BA specific RTW question

Old May 26, 19, 10:13 pm
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BA specific RTW question

I'm on a LONE4 booked with BA. 3 of us are on a BA operated segment in a couple of weeks' time which has the following availability on expert flyer:

F5 A1 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W5 E4 T0 Y2 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

I *want* to fly the next day, when the availability is thus:

F0 A0 J0 C0 D0 R0 I0 W2 E1 T0 Y9 B7 H7 K4 M1 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0

Given how tight it looks, I'm not confident that sufficient (if any) L space will open up on my desired flight. As Y availability is tighter on my booked flight than my desired flight it would make sense for BA to bend policy and make the change (wouldn't it?) although I'm assuming there's no chance of that happening. If you think there might be a chance (lowly silver, here), whom should I call?

My alternative is to add a connection and make the whole thing *much* longer. I'm assuming that that will count as an itinerary change and thus trigger a re-fare. Will that just apply to the taxes etc or will it adjust the base fare (the thing was booked over a year ago - this is the final segment)?

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Old May 26, 19, 10:43 pm
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A question for the OW forum. Many threads & experience on *ONE* tickets
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Old May 26, 19, 10:49 pm
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A question for the OW forum. Many threads & experience on *ONE* tickets
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​​​​​​​Respectfully, I disagree. I am a BAEC member who needs to call a BA call centre re a change to a BA flight on BA ticketed stock. I think I will get much better info regarding my very BA-specific circumstances here than in the OW forum, which is why I chose to post here!
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Old May 26, 19, 11:17 pm
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If there is L class available based on POS of the ticket, then it will be possible to make the change. If not, then will not be able to

The airline will not open up space, just because you would like to fly that day

This is not specific to BA but a generic situation. The question regarding fees/repricing is a question for the OW forum
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Old May 26, 19, 11:41 pm
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If there is L class available based on POS of the ticket, then it will be possible to make the change. If not, then will not be able to

The airline will not open up space, just because you would like to fly that day

This is not specific to BA but a generic situation. The question regarding fees/repricing is a question for the OW forum
completely agree, forget changing it despite the fact it may help BA
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Old May 26, 19, 11:46 pm
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How is a question about "is BA going to let me change something outside the rules?" not BA specific?!?
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Old May 27, 19, 12:18 am
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How is a question about "is BA going to let me change something outside the rules?" not BA specific?!?
This is a question about what could be done to an OW ATW ticket - the OW forum specialises in questions to do with OW products - just because it was ticketed by BA , it is still an OW ATW ticket

If it was possible , it could be via another of the carriers that might be prepared to do it - any OW carrier can make changes to the ticket

If posts are placed in the right place , then they serve a lot more use for people in the future.
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Old May 27, 19, 12:41 am
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While you are ticketed XXX - YYY in BA L class for a certain day & no BA L class on the next day, aanother aairline may have a codeshaare on the same flight on the next daay with L claass. And that may also save you a baundle in a certain carriers "surcharge". Some caarriers are keen to put *ONE* segments on their flight number. (more money for them???)
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