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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 #4880 on: October 26, 2016, 10:10:12 AM »
I am doing some preliminary research for a vacation next year to Italy (from BWI area) and have determined that I need to do at least two legs (BWI - [random airport] - LHR) and (LHR - [random Italian airport). As far as LHR-VCE, we'll say, I have been looking at BA and their pricing makes no sense to me.

(For economy) I can use 6500 Avios and pay $55.71, or I can pay 104 pounds ($85)...am I missing something?
A) BA has a direct BWI-LHR flight every evening.
B) 104 GBP is approximately $127 USD.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4881 on: October 26, 2016, 10:15:34 AM »
A) BA has a direct BWI-LHR flight every evening.
B) 104 GBP is approximately $127 USD.
A) ...Unless I dreamed it, last time I looked at flying BA it came with a $1300 surcharge. I'm not sure what I did wrong that time, but thanks for pointing it out so that I didn't continue thinking that.
B) Went the wrong way with the exchange rate  ::)

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4882 on: October 26, 2016, 10:47:29 AM »
can you use avios on finnair? is there fuel surcharges?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4883 on: October 26, 2016, 12:57:57 PM »
is there a way of searching on aa for flights from jfk-txl txl-tlv on air berlin only over a long period of time?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4884 on: October 26, 2016, 01:56:17 PM »
A) ...Unless I dreamed it, last time I looked at flying BA it came with a $1300 surcharge. I'm not sure what I did wrong that time, but thanks for pointing it out so that I didn't continue thinking that.
B) Went the wrong way with the exchange rate  ::)
BA charges fuel surcharges (YQ) on BA or AA flights into London. Approx $285 one way out of the D.C. area.
Don't forget off-peak days are much cheaper mileage then peak days.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4885 on: October 27, 2016, 11:31:03 AM »
Looked at my recent transactions and found 1k miles credited on 10/20 with "bonus for collecting with new partner" in the description. (I transferred 30k from MR on 10/8.) Anyone else notice this?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4886 on: October 27, 2016, 04:06:08 PM »
Trying to get to Israel via Avios:
2-can you use avios on finnair? is there fuel surcharges?
2- is there a way of searching on aa for flights from jfk-txl txl-tlv on air berlin only over a long period of time?
Thanks

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4887 on: October 28, 2016, 01:12:44 PM »
Trying to get to Israel via Avios:
2-can you use avios on finnair? is there fuel surcharges?
2- is there a way of searching on aa for flights from jfk-txl txl-tlv on air berlin only over a long period of time?
Thanks
1 Yes.
2 No, but you can Search JFK-TXL monthly view on AB on AA site, select nonstop only

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4888 on: November 06, 2016, 12:24:23 PM »
My profile is 100% complete, and i still cant cancell online :(
Recently I've been experiencing the same accross a few accounts.
Huge PITA. Anyone have advice?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4889 on: November 14, 2016, 10:15:55 PM »
Effective with flights starting January 11, while American is still calling its premium cabin first class, they’re using business class fare buckets.

As a result British Airways appears to be going from charging 30,000 points one-way to charging just 15,000 for flights up to 1150 miles.

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2016/11/14/british-airways-cuts-cost-american-domestic-first-class-awards-half/#_ga=1.63055082.450787049.1470357631

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4890 on: November 14, 2016, 10:23:04 PM »
Effective with flights starting January 11, while American is still calling its premium cabin first class, they’re using business class fare buckets.

As a result British Airways appears to be going from charging 30,000 points one-way to charging just 15,000 for flights up to 1150 miles.

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2016/11/14/british-airways-cuts-cost-american-domestic-first-class-awards-half/#_ga=1.63055082.450787049.1470357631
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4891 on: November 15, 2016, 06:40:57 AM »
What is the best way to transfer points to Avios? I have UR  and MR.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4892 on: November 15, 2016, 06:57:17 AM »
What is the best way to transfer points to Avios? I have UR  and MR.
UR transfer 1:1 and MR 1:.75 so generally UR is better but if you have lots of MR and are short on UR you might want to use MR

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4893 on: November 15, 2016, 07:10:46 AM »
UR transfer 1:1 and MR 1:.80 so generally UR is better but if you have lots of MR and are short on UR you might want to use MR

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4894 on: November 15, 2016, 09:32:04 AM »
I'm sure this has been discussed in the past, but I didnt see it. Why is there next to no award availability on BA/AA flights?

I'm trying to book NYC->YYZ roundtrip very far out (April/May) and I'm only seeing 1 award ticket per day...any work around to that?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4895 on: November 15, 2016, 09:40:00 AM »
Why is there next to no award availability on BA/AA flights?

I'm trying to book NYC->YYZ roundtrip very far out (April/May) and I'm only seeing 1 award ticket per day...any work around to that?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4896 on: November 15, 2016, 09:51:22 AM »
Hmmm...
Anybody else having trouble searching for flights with Avios?
I get this:

Error
There was a problem with your request, please try again later.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4897 on: November 15, 2016, 09:58:28 AM »
Hmmm...
Anybody else having trouble searching for flights with Avios?
I get this:

Error
There was a problem with your request, please try again later.

I just signed on here to ask the same question. I thought I was searching the wrong way. You're trying through https://www.britishairways.com/travel/redeem/execclub/_gf/en_us  right?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4898 on: November 15, 2016, 10:20:32 AM »
I just signed on here to ask the same question. I thought I was searching the wrong way. You're trying through https://www.britishairways.com/travel/redeem/execclub/_gf/en_us  right?
There, and through the side bar on the 'My executive club' page.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4899 on: November 15, 2016, 11:16:09 AM »
Hmmm...
Anybody else having trouble searching for flights with Avios?
I get this:

Error
There was a problem with your request, please try again later.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it but i called AA yesterday for an award flight to/from PPT (use AA points on ATN) and the systems were all messed up. They couldn't access ATN's availability. Maybe BA can't access AA availability ATM. They told m me to try again today.