Tuesday, July 14th, 2015, 12:04 pm
The BA Glitch Fix Has Made Even More Flights And Routes Available To Book With Avios Online Than Before!
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Turns out that things are even better than before!
Previously, when there were a lot of available award flights BA.com would only display the earlier flights and not the flights later in the day.
Booking the later flights required a phone call to a competent agent (such as those at the Singapore desk).
Well the good news here is that this glitch appears to have been fixed!
LGA-Chicago on BA.com now matches up exactly to what AA.com shows:
LGA-Miami on BA.com also matches up exactly to what AA.com shows:
Except of course BA charges 7.5K for those flights instead of the 12.5K that AA charges. AA has a $75 close-in fee while BA has none. AA charges a $150 cancellation fee while BA allows you to cancel for $5.60.
As per this post, always search for NYC, LGA, EWR, and JFK as each can give different results.
In the past LAN flights have typically had to be booked over the phone, but I’m now seeing LAN routes that have never showed up on BA.com before.
For example Buenos Aires/AEP to Iguazu Falls/IGR can now be booked online:
Santiago, Chile-Easter Island:
And Easter Island-Papeete, just a 45 minute flight from Bora Bora:
Alas, Alaska and Aer Lingus flights are still not available online.
Find anything else that has changed? Hit the comments!