Advice Requested - Flight Change

Old Sep 19, 19, 6:53 pm
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Question Advice Requested - Flight Change

I am a BAEC Silver member and back in March, I purchased non-refundable Business Class tickets for my family of 4 from PHL to DEL for travel in December 2019 to attend my nephew's wedding. We purchased these on two reservations: One with me and my children and one with just my wife.

Unfortunately, my brother passed away about a month back and the wedding is not happening in December anymore. I have few questions in this context and was wondering what options are available to me before I call BA:

1. These being non-refundable, are we able to move the onward travel for children(who are on my reservation) and my wife back by a week? My travel plans and the return for everyone else will be the same as originally planned
2. Can few 2 tickets out of 3 on a single reservation can be changed?

Thanks in advance for any advice and/or suggestions.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by whadzinaname View Post
I am a BAEC Silver member and back in March, I purchased non-refundable Business Class tickets for my family of 4 from PHL to DEL for travel in December 2019 to attend my nephew's wedding. We purchased these on two reservations: One with me and my children and one with just my wife.

Unfortunately, my brother passed away about a month back and the wedding is not happening in December anymore. I have few questions in this context and was wondering what options are available to me before I call BA:

1. These being non-refundable, are we able to move the onward travel for children(who are on my reservation) and my wife back by a week? My travel plans and the return for everyone else will be the same as originally planned
2. Can few 2 tickets out of 3 on a single reservation can be changed?

Thanks in advance for any advice and/or suggestions.
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1. You need to split the reservations, but i’m not sure ba will do it for free, they normally do but December might be too far out (travel insurance?) anyway if they do you will have to send in a copy of the death certificate.

2. Again you will have to get the booking split the only downside is your silver have status once split that does not work for the others in the booking for seats extra bags etc.

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Old Sep 20, 19, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by whadzinaname View Post
1. These being non-refundable, are we able to move the onward travel for children(who are on my reservation) and my wife back by a week? My travel plans and the return for everyone else will be the same as originally planned
2. Can few 2 tickets out of 3 on a single reservation can be changed?
Originally Posted by joejet View Post
1. You need to split the reservations, but iím not sure ba will do it for free, they normally do ...
Splitting the reservation should be free. The reservation changes should, however, cost whatever the fare rules say they should cost (change fee plus fare difference).

If I have understood your post correctly, the change for your wife and children is that their outbound travel is being changed but their inbound travel is not: in this event, the usual fare rule is that the ticket must be repriced using the fares in force at the time of the change, with advance purchase etc measured from the date of the change. So depending on when the tickets were originally booked, this could have a significant effect on the fare difference. Your best first step is to price their new itinerary now to see how different it is from what you have already paid; you can expect to have to pay that fare difference (if any) plus the change fee specified in the original fare rules.

One other question is how old the children are. BA no longer accepts unaccompanied children, and because your wife will be on a separate reservation from your children, this is something that needs to be dealt with. It is possible, according to threads here, so there is no insuperable difficulty - but you should be aware that there will probably be a wrinkle that needs sorting out.
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