BA Avios Redemption - Website Change

Old Dec 11, 2012, 3:52 am
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BA Avios Redemption - Website Change

Hi All,

Have there been changes to the BA Avios redemption pages?

I don't seem to be able to search for partner airlines?

Thanks
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 4:09 am
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Yes, looks like it. Not sure if it's an improvement yet.

For me, on conventional routes like LHR-HKG, LHR-NYC it seems to show BA and partner (CX/AA) flights straight-away, which seems helpful.

What route are you looking at- it may be too complex or it may just be there is no partner availability. (If it's NYC-LHR for our late December search, it's the latter: try 14th Dec for example and it shows AA flights without prompting.)

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Old Dec 11, 2012, 4:15 am
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Originally Posted by pauldb
Yes, looks like it. Not sure if it's an improvement yet.

For me, on conventional routes like LHR-HKG, LHR-NYC it seems to show BA and partner (CX/AA) flights straight-away, which seems helpful.
Yes it appears the site now shows results for other carriers even when there are BA flights available. ^

You can still click on the calendar view to see only BA flight availability across a month.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 4:20 am
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 4:38 am
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Nice! Not, technically, a massive change but definitely more customer friendly.

Miles & More and various other airlines should take a lesson from this. Most airlines make you ring up to discuss partner availability in a pathetic attempt to put people off, as it costs the airlines more than using their own capacity.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 4:46 am
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Excellent, excellent. I will never have to look for dates where there is no availability ever again!
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 5:10 am
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Wonderful....well done the IT team.^

I can now search for EZE-GRU without being told what I already know - that BA don't fly that route. Very fast results as well.
If they could sort out the AEP-USH anomaly I would be ecstatic.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 5:27 am
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Rewards flight map doesn't seem very well.

Application is about to restart

This has to be updated by a message resource label.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 6:23 am
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I also think this is a very nice improvement. I note it also shows options on a mix of carriers when a direct flight is not available. For example I just tried a quick search for a flight in F LHR:HKG and was offered BA in F to PEK and PVG and then onward with Cathay or Dragon Air respectively. ^
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 7:01 am
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Wahey. That is something that has been needed for a looooong time. Now i can actually see direct flights from DME
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 7:22 am
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Can't check Sin - Lhr with CX anymore. Used to be able to....
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by angatol
Damn. They've broken my scraper. Has KVS stopped working too?

Award nexus looks like it's broken.
KVS is not working for me.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 7:48 am
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It looks like they've shipped over the avios.com search tool, which displays IB and other airlines in the same fashion. Makes sense I suppose they started there as BAEC had a working search tool.

Now please could you add AS availability. AAdvantage manage to do so (in fact I think the AAdvantage search tool is still a little better).
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by Poxball
Can't check Sin - Lhr with CX anymore. Used to be able to....
I can.

They only show if there is availability.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by T8191
Rewards flight map doesn't seem very well.
*cough* Am I alone in being unable to see this? Mac/Safari, btw.
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