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Adding a domestic leg doubles the cost of said leg over booking separately

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Old Mar 25, 19, 11:17 am
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Adding a domestic leg doubles the cost of said leg over booking separately

I have been trying to price up a flight from GLA to MCO for next February via LGW, ideally it would be a package with a car. But the price works out nearly £100 more than if I did both legs separately. Apparently when we add the GLA leg BA's system moves the LGW-MCO flight into a higher fare bucket for some reason. When we spoke on the phone the guy couldn't or wouldn't allow us to pay the cheaper price and have both legs covered in case of any delays etc. Has any one been in this situation and had a successful outcome. We are happy to pay the cheaper price now rather that waiting to see if the price reduces in a sale.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 12:02 pm
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I have been trying to price up a flight from GLA to MCO for next February via LGW, ideally it would be a package with a car. But the price works out nearly £100 more than if I did both legs separately. Apparently when we add the GLA leg BA's system moves the LGW-MCO flight into a higher fare bucket for some reason. When we spoke on the phone the guy couldn't or wouldn't allow us to pay the cheaper price and have both legs covered in case of any delays etc. Has any one been in this situation and had a successful outcome. We are happy to pay the cheaper price now rather that waiting to see if the price reduces in a sale.
I think itís to do with married segments where only combination sn of certain buckets are allowed but some experts might have other explanations.

In all honesty £100:for protectiIon in irrops isnít that great a price IMO. Look at our do in GIB over the weekend anything could happen. Is it worth the cost, expense and frustration of either losing your trip if you canít get to LGW in time of having to shell out more than £100 for a trip home on a journey delayed but not covered by ex Eu which would spoil a trip at the end... Iím very much a what if pragmatist though and others risk appetites may vary.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 12:04 pm
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Different markets. You are looking at GLA-MCO, which is not the same market as GLA-LGW + LGW-MCO.

You have simply hit the same issue thousands of passengers hit every day, the fact that it may be cheaper to purchase separate tickets. But, separate tickets come with the risk that you are not connecting. If you no show for a segment, the remainder of the ticket is cancelled. Thus, one must allow sufficient time at the transfer point, e.g. LGW to avoid reduce the financial risk and to deal with the fact that one would have to claim any checked luggage at LGW and lug it to BA check-in for the MCO flight.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 12:09 pm
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The thing is every other time we have booked this route (for last 15+ years) it has always been cheaper booking GLA-LGW-MCO than booking just LGW-MCO including when we go this September.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 12:13 pm
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If you want the Ďcoverí of bags being checked through and being protected on all legs if there are irrops then you have to pay the premium for that protection.


BA has a price for GLA-LGW and a price LGW-MCO. The price for GLA-LGW-MCO does not have to be the same as those two separate products added together.


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Old Mar 25, 19, 12:18 pm
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The thing is every other time we have booked this route (for last 15+ years) it has always been cheaper booking GLA-LGW-MCO than booking just LGW-MCO including when we go this September.
Well, one way of looking at it is to think about how lucky you've been all those other times! Mentally take a fiver from each of those savings and offset it against the cost of this one.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 12:23 pm
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The thing is every other time we have booked this route (for last 15+ years) it has always been cheaper booking GLA-LGW-MCO than booking just LGW-MCO including when we go this September.
That was another time. It bears no relevant to the market BA perceives today.

I would not fly on separate tickets to save £100. Miss that flight to MCO on the outbound, and your entire return to LGW and onwards to GLA is cancelled.

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Old Mar 25, 19, 2:36 pm
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Yes, it is a pain.

We now fly from Glasgow or Edinburgh to London on a flex ticket (even when we booked reward flights), and then stay the night at LHR (and have a night out in London). Last time, the Premier Inn cost £24.50 (and the cocktails in Soho were £14 each!).

Flex means, on the way back, we book one flight - with good time for connection - and then can move it forward or back if need be. And our insurance kicks in after a three hour delay anyway, regardless of EU261 or weather.
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