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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #960 on: April 06, 2016, 09:22:46 AM »
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #961 on: April 07, 2016, 05:54:30 PM »
I know that ba.com is quite glitchy, but I am realizing that in any search for an award flight on AA, it only shows the first 6 flights available on AA (which includes flights that only have First Class availability). Also, when looking from award tickets from NYC, it no longer lets you specify an airport, and gives all airports (JFK, LGA, EWR) no matter which airport was chosen in the search.

Any workarounds? (I know I can sit on the phone with BA, put if there was a trick to do online, that would be much appreciated.)

For example, I am looking to book a flight from JFK to MIA, and the only options given are the first 6 flights in the morning from all NYC airports, of which none have Economy. On AA.com there are several flight available.

Thank you all.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #962 on: April 07, 2016, 06:16:05 PM »
I know that ba.com is quite glitchy, but I am realizing that in any search for an award flight on AA, it only shows the first 6 flights available on AA (which includes flights that only have First Class availability). Also, when looking from award tickets from NYC, it no longer lets you specify an airport, and gives all airports (JFK, LGA, EWR) no matter which airport was chosen in the search.

Any workarounds? (I know I can sit on the phone with BA, put if there was a trick to do online, that would be much appreciated.)

For example, I am looking to book a flight from JFK to MIA, and the only options given are the first 6 flights in the morning from all NYC airports, of which none have Economy. On AA.com there are several flight available.

Thank you all.


Try searching with different times more towards that time frame.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #963 on: April 07, 2016, 06:18:19 PM »

Try searching with different times more towards that time frame.

I've never seen that feature on BA, where do you find that?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #964 on: July 25, 2016, 12:45:38 PM »
sorry if the answer to this can be found elsewhere, but i wasnt able to find it.

If ba.com shows availability for an economy award flight, does that automatically mean that it will be available with iberia avios?
i was under the impression that that's the case, but searching for a flight now from memphis to dca, and when i put in the dates and cities, i get this message
"We regret to inform you that there are no connecting flights between the cities selected."

can anyone please shed some light?

thanks so much!

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #965 on: July 25, 2016, 12:47:39 PM »
Call Iberia.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #966 on: July 25, 2016, 12:50:54 PM »
thanks so much Dan!

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #967 on: July 25, 2016, 03:02:43 PM »
Does Cathay show more availability than ba for jfk-yvr?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #968 on: July 26, 2016, 01:15:01 AM »
Does Cathay show more availability than ba for jfk-yvr?
they sometimes have more availability for asia miles