Penalty for changing Avios sale booking

Old Oct 21, 20, 7:10 am
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Penalty for changing Avios sale booking

Would anyone happen to know if you can change dates with the recent Avios 50% off flightsale offer or are you locked in? It's not the end of the world but I could now swop to a connection which saves me several hours of sitting at LHR if I change to 2 days later...
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Old Oct 21, 20, 12:50 pm
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Some discussion of the ability to change these sale tickets can be found in the sale thread:
AVIOS SALE! 50% off long haul redemptions, 25% off short haul
Including:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32740831-post327.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32740858-post328.html
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Old Oct 21, 20, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by tomsafrica View Post
Would anyone happen to know if you can change dates with the recent Avios 50% off flightsale offer or are you locked in? It's not the end of the world but I could now swop to a connection which saves me several hours of sitting at LHR if I change to 2 days later...
As the posts jerry a.laska point out, some CS reps mentioned before the end of the sale that the full avios price would be charged. I haven't actually seen any reports to support this however. One person mentioned that they were able to change the date (same route) online without it triggering extra avios but couldn't get as far as the confirmation page. My suggestion would be to call them up and just ask to make the change (don't ask if it is allowed etc.) and then you will find out whether they want to collect more avios or not. If you do, please report back here because I would be interested to know this too .
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Old Oct 21, 20, 2:27 pm
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Thanks Jerry
pogonation the seat I wanted has gone anyway and I wouldn't have paid full whack for such a minor change. Netflix here I come!
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Old Oct 21, 20, 2:42 pm
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I deliberately booked Nashville for early November in the hope it would be cancelled and I could move it to sept/oct 2021 outside the 50% sale dates.

My flight was cancelled almost straight away and I moved it fuss free by an agent on the gold line to my prefered dates without any extra avios or cash.

Award availability was not required for the new dates. Travelling in J.
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Old Oct 21, 20, 6:57 pm
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Of course. Your flight was cancelled, i.e. invol. rebooking whereas the OP and others in the recent BA sales thread inquire about voluntary rebookings.

However, thank you for reporting back with your experience on invol. rebookings following a BA cancellation.
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Old Oct 21, 20, 8:12 pm
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I booked a LHR-USA flight in first during the sale. I was able to move it by a month after the sale ended without getting charged extra avios. Booking and changing the flight both done online.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 1:28 am
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Originally Posted by Pocalypse View Post
I booked a LHR-USA flight in first during the sale. I was able to move it by a month after the sale ended without getting charged extra avios. Booking and changing the flight both done online.
Was the date that you moved to still before 30 June 2021, or does it not matter?
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Old Oct 22, 20, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by sunshinebob View Post
I deliberately booked Nashville for early November in the hope it would be cancelled and I could move it to sept/oct 2021 outside the 50% sale dates.

My flight was cancelled almost straight away and I moved it fuss free by an agent on the gold line to my prefered dates without any extra avios or cash.

Award availability was not required for the new dates. Travelling in J.
This is sheer genius!
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Old Oct 22, 20, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by sunshinebob View Post
I deliberately booked Nashville for early November in the hope it would be cancelled and I could move it to sept/oct 2021 outside the 50% sale dates.

My flight was cancelled almost straight away and I moved it fuss free by an agent on the gold line to my prefered dates without any extra avios or cash.

Award availability was not required for the new dates. Travelling in J.
Nice work

Originally Posted by Pocalypse View Post
I booked a LHR-USA flight in first during the sale. I was able to move it by a month after the sale ended without getting charged extra avios. Booking and changing the flight both done online.
That's good to know. Glad that date changes are working for you. Annoyingly all 3 of my reservations say " You are unable to make changes to this flight online. Please contact your local Service Centre to change your flight" so can't do online changes. Hoping that I don't need to make any changes (April and June bookings) but could be likely.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by pogonation View Post
Nice work



That's good to know. Glad that date changes are working for you. Annoyingly all 3 of my reservations say " You are unable to make changes to this flight online. Please contact your local Service Centre to change your flight" so can't do online changes. Hoping that I don't need to make any changes (April and June bookings) but could be likely.
Do you have a connection to LHR, Iíve found this to be the case sometimes.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
Was the date that you moved to still before 30 June 2021, or does it not matter?
It has to be by the end of the original ticket validity period (1 Year).

There is no need to have Reward Availability and you can get the ticket held until you decide when to travel.

It has to be the same route and passengers to keep the 50% discounted Avios offer.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by LUFTY View Post
It has to be by the end of the original ticket validity period (1 Year).

There is no need to have Reward Availability and you can get the ticket held until you decide when to travel.

It has to be the same route and passengers to keep the 50% discounted Avios offer.
just to emphasise, this would only apply for an involuntary change.

if you choose to do a voluntary change you would need reward availability for any new flights
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Old Oct 22, 20, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
just to emphasise, this would only apply for an involuntary change.

if you choose to do a voluntary change you would need reward availability for any new flights
Karfa is correct I was referring to an involuntary change..

If it is a voluntary change then you have to pay full Avios on the new booking even if it is the same route and passengers.
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Old Oct 22, 20, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by heronb View Post
Do you have a connection to LHR, Iíve found this to be the case sometimes.
Yeah all to and from NCL. This must be why. Thanks.
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