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Best way to book an AA (ex US) flight (new thread)

kevrosmith

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Re: Best way to book an AA (US dom) flight?

Yes I go straight to the US site.No problems with payment.I do put 0 before the postcode as it becomes a Maine zipcode.It also works over the phone.I was honest the first time a week ago and was going to get the $80 per ticket so did the old trick-put ticket on hold,rang back and said my Amex has a Maine zip.As a bonus the telephone booking fee was dropped.
No need to do the postcode/zipcode trick any more. Just select Australia as the country, and zipcode field is an optional field. (It is only mandatory for US, Canada and Puerto Rico addresses)
 

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Re: Best way to book an AA (US dom) flight?

No need to do the postcode/zipcode trick any more. Just select Australia as the country, and zipcode field is an optional field. (It is only mandatory for US, Canada and Puerto Rico addresses)
You do need it when phoning the US as I was doing.
No problems on line of course.
 

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Re: Best way to book an AA (US dom) flight?

Looking to book a simple MEL-LAX return flight in early 2015. QF price is ~ $1200-$1300 but AA codeshare price (for same flights operated by QF) is about ~ $1600-$1700.

Anyway to book the AA codeshare for the same price as the QF flight? Don't want to book the QF flight as it only earns 25% with AAdvantage/USDM
 

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Re: Best way to book an AA (US dom) flight?



The Americanairlines.com.au site charges so much more for business / first flights compared to the US site. Booking on the US site gives very reasonably priced First class tickets. Checking the same flights on the australian site where it changes the name to "Business" instead of "First" increases the cost by 2-3 times!!! The economy flights are approximately the same price. Has anyone else experienced this?

It seems like a blatant rip off
4 years later and the aa.com.au rip off is still continuing. Changing the country to Australia aborts the whole booking and starts again and adds at least 50% or more to the price of business class bookings. I tried PayPal but they only accept PayPal accounts with a US billing address. Fortunately using my Australian credit card and leaving the country as US and just adding a 0 to my Australian postcode worked. You can google what the US zip code would be if you add a 0 to the end of your aussie one.
 

Travelqueen

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Hi,

I need to book an AA domestic flight using points.
I was going to book through Qantas website, using qantas points.
Is this the best way to do that ?

Regards
TQ
 

mattm199

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4 years later and the aa.com.au rip off is still continuing. Changing the country to Australia aborts the whole booking and starts again and adds at least 50% or more to the price of business class bookings. I tried PayPal but they only accept PayPal accounts with a US billing address. Fortunately using my Australian credit card and leaving the country as US and just adding a 0 to my Australian postcode worked. You can google what the US zip code would be if you add a 0 to the end of your aussie one.
For interest, did you add the "0" to the start or end of the postcode, and did you use the location of that zipcode or your home suburb (to match the card billing address)?
I agree, the AA Australian booking site gives much less choice of flights and significant cost difference.
 

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I think I've done it both ways, just write your home postcode and then google which state the US zip code applies to. eg 04001 is Maine and 40010 is Kentucky
 

Danger

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Hi,

I need to book an AA domestic flight using points.
I was going to book through Qantas website, using qantas points.
Is this the best way to do that ?

Regards
TQ
If you're using Qantas points to book an AA flight, using the Qantas website (or call centre) is the only way to do it.
 

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