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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 #5400 on: August 13, 2018, 12:39:33 AM »
If your hurry is about keeping Avios alive, I think they post retroactive to the shopping date, so they bring your avios back to life.
I've tried countless times and was never successful not even one order.

seeing this when i try to book for someone else

Due to restriction on ba.com, you must be a passenger to make this booking with Avios.

To make this booking for someone else, please contact yourlocal Executive Club service center.


calling has me on hold forever, anyway around this?
Is it a household account?
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5401 on: August 13, 2018, 01:12:13 AM »
I've tried countless times and was never successful not even one order.

Glad to know differently. Some types do.  AA, for example.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5402 on: August 13, 2018, 01:18:15 AM »
Glad to know differently. Some types do.  AA, for example.
I've always tried with shopping like amazon,walmart,bestbuy.
  But yes when taking a flight with aa and would put my ba ffn in it would extend my expiration date for another 36mnths and always work for avios while shopping I have no success.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5403 on: August 13, 2018, 06:16:28 AM »
Is it a household account?

No.
It seems to be a restriction since I didn't earn the points through flights. Finally I got through to BA who booked it.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5404 on: August 13, 2018, 02:27:49 PM »
this may be a silly question but do avios AA flights count as segments for AA status?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5405 on: August 13, 2018, 02:37:18 PM »
this may be a silly question but do avios AA flights count as segments for AA status?
they do not. Only paid flights count

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5406 on: August 13, 2018, 06:11:09 PM »
they do not. Only paid flights count
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5407 on: August 16, 2018, 04:42:47 PM »
seeing this when i try to book for someone else

Due to restriction on ba.com, you must be a passenger to make this booking with Avios.

To make this booking for someone else, please contact yourlocal Executive Club service center.


calling has me on hold forever, anyway around this?

Same-wondering if you can no longer book for others online?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5408 on: August 27, 2018, 09:22:00 AM »
Really hard to get through to BA sometimes. Usually get through using the Executive Club Silver number ( sry dont know the number off hand) You can also try calling a foreign BA number.

I think, you can try creating an account for them and them and add them as Family and Friends in your account.
Once they are in your account you can then add a passenger, but once your finished doing that that just wait on hold with BA....

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5409 on: August 27, 2018, 03:57:50 PM »
"Due to heavy call volume, your call cannot be completed at this time. Please call again later." From the US call center.
Any suggestions?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5410 on: August 27, 2018, 04:42:18 PM »
"Due to heavy call volume, your call cannot be completed at this time. Please call again later." From the US call center.
Any suggestions?
call a different call center

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5411 on: August 27, 2018, 04:57:51 PM »
call a different call center
They're all closed at this hour. But anyhow, I got through after a few tries BH. Thanks for your help.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5412 on: August 28, 2018, 08:21:33 AM »
call a different call center

On one of the US numbers I've gotten that message for months and even when I ve called at like 1 in the morning.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5413 on: September 16, 2018, 01:06:37 PM »
Trying to book for someone else using my avios but theres no option to remove my executive number and name... and i get the following message:

Why can't I change these details?
Due to restriction on ba.com, you must be a passenger to make this booking with Avios.

To make this booking for someone else, please contact yourlocal Executive Club service center.

is this something new? i was able to make a booking last week by changing the information.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5414 on: September 16, 2018, 09:06:37 PM »
Trying to book for someone else using my avios but theres no option to remove my executive number and name... and i get the following message:

Why can't I change these details?
Due to restriction on ba.com, you must be a passenger to make this booking with Avios.

To make this booking for someone else, please contact yourlocal Executive Club service center.

is this something new? i was able to make a booking last week by changing the information.
You should be able to no problem as long as your account is not a household account which would then restrict you from booking for passengers which do not reside in your household but if you have an account which is not connected to any others you should have no problem booking for another passenger, if you do have a problem call up ba.com and have it booked over the phone and tell them that it wasn't bookable online so can you please waive the phone booking fee.
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