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Old Feb 1, 19, 1:39 pm
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Please can someone help with the section below from the guide:

"Similar to when flying in first class, cabana and spa reservations may be made up to 28 days in advance for CCR card holders. Cabanas and spa treatments may also be requested upon arrival. Both the cabanas and spa treatments are subject to availability."

I have tried a couple of times to book cabana and spa reservations when flying long-haul in CW with a CCR card, and been told that they are not allowed to book canaba and spa treatments unless flying in First (although some other times, they have done this for me). I am wondering whether the reservations up to 28 days in advance for CCR card holders is an official policy (and if so where can I find it?) or does it depend on who you speak to on the GGL line?

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Old Feb 1, 19, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by dycc View Post
Please can someone help with the section below from the guide:

"Similar to when flying in first class, cabana and spa reservations may be made up to 28 days in advance for CCR card holders. Cabanas and spa treatments may also be requested upon arrival. Both the cabanas and spa treatments are subject to availability."

I have tried a couple of times to book cabana and spa reservations when flying long-haul in CW with a CCR card, and been told that they are not allowed to book canaba and spa treatments unless flying in First (although some other times, they have done this for me). I am wondering whether the reservations up to 28 days in advance for CCR card holders is an official policy (and if so where can I find it?) or does it depend on who you speak to on the GGL line?

Thanks!
Iíve been able to book cabanas travelling in any class, but never spa reservations. Havenít had much luck with the spa even when travelling in F
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Old Feb 1, 19, 2:47 pm
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Hi, I'm planning to book 2 seats for family LHR- Australia in September and they will be returning about 11 months later. Is there any way to book a return for that far out?

I plan to use Joker plus GUF2 plus Amex241 and they can be reasonably flexible on the date of travel + or - 5 days. Is there any difference in using the BA15 (one flight number two legs) vs two flight numbers?

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Old Feb 1, 19, 2:50 pm
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I thought you could book cabanas anytime from date of booking, and it's only the spa that's limited to 28 days before departure?
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Old Feb 3, 19, 10:43 pm
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Originally Posted by dycc View Post
Please can someone help with the section below from the guide:

"i am wondering whether the reservations up to 28 days in advance for CCR card holders is an official policy (and if so where can I find it?) or does it depend on who you speak to on the GGL line?

Thanks!
I had the same problem and I asked the same question further up the thread... It seems like this is not a Ggl treat to pre-book the spa and the wiki wasn't updated.
Cabana I could pre-book within the ccr for an advanced flight. Never tried calling
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Old Feb 4, 19, 1:07 am
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I emailed the GGL line with this specific question a couple of weeks ago and got an email back to say Cabanas can be reserved (didn't ask how far in advance) but advance reservation for the Spa are restricted to Pax travelling in First. Don't know if being GGLFL makes any difference Cabana reservation but it certainly doesn't, per the email I received, make any difference re advanced Spa reservations
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Old Feb 7, 19, 11:42 am
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Apologies, I know this question has been asked and answered before, but nothing came up on my advanced search.

How does one check the available fare buckets to gauge the ability to use a joker and GUF into F? Is it just a question of calling BA or is there a way I can check beforehand?
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Old Feb 7, 19, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by Newly Wed View Post
Apologies, I know this question has been asked and answered before, but nothing came up on my advanced search.

How does one check the available fare buckets to gauge the ability to use a joker and GUF into F? Is it just a question of calling BA or is there a way I can check beforehand?
You can use ExpertFlyer, which is excellent; however, it requires a subscription. Thereís also a thread on which you can ask the community to check the loads for a specific flight/date combination.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by ubiest View Post
You can use ExpertFlyer, which is excellent; however, it requires a subscription. Thereís also a thread on which you can ask the community to check the loads for a specific flight/date combination.
Thank you. 5 day trial underway to test it.
So EF shows the following: F8 A5 J9 C9 D9 R9 I8 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S2 N0 Q0 O0 G0
Does that mean that there is A and D availability so I should be able to use a joker on this flight to GUF into CW or F?
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Old Feb 7, 19, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Newly Wed View Post
Thank you. 5 day trial underway to test it.
So EF shows the following: F8 A5 J9 C9 D9 R9 I8 W9 E5 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S2 N0 Q0 O0 G0
Does that mean that there is A and D availability so I should be able to use a joker on this flight to GUF into CW or F?
Yes, provided another GGL has not applied a joker on the flight.

Also, make sure you are searching EF with a UK point of sale.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by skippythelizard View Post

Also, make sure you are searching EF with a UK point of sale.
Thanks. I can't see a way to check / change the POS. Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 7, 19, 12:19 pm
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Thanks. I can't see a way to check / change the POS. Any suggestions?
It's on the main Flight Availability Search window. See below.


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Old Feb 7, 19, 12:21 pm
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Thanks. I can't see a way to check / change the POS. Any suggestions?
you can change POS in the search screen



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Old Feb 7, 19, 12:23 pm
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Got it. Thanks. I needed to click on advanced search to get there. I guess we're off to LA and Hawaii this summer :-)
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Old Feb 13, 19, 3:49 pm
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Question BOS & DXB routes no with no A class fare buckets

Are these routes now unavailable for GGL redemptions as there is no A class available?
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