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How to Change Your Frequent Flyer Number on a British Airways Avios Award Ticket

So you’ve booked your award ticket using British Airways Avios and you can’t seem to get rid of the British Airways frequent flyer number. Consequently, you want to change it to an American Airlines or a oneworld alliance frequent flyer number where you have elite status so that you could choose better seats.

Once upon a time you were able to change your frequent flyer number using the Finnair website trick, but that is no longer the case since British Airways hardcodes the BA frequent flyer number. Now, there is an alternative method using the Royal Jordanian website. Here’s how to change your frequent flyer number on a British Airways Avios award ticket:

Step 1. “Copy (CTRL+C)” the British Airways booking reference found on the Avios Award ticket confirmation screen.

Step 2. Go to www.rj.com and paste the booking reference reservation number under “Manage My Booking” and enter your last name.

Step 3. Click on Update My Contact.

Step 4. Under frequent flyer information, choose your airline that you have elite status and enter the associated frequent flier number.

Step 5. Once you’ve hit update, you’ll see the progress bar.

Step 6. You’ll be brought back to the booking screen. Click on “View traveller details” to see if it was successful.

Step 7. Under “Traveler information”, you should see the new updated frequent flier credentials that you have inputted. Success!

Note: This method only works for oneworld carriers such as Air Berlin, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Jordanian, and Siberia Airlines.


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