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Jul 30, 20, 12:30 am
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Posted By SeattleDavid

Yes it is possible ... but a. you need to be...

Yes it is possible ... but
a. you need to be booked on a BA flight number (not AA or other codeshare) on BA metal and ideally on a BA ticket booked directly through ba.com
b. If not all of above...
May 23, 20, 1:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,359
Posted By SeattleDavid

They have made it extraordinarily difficult to...

They have made it extraordinarily difficult to request a refund. For us (starting from the Contact Us link on the website) it took an exchange of 14 multiple-choice text messages (few of which...
May 4, 20, 11:57 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By SeattleDavid

We received a cancellation notice for LHR-SFO on...

We received a cancellation notice for LHR-SFO on May 21, but manage my booking still shows it as booked and on time. The cancellation notice came from the Flying Club and didn't reference any...
Apr 15, 20, 6:23 am
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By SeattleDavid

I don't know what the deadline might be, but in...

I don't know what the deadline might be, but in general it is certainly possible to call BA and ask them to uncredit those flights - once that is done you can call AA and ask them to credit them....
Mar 10, 20, 4:02 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By SeattleDavid

Don't assume your choices are limited to return...

Don't assume your choices are limited to return tickets frequently in these situations the cheapest option is an open jaw and a single. And that comes with the advantage that, if you book PHl-LHR...
Mar 3, 20, 1:01 am
Replies: 50
Views: 7,572
Posted By SeattleDavid

You may be sick and tired of it but it has been...

You may be sick and tired of it but it has been reported in many diverse and technically credible places. And your analysis doesn't really provide any reason not to believe it. A barcode that simply...
Mar 3, 20, 12:45 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,600
Posted By SeattleDavid

Connecting in LAX AA-AA is very easy. ...

Connecting in LAX AA-AA is very easy.

LAX-LHR gives you probably 45 minutes extra sleeping time.

On BA you have to pay to reserve a seat (and need to) as all seats are not equal in terms of...
Feb 22, 20, 2:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By SeattleDavid

I have often done trips like this and doing it on...

I have often done trips like this and doing it on only one ticket is expensive when you need a stopover in London of more than 24 hours. However, rather than two return tickets, the cheapest way to...
Feb 20, 20, 3:13 pm
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Views: 279,940
Posted By SeattleDavid

If we assume that you mean J Fare Class and that...

If we assume that you mean J Fare Class and that the marketing carrier is AA in option 1 and QF in option 2 then
Option 1 earns around 4500 EQDs; while Option 2 would be around 6800 EQDs. EQMs would...
Feb 17, 20, 12:42 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,354
Posted By SeattleDavid

Before you spend all that on miles and copays,...

Before you spend all that on miles and copays, call the airline (or your TA) and ask them about the cost of upfaring from P to W for that one flight – it may be cheaper than the copay. You might even...
Feb 13, 20, 6:39 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 9,542
Posted By SeattleDavid

That description fits Alaska before the Virgin...

That description fits Alaska before the Virgin America merger, but the Bay Area (SFO, OAK and SJC) and LAX are all quite significant operations OAK and SJC more for west and further west and SFO...
Feb 13, 20, 6:30 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By SeattleDavid

Doesn't look like you would even earn any miles...

Doesn't look like you would even earn any miles if you fly the Gulf Air codeshare.

My first rule of flying is to almost always avoid codeshares. About the only exception is when I fly an AA...
Feb 10, 20, 7:13 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By SeattleDavid

We recently brought our dog from SFO to LHR and...

We recently brought our dog from SFO to LHR and BA told us we could only book it two weeks before the flight, but then it turned out they want3ed 48 hours to let us know whether she had a place or...
Jan 31, 20, 3:08 am
Replies: 191
Views: 39,073
Posted By SeattleDavid

You don't say when you flew, but I think AY are...

You don't say when you flew, but I think AY are one of the slower airlines to credit points - even to their own members. A week or two might just be normal processing - anything more may require a...
Jan 31, 20, 12:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By SeattleDavid

Adding further to previous comments - not only is...

Adding further to previous comments - not only is it not about metal, it is also not about which airline you buy it from. All that matters is the flight number (the marketing carrier). It is true...
Jan 31, 20, 12:27 am
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By SeattleDavid

1. shouldn't be a problem. Confirming a SWU on...

1. shouldn't be a problem. Confirming a SWU on any segment will trigger reticketing and the SWU will count as having been used, and you would be waitlised for the remaining segments

2. is much...
Jan 29, 20, 6:07 am
Replies: 220
Views: 23,515
Posted By SeattleDavid

The answer is that it depends on your reason for...

The answer is that it depends on your reason for lounge access and whether the lounge bouncers read the rules or not. If your access is due to being a J or F passenger (with no other status) then the...
Jan 29, 20, 1:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,868
Posted By SeattleDavid

I don't think it would work this way ... the air...

I don't think it would work this way ... the air carrier needs to know you will be allowed to enter the USA and for that they need to see the US passport. If you show them the UK passport they will...
Jan 27, 20, 3:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By SeattleDavid

Highly unlikely as AA's own OWE's (Executive...

Highly unlikely as AA's own OWE's (Executive Platinum, not Platinum Pro, by the way) - and Sapphires and Rubys, will probably take the available seats before they consider you. You might see 20+...
Jan 27, 20, 3:17 pm
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Views: 733,621
Posted By SeattleDavid

Past SWU extensions have been for a fixed time,...

Past SWU extensions have been for a fixed time, but have not needed a reservation yet they were true extensions.

This year the arrangement is not really an extension but a switch from applying...
Jan 23, 20, 2:18 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,388
Posted By SeattleDavid

I'm not sure either my rule of thumb is to...

I'm not sure either my rule of thumb is to assume that codeshares are never upgradeable! There are a few exceptions, but they're generally too complicated.
Jan 23, 20, 12:42 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,388
Posted By SeattleDavid

Its perfectly fine to use AA miles to upgrade a...

Its perfectly fine to use AA miles to upgrade a BA flight and then credit the flight to BA. But the same flight could also be upgraded with Avios.

The main challenge is that you need to be booked...
Jan 23, 20, 12:28 am
Replies: 86
Views: 23,969
Posted By SeattleDavid

To clarify - this only applies when upgrading...

To clarify - this only applies when upgrading from Economy. Premium Economy to J incurs no extra fees (ex-UK at least). Also, the extra fees do not apply when connecting in the UK from elsewhere (as...
Jan 16, 20, 12:00 am
Replies: 63
Views: 10,735
Posted By SeattleDavid

I don't understand the logic here ... given the...

I don't understand the logic here ... given the hub and spoke model any non-UA flight into SFO is coming from that non-UA airline's own hub. F or example why would DFW-SFO on AA have fewer AA elites...
Jan 15, 20, 3:43 am
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By SeattleDavid

A strategy that works in reverse for reaching BA...

A strategy that works in reverse for reaching BA when one is an AA EXP is calling AA EXP line and asking them to connect you to BA – I've never had an issue asking for this and it is really quick...
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