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Availability using Avios through BA to Book Domestic tickets on AA
« Reply #240 on: August 08, 2012, 05:26:57 PM »
I have looked a bunch of routes and it seems like availability is always scarce online when using Avios through BA to Book Domestic tickets on AA.  I am I better off calling BA?  It seems like even if the availability shows for a saver ticket on AA that it may not show on BA's site.  Has anyone else had similar experiences?

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Re: Availability using Avios through BA to Book Domestic tickets on AA
« Reply #241 on: August 08, 2012, 05:51:15 PM »
If your searching a ticket that has a stopover it may not show up on BA. Additionally, if you haven't noticed yet BA doesn't have the best search engine, nonetheless if its available on AA.com you should be able to book it over the phone with BA if it doesn't appear online. It seems like a few of these topics exist already can someone consolidate them?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: August 19, 2012, 06:54:14 PM »
Can anyone help me find availability for next week from cle- lga
Either Monday eve or Tuesday 5:30 am flight
And return on Thursday eve later then 2:20?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: August 19, 2012, 07:35:22 PM »
Tuesday 5:30 am flight
The 5:30 flight is canceled.

How exactly should someone help? If you see it on aa.com you can book it with BA, if not, not.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: August 19, 2012, 07:41:25 PM »
The 5:30 flight is canceled.

How exactly should someone help? If you see it on aa.com you can book it with BA, if not, not.
OK I'll check. Thanx

The 5:30 am is cancelled for good or only that day?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: August 19, 2012, 07:51:33 PM »
How exactly should someone help? If you see it on aa.com you can book it with BA, if not, not.
Ok I see on Monday the 26th a flight on aa for 4:30 pm and not on ba. How can I book it?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: August 19, 2012, 07:52:39 PM »
Ok I see on Monday the 26th a flight on aa for 4:30 pm and not on ba. How can I book it?
26th is not a monday so what day u talking abt

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: August 19, 2012, 08:23:49 PM »
Ok I see on Monday the 26th a flight on aa for 4:30 pm and not on ba. How can I book it?
call BA (or ask s/o in the US to call them for you)

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: August 20, 2012, 12:06:09 AM »
26th is not a monday so what day u talking abt
Sorry I meant 27 th

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: August 20, 2012, 12:08:49 AM »
Sorry I meant 27 th
I only see the 7:45am on aa.com for cle-lga.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: August 20, 2012, 12:18:07 AM »
I only see the 7:45am on aa.com for cle-lga.
Well in my phone browser its giving me an option to buy a few flights on the 27th thru aa.com.
Idk if that's called availability  but I think so.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: August 20, 2012, 12:22:44 AM »
Well in my phone browser its giving me an option to buy a few flights on the 27th thru aa.com.
Idk if that's called availability  but I think so.

You have a lot to learn my young padawan.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: August 20, 2012, 12:27:17 AM »
You have a lot to learn my young padawan.
I guess so ;)
I can't do much research now anyway cuz I'm on the go and not much internet..Thanx anyway

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: August 20, 2012, 12:31:19 AM »
Well in my phone browser its giving me an option to buy a few flights on the 27th thru aa.com.
Idk if that's called availability  but I think so.

In order to book AA flights via BA miles it has to be available as an AA SAAver award (not standard awar, and not paid).
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: August 20, 2012, 12:32:38 AM »
In order to book AA flights via BA miles it has to be available as an AA SAAver award (not standard awar, and not paid).
Woops...forgot :)

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: August 23, 2012, 12:39:05 PM »
Does AA ever open up seats closer to the travel date? When is the best time to check? Is it worth waiting? Anyone with experience?

p.s. you dont need to answer all ;)
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: August 23, 2012, 12:54:23 PM »
Does AA ever open up seats closer to the travel date? When is the best time to check? Is it worth waiting? Anyone with experience?

p.s. you dont need to answer all ;)
Of course.
After 11:59pm local time (when holds expire) or any other time (that someone can cancel or revenue management decides to open up seats).
Yes, as long as the flight isn't close to a sell out.  And even if it is it is very likely to open on the day of the flight.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: August 23, 2012, 12:58:31 PM »
not sure if this is always true, but I have been looking on the BA website for Avios availability on 9/27, and it opened up yesterday (about 35 days before the flight)

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: August 23, 2012, 01:01:29 PM »
Of course.
After 11:59pm local time (when holds expire) or any other time (that someone can cancel or revenue management decides to open up seats).
Yes, as long as the flight isn't close to a sell out.  And even if it is it is very likely to open on the day of the flight.
Thanks. Even if Im looking for 2 seats?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: August 23, 2012, 11:58:06 PM »
Does AA ever open up seats closer to the travel date? When is the best time to check? Is it worth waiting? Anyone with experience?

p.s. you dont need to answer all ;)

If you are asking about booking an aa flight on ba,  some times there are aa flights that show up later on ba but  there are also aa flights that care available on aa.com but not ba.com.  sometimes if you call up ba they will give you the flight but there have been times ive called and was told the flight was unavailable.