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Award Redemption Using Avios. BA or AA website booking?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Nick, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Nick

    Nick Reader

    Lucky,

    I think it is awesome how helpful you are, and how often you reply.

    I am trying to book a reward flight using Avios. The flight is from PHL to YUL. There are no available rewards on the BA website, but there are awards listed on the AA website. I called BA to see if I'd be able to book it over the phone, and was told that just because there are available rewards flights on the AA website, it doesn't mean i will be able to book through BA. The rep told me that they limit the amount of flights that are made available to BA.

    I was under the impression that as long as AA lists them, BA should be able to come through. Is this not the case? Do you think there is any chance that something opens up on the BA site?
     
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  2. Lucky

    Lucky One Mile At A Time

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    @ Nick -- Is it saver level award space on US Airways? If so, it should be bookable with Avios. But maybe you were looking at a non-low level award?
     
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  3. Nick

    Nick Reader

    @ Lucky going there it is listed as an anytime reward (40k aadvantage miles) an returning it is listed as a saver (12.5k aadvantage miles). I'll call back and try to get the return flight for 4.5 avios, and just pay for the flight there.
     
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    Lucky One Mile At A Time

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    @ Nick -- Yep, so return should be bookable, but not outbound. Good luck!
     
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