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-Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About British Airways Avios: Tips, Tricks, And Advice ... Latest update-June 11 '15
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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 #2895 on: January 06, 2015, 05:15:42 PM »
you have to call. And they will waive the phone fee if you explain to them that it's not showing up online.

Thanks for the quick response - much appreciated!

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2896 on: January 07, 2015, 08:40:56 AM »
NYC-PHX is 12.5k ba or 12.5k aa coach, and 37.5k ba or 25k aa business right?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2897 on: January 07, 2015, 12:54:53 PM »
NYC-PHX is 12.5k ba or 12.5k aa coach, and 37.5k ba or 25k aa business right?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2898 on: January 07, 2015, 01:28:47 PM »
How do i add my USAir ffn to a reservation that was booked with BA? (Finnair and RJ not working)

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2899 on: January 07, 2015, 06:35:41 PM »
Should it be an issue booking a ba flight on the phone with 2 different passenger names?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2900 on: January 07, 2015, 06:57:21 PM »
From my experience, sometimes they don't automatically associate it with your BA number, then you can just add your AA number on aa.com, but if they put in your BA number, you'll need the workaround to change it to your AA number.

How do I change it to add my advantage number?
Also, would that give me 1 free luggage?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2901 on: January 07, 2015, 07:00:14 PM »
Just thought of something, not sure if it was discussed earlier in this thread. When canceling a BA award flight, you lose taxes. Would that amount be covered by Amex assurance/ return protection or one of the other programs? Anyone ever tried to claim that? ($11 is really not a big deal, just curious if it has been done).

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2902 on: January 07, 2015, 07:33:03 PM »
What is BA avios cancellation policy.

Is there free Cancellation within 24 which is also 3 days before the flight?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2903 on: January 07, 2015, 07:34:47 PM »
What is BA avios cancellation policy.

Is there free Cancellation within 24 which is also 3 days before the flight?
yes
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2904 on: January 07, 2015, 08:24:58 PM »
Just thought of something, not sure if it was discussed earlier in this thread. When canceling a BA award flight, you lose taxes. Would that amount be covered by Amex assurance/ return protection or one of the other programs? Anyone ever tried to claim that? ($11 is really not a big deal, just curious if it has been done).
Cut from the Amex website
Items not eligible for a refund are:  tickets of any kind (including, but not limited to, transportation passes or tickets and event tickets

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2905 on: January 07, 2015, 10:13:33 PM »
just booked with avios and on the email it says "Hand baggage only fare" does that mean i cant check in any bags? doesnt sound right

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2906 on: January 07, 2015, 10:35:07 PM »
Can I book a hotel using Avios?
If I book a flight and hotel at same time, would I get a better deal?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2907 on: January 07, 2015, 11:38:37 PM »
just booked with avios and on the email it says "Hand baggage only fare" does that mean i cant check in any bags? doesnt sound right
AA will charge you for the checked bag ($25?), but you can check one.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2908 on: January 07, 2015, 11:52:27 PM »
Does American  airlines open more sAAver awards closer to the departure  date? Looks like the flight i want is still very emoty yet no sAAver awards for me to book on BA

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2909 on: January 07, 2015, 11:53:38 PM »
Does American  airlines open more sAAver awards closer to the departure  date? Looks like the flight i want is still very emoty yet no sAAver awards for me to book on BA
sometimes, yes.
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