priority lane? (If their is one)
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Marco Polo on February 12, 2014, 09:18:27 AM
-1

Need to put your AA FFN in the ressy.
Worked for me booking through BA and paying the tax/fees. In YYZ all they asked and checked was if i used my AA card to pay.

I guess even just using AA FFN can be fine as well.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: myb821 on February 12, 2014, 09:19:14 AM
What do you do? You just go to the priority lane? (If their is one)
yup
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Something Fishy on February 12, 2014, 09:49:50 AM
What do you do? You just go to the priority lane? (If their is one)

Exactly. Showed my BP to the guy 'guarding' it and he let me in.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Shreknit on February 12, 2014, 09:51:38 AM
Wow I'm suprised you didn't know that meshugener
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: meshugener on February 12, 2014, 09:53:51 AM
Ouch, I blush.
I thought the only benefit is priority boarding.
(I get free bags anyway).
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: night-owl on February 12, 2014, 11:44:47 AM
I'm having alot of trouble with my Executive Club acct. I opened my Chase BA card in October, did the spending, earned 52K or so points.  According to chase the points were transferred to by avios acct but BA has no record of them. The EC # I was assigned is one that I opened in 2000 but have not used since and I did not put it on my application (I didn't even remember having one).
Somehow (I'm not sure if BA or Chase does the linking) they linked my CC with the old EC #.  I've called numerous times waited on hold for HOURS to figure out what the problem is. 
Today when I called to hear any update they told me that my EC # has expired after 3 years of inactivity (you linked my old acct  :o!) and I need to open a new EC # and have chase redeposit my avios into the new acct.  When I called chase to verify, they said they will forward my question and issues to the marketing dept and I will hear from them via snail mail in 7-10 days about this issue.

Anyone have any suggestions or ever had a similar situation that can help. TIA
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: intgesh on February 12, 2014, 02:59:48 PM
Slightly OT (maybe rename the thread?), but is there any consensus/experience on these perks when flying AB (to Israel) booked with Avios? Or any other BA partner booked with Avios?
1- # of free bags?
2- Accelerated security?
3- Priority boarding?

Also- the AAdvantage card obviously not help here.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: smaxber on February 12, 2014, 03:56:17 PM
What's BP?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Lou Bob on February 12, 2014, 04:36:46 PM
What's BP?
gas station or boarding pass.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: philbenjoe on February 12, 2014, 06:54:20 PM
Which AA card gets you those benefits? How many bags pp?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: boropark123 on February 12, 2014, 08:41:48 PM
Anyone have any idea why on Sunday and Monday 2/23-2/24, there is absolutely no award availability for direct flights from MIA/FLL to NYC on AA, BA, or united. I know there is a boat show next week but it ends on the 17th.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on February 13, 2014, 11:43:51 AM
president's day?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: boropark123 on February 13, 2014, 02:44:23 PM

president's day?
presidents day is on the 17th.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: boropark123 on February 13, 2014, 04:42:42 PM

presidents day is on the 17th.
Tried flying blue too, nothing available whatsoever, even spirit is sold out for more than one traveller on Monday the 24th.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: golan on February 13, 2014, 07:26:24 PM
I'm having alot of trouble with my Executive Club acct. I opened my Chase BA card in October, did the spending, earned 52K or so points.  According to chase the points were transferred to by avios acct but BA has no record of them. The EC # I was assigned is one that I opened in 2000 but have not used since and I did not put it on my application (I didn't even remember having one).
Somehow (I'm not sure if BA or Chase does the linking) they linked my CC with the old EC #.  I've called numerous times waited on hold for HOURS to figure out what the problem is. 
Today when I called to hear any update they told me that my EC # has expired after 3 years of inactivity (you linked my old acct  :o!) and I need to open a new EC # and have chase redeposit my avios into the new acct.  When I called chase to verify, they said they will forward my question and issues to the marketing dept and I will hear from them via snail mail in 7-10 days about this issue.

Anyone have any suggestions or ever had a similar situation that can help. TIA
I have had an experience where the address on the avios didnt match the chase address and chase claimed that was why the points didnt come throough.So i would suggest first check if your avios account is active-meaning can you log in ? if yes that means it works (3 years of inactivity just means u lose the points) Then the next step is to call chase to see if the points are in "holding" or where were they  transfered. Do addresses match ?....
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 13, 2014, 10:30:23 PM
Can a child 2.5 yrs old  be booked on a flight without parent?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 13, 2014, 11:14:04 PM
Can a child 2.5 yrs old  be booked on a flight without parent?
Without adult or without parent?
Without parent-sure.
Without adult, if you put in the correct birthday, no. But you can just make up a birthday
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 13, 2014, 11:28:56 PM
Can a child 2.5 yrs old  be booked on a flight without parent?
With a little work, I found this page on AA.com
http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/specialAssistance/childrenTraveling.jsp

Maybe you can find someone traveling at a similar day who can take the child.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 13, 2014, 11:32:40 PM
Maybe you can find someone traveling at a similar day who can take the child.
The kid is 2.5yr old
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 13, 2014, 11:38:20 PM
The kid is 2.5yr old
So he would need 'someone' older than 16 to take him where he needs to fly.
I don't mean ask someone at the airport.  I mean arrange with a reliable friend of a friend of a friend to take him.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: night-owl on February 14, 2014, 01:58:16 AM
I have had an experience where the address on the avios didnt match the chase address and chase claimed that was why the points didnt come throough.So i would suggest first check if your avios account is active-meaning can you log in ? if yes that means it works (3 years of inactivity just means u lose the points) Then the next step is to call chase to see if the points are in "holding" or where were they  transfered. Do addresses match ?....
Thank you for your suggestions
BA emailed me today that they looked into the matter and they created a new EC # for me and merged it with the original acct.  I should contact chase to resubmit my avios into this new acct and all should be in order...I called chase gave them my new avios # requested a new CC and I guess I'll wait and see...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Excalibur on February 16, 2014, 01:20:54 AM
Anyone else having trouble finding nyc-yyz availability??? I can't find anything for the return in economy. Im looking 4/14-4/20

( is showing in aa.com though for the 14 jfk-yyz)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 16, 2014, 02:12:20 AM
Anyone else having trouble finding nyc-yyz availability??? I can't find anything for the return in economy. Im looking 4/14-4/20

( is showing in aa.com though
Are you looking correctly?  I found a whole days worth on 14, 15, 16 . 
Try a different browser.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Excalibur on February 16, 2014, 02:34:01 AM
Only business return
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 16, 2014, 03:01:38 AM
Only business return
I book 2 separate 1 ways, so I didn't get your question.
I see what you mean, there are only bus seats for Sat, sun , and mon or 4/20 (sun)  tues there's economy availability, but I have no thoughts as to why the other days don't even have full bus availability.
I just checked the dates.  You're trying to fly back on sun, day 4 of chol hamoed. 


It's early enough to get paying flights at a decent price.  Remember the Canada TO USA leg has $50 in taxes on top of any points price, so a $160 cash ticket is actually not that much more than an Avios ticket.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Excalibur on February 16, 2014, 12:19:28 PM
Right but two way economy is pretty cheap and flights are 272
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: moka on February 19, 2014, 09:06:45 PM
I'm having alot of trouble with my Executive Club acct. I opened my Chase BA card in October, did the spending, earned 52K or so points.  According to chase the points were transferred to by avios acct but BA has no record of them. The EC # I was assigned is one that I opened in 2000 but have not used since and I did not put it on my application (I didn't even remember having one).
Somehow (I'm not sure if BA or Chase does the linking) they linked my CC with the old EC #.  I've called numerous times waited on hold for HOURS to figure out what the problem is. 
Today when I called to hear any update they told me that my EC # has expired after 3 years of inactivity (you linked my old acct  :o!) and I need to open a new EC # and have chase redeposit my avios into the new acct.  When I called chase to verify, they said they will forward my question and issues to the marketing dept and I will hear from them via snail mail in 7-10 days about this issue.

Anyone have any suggestions or ever had a similar situation that can help. TIA
when I signed up in December they somehow  hooked my account to my mothers EC account and I couldn't access the EC account so I called BA and we figured out that it's my mothers EC account so they told me to make my own account and tell chase to update.
Chase updated and said it will take some time to take effect,
They sent a letter in the mail that the points that we're put in my mothers account can't be transferred out.
I'm very disappointed with chase so far, and every time I call BA I'm on hold for a hour
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: wonderlust on February 20, 2014, 08:53:49 AM
Can you do seat assignment with ba to aa domestically? Aa rep said I can't do that or check in
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: meshugener on February 20, 2014, 09:41:39 AM
Can you do seat assignment with ba to aa domestically? Aa rep said I can't do that or check in
Yes you can, unless flight is overbooked so you'll have to wait for check in.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: wonderlust on February 20, 2014, 10:24:59 AM
when is the cutoff for canceling flight? 24hrs b4? & can u cancel online?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: chucksterace on February 20, 2014, 10:26:47 AM
when is the cutoff for canceling flight? 24hrs b4? & can u cancel online?

See this thread.. http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.0

It has a lot more info in depth. But yes, >24 hours you get your avios back. <24 hours you lose your avios. You can cancel online, only lose your $2.50 in tax's
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on February 21, 2014, 12:15:01 AM
Is this new? BA charging me 1500 Avios for infant.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 21, 2014, 12:19:27 AM
Is this new? BA charging me 1500 Avios for infant.
No, old.... Just don't book the infant with them.

Just call up AA after having the AA confirmation number and add the infant for free.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on February 21, 2014, 02:18:04 AM
No, old.... Just don't book the infant with them.

Just call up AA after having the AA confirmation number and add the infant for free.
jeez, top late booked. 1500 in garbage
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 21, 2014, 08:58:28 AM
jeez, top late booked. 1500 in garbage
If you're a Galtzyaner, just cancel and rebook.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: meshugener on February 21, 2014, 09:10:40 AM
If you're a Galtzyaner, just cancel and rebook.
lol
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: avadah on February 22, 2014, 01:24:36 PM
Can someone clarify this for me? I booked an AA flight with Avios and paid on my CSP. I have AA CC that gives me (and travel companion) a free bag. What benefits do I have and how do I get them?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: wonderlust on February 22, 2014, 08:16:53 PM
I have found in the past availability over the phone when it wasn't available online - any1 have the same experience?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Marco Polo on February 22, 2014, 09:37:39 PM
Can someone clarify this for me? I booked an AA flight with Avios and paid on my CSP. I have AA CC that gives me (and travel companion) a free bag. What benefits do I have and how do I get them?
IME, i was told i needed to pay with the AA card to get the free bags. Though just using your AA FFN should work.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: sillypainter on February 22, 2014, 09:39:47 PM
IME, i was told i needed to pay with the AA card to get the free bags. Though just using your AA FFN should work.

AA can't know how the ticket was paid for. Your FFN is enough.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: HowYaDoin on February 22, 2014, 10:12:52 PM
Is there any risk if I used my avios to book a tkt for a friend?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Marco Polo on February 22, 2014, 10:17:33 PM
Is there any risk if I used my avios to book a tkt for a friend?
Always a possibility for an issue.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: HowYaDoin on February 22, 2014, 10:18:21 PM
Always a possibility for an issue.
what kind of issue?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: lunatic on February 22, 2014, 10:24:17 PM
Funny story. Back in September, the night before sukkos, my family flew from Bwi to ord, and naturally lots of jews on the flight. And when they called for priority boarding,  all of the jews got up
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: DovtheBear on February 22, 2014, 10:38:25 PM
Funny story. Back in September, the night before sukkos, my family flew from Bwi to ord, and naturally lots of jews on the flight. And when they called for priority boarding,  all of the jews got up
Just had this Friday...
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: HowYaDoin on February 22, 2014, 10:53:30 PM
what kind of issue?
bump
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: ilherman on February 22, 2014, 11:36:30 PM
A/A.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: wonderlust on February 23, 2014, 03:22:02 AM
Can you cancel /change a flight within 24hrs over the phone?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: wonderlust on February 23, 2014, 03:23:40 AM
Is there a way to get to Europe for 25k rndtrp ? I think I remember something about boston to Dublin & Germany ?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: chucksterace on February 23, 2014, 03:47:48 AM
Is there a way to get to Europe for 25k rndtrp ? I think I remember something about boston to Dublin & Germany ?

Yup..

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/35223
Quote
-21,000 MR points becomes 25,200 Avios, more than enough for a 25K round-trip flight between the west coast and any of the Hawaiian islands, New York and the west coast, or New York and Costa Rica. It’s even enough for a round-trip flight between Boston and Dublin or Shannon, Ireland with no fuel surcharges on Aer Lingus! You’ll have to call to book trips on airlines like Aer Lingus or Alaska.

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/33023
Quote
Band 4: Flights that are 2,001-3,000 miles cost 12,500 Avios.
Sample routes: Boston-Dublin, JFK-Los Angeles, JFK-Vancouver, Los Angeles-Maui, JFK-Costa Rica, Pittsburgh-Los Angeles
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: avadah on February 23, 2014, 06:16:38 AM
AA can't know how the ticket was paid for. Your FFN is enough.
IME, i was told i needed to pay with the AA card to get the free bags. Though just using your AA FFN should work.
How can I switch it from my BA FFN to my AA FFN?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: chucksterace on February 23, 2014, 06:23:35 AM
How can I switch it from my BA FFN to my AA FFN?

See this thread for more info.. http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11484.0 - It has your answer there..

Mods - Why do we have two threads for the same thing?

ETA: Since I am in a good mood, this has your answer - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252
Quote
-After booking I go to https://www.finnair.com, go to the “My Bookings” section, enter my last name and BA record locator, and press continue.
-On the next page I scroll down to “additional details,” select American from the drop down menu, enter my American AAdvantage number, and confirm the change.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: avadah on February 23, 2014, 06:31:34 AM
Thanks.
What would you have posted if you were in a bad mood?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: chucksterace on February 23, 2014, 06:36:44 AM
Thanks.
What would you have posted if you were in a bad mood?

Best not to ask that.. You should hopefully never have to find out..

But seriously, why do we have to threads with the same exact purpose? It doesn't make sense, but then again, Who Cares?! (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=37512.0)
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: wonderlust on February 23, 2014, 01:18:55 PM
How do u add TSA pre to ba award ticket?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: MEIR613 on February 23, 2014, 05:21:24 PM
How do u add TSA pre to ba award ticket?
What airline you flying?

Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: Marco Polo on February 23, 2014, 07:36:57 PM
What airline you flying?


How do u add TSA pre to ba award ticket?
Don't you just need to enter your number on your reservation online?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: meshugener on February 23, 2014, 08:36:13 PM
Don't you just need to enter your number on your reservation online?
Not all airlines allow you to.
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: intgesh on February 23, 2014, 08:46:00 PM
Slightly OT (maybe rename the thread?), but is there any consensus/experience on these perks when flying AB (to Israel) booked with Avios? Or any other BA partner booked with Avios?
1- # of free bags?
2- Accelerated security?
3- Priority boarding?

Also- the AAdvantage card is obviously not a help here.
BUMP
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: wonderlust on February 23, 2014, 10:08:42 PM
Don't you just need to enter your number on your reservation online?

aa-can it b done online?
Title: Re: british airways points redeemed for american flight.
Post by: MEIR613 on February 23, 2014, 10:22:01 PM
aa-can it b done online?
Yes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: schneury on February 24, 2014, 12:12:34 PM
I just booked a few flights for pesach but need to cancel some of them, online it says I need to call? Is that the only way to cancel? Wait Time is like 30 min.

Also I booked my 2 yr old by her self as the ticket became avail and I have a separate ticket for that flight, I put in her wrong dob is that ok or do I need to change it?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: schneury on February 24, 2014, 12:21:35 PM
Also I can't find one of the bookings in my acc and when I put in the reference number it says that because it's a aa flight I can't pull it up on ba, how could I find it and make sure it's booked?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on February 24, 2014, 12:24:10 PM
I think its a good idea to call up BA. Better to change the DOB.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 24, 2014, 12:31:31 PM
I think its a good idea to call up BA. Better to change the DOB.
-1 makes no difference
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: schneury on February 24, 2014, 12:48:52 PM
It's to yul does that matter?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 24, 2014, 12:56:32 PM
It's to yul does that matter?
Nope. Unless it's different than to yyz
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: avadah on February 24, 2014, 04:00:02 PM
finnair isn't letting me put my aa ffn on my ba reservation. Anyone else having this problem?
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: wonderlust on February 25, 2014, 12:52:06 AM
finnair isn't letting me put my aa ffn on my ba reservation. Anyone else having this problem?
I'm Not understanding y ppl want their aa ffn on the reservation. U can't earn miles off award tickets & get Priorty automatically
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: wonderlust on February 25, 2014, 12:52:57 AM
Any1 know how many potential ba seats there r on standard aa flight?
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: MEIR613 on February 25, 2014, 12:57:38 AM
I'm Not understanding y ppl want their aa ffn on the reservation. U can't earn miles off award tickets & get Priorty automatically
Free bags and airlines make mistakes.

Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: lubaby on February 25, 2014, 01:06:21 AM
Free bags and airlines make mistakes.


What mistakes come into play here?
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: avadah on February 25, 2014, 06:15:51 AM
What mistakes come into play here?
I happen to want it for the free baggage but sometimes they will make a mistake and give you miles.
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: wonderlust on February 25, 2014, 07:46:56 AM
I happen to want it for the free baggage but sometimes they will make a mistake and give you miles.
Everytime I have used ba I got free bags & Priorty & I hsve flown many times using multiple ba accounts & I never game ff number - just saying
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: Ergel on February 25, 2014, 11:36:03 AM
Everytime I have used ba I got free bags & Priorty & I hsve flown many times using multiple ba accounts & I never game ff number - just saying
How recently have you gotten free bags?
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: avadah on February 25, 2014, 12:35:14 PM
Everytime I have used ba I got free bags & Priorty & I hsve flown many times using multiple ba accounts & I never game ff number - just saying
It says on my reservation no free bags.
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: meshugener on February 25, 2014, 12:35:53 PM
It says on my reservation no free bags.
That is no indication what your BP will say.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on February 25, 2014, 04:28:53 PM
can i use Avios to book this (http://www.britishairways.com/en-us/information/travel-classes/business/club-world-london-city)?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on February 25, 2014, 04:33:51 PM
can i use Avios to book this (http://www.britishairways.com/en-us/information/travel-classes/business/club-world-london-city)?

Yes. There is availability Feb 27 LCY-JFK (Stop in SNN). Showing as 40,000 miles and $577.

Worth it to experience it once?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on February 25, 2014, 04:37:46 PM
Is it cheaper on the return? ( no stop over)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on February 25, 2014, 04:41:49 PM
Is it cheaper on the return? ( no stop over)

40,000 Avios + $434

$140 Cheaper
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on February 25, 2014, 04:46:54 PM
thanks.
Worth it to experience it once?
how much is it regular, without using miles?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on February 25, 2014, 04:48:21 PM
thanks.how much is it regular, without using miles?

One way - Either direction - $7,594
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Dr Moose on February 25, 2014, 04:53:34 PM
One way - Either direction - $7,594
So thats 17.5 cpm, not bad.
plus you get to prance up and down the aisle and laugh in everyone elses face ;D
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on February 25, 2014, 04:55:55 PM
So thats 17.5 cpm, not bad.
plus you get to prance up and down the aisle and laugh in everyone elses face ;D

Lol.. If I were to do it, I would have to do the LCY-JFK way so I can experience the stop in SNN. #my2cents.
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: wonderlust on February 26, 2014, 10:44:33 PM
i flew this past week and said priorty on bp-only had carry on..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shua on February 27, 2014, 12:36:50 AM
Sorry if this was asked before but if I wanted to fly from NYC to MIA, wouldnt it be smarter to use AA miles? Since I could only book mileSAAver rewards (which would be 12.5K AA for roundtrip) isnt it cheaper than Avios (which would come out to 15K round trip)? What am I missing?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on February 27, 2014, 12:37:28 AM
12.5k each way
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Shua on February 27, 2014, 12:41:28 AM
12.5k each way

Sigh. Its late. I cant believe I missed that. I think thats a sign I got to go to bed. Thanx though.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yitz on February 27, 2014, 08:43:19 AM
Sorry if this was asked before but if I wanted to fly from NYC to MIA, wouldnt it be smarter to use AA miles? Since I could only book mileSAAver rewards (which would be 12.5K AA for roundtrip) isnt it cheaper than Avios (which would come out to 15K round trip)? What am I missing?
I also thought it was 15k round trip. I tried it this week and it was 15k one way.
Title: Re: BA avios benefits when flying on AA
Post by: meshugener on February 27, 2014, 08:51:56 AM
Just booked Avios on AA for in-laws, they had to pay for first checked bag.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Chapshnell on February 27, 2014, 09:29:03 AM
Looks like the BA site for booking on AA is down. Confirmed by 2 reps.. Oh well
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly on February 27, 2014, 11:02:18 AM
Looks like the BA site for booking on AA is down. Confirmed by 2 reps.. Oh well
But can they book it over the phone for you ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 27, 2014, 12:39:13 PM
I also thought it was 15k round trip. I tried it this week and it was 15k one way.
I don't know why.  It's 7500 BA each way NYC ----> southern FL or vice versa.  I've booked many tickets.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: mordy44 on February 27, 2014, 01:26:31 PM
Looks like the BA site for booking on AA is down. Confirmed by 2 reps.. Oh well

still down
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sb5917 on February 27, 2014, 02:09:17 PM
But can they book it over the phone for you ?
yes just did it without any fee
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on February 27, 2014, 02:10:17 PM
how long till they get it back up?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sb5917 on February 27, 2014, 02:16:57 PM
how long till they get it back up?
dont know but what i know i waited on the the phone a half hour
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 27, 2014, 03:06:55 PM
I also thought it was 15k round trip. I tried it this week and it was 15k one way.
I don't know why.  It's 7500 BA each way NYC ----> southern FL or vice versa.  I've booked many tickets.
Yitz, maybe you were looking at business class seats.  They are indeed 15,000 one way.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sruly on February 27, 2014, 03:37:11 PM
yes just did it without any fee
So they were able to book flights even if they were not showing on ba.com ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sb5917 on February 27, 2014, 04:02:53 PM
So they were able to book flights even if they were not showing on ba.com ?
yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on February 27, 2014, 04:11:51 PM
yes
I just called and they show nothing on their end.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on February 27, 2014, 04:20:08 PM
yes
In general, do they have more availability over the phone than online
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sb5917 on February 27, 2014, 04:35:55 PM
I just called and they show nothing on their end.
i just tried for a new ticket and they told me they cant
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sb5917 on February 27, 2014, 04:37:37 PM
In general, do they have more availability over the phone than online
if its available on Aa.com they can book it
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 27, 2014, 05:30:59 PM
if its available on Aa.com they can book it
It has to be SAAver award on AA.com
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on February 27, 2014, 05:36:40 PM
how long till they get it back up?
Looks like the BA site for booking on AA is down. Confirmed by 2 reps.. Oh well
site back up
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Chapshnell on February 27, 2014, 06:35:34 PM
site back up

really? showing down to me
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sb5917 on February 27, 2014, 06:51:52 PM
site back up
+1
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on February 27, 2014, 11:02:02 PM
Still down for me.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 28, 2014, 01:19:39 AM
Still down for me.
Try a different browser.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on February 28, 2014, 08:56:24 AM
Try a different browser.
Working in Firefox for me now. Safari must have been the issue last night. Thanks.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on February 28, 2014, 12:02:26 PM
Working in Firefox for me now. Safari must have been the issue last night. Thanks.
I constantly have the problem in Chrome, though  I like using them.  So whenever I encounter a problem (and remember the solution), it's off to IE for me.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: devora on February 28, 2014, 12:56:40 PM
Hi,
I used Avios to fly to MIA.  I had no problem with a checked bag in LGA by showing my citi AA credit card, but in MIA they made me pay for the bag claiming that because it was a mileage ticket, i didn't get the benefit of the citi AA card, and the ticket itself, which stated priority access, didn't mean that i got a free checked bag.  Is this correct?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 28, 2014, 12:58:53 PM
Hi,
I used Avios to fly to MIA.  I had no problem with a checked bag in LGA by showing my citi AA credit card, but in MIA they made me pay for the bag claiming that because it was a mileage ticket, i didn't get the benefit of the citi AA card, and the ticket itself, which stated priority access, didn't mean that i got a free checked bag.  Is this correct?
Priority does not mean free bag.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: devora on February 28, 2014, 01:37:34 PM
but do you have to pay for ticket with your citi aa card to get the free bag? how do people travel to mia on avios and get free bag?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: smaxber on February 28, 2014, 03:56:38 PM
but do you have to pay for ticket with your citi aa card to get the free bag? how do people travel to mia on avios and get free bag?
some way yes some say no
Annoying part is the AA card charges forex fees
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on February 28, 2014, 03:58:38 PM
some way yes some say no
Annoying part is the AA card charges forex fees
$2.50 * .03 = 7.5 cents

I had no issues last week without paying for it on my card. If it comes up automatically you'll be fine. Otherwise you won't
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on March 02, 2014, 02:02:46 PM
Anyone try calling today? Been on hold over an hour already.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on March 03, 2014, 10:57:27 AM
Hi,
I used Avios to fly to MIA.  I had no problem with a checked bag in LGA by showing my citi AA credit card, but in MIA they made me pay for the bag claiming that because it was a mileage ticket, i didn't get the benefit of the citi AA card, and the ticket itself, which stated priority access, didn't mean that i got a free checked bag.  Is this correct?

It is not correct.

some way yes some say no
Annoying part is the AA card charges forex fees

-1

I fly on AA domestically with BA points all the time and never pay for the bag. Next time, make sure the AA FFN (which your AA card is linked to) is linked to the reservation (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/29252).

ETA: Sounds like you did (since your bp said priority access?) but you still shouldn't have had to pay for the bag imo.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 04:36:35 PM
Anyone try calling today? Been on hold over an hour already.
i'm on hold today...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 04:38:55 PM
anyone here knows exactly  how their cancellation policy works?

i booked earlier today a flight for tomorrow 11 am so its still in the 24 hour from booking but also in the 24 hour to the flight ..

question if ill still be able to cancel?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on March 04, 2014, 04:39:26 PM
anyone here knows exactly  how their cancellation policy works?

i booked earlier today a flight for tomorrow 11 am so its still in the 24 hour from booking but also in the 24 hour to the flight ..

question if ill still be able to cancel?
Nope
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 04:47:53 PM
Nope
will i be able to change then?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 04:50:48 PM
will i be able to change then?
Nope
ok rep changed it for me for next week, now my question is if now ill be able to cancel ?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 04:52:52 PM
online it still doesn't allow me to cancel,

ill try calling in again saying a booked today a ticket for next week and i wanna cancel,
think it can work?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sillypainter on March 04, 2014, 04:59:31 PM
online it still doesn't allow me to cancel,

ill try calling in again saying a booked today a ticket for next week and i wanna cancel,
think it can work?

Yes, give a try, cant lose anything. I haven't thought about this trick. is this officially a way out? Or he got a clueless rep. that agreed to change? Did they charge you change fees?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on March 04, 2014, 05:00:46 PM
No change fees within 24 hours.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 05:06:15 PM
Yes, give a try, cant lose anything. I haven't thought about this trick. is this officially a way out? Or he got a clueless rep. that agreed to change? Did they charge you change fees?
i called rep told me no way to cancel bec its in the 24 hours of departure, thought about this trick so i asked if its possible to change for a latter day,
she came back saying that she was able to change of course for  no fee because its in the 24 hours of booking,
i didn't  have the chutzpa to ask her to try now to cancel  ;)
so i HUCA and currently waiting on the phone.
before the change i wasn't able to cancel online neither change ,after the change i can change online but still not cancel
 
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 05:29:26 PM
Rep just cancelled the flight for me  :D :D :D
no charge it was a NYC-YUL ticket so only lost the 2.50
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on March 04, 2014, 05:42:33 PM
Good to know indeed.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on March 04, 2014, 05:46:43 PM
Good to know indeed.
+1
Kind of annoyed a rep never mentioned this before when I've tried to cancel within 24 hours
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Excalibur on March 04, 2014, 05:47:50 PM
Household accounts you used to be able to book for someone using main householder account, has this changed??? Can you only book from  individual accounts?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 06:58:07 PM
Rep just cancelled the flight for me  :D :D :D
no charge it was a NYC-YUL ticket so only lost the 2.50
avios miles was just credited back...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on March 04, 2014, 07:26:44 PM
Good to know indeed.
This was more of an exception, then a rule.

Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avrumy on March 04, 2014, 07:32:28 PM
I have a return flight tom from mia-lga. If i wanna stay until later in the day- whom do i call? and does anyone know if this is do able? Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on March 04, 2014, 07:50:43 PM
This was more of an exception, then a rule.

Haven't had much success?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on March 04, 2014, 08:20:10 PM
I have a return flight tom from mia-lga. If i wanna stay until later in the day- whom do i call? and does anyone know if this is do able? Thanks
Try BA.  Check to see if there are award flights available for the time you want. beg.
What's the stand-by rule if he just misses his flight and goes for the  later one?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 04, 2014, 08:24:53 PM

What's the stand-by rule if he just misses his flight and goes for the  later one?
usually if there's space available they''ll let him up with no issue ,
have experienced that many times
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on March 04, 2014, 08:30:45 PM
usually if there's space available they''ll let him up with no issue ,
have experienced that many times
Then, avrumy, check availability on the flight as a whole.  I assume if there's still award seats there would be plenty of available standby seats.
Good luck.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Andrewl987 on March 04, 2014, 08:50:46 PM
what's the best way to use the companion pass for reaching 30k spend on BA card (and avoid paying the hefty fees)? the rules say you have to travel british airways and not a partner. I was hoping I could avoid LHR and their extra taxes; I thought they flew lhr-lax-sydney but I guess I was wrong. I was hoping i could catch the LAX-SYD leg or something
Title: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on March 04, 2014, 08:52:00 PM
what's the best way to use the companion pass for reaching 30k spend on BA card (and avoid paying the hefty fees)? the rules say you have to travel british airways and not a partner. I was hoping I could avoid LHR and their extra taxes; I thought they flew lhr-lax-sydney but I guess I was wrong. I was hoping i could catch the LAX-SYD leg or something

Nope. Its lhr-sin-syd.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Andrewl987 on March 04, 2014, 08:59:08 PM
Nope. Its lhr-sin-syd.

yeah that's all I could find. Any suggestions on using the companion pass or is it basically worthless? It's a pretty terrible award if you have to use points for one fare, and pay taxes/fees on both tickets, considering their taxes on biz seats can push 1000 alone.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: MEIR613 on March 04, 2014, 08:59:43 PM
what's the best way to use the companion pass for reaching 30k spend on BA card (and avoid paying the hefty fees)? the rules say you have to travel british airways and not a partner. I was hoping I could avoid LHR and their extra taxes; I thought they flew lhr-lax-sydney but I guess I was wrong. I was hoping i could catch the LAX-SYD leg or something
GRU-LHR
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on March 05, 2014, 05:39:11 PM
GRU-LHR
There is no fees from saint polo to London?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on March 05, 2014, 05:40:26 PM
How long from when you cancel does the seat open up? If I want to cancel my flight and book s/o else instead is there a way to do that?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on March 05, 2014, 05:45:49 PM
How long from when you cancel does the seat open up? If I want to cancel my flight and book s/o else instead is there a way to do that?

It might not necessarily open up again
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on March 05, 2014, 08:15:10 PM
It might not necessarily open up again
Amd in might yes.....
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: gilkile on March 05, 2014, 10:15:51 PM
Does Air Berlin availability ever open up last min? My dates are avail in economy, but I wanna book business...anyone know from experience?  And specifically about business class
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on March 06, 2014, 12:46:16 AM
How can u upgrade using avois? What r thier redemptions from economy to buiz?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Andrewl987 on March 07, 2014, 06:08:39 PM
my main complaint with Avios is how terrible their website is.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on March 08, 2014, 07:58:10 PM
How long from when you cancel does the seat open up? If I want to cancel my flight and book s/o else instead is there a way to do that?
It might not necessarily open up again
If one cancels on the phone, can he ask that the now open seat be rebooked with the new name? Would that cost him the $40 cancellation fee?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on March 08, 2014, 08:26:06 PM
If one cancels on the phone, can he ask that the now open seat be rebooked with the new name? Would that cost him the $40 cancellation fee?
I would guess that NO, it has nothing to do with the phone rep, if it opens up you can book it again.

There would be a $40 fee regardless.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: jaywhy on March 09, 2014, 09:31:19 PM
There is no fees from saint polo to London?
There are no fuel surcharges for any flights originating in Brazil.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: gilkile on March 10, 2014, 01:35:52 PM
does BA ever have air berlin business class award avail. to TLV??
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: chucksterace on March 10, 2014, 01:39:44 PM

does BA ever have air berlin business class award avail. to TLV??

Yes. I just used them.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on March 10, 2014, 01:41:57 PM
does BA ever have air berlin business class award avail. to TLV??
Search the main site for Dan's post on how to book it.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on March 10, 2014, 01:46:05 PM
when it's available on AA or better QS, it should be bookable with BA.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yare on March 10, 2014, 02:50:38 PM
is yyz considered domestic in so far as adding an infant at the airport on an aa ticket booked with avios?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on March 10, 2014, 02:54:18 PM
is yyz considered domestic in so far as adding an infant at the airport on an aa ticket booked with avios?
Yes and no. It's doable, but it will take time till they figure out how to do it. And you will pay ~$17 in taxes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: far rockaway on March 10, 2014, 08:45:39 PM
I canceled one leg of a Lga to Mia round trip flight. They charged me $65 to do it. Isn't it the lesser of $40and taxes, which should be $2.50?

It wasn't within 24 hours of the flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on March 10, 2014, 09:37:45 PM
I canceled one leg of a Lga to Mia round trip flight. They charged me $65 to do it. Isn't it the lesser of $40and taxes, which should be $2.50?

It wasn't within 24 hours of the flight.
Next time ask before doing.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Redbull3 on March 11, 2014, 07:17:13 AM
Besides for booking a rt it sounds like he followed Dan's knowledgebase to a T. Canceling one leg from a domestic rt should be $5. No?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on March 13, 2014, 01:17:55 AM
If  I cancel online do I have to be concerned that they won't redepositing points ? In the past over phone that has happened & was even told by rep that they have to manually put them in & therefore reps can forget to do so ..
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on March 13, 2014, 06:11:06 AM
HELP!!! Is there any way to change a name on an award ticket flying AA?
By accident my wife's ticket has her married and her passport has her maiden name?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: dirah on March 13, 2014, 07:06:27 AM

HELP!!! Is there any way to change a name on an award ticket flying AA?
By accident my wife's ticket has her married and her passport has her maiden name?
just bring your marriage certificate.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on March 13, 2014, 07:09:46 AM

just bring your marriage certificate.
Thanx. They let me on in the outbound flight I was just nervous about the return.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on March 13, 2014, 07:13:00 AM

just bring your marriage certificate.
Have you had experience with this?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on March 13, 2014, 08:55:23 AM
Have you had experience with this?
Yes. They used the marriage license and changed the name at the airport.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on March 13, 2014, 11:14:30 AM

Yes. They used the marriage license and changed the name at the airport.
They told me at the check in counter that they cannot change the name for me since it was a rewards ticket.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: metziah on March 14, 2014, 03:45:59 PM
Just an update: I was able to change the last name on the ticket for free!!  After being on the phone for an hour and a half!!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: gilkile on March 18, 2014, 02:18:04 PM
does BA ever release last minute air berlin award flights? business class last minute? is it worth it to wait?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Andrewl987 on March 23, 2014, 10:17:43 AM
trying to use Avios to fly BOS-PHL June 27-29. Not sure how USair inventory has been showing up on AA award charts, but the Friday outbound flight is unavailable on AAsaver and so is Thurs and Saturday. Is US award avail on AA still very limited?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 23, 2014, 11:37:09 AM
trying to use Avios to fly BOS-PHL June 27-29. Not sure how USair inventory has been showing up on AA award charts, but the Friday outbound flight is unavailable on AAsaver and so is Thurs and Saturday. Is US award avail on AA still very limited?

Currently if there is availability with US you could book it with AA. However booking it with avios only starts March 31st.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 23, 2014, 04:37:08 PM
I just noticed something that helped me.... not sure if this has been posted anywhere here. If you book an AA flight on Avios and you click manage my booking and choose your seat, it transfers you to the AA website and then you can see your AA record locator and also add your AA FF number... easier than going through finair
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 24, 2014, 05:28:06 PM
Just an update: I was able to change the last name on the ticket for free!!  After being on the phone for an hour and a half!!
did they ask you to email marriage certificate ?
they didn't wanna change mine without it
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on March 25, 2014, 08:28:07 AM
Currently if there is availability with US you could book it with AA. However booking it with avios only starts March 31st.
It will prob be crazy busy day for ba ;D
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on March 25, 2014, 08:29:42 AM
I just noticed something that helped me.... not sure if this has been posted anywhere here. If you book an AA flight on Avios and you click manage my booking and choose your seat, it transfers you to the AA website and then you can see your AA record locator and also add your AA FF number... easier than going through finair
In the past it always comes up as unavailable - even when I call reps they say that on these reservations u can't book seats. Is that accurate?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 25, 2014, 11:46:26 AM
In the past it always comes up as unavailable - even when I call reps they say that on these reservations u can't book seats. Is that accurate?

Go to the BA website, click "Manage My Booking" and it will send you to the AA website. You can select your seats... I have done it many times
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 25, 2014, 11:47:00 AM
It will prob be crazy busy day for ba ;D

Yup... 12:01 I will be looking for tickets :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on March 25, 2014, 04:34:51 PM
Yup... 12:01 I will be looking for tickets :)
real excited about philly
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on March 25, 2014, 04:58:45 PM
In the past it always comes up as unavailable - even when I call reps they say that on these reservations u can't book seats. Is that accurate?
i've had this in the past , they explained me its a issue that might occur to some avios tickets and if it does u wont be able to see the reservation on aa.com till departure , they are currently working on fixing this issue, however nothing is wrong with the booking
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on March 25, 2014, 11:45:52 PM
Any other airlines besides AA that can be booked with Avios for eze-nyc?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2014, 12:08:20 AM
Any other airlines besides AA that can be booked with Avios for eze-nyc?

LAN has with connections, not direct.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on March 26, 2014, 12:11:20 AM
LAN has with connections, not direct.
Any way to check availability without calling?
(Like aa if it's available in saver then it's bookable on ba)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2014, 12:16:29 AM
Any way to check availability without calling?
(Like aa if it's available in saver then it's bookable on ba)

You could try checking on LAN's website and seeing what is available in lowest catagory, and giving that info over to BA agent.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on March 26, 2014, 12:19:19 AM
You could try checking on LAN's website and seeing what is available in lowest catagory, and giving that info over to BA agent.
Thanks
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2014, 12:22:41 AM
Thanks

Worked for me when i was booking a lan flight from BA to iguazu falls.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on March 26, 2014, 12:27:10 AM
Worked for me when i was booking a lan flight from BA to iguazu falls.
only showing mileage availability the way there (which I don't need AA has)
Nothing the way back :'(
oh well
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2014, 12:29:51 AM
only showing mileage availability the way there (which I don't need AA has)
Nothing the way back :'(
oh well

Do u have any flyingblue (airfrance) or amex? AR flies the route nonstop, and usually has lots of mileage open.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on March 26, 2014, 12:32:23 AM
Do u have any flyingblue (airfrance) or amex? AR flies the route nonstop, and usually has lots of mileage open.
nope but gonna look into that, thanks

I would have to transfer Amex to Flyingblue? How many points would it be 1 way?
ETA: seems like 35k
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2014, 10:55:08 AM
ETA: seems like 35k

That wouldn't be the low-level direct flight, that was 25k.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on March 26, 2014, 04:59:39 PM
i've had this in the past , they explained me its a issue that might occur to some avios tickets and if it does u wont be able to see the reservation on aa.com till departure , they are currently working on fixing this issue, however nothing is wrong with the booking
I just booked a ticket and can't choose a seat even when I use my aa record locator (got from checkmytrip) it shows them all unavailable
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on March 26, 2014, 05:45:20 PM
BA customers generally can't pre-book seats on an AA flight.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Joe4007 on March 26, 2014, 06:30:17 PM
BA customers generally can't pre-book seats on an AA flight.
I was able to select seats a few weeks back.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2014, 06:43:22 PM
BA customers generally can't pre-book seats on an AA flight.

-1. Maybe international is different. I've always been able to on domestic flights.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 26, 2014, 07:04:54 PM
BA customers generally can't pre-book seats on an AA flight.
I do it all the time. Sometimes the open seats are premium seats so they are waiting to see if someone will pay for them
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on March 26, 2014, 07:17:03 PM
I do it all the time. Sometimes the open seats are premium seats so they are waiting to see if someone will pay for them
if they only have premium seats why would they still have mileage availability? 
my flight is domestic.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 26, 2014, 07:26:51 PM
if they only have premium seats why would they still have mileage availability? 
my flight is domestic.
I have been looking alot recently. I have seen some flights with half the flight premium
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2014, 07:33:54 PM
if they only have premium seats why would they still have mileage availability? 
my flight is domestic.

Yes definitely, it's very normal. Seen it many times, keep on minds lots of seats are randomly assigned at airport and check-in.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 12HRS on March 26, 2014, 09:54:14 PM
Thinking about booking a flight April 2nd on US Airways. What are the odds that BA will let me book on March 31st or is there a chance the switch doesn't work perfectly?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 27, 2014, 10:55:53 AM
Yes definitely, it's very normal. Seen it many times, keep on minds lots of seats are randomly assigned at airport and check-in.

If you look on the AA website, you can see how many unassigned seats there are
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: DXD on March 27, 2014, 03:00:40 PM
Question for the group:

I am trying to book a flight with Avios. I keep geting errors that BA doesn't have rights to operate between those airports. I was able to see options yesterday.

Has anyone seen that before?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on March 27, 2014, 03:09:00 PM
Make sure to select book with Avios not book with the money.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on March 27, 2014, 03:30:56 PM
If you look on the AA website, you can see how many unassigned seats there are
I can't. All seats are unavailable.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/28/a2ujezyz.jpg)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ShlockDoc on March 27, 2014, 03:32:06 PM
So frustrated.

I have a ton of PHL-ATL and ATL-PHL flights upcoming.  I looked on http://www.milecalc.com/ and it's give me 666 travel miles.  Just 16 miles over the 650 threshold!  What a shame.  Any advice?  Thanks!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 27, 2014, 04:14:40 PM
So frustrated.

I have a ton of PHL-ATL and ATL-PHL flights upcoming.  I looked on http://www.milecalc.com/ and it's give me 666 travel miles.  Just 16 miles over the 650 threshold!  What a shame.  Any advice?  Thanks!

Fly to Harrisburg or Baltimore and rent a car
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on March 27, 2014, 04:55:06 PM
So frustrated.

I have a ton of PHL-ATL and ATL-PHL flights upcoming.  I looked on http://www.milecalc.com/ and it's give me 666 travel miles.  Just 16 miles over the 650 threshold!  What a shame.  Any advice?  Thanks!

I know that feeling. I flew from AEP to IGR and it is 652 miles, just 2 more than the threshold!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 27, 2014, 05:23:43 PM
I know that feeling. I flew from AEP to IGR and it is 652 miles, just 2 more than the threshold!

And PHL to ORD also stinks, 678 miles...
But that makes BWI to ORD so sweet - 622 miles :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on March 29, 2014, 09:27:26 PM
I have checked all weekends for like next 3/4 month from phl/NYC to fll/Mia & wsp & nothing- seems like thier system is so flooded.. Hope the merger hells with that
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: robbie on March 29, 2014, 09:59:58 PM
I have checked all weekends for like next 3/4 month from phl/NYC to fll/Mia & wsp & nothing- seems like thier system is so flooded.. Hope the merger hells with that

I seem to be having the same issue, trying to find nyc to mia for the next 3/4 months nothing available... hopefully just something in there system
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 30, 2014, 02:04:17 PM
Thinking about booking a flight April 2nd on US Airways. What are the odds that BA will let me book on March 31st or is there a chance the switch doesn't work perfectly?

Who is betting that the BA website will go down tonight :)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 12HRS on March 30, 2014, 02:45:23 PM
Who is betting that the BA website will go down tonight :)

Lol. well my wife has to confirm with work tomorrow. So her loss if I can't get it, she has to take the bus.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 12HRS on March 30, 2014, 07:19:32 PM
Actually anyone know if I can cancel ba award flight within 24 hrs and no penalty?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on March 30, 2014, 07:41:16 PM
yes
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 12HRS on March 30, 2014, 11:45:25 PM
US airways flights are showing up on BA.

For the date I am looking the USair flights are only showing first class available.

2 hours ago on AA.com they were showing availability. Now on AA.com they are showing no saver availability for the same flights..Did they get booked that fast?

There were multiple flights.

LGA-IAD on April 2nd in the evening.

Also if there is a saver flight showing on AA.com for American any reason I can't book it on BA?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 31, 2014, 12:19:42 AM
US airways flights are showing up on BA.

For the date I am looking the USair flights are only showing first class available.

2 hours ago on AA.com they were showing availability. Now on AA.com they are showing no saver availability for the same flights..Did they get booked that fast?

There were multiple flights.

LGA-IAD on April 2nd in the evening.

Also if there is a saver flight showing on AA.com for American any reason I can't book it on BA?

I am not seeing any Usair on BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on March 31, 2014, 12:29:19 AM
It's there.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 31, 2014, 12:32:41 AM
It's there.

I suppose there just may not be availability... I was hoping to book some tonight
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on March 31, 2014, 12:33:24 AM
As always, search AA.com and then once found, move over to BA.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 12HRS on March 31, 2014, 12:37:57 AM
As always, search AA.com and then once found, move over to BA.

Doing that. Any idea why the 930pm flight jfk - dca on apr 2nd is showing up on aa.com but not ba.com?

Guess it doesn't matter though as it won't let me book anything.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: 12HRS on March 31, 2014, 12:45:25 AM
Got a booking through!
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Chapshnell on March 31, 2014, 10:13:15 AM
NYC-IND = 7,500 avios
PHL-IND = 4,500 avios

NYC-SDF = 7,500 avios
PHL-SDF = 4,500 avios

Oh well, was hoping it would fall into the 4,500 category
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: tageed-lee on March 31, 2014, 09:15:17 PM
Does it make sense that it is cheaper to book 2 one way trips (PHL>YYZ, YYZ>PHL) 27k Avios + $159.45
than book a roundtrip 27k Avios + $161.10? TIA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on March 31, 2014, 09:38:46 PM
Does it make sense that it is cheaper to book 2 one way trips (PHL>YYZ, YYZ>PHL) 27k Avios + $159.45
than book a roundtrip 27k Avios + $161.10? TIA

neither makes sense. should be 15,000 RT plus $5
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: tageed-lee on March 31, 2014, 10:16:47 PM
neither makes sense. should be 15,000 RT plus $5

Not sure how i left out that its for 2 adult tix and one 2yr old.

Isnt it 9k RT from PHL> YYZ? That's what im seeing...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on March 31, 2014, 10:35:59 PM
It's been a few months without a BA-amex bonus. should we anticipate one in the near future?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on March 31, 2014, 10:47:55 PM
Not sure how i left out that its for 2 adult tix and one 2yr old.

Isnt it 9k RT from PHL> YYZ? That's what im seeing...
It is
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on April 01, 2014, 09:44:18 AM
It's been a few months without a BA-amex bonus. should we anticipate one in the near future?
Usually every 3-4 months they come around.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: TimT on April 01, 2014, 10:46:06 AM
Usually every 3-4 months they come around.
Its been awhile since there's been a good one
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on April 01, 2014, 11:08:15 AM
Its been awhile since there's been a good one
True. Though the bonus does come around. Don't think anyone can say for sure when a "good" one is coming.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: TimT on April 01, 2014, 11:12:11 AM
True. Though the bonus does come around. Don't think anyone can say for sure when a "good" one is coming.
  :'(
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: midnightinharlem on April 01, 2014, 02:16:29 PM
I apologize if this has been asked and answered, but am on my phone and hard to navigate. Is there a way to add a US Air FF# to an avios booking? Finnair and RJ aren't working - Finnair locks the field and RJ doesn't list US as a FF option. Any ideas?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on April 01, 2014, 05:05:07 PM
I bought a ticket with avios on 03/27, and paid with my CC the taxes  (ticket is for my SIL from my FIL account).

The CC charge was pending for 1-2 days and then despaired for good ;)

Is there any chance i will not be charged for it? (She is flying tomorrow if it makes a different)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on April 01, 2014, 05:28:40 PM
Make sure the reservation is ticketed.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 05:35:08 PM
Cancellation fee is now $55 (instead of $40) or forfeiture of taxes.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on April 01, 2014, 05:35:53 PM
I bought a ticket with avios on 03/27, and paid with my CC the taxes  (ticket is for my SIL from my FIL account).

The CC charge was pending for 1-2 days and then despaired for good ;)

Is there any chance i will not be charged for it? (She is flying tomorrow if it makes a different)
of course first make sure its ticketed and not cancelled by BA
(if its a american ticket u can check that my logging in to the AA reservation and check if the taxes still show up)

i have had  this  many times that it was pending and then got lost for a week or more and it returned after, don't worry you''ll still see the charge ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on April 01, 2014, 05:36:26 PM
Cancellation fee is now $55 (instead of $40) or forfeiture of taxes.
bad!
where did u see that?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Marco Polo on April 01, 2014, 05:38:02 PM
bad!
where did u see that?
Been floating around the blogospere for a little.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: jmansour on April 01, 2014, 05:45:04 PM
Been floating around the blogospere for a little.

heres a link
http://boardingarea.com/onemileatatime/2014/04/01/british-airways-increases-award-change-and-cancellation-fees/
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 01, 2014, 05:49:54 PM
Cancellation fee is now $55 (instead of $40) or forfeiture of taxes.
Stinkers
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 05:51:04 PM
Stinkers

For you, yeah. But at least you can gamble on the return...
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on April 01, 2014, 07:51:10 PM
How many pieces of luggage allowed for bus on aa lga to yyz?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: wonderlust on April 01, 2014, 08:00:02 PM
canceled a flight this morning and points were redeposited and flight available again-pretty quick.in the past took few days
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: gomike on April 01, 2014, 08:33:44 PM
canceled a flight this morning and points were redeposited and flight available again-pretty quick.in the past took few days
when I cancel online points come back instantly
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Smartypantz on April 01, 2014, 09:14:33 PM
I've never used ba.com before -how does it work if I changed one leg of my flight - should I have received a new email with a new e-ticket? the booking number shows confirmed correct info on ba.com
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: yankelsheester on April 01, 2014, 09:43:52 PM
Cancellation fee is now $55 (instead of $40) or forfeiture of taxes.
what about fee for changes? Stayed at $40?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 11:34:35 PM
what about fee for changes? Stayed at $40?

$55.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on April 02, 2014, 12:13:09 AM
when I cancel online points come back instantly

Today I cancelled three flights. One came right back in, and the other two, I got an email that they are processing the refund.. pretty weird because this never happened before. Anyone have this experience?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on April 02, 2014, 12:13:35 AM
How many pieces of luggage allowed for bus on aa lga to yyz?

None, you need to pay
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: plainbachur on April 02, 2014, 12:34:35 AM

None, you need to pay
busisness class
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on April 02, 2014, 02:42:10 AM
I bought a ticket with avios on 03/27, and paid with my CC the taxes  (ticket is for my SIL from my FIL account).

The CC charge was pending for 1-2 days and then despaired for good ;)

Is there any chance i will not be charged for it? (She is flying tomorrow if it makes a different)

Make sure the reservation is ticketed.
Yes that's the first thing I did... It shows up on Air Berlin.

of course first make sure its ticketed and not cancelled by BA

i have had  this  many times that it was pending and then got lost for a week or more and it returned after, don't worry you''ll still see the charge ;)
Thanks
ETA: you were right does stuff don't just disappear ;)
Now it shows again.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Yaalili on April 02, 2014, 03:18:28 AM
busisness class

3 pieces upto 70 pounds each, just flew that a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: killamatic12 on April 02, 2014, 08:09:32 PM
i transferred my UR points to avios. Can i transfer them anywhere else. If not then if an AA flight is 45k will avios points be good enough?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Crazy tools on April 02, 2014, 08:25:21 PM
i transferred my UR points to avios. Can i transfer them anywhere else. If not then if an AA flight is 45k will avios points be good enough?
Depends how many avios you need for the flight
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on April 02, 2014, 08:32:03 PM
i transferred my UR points to avios. Can i transfer them anywhere else. If not then if an AA flight is 45k will avios points be good enough?
From where to where?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: killamatic12 on April 02, 2014, 08:37:38 PM
From where to where?
from preferred card to BA and i found a flight on AA NYC-LHR-TLV for 45k. how do i transfer? and when i looked it up on BA its 60k+395 as opposed to AA which is 45k + 122 (THE SAME EXACT FLIGHT, including AIRLINES)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HElP
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on April 02, 2014, 08:40:51 PM
i transferred my UR points to avios. Can i transfer them anywhere else. If not then if an AA flight is 45k will avios points be good enough?
Once you transfer them to avios, that's where they stay.
A flight that is available in AA supersaaver, is available on BA.com for fewer avios than AA points.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: killamatic12 on April 02, 2014, 08:49:01 PM
Once you transfer them to avios, that's where they stay.
A flight that is available in AA supersaaver, is available on BA.com for fewer avios than AA points.
why are the fees 348 even on the AA flight where it was 122 with the AA site
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 02, 2014, 09:00:45 PM
why are the fees 348 even on the AA flight where it was 122 with the AA site
BA charges a fuel surcharge which AA doesn't charge (at least on american flights)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: killamatic12 on April 02, 2014, 09:01:30 PM
BA charges a fuel surcharge which AA doesn't charge (at least on american flights)
im talking about its an AA flight on BA
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ckmk47 on April 02, 2014, 09:04:06 PM
im talking about its an AA flight on BA
That's what he meant.  BA charges larger fuel surcharges on AA flights than AA does.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on April 02, 2014, 09:18:10 PM
from preferred card to BA and i found a flight on AA NYC-LHR-TLV for 45k. how do i transfer? and when i looked it up on BA its 60k+395 as opposed to AA which is 45k + 122 (THE SAME EXACT FLIGHT, including AIRLINES)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HElP
FWIW you can transfer BA Avios to Iberia. But that's about it.

Even with the heavy YQ it shouldn't be 60,000 it should be 30/35k
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 02, 2014, 09:19:57 PM
FWIW you can transfer BA Avios to Iberia. But that's about it.

Even with the heavy YQ it shouldn't be 60,000 it should be 30/35k
No it shouldn't. It's two separate flight and you pay for each separately
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on April 02, 2014, 09:22:23 PM
No it shouldn't. It's two separate flight and you pay for each separately
Why is it different than AB with a stop in DUS?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 02, 2014, 09:31:52 PM
Why is it different than AB with a stop in DUS?
You're correct. It's 32.5 k
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: @jack123 on April 02, 2014, 09:32:26 PM
If I have cx seats on hold
With AA, when I let them go will I see them immediately on ba.com?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on April 02, 2014, 09:51:36 PM
If I have cx seats on hold
With AA, when I let them go will I see them immediately on ba.com?
IME YMMV.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Smartypantz on April 02, 2014, 09:58:11 PM
I've never used ba.com before -how does it work if I changed one leg of my flight - should I have received a new email with a new e-ticket? the booking number shows confirmed correct info on ba.com

anyone?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 03, 2014, 02:41:12 PM
My boss just spent $2100 on a YYZ-CLT ticket that I could have gotten for 9K avios. Crazy
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: sky121 on April 03, 2014, 02:43:07 PM
My boss just spent 2100 on a YYZ-CLT ticket that I could have gotten for 9K avios. Crazy
Ouch. You could have sold him one for half that. ;)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 03, 2014, 02:44:24 PM
Ouch. You could have sold him one for half that. ;)
I'll talk to him before his next trip
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: rots5 on April 03, 2014, 03:20:08 PM
My boss just spent $2100 on a YYZ-CLT ticket that I could have gotten for 9K avios. Crazy
Funny
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: efflpetzel on April 03, 2014, 04:10:05 PM
Funny
Actually sad, amazing how people are so clueless
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 03, 2014, 04:15:13 PM
Actually sad, amazing how people are so clueless
It's not his money, it's the companies. What does he care
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Joe4007 on April 03, 2014, 05:27:30 PM
It's not his money, it's the companies. What does he care
Well, if he's the boss doesn't that make it his money  ???
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on April 03, 2014, 05:27:52 PM
My boss just spent $2100 on a YYZ-CLT ticket that I could have gotten for 9K avios. Crazy

Within 24 hours?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 03, 2014, 05:45:48 PM
Don't know. But looking for next week, that's the standard price
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: avremie on April 03, 2014, 06:44:30 PM
I'm trying to book a ticket from NYC to Chicago on the 13th but nothing comes up on BA of even AA. is there any stop overs that don't show on the website that I can do so it will be twice 4.5k or 7.5 and 4.5?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: killamatic12 on April 04, 2014, 12:34:30 AM
how can my friend send me avios points?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on April 04, 2014, 12:42:05 AM
how can my friend send me avios points?
He can transfer from his MR/UR/SPG account into your Avios account.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: AJK on April 04, 2014, 12:47:33 AM
Within 24 hours?

No, was asking if he could refund maybe.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: killamatic12 on April 04, 2014, 12:48:34 AM
ugh but not avios to avios  :/  im short 11k points and i should be getting them this month from sapphire. i already booked one flight and the connecting flights have 2 seats left and i cant HOLD it..... i dont want to lose this flight. what should i do?
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on April 04, 2014, 05:00:36 AM
ugh but not avios to avios  :/  im short 11k points and i should be getting them this month from sapphire. i already booked one flight and the connecting flights have 2 seats left and i cant HOLD it..... i dont want to lose this flight. what should i do?
You could combine both of your accounts by opening a household account.

(Side note: the only problem with a household account is that you can't buy a ticket for anyone else beside whoever is on the combined account also max. 5 PPl allowed.

You could always unlink it.)
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: lunatic on April 04, 2014, 07:03:36 AM
ugh but not avios to avios  :/  im short 11k points and i should be getting them this month from sapphire. i already booked one flight and the connecting flights have 2 seats left and i cant HOLD it..... i dont want to lose this flight. what should i do?
Call chase and see if they can expedite
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: ilherman on April 04, 2014, 09:04:58 AM
Call chase and see if they can expedite
Chase doesn't expedite points (unlike AmEx) unless it's after the statement closed.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: A European on April 04, 2014, 09:33:32 AM
Chase doesn't expedite points (unlike AmEx) unless it's after the statement closed.
So I think he has just this option
 
You could combine both of your accounts by opening a household account.

(Side note: the only problem with a household account is that you can't buy a ticket for anyone else beside whoever is on the combined account also max. 5 PPl allowed.

You could always unlink it.)

Beside the fact that is it says there are 2 seats left it doesn't mean that.

I had it a few times that it said on ba only x seats left and after I booked it went up.
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: Ergel on April 04, 2014, 10:24:36 AM
No, was asking if he could refund maybe.
Oh, he had already flown
Title: Re: BA Avios question(s)
Post by: E-MAN on April 04, 2014, 10:42:45 AM
I have some miles expiring at the end of the month. Anyway to extend the expiration?