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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2011, 01:59:37 AM »
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2011, 02:20:51 AM »
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2012, 09:35:15 PM »
i seem to have this problem alot. there is super saver availability on aa but nothing for a weeks on ba.
for example, im looking to fly business from NYC to HNL leaving on 8/19 and returning 8/28 . tons of Business/First MileSAAver* available but nothing on BA. suggestions?
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 09:50:01 AM »

OT: I just booked BOG-MIA, and MIA-NYC in two different booking as they are different classes, called BA to combine the renovation and they said they can't combine a online reservation - "you Should have called us!" She tells me.

My question is:

1. Is she right?
2. If she is, what are my chances that they will not be willing to combine it when checking in before the light?

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 01:16:59 PM »
Reservations cant be combined after booking, why do you to "combine" them anyway?
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2012, 01:40:23 PM »
Reservations cant be combined after booking, why do you to "combine" them anyway?

Is it not helpful to have one reservation so you can check your bags all the way through? 

If your answer is that you can still do it by showing both reservations at check-in, does this work if you are flying different airlines (within or without the same alliance)?  E.g., if I flew SAN-DFW on AA, and then DFW to ORD on UA could I have the AA agent in SAN check my bags all the way through to ORD? 

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2012, 01:45:08 PM »
If your answer is that you can still do it by showing both reservations at check-in, does this work if you are flying different airlines (within or without the same alliance)
Yes, all major carriers interline baggage.  No big deal.
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2012, 01:48:07 PM »
Reservations cant be combined after booking, why do you to "combine" them anyway?

Is it not helpful to have one reservation so you can check your bags all the way through? 


Indeed that was my concern, thanks for reassuring me!

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2012, 01:49:19 PM »
Yes, all major carriers interline baggage.  No big deal.

Thanks, one more question on this topic...

If you miss a connection with separate reservations will they help you get to your destination or are you out of luck?  Any difference if same airline, same alliance or different alliances?  E.g., (i) SAN-IAH on CO, then separate reservation for IAH to CLE on CO, or (ii) SAN-DFW on AA and DFW-ORD on UA. 

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2012, 01:56:37 PM »
Thanks, one more question on this topic...

If you miss a connection with separate reservations will they help you get to your destination or are you out of luck?  Any difference if same airline, same alliance or different alliances?  E.g., (i) SAN-IAH on CO, then separate reservation for IAH to CLE on CO, or (ii) SAN-DFW on AA and DFW-ORD on UA. 
YMMV
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2012, 01:58:34 PM »
YMMV

This applies to one airline too? (AA in this case)

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2012, 02:01:00 PM »
i seem to have this problem alot. there is super saver availability on aa but nothing for a weeks on ba.
for example, im looking to fly business from NYC to HNL leaving on 8/19 and returning 8/28 . tons of Business/First MileSAAver* available but nothing on BA. suggestions?
thanks
BA considers most AA business class, including all flights to Hawaii, to be first class.  AA also does not fly NYC-HNL nonstop, which makes that a bad use of miles.
NYC-LAX-HNL is 50K BA miles in coach and 150K BA miles in business/first.
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2012, 03:13:10 PM »
BA considers most AA business class, including all flights to Hawaii, to be first class.  AA also does not fly NYC-HNL nonstop, which makes that a bad use of miles.
NYC-LAX-HNL is 50K BA miles in coach and 150K BA miles in business/first.

thanks for the response. are you telling me the going rate for RT to HNL or did you actually see availability for the dates i posted?
Also if BA miles (which i find useless in most cases) is not a good use of BA miles, then what is the best recomendation to get to HNL from NY? i thought you always said that we should use BA/AA miles for hawaii bec they kinda consider it domestic? maybe a new master thread, like the one you made for israel, would answer alot of people's questions
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2012, 03:20:29 PM »
BA is now only good for nonstop domestic flights, so no good from NYC-HNL, but great for LAX-HNL. 
All the domestic carriers will be about the same to HI, no need for a master thread.
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2012, 11:50:38 AM »
I just flew form YYZ to LGA on AA metal booked through BA using 4500 avios points. My boarding pass printed with priority access. I've been told this has been happening to other as well.
Can anyone verify or explain?
Has this been mentioned in the forums before? I did some reading but didn't see it.
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2012, 09:07:00 PM »
I also heard that BA redemptions on AA have Priority Access, my question is what benefits can I get for it?  Can I pass security on business class line?? Can I check in suitcases for free???

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2012, 09:18:41 PM »
I also heard that BA redemptions on AA have Priority Access, my question is what benefits can I get for it?  Can I pass security on business class line?? Can I check in suitcases for free???
Priority security. Must pay for bags.
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2012, 11:27:47 PM »
Can you book an AA Ticket via BA executive club  online or is there a 24 hour reservation number from us/can?

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2012, 08:47:54 AM »
Can you book an AA Ticket via BA executive club  online or is there a 24 hour reservation number from us/can?
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2012, 01:03:04 PM »
Not sure if this has been discussed before, do flights booked with Avios on AA have the same policies re reg AA award travel re change fees?
I.e. no change fees.
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