Understanding GUF2

Old Sep 8, 17, 6:19 am
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No, first on LHR-BKK if I recall correctly. It also horribly timed and gets terrible reports of bad catering around here.
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Old Sep 8, 17, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
This is correct. BA will not approve the use of the GUF if your TA sends the booking to BA including non BA flights.
Is it possible the TA send a booking without BA flights at first to apply the GUF, then add the additional flights after BA approves the GUF?
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Old Sep 8, 17, 6:46 am
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Yes, I've been advised to do it this way and I will ask my TA to try.
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Originally Posted by Protocol7
Thanks KARFA, I won't be able to use the GUF2 unless I choose AMS-LHR-BKK then.
I've heard bad things about LHR-BKK.
In you opinion what's the best option? LHR-HKG in Club or LHR-BKK in First?
Have you checked HKG from BRU? Price is from 1505 eur pp and is GUF friendly. On the other side, BKK has no F if I recall correctly.
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Old Sep 8, 17, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by Lefly
Have you checked HKG from BRU? Price is from 1505 eur pp and is GUF friendly. On the other side, BKK has no F if I recall correctly.
You can also easily stop over and add an HKG-BKK as long as there is availability, which can be tight, using avios. Very expensive on separate tickets for cash.
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Originally Posted by Protocol7
Thanks KARFA, I won't be able to use the GUF2 unless I choose AMS-LHR-BKK then.
I've heard bad things about LHR-BKK.
In you opinion what's the best option? LHR-HKG in Club or LHR-BKK in First?
Just to be clear, BA do not operate a First Class service on the BA 9 to BKK.
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Old Sep 8, 17, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
This is correct. BA will not approve the use of the GUF if your TA sends the booking to BA including non BA flights.
Whilst factually correct, a TA can send a booking to BA to approve a GUF before adding non-BA flights onto the booking afterwards. Therefore, it is possible to GUF a booking that does contain non-BA flights, just that you need a willing and capable TA.
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Old Sep 8, 17, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by rossmacd
Whilst factually correct, a TA can send a booking to BA to approve a GUF before adding non-BA flights onto the booking afterwards. Therefore, it is possible to GUF a booking that does contain non-BA flights, just that you need a willing and capable TA.
You will note I chose my wording carefully
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Old Sep 8, 17, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
You will note I chose my wording carefully
Very carefully, indeed
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Old Sep 8, 17, 1:53 pm
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Ok, still waiting for the TA response, otherwise I'll go with the BRU-HKG. I just assumed there would be First on LHR-BKK, so naive.
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Old Sep 8, 17, 2:14 pm
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If you do this you risk having an ADM issued against your TA for the cost of the diff fence between the booked fare and the upgraded fare, which is an incredibly selfish thing to do. Any TA that does this is taking a huge risk and is, IMHO, rather stupid to try it. Not recommended. I'd suggest you stick to the terms of the GUF and stop trying to find ways to screw the system.

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Old Sep 8, 17, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by rossmacd
Whilst factually correct, a TA can send a booking to BA to approve a GUF before doing things that are against the policy....
This is not in the spirit of policy and also as mentioned, the risk of the TA ruining their working relationship with BA makes it a daft thing to do...

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Old Sep 8, 17, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by BLHD
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Edit based on your edit - if the TA actively proposes this as an option, why should I be interested about their relationship with BA?

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Old Sep 8, 17, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Filthy Monkey
If you do this you risk having an ADM issued against your TA for the cost of the diff fence between the booked fare and the upgraded fare, which is an incredibly selfish thing to do. Any TA that does this is taking a huge risk and is, IMHO, rather stupid to try it. Not recommended. I'd suggest you stick to the terms of the GUF and stop trying to find ways to screw the system.
Precisely, why would you subject any TA/why would a TA who makes almost no money on the booking do this for you...
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Old Sep 8, 17, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by rossmacd


Edit based on your edit - if the TA actively proposes this as an option, why should I be interested about their relationship with BA?
So you don't care if your TA goes out of Business?
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