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Title: BA and AA Mileage Question
Post by: KidOOO on August 15, 2012, 05:08:18 AM
I just got a BA Ticket from TLV-LHR-JFK

The LHR-JFK part is operated by AA

Which miles CAN i get for these flights, and which SHOULD i get (best value)

Thanks
Title: Re: BA and AA Mileage Question
Post by: joesmoe on August 15, 2012, 08:50:28 AM
You could credit to any OneWorld program.

It depends on what program you are really working with.

For example, if you live in the USA and typically make long haul flights to europe or asia, the AA program may be a better place to credit the miles than the BA program for 2 reasons:

1) Long Haul redemptions cost less miles.
2) If you fly enough with AA you'll get domestic upgrades, so if you live in the USA this may be worth considering.

Either way just make sure to credit them somewhere!
Title: Re: BA and AA Mileage Question
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2012, 10:10:26 AM
You need to check the fare class to see how many miles they would earn on different airlines.
Title: Re: BA and AA Mileage Question
Post by: KidOOO on August 15, 2012, 06:07:08 PM
You could credit to any OneWorld program.

It depends on what program you are really working with.

For example, if you live in the USA and typically make long haul flights to europe or asia, the AA program may be a better place to credit the miles than the BA program for 2 reasons:

1) Long Haul redemptions cost less miles.
2) If you fly enough with AA you'll get domestic upgrades, so if you live in the USA this may be worth considering.


I live in the US but most flights are to Israel and domestic

You need to check the fare class to see how many miles they would earn on different airlines.

Fare Class is S
Title: Re: BA and AA Mileage Question
Post by: KidOOO on August 19, 2012, 03:04:29 AM
So what's the PSAK
Title: Re: BA and AA Mileage Question
Post by: Jkhein on August 20, 2012, 05:51:06 AM
Go for a BA household account and get over 22k in the account from this trip. (I bet you booked by elkayim?)
Title: Re: BA and AA Mileage Question
Post by: KidOOO on August 20, 2012, 08:35:12 AM
Go for a BA household account and get over 22k in the account from this trip. (I bet you booked by elkayim?)

Sounds like a great idea. what happens later if i want to book on AA, can i join my BA miles with the AA ones?

and yes your bet is right, what gave it away? lol
Title: Re: BA and AA Mileage Question
Post by: Jkhein on August 20, 2012, 01:56:17 PM
Sounds like a great idea. what happens later if i want to book on AA, can i join my BA miles with the AA ones?

and yes your bet is right, what gave it away? lol
you cant join it with AA mileage account, but you redeem BA miles for AA flights.
A little more discussion on household accounts here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7902.0