…and to get confirmation numbers.
Booking those Aer Lingus flights last week with Avios has kicked up a few little issues that I’ve never dealt with, so thought this might be useful to post.
British Airways gave me a confirmation number when I booked the Aer Lingus flights… but not for Aer Lingus. I could only access the reservation on the British Airways website.
I wanted to be able to pull up my flights on the Aer Lingus website, but didn’t have the confirmation code that British Airways gave Aer Lingus.
On the Royal Jordanian website, hover over “Plan & Book” and then click anything in the “Manage the Essentials” part of the dropdown menu.
Once there, click “Manage Booking” or follow this link.
You can plug in your record locator and name and pull up a whole host of interesting services like:
- Change frequent flyer number
- Obtain other airline’s record locator
- Verify fare buckets
- Easily check flight duration and aircraft type
- Email yourself a receipt
- Get a ticket number
All important things for preening and double-checking reservations. I could, for example, use Avios to book a flight on American, and then add my AAdvantage frequent flyer number to make sure I get elite benefits like early boarding.
I can also simply take the record locator for the AA flight and then plug it into the AA website… something that British Airways doesn’t give you on their website or in any of their emails (someone correct me if I’m wrong – I just booked a US Airways flight with Avios and couldn’t find the freaking US Airways record locator for the life of me).
Why this works
I noticed in the web address on the RJ website that they were pulling from Amadeus – the same system that Check My Trip uses. It’s a bit dated and still has the copyright as 2014, so take that for what it’s worth. But it works like a charm.
With regard to Oneworld bookings, you should be able to preen the following airline bookings on the RJ website:
- British Airways
- Royal Jordanian (duh)
- Cathay Pacific
But not AA or US Airways… they don’t use Amadeus. It is handy, however, for adding AA flights booked with Avios to your AA account. And for adding your AA number to the reso to receive elite benefits.
And who knows, sometimes they end up crediting award bookings as paid flights on accident.
Handy little trick, thought I’d share for my Oneworld peeps out there.
Let us know if something similar exists for SkyTeam. United is really good about showing the other airline’s record locator on their website already.
And on this note, other tips are certainly always welcome!