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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: October 17, 2012, 08:46:26 PM »
Search for the tickets separately and book separately (costs the sale as booking together). Not all stopovers appear on ba.com

A ticket like this you will probably get more value using aa, at least on the return
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No award on BA but plenty on AA?!!
« Reply #281 on: October 17, 2012, 11:09:34 PM »
How do I get BA to honor the award availability from AA. Yes it is the supersaver fares.

I called BA and they said, we are BA not AA. We cant do anything about that.

Any help please>>>

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Re: No award on BA but plenty on AA?!!
« Reply #282 on: October 17, 2012, 11:20:01 PM »
dates?
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Re: No award on BA but plenty on AA?!!
« Reply #283 on: October 17, 2012, 11:25:05 PM »
dec2-6

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Re: No award on BA but plenty on AA?!!
« Reply #284 on: October 17, 2012, 11:26:00 PM »
dec2-6
Where are you going? What flights do you not see...
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Re: No award on BA but plenty on AA?!!
« Reply #285 on: October 17, 2012, 11:27:12 PM »
dec2-6 jfk to mia

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: October 17, 2012, 11:43:52 PM »
dec2-6 jfk to mia
There are no flights on aa from jfk-mia on dec 2, only lga and ewr to mia of jfk-fll
aa.com will include close airports, ba will not (unless you search nyc instead of jfk, then the flights you are looking for do come up)
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: October 18, 2012, 12:04:53 AM »
wow. thank you for that!

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: October 19, 2012, 12:14:00 PM »
Looking to fly from JFK to YUL on Wednesday Oct 24 and returning the next day on the 25th. AA has Super Saver flight availability with about 18 seats on the plane (~35%) still empty for the 4:00 PM flight, but for some reason BA doesn't show this flight as available even though they show 2 other flights the same day with 7 award seats each still available out of the remaining 10 seats left on the plane. I called BA to try to get on this flight (as that as what Dan told me to do in one of the comments of dansdeals.com) but they said there is no way they can get me onto the flight if AA has not made the seats available to them. Calling AA to make more seats available to BA also appears to be fruitless. I know I can fly from LGA on the 4:30 flight but I would much rather fly from JFK. Please help!

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: October 19, 2012, 12:16:30 PM »
There is no saver availability on aa.com for that flight
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: October 19, 2012, 03:41:02 PM »
Looking to fly from JFK to YUL on Wednesday Oct 24 and returning the next day on the 25th. AA has Super Saver flight availability with about 18 seats on the plane (~35%) still empty for the 4:00 PM flight, but for some reason BA doesn't show this flight as available

There is no saver availability on aa.com for that flight

Indeed, there is no [Standard] Award Availability on that flight:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.7.R3/Diamond - Amadeus: Awards/OneWorld/AU-QFA-SP1]
Code: [Select]
NYC  New York Metro NY US = JFK LGA
YUL  Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau/Dorval QC CA [CYUL]
WED  24 Oct 2012 | 1 Seat

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive         St  Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------
AA         4516    LGA   08:05     YUL   09:35          0   YS+
AA         4508    JFK   09:25     YUL   10:55          0   YS+
AA         4501    LGA   10:45     YUL   12:15          0   YS+
AA         4408    LGA   16:30     YUL   18:00          0   YS+
AA         4541    LGA   20:50     YUL   22:15          0   YS+
AA         4463    JFK   21:30     YUL   22:55          0   YS+

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Re: British Airways and avios
« Reply #291 on: October 24, 2012, 09:09:03 PM »
Has anyone had trouble booking a short haul flight on BA's website for an AA flight. I keep on getting an error. I tried LGA - CLT in and out on 11/1

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Re: Re: British Airways and avios
« Reply #292 on: October 24, 2012, 10:09:44 PM »
Has anyone had trouble booking a short haul flight on BA's website for an AA flight. I keep on getting an error. I tried LGA - CLT in and out on 11/1
I've had lots of trouble since there's no availability. They told me that only a portion of the sAAver flights are actually available for BA to use. Is that true?

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Re: Re: British Airways and avios
« Reply #293 on: October 24, 2012, 10:21:40 PM »
Has anyone had trouble booking a short haul flight on BA's website for an AA flight. I keep on getting an error. I tried LGA - CLT in and out on 11/1
AA has no nonstops CLT-LGA on 11/01 after 5:50am.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: October 24, 2012, 10:22:31 PM »
I've had lots of trouble since there's no availability. They told me that only a portion of the sAAver flights are actually available for BA to use. Is that true?
9/10 times it's a PEBKAC error.
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Re: Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: October 25, 2012, 12:17:37 AM »
999/1000 times it's a PEBKAC error.
FTFY
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: November 02, 2012, 12:09:37 PM »
I checked BA for yul-tlv 12-4/12-11 got nothing. AA has yul-lga-jfk-txl-tlv for dec4, & returning tlv-txl-jfk-lga-yul

How do I get BA to honor the award availability from AA. Yes it is the MileSAAver fares.

I called BA and they said, we are BA not AA. We cant do anything about that.




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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: November 02, 2012, 12:33:38 PM »
You need to book every leg separately.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: November 04, 2012, 12:27:15 PM »
It seems that from Cle - jfk there's lots of availability this week. Usually it's sold out really quickly

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: November 05, 2012, 01:36:59 PM »
FYI, it appears that BA doesn't charge YQ on Niki for their TLV route.
Total cost came out to $68 + 18k miles, quite a decent deal IMNTBHO.
I ended up booking a revenue tik to Vienna instead since the cost was around $250 under, but if you can't snag that, then...

Also, I don't know if it's been posted, but here's a good Avios calculator showing many possible routings along with the Avios cost. I can't vouch for it's accuracy though.

http://www.wandr.me/Avios-Calculator.aspx