need help booking on AA through BA

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  1. Miss Staunton

    Miss Staunton Silver Member

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    I'm trying to get my husband from TVC to PDX and then from SEA to TVC. I have UR as well as BA points and thought I'd try to get him there flying AA economy. I am looking around 7/28 but can do 7/27 through 7/30 to get him out there. The return would be about 8 days later, give or take.

    I'm not sure how to find award availability on AA using BA. When I go to the BA site to "spend Avios" miles it says there are no flights that day for all the days I tried. That could be but I don't see any way of finding out for sure or if there are other days that have the flights. When I go to AA, they have AA Anytime flights available for the days I want. I'd like to learn what I should do and what I am doing wrong.

    Your help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. gleff
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    If you can't find what you want using the British Airways website my suggestion would be to search for award space using the American Airlines website (note: you want the sAAver, lowest-mileage cost seats). You should then be able to ring up BA to request those same seats
     
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    newbluesea Gold Member

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    To make it quite clear you cannot book AAnytime reward seats with Avios.
    If both the AA and BA sites show no availiblity then you are probably out of luck.

    A quick check however shows Busines/First milesavers to SEA on the 27th returning on Aug 4th and 6th . The cost is the same for as the AAnytime coach awards and the drive from SEA to PDX is really not that far.
     
  4. Miss Staunton

    Miss Staunton Silver Member

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    He is flying in to windsurf at the Gorge and then was planning on driving to Seattle to visit friends and go sailing - that's why I was trying to go into Portland and out of Seattle.

    Being new with AA I wasn't sure what AAnytime is but regardless what you are telling me if that I can't use Avios miles but can, for the same number of miles, he can go Business/First.

    I appreciate the time you took to explain and help me out.
     
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