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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 #1245 on: February 02, 2014, 05:23:37 PM »
what do i do if i need to book 9 tickets and it always only shows 7?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1246 on: February 02, 2014, 05:29:12 PM »
Book 7 then book 2 more. There are usually avail more then 7, you can allways cancel within 24 hours of booking (before 24 hours of dept.)
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1247 on: February 02, 2014, 05:30:09 PM »
Is it free to transfer avios from one account to another?
Non family and not a total account merge

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1248 on: February 02, 2014, 05:30:59 PM »
what do i do if i need to book 9 tickets and it always only shows 7?
Book 7, pay for 2?
Book 7, wait to see if 2 more open up?
If this is domestic, if you cancel you only lose the taxes, which is cheap.


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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1249 on: February 02, 2014, 05:33:55 PM »
Is it free to transfer avios from one account to another?
Non family and not a total account merge
No. Make the ticket from the other account. 
If there's not enough points in 1 account to make a ticket, they let you buy points at a rate of 1.3 cents each (usually) which is not bad.  (caution, those points are non-refundable after booking)

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1250 on: February 02, 2014, 05:40:20 PM »
No. Make the ticket from the other account. 
If there's not enough points in 1 account to make a ticket, they let you buy points at a rate of 1.3 cents each (usually) which is not bad.  (caution, those points are non-refundable after booking)
that's not an option, I "owe" someone miles and need to pay him back and he's not buying a ticket now.
Ba officially charges $170 to transfer so im looking for another way around

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1251 on: February 02, 2014, 05:41:05 PM »
Thank you all for ur responses. Points are not the issue. just its 2 parents and 7 kids and it would be best to have them flying all together.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1252 on: February 02, 2014, 05:46:27 PM »

Thank you all for ur responses. Points are not the issue. just its 2 parents and 7 kids and it would be best to have them flying all together.
So book 1 adult & 6 kids on first booking, and 1 adult + 1 kid on second booking

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1253 on: February 02, 2014, 05:50:08 PM »
So book 1 adult & 6 kids on first booking, and 1 adult + 1 kid on second booking
assuming there will still be tickets there after i use the 1st 7.

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1254 on: February 02, 2014, 05:54:03 PM »

assuming there will still be tickets there after i use the 1st 7.
IME there likely will be. Good luck!

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1255 on: February 02, 2014, 06:26:07 PM »
IME there likely will be. Good luck!
+1. Usually the case when saying "7 awards avail"
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1256 on: February 02, 2014, 09:39:13 PM »
+1. Usually the case when saying "7 awards avail"
I think "7 award seats avail"  means more than that. 
Do the first 7 (leave off 1 adult and 1 kid) and see if another 2 seats open up.
If they do, you can join the 2 reservations together later.

If he calls BA, will they be able to access more than 7 seats at once?

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1257 on: February 02, 2014, 09:42:40 PM »
I think "7 award seats avail"  means more than that. 
Do the first 7 (leave off 1 adult and 1 kid) and see if another 2 seats open up.
If they do, you can join the 2 reservations together later.

If he calls BA, will they be able to access more than 7 seats at once?
I do it all the time. First book then then another 2 or more.
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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1258 on: February 03, 2014, 12:45:47 AM »
I booked an Avois award which I don't need, but couldn't cancel without the $40 fee. So I just waited, and the sckd changes rolled in, and then canceled for free

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Re: BA Avios question(s)
« Reply #1259 on: February 03, 2014, 01:15:57 AM »
Does BA let you borrow avios?