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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: May 16, 2012, 04:39:53 AM »
have you personally been succesfull calling about lan flights and getting them?
and do you have a direct number? or any number or link to a number?
1800 AIRWAYS (ext 4)
Of course he's been succesfull. Why wouldn't he?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: May 16, 2012, 08:30:23 AM »
Not in the Western Hemisphere.
There will be about $60 RT in taxes.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: May 16, 2012, 08:34:45 AM »
1800 AIRWAYS (ext 4)
Of course he's been succesfull. Why wouldn't he?
thanks.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2012, 11:10:22 PM »
I'm trying to find a flight from DTW to LGA on sunday june  24th, there is a business seat available on AA.com (saaver 25k) but it is not showing on BA.com,

if this route is normally 4,500 points than is this 9,000 or 13,500?

Also is there any way to book such a ticket without calling? i don't want to pay the phone booking fee.

Thanks!

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2012, 11:18:55 PM »
I'm trying to find a flight from DTW to LGA on sunday june  24th, there is a business seat available on AA.com (saaver 25k) but it is not showing on BA.com,

if this route is normally 4,500 points than is this 9,000 or 13,500?

Also is there any way to book such a ticket without calling? i don't want to pay the phone booking fee.

Thanks!
Thats a first class route you need to search for business and then switch to first.
13,500
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: May 19, 2012, 11:28:16 PM »
thanks!
When you say switch to first do you on BA.com while booking?
because i don't see an option as it just tells me there is nothing available and i should start over or purchase a ticket

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: June 07, 2012, 02:17:11 AM »
Got one for you Dan.

See it on AA, not on BA.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: June 07, 2012, 02:31:21 AM »
Got one for you Dan.

See it on AA, not on BA.


Interesting.

Usually if it doesnt come up on KVS (as in this case), you wont be able to pull it up on BA.com.

QF.com is showing it.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: June 07, 2012, 02:36:00 AM »
So what are the odds that it's actually available?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: June 07, 2012, 04:02:39 AM »
So what are the odds that it's actually available?

If it's on AA.com, odds are it's available (I don't think there's a known phantom-availability issue with AA). PUTPAC BA.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: June 07, 2012, 12:31:07 PM »
@Dan -- did it stump you? :P
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: June 07, 2012, 12:33:28 PM »
If it's on AA.com, odds are it's available (I don't think there's a known phantom-availability issue with AA). PUTPAC BA.
It has happened.
Trying every which way and cant get BA to bring it up
AA shows two seats on biz class but KVS (as below) and BA website only show 1

03 Jun 2012 AA/MQ      4642    LGA   10:25     YYZ   12:10              CS1

2 seats werent actually available. Seems AA is showing phantom availability.

Also had an issue tonight with AA.com showing CX (paid) when it wasnt available.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: June 07, 2012, 01:13:28 PM »
@Dan -- did it stump you? :P
You've successfully stumped me :)

Now, PUTPAC BA and see what they say.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: June 07, 2012, 01:27:53 PM »
You've successfully stumped me :)

Now, PUTPAC BA and see what they say.
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was going to see if AA would book it but dont want you to lose it

If BA says they can't, I'll try see if AA will.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: June 07, 2012, 01:36:15 PM »
I'll call now. Was tied up.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: June 07, 2012, 01:46:46 PM »
BA doesn't see it.

She basically swore to me that BA has access to a different inventory than AA sAAver tickets...

I couldn't prove her wrong this time, well, because I see it available on AA for sAAver price.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: June 07, 2012, 02:06:31 PM »
BA doesn't see it.

She basically swore to me that BA has access to a different inventory than AA sAAver tickets...

I couldn't prove her wrong this time, well, because I see it available on AA for sAAver price.
Question is if it'll ticket on AA?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: June 07, 2012, 02:07:51 PM »
Question is if it'll ticket on AA?

Well, to find out, someone has to try and ticket it on AA, but seeing as I am not EXP, I ain't gonna try :)
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: June 07, 2012, 06:15:10 PM »
Interesting.

Usually if it doesnt come up on KVS (as in this case), you wont be able to pull it up on BA.com.

Those Award seats are actually available, but may require a Long-Sell:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.2/Diamond - Axess: Awards/JL-OneWorld]
Code: [Select]
LAX  Los Angeles Intl CA US [KLAX]
NYC  New York Metro NY US = JFK LGA
TUE  07 Aug 2012

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  -------------
AA         118     LAX   07:00     JFK   15:35     762  0   FS0  CS0  YS0
AA         34      LAX   08:00     JFK   16:30     762  0   FS0  CS0  YS0
AA         116     LAX   08:05     EWR   16:25     738  0   FS0  CS/  YS0
AA         2       LAX   09:30     JFK   18:10     762  0   FS0  CS0  YS0
AA         40      LAX   10:55     JFK   19:40     762  0   FS1  CS0  YS0
AA         4       LAX   12:15     JFK   20:55     762  0   FS0  CS1  YS0
AA         32      LAX   13:45     JFK   22:25     762  0   FS1  CS0  YS0
AA         22      LAX   15:00     JFK   23:30     762  0   FS1  CS0  YS0
AA         180     LAX   16:15     JFK   00:35 +1  762  0   FS1  CS0  YS4
AA         10      LAX   21:35     JFK   05:55 +1  762  0   FS0  CS0  YS0

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Re: Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: June 13, 2012, 08:40:40 PM »
You've successfully stumped me :)

Now, PUTPAC BA and see what they say.
Here it is now
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