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Location                            Phone#                   Opening Time                           
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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 #3000 on: January 20, 2015, 04:34:52 PM »
I am trying to book PHL-CLE route using BA avios points. AA website is showing plenty of award availability for Feb but when I go on BA website to book it is showing no availability in econ cabin for all dates in Feb. I spoke to a BA rep in order to try to book over the phone and she said they were informed to not book any avios award flights that are operated by US Airways until after Feb 2nd....Has anyone else been running into this issue?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3001 on: January 20, 2015, 04:54:19 PM »
I am trying to book PHL-CLE route using BA avios points. AA website is showing plenty of award availability for Feb but when I go on BA website to book it is showing no availability in econ cabin for all dates in Feb. I spoke to a BA rep in order to try to book over the phone and she said they were informed to not book any avios award flights that are operated by US Airways until after Feb 2nd....Has anyone else been running into this issue?

Intresting. Flights show up but say 0 available. What happens when you try to click through? I got all the way through till the final payment page, but did not submit payment...
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3002 on: January 20, 2015, 05:03:12 PM »
When trying to confirm the flight it just says flights are sold out. I confirmed with my call with the BA rep that on their system is clearly showing plenty of seats available which verifies by AA award search efforts. I was wondering if this was only this route or applies to all US Airways operated flights.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3003 on: January 20, 2015, 05:10:58 PM »
On the same date, i do see one CLE-PHL that does not say 'only 0 reward seat(s) left.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3004 on: January 20, 2015, 05:20:42 PM »
On the same date, i do see one CLE-PHL that does not say 'only 0 reward seat(s) left.

What does it say?

As a side note, Sunday night I found a flight on the 20th of Feb CLE-PHL that was showing 1 econ seat available which I booked right away. When selecting my seat on US Airways website I found it that it booked my into first class instead of econ cabin even thu only paid 4,500 avios?!! I wonder if this is connected to the issues that is going on?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3005 on: January 20, 2015, 05:23:18 PM »
When trying to confirm the flight it just says flights are sold out. I confirmed with my call with the BA rep that on their system is clearly showing plenty of seats available which verifies by AA award search efforts. I was wondering if this was only this route or applies to all US Airways operated flights.

I have booked Usair flights with avios with no problems

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3006 on: January 20, 2015, 05:24:05 PM »
I have booked Usair flights with avios with no problems

Which dates?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3007 on: January 20, 2015, 07:06:11 PM »
I am trying to book PHL-CLE route using BA avios points. AA website is showing plenty of award availability for Feb but when I go on BA website to book it is showing no availability in econ cabin for all dates in Feb. I spoke to a BA rep in order to try to book over the phone and she said they were informed to not book any avios award flights that are operated by US Airways until after Feb 2nd....Has anyone else been running into this issue?
What happens if you try booking first class?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3008 on: January 20, 2015, 09:20:49 PM »
Intresting. Flights show up but say 0 available. What happens when you try to click through? I got all the way through till the final payment page, but did not submit payment...

It's like this from other cities also.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3009 on: January 20, 2015, 10:35:50 PM »
If i book to fly out within 24hrs- is it still refundable to get back points since its within 24hrs of booking or since its within 24hrs of the flight it's not cancable?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3010 on: January 21, 2015, 12:12:21 AM »
If i book to fly out within 24hrs- is it still refundable to get back points since its within 24hrs of booking or since its within 24hrs of the flight it's not cancable?
not cancelable.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3011 on: January 21, 2015, 02:28:23 PM »
Any way to force the website to show a flight? JFK-LAX has many flights, and I want the latest flight, its available however the site seems to be limited to 8-9 results...?

Any ideas?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3012 on: January 21, 2015, 02:29:10 PM »
Any way to force the website to show a flight? JFK-LAX has many flights, and I want the latest flight, its available however the site seems to be limited to 8-9 results...?

Any ideas?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #3013 on: January 21, 2015, 02:29:46 PM »
Any way to force the website to show a flight? JFK-LAX has many flights, and I want the latest flight, its available however the site seems to be limited to 8-9 results...?

Any ideas?
Force in what way? is it available on AA site?

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« Reply #3014 on: January 21, 2015, 02:32:44 PM »
Force in what way? is it available on AA site?
BA only shows the first 7 flights of a given day, he's trying to book the 8th or later flight of the day
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