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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 #5580 on: November 03, 2019, 11:22:25 AM »
I have not used Avios in a long time.  Is it better to book American flights directly with Amex MR points or to transfer to Avios and book through British Airways?  It seems as if it will be the same amount of points, but I would like the ability to cancel.
Depends on how much the flights cost. But with BA you can cancel up to 24 hours before your flight and just lose the taxes.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5581 on: November 03, 2019, 11:27:34 AM »
Depends on how much the flights cost. But with BA you can cancel up to 24 hours before your flight and just lose the taxes.

That's what I'm asking, can I cancel by booking it any other way, or is BA the only option?  Don't think I'm getting a great value either way.  Just want to be able to cancel.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5582 on: November 03, 2019, 11:34:18 AM »
That's what I'm asking, can I cancel by booking it any other way, or is BA the only option?  Don't think I'm getting a great value either way.  Just want to be able to cancel.
For that cheap ba would be your best option.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5583 on: December 30, 2019, 06:26:55 PM »
I booked a premium economy flight with British Airways from TLV -> EWR using Avios miles. I wanted to book Business, but it was unavailable to book that way. Is there a way to upgrade the ticket to business class using mileage at a later point (preferably well before the flight, but in a pinch at the airport)? What is the process to do this?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5584 on: January 08, 2020, 05:39:54 AM »
What is the best way to use BA avios with the most benefits for an Iberia/BA flight?  Do I book through BA or through Iberia?



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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5585 on: February 04, 2020, 04:24:02 PM »
What is the best way to use BA avios with the most benefits for an Iberia/BA flight?  Do I book through BA or through Iberia?

Price it out and see who offers you the better rate, points and YQ.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5586 on: March 04, 2020, 10:23:16 AM »
I need to book a ticket using avios from ORD to either LGA or JFK for Thursday or Friday morning but I donít see any availability. Is there a better chance to find a flight by calling BA or will they just tell me the same thing I see online?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5587 on: March 04, 2020, 11:12:14 AM »
I need to book a ticket using avios from ORD to either LGA or JFK for Thursday or Friday morning but I donít see any availability. Is there a better chance to find a flight by calling BA or will they just tell me the same thing I see online?
If its available on AA as a Saver and you dont see it on BA then you must call BA.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5588 on: April 28, 2020, 01:50:11 PM »
I want to book flights using Avios for November.  If we end up not wanting to go, what is their cancellation policy? Is it different if we buy the tickets now because of COVID-19?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5589 on: April 28, 2020, 01:58:31 PM »
I want to book flights using Avios for November.  If we end up not wanting to go, what is their cancellation policy? Is it different if we buy the tickets now because of COVID-19?
someone cmiiw- if for domestic, you can cancel as long as it is more than 24 hours before the flight. Only lose the 5.60 taxes.
Int'l, also before 24 hours to flight, lose $55 or full amount of taxes, whichever is less. 
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5590 on: April 28, 2020, 02:04:08 PM »
someone cmiiw- if for domestic, you can cancel as long as it is more than 24 hours before the flight. Only lose the 5.60 taxes.
Int'l, also before 24 hours to flight, lose $55 or full amount of taxes, whichever is less.

Thanks  It is on AA flights for YYZ to MIA

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5591 on: April 28, 2020, 02:12:40 PM »
Thanks  It is on AA flights for YYZ to MIA
Then I believe it'll cost you $55, as the taxes/fees are more than that from YYZ-MIA.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5592 on: May 03, 2020, 12:40:14 PM »
will a transfer from BA to iberia avios count as activity to extend miles from expiring?
Ive seen this asked multiple times with search but no answer given...
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5593 on: July 02, 2020, 07:46:42 PM »
I was looking for a flight earlier today on BA today, NYC-LHR. When I checked earlier in the afternoon it was 40,000 +$285, but, when I looked again a few minutes ago, it was +$634. The same flights, both on BA metal. Anyone know what is going on? Obviously $285 is much more palatable.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5594 on: July 02, 2020, 08:43:55 PM »
I was looking for a flight earlier today on BA today, NYC-LHR. When I checked earlier in the afternoon it was 40,000 +$285, but, when I looked again a few minutes ago, it was +$634. The same flights, both on BA metal. Anyone know what is going on? Obviously $285 is much more palatable.
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