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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 #5490 on: April 04, 2019, 02:53:31 PM »
trying to book with Avios, errors out as "Error   There was a problem with your request, please try again later."

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5491 on: April 04, 2019, 03:58:00 PM »
trying to book with Avios, errors out as "Error   There was a problem with your request, please try again later."
Called last night, seemed to be no problem.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5492 on: April 04, 2019, 10:19:45 PM »
I'm also still getting Error message.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5493 on: April 05, 2019, 09:36:00 AM »
It looks like verifying availability and then calling in (before trying to proceed to booking) is working for most people at the moment. 

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5494 on: April 05, 2019, 10:02:52 AM »
today online is some what better, (one route worked, another didn't)
over the phone (yesterday and today), they were able to find everything and book it, of course they waived the phone booking fee

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5495 on: April 05, 2019, 11:59:51 AM »
any way to book yul-nyc on ba awards its saying they don't operate between these two cities
i have done it in the past anything changed?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5496 on: April 05, 2019, 12:34:11 PM »
Did you make sure you were using "Standard Avios Search" and not "Reward Flight Finder" for your search?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5497 on: April 05, 2019, 12:39:23 PM »
any way to book yul-nyc on ba awards its saying they don't operate between these two cities
i have done it in the past anything changed?

The system has technical issues today. they can find it over the phone.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5498 on: April 05, 2019, 12:57:19 PM »
The system has technical issues today. they can find it over the phone.
thank u!

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5499 on: April 05, 2019, 12:57:37 PM »
Did you make sure you were using "Standard Avios Search" and not "Reward Flight Finder" for your search?
where do i find that?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5500 on: April 05, 2019, 01:21:16 PM »
Those two search options are under “reward flights” on the BA app.  On the website, make sure to only search for flights once you’ve gone to your executive club account, and have clicked “book with avios” to make sure you’re in the correct search function.  Best of luck to you!

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5501 on: April 09, 2019, 07:43:22 PM »
can the ba companion pass be used with a cash booking on economy paying just the fuel surcharges and taxes on another ticket? or can it only be used when booking with avios? and how many avios would it be business/first to israel round trip?thanks in advance

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5502 on: April 15, 2019, 06:21:53 PM »
is there a chance that the lhr to tlv ba flight  the night  before shavous would open up avios availalbiity?  I should just constantly keep checking? or is it  most likely pointless. and can I just check aa.com for saver award?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5503 on: April 16, 2019, 09:07:08 AM »
Extremely unlikely.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #5504 on: April 22, 2019, 05:02:06 PM »
Seems like you now have to call them to get the miles back. @zow can you shed some more light on this.

Anyone have more recent experience with this? Do you still have to call to get miles reinstate after cancellation?