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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 #1545 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.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1546 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!!

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1547 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?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1548 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?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1549 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.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1550 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

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1551 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

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1552 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

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1553 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?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1554 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

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1555 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 :)

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1556 on: March 25, 2014, 04:34:51 PM »
Yup... 12:01 I will be looking for tickets :)
real excited about philly

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1557 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

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1558 on: March 25, 2014, 11:45:52 PM »
Any other airlines besides AA that can be booked with Avios for eze-nyc?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1559 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.