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Is it possible to change FF Number in an award ticket?

Old Jan 12, 19, 3:29 pm
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Is it possible to change FF Number in an award ticket?

Hey Gurus!!
i do have a few AA award tickets bought on Avios through IB, hence my IB+ is in the reservation.

the point is that I am Gold in BA and I would like to assign my BAEC to the reservation, so I can have the Emerald benefits...
any idea on how to do this?
- AA site does have the FFP field greyed out
- IB does not allow to change

Not sure even if this is possible at all being an award ticket.
Any help is appreciated, I want the extra luggage in my award ticket and why not a visit to the lounge.

cheers
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Old Jan 12, 19, 6:00 pm
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Try using the Finnair website. Remove IB number, save/close, add BA number.

(Irrelevant in your case, but for anyone else reading this later - unless you can't select seats now, I wouldn't do this until closer to departure in case you need to change/cancel your ticket with IB, you never know if doing this might mess up/confuse any Avios redeposit)
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Old Jan 14, 19, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by BA6501 View Post
Try using the Finnair website. Remove IB number, save/close, add BA number.

(Irrelevant in your case, but for anyone else reading this later - unless you can't select seats now, I wouldn't do this until closer to departure in case you need to change/cancel your ticket with IB, you never know if doing this might mess up/confuse any Avios redeposit)
Thanks!!
I tried over the weekend, but I still see in both IB and AA websites my IB+ instead of the desired and newly added BAEC
Maybe a few days to transfer the information from one site to another... I will try again by end of the week.

Cheers!
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Old Jan 14, 19, 11:00 am
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You can also call IB and they can change it for you. You may need to explain why or HUACA
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Old Jan 14, 19, 2:14 pm
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This is why I never book for "member me" and always book for "a beneficiary" who happens to have the same name as me but is "only" a member of BAEC...
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Old Jan 14, 19, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
This is why I never book for "member me" and always book for "a beneficiary" who happens to have the same name as me but is "only" a member of BAEC...
This is brilliant!!! (but a bit late if they do not change my FFP#)
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Old Jan 14, 19, 4:44 pm
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To close the loop - Twitter worked, AA replaced and added my BAEC number and now I can have seat selection and so on.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 12:47 pm
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I cannot change it from IB to AA at all... it changes it on Finnair and I get a confirmation that it was changed but then the IB number repopulates.
Has anyone found a way of successfully changing it?
I also tried the Iberia customer "service" but they are so incredibly incompetent.....and I speak Spanish perfectly.....
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Old Jan 26, 19, 2:07 pm
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They would do it with no problem at check in counter so you will have your Emerald benefits at least during travel if not before (I guess seat alocation?)
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Old Jan 26, 19, 5:19 pm
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QANTAS site worked for me.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by 747jetter View Post
They would do it with no problem at check in counter so you will have your Emerald benefits at least during travel if not before (I guess seat alocation?)
Thanks! Actually it's more for the fast track and boarding as well as the lounge access... basically I have OW Emerald and am traveling to Brazil but the Paris-Madrid segments are en Economy...
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Old Sep 6, 19, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by rrgg View Post
QANTAS site worked for me.
QANTAS doesn't seem to let me edit the flight info on my IB award ticket booked through IB.

But since Iberia doesn't have PreCheck, and I'm in J TATL (and cheap seats intraEurope), will I miss out on anything if I do it at check in?
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