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BA Redemption Seat Release Time (Midnight or 1am)

Old Jun 5, 18, 11:32 am
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BA Redemption Seat Release Time (Midnight or 1am)

Are BA Redemption Seats released at midnight or 1am? Read differing reports... does anyone who has stayed up to book got any advice?

Thanks
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:34 am
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I think it varies with British Summer Time. So at the moment I think its 1am and in October when clocks go back its 12pm until end of March
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:35 am
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In my experience it's between 00.05 and 00.10! Not quite bang on midnight.

Good luck!
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:35 am
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Yes, 1am currently for BST. Done it twice this month! Called US call centre and got straight through and in bed again for 1.15am 👍👍
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:40 am
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Thanks guys, 1am it is!!!
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Old Jun 5, 18, 2:07 pm
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Yes, was 1am this morning for me.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by durlockminster View Post
Yes, 1am currently for BST. Done it twice this month! Called US call centre and got straight through and in bed again for 1.15am 👍👍
any reason why you call rather than buying online?
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Old Jun 5, 18, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
any reason why you call rather than buying online?
Normally its adding the return leg.
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Old Jun 6, 18, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by sunshinebob View Post
Normally its adding the return leg.
Aha! of course - thanks ^
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Old Jun 6, 18, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by noFODplease View Post
In my experience it's between 00.05 and 00.10! Not quite bang on midnight.

Good luck!
After constantly refreshing the screen from 23:59 my Singapore seats magically appeared at exactly 00:00 in February...
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Old Jun 6, 18, 1:18 am
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It's 00:00 UTC. Meaning when we are GMT it's 00:00 and when we are BST, ie: now, it's 01:00.

If you wait until five past (or even seconds past) on popular routes the seats will have gone.
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Old Jun 6, 18, 1:25 am
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Thanks all. Mission accomplished. Seats were available on the dot at 01:00BST (00:00GMT).

Was worth setting the alarm for!

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Old Jun 6, 18, 1:46 am
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Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
After constantly refreshing the screen from 23:59 my Singapore seats magically appeared at exactly 00:00 in February...
I booked this route, first class seats appeared exactly on time
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