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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 #5295 on: January 25, 2018, 01:15:30 AM »
when you read the question you can completely understand what it's all about
You completely missed my point and your animosity toward me and your complete lack of gratitude makes me wish I never answered your question in the first place.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5296 on: January 25, 2018, 11:10:48 AM »
@helpyouamdme,
I think the point is that no matter what means you use to put your question/ comment on this forum, it should include proofreading for spelling and punctuation. (periods, commas) That would make it much easier for the reader to understand and to respond.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5297 on: January 25, 2018, 09:44:14 PM »
I did not receive the confirmed kosher meal on my flight.  What compensation can be expected?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5298 on: January 26, 2018, 10:04:19 AM »
I did not receive the confirmed kosher meal on my flight.  What compensation can be expected?
I got 15 or 20k Avios for a rancid and frozen meal in J. Dont let them push you around. Be firm when the offer you junk compensation. Their customer service is terrible. First 5 reps were Indian. Finally got an English customer service rep. Filed for compensation online.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5299 on: February 04, 2018, 08:44:17 PM »
Update: rep couldn't figure out what the problem was. She had a hard time but eventually was able to get me seats

Same issue here.  Did you have luck contacting BA or AA?  There are plenty of seats on my flight but none show in the res.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5300 on: February 08, 2018, 11:46:01 PM »
I am trying to book a flight for myself using a family members account but its not allowing me to switch the passenger info from the account holder- anyone else experience this?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5301 on: February 08, 2018, 11:53:45 PM »
Same issue here.  Did you have luck contacting BA or AA?  There are plenty of seats on my flight but none show in the res.
Can't remember which one I called, think it was AA.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5302 on: February 09, 2018, 12:08:35 AM »
I am trying to book a flight for myself using a family members account but its not allowing me to switch the passenger info from the account holder- anyone else experience this?
Are they setup as part of a household account? If so, you cant book for S/O outside the household group.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5303 on: February 11, 2018, 01:29:13 PM »
When booking with avios on AA what cc will get you free checked baggage?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5304 on: February 11, 2018, 02:05:19 PM »
When booking with avios on AA what cc will get you free checked baggage?
Any of the AA CC's that have an AF.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5305 on: February 11, 2018, 02:07:59 PM »
Any of the AA CC's that have an AF.
So the plat select mc should work correct? Does it give all pax on reservation free checked bag or only AH?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5306 on: February 12, 2018, 06:23:14 AM »
BTW the free bag is only on domestic flights

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5307 on: February 12, 2018, 03:54:04 PM »
any chance some other airline will join oneworld? I miss Air Berlin's low YQ tickets :'(

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5308 on: February 12, 2018, 04:02:53 PM »
BTW the free bag is only on domestic flights
I was referring to a domestic flight. Thanks.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5309 on: February 12, 2018, 10:07:50 PM »
any chance some other airline will join oneworld? I miss Air Berlin's low YQ tickets :'(

Aer Lingus should be joining, though BA can already be redeemed there as a partner.