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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 #2940 on: January 12, 2015, 01:06:26 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.
It is supposed to be 30K what dates are you searching for?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2941 on: January 12, 2015, 01:08:14 PM »
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)

Thanks! Same for me - I was scared off by their warning but it was instantaneous.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2942 on: January 12, 2015, 01:08:35 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.
I haven't been able to search award tickets from the home page since I set up my account back in the summer.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2943 on: January 12, 2015, 01:18:38 PM »
I haven't been able to search award tickets from the home page since I set up my account back in the summer.
Read up here to get it to work http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2944 on: January 12, 2015, 02:12:54 PM »
Tnx all , bh all worked out fine

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2945 on: January 12, 2015, 02:15:55 PM »
Read up here to get it to work http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467
Didn't work.
Here's what I'm trying for 2. Why 70k?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2946 on: January 12, 2015, 02:26:25 PM »
Didn't work.
Here's what I'm trying for 2. Why 70k?
Don't know what your doing but it works for me.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2947 on: January 12, 2015, 02:30:24 PM »
Didn't work.
Here's what I'm trying for 2. Why 70k?
Toggle the pay with $ and pay with Avios a few times. Make sure its 'Pay with avios". Make sure that it does not say 'Ticket type"(lowest price...) in the search
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2948 on: January 12, 2015, 02:33:22 PM »
Outbound is AA and inbound is Usair. When I change inbound to AA too, it says 15k per rt.  Vice versa is also true. Seems like ya cant mix AA and Usair on one rt.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2949 on: January 12, 2015, 02:36:49 PM »
Outbound is AA and inbound is Usair. When I change inbound to AA too, it says 15k per rt.  Vice versa is also true. Seems like ya cant mix AA and Usair on one rt.
Glad you got it right.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2950 on: January 12, 2015, 02:40:48 PM »
Glad you got it right.
Old news?
Phone reservation makes a difference?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2951 on: January 12, 2015, 02:41:22 PM »
book as two one ways
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2952 on: January 12, 2015, 02:41:42 PM »
Old news?
Phone reservation makes a difference?
Yes cant book with Avios from the app.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2953 on: January 12, 2015, 02:48:33 PM »
book as two one ways
Brilliant. Thanks!

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #2954 on: January 12, 2015, 02:49:40 PM »
Hmm...Those exact dates and times worked when i tried
Different return.