Redeeming FF miles for BA CW

Old Aug 15, 2005, 2:51 pm
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Apparently I've been living under a rock as I had no idea of zero catering to/from LHR on BA flights.

Oh jeez...perhaps I should call back FF and try for VS instead
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Old Aug 15, 2005, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian
. . .Oh jeez...perhaps I should call back FF and try for VS instead
I would definitely ask. This close to departure date, you might get lucky, though I also expect that VS's bookings are running a bit above normal these last few days.

HP FF has never been able to find a seat on VS for me several months out and I've tried I-don't-know-how-many times. Inventory is so small compared to BA.
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 8:47 am
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Well I booked a phx-iah-lgw outbound for 9/3 and a lhr-ord-phx return on 9/10 on BA CW. Of course it's as anyone's guess whether or not I'll be buying sandwiches at T4 the 10th for the ride home but I'm hoping they sort it out.

There was zero VS availability anywhere. No surprise..

What I did find odd was that the taxes I paid on this ticket were approx. $250....Does that seem ridiculous? I did this flight last fall and certainly don't remember paying that much. Any comments?

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Old Aug 18, 2005, 9:08 am
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Hi enviroian,

There has been a significant increase in the fuel surcharge levied by VS/BA over the past year (in addition to all the taxes plus the 20 Premium cabin tax levied on flights out of the UK). Here in the UK we are apying about 130 in taxes/charges alone for a premium cabin trip to the US now so $250 seems about approximately right given the $: conversion rate.

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