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booking AA flights w/avios no longer available?

booking AA flights w/avios no longer available?

Old Jun 25, 20, 12:05 pm
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booking AA flights w/avios no longer available?

i would usually book my AA flights (domestic USA flights) using avios however recently i can no longer see any availability on BA.com.. is this something i can call in for or is there just no availability? i've tried calling but the hold times are ridiculous so if anybody knows before i waste a few hours of my time please let me know! thanks
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Old Jun 25, 20, 12:20 pm
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What dates and route are you looking for?
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Old Jun 25, 20, 12:25 pm
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There is no overarching constraint against booking with Avios on AA, if that was the question.
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Old Jun 25, 20, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by LCSinTexas View Post
What dates and route are you looking for?
tampa to charlotte this weekend. but i looked a month out and seems there is no availability
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Old Jun 25, 20, 12:29 pm
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It may just be that people have already taken up any reward availability on that route over the next few weeks.

there seems availability from 16 july onwards so there doesn't seem to be an issue generally with AA domestic reward availability or even on that specific route.
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Old Jun 25, 20, 12:33 pm
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if you can see it on AA.com, but not ba.com, i wonder if it is a general IT concern because there is an issue at the moment where people (including myself) experience a bug that prevents a ticket purchase from completing if i insert my BAEC number--so have to remove it, purchase flights and go back in to insert it.
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Old Jun 25, 20, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by VSLover View Post
if you can see it on AA.com, but not ba.com, i wonder if it is a general IT concern because there is an issue at the moment where people (including myself) experience a bug that prevents a ticket purchase from completing if i insert my BAEC number--so have to remove it, purchase flights and go back in to insert it.
Is it available as a SAAver though? If so it should be available on Avios If it's a higher level of mileage from baseline SAAver then it's not valid for Avios.
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Old Jun 25, 20, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Is it available as a SAAver though? If so it should be available on Avios If it's a higher level of mileage from baseline SAAver then it's not valid for Avios.
To that point I have noticed that more and more of AAís award flights are priced as web special levels and only a few are available at the old SAAver rate. That is good if you have AA miles as you need less AA miles but rough if you use AVIOS as the those flights are simply not available on AVIOS. The end result is that there is most definitely a trend towards making award flights available to AA members but not BA members. Award flights are still possible with AVIOS but they are becoming fewer and fewer.
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Old Jun 25, 20, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by omaralt View Post
tampa to charlotte this weekend. but i looked a month out and seems there is no availability
The closest available date with positive Award Availability is 04 Jul.
However, it won't be shown on BA.com as a double connection is required.

[KVS Tool 9.9.5/Diamond - Awards/QF-OneWorld/Auto-OW/US]
Code:
TPA  Tampa Intl FL US [KTPA]
CLT  Charlotte Douglas NC US [KCLT]
SAT  04 Jul 2020 | 1 Seat

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive         St  Award Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ------------------
AA         1977    TPA   06:28     MIA   07:27          0   CS-  YS+
 -> AA     2717    MIA   09:30     ATL   11:21          0   CS+
 -> AA/OH  5340    ATL   14:48     CLT   16:07          0   CS-  YS+

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Old Jul 16, 20, 6:15 pm
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Iím looking on several routes and not finding anything: PHX-SFO, PHX-DFW - I used to see multiple flights daily on these rates available online to book.

Wondering if itís a website glitch and I need to call? (Iíve tried several times, multiple transfers then I it hangs up)
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Old Jul 16, 20, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by b8b View Post
I’m looking on several routes and not finding anything: PHX-SFO, PHX-DFW - I used to see multiple flights daily on these rates available online to book.

Wondering if it’s a website glitch and I need to call? (I’ve tried several times, multiple transfers then I it hangs up)
Unfortunately it is not a glitch. It is a side effect of AA making most awards Web Savers instead of the old Saver rate. Only Saver rate awards are available using AVIOS. There used to be a lot of Saver awards, now they are very few and far between. Good if you have AA miles, not good if you are looking to use AVIOS.
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