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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: June 27, 2012, 05:19:29 PM »
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.
I'm still waiting for screenshot cuz for quite a while I was looking and never found nonstop
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: June 27, 2012, 05:52:54 PM »
Just realized that my name is messed up on BA and they have it as LastName FirstName and that is how they issued my tickets on AA. Think I'll have a problem?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: June 28, 2012, 09:48:01 AM »
I found saver availability on AA.com but can't book with BA.com
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Its an example. I'm not flying on Saturday.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: June 28, 2012, 09:59:03 AM »
What part of it has to be nonstop to show up on BA.com do people not understand at this point??
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: June 28, 2012, 10:03:21 AM »
Oops! Got it. Learning every day...
Let's say I found saver availability for my dates, don't you think I would end up better using AA miles rather than BA miles?
AA has it 25k round trip vs BA has it at 35k RT because its 2 segments.
I feel I don't miss anything....
Am I right?
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: June 29, 2012, 03:31:47 PM »
ok i see tons of lan - orange (i guess the equivalent of aa's milesAAver) to iguazu for august.
im wondering, how in the world would i successfully search that on ba.com
im seriously interested in tackling the ba miles for LAN flights issue.
who's got experience?
i have july 30th till august 10th
im thinking about doing a south america road trip during a ten days off i have in august.
im thinking possibly most or all of these destinations buenos aires-iguazu-chile-equador-colombia-venezuala-bolivia-parugauy-buenos aires. i want to do all this with ba miles flying i LAN or whoever else i can fly using BA.
im at the beggining right now - bue iguazu - ba doesnt let me search igr, it corrects it to IGUAZU - IGR, then i press search and it comes up with an error?
has anyone succesfully booked this flight or do i guinnipig and HUCA.. i am lazy and huca is annoying waiting on hold etc.. (does anyone have a direct line?)
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 29, 2012, 03:35:39 PM »
PUTPAC.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 30, 2012, 07:49:39 PM »
PUTPAC.
My bad i meant PUTPAC...
well here's my story.
i found that the LAN flights leave from AEP,.. until now i was searching BUE. finally now searching AEP-IGR i find availability.
now, on LAN.com the entire month of july augaust besides 1 or 2 days has the lowest mileage availability pricing for awards, so i assume that is meant to appear on BA.com but it doesnt.
the agent on the phone had horrible availibility and insisted neither him nor the people that he works with i.e supervisors or managers could do anything unless i was a gold member, - if i was a gold member they would get me availability even if it didnt exist. he said they have a agent in all their partners award teams that they call if a gold asks for a award flight. so scenario - gold member calls BA asking for award on july 4th with qantas. agent checks and see's no availibility, agent calls manager - manager calls contact in qantas award department. qantas contact opens seat up for ba - manager books gold member ticket.

sounds pretty awesome. again - this is just what this agent told me. it's not written anywhere so dont go round expecting it.
im still trying to find availability for july 30 AEP-IGR coming back augaust 1st....
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: July 01, 2012, 03:50:38 PM »
looking for some flights SYD-NYC (preferably JFK)
for august 19th 20th or 21st till September 23rd or 24th.
what is my best bet? united? anything else out there?
Qantas is a ripoff.. so i'm definitely not using QFF points..
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: July 03, 2012, 11:14:14 AM »
OK, I apologize if this is a stupid newbie question or a PEBKAC issue or something, but...

AA.com shows availability for a EWR-SJU Economy MileSAAver award for Feb 3.  I went to BA.com and searched for EWR-SJU for Feb 9, then selected Search up to 7 days earlier.  It shows only Feb 5 as available.  Why doesn't BA.com show the Feb 3 flight?  Nor Feb 4 or 6???

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: July 03, 2012, 11:15:33 AM »
BA.com only books nonstop flights.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: July 03, 2012, 11:23:57 AM »
Thanks for the reply, but the Feb 5 flight is not a non-stop:  EWR-MIA-SJU.  Why would it post that and not the other dates?

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: July 03, 2012, 11:29:59 AM »
It doesn't make a difference how or why ba.com does what it does, but either way you have to pay for every single segment so just search for and book every segment separately and they'll check your bags all the way through.
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: July 03, 2012, 02:43:31 PM »
OK, I apologize if this is a stupid newbie question or a PEBKAC issue or something, but...

AA.com shows availability for a EWR-SJU Economy MileSAAver award for Feb 3.  I went to BA.com and searched for EWR-SJU for Feb 9, then selected Search up to 7 days earlier.  It shows only Feb 5 as available.  Why doesn't BA.com show the Feb 3 flight?  Nor Feb 4 or 6???

You should not use the Calendar, especially for non-BA flights.

There is plenty of Award Availability on the 3rd:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.2/Diamond - Axess: Awards/JL-OneWorld]
Code: [Select]
NYC  New York Metro NY US = JFK LGA
SJU  San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Intl PR [TJSJ]
SUN  03 Feb 2013

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  -------------
AA         769     JFK   06:35     SJU   11:50     738  0   CS2  YS4
AA         1357    JFK   08:40     SJU   13:45     757  0   CS2  YS0
AA         1635    JFK   15:35     SJU   20:45     757  0   CS3  YS4
AA         1713    LGA   06:55     MIA   10:15     738  0   FS4  CS/  YS4
 -> AA     1823    MIA   11:35     SJU   15:10     738  0   FS/  CS0  YS0

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: July 05, 2012, 01:53:07 AM »
Trying to get BA.com to show availability for this to no avail.. Trying earlier dates and clicking on "7 dates later" and later dates and clicking on "7 days earlier".
I typed JFK and not NYC.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: July 05, 2012, 01:59:53 AM »
Got it.

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: July 05, 2012, 08:59:52 AM »
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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: July 05, 2012, 02:35:43 PM »
What did you wind up doing?
The same that I was doing before for a little longer.

Now having the same issue with LAX-MIA 7/9 on business.
It's available nonstop on AA.com as above. The weird thing is Qantas is not either showing it..

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: July 05, 2012, 06:42:21 PM »
Now having the same issue with LAX-MIA 7/9 on business.
It's available nonstop on AA.com as above. The weird thing is Qantas is not either showing it..

There is no C Cabin on that route and BA.com has issues with F Award Bookings on intra-US flights -- you need to call BAEC:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.2/Diamond - Amadeus: Awards/BA-OneWorld]
Code: [Select]
LAX  Los Angeles Intl CA US [KLAX]
MIA  Miami Intl FL US [KMIA]
MON  09 Jul 2012

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive         St  Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------
AA         1520    LAX   10:40     MIA   18:55              FS3
AA         252     LAX   14:15     MIA   22:10              FS7
AA         258     LAX   22:45     MIA   06:50 +1           FS5
AA         1804    LAX   23:50     MIA   07:55 +1           FS2

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Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: July 05, 2012, 08:37:05 PM »
There is no C Cabin on that route and BA.com has issues with F Award Bookings on intra-US flights -- you need to call BAEC:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.2/Diamond - Amadeus: Awards/BA-OneWorld]
Code: [Select]
LAX  Los Angeles Intl CA US [KLAX]
MIA  Miami Intl FL US [KMIA]
MON  09 Jul 2012

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive         St  Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------
AA         1520    LAX   10:40     MIA   18:55              FS3
AA         252     LAX   14:15     MIA   22:10              FS7
AA         258     LAX   22:45     MIA   06:50 +1           FS5
AA         1804    LAX   23:50     MIA   07:55 +1           FS2
No need to PUTPAC BAEC, just search for business, then switch to first, then click include partners.
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