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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 #1680 on: April 06, 2014, 04:59:49 AM »
I mean -  what's the chance?

Does it usually happen?

I've seen it happen very often.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1681 on: April 06, 2014, 05:58:02 AM »
I've seen it happen very often.
+1. IME it changed several times daily.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1682 on: April 06, 2014, 01:22:55 PM »
AA flight booked with Avios and missed the flight
They are saying at the airport must be changed with British Airways.
Any chance in getting it changes to a latter flight with BA?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1683 on: April 06, 2014, 01:47:01 PM »
AA flight booked with Avios and missed the flight
They are saying at the airport must be changed with British Airways.
Any chance in getting it changes to a latter flight with BA?
I once missed the flight bc I thought my flight was at night  and it was in morning . The lady put me on stand by right away .     

If that does nt help call ba.....
be smart and don't mess things up please

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1684 on: April 06, 2014, 01:48:56 PM »
AA flight booked with Avios and missed the flight
They are saying at the airport must be changed with British Airways.
Any chance in getting it changes to a latter flight with BA?
I once missed the flight bc I thought my flight was at night  and it was in morning . The lady put me on stand by right away .     

If that does nt help call ba.....
be smart and don't mess things up please

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1685 on: April 06, 2014, 01:53:31 PM »
I once missed the flight bc I thought my flight was at night  and it was in morning . The lady put me on stand by right away .     

If that does nt help call ba.....
i always had same experience as u mentioned, its either a  change of policy or just bad moods today there.
i tried there agents already all said i need to change it with BA

i called BA they say because its in the 24 hours they cant do anything, im waiting on phone for a supervisor.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1686 on: April 06, 2014, 02:05:34 PM »
Maybe it depends what your reason for missing flight  is ....?
be smart and don't mess things up please

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1687 on: April 06, 2014, 02:24:50 PM »
No no that don't ask reasons at the airport..
It worked in the past perfectly

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1688 on: April 06, 2014, 03:03:34 PM »
Do not risk adding an infant at the airport if you're flying to/from Canada. It has been said on this site and elsewhere that you can simply show up and they will add the infant for you. Technically, that is true but that doesn't mean they're happy about it.

I recently flew YYZ>LGA and back on two separate one-way tickets. Both times I did not put our infant on the ticket to save the 900 points each way. In Toronto, the agent (on priority line) insisted it is BA's problem and would not proceed until I called them. After waiting on hold for 20 minutes (with a crying infant naturally), I was told that because the flight was less than two hours out she is simply unable to add it. At that point, the agent grumpily gave in and created the ticket for $17 in taxes.

On the return, I got the same response but the agent did not insist I call BA, but instead got on the phone with someone for over 30 minutes to create the ticket. Apparently because its international the name needed to be added to the manifest which was something he and the other agent claimed they could not do on their own. I will not pretend to understand what exactly the problem is, but suffice it to say it was not worth the 1800 points saved round-trip.

I would have been much happier to have fully confirmed tickets in advance than to duel it out withe the front-line agents to save a relatively measly 1800 points. From what they told me, on a straight-up domestic flight it would have been no problem.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1689 on: April 06, 2014, 03:37:16 PM »
Simply call AA and they will add the infant with the $17 charge in 2 minutes

And u save the 1800 miles

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1690 on: April 06, 2014, 03:48:52 PM »
Simply call AA and they will add the infant with the $17 charge in 2 minutes

And u save the 1800 miles

I tried that in the airport and a day before my return flight. Was flat-out told it must be done by BA.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1691 on: April 06, 2014, 03:51:29 PM »
I mean -  what's the chance?

Does it usually happen?
Happens all the time. I check multiple times a day and availability pops up

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1692 on: April 06, 2014, 03:52:25 PM »
I tried that in the airport and a day before my return flight. Was flat-out told it must be done by BA.
I have added an infant for free many times

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1693 on: April 06, 2014, 04:31:33 PM »
I tried that in the airport and a day before my return flight. Was flat-out told it must be done by BA.
they may say this as well. then u HUCA

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1694 on: April 06, 2014, 06:45:28 PM »
Simply call AA and they will add the infant with the $17 charge in 2 minutes

And u save the 1800 miles
I have never had it done in 2 minutes. It always takes them a long, if they are able to do it at all
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