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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #700 on: April 18, 2014, 02:50:34 PM »
Thanks, I'll keep trying. I gather the availability on aa.com is generally more trustworthy than ba.com?
Any reason to check the latter?

Availability should be the same, AA is easier to see

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #701 on: April 19, 2014, 06:44:51 PM »
IME aa often has better available and u have to PUTPAC ba to book. Also look for exact route i e jfk-ord as apposed to nyc-chi

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #702 on: April 19, 2014, 11:28:03 PM »

IME aa often has better available and u have to PUTPAC ba to book. Also look for exact route i e jfk-ord as apposed to nyc-chi

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #703 on: May 29, 2014, 04:37:17 PM »
i see 6 seat available on aa.com, milesaver direct
lax - jfk
6/11 - 6/16

BA doesn't show any availability for even 2 seats

called and they said there is no seats available
they are different then AA and have different mileage availability

i'm on wait, trying again.
 
is there a point in pushing, speaking to a supervisor? can they "find" availability

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #704 on: May 29, 2014, 04:38:25 PM »
i see 6 seat available on aa.com, milesaver direct
lax - jfk
6/11 - 6/16

BA doesn't show any availability for even 2 seats

called and they said there is no seats available
they are different then AA and have different mileage availability

i'm on wait, trying again.
 
is there a point in pushing, speaking to a supervisor? can they "find" availability
Tell them to look on AA.com.

ETA: If it's available on AA as saver, they should be able to book it.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #705 on: May 29, 2014, 04:42:49 PM »
i see 6 seat available on aa.com, milesaver direct
lax - jfk
6/11 - 6/16

BA doesn't show any availability for even 2 seats

called and they said there is no seats available
they are different then AA and have different mileage availability

i'm on wait, trying again.
 
is there a point in pushing, speaking to a supervisor? can they "find" availability
Not sure what you are looking at on 6/16. There is no availability for 6 seats
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: May 29, 2014, 04:47:43 PM »
Not sure what you are looking at on 6/16. There is no availability for 6 seats

well somehow i am seeing it.
its roundtrip so the 6/16 is jfk - lax

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #707 on: May 29, 2014, 04:59:57 PM »
My bad. I see it now.
They should be able to book over the phone if it doesn't come up online. Good luck
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #708 on: May 29, 2014, 05:22:32 PM »
does BA let free cancellations within 24 hours?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #709 on: May 29, 2014, 05:23:24 PM »
does BA let free cancellations within 24 hours?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #710 on: May 29, 2014, 05:23:58 PM »
Tell them to look on AA.com.

ETA: If it's available on AA as saver, they should be able to book it.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #711 on: May 29, 2014, 05:28:20 PM »


def how i feel

especially now that AA doesnt want to cancel the paid flights booked within 24 hours

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #712 on: May 29, 2014, 06:12:58 PM »
def how i feel

especially now that AA doesnt want to cancel the paid flights booked within 24 hours
Did you book within 7 days of the flight?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #713 on: May 29, 2014, 06:32:02 PM »
def how i feel

especially now that AA doesnt want to cancel the paid flights booked within 24 hours

AA should refund your flights within 24 hours if booked within 7 days of departure.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #714 on: June 06, 2014, 01:57:00 PM »
I noticed recently MIA -YUL ba charging 37500 avios in business. I was eventually able to book it for 20k avios.

Now I am looking at lax -PBI on 6/23 redeye and again it is 37500 in business.

What am I missing is there a way to book this for 20k? Is it  a mistake?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #715 on: June 06, 2014, 01:59:31 PM »
I noticed recently MIA -YUL ba charging 37500 avios in business. I was eventually able to book it for 20k avios.

Now I am looking at lax -PBI on 6/23 redeye and again it is 37500 in business.

What am I missing is there a way to book this for 20k? Is it  a mistake?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #716 on: June 06, 2014, 04:42:45 PM »
Thanks Dan,
It is interesting though, for a while I was only able to get 37500 for business to montreal from MIA and then it came back to 20k. I tried to recreate the 37500 but its always 20 now as you have on the chart.

Pbi/lax is a new nonstop and they only use the 738 like the yul flights so  I thought it would be the same. I assume i'st more because of the distance?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #717 on: June 08, 2014, 11:16:35 AM »
I use to always see the option to pay avios and cash.
I cant seem to find that option now. I only have the option to pay with avios in full.
 I usually have the option to pay less where the avios cost me about 1.3 cents.

any ideas how to bring that up?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #718 on: June 22, 2014, 11:09:02 PM »
Is BA the best way of using points for a round trip flight from NYC to Toronto?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #719 on: June 22, 2014, 11:20:23 PM »
Is BA the best way of using points for a round trip flight from NYC to Toronto?
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