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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: June 27, 2012, 01:50:21 AM »
Here's my problem,
june 28th from EWR to MIA

BA says no availability between 6/27 and 7/4. AA shows availibilty on 6/28. How do I get it to show up on BA?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: June 27, 2012, 02:16:06 AM »
AA does not fly EWR-MIA nonstop and BA.com sells nonstops.
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 #162 on: June 27, 2012, 06:56:06 AM »
AA does not fly EWR-MIA nonstop and BA.com sells nonstops.
huh?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: June 27, 2012, 08:44:31 AM »
@Dan what do you mean? You can't book a stopover with BA on AA flights? Or it just dosent show up online and you'd have to call?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: June 27, 2012, 08:50:58 AM »
@Dan what do you mean? You can't book a stopover with BA on AA flights? Or it just dosent show up online and you'd have to call?
u pay per segment
You would have to book each one seperate.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: June 27, 2012, 09:36:52 AM »
I discussed doing a booking NYC-DFW-EGE they told me its 25k, no difference if my final destination is in DFW or in EGE.
So what do you mean?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: June 27, 2012, 09:40:40 AM »
I discussed doing a booking NYC-DFW-EGE they told me its 25k, no difference if my final destination is in DFW or in EGE.
So what do you mean?

When using AA miles, you "pay" per trip - not per segment.  When using BA miles, each segment is considered a separate trip.

Basically AA awards allows stopovers and BA awards don't.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: June 27, 2012, 09:46:50 AM »
But I'm using BA miles
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: June 27, 2012, 09:54:48 AM »
But I'm using BA miles
On an AA flight? So they charge per segment.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: June 27, 2012, 11:13:32 AM »
They made a mistake. It'll be 35,000
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: June 27, 2012, 11:43:54 AM »
Right. Called back, they say 10k LGA to DFW, 7,500 DFW to EGE.
Does it still make sense to use avios for that trip? There is no direct.
And I may find availability if I do LGA-DFW on first and DFW-EGE on coach, which would be almost 80k avios round trip. Does that make sense??
Dono what to do.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: June 27, 2012, 11:57:03 AM »
AA does not fly EWR-MIA nonstop and BA.com sells nonstops.

I'm confused. When I go to AA.com I see non-stop availability EWR-MIA.

I'm trying to upload a screenshot but i'm having trouble.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: June 27, 2012, 01:45:47 PM »
Are you sure its saver rate

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: June 27, 2012, 01:50:14 PM »
Right. Called back, they say 10k LGA to DFW, 7,500 DFW to EGE.
Does it still make sense to use avios for that trip? There is no direct.
And I may find availability if I do LGA-DFW on first and DFW-EGE on coach, which would be almost 80k avios round trip. Does that make sense??
Dono what to do.
Me thinks it's a moot question as you won't get the award availablity anyways
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: June 27, 2012, 01:58:01 PM »
I'm confused. When I go to AA.com I see non-stop availability EWR-MIA.

I'm trying to upload a screenshot but i'm having trouble.
They do fly non stop, however, searching aa.com I don't see any saver availability
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: June 27, 2012, 04:37:47 PM »
@ergel
Don't you think there is chances it should open up? What's your guess %wise?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: June 27, 2012, 05:00:47 PM »
AA does not fly EWR-MIA nonstop and BA.com sells nonstops.
They do fly non stop, however, searching aa.com I don't see any saver availability
Hmmmm. . .

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: June 27, 2012, 05:03:09 PM »
Hmmmm. . .
Maybe it's recent, if you look at revenue tickets they clearly sell non-stop ewr-mia
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: June 27, 2012, 05:03:38 PM »
@ergel
Don't you think there is chances it should open up? What's your guess %wise?
I would guess very low, but you never know
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: June 27, 2012, 05:07:11 PM »
Maybe it's recent, if you look at revenue tickets they clearly sell non-stop ewr-mia

Yea that's what I thought I was seeing but I'm no pro and when I asked here for help bec its not showing up on BA, Dan shot me down.

Then you posted confirming that they do indeed fly direct so I was even more confused. 
Thanx for your help.