Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > British Airways | Executive Club
Reload this Page >

What's the right move here - wanting to upgrade friends ticket

What's the right move here - wanting to upgrade friends ticket

Old Sep 4, 20, 8:45 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 95
What's the right move here - wanting to upgrade friends ticket

I have a quick question. I am travelling CE in the beginning of October. My friend has a return on the cheapest ticket with the outbound being on the same flight as me. I want to upgrade him to CE on this leg.

There is space in CE but I can't upgrade using Avios. Can I just book him another ticket and somehow keep the return ticket active?

I'm BA gold, in case you wanted to know who I am.
limbosongs is offline  
Old Sep 4, 20, 8:46 am
  #2  
Ambassador, British Airways; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 32,064
Is he being offered a promotional upgrade on manage my booking? Itís quite possible thatís the best value way to upgrade if so.
Tobias-UK likes this.
KARFA is online now  
Old Sep 4, 20, 8:49 am
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 95
Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Is he being offered a promotional upgrade on manage my booking? Itís quite possible thatís the best value way to upgrade if so.
Thanks for the quick response, unfortunately not at the moment. Flight is 4 weeks out to TXL if that helps!
limbosongs is offline  
Old Sep 4, 20, 8:54 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: UK
Programs: BAEC Bronze
Posts: 5,269
Originally Posted by limbosongs View Post
I'm BA gold, in case you wanted to know who I am.
You need to update your 'programs' information on your profile - at the moment you are showing as BA Silver. Most often, this oversight works the other way around!
EDIwanderer likes this.
Flexible preferences is offline  
Old Sep 4, 20, 8:55 am
  #5  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TPA/ABZ
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold. GGL/CCR.
Posts: 10,154
Originally Posted by limbosongs View Post
There is space in CE but I can't upgrade using Avios. Can I just book him another ticket and somehow keep the return ticket active?
If he doesn't fly the outbound the return sector will be canceled automatically.
Anonba likes this.
golfmad is offline  
Old Sep 4, 20, 9:04 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: BHX
Programs: BA Gold, Accor Gold
Posts: 371
As its within the BWC window (I think) then you can make a change for free. So if thereís no POUG then you could ask him to make you a third party nominee on his account. You could then call the gold line and change his fare class to N to enable an UUA (availability permitting) or a fare change to Club Europe for that sector.
Anonba and wilsnunn like this.
cameramaker is offline  
Old Sep 4, 20, 10:00 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: UK
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 7,567
Don't let him get too excited about the soggy sandwich
mikeyfly is offline  
Old Sep 4, 20, 10:38 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 357
If heís got a simple return booking, Iíd hold out for a POUG, Iíve had really good ones offered recently on all flights, including £99 from Corfu for 80 TPS.
Joshm300 is online now  
Old Sep 5, 20, 12:48 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dorset
Programs: BAEC Silver, VS Red, IHG Platinum
Posts: 506
I do love that the only tangible benefit you even think about for CE is the tier points!!
Originally Posted by Joshm300 View Post
If heís got a simple return booking, Iíd hold out for a POUG, Iíve had really good ones offered recently on all flights, including £99 from Corfu for 80 TPS.
mikeyfly likes this.
yellow_peril is offline  
Old Sep 5, 20, 6:32 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,561
Honestly I would downgrade to be with him
Done 9 BA CE flights over past few weeks with 6 in CE and 3 in ET

I wont be booking or paying for CE again - total waste of money.
You have lounge access and so can get him in - then the only benefit on the plane is cheap, warm alcohol
Barnaby100 is offline  
Old Sep 5, 20, 6:46 am
  #11  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DCA
Programs: UA US CO AA DL FL
Posts: 50,270
If he is a friend, why not just tell him that you will cover the cost and have him handle it?
Often1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: