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  1. Yukon

    Hi guys,
    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?

  2. David W

    Do you have a link to his post? I was unaware that’s possible. It sounds like changing a ticket, which should incur fees.

  3. Yukon

    [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.

  4. David W

    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.

  5. Yukon

    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.

  6. Anonymous

    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

  7. Yukon

    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.

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