Flew with BA - BA said I didn't!

Old Nov 26, 10, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Sixth Freedom View Post
For 500 - 1,000 miles, which you can buy for GBP 30, is it really worth the hassle?
If, like me, that 500 miles would take you to the next elite tier, then it is worth it and it's only a hassle because BA make it so.

In my case, BA are claiming that they "have no record" of me taking the 3rd segment of a 4 segment trip even though it would have been impossible for me to get from point 2 to point 3 without being on it.
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Old Nov 26, 10, 10:03 am
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You could always submit a request to the airport for video footage of yourself boarding under the Data Protection Act. Before doing so, ask BA if they are confident enough in their claim to reimburse your admin costs x2 should said video prove that you did board.
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Old Nov 26, 10, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by Blueboys999 View Post
In my case, BA are claiming that they "have no record" of me taking the 3rd segment of a 4 segment trip even though it would have been impossible for me to get from point 2 to point 3 without being on it.
So why don't you suggest that you would make public that BA admits to keeping no reliable record of its passengers in these dangerous times?



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Old Nov 26, 10, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by Cheetah_SA View Post
A short kaftan? Sort of knee length, maybe?
Kafkaesque as in Franz Kafka and his 'The Metamorphosis'...were you joking??? Scary....
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Old Nov 26, 10, 11:11 am
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Old Nov 26, 10, 11:13 am
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Old Nov 26, 10, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
But miles don't take you to the next tier, points do
i guess he meant if the 10 tps take you above the threshold...
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Old Nov 26, 10, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
But miles don't take you to the next tier, points do
Is that true of all OW partners? I thought some used miles rather than points.

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Old Nov 26, 10, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
But miles don't take you to the next tier, points do
Credited to AAdvantage they do.

I was around 3,200 miles short of AA EXP with no transatlantic trips before the end of the qualifying year on 31.12.10 so I looked for a 1 day BA itinerary that would get me the miles. I flew:

BA 2901 MAN-LGW 0640-0745
BA 2642 LGW-SKG 0845-1400
BA 2643 SKG-LGW 1455-1625
BA 2910 LGW-MAN 1740-1840

So BA accept that I got off BA 2642 in SKG at 1400 hrs and that I boarded BA 2910 in LGW on 1740 but NOT that I managed that by being on BA 2643 in between.

It's insane really.

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Old Nov 26, 10, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by beardedgeologist View Post
Kafta is the lebanese version of kofta - kind of like a meatball but longer and thinner.

Kafta-esque means "like a lebanese meatball", which is indeed a very odd situation to be in.

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Old Nov 26, 10, 12:05 pm
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Old Nov 26, 10, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
Sounds like the agents at SKG didn't board you properly on the system.
I'm sure you're right - if only BA would recognise that.
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Old Nov 27, 10, 2:36 am
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Originally Posted by ozon78 View Post
Kafkaesque as in Franz Kafka and his 'The Metamorphosis'...were you joking??? Scary....
Sorry my humour scares you. Usually it just elicits groans.
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Old Nov 27, 10, 3:40 am
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I never dispose of a BP until I see the Miles an TP credited to my account first.

BAEC's miles once had me returning on a date before I departed for the outbound journey; putting the TP in the old BAEC year and cancelling them immediately.

Even the BAEC agent knew better that the come up with any kind of reason for the computer input error!!
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Old Nov 27, 10, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by KenJohn View Post
I never dispose of a BP until I see the Miles an TP credited to my account first.
That is a cardinal rule. But in this case BA could still claim that a boarding pass is not proof that you actually flew.

randalf, was your ticket flexible? If so, tell BA you would like a refund!
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