Understanding GUF2

Old Jan 18, 2016, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99
I am not sure I have seen the answer to this, and the TA who is booking my GUF2 is struggling with it at the moment.

If I use the GUF2 to upgrade from T (which permits changes for a fee), to I (which never allows changes) is my ability to make changes governed by the T or I rule ? I had assumed it was the T rule.
You have the right answer for the wrong reason.

The fare determines the change possibilities, not the single letter booking code. You cannot infer how flexible a flight will be from the booking code.

For instance, "I" fares not originating from the UK are usually flexible for a small penalty.

The underlying fare will determine the change possibilities, in this case whatever change provisions were attached to your T fare. You will still require availability in the "I" bucket on the new flight for the GUF to be applied onto the new flight.
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Old Jan 19, 2016, 3:07 am
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Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99
I am not sure I have seen the answer to this, and the TA who is booking my GUF2 is struggling with it at the moment.

If I use the GUF2 to upgrade from T (which permits changes for a fee), to I (which never allows changes) is my ability to make changes governed by the T or I rule ? I had assumed it was the T rule.

The BA instructions to agents are a little ambiguous as they just refer to changes in accordance with the fare rules. This is easy when u/g from Y to T or D to A, as all those fare buckets allow changes for a fee. It is less clear where one of them does not (as with T to I).
In case anyone else stumbles on this, it has been confirmed by the GGL team that it is the T rules which apply to changes.
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Old Jan 19, 2016, 3:31 am
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FYI, with regards to the 'demise of Propeller' comment earlier in the thread - Propeller are still very much in business and have made quite a few bookings for me recently. They are currently dealing with a complex GUF booking and I'm expecting good things and a positive result ^
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Old Jan 26, 2016, 10:38 am
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this being my first year using these vouchers i am a bit perplexed by the TP earnings and associated bonuses.

i just called the gold line and was told that "what you paid for is what you get for avios and TPs" meaning if i paid CW i get 140tp and WT+ 90tp etc.

is this correct?

i ask only bc on one booking i went CW to F both ways and on outbound received 140tp and return 210tp. was that an error on BAs part?
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Old Jan 26, 2016, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by VSLover
i ask only bc on one booking i went CW to F both ways and on outbound received 140tp and return 210tp. was that an error on BAs part?
If you used a GUF to go from CW to F you should receive the TPs for CW. You were the beneficiary of BA's poor IT systems if you received 210. I wouldn't suggest you call the gold line to ask for the other direction to be increased to 210!
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Old Jan 26, 2016, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by VSLover
this being my first year using these vouchers i am a bit perplexed by the TP earnings and associated bonuses.

i just called the gold line and was told that "what you paid for is what you get for avios and TPs" meaning if i paid CW i get 140tp and WT+ 90tp etc.

is this correct?
Yes. With all non-cash upgrades (so UuA, GUF, or OpUp) you should only receive the TPs and avios based on teh underlying cash booking, not the cabin you were upgraded in to.

i ask only bc on one booking i went CW to F both ways and on outbound received 140tp and return 210tp. was that an error on BAs part?
Yes it was.
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Old Jan 26, 2016, 12:09 pm
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ha! thanks for the responses and luckily i asked the question to the rep before going on about the "mistakes" as the TPs are somewhat irrelevant for me this year. i was more concerned with the J/F avios bonus of 25k for each RT (and a lowly 7k for WT+).
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Old Jan 27, 2016, 12:23 pm
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If I want to travel First, and a sale is on with cheap I class club tickets, am I able to call a TA and get the First class return for the cost of the advertised I price?

Despite scouring this thread I still can't figure out the answer but apologies as I'm sure it's been asked somewhere (I just can't find it..)
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Old Jan 27, 2016, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Sphereo
If I want to travel First, and a sale is on with cheap I class club tickets, am I able to call a TA and get the First class return for the cost of the advertised I price?

Despite scouring this thread I still can't figure out the answer but apologies as I'm sure it's been asked somewhere (I just can't find it..)
If used at the time of booking through a TA you need A class revenue fare availability to use the GUF and take advantage of the I class fare you found.
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Old Jan 27, 2016, 12:30 pm
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Hi,

I'm a TA quickly learning about GUF. Could I ask a question.

How frequently do you earn GUF and GUF2?

Many thanks

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Old Jan 27, 2016, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by bazza1603
Hi,

I'm a TA quickly learning about GUF. Could I ask a question.

How frequently do you earn GUF and GUF2?

Many thanks

Barry
Hi Barry, you'll find the details here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ers-guide.html

1 GUF2 at 2,500 TPs
2 x GUF1 at 3,500 TPs

Then a choice of either joker, some Avios or another 2 x GUF1 at 7,000, 8,000 and 9,000 TPs.
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Old Feb 5, 2016, 4:14 am
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Hi

Having suddenly expanded my BA flying considerably last year, I have found myself in possession of some GUF vouchers which I have just put to use on LHR>HKG>LHR in July (J>F), but I've a quick query as a newbie on this front.

I had originally upgraded just the outbound into F using avios, but decided to use a GUF and upgrade the return as well, so BA have refunded my avios and applied the upgrade.

MMB now shows me booked into F on the 2 legs, and the seat using avios availability are now available again for somebody else to use - is that normally the case?

My ticket has to be re-issued, so no ticket number on the mobile app yet (not that concerned), but just want to make sure the agent has managed the process correctly and the 2 F seats are actually mine?

Thanks

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Old Feb 26, 2016, 7:32 am
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Apologies if this was answered, new to this programme.

When do the GUF2's expire? Under "Your Gold Benefits" it says:

Gold Upgrade Voucher (1)
Gold Upgrade Voucher (2)

No expiry date... is it when the tier collection year ends? In "My eVouchers" they do not show up. Just got these a few week ago, and my year finishes next week!
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by 47Chits
Apologies if this was answered, new to this programme.

When do the GUF2's expire? Under "Your Gold Benefits" it says:

Gold Upgrade Voucher (1)
Gold Upgrade Voucher (2)

No expiry date... is it when the tier collection year ends? In "My eVouchers" they do not show up. Just got these a few week ago, and my year finishes next week!
Under the My Executive Club section when you log in you should see
a section called My eVouchers. You should see your upgrade vouchers listed there with a Date Issued column and an Expiry Date column.
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by golfmad
Under the My Executive Club section when you log in you should see
a section called My eVouchers. You should see your upgrade vouchers listed there with a Date Issued column and an Expiry Date column.
Many thanks!

Is it a problem if they are not in the eVoucher section? They should only have been there for about 10 days.
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