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British Airways Adds New Verification Screen
I just logged into my British Airways Avios account to search for an award and noticed something very new. After entering in my account number and password, I was brought to a new verification screen. It says,“Sorry to interrupt you, we need to check you are a real person before you can continue.”
The screen then has one of those new picture captchas where you check a box signifying you are not a robot and you identify all of the pictures of pizza or road signs or whatever it asks. Hopefully this will not break automated award search tools. I did just run a search on Award Nexus and it seemed to work alright, so perhaps they are getting their data a different way.
I have been searching BA a lot this week and this new screen just appeared today, so it will take some time to see exactly what effect it has on everything. I have logged in to my account with different browsers and in private mode and have seen it every time. I am curious if everyone else is seeing it or if perhaps the verification is being rolled out more slowly.
This isn’t the biggest deal in the world, but it makes searching BA award space more complicated and slows the process down even more than before. If you are having a different experience than me when logging into your account and trying to search for award space, let me know in the comments.
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