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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2012, 09:17:03 AM »
Can anyone help me , i am trying to buy 2 tickets to israel from ny using my BA miles but i remember Dan said something about buying it through AA with ba miles cuz they want 600 each for taxes on ba. Can anyone tell me how i could purchase the ticket through aa with my ba/avious miles?

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2012, 09:19:32 AM »
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.
No. Flight originating from North America have a $40 fee for Date/time changes as well as for Cancellations/Avios redeposits.

Can anyone help me , i am trying to buy 2 tickets to israel from ny using my BA miles but i remember Dan said something about buying it through AA with ba miles cuz they want 600 each for taxes on ba. Can anyone tell me how i could purchase the ticket through aa with my ba/avious miles?
Pretty sure it only works for domestic (where you otherwise couldn't use BA metal).

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2012, 09:29:12 AM »
@dealvr
I believe changes are free online, $40 over the phone.
Mocha is correct about cancellations though, AFAIK.

@eve
If you have BA miles, you need to use BA to book. There will be hefty fees to TLV. Sorry.
Dan was referring to using your BA miles to book western hemisphere travel flying AA.
For example, if you want to fly NYC-MIA, use your BA miles to book a flight on AA planes, but you need to book with BA regardless of if you end up flying BA or AA, because its BA miles. (There's no way to fly BA to MIA, I'm just giving an example)
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2012, 09:34:31 AM »
I believe changes are free online, $40 over the phone.
Incorrect. It would be $40+$25 If you did it over the phone.

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2012, 10:21:59 AM »
Thanks yosef - these avios miles to Israel are just about worth $400 OR LESS in other words. Too bad.

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2012, 09:18:31 PM »
if i booked a avios miles flight (flying with AA) who do i pay luggage to and how much is it?

i see it's not free..... :(


any way to get any medallion status on BA or AA? and which would technically help?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2012, 09:22:18 PM by WhyAich »
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2012, 09:21:34 PM »
AA
Standard price.
no.

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2012, 09:22:52 PM »
AA
Standard price.
no.


Thanks! revised my question a bit :)
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2012, 09:25:14 PM »
Business ExtrAA.

Either.

BTW, Medallion is a Delta unique term.

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2012, 09:26:59 PM »
Business ExtrAA.

Either.

BTW, Medallion is a Delta unique term.

thanks for the info...

can i book avios business extra?

also any way to get gold or whatever you call it on any of the airlines easily?
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2012, 02:15:19 AM »
Business ExtrAA.

Either.

BTW, Medallion is a Delta unique term.
Can I use an AA gc to pay for the luggage?

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2012, 06:27:43 AM »
What are the chances of Saaver availability opening up for an LAX-JFK flight in 7 weeks?

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2012, 11:00:48 PM »
thanks for the info...

can i book avios business extra?

also any way to get gold or whatever you call it on any of the airlines easily?
Business ExtrAA points can get you gold status on AA

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2012, 07:13:26 AM »
Need some advice.

I may be landing in JFK at 5:30 in the afternoon on Thursday, 3/22 (from TLV via Kiev), and would like to use my BA to book AA from LaGuardia to CLE leaving at 7:05. I don't intend on checking luggage. I will be flying back to NYC on the following Sunday.

Am I crazy to hope to get to the flight on time? If I book the ticket for Thursday evening and miss it, can I switch it to Friday for free, or will the $40 fee still apply?

Any other ideas of how to get to CLE using miles? Perhaps 2 one way tix on diff airlines.
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2012, 07:57:49 AM »
Need some advice.

I may be landing in JFK at 5:30 in the afternoon on Thursday, 3/22 (from Kiev), and would like to use my BA to book AA from LaGuardia to CLV leaving at 7:05. I don't intend on checking luggage. I will be flying back to NYC on the following Sunday.

Am I crazy to hope to get to the flight on time? If I book the ticket for Thursday evening and miss it, can I switch it to Friday for free, or will the $40 fee still apply?

Any other ideas of how to get to CLV using miles? Perhaps 2 one way tix on diff airlines.

You mean CLE?

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2012, 08:19:18 AM »
You mean CLE?

Yup, my bad, wrote in a hurry.
Edited the post

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2012, 01:02:13 AM »
What are the chances of Saaver availability opening up for an LAX-JFK flight in 7 weeks?

I found many times on AA that availability opened on Sunday mornings, even close to the flight date

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2012, 01:21:53 AM »
Need some advice.

I may be landing in JFK at 5:30 in the afternoon on Thursday, 3/22 (from TLV via Kiev), and would like to use my BA to book AA from LaGuardia to CLE leaving at 7:05. I don't intend on checking luggage. I will be flying back to NYC on the following Sunday.

Am I crazy to hope to get to the flight on time? If I book the ticket for Thursday evening and miss it, can I switch it to Friday for free, or will the $40 fee still apply?

Any other ideas of how to get to CLE using miles? Perhaps 2 one way tix on diff airlines.
I would think its crazy to land, transfer airports, and board within a hour in a half. Let alone rush hour.

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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2012, 01:30:28 AM »
I would think its crazy to land, transfer airports, and board within a hour in a half. Let alone rush hour.
I just missed a UA ewr-dfw, it was completely my fault, and they let me right on the next flight without paying anythin. AA def will as long as there's any availability as they have free same day changes, so you can even change before you take off at Kiev
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Re: AA redemption thru BA...??
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2012, 01:35:55 AM »
I would think its crazy to land, transfer airports, and board within a hour in a half. Let alone rush hour.
crazy would be an understatement. Airtran does not have anything?