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Old Apr 19, 2024, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by travelingDoc
I understand that airlines do not always like you to combine round-trips; would the following combination of round-trip tickets be frowned upon by AA/ BA?
  1. The first ticket is on AA: RDU-> LHR in late June, return in August
  2. The second is on BA: LHR-> JNB->LHR, all in July
FWIW, the reason for the two tickets is because they're being billed to different sources (the price is not significantly cheaper than putting it all on one ticket.)

Thanks in advance
No problem at all. You're not seeking to circumvent any requirements of either ticket's fare. You can even credit both trips to AAdvantage, BAEC, or some other oneworld FFP if you so desire.
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Old Apr 19, 2024, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by travelingDoc
I understand that airlines do not always like you to combine round-trips; would the following combination of round-trip tickets be frowned upon by AA/ BA?
  1. The first ticket is on AA: RDU-> LHR in late June, return in August
  2. The second is on BA: LHR-> JNB->LHR, all in July
FWIW, the reason for the two tickets is because they're being billed to different sources (the price is not significantly cheaper than putting it all on one ticket.)

Thanks in advance
If the RDU <-> LHR flight has a minimum time between flights they don't force you to stay in the UK but they don't like it if you fly LHR <=> RDU in between to get two shorter trips to London at a discount.
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Old Apr 19, 2024, 5:46 pm
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Were u booked an an AA flight or a JAL flight number. Codeshare with AA. If it was a JL flight, they may no longer be codesharing on that flight and hence the cancellation. Thats my guess as you might it from
JAL and they would always use *JL flights where available

you need to work this with JAL as thats where u purchased the tickets. Speculating what and using random terms is not going to get your issue solved.


Originally Posted by JJeffrey
No you haven't been bumped or anything like that. Really nothing to worry about, as noted above sometimes schedule changes can show up a bit wonky from one airline to another.

Just call JL (if you booked through JL) and ask to be put back on the 11:40am flight.
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Old Apr 20, 2024, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by 777lover
Were u booked an an AA flight or a JAL flight number. Codeshare with AA. If it was a JL flight, they may no longer be codesharing on that flight and hence the cancellation. Thats my guess as you might it from
JAL and they would always use *JL flights where available

you need to work this with JAL as thats where u purchased the tickets. Speculating what and using random terms is not going to get your issue solved.
There's always the issue when airlines sub in a wet lease from another carrier as well. A ton of that going on with BA as they're wet leasing from DAT as well now (a long with Finnair, and previously Air Belgium) for random routes, and when they do they have to drop the codeshare.
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Old Apr 22, 2024, 1:28 pm
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Hi all! New to awards flights and this forum so go easy on me please : P I'm trying to get J/F flights for my partner and I for around this time next year. Details below:
  • Origin: BOS/NYC
  • Destination: TYO
  • Departure: ~ 03/15 - 04/01
  • Return: ~ Departure + 14 days
I had success getting some holds via AA for routes out of BOS and JFK but haven't managed to get 2 J/F yet. What I've held so far:
  1. BOS > NRT (03/11/25): 1x J, 1x PE
  2. JFK > SFO > HND (03/15/25): 1x F
I'm wondering what the likelihood is I'll be able to book 2 awards J/F at once is? From my reading it seems like seat releases are usually one at a time so it seems like I need to pick a route and hope for the best. Is that correct? I'd prefer the JFK route since that's F but fine with BOS J route as well since I got a J hold and PE hold already. I've been checking the AA calendar a few times a day, and am using seats.aero as well to check other routes. Any other places I should be checking or strategies to apply? FWIW I'm aware of Cathay as an option but the fees are so steep it doesn't seem worth it.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Apr 22, 2024, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by FirstClassMustache
Hi all! New to awards flights and this forum so go easy on me please : P I'm trying to get J/F flights for my partner and I for around this time next year. Details below:
  • Origin: BOS/NYC
  • Destination: TYO
  • Departure: ~ 03/15 - 04/01
  • Return: ~ Departure + 14 days
I had success getting some holds via AA for routes out of BOS and JFK but haven't managed to get 2 J/F yet. What I've held so far:
  1. BOS > NRT (03/11/25): 1x J, 1x PE
  2. JFK > SFO > HND (03/15/25): 1x F
I'm wondering what the likelihood is I'll be able to book 2 awards J/F at once is? From my reading it seems like seat releases are usually one at a time so it seems like I need to pick a route and hope for the best. Is that correct? I'd prefer the JFK route since that's F but fine with BOS J route as well since I got a J hold and PE hold already. I've been checking the AA calendar a few times a day, and am using seats.aero as well to check other routes. Any other places I should be checking or strategies to apply? FWIW I'm aware of Cathay as an option but the fees are so steep it doesn't seem worth it.
If you are flexible with dates and connection cities then with JL there's a decent chance that you'll find something where both of you can get on the same flight. However unless you just get really (really) lucky you're not going to be able to fully piece your trip together until much closer to the departure date.

JL doesn't release much F/J award inventory until about 14 days before the flight. If you're already booked 1 J or 1 F seat now then it's unlikely that any further space will be released on those exact flights until much closer in. So just book what you can now, then keep an eye on it, though checking multiple times per day is overkill this far in advance.

Also spend some time to read through the long running JL award thread below.

AAdvantage Award on JL / JAL / Japan Airlines (master thread)
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Old Apr 22, 2024, 1:57 pm
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Thanks JJeffery! Appreciate the quick and helpful reply. My SO won't love the notion of planning a trip based on T-14 but I'll try to help them understand. Will check out that thread as well.
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Old Apr 23, 2024, 3:12 pm
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A friend was travelling from ORD to LHR on a day flight, the aircraft returned to ORD with a technical problem and my friend arrived home at 6am rather than 10pm so 8 hours late, she complained and just received an apology, is that all she should expect?
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Old Apr 23, 2024, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you
A friend was travelling from ORD to LHR on a day flight, the aircraft returned to ORD with a technical problem and my friend arrived home at 6am rather than 10pm so 8 hours late, she complained and just received an apology, is that all she should expect?
Was your friend's AAdvantage number in her reservation record? If so, it's possible that she could receive some AAdvantage miles as a customer-service gesture for the inconvenience, if she responds to the "apology" email, which might have been computer generated.

If her flight were an AA codeshare actually operated by British Airways, she would normally be entitled to claim UK 261 compensation for a mechanical delay. So, too, if she were traveling on an AA-operated flight in the opposite direction (i.e., from LHR to ORD).
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Old Apr 23, 2024, 3:28 pm
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It was a BA codeshare operated by AA, she wasnt given and hotel accommodation just food vouchers at the airport.
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Old Apr 23, 2024, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you
It was a BA codeshare operated by AA, she wasnt given and hotel accommodation just food vouchers at the airport.
I'm not surprised that AA did not provide hotel accommodations for a daytime delay. I doubt that other U.S. carriers would have done any differently.
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Old Apr 23, 2024, 3:48 pm
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Sorry I gave you incorrect information the flight originally departed at 8.10am and she was delayed until 4pm, my apologies
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Old Apr 23, 2024, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you
Sorry I gave you incorrect information the flight originally departed at 8.10am and she was delayed until 4pm, my apologies
No, that's consistent with what you originally wrote. Essentially, an eight-hour, daytime delay.
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Old Apr 23, 2024, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by guv1976
No, that's consistent with what you originally wrote. Essentially, an eight-hour, daytime delay.
She is a BA Executive Card holder, should she expect anything?
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Old Apr 23, 2024, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you
She is a BA Executive Card holder, should she expect anything?
I doubt it, but she could respond to AA's initial email, and see if a human at AA offers something.
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