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Old May 22, 15, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by rrrrrich
Ah ok, thanks for clarifying. I could've sworn it said 40 TP each way in economy, but must be wrong and BA right!
LHR-ATH would be 40TP in full fare economy, 10TP in O, Q, S, and 20TP in all other discounted economy buckets (and indeed 80TP in business).
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Old May 22, 15, 6:15 am
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A question.

For my EDI-LCY flights selling class N gives me 10TP per sector. Often for 20 less they offer a fare in selling class O but that only gives 5TP. When booking on BA.com is there a way to select a more expensive N class fare? I don't want to pay for a 20TP fare and if there is availabilty of O class then I only seem to be able to select a 5TP or 20TP fare.
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Old May 22, 15, 8:53 am
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Given the new earning rules, there should be another option when booking economy fares - to give a choice of 'lowest price earning 25% tier points' and 'lowest price earning 50% tier points' to add to 'lowest price earning full tier points' - rather than just 'lowest price earning reduced tier points'. Surely BA could have planned for this?
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Old May 22, 15, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by RafKa
Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but I booked flights from GIG-BOM pre-changes, and I now need to adjust my schedule. If I amend the booking, will I still get the old Avios/TPs, or will the new rates apply?

Thanks
Bumping this. Looking at making the changes next week, possibly upgrading some legs from WT to WT+
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Old May 23, 15, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Vinotraveller
A question.

For my EDI-LCY flights selling class N gives me 10TP per sector. Often for 20 less they offer a fare in selling class O but that only gives 5TP. When booking on BA.com is there a way to select a more expensive N class fare? I don't want to pay for a 20TP fare and if there is availabilty of O class then I only seem to be able to select a 5TP or 20TP fare.
I think you will have to book by phone.

Things these days are arranged to ensure that you get offered the lowest price.
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Old May 24, 15, 3:10 am
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Originally Posted by wyvern
Given the new earning rules, there should be another option when booking economy fares - to give a choice of 'lowest price earning 25% tier points' and 'lowest price earning 50% tier points' to add to 'lowest price earning full tier points' - rather than just 'lowest price earning reduced tier points'. Surely BA could have planned for this?
How long do you think it will be before they implement it? I can't imagine they will want to service these bookings offline indefinitely
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Old May 24, 15, 3:13 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingPhoenix
How long do you think it will be before they implement it? I can't imagine they will want to service these bookings offline indefinitely
I don't know - charging a telephone booking fee each time helps make it worthwhile
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Old May 24, 15, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingPhoenix
How long do you think it will be before they implement it? I can't imagine they will want to service these bookings offline indefinitely
I can't imagine there'll be that much demand for it. Outside of FT I think most travellers don't care about TPs much and would view someone spending extra cash purely for the possibility of earning / retaining status to be a bit odd.
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Old May 24, 15, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble
I don't know - charging a telephone booking fee each time helps make it worthwhile
A bit cynical! Anyway, in practice, I find that the telephone agents waive the fee if you can demonstrate you couldn't do the booking online. It's more to do with waiting on hold that annoys me
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Old May 24, 15, 4:34 am
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Originally Posted by BA Executive Club
Hello,

You may have noticed that the Executive Club changes have gone live at 00:00 British Summer Time (GMT +1), as per the information available on ba.com. These changes have allowed us to provide more opportunities for you to spend Avios on reward flights as well as to ensure that the Executive Club continues to deliver a competitive and rewarding loyalty programme for the future.

For more information and to view our Q&As you can visit our Executive Club Changes pages on ba.com here .

The changes only apply to bookings made on or after 28th April 2015, all bookings made before 28th April, regardless of travel date, will earn and collect at the previous rates. This excludes any bookings made on our Airline Partners that do not have a BA flight number.
We will do our best to respond to your queries as quickly as possible.

kind regards,
Max from the proposition team
Well, this caught me by surprise. Glad I did not book more flights. As always, well done BA...
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Old May 24, 15, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by windowontheAside
I can't imagine there'll be that much demand for it. Outside of FT I think most travellers don't care about TPs much and would view someone spending extra cash purely for the possibility of earning / retaining status to be a bit odd.
I agree
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Old May 29, 15, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by HarryKUK
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I could not have been more explicit. Even quoted the exact PNR and they replied quoting the exact points I should be getting (140) and confirmed the MMB figures were incorrect. I will NOT be happy if this was an error as it makes or breaks my status for the next year.
HarryKUK - did you ever get this sorted out? Both me and konagirl2 had our Avios and TP adjusted to reflect the old rates. Hope you have had the same success. See this other thread for details.

Originally Posted by konagirl2
trf0412, My partner and I are in contact with BAEC about a flight we took on 28 April. Not getting very far very quickly, unsurprisingly.
Glad it all worked out for you. I'm very pleased that in the end BA "did the right thing" and didn't fob us off.
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Old May 30, 15, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Calchas
I agree
You are probably right - but some of us still want to maximise TP's. In the end I settled for a 20TP morning flight and the Caledonian sleeper back to EDI.
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Old May 31, 15, 1:00 am
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Originally Posted by trf0412
HarryKUK - did you ever get this sorted out? Both me and konagirl2 had our Avios and TP adjusted to reflect the old rates. Hope you have had the same success. See this other thread for details.



Glad it all worked out for you. I'm very pleased that in the end BA "did the right thing" and didn't fob us off.
Not yet, but it hasn't been rejected yet either. Latest response from Twitter was that it was being dealt with, and a chase by phone to see if it could be done more quickly revealed that it was currently with the 'back office', in Germany I think she said, and that a response would be sent either way within five days. I'm optimistic based on posts on here!

I've just put together a rough forecast based on my next twelve months of travel and I'm currently nowhere near getting Silver under the new scheme. Need to make a few decisions about which flights to upgrade to optimise the TP collections at minimum cost.
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Old May 31, 15, 1:21 am
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Originally Posted by HarryKUK
I've just put together a rough forecast based on my next twelve months of travel and I'm currently nowhere near getting Silver under the new scheme. Need to make a few decisions about which flights to upgrade to optimise the TP collections at minimum cost.
A CE SH+ weekend trip may work out better value
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