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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 #5310 on: February 15, 2018, 01:09:48 PM »
Booked on BA, trying to change FF# on finnair.  It seemed to change on Finnair but AA still shows the BA number on the reservation!?!?  It used to work.  Did something change? 

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5311 on: February 15, 2018, 02:42:10 PM »
Just did it a week ago.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5312 on: February 15, 2018, 03:00:40 PM »
Got a refund for a flight that was delayed by a few hours that wasn't taken and was never cancelled with BA.
Refunded outbound and inbound on separate PNR.

Took a few transfers, but fairly painless.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5313 on: February 15, 2018, 04:57:03 PM »
Any of the AA CC's that have an AF.
Even Citi gold?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5314 on: February 17, 2018, 09:25:45 PM »
Just did it a week ago.
The online online application has changed at some point.  When I retrieve the booking on Finnair it still shows the BA # on the top level, when i drill down to 'Update Details' it shows the AA#.  When I go to the AA site the BA# still shows on the reservation, :(

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5315 on: February 17, 2018, 11:31:04 PM »
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5316 on: February 25, 2018, 11:13:21 AM »
Can a Precheck # be added to an AA Avios ticket (after booking)? Thanks.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5317 on: February 25, 2018, 11:30:37 AM »
Can a Precheck # be added to an AA Avios ticket (after booking)? Thanks.
Yes. Call up AA or add at the airport
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5318 on: February 25, 2018, 02:23:55 PM »
booked a flight using Avios through british flying on AA (NY-FLorida)...They changed the flight time and made it about 2 hours later..I called british to see if  i can be switched to an earlier flight but they cant do anything since AA hasent released rewards on other flights..I call AA, and they cant help bc i booked it through british..I have HUCA atleast 4 times..  I tweeted AA and they suggested I have a british rep. call aa while im on hold and they can likely accomodate this change, but  i havent been able to get a rep. to call AA..any suggestions?  Im so flexibile, even willing to fly into other airports

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5319 on: February 27, 2018, 11:23:53 AM »
Update- I officially give up...British will not accomodate me and call AA to put me on a different flight. British rules says 120 min+ change in time must occur, my flight is 110 min. 'If we make an exception for you we wil lhave to make an exception for everyone".   I dont get what the big deal is having a british rep. call AA and put me on a another flight. AA is willing to do so, but only after speaking with a british rep, who wont pick up the phone...This is what sucks about booking partners

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5320 on: February 27, 2018, 12:11:51 PM »
you needed to call one, and then conference in the other. But since there was no award availability...Good Luck!
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5321 on: March 01, 2018, 09:25:17 AM »
Does anyone here have a confirmed report of shopping at the ba store keeping your avois alive, meaning extending the expiration?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5322 on: March 02, 2018, 04:06:43 PM »
Yes. Call up AA or add at the airport
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5323 on: March 02, 2018, 04:16:41 PM »
Can a Precheck # be added to an AA Avios ticket (after booking)? Thanks.
It looks like it can be added here: https://www.aa.com/loyalty/profile/information
Would that would help for an existing booking?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5324 on: March 05, 2018, 07:57:27 AM »
Easiest way to extend life of Avios points?