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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #620 on: November 27, 2013, 11:00:06 PM »
I booked my family on an AA flight with my Avios and paid the tax with my Sapphire card. CSR said that the baggage fee will not be waived bec. I didn't pay tax with a Citi AA card. One person on my reservation is a Citi Platinum Advantage card holder will all pple on the reservation have their baggage fee waived if I put in the FF#?

Which CSR said that? BA, AA, Citi or Chase? Either way, he/she is wrong. If you have a Citi Platinum AA, so long as you put the same AA number that is on your Citi account on the reservation under your name with AA than you will have the free bag for you and your companions booked on the same reservation.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #621 on: December 01, 2013, 06:56:45 PM »
Which CSR said that? BA, AA, Citi or Chase? Either way, he/she is wrong. If you have a Citi Platinum AA, so long as you put the same AA number that is on your Citi account on the reservation under your name with AA than you will have the free bag for you and your companions booked on the same reservation.
it was an AA Rep. Up to how many companions get their first bag free?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: December 01, 2013, 07:11:13 PM »
it was an AA Rep. Up to how many companions get their first bag free?
They are full of ____. They always try to find excuses.
http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp
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For benefit to apply, the Citi® / AAdvantage® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel AND, reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® number 7 days prior to air travel. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled. Eligible Citi® / AAdvantage® primary cardmembers may check one bag free of charge when traveling to domestic destinations on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., Republic Airline Inc., or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. These benefits will not be available for travel on codeshare flights booked with an AA flight number but operated by another airline. For the Citi® / AAdvantage® card, up to four customers traveling with the eligible primary cardmember will also get their first checked bag free of charge if they are listed in the same reservation. Waiver does not apply to overweight or oversized bags. This benefit cannot be combined with any existing AAdvantage® elite program benefits, including any waiver of baggage charges. Please see aa.com for baggage weight and size restrictions. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. Applicable terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #623 on: December 02, 2013, 11:13:14 PM »
It could be this question was answered, I'm trying to fly to Cleveland Feb 5th, and there is only one flight available and it's business class, it sounds funny top me we are 2 months from there and there are no direct flights available

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: December 03, 2013, 03:01:59 AM »
It could be this question was answered, I'm trying to fly to Cleveland Feb 5th, and there is only one flight available and it's business class, it sounds funny top me we are 2 months from there and there are no direct flights available
What's the question exactly?
Award availability is a funny thing.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #625 on: December 03, 2013, 11:19:03 AM »
At what point does it error out?
jan 1 NYC-TLV shows available on AA but they told over the phone its not available and BA also told me no seats   

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #626 on: December 03, 2013, 11:22:18 AM »
jan 1 NYC-TLV shows available on AA but they told over the phone its not available and BA also told me no seats

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #627 on: December 03, 2013, 11:23:55 AM »
Did you try searching segment by segment?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #628 on: December 03, 2013, 11:25:27 AM »
Did you try searching segment by segment?
yes and i called them too AA and BA

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #629 on: December 03, 2013, 11:27:36 AM »
Did you try searching segment by segment?
AA agent told me now they have some errors and aa.com dont show right availability, i was on a call with advantage agent and aa.com support and they told me he is going now to remove air berlin from online for now 

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #630 on: December 03, 2013, 12:15:15 PM »
AA agent told me now they have some errors and aa.com dont show right availability, i was on a call with advantage agent and aa.com support and they told me he is going now to remove air berlin from online for now
Use QF to search AB.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: December 04, 2013, 11:46:45 AM »
If aa shows availability but not ba do i have to call?

How many Avios would it be tlv-txl-mia
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #632 on: December 04, 2013, 12:01:42 PM »
If aa shows availability but not ba do i have to call?

How many Avios would it be tlv-txl-mia
AA has phantom AB space.
Search QF instead.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #633 on: December 04, 2013, 12:46:05 PM »

AA has phantom AB space.
Search QF instead.

Thanks. How many avios would it be though?
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Help with booking PHI-ORD and BWI-ORD using Avios
« Reply #634 on: December 12, 2013, 06:43:00 PM »
Hello everyone,

I have tried booking BWI – ORD using avios and I find absolutely nothing. When I try booking on BA normally (without using avios), it returns with an error on the top of the page stating “British Airways does not have traffic rights to operate directly between these two cities.” Same thing with Philidelphia-ORD bookings. Is there anyway to book these flights using avios?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Help with booking PHI-ORD and BWI-ORD using Avios
« Reply #635 on: December 13, 2013, 05:24:47 AM »
Hello everyone,

I have tried booking BWI – ORD using avios and I find absolutely nothing. When I try booking on BA normally (without using avios), it returns with an error on the top of the page stating “British Airways does not have traffic rights to operate directly between these two cities.” Same thing with Philidelphia-ORD bookings. Is there anyway to book these flights using avios?

Thanks in advance,
Have you been looking only at BA's website, or checking AA's website as well?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #636 on: January 07, 2014, 04:32:06 PM »
Do I need an account or miles to search QF or both?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #637 on: January 07, 2014, 04:35:37 PM »
Do I need an account or miles to search QF or both?
Account.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #638 on: January 10, 2014, 02:21:24 AM »
It seems that the avios search engine is really buggy. When searching for an AA flight which is definitely available as confirmed on the AA site it didn't show up on BA because it's later in the day. BA in its search results only gives me about the first eight flights and didn't show the later ones. It seems like a bug in the system that it's missing a "next" button to search later flights.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #639 on: January 10, 2014, 02:26:24 AM »
It seems that the avios search engine is really buggy. When searching for an AA flight which is definitely available as confirmed on the AA site it didn't show up on BA because it's later in the day. BA in its search results only gives me about the first eight flights and didn't show the later ones. It seems like a bug in the system that it's missing a "next" button to search later flights.
You need to play with the codes like NYC/LGA/JFK and keep trying again. If that all fails, PUTPAC.