Understanding GUF2

Old Jan 16, 23, 3:11 am
  #856  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 39,890
yes, you should maintain your upgraded cabin when being rerouted. you should not be downgraded simply because you used a GUF.
KARFA is offline  
Old Jan 21, 23, 9:25 am
  #857  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Programs: BA GGL
Posts: 2,424
If using a GUF from economy (permitted fare codes of course) to Premium Economy, can it be actioned into any of the W/E/T codes or only the lowest? I really cannot remember. Ta!
mmxbreaks is offline  
Old Jan 21, 23, 9:37 am
  #858  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 39,890
I had to look that one up! Apparently you need either reward seats or can use T selling class in WTP.
KARFA is offline  
Old Jan 27, 23, 8:26 am
  #859  
cwl
Accor Contributor BadgeFairmont Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: UK
Programs: BAEC Gold, Flying Blue Silver, Le Club Accor Platinum, Hilton Honours Diamond, Marriot Silver
Posts: 487
Looking to use a GUF2 on a WTP cash booking to upgrade to CW for LHR - MAA.

There appears to be lots of WTP T class availability and both CW I class plus reward availability in August.

Online if I price WTP on its own it gives me 2,621.62 for 2 passengers in WTP but if I try the same flights using the GUF2 the WTP prices out at 3,229.62. Is this a case of the linked upgrade from WT to WTP price not working when the GUF2 is applied?

If so reading the above thread it appears I need to booked the WTP ticket and then separately contact BA by phone to apply the GUF2. Have I interpreted the above mentioned work around correctly?
cwl is offline  
Old Jan 27, 23, 2:00 pm
  #860  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TPA/ABZ
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold. GGL/CCR.
Posts: 12,156
Originally Posted by cwl
Looking to use a GUF2 on a WTP cash booking to upgrade to CW for LHR - MAA.

There appears to be lots of WTP T class availability and both CW I class plus reward availability in August.

Online if I price WTP on its own it gives me 2,621.62 for 2 passengers in WTP but if I try the same flights using the GUF2 the WTP prices out at 3,229.62. Is this a case of the linked upgrade from WT to WTP price not working when the GUF2 is applied?

If so reading the above thread it appears I need to booked the WTP ticket and then separately contact BA by phone to apply the GUF2. Have I interpreted the above mentioned work around correctly?
I found your post a little confusing so forgive me if I have misunderstood.

First of all, if you're using a GUF, you don't need to be concerned about fare classes in WTP. You only need to be able to see I class in CW (which you do).

If I class is available then the only cost difference between the WTP booking and the upgrade to CW with the GUF will be the differences in taxes and fees. The best way to check that is to do a dummy booking in WTP (note the taxes and fees) and do a dummy booking in CW (check the taxes and fees). You should be asked to pay the difference between the two sets of taxes and fees which will amount to several hundred pounds per person.

In your post, you also talk about a 'linked upgrade from WT to WTP' and I'm not sure what you mean by that.
golfmad is offline  
Old Jan 27, 23, 2:01 pm
  #861  
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: SYD, GOT
Programs: BA GGL; SK EBG; Hilton Diamond, A-Club Platinum, Marriott Gold
Posts: 2,211
A couple of things at play.
- yes many of the WTP fares are actually an upgrade from economy, so the taxes and fuel charges can jump a little
- taxes and other charges are higher in club than WTP. The tax element is a U.K. tax on premium bookings so one we cannot blame BA for.
- you could do an ex EU to bring the price down. Both due to lower taxes as a transit pax and BA competing with other airlines.

in terms of the upgrade you have interpreted corrected. You can have you travel agent or BA do it all at one time. In that way you will be confirmed at time of booking.

KF
Koru Flyer is offline  
Old Mar 20, 23, 11:05 am
  #862  
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Posts: 8
If I want to apply a GUF2 to a BAH booking I assume I can book first online and then apply the voucher afterwards by phone provided the relevant booking class is still available. To be clear do I need to phone BAH or GGL in this situation?

Thanks
tom188 is offline  
Old Mar 20, 23, 11:11 am
  #863  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, Hilton Diamond *, IHG, Couples Romance Rewards
Posts: 1,985
Originally Posted by tom188
If I want to apply a GUF2 to a BAH booking I assume I can book first online and then apply the voucher afterwards by phone provided the relevant booking class is still available. To be clear do I need to phone BAH or GGL in this situation?

Thanks
BAH unless unless you are able to call GGL priority line who can call BAH on your behalf.
crazy8534 likes this.
firstlight is online now  
Old Mar 20, 23, 11:16 am
  #864  
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, BA Amex Prem, BA Amex Business, Amex Platinum, Coutts Silk, Hilton Diamond etc.
Posts: 3,231
Originally Posted by firstlight
BAH unless unless you are able to call GGL priority line who can call BAH on your behalf.
The 'red phone' I call it...!
GGL do seem to have a good line to get you through to BAH pronto.
crazy8534 is online now  
Old Mar 22, 23, 7:33 pm
  #865  
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Gateshead
Programs: BA Gold, ELAL Top Platinum, Lufthansa and Virgin
Posts: 787
Would one be able to use a GUF coming from one person with a 2-4-1 coming from the other party in the booking or do they both need to come from the same person?
tedcruz is offline  
Old Mar 23, 23, 3:24 am
  #866  
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Oxford (&Western Isles )
Programs: BA GGL, CCR; RyanAir MillionMiler :( ;
Posts: 690
Originally Posted by tedcruz
Would one be able to use a GUF coming from one person with a 2-4-1 coming from the other party in the booking or do they both need to come from the same person?
ive done that a couple of times, calling the GGL line, as long as both on the same booking.
wanderingjock is online now  
Old Mar 28, 23, 6:00 pm
  #867  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Las Vegas
Programs: BA Gold; Hilton Honors Diamond
Posts: 2,801
Just curious if anyone else on here has "lost" a GUF2 over the last couple of days? My wife and I each seem to have one missing since earlier this week. The "My eVouchers" section of "Manage my Account" shows the ones we've used. I'd like to think it's just BA's IT playing tricks on us but would be intrigued to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience.
Geordie405 is offline  
Old Mar 28, 23, 6:05 pm
  #868  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, Hilton Diamond *, IHG, Couples Romance Rewards
Posts: 1,985
Originally Posted by Geordie405
Just curious if anyone else on here has "lost" a GUF2 over the last couple of days? My wife and I each seem to have one missing since earlier this week. The "My eVouchers" section of "Manage my Account" shows the ones we've used. I'd like to think it's just BA's IT playing tricks on us but would be intrigued to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience.
i think i am missing a couple of guf 1s but need to check...
Geordie405 likes this.
firstlight is online now  
Old Mar 28, 23, 6:07 pm
  #869  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: FRA, JFK
Programs: BAEC GGL, A3*G, Bonvoy Gold, HH Gold
Posts: 844
Originally Posted by Geordie405
Just curious if anyone else on here has "lost" a GUF2 over the last couple of days? My wife and I each seem to have one missing since earlier this week. The "My eVouchers" section of "Manage my Account" shows the ones we've used. I'd like to think it's just BA's IT playing tricks on us but would be intrigued to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience.
Just noticed the same thing happening to me, but am not sure I was supposed to have the ones that went missing in the first place.
Geordie405 likes this.
Chiller3333 is offline  
Old Mar 28, 23, 8:16 pm
  #870  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TPA/ABZ
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold. GGL/CCR.
Posts: 12,156
Originally Posted by Geordie405
Just curious if anyone else on here has "lost" a GUF2 over the last couple of days? My wife and I each seem to have one missing since earlier this week. The "My eVouchers" section of "Manage my Account" shows the ones we've used. I'd like to think it's just BA's IT playing tricks on us but would be intrigued to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience.
Yes. I am missing my 3,500 2xGUF1s. It was there earlier this week.

I redeemed one earlier this week so I'm confident I should have had 1xGUF2 and 2xGUF1 remaining.

Geordie405 please let me know how you get on raising this with BAEC. Thanks
golfmad is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread