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BA military discount and first airline to sign AFC

Old Nov 2, 16, 1:59 pm
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BA military discount and first airline to sign AFC

Fantastic news that BA is the first airline to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and is offering 10% discount on all of its products to currently serving, veterans and their spouses.

http://www.cityam.com/252780/british...-cent-discount
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Old Nov 2, 16, 2:03 pm
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Well done BA.

In the US, the Military Discount is a revered and well deserved discount.

While I have not served, I respect those who have, and genuinely think the US discounts ought to be offered in the UK too.

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Old Nov 2, 16, 2:05 pm
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Well done, BA ^ I suspect one current CCR member in particular will be very happy to learn that he now gets to enjoy his copious alcohol intake 10% cheaper
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Old Nov 2, 16, 2:07 pm
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Good on BA, nice to have some goods news about BA for a change.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 2:08 pm
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I wonder what the definition of "Veteran" is, I am a veteran of the Cold War era, do I qualify for a discount even though it is over 20 years since I served?
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Old Nov 2, 16, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Nimrod1965 View Post
I wonder what the definition of "Veteran" is, I am a veteran of the Cold War era, do I qualify for a discount even though it is over 20 years since I served?



I would hope


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Old Nov 2, 16, 2:54 pm
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Seriously? Amazing!!

30 Years for me, 25 years for iWife .... now, how do we prove it to BA?

How on earth are BA going to manage/filter/validate this process? They have enough difficulty managing normal bookings! Nothing seen on BA.com yet.

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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:06 pm
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The article mentions a secure website so I wonder if it will accessed from the Reward for Forces website? Doesn't sound like it will be via the normal BA website or app.

A veteran will be anyone who has served in the armed forces regardless of how long ago it was.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by SonTech View Post
The article mentions a secure website so I wonder if it will accessed from the Reward for Forces website? Doesn't sound like it will be via the normal BA website or app.

A veteran will be anyone who has served in the armed forces regardless of how long ago it was.
Hmmm ... a 3rd Party outfit? I had looked at them before, and decided to close the tab. A little bit of TMI. I'll wait for BA to say something formally - it has great potential for scamming and mis-handling.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:13 pm
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Sounds good, I look forward to hearing more.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:19 pm
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Is BA looking to fill the seats that have been left empty by people walking away from BA? I can't believe Sr. Cruz is that altruistic.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Nimrod1965 View Post
I wonder what the definition of "Veteran" is, I am a veteran of the Cold War era, do I qualify for a discount even though it is over 20 years since I served?
You know that "Veterans" badge they gave you when you left? Could be handy now!!
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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:27 pm
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The media quote said 'from today' ... so where is this 'Secure Website. of which they speak? Typical BA [email protected] implementation, or just rubbish Meeja reporting?
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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:29 pm
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Vs have previously offered an MOD discount for those serving in the forces and MOD civil servants.

There was a number (? service number) you had to give when booking direct with VS which proved you qualified.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
The media quote said 'from today' ... so where is this 'Secure Website. of which they speak? Typical BA [email protected] implementation, or just rubbish Meeja reporting?
Agree - I can't find the secure website yet!

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