Old Jun 14, 18, 12:42 pm
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: NY, NY
Programs: AA CK
Posts: 87
Crediting BA flight to my AAdvantage account

Upfront warning that this is potentially a dumb question. I have an itinerary I'm considering booking on BA. It's a BA-marketed flight on BA metal that I can only book via BA (or pay a substantial price difference with AA or others), but because of my unexpected AAdvantage status progress this year I'd like to credit the flight to my AA account for some extra EQMs to help me clear the next status hurdle. I have both an AAdvantage account and an Executive Club account (with no status and not much prospect of any status in the future).

I know how many EQMs, EQDs, and RDMs I'll get for the flight from looking through the AA partner wiki (GUIDE: Earning AA Elite Qualifying Miles / EQM on AA, partner airlines 2017 on), but what I'm not clear on is what I have to do to make BA and AA credit my AA account for this flight. If I book via my BA EC account, will it automatically credit to EC and that's the end of it? Is there an election or change I make after I've booked? Should I book it from a "guest" profile and just fill in my AAdvantage number? I'm considering this BA itinerary vs. airlines I like much better only because of the potential AA EQMs, so I'd just like to be sure I'm not going to bungle it by not knowing what I'm doing.

If anyone could give me the explanation you'd give a 10 year old, or point me to a relevant thread on the forum, it'd be much appreciated!
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