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Old Apr 6, 11, 10:28 am
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longleaf
 
Join Date: May 2010
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Originally Posted by thepointsguy View Post
BA has 4 award charts: BA only, BA + 1 partner, 1 Oneworld Partner, Multiple Oneworld partners. I list them and a bunch of other tips on using BA miles in this blog post (which also shows how to use britishairways.com to look up partner awards).
The new AA fuel surcharge to Europe and Asia has seriously devalued BA miles. No longer is AA the best single partner for BA for international trips (unless you are going south of the border, in which case LAN is a good option too). I think CX & JAL (for asia) are now cheaper than even AA as far as fees go. It's a shame if you don't live in a CX/JAL gateway. The great thing about AA was that they are everywhere in the US, so you didn't have to live at a CX or JAL gateway. If my memory is right, Finair had a cheap YQ for Europe (again if you live at the Finair gateway). The single partner thing is a real handicap if you don't live in a major gateway city.
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