BA Holidays - 24 hr grace cancellation?

Old Jan 21, 20, 5:27 am
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BA Holidays - 24 hr grace cancellation?

Quick question please. If I book a flight+car "holiday" through ba.com does it also come with the 24 hour cancellation without charge period?

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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:29 am
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Originally Posted by aristoph View Post
Quick question please. If I book a flight+car "holiday" through ba.com does it also come with the 24 hour cancellation without charge period?

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Only if the booking is made over the phone, holiday bookings made online at ba.com do not have the 24hr cancellation benefit that a flight only booking would enjoy.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:32 am
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No, however you can in the 24hrs phone up without charge and change the flights - which I did during the good old days of AMS-BKK for 1,100.00 - to a more convenient routing
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:34 am
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Thanks both for the quick response.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:36 am
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Just to put a little more meat on those answers, here is the T&Cs:

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...and-conditions

Sections 3.2 & 3.3 are relevant and note that the 24 hour cancellation period for phone bookings does not apply if your departure date is 14 days or less away
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:39 am
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I fell foul of this yesterday, booked a BA holiday online only to realise later that day that there was a "Spend 300 with BA and get an extra 3000 Avios" offer on my AMEX, had I booked on the phone I would have been able to cancel and book again and get the bonus. Oh well.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:42 am
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Originally Posted by wilsnunn View Post
I fell foul of this yesterday, booked a BA holiday online only to realise later that day that there was a "Spend 300 with BA and get an extra 3000 Avios" offer on my AMEX, had I booked on the phone I would have been able to cancel and book again and get the bonus. Oh well.
I presume you have paid the full amount or have less than 300 remaining balance?
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by BertieBadger View Post
I presume you have paid the full amount or have less than 300 remaining balance?
It was a last minute booking (for next weekend) so no choice for a deposit there unfortunately.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:55 am
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It was a last minute booking (for next weekend) so no choice for a deposit there unfortunately.
Ah well, win some lose some I guess! It's frustrating but I always try (don't always succeed!) to be sanguine about these sorts of things and presumably the deal was good enough to book in its own right absent any further offers.

You'll just need to book another for later in the year
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Old Jan 21, 20, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by BertieBadger View Post
presumably the deal was good enough to book in its own right absent any further offers.

You'll just need to book another for later in the year
Certainly a great deal, flights + hotel came to less than the flights alone. It is only 3000 Avios anyway.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by wilsnunn View Post
I fell foul of this yesterday, booked a BA holiday online only to realise later that day that there was a "Spend 300 with BA and get an extra 3000 Avios" offer on my AMEX, had I booked on the phone I would have been able to cancel and book again and get the bonus. Oh well.
Was that offer not extended to BA Holidays bookings???
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Old Jan 21, 20, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by aristoph View Post
Was that offer not extended to BA Holidays bookings???
The purchase from BA holidays would have been eligible for the AMEX offer but I only realised the offer was there after booking.
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Subscribe to the offer - Amex may honour it anyway
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Old Jan 21, 20, 9:16 am
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Subscribe to the offer - Amex may honour it anyway
I did anyway, in the hopes that it might work out. Or that I book something else before it expires.
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Subscribe to the offer - Amex may honour it anyway
The offer is showing as redeemed in by Amex app, they did honour it
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