Using Avios Points on AS?

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  1. Explore
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    Explore Silver Member

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    A few questions:

    1) Does the very lowest AS award bucket have to be available to redeem Avios points on AS, or does the intermediate level work as well?

    2) I guess you still can't book AS on the BA website? Have folks had luck recently in getting BA to waive the phone booking surcharge since you can't book online?

    3) What is the AS policy on standby travel using Avios awards if you don't have AS status? How does standby work on AS?

    Thanks......
     
  2. ballardFlyer

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    1. Only lowest AS bucket works. Also, if you can see it on aa.com search then BA can book too. AA can be faster thanAS site for me and only shows low bucket.

    2. Yes just nicely mention you tried to book online and it didn't work. The have waived many times for me.

    3. You can enter a AS, DL, or AA mileage number on AS website after booking to get some elite benefits on AS when flying on awards. Not sure about standby tho.
     
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