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Old May 29, 18, 7:12 am
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Cancelled LHR-ABZ

Ok folks, need my FF friends advice. Am in LHR and my 15:50 CE LHR-ABZ has been cancelled. MMB offering alternative of ET on the 18:00 flight. Surely Im entitled to an offer in the same booking class?
Options? This is my last flight to get to Gold lol. Typical.
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Old May 29, 18, 7:14 am
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If they have no seats in CE there's not much they can do about that. I'm sure you're quite at liberty to take a later one that does have CE availability.
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Old May 29, 18, 7:16 am
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CE is flexible though on the Airbus. And what would be the position on EU comp if I decline an ET replacement? The ET replacement would sneak in just under the 3 hour window.
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Originally Posted by duncgor View Post
Surely I’m entitled to an offer in the same booking class? Options?
"Entitled"? Not at anyone else's expense. I'll doubt they'll be throwing other people off the flight to make way for you.

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Do you need to get there today? Another option is no doubt to fly on another day, if you prefer.
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CE is flexible though on the Airbus.
For every four CE seats created by this flexibility, 6 ET seats are removed from the aircraft. You can work out the consequences on a day like today.
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No rush so will be nice....
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Old May 29, 18, 7:18 am
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CE is flexible though on the Airbus.
It is flexible, but not at the expense of other ET passengers scheduled to be on the flight. It is not all about you, you know
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Given the loading above, I'm surprised that they are even offering a Y seat on the 18.00 service as it looks close to if not entirely sold out.
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EU261 compensation depends on why the flight is cancelled.

Re the downgrade would be able to claim for reimbursement of 30% of the cost of the LHR-ABZ leg (excluding taxes and fees) which I would surmise wouldn't be very much.

You could also claim Original Routing Credit to claim the CE TPs
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Originally Posted by duncgor View Post
No rush so will be nice....
if you are in no rush ask to be rebooked for tomorrow, There is space in CE for all ABZ flights tomorrow. Alternatively keep the ET seat and get home today (ORC would be available). Your choice.
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Given the loading above, I'm surprised that they are even offering a Y seat on the 18.00 service as it looks close to if not entirely sold out.
Suspect it's sold out because they are offering existing pax space on it, hence not taking new bookings.
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Old May 29, 18, 7:35 am
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BA more than happy at us volunteering to go tomorrow. A nice end to my GFs birthday break, free hotel night courtesy of BA and they love us since we save them having to find seats for everybody. Gold status can wait until tomorrow 😉
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Not so nice if you get bussed miles away to a Travelodge

Demand Sofitel - dont they know who you are?!
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Originally Posted by duncgor View Post
BA more than happy at us volunteering to go tomorrow. A nice end to my GFs birthday break, free hotel night courtesy of BA and they love us since we save them having to find seats for everybody. Gold status can wait until tomorrow 😉
Excellent, glad it's worked out well and congratulations on becoming Gold tomorrow.
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BA more than happy at us volunteering to go tomorrow. A nice end to my GFs birthday break, free hotel night courtesy of BA and they love us since we save them having to find seats for everybody. Gold status can wait until tomorrow 😉
That's a win-win! Excellent stuff.
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Old May 29, 18, 7:48 am
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Not so nice if you get bussed miles away to a Travelodge

Demand Sofitel - dont they know who you are?!
Lol, didnt get the Sofitel but got one I have status at and lunch, dinner and breakfast....
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