Using BA Avios to LAX in F or JBack to Forum
Anonymous30 Mar 2014
I am about to book a redemption ticket using companion voucher to LAX late October and back early December, would prefer F or J but right now only WTP available,
Any advice on if I should wait to book and see if any F or J seats will become available closer to departure or should I grab WTP seats now.30 Mar 2014
It seems that LAX is one of the toughest BA destinations to grab an award seat in J or F. Try SFO for the time being. When you are close to departure date check again if there are any opening.30 Mar 2014
It is indeed a chance to take. It can really depend on so many factors, mainly seat availability as you get closer to the date.
One example, I am booked to go to NYC later in April. When I first looked, about 5 months ago, it was only WT or WTP or to fly with AA, available with Avios. I have kept tracking it and in the last 3 weeks they have released many flights with J and F but I notice that they have only released 1 seat on each flight.
If you need only 1 seat it can be a better chance for you but you could be left leaving it very late.30 Mar 2014
Thanks for the tips, I am flying from Sweden, does not look like allocations where different from GOT compared to LHR, pain to find seats from GOT to suitable connections from LHR onwards though.
As I am very flexible with dates and destinations so I called BA and got F seats into Houston and WTP out of Phoenix, will use separate one way redemption on AA to PHX after a couple of days in Texas and skip LA this time
Looking forward to try F on BA, hope I get new F seats on the 747.30 Mar 2014
Try for an A380 flight if you can on the LAX route:
Or the 787 to Austin, Texas.31 Mar 2014
When I originally did this booking there where no seats in Club on the return leg from PHX-LHR, today I checked and Club seats where available so called BA and got the J seats at 25,000 Avios extra for 2 pax, and then the nice surprise when selecting seats online, this is one of the destinations with the old 747 First seats sold as Club so managed to secure us 2 seats in old First, not a bad spend of 25k avios…..17 Sep 2014
If you are concerned about the food offering, you can create your own “F” experience by purchasing some delicious food from one of the many food outlets in T5..
Enjoy the flight…17 Sep 2014
I am officially confused. When I look for availability from a european point (say AMS) there is indeed more availability from AMS than LHR. It seems to warn you that you can only use your companion voucher from a UK point, then allows you to use it anyway.
Anyone got any thoughts on this? Can you do it or not??17 Sep 2014
Further to @ms 17/09/2014 11:23 GMT
Although previously suffering from adverse hygiene reports, both Heston B and G Ramsay offer what appears to be quite an appetising carry-on picnic.17 Sep 2014