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  • Charlie2612 1 post

    I am trying to get hold of the BA Exec club but the phone lines are to busy so thought someone on here might be able to help. I am looking to book flights with my husband with avios but trying to figure out how best to do so
    I’m currently in a household account with my parents and sister. In the household account when my dad booked his last flights points were taken from my total, as I believe is standard so my first question is if I remove myself from the household account and join a household account with my husband (who is also collecting avios) can I choose what points I take with me (as in take what is currently my total plus take some of my Dads points which were technically mine) and can I take my companion pass with me?
    Our other option is I leave things as they are and book the flights through my household account, if that happens then can my husband be my companion for the companion pass or does he have to join the household account for that to work?
    Apologies for the long winded question but any advice would be much appreciated since there is limited availability for the flights therefore want to book asap

    Froggee 1,006 posts

    If you leave the household account, only your points come with you. Your father could transfer up to 27,000 of his miles to you for a £15 fee though.

    Your companion voucher is yours and stays with you so yes it goes with you if you leave the household account.

    You can add your husband to your friends and family list and then book the companion voucher with him as your +1. It sounds like this would be the simplest option.

    BJ 655 posts

    Agree with @Froggee, definitely easier to add hubby to friends and family list on your dad’s HHA. Breaking up HHA is a bit messy given the rules but still worth considering if you perceive it to be mire beneficial for you and your husband in longer term.

    You are correct in your other point, avios for rewards are taken in proportion from HHA members. If the reward is cancelled and refunded the refund is similarly proportioned to each HHA member.

    Tracey 230 posts

    Best to book this trip with your husband added to the friends and family list. That way you will use some of your dad’s Avios. That may go some way to balance him using yours on the last trip. It may then be a good time to break away from your dad’s HHA and open one with your husband.

    We need to re-assess our HHA. Currently have my daughter in law in the friends and family list from the time she was only a +1. Balance between adding her in or evicting him.

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