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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 #4840 on: August 17, 2016, 07:29:59 PM »
Doesn't using the BA cc, thereby earning avios, keep all the avios alive?
I wonder if transferring 1 avio to another account or receiving 1 avio keeps your account open? (from a sibling of yours? )or you can't transfer 1 or 2avios rather they Only allow in a group of 250!?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4841 on: August 18, 2016, 11:49:59 PM »
Im looking to book BA from NYC to Toronto for sukkos but I see no availability in regular economy on my desired travel date and several days in either direction. If I call is there a chance that there are other tickets not being captured on the system?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4842 on: August 18, 2016, 11:52:20 PM »
Im looking to book BA from NYC to Toronto for sukkos but I see no availability in regular economy on my desired travel date and several days in either direction. If I call is there a chance that there are other tickets not being captured on the system?
no. It might open up as you get closer though.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4843 on: August 18, 2016, 11:55:30 PM »
Thanks Ill keep checking.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4844 on: August 19, 2016, 12:35:13 AM »
no.
-1, I know a few people who called BA and they had availability that didn't show on AA site.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4845 on: August 28, 2016, 04:39:11 PM »
I'm trying to a book a rewards flight to Europe via TLV. I want to book with Air Berlin via BA website. When I  go to BA's Rewards website the only stopover they give me is in London. How can I i get a stopover somewhere else in Europe?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4846 on: August 29, 2016, 03:51:17 AM »
I'm trying to a book a rewards flight to Europe via TLV. I want to book with Air Berlin via BA website. When I  go to BA's Rewards website the only stopover they give me is in London. How can I i get a stopover somewhere else in Europe?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4847 on: August 29, 2016, 09:58:36 AM »
Search as one ways, then call to book.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4848 on: August 29, 2016, 02:03:43 PM »
I know this must have been mentioned somewhere in this thread, but just to save time from reading the past 300+ pages, can someone give me some advice on how best to utilize BA miles?

I have around 100K miles, but can't find any available flights abroad (I've checked Reykjavik, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Berlin).

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4849 on: August 29, 2016, 02:23:39 PM »
Check the first link in the WIKI.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4850 on: August 29, 2016, 02:41:44 PM »
I'm trying to a book a rewards flight to Europe via TLV. I want to book with Air Berlin via BA website. When I  go to BA's Rewards website the only stopover they give me is in London. How can I i get a stopover somewhere else in Europe?

I figured it out a little ( I'm sure Dan explains this somewhere). BA's search engine is very hard to figure out.
If you want to fly from lets say JFK to TLV via Berlin, you have to search in two separate segments. So JFK to Berlin and then Berlin to TLV. I if you dont do that, then BA with automatically take you through London.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4851 on: August 29, 2016, 10:09:26 PM »
FTFY
Not true, if he wants a real stopover, its usually better to book each segment separately, that way your ticket won't be cancelled if you miss a flight etc.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4852 on: September 01, 2016, 02:50:07 PM »
How long before an AA flight do I have to cancel my Avios redemption?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4853 on: September 01, 2016, 03:01:42 PM »
How long before an AA flight do I have to cancel my Avios redemption?
IINM up to 24 hours.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4854 on: September 01, 2016, 10:35:47 PM »
IINM up to 24 hours.
Whithin 24 hours, officially no, but ymmv
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4855 on: September 02, 2016, 01:51:00 PM »
Still can't cancel a ticket, keeps erroring out. Anybody else?
My profile is 100% complete, and i still cant cancell online :(
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4856 on: September 08, 2016, 10:03:37 PM »
Found the flight that I need on AA.com and it has sAAver availability but not showing up on BA.com. Called BA and they're claiming that there are no seats available on that flight and that they can't book it. HUCA?

ETA: HUCA did the trick.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4857 on: September 09, 2016, 12:35:41 AM »
Found the flight that I need on AA.com and it has sAAver availability but not showing up on BA.com. Called BA and they're claiming that there are no seats available on that flight and that they can't book it. HUCA?

ETA: HUCA did the trick.
Next time just call the BA singapore office the first time

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4858 on: September 09, 2016, 02:01:29 PM »
Anyone have experience getting 55$ cancelation of award fee waived? My 24hrs is creeping up and still haven't made a decision...
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #4859 on: September 09, 2016, 04:18:24 PM »
Next time just call the BA singapore office the first time
I did. I only call Singapore.