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MSE News: Last chance to use Airmiles before Avios takes over

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This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"The reward scheme shuts on Thursday evening, leaving passengers with just hours to exchange points for free flights ..."

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  • cundall
    cundall Posts: 859 Forumite
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    booked a flight last week... lots of availability to Cape Town in Feb
  • loates123
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    thanks never knew you could NOT book by phone any more from leeds or durham tees valley
    Treat everyday as your last one on earth! and one day you will be right.:D
  • cundall
    cundall Posts: 859 Forumite
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    loates123 wrote: »
    thanks never knew you could NOT book by phone any more from leeds or durham tees valley

    Well you will be able to...

    As Airmiles is no longer a company in the UK they have to arrange new agreements with the other airlines such as BMI who flew from the smaller airports.... As such you can only book BA flights internally which is a killer as we could normally fly from LBA but now have to fly from MAN.
  • loates123
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    cundall wrote: »
    Well you will be able to...

    As Airmiles is no longer a company in the UK they have to arrange new agreements with the other airlines such as BMI who flew from the smaller airports.... As such you can only book BA flights internally which is a killer as we could normally fly from LBA but now have to fly from MAN.


    ok cheers but i dont get what you mean

    with the well you will able to, as all ready spoken to airmiles and they say they dont have contracts, anymore only with ba now :cool:
    Treat everyday as your last one on earth! and one day you will be right.:D
  • sampinkfish
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    But could not as Air Miles / Avios stopped selling Emirates flights on 16th November and there was no availability on BA.

    This change is wrong on so many levels....
  • shop-to-drop
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    Anyone booked today? Or tried and given up? I've left it until the last minute and wondering if I have any hope.
    :j Trytryagain FLYLADY - SAYE £700 each month Premium Bonds £713 Mortgage Was £100,000@20/6/08 now zilch 21/4/15:beer: WTL - 52 (I'll do it 4 MUM)
  • richardw
    richardw Posts: 19,458 Forumite
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    It closes at 8pm, so you've got about 40mins to go.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • pigeonpie
    pigeonpie Posts: 1,216 Forumite
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    OH just hung on for an hour only to be told that only airmiles earned through shopping qualify for the 8pm cut off tonight. If (as his) airmiles are from flying and you've been moved across to Avios, then booking by 8pm tonight is irrelevant. You have to go via BA exec club booking as per your airmiles level and pay their exorbitant fees and charges as well as redeem your miles.

    Hope this helps someone in time to stop them wasting too many ££s spent on 0844 no as it wasn't clear from the article.
    Woman on the line seemed to be quite aware that this was a common misunderstanding.
  • HopePray
    HopePray Posts: 2,015 Forumite
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    I have been on hold for over an hour, the live chat isnt working and e mails are not going through.
    Really angry now.
    Love your Mum, you'll never get another one when she's gone.
  • sampinkfish
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    All forgiven and forgotten...
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