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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 #5460 on: February 02, 2019, 11:41:39 PM »
Avios Service center that i open at this hour? Singapore, China and India closed.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5461 on: February 06, 2019, 11:10:21 AM »
When canceling online an AA domestic booking through ba, how long does it take for the miles to return to the account?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5462 on: February 06, 2019, 11:43:39 AM »
When canceling online an AA domestic booking through ba, how long does it take for the miles to return to the account?
Seems like you now have to call them to get the miles back. @zow can you shed some more light on this.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5463 on: February 06, 2019, 01:05:28 PM »
Seems like you now have to call them to get the miles back. @zow can you shed some more light on this.
My recent experience was canceling an AA award, not BA. Was able to cancel the flight online in the first 24h but still had to call to get the miles reinstated — they said call should have happened within 24h but cut me slack “this time only.” 

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5464 on: February 06, 2019, 01:21:11 PM »
Seems like you now have to call them to get the miles back. @zow can you shed some more light on this.
Since when did this change?  I've booked domestic flights and have canceled no problem and had awards re deposited to my avios account.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5465 on: February 06, 2019, 01:53:51 PM »
I called and they refunded the miles instantly.
Why couldn't they just refund when I clicked cancel? So backwards.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5466 on: February 06, 2019, 01:57:21 PM »
I called and they refunded the miles instantly.
Why couldn't they just refund when I clicked cancel? So backwards.
They didn't do it automatically?
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« Reply #5467 on: February 06, 2019, 01:57:49 PM »
I called and they refunded the miles instantly.
Why couldn't they just refund when I clicked cancel? So backwards.
Yes kind of weird!
 Unless it's system generated, but even then it should be instant as soon as you cancel.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5468 on: February 10, 2019, 07:18:57 AM »
I want to change a flight by 1 day, do I just cancel and rebook or call them to change?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5469 on: February 10, 2019, 07:20:29 AM »
I want to change a flight by 1 day, do I just cancel and rebook or call them to change?
If domestic, just cancel and rebook.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5470 on: February 10, 2019, 09:29:04 AM »
I want to change a flight by 1 day, do I just cancel and rebook or call them to change?
If you change it you pay a fee. When you cancel and rebook, make sure points come back when you cancel as stated above.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5471 on: February 10, 2019, 03:23:38 PM »
If domestic, just cancel and rebook.
Rebook, THEN cancel. Unless you don't have enough miles in your account.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5472 on: February 10, 2019, 11:31:50 PM »
Rebook, THEN cancel. Unless you don't have enough miles in your account.

and I dont have enough, canceled. How long till points post so I can rebook?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5473 on: February 10, 2019, 11:33:21 PM »
and I dont have enough, canceled. How long till points post so I can rebook?
Call the Singapore office and rebook now. Theyre open. Usually no hold time.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5474 on: February 11, 2019, 12:08:21 AM »
I'm zonked, what about in am?