Minor schedule change and rebooking

Old Sep 12, 17, 2:02 am
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Minor schedule change and rebooking

I've got an upcoming flight (EDI-LHR-BLL) that I like to move a couple of days. A while back I was notified of a 25 minutes schedule change. Could I use this as an excuse to get a free rebooking or will BA tell me to take a hike? The schedule change really doesn't make much difference to my itinerary, it just cuts down my lay-over at LHR slightly.
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Old Sep 12, 17, 2:07 am
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You can change it +/- two days.
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Old Sep 12, 17, 2:08 am
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Old Sep 12, 17, 2:10 am
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An advantage of booking a season or two in advance and getting a great price is you're likely to have a schedule change which can work in your favour
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Old Sep 12, 17, 2:11 am
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Thanks guys, I'll give it a try.
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Old Sep 12, 17, 2:21 am
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Thanks again, got the rebooking sorted in 5 minutes.
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Old Sep 12, 17, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by BA6501 View Post
You can change it +/- two days.
Does this rule also apply to Avios redemption bookings? (On BA metal)
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Old Sep 12, 17, 5:05 am
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Does this rule also apply to Avios redemption bookings? (On BA metal)
My experience is yes
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Old Sep 12, 17, 5:10 am
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My experience is yes
Thanks! And to clarify, In your experience that is without any requirement of award availability on the new flight?
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Old Sep 12, 17, 5:17 am
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Last week I had to change flights (Reward) due to a cancelled OAK service, full carte blanche to other reasonable flights. Took an SFO which was all round better - including Upper Deck 744
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Old Sep 12, 17, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Last week I had to change flights (Reward) due to a cancelled OAK service, full carte blanche to other reasonable flights. Took an SFO which was all round better - including Upper Deck 744
Very helpful! Thank you. (I have UD 747 booked to SFO in December. Can't wait!)
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Old Sep 12, 17, 3:05 pm
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does this hold for any schedule change? Or does it have t be a min of x minutes?
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Old Sep 12, 17, 3:19 pm
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does this hold for any schedule change? Or does it have t be a min of x minutes?
I don't know if there are rules, but I (quite cheekily) tried to amend the date of a non-flex revenue booking booking after a 15 minute schedule change and was politely but firmly told 'no'.

I don't know whether I was unlucky or whether there's a firm cut-off in BA's policy, but I didn't press the issue.
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Old Sep 12, 17, 3:20 pm
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Under 2 hours, it's change free of charge 2 days. Over 2 hours, it's 14 days or a refund. Policy.
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Old Sep 12, 17, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Last week I had to change flights (Reward) due to a cancelled OAK service, full carte blanche to other reasonable flights. Took an SFO which was all round better - including Upper Deck 744
Nice -- did they re-book you into additional reward inventory or have you switched fare category?
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