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Old Feb 10, 19, 5:15 pm
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Award flights booked AA.com - does BA charge for seat assignments and baggage?

Specifically looking for a 1 way BA combination from IST - SFO, probably in business. 2 of the 3 flights are on British airways, do they charge additional feed for seat assignments and checked baggage? I'm not a status member on AA.

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Old Feb 10, 19, 5:32 pm
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Specifically looking for a 1 way BA combination from IST - SFO, probably in business. 2 of the 3 flights are on British airways, do they charge additional feed for seat assignments and checked baggage? I'm not a status member on AA.

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seat assignments in Business will be free 72 hours before flight and for a fee prior. Baggage will be according to Business allowance. This is provided you fly Business as mentioned
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Specifically looking for a 1 way BA combination from IST - SFO, probably in business. 2 of the 3 flights are on British airways, do they charge additional feed for seat assignments and checked baggage? I'm not a status member on AA.

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For all my AA-issued award tickets for BA flights and BA-issued award tickets for BA flights, the BA flights included some free checked baggage allowance. BA hand-baggage-only fares for BA flights can't be booked with AA miles.
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As AA will be the marketing carrier of the first segment, it will be AA's baggage allowance which applies and that will include one or more bags for any ticket to the US which may be purchased with AA miles.
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Originally Posted by rrz518 View Post
Specifically looking for a 1 way BA combination from IST - SFO, probably in business. 2 of the 3 flights are on British airways, do they charge additional feed for seat assignments and checked baggage? I'm not a status member on AA.

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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
As AA will be the marketing carrier of the first segment, it will be AA's baggage allowance which applies and that will include one or more bags for any ticket to the US which may be purchased with AA miles.

Really? On an AA award originating in Istanbul? I’d have thought that would be, as would be the entire trip, marketed and operated by BA. That would mean the former posts are correct.

Unfortunately, redeeming AA miles in BA - particularly transatlantic (IST-LHR using BA connecting to AA to DFW, LAX, PHX etc. would reduce that but require a connection) will incur considerable carrier imposed fees / surcharges. How to Avoid YQ Surcharge: AA award on BA / British (& Iberia) (master thread)
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