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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 #2925 on: January 10, 2015, 08:13:57 PM »
Why is this flight so much?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2926 on: January 10, 2015, 08:30:49 PM »
Fuel surcharges for the us airways flight.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2927 on: January 12, 2015, 09:29:30 AM »
I just cancelled a ticket on hold with AA advantage, hoping that the tickets will go back into inventory so I can book with avios ( done it before, and ticket would usually go back into inventory instantly )

The flight is not showing up in AA or BA, any hope?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2928 on: January 12, 2015, 10:32:45 AM »
I had made 2 tickets on a ba account for 2 different passenger names and now I want to book 2 return flights for today ,they ask on the phone that the need to speak to account holder , why is that ? And what can I do?
Thanks

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2929 on: January 12, 2015, 10:41:56 AM »
I just cancelled a ticket on hold with AA advantage, hoping that the tickets will go back into inventory so I can book with avios ( done it before, and ticket would usually go back into inventory instantly )

The flight is not showing up in AA or BA, any hope?

Maybe @ Midnight it will go back.... or a few hours.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2930 on: January 12, 2015, 10:44:32 AM »
Maybe @ Midnight it will go back.... or a few hours.
Is that a guess? Or do they reset inventory at midnight?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2931 on: January 12, 2015, 10:48:10 AM »
Is that a guess? Or do they reset inventory at midnight?

Based on what I heard from other people's stories I have heard a few hours,midnight or never. Usually at midnight is when all hold tickets go back to inventory when you don't cancel a hold so maybe even when you do.
So keep on checking and I wish you the best of luck.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2932 on: January 12, 2015, 11:50:17 AM »
Do Avios transfer from Amex MR instantly?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2933 on: January 12, 2015, 11:51:51 AM »
Do Avios transfer from Amex MR instantly?
Usually

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2934 on: January 12, 2015, 12:01:47 PM »
Usually

How long does it take to link accounts? It says up to 5 days online...
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2935 on: January 12, 2015, 12:07:11 PM »
How long does it take to link accounts? It says up to 5 days online...
I just went through the process for someone else. It all went instantly. (It may take a few minutes to fill out all the required information but when you hit 'link' or 'transfer' that happens instantly)

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2936 on: January 12, 2015, 12:18:41 PM »
I'm trying 2 RT's PHL-MIA in econ and it's showing 70k miles + $22(supposed to be 30k, no?). Am I doing something wrong, or did rates change?

Have plenty of experience with BA. Can't figure out what's wrong.

Also, it doesn't allow me to search award tix from the homepage. Need to go to "Spending Points", "Book a Flight".

Weird.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2937 on: January 12, 2015, 12:21:04 PM »
I had made 2 tickets on a ba account for 2 different passenger names and now I want to book 2 return flights for today ,they ask on the phone that the need to speak to account holder , why is that ? And what can I do?
Thanks
If you know the account holder's info, no problem.  name, address, phone I think is all they ask.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2938 on: January 12, 2015, 12:50:08 PM »
I'm trying 2 RT's PHL-MIA in econ and it's showing 70k miles + $22(supposed to be 30k, no?). Am I doing something wrong, or did rates change?

Have plenty of experience with BA. Can't figure out what's wrong.

Also, it doesn't allow me to search award tix from the homepage. Need to go to "Spending Points", "Book a Flight".

Weird.

Nonstop?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2939 on: January 12, 2015, 12:56:40 PM »