11 Responses

  1. J-D
    J-D at |

    Don’t mistake malice for programmer laziness 🙂

    Is it just on the Avios side or also when booking normal tickets on the BA site?

  2. Chana
    Chana at |

    Any advice for booking tickets from west coast to OGG or LIH? I see saver availability on AA and for the same dates and airports I don’t see any on BA. TIA

    1. Ravi
      Ravi at |

      Check Alaska airline’s web site for seat availability at the 20k point level. BA can access those seats. I just returned from a vacation in Maui that I booked on Alaska using Avios (OAK – OGG and OGG – PDX).

    2. Ravi
      Ravi at |

      Also, AA.com includes Alaska Airlines in award searches, but BA.com doesn’t. You need to call the Avios award line to book those tickets. I think AA.com also includes some Hawaiian Airlines tickets in award searches, but BA doesn’t let you use Avios for Hawaiian Air tickets.

  3. joetraveler
    joetraveler at |

    Does American have non-stops LGA-LAX? If the trip involves a layover then you don’t get the trip for 12,500 miles.

  4. joetraveler
    joetraveler at |

    Layover trip on Avios is 25K miles, non-stop on AA miles is 25K miles (standard award), Biz class on AA miles non-stop is 25k miles. Assuming you’re gold or higher, no close-in fee.

    But you know all this!

  5. joetraveler
    joetraveler at |

    good points.

  6. Tom
    Tom at |

    Try booking AA operated flights on the BA Avios website. I can’t seem to get any of the flights that AA says are available on the saver level on the Avios reward booking site. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Any advice (besides the obvious–Call BA) would be appreciated.