BAEC silver - free bags on basic economy?

Old Feb 18, 19, 2:09 am
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BAEC silver - free bags on basic economy?

Hi, does anyone know if BAEC silver members get a free hold bag for basic economy fares? The website says that the free 2 checked bags for everyone travelling in your booking in economy does not apply for basic fares, but I'm not sure if this means it's only not applicable for the other people on the booking.

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Old Feb 18, 19, 2:12 am
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Basic fares..no free bags for anyone
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Old Feb 18, 19, 2:13 am
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But reward saver flights get bags, which can be quite handy.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 3:03 am
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Thanks for the responses - I think I already knew the answer I was just hoping for a different one!
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Old Feb 18, 19, 3:29 am
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I am BA gold, and on each HBO fare i can check in two bags for free. Never use it, but still see them when i checkin.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 3:36 am
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The BA website says no.

However, I believe the system sees it differently. I'm always offered free bags within the app check-in irrelevant of booking type. Problem is I've never actually tested it to confirm, as I'm hand baggage only on 95 per cent of my trips.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by Seraglio View Post
I am BA gold, and on each HBO fare can check in two bags for free. Never use it, but still see them when i checkin.
I don't think that's correct. You will be asked if you are checking in any bags during check-in, however, it will then charge you if you select any checked luggage. Have you actually ever tried to check in any bags and the system has allowed you to do this for free?
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Old Feb 18, 19, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by brokenspirit View Post
Hi, does anyone know if BAEC silver members get a free hold bag for basic economy fares? The website says that the free 2 checked bags for everyone travelling in your booking in economy does not apply for basic fares, but I'm not sure if this means it's only not applicable for the other people on the booking.

Thanks
You don't on BA but you do on other oneworld carriers. *Shug shoulders emoji*
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Old Feb 18, 19, 7:41 am
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You don't on BA but you do on other oneworld carriers. *Shug shoulders emoji*
Tried dummy booking with AY Light fare yesterday. After entering my BAEC number (Silver) I had free seat selection, but it said I have to pay for bags. And 34 for lounge access in HEL????
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