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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 #80 on: May 22, 2012, 01:42:35 AM »
That should work
Call me when u got an answer  :)
P.s.  Cathay Pacific doesn't have to many available seats on ba too so while at it send a petition to them too

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #81 on: June 14, 2012, 06:58:44 PM »
on a household account is it possible to make a ticket for someone else thats not on the account? (transferring points are expensive)

also is it possible and how do i transfer BMI points to avios?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #82 on: June 14, 2012, 07:02:16 PM »
on a household account is it possible to make a ticket for someone else thats not on the account? (transferring points are expensive)

Nope, but you can possibly add a "family member".

also is it possible and how do i transfer BMI points to avios?

That's scheduled to start 7/3/12

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #83 on: June 14, 2012, 07:03:18 PM »
Nope, but you can possibly add a "family member".
i think we have the limit already

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #84 on: June 14, 2012, 07:04:25 PM »
i think we have the limit already

Take someone off?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2012, 07:06:37 PM »
Take someone off?
ill look into that. thanx

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #86 on: July 11, 2012, 11:14:53 PM »
Has anyone ever flown with an infant (on AA) using avios points? When I try to book online, it wants to charge me 10% of the avios for the infant, but since it is domestic USA, I will be flying on AA. Since AA does not charge for infants, do I need to pay BA?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #87 on: July 11, 2012, 11:15:56 PM »
Has anyone ever flown with an infant (on AA) using avios points? When I try to book online, it wants to charge me 10% of the avios for the infant, but since it is domestic USA, I will be flying on AA. Since AA does not charge for infants, do I need to pay BA?
Don't book the infant.
Call AA to add or do it at the airport.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #88 on: July 11, 2012, 11:17:15 PM »
+1 i heard that too, never tried it myself though

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #89 on: July 11, 2012, 11:18:01 PM »
Plenty of people have. It works
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #90 on: July 11, 2012, 11:23:03 PM »
i did many times,just call aa to confirm ur seat and tell them u have a infant,they will put it on ur reservation

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #91 on: July 11, 2012, 11:39:15 PM »
I always add at the airport for domestic flights.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #92 on: July 12, 2012, 06:35:51 PM »
btw
I has big issu with BA lately

I booked a ticket a 11pm for a flight at 6 am
and they send me a reservation by email without a ticket number I got to the airpot and realize that they havent issue the ticket
I call BA in england it was the only one open in middle of the night and after 40 min I was abel to speak to an agent,
it took them overt 45 min to issue the ticket by then it was to late to check in,
the next flight was not availble with miles I had to buy a ticket with AA miles on full award at 35k when my original flight with BA was only 5k

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #93 on: July 12, 2012, 06:37:48 PM »
btw
I has big issu with BA lately

I booked a ticket a 11pm for a flight at 6 am
and they send me a reservation by email without a ticket number I got to the airpot and realize that they havent issue the ticket
I call BA in england it was the only one open in middle of the night and after 40 min I was abel to speak to an agent,
it took them overt 45 min to issue the ticket by then it was to late to check in,
the next flight was not availble with miles I had to buy a ticket with AA miles on full award at 35k when my original flight with BA was only 5k
You had an issued ticket, and AA didn't allow you to board the next flight b/c there was no award seats available? That is contrary to AA policy.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #94 on: July 12, 2012, 06:51:33 PM »
btw
I has big issu with BA lately

I booked a ticket a 11pm for a flight at 6 am
it took them overt 45 min to issue the ticket by then it was to late to check in,
the next flight was not availble with miles I had to buy a ticket with AA miles on full award at 35k when my original flight with BA was only 5k

So you didnt book it bec it was too late to check in?

If you did book it, but just weren't able to check in, then - as platinumguy said - you would be able to board the next flight even if there arent any available award seats.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #95 on: July 12, 2012, 07:27:01 PM »
Theo Book it but They only gave me a ticket # 30 minute after the flight had close and u was with luggage
I am now in middle if disputing by BA will how it goes

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #96 on: July 12, 2012, 07:29:50 PM »
Why Aa would care to put u on the next flight for free when u have a BA ticket ?
Non of theire problem !!?

The truth is that I didn't think to try it was 1:30 min bfr next flight and I had to argue with Aa to issue me the ticket on the phone Bcs Ita was Si close tore flight they didn't want to
Online reservation works up to 120 min bfr departs

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #97 on: July 12, 2012, 07:39:33 PM »
Why Aa would care to put u on the next flight for free when u have a BA ticket ?
Non of theire problem !!?

See this thread for others experiences
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14795.msg200769#msg200769

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #98 on: July 12, 2012, 08:01:26 PM »
Why Aa would care to put u on the next flight for free when u have a BA ticket ?
Non of theire problem !!?
Call AA and ask them. All it takes is asking a checkin agent politely. Takes less than 1 minute. 
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2012, 07:35:51 AM »
I always add at the airport for domestic flights.
what about for international using avios?