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BA Worldwide Call Center Telephone Numbers
Hong Kong is open 9am - 5:30pm  their time is 12 hrs ahead of NY

Worldwide service center telephone numbers according to eastern time, Credit DDMS

Location                            Phone#                   Opening Time                           
US800-452-12017:30am-8pm EDT
Singapore+65-6823-20959pm-5:30am EDT
China+86 400 881 02079:00 PM-5:30 AM
Israel+972-3-606-15152am-9am EDT
Germany+49 (0)421 55 75 76 73:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UK+44-191-490-79012:30am-3pm EDT


Note that all sAAver flights available on AA.com are able to be booked on BA.  When there are many flights on one day, they may not all be listed on BA.com.  So you will have to call to book it.  Get the phone fee waved because it wasn't able to be booked on line.


NOTE: Household accounts will not allow transfers from Iberia to BA. Make sure you don't have a household account, and if you do, split it up.

NOTE: When booking, erase your Avios number when entering your passenger information. This will make it much simpler to add your AA Advantage number at a later time.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1485 on: February 27, 2014, 11:02:02 PM »
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1486 on: February 28, 2014, 01:19:39 AM »
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1487 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.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1488 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.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1489 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?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1490 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.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1491 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?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1492 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

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1493 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
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1494 on: March 02, 2014, 02:02:46 PM »
Anyone try calling today? Been on hold over an hour already.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1495 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

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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.

ETA: Sounds like you did (since your bp said priority access?) but you still shouldn't have had to pay for the bag imo.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1496 on: March 04, 2014, 04:36:35 PM »
Anyone try calling today? Been on hold over an hour already.
i'm on hold today...

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1497 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?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1498 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?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1499 on: March 04, 2014, 04:47:53 PM »
Nope
will i be able to change then?