About six weeks ago I explained how to manage your British Airways Avios award bookings to make sure you get your elite status benefits.
The idea is that when you book an award using British Airways Avios (and short-distance non-stop awards are a fantastic value in the British Airways program, any flight under 650 miles in length costs just 4500 points each way), your BA frequent flyer account number gets added to the reservation.
But you might be a US Airways or American Airlines elite frequent flyer. So you will need to get to know the Royal Jordianian website.
If you book a US Airways flight using BA’s points, something I’ve been doing a lot of lately, US Airways agents are generally unwilling to change your frequent flyer number in the booking. And you can’t do it yourself on the US Airways website.
So you want to do it yourself.
The usual trick has been to use the Finnair website. But recently the Finnair website has just been erroring out for me, and for several readers.
Fortunately, there are other ways to:
- Update your frequent flyer number to make sure you get benefits like priority boarding and free checked bags, as well as access to premium seats.
- Get confirmation numbers for the airlines you’ll be flying on, without picking up the phone and calling them.
I’ve tried the Qantas website, but it always wants to stick my Qantas frequent flyer number into the booking.
Scott Mayerowitz flagged for me that the Royal Jordanian website works for this.
Once you go to Royal Jordanian’s website, choose Manage Booking.
Enter the confirmation number that British Airways gave you when you booked the award, and the passenger last name.
The system will pull up your booking. Click the red button ‘Update My Contact’
There you can update your frequent flyer number to whatever program you wish to have attached to the booking.
The site even gives you the confirmation number(s) of the airlines you’re flying.
The only wrinkle? The Royal Jordanian website will require you to enter your passport details in order to save the updated information.
Do this, though, and your frequent flyer number of choice will be reflected on the operating airline’s website.
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