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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
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Israel+972-3-606-15152am-9am EDT
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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 #1515 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.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1516 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

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« Reply #1517 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.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1518 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.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1519 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

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1520 on: March 05, 2014, 05:39:11 PM »
GRU-LHR
There is no fees from saint polo to London?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1521 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?

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« Reply #1522 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
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1523 on: March 05, 2014, 08:15:10 PM »
It might not necessarily open up again
Amd in might yes.....
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1524 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

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1525 on: March 06, 2014, 12:46:16 AM »
How can u upgrade using avois? What r thier redemptions from economy to buiz?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1526 on: March 07, 2014, 06:08:39 PM »
my main complaint with Avios is how terrible their website is.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1527 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?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1528 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.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1529 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.