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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 #5260 on: November 26, 2017, 07:59:43 PM »
I am unable to login to my Iberian account and am waiting to hear back from Iberian about the issue.
Just to be clear: NYC to MAD is 66.5k RT + $101.50, and MAD to TLV is 31.75k RT + $31?

Dan wrote in this post that: "With BA Avios you’ll also be charged $655.42 but with Iberia Avios the charge will be $329.90."
I'm confused how much the tax and fees would actually be...
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 08:09:39 PM by Thingywingy »
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5261 on: November 26, 2017, 08:02:14 PM »
Cancelled an AA flight booked with BA 25 hours before the flight.  Got an email saying that the points won't be refunded.  Is that normal?  10k domestic so not overly concerned, but still.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5262 on: November 26, 2017, 08:06:48 PM »
Cancelled an AA flight booked with BA 25 hours before the flight.  Got an email saying that the points won't be refunded.  Is that normal?  10k domestic so not overly concerned, but still.

If it's not within the 24 hours, they should refund it. PUTPAC.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5263 on: November 26, 2017, 08:10:19 PM »
I am unable to login to my Iberian account and am waiting to hear back from Iberian about the issue.
Just to be clear: NYC to MAD is 66.5k RT + $101.50, and MAD to TLV is 31.75k RT + $31?
No. I had to book separately because they didnt have NYC-MAD available. Had to book to BUD. That is 66.5k. NYC-MAD is less. MAD-TLV is 11k in Y and 31.75k in J
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5264 on: November 26, 2017, 08:10:28 PM »
If it's not within the 24 hours, they should refund it. PUTPAC.

Will do, thanks.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5265 on: December 22, 2017, 03:16:01 AM »
If I booked a RT domestic ticket for 15k BA in Y and now want to upgrade one of the ways to J what's the best way to do that? Simple call to BA? If yes can I do that for the return flight after I already take the first leg  or only before?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5266 on: December 24, 2017, 02:36:23 PM »
If I booked a RT domestic ticket for 15k BA in Y and now want to upgrade one of the ways to J what's the best way to do that? Simple call to BA? If yes can I do that for the return flight after I already take the first leg  or only before?
There needs to be sAAver availability in business class, if so you should be able to call BA anytime

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5267 on: December 24, 2017, 02:55:44 PM »
There needs to be sAAver availability in business class, if so you should be able to call BA anytime
There is. So after my first leg I can call and upgrade my return from Y to J for another 7.5k points without any other charge?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5268 on: December 25, 2017, 07:38:50 AM »
If I booked a RT domestic ticket for 15k BA in Y and now want to upgrade one of the ways to J what's the best way to do that? Simple call to BA? If yes can I do that for the return flight after I already take the first leg  or only before?
1. there is a $35 change fee
2. officially after departure the ticket becomes non-changeable which is why @Dan says to book it as 2 one ways

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5269 on: December 25, 2017, 07:40:21 AM »
1. there is a $35 change fee
2. officially after departure the ticket becomes non-changeable which is why @Dan says to book it as 2 one ways
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5270 on: December 25, 2017, 08:26:49 PM »
1. there is a $35 change fee
2. officially after departure the ticket becomes non-changeable which is why @Dan says to book it as 2 one ways
They changed it for 7.5k and $55.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5271 on: January 07, 2018, 12:04:22 AM »
AA ticket bought with Avios. Flight was cancelled, I was rebooked automatically but did not fly. Do I need to call BA for a refund, or is it automatic?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5272 on: January 07, 2018, 12:55:42 PM »
AA ticket bought with Avios. Flight was cancelled, I was rebooked automatically but did not fly. Do I need to call BA for a refund, or is it automatic?
SO you were essentially a no show then?

You'll need to call and put up a good fight

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5273 on: January 07, 2018, 08:53:50 PM »
SO you were essentially a no show then?

You'll need to call and put up a good fight
Well his flight was canceled so he could play dumb...

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5274 on: January 08, 2018, 10:24:12 AM »
Well his flight was canceled so he could play dumb...
The flight that I purchased was cancelled. period.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5275 on: January 08, 2018, 08:01:09 PM »
The flight that I purchased was cancelled. period.
So what happened?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5276 on: January 08, 2018, 11:19:58 PM »
busy @ work.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5277 on: January 09, 2018, 03:14:02 AM »
busy @ work.
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