GUF1 ex-EU & B2B OSL Advice

Old Apr 3, 18, 7:29 am
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GUF1 ex-EU & B2B OSL Advice

Hello,

I have a trip to HKG & MEL to take in May. Looking at this route: -

LHR - OSL BA Y (BA766 ARR 1615) Positioning Flight

OSL - LHR BA J (BA767 DEP 1705)
LHR - HKG BA J -> F GUF1
HKG - MEL CX J
MEL - HKG CX J
HKG - LHR BA J -> F GUF1
LHR - OSL BA J

Questions are, can I use the GUF1 on a ticket that has CX tin on it as well? I intent to use a TA to book it on a 125 ticket.

And, what is the latest feedback on the B2B at OSL for the 1615 arrival and 1705 departure?

Thanks
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Old Apr 3, 18, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
Hello,

I have a trip to HKG & MEL to take in May. Looking at this route: -

LHR - OSL BA Y (BA766 ARR 1615) Positioning Flight

OSL - LHR BA J (BA767 DEP 1705)
LHR - HKG BA J -> F GUF1
HKG - MEL CX J
MEL - HKG CX J
HKG - LHR BA J -> F GUF1
LHR - OSL BA J

Questions are, can I use the GUF1 on a ticket that has CX tin on it as well? I intent to use a TA to book it on a 125 ticket.

And, what is the latest feedback on the B2B at OSL for the 1615 arrival and 1705 departure?

Thanks
In theory negative, GUF1 must be all on BA metal.


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Old Apr 3, 18, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
And, what is the latest feedback on the B2B at OSL for the 1615 arrival and 1705 departure?
There's a bit of detail about the current situation for a back-to-back at OSL towards the end of this thread: Back-to-back / Immediate Turnarounds at BA Destinations. Basically, it should be feasible, particularly if the non-Schengen to non-Schengen transfer channel is open as that makes it easy, but probably OK even if you have to clear immigration twice plus security because the distances are short.

Also see the short burst of OSL-related discussion from this point: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...l#post29579659
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Old Apr 3, 18, 8:19 am
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OP ... are you travelling HBO to HKG and MEL?
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Old Apr 3, 18, 8:26 am
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OP ... are you travelling HBO to HKG and MEL?
Yes, definitely.
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Not sure how the whole GUF works....but will be on BA32 today having flown CX from MEL and am using a GUF to fly F.

Will try to remember my efforts tomorrow as I B2B through OSL for the first time in a while. (Oh how I miss SVG and BGO.)
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Old Apr 4, 18, 4:07 am
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Not sure how the whole GUF works....but will be on BA32 today having flown CX from MEL and am using a GUF to fly F.

Will try to remember my efforts tomorrow as I B2B through OSL for the first time in a while. (Oh how I miss SVG and BGO.)
Thanks, that would be appreciated. About to book this for a colleague and I, so want to be sure on the positioning flight.

For searchable reference...

It is not possible to apply the GUF1 voucher to the booking via a TA as the itinerary has non BA operated segments in it. I can however apply the GUF1 at a later stage via BA direct if redemption availability opens up in the F cabin for the legs or I use a GGL Joker to force the availability. (Experts please correct me if I'm wrong!)

Thanks for all the comments people.
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Old Apr 4, 18, 5:35 am
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It is not possible to apply the GUF1 voucher to the booking via a TA as the itinerary has non BA operated segments in it. I can however apply the GUF1 at a later stage via BA direct if redemption availability opens up in the F cabin for the legs or I use a GGL Joker to force the availability. (Experts please correct me if I'm wrong!)
Yes that correct, and it's the current position - even includes the recent change which allows you to apply the GUF for a TA booking by calling BA - more information in the GUF guide too BA Gold Upgrade Voucher Discussion and Wiki Thread
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Old Apr 5, 18, 12:20 pm
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Arrived on BA762 at 10:45 AM. The immigration hall was all but empty. I stayed on the left hand side following signs for non Schengen transfer. I had to go to one of the passport check desks, the non EU ones, and explained that I needed to use the non Schengen route. The officer made a call presumably to security and an officer arrived and let me through to the transfer security section. I was back at the gate just after 11:00 in plenty of time to board the 11:35 BA763 to LHR.

I suspect it would also have been no issue had I gone through the EU passport. control and finished up in the Schengen area and had to return through immigration.

The only time I have been a little concerned previously was when. a US flight arrived just before the BA flight and the immigration hall was packed.
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