Asking BA to rebook on an AA flight.

Old Aug 17, 19, 2:04 am
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Asking BA to rebook on an AA flight.

I found myself in a situation recently where having missed a BA-BA connection, I asked to be rebooked on the next flight which was actually AA metal.

I get that they refused because it presumably costs them more - but is AA and BA letting people swap seats in a disruption and keeping tabs, or are they charging each other corporate rates for a last-minute seat each time?

I doubt it was a timing issue, because both flights were hours away.

Iím trying to understand if itís really that much more expensive for them to rebook me on another carrier, especially if they have a joint-venture.


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Old Aug 17, 19, 2:11 am
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what specifically was the connection and what were you trying to rebook on? usually if this was a joint business route it shouldn't matter and in case of missing a connection at LHR BA and AA will readily rebook on each other's flights.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 2:13 am
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What were the specific details of your itinerary and was it all on one ticket? Usually BA will happily rebook on AA and vice-versa during misconnects - this is part of the joint business arrangement. With details we might be able to glean why you were refused in this case.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 8:17 am
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The exact details matter. Route, one or two tickets, reason for delay.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 8:26 am
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I too would be interested to hear the answer to this. My (future) scenario would be missing BA0179 LHR-JFK 2 x pax in CW. The final two flights of the day arrive within 5 minutes of each other. Iím assuming departing from T3 instead of the expected T5 brings problems for forward luggage?

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Old Aug 17, 19, 8:34 am
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It would be very unlikely for BA to book you on AA when there is a BA flight has similar arrival and departure times - except if the BA183 was full and the AA flight the only other option to get you on your way.

But yes the practicalities of getting you to T3 would also apply.

Thanks for asking a question with flight details - much easier to answer!
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