Using CX Reward Booking to Get BA Avios

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Old Jan 9, 19, 10:26 am
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Using CX Reward Booking to Get BA Avios

I've recently made a Asia Miles Flight Award booking through CXs website, for a BA flight, LHR-CPH.

I then changed my FF number from my CX Marco Polo to BA Executive Club, through the trick on Finnair.com

I understand that with BA at least, you don't earn either Tier Points or Avios with reward bookings, but on my BA exec account, under "Manage MY Booking" it shows that I'll be receiving the full Avios and 40 tier points.

Is this some sort of glitch or do you actually earn Avios and Tier points when using miles from a different oneworld loyalty program?
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Old Jan 9, 19, 10:30 am
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MMB has a few glitches and unfortunately that is one of them. On the rare occasion they do post then you may get lucky but I would be confident in saying not.

Anyhow! Please allow me to welcome you to Flyertalk and the BA Board mijebsen. Any more questions please fire away and if you want to read more on BA/Oneworld etc then the BA Forum Dashboard is full of great information. Welcome aboard!
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Old Jan 9, 19, 6:02 pm
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On reflection, maybe some things should stay private :-)

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Perhaps it's wiser not to advertise credits in our favour....................

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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:32 pm
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I've so far made 5 LATAM bookings with Avios, and have always received Avios and TP for them. Once I got something like 25TP and 1000-odd Avios for a booking that cost me 4000 Avios and a couple quid... You can thank BA's IT for that!
I think you can actually thank LATAMís IT for that
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Old Jan 10, 19, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by just_starting View Post
I've so far made 5 LATAM bookings with Avios, and have always received Avios and TP for them. Once I got something like 25TP and 1000-odd Avios for a booking that cost me 4000 Avios and a couple quid... You can thank BA's IT for that!
Not something we tend to publicise, but at least it's LATAM IT responsible. If it was BA the loophole would have been closed awhile back by those who monitor this and other forums.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 4:29 am
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Perhaps it's wiser not to advertise credits in our favour....................
I've edited my post - now I just need the three of you to delete my quote
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I've edited my post - now I just need the three of you to delete my quote
Now two (silly me for quoting it! LOL)

I would be sure BA, who do read FT, would share such things with other OW partners, the less said the better.............
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I think you can actually thank LATAM’s IT for that
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Not something we tend to publicise, but at least it's LATAM IT responsible. If it was BA the loophole would have been closed awhile back by those who monitor this and other forums.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
Now two (silly me for quoting it! LOL)

I would be sure BA, who do read FT, would share such things with other OW partners, the less said the better.............
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Well, actually LATAM should be paying BA for those Avios and TPs it is issuing, so even BA might be open to "travel hacking" their alliance partner...
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