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US800-452-12017:30am-8pm EDT
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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 #5445 on: January 16, 2019, 01:35:49 PM »
Your travel --situation must be  completely unpredictable --in past 90 days how many book and cancel did you do

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5446 on: January 16, 2019, 01:38:08 PM »
Well I use these for last-minute stuff, usually a couple days beforehand- it's not out of hand yet but I want to err on the side of caution. In the past 3 days, I've done 3 cancel/rebooks. Not a lot in the grand scheme, but wanted to get a sense for what happened if I had 10 cancel/rebook in a month, if I'm gonna get shut down and lose a boatload of avios, etc. Thanks for the prompt response and the useful info.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5447 on: January 16, 2019, 01:47:34 PM »
I am far from being an expert and I too am conservative -- but 10 is hi for ordinary folks - one month with 10 maybe ???? ok---- I would guess keep doing 10 a month and trouble will follow

if you must continue -maybe book some with AA miles and the balance BA -- it "maybe " safer 

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5448 on: January 17, 2019, 12:10:24 AM »

if you must continue -maybe book some with AA miles and the balance BA -- it "maybe " safer
Don't.  AA has a lousy cancellation policy.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5449 on: January 17, 2019, 02:16:13 AM »
AA Allows holds on tickets and no fee to cancel

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5450 on: January 20, 2019, 08:38:27 AM »
I recall something that in order to get the cheaper rate for taxes in the eu, you need to have activity in your avios account in --- amount of months, can someone help me with the details ?
and will transferring from amex or chase qualify ?
and how long does it take till it sets to to give the cheaper taxes ?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5451 on: January 20, 2019, 08:44:44 AM »
I recall something that in order to get the cheaper rate for taxes in the eu, you need to have activity in your avios account in --- amount of months, can someone help me with the details ?
and will transferring from amex or chase qualify ?
and how long does it take till it sets to to give the cheaper taxes ?

Thanx
Cheaper taxes is by making an IB account and transferring your BA there. IB account needs to be open for 90 days before it can accept BA transfers.

Or you can transfer Amex / Chase straight into there.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5452 on: January 20, 2019, 10:57:20 AM »
Cheaper taxes is by making an IB account and transferring your BA there. IB account needs to be open for 90 days before it can accept BA transfers.

Or you can transfer Amex / Chase straight into there.
thanx, but thats only to the usa etc, theres something for ba avios accounts as well

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5453 on: January 20, 2019, 02:01:20 PM »
Cheaper taxes is by making an IB account and transferring your BA there. IB account needs to be open for 90 days before it can accept BA transfers.

Or you can transfer Amex / Chase straight into there.
I had my account for 1-2 years and can't transfer to IB from ba without activity taking place in IB account. 

 Wonder if that works to do a transfer from one to another to reactivate/extend your points in ba?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5454 on: January 21, 2019, 09:44:01 PM »
Domestic NYC-PHX

Does this mean infant is getting a seat or not?

If not - why are they charging avios? isn't domestic lap infant free
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5455 on: January 21, 2019, 09:57:27 PM »
Domestic NYC-PHX

Does this mean infant is getting a seat or not?

If not - why are they charging avios? isn't domestic lap infant free
Infant is not getting a seat at that rate. BA charges 10% of miles for infant as lap child (nothing to do with operating carrier).

Since in this case infant is free with AA, just leave the infant off and call AA to add after (or just show up in airport and theyíll do it then).
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5456 on: January 21, 2019, 09:59:34 PM »
Infant is not getting a seat at that rate. BA charges 10% of miles for infant as lap child (nothing to do with operating carrier).

Since in this case infant is free with AA, just leave the infant off and call AA to add after (or just show up in airport and theyíll do it then).

OK thanks - i want to get him a seat

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5457 on: January 21, 2019, 10:01:45 PM »
OK thanks - i want to get him a seat
Then Do like dan always says, add another adult or young child who pays for a seat. (But that would require you to pay full price for the flight.)
 Or hope and pray there's an empty flight so you can snatch another seat.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5458 on: January 21, 2019, 10:02:22 PM »
OK thanks - i want to get him a seat
Thatís fine, itís full miles. Just change the DOB to over 2.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5459 on: January 22, 2019, 09:01:00 PM »
Thatís fine, itís full miles. Just change the DOB to over 2.

OK thanks it actually let me put his real DOB but add him as an adult