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BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 01:32:10 PM »
It seems like whenever there's is a BA flight available, BA.com won't show any other options with partner airlines, even if the other airlines have seats available.
Any tricks to be able to redeem BA miles on non-BA flights in this case?
Called them and they said they don't see any other airlines either...
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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 01:34:08 PM »
Please post an example.
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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 01:54:17 PM »
JFK-ZRH Mar 28
ZRH-JFK Apr 17
Both available on AA.com for 20K but BA doesn't show it.

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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 02:11:23 PM »
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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 02:14:08 PM »
How did you do it?
It doesn't show that option by me. Is there anywhere where I need to include partners or something?

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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 02:15:32 PM »
Search 04/10-04/15, include partners, then work back to your dates.
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Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 02:17:27 PM »
Search 04/10-04/15, include partners, then work back to your dates.
Did you randomly just choose those dates or what?
I know there are glitches on BA. does choosing specific dates help? Or just not your dates ad then search 7 days later?
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Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 02:20:49 PM »
JFK-ZRH Mar 28
ZRH-JFK Apr 17
Both available on AA.com for 20K but BA doesn't show it.

Is this per passenger? 40,000 + $600?
You can buy direct for $789....
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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 02:26:46 PM »
Did you randomly just choose those dates or what?
I know there are glitches on BA. does choosing specific dates help? Or just not your dates ad then search 7 days later?
You need to find dates without BA availability and then work backwards.
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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 02:27:18 PM »
Search 04/10-04/15, include partners, then work back to your dates.
Interesting.
So let me see if I get this right: The guidelines are to first find a date where BA doesn't have availability and only then the partner results will show. Is that correct?

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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 02:27:52 PM »
You need to find dates without BA availability and then work backwards.
Interesting.
So let me see if I get this right: The guidelines are to first find a date where BA doesn't have availability and only then the partner results will show. Is that correct?
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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 02:28:27 PM »
Is this per passenger? 40,000 + $600?
You can buy direct for $789....
Indeed, using BA miles for a TATL flight (in coach at least) is a losing proposition.
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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 02:30:17 PM »
Indeed, using BA miles for a TATL flight is a losing proposition.
I know, was just bringing an example.

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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 02:30:55 PM »
Indeed, using BA miles for a TATL flight is a losing proposition.

...in coach.

In J of F, its a bit less terrible, especially given the availability.
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Re: Finding award availability on BA.com for non-BA flights
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 02:31:32 PM »
...in coach.

In J of F, its a bit less terrible, especially given the availability.
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