When flying on British Airways (BA) & their oneworld partners you can earn British Airways Avios points and Tier Points. Tier Points allow you to climb up the Elite status ladder toward Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Steps to claiming missing British Airways flights Avios miles

If you haven’t included your BA Executive Club number at the time of booking or at check-in you can still claim your missing miles for up to the last 6 month with BA, BA partners and non-airline partners.

However, you only have 3 months prior to joining the loyalty program for BA and BA partner flights.

Step 1 – Claim section on ba.com

Once you log in into your Avios account via ba.com, under the Discover tab, click on Claim missing Avios in the 2nd column Executive Club.

British Airways .com main page
British Airways .com main page
Claim missing Avios
Claim missing Avios

Step 2 – Find your ticket number & enter it

In your emails you’ll probably find your ticket number. British Airways, like all other airlines, sends an e-ticket receipt containing your booking info. The information you need is the ticket number that starts with 125. That number is followed by a dash and 10 digits.

You will find it towards the bottom of your email under Payment Information.

Once you have your ticket number, enter it as shown below. You will be taken by default to the British Airways flights missing miles claim form.

Missing Avios claim form
Missing Avios claim form

Although missing Avios and Tier points are credited real fast, it can take up to 7 business days to post on BA flights. Count 4 weeks for partner flights, and a whooping 8 weeks for non-airline partners.

Claim missing BA Avios miles with airline partners

You can claim miles with British Airways’ oneworld and interlinet partners. These carriers are:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Italy
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Cathay Dragon
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • LAN
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Meridiana
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • S7 Airlines
  • Sri Lankan Airlines
  • TAM Airlines
  • Vueling

On the left hand side, you will see a tab that read Partner claim. Click it and fill the required flights information. Booking number is optional but it will definitely help to process faster.

Partner flight claim
Partner flight claim

It’s important to point out that claiming Avios with Royal Jordanian can be a long process. So be warned about the potential loss of Avios if you fly the Jordanian carrier.


As we travel more and more, earning miles and Tier points matters. They reward us with “free” flights we can gift our family, friends and ourselves. If you have any questions or comments, please leave a comment or reach out on Facebook at Amin On Miles Club.