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Gary Leff had an interesting article a few weeks back where you could buy a ticket (ex for a positioning flight) through a current reservation. Will that work with Iberia and British Airways also? I have a flight out of Miami booked through Iberia but would now like to add on an American leg from a different airport, does Iberia allow this as American (according to Gary) does? Also, is it possible to do it with award miles or is it only paid miles?
Do you have a link to his post? I was unaware that’s possible. It sounds like changing a ticket, which should incur fees.
[QUOTE=”David W, post: 58735, member: 29″]Do you have a link to his post? I was unaware that’s possible. It sounds like changing a ticket, which should incur fees.[/QUOTE]
I’ll try and find it. I do not think it is change of the ticket, but instead you buy a ticket through that other locator so that your baggage etc can go under the same ticket and get processed through to the end.
Even on separate tickets, you should still be able to thru-check bags as long as you tell the check in agent what your flights/destination are. They’re not [I]required[/I] to do so but they should be able to.
If youre talking about adding a flight to an existing award, you can call BA/IB and ask to add it. However, given that the award charts on BA/IB are distance based, you’d be paying additional miles and taxes.
Thank you. I looked but can’t find it now, but know I read it some short time ago. Yes, I am aware that I will need to pay more miles/taxes but having it all under one ticket is worthwhile to me if I can do so.
This is something that American allows, adding you to combine revenue and award flights on a single ticket. Most carriers don’t due this, it’s a bit unique.
[*]If you’re on an AA-issued ticket, it shouldn’t be a problem to add it (though you may incur change fees at this point).
[*]If the ticket was issued through BA, you could pay change fees and the additional miles to add another segment
[*]If the ticket was issued through IB, it’s almost certainly not worth it to try and change anything — if the flight you have booked is on a partner, the ticket isn’t changeable; if it’s on Iberia it’s still such a PITA to make a change that I wouldn’t recommend it
It is indeed Iberia on Iberia metal. I guess I will buy an American connecting flight and hope nothing goes awry. Thank you for the information.