GUF Question: Booking Sale W Fare

Old Jan 13, 20, 2:55 am
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GUF Question: Booking Sale W Fare

I have a GUF2 I want to use to upgrade WT+ to J. When I rang BA they said the WT+ plus fare that was available wasn't eligible as it was a discounted sale fare. Is this correct? I class is available in Club World. They wanted me to book a "standard" T class fare which was. literally, double the price. Instead of £735 they wanted £1400 per person!


Dates are 22/05/2020 LHR-HKG - returning 28/05/2020


Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 2:57 am
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Old Jan 13, 20, 4:56 am
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Book the W fare on BA.com and then call to add the GUF2. If for some reason it goes wrong / availability in I disappears - you've got 24 hours cooling off.

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Old Jan 13, 20, 8:48 am
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Thanks both. I followed your advice - booked and called again. It is now booked and confirmed at the sale price. A Good deal for a HKG.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Book the W fare on BA.com and then call to add the GUF2. If for some reason it goes wrong / availability in I disappears - you've got 24 hours cooling off.

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Or the even cheaper T fare!
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Old Jan 13, 20, 9:23 am
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I booked to day J in tje i fair bucket GLA / BGI. but was told I could only use GUF 2 to up grafe ito F. If there was "A"
seat availabilit in F , the agent checked with the supervisor and comfirmed this , does any one know if they were correct.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by 47Aitken View Post
I booked to day J in tje i fair bucket GLA / BGI. but was told I could only use GUF 2 to up grafe ito F. If there was "A"
seat availabilit in F , the agent checked with the supervisor and comfirmed this , does any one know if they were correct.
Yes that is correct. You need A selling class availability. This is better than before - previously you needed reward availability but this changed last year.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 9:38 am
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Well I've learned something today - I thought (mistakenly) that GUF stood for Gold Upgrade to First - not that I'll ever be affected by this of course!
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Old Jan 13, 20, 10:39 am
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You need A selling class availability. This is better than before - previously you needed reward availability but this changed last year.
Am I right in thinking that, in the unlikely event that BA will take a reward reservation but A-bucket is sold out, you can still use the GUF?
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Old Jan 13, 20, 10:42 am
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Am I right in thinking that, in the unlikely event that BA will take a reward reservation but A-bucket is sold out, you can still use the GUF?
Yes - if there's Z Class you can use your GUF
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