BA availability on AA?

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  1. zshanlon

    zshanlon Silver Member

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    Im trying to get from RDU-ORD on 6/21 returning 6/24. BA.com shows no availability in any class so I called the reservation line which confirmed they had no availability. The catch is that I can see seats on AA.com

    Should BA be able to long sell those seats to me? Did I just have a bad agent or is BA inventory limited on AA?

    Its important because we are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary.
     
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  3. schnitzel
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    When you say you can see the seats on AA.com, how many miles are they quoting for the flights?
     
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    We too are planning ahead for next year's flights and I have seen numerous days with Saver seats available on aa.com only to have ba.com say there is no availability. That makes no sense at all and I just assumed I could call and have them ticket (and, hopefully, avoid paying additional for not doing it online). I'd be surprised and upset if that's not the case.
     
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    Put this down to the crappy BA search engine this has been going on and off for what almost a year??? but certainly quite sometime where they have been unable to see AA inventory (and for that matter LAN inventory).

    That being said AA does show only AAnytime awards (which is not bookable with Avios) and F seats outbound on the 6/21 and Milesaver awards in all classes returning on the 6/24.There is also at least two Milesaver award seats outbound late in the afternoon of 6/20.
    Another call to the dreaded BA NA line is in order and try your luck perhaps trying to book the trip as two one-ways.

    Personally the BA/AA tie up has been the most disappointing event in MY FF memory and is rapidly becoming by far the worst so called "enhancement" of the AA program since I have been a member.
     
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    There is currently no Standard Award Availability on the 21st:

    [KVS Availability Tool 7.0.2/Diamond - Axess: Awards/JL-OneWorld]
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    RDU  Raleigh Durham NC US [KRDU]
    CHI  Chicago Metro IL US = ORD MDW RFD
    THU  21 Jun 2012
    
    Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Availability
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  -------------
    AA/MQ      4243    RDU   06:40     ORD   07:50     ERD  0   YS0
    AA         1645    RDU   08:20     ORD   09:30     S80  0   FS0  CS/  YS0
    AA/MQ      4262    RDU   14:00     ORD   15:10     ER4  0   YS0
    AA         857     RDU   18:10     ORD   19:30     S80  0   FS0  CS/  YS0
    
    AA/MQ      4445    RDU   07:35     DCA   08:30     ERD  0   FS/  CS/  YS4
     -> AA     467     DCA   10:05     ORD   11:05     S80  0   FS0  CS/  YS0
    AA/MQ      4400    RDU   14:55     DCA   15:55     ERD  0   FS/  CS/  YS4
     -> AA     2379    DCA   17:40     ORD   18:55     738  0   FS0  CS/  YS0
    AA/MQ      4594    RDU   15:40     LGA   17:20     CR7  0   FS2  CS/  YS0
     -> AA     371     LGA   20:40     ORD   22:10     S80  0   FS0  CS/  YS0
    AA/MQ      4435    RDU   18:25     DCA   19:25     ERD  0   FS/  CS/  YS4
     -> AA     2045    DCA   20:55     ORD   22:00     738  0   FS0  CS/  YS0
    
     
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  7. zshanlon

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    Thanks for the feedback. You are right about it being a "dreaded" experience...
     
  8. zshanlon

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    This is the case so far for me. This is my first avios booking so I might have just had bad luck with the CSR. Ill follow up when I book, or not if things don't improve.
     
  9. zshanlon

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    Various awards on the 21st and 24th. Mile SAAvers and F
     
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    AA.com shows no Y Saver availability RDU-ORD on 6/21. The only availability is in F via LGA (which would be 27K Avios per person).

    Same thing on 6/24, there is no Y saver direct flight available from ORD to RDU. The only ones are via DCA, which would be 9K Avios pp.
     
  11. zshanlon

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    Anniversary. Ruined.

    Thanks for all the validation guys. Looks like its a no go right now.
     
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    Frankly, if it was such an important event, putting it off this long was silly.
     
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    Yeah, I was going to suggest looking at UA (if OP has UR points) since it's only 10K one-way with them, and then look for Avios on the way back. But now availability is even worse than it was yesterday.
     
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    I didn't have the miles until last week but point is still valid.
     
  15. zshanlon

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    Thought about it but Mrs. Zshanlon is stingy on points. "If it isn't low level don't do it." I shouldn't have said ruined. I just need to adjust events.
     

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