Avios availability on BA Cityflyer ex LCY

Old Feb 1, 21, 11:35 am
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Question Avios availability on BA Cityflyer ex LCY

Does BA Cityflyer only ever release 2 avios seats in Business?. Looking at LCY-EDI return in early October. . We have 2 seats but need 1 more. Also no I class released this far out?.
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Old Feb 1, 21, 12:05 pm
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If you really want it with Avios use a Gold Priority Reward. If a seat becomes available the traditional way you can cancel the GPR.
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Yes.

Was looking at AGP in Sept and plenty of flights have “unlimited” CE from LCY

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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
If you really want it with Avios use a Gold Priority Reward. If a seat becomes available the traditional way you can cancel the GPR.
Unless this has changed recently, I donít believe you can use a Gold Priority Reward on BA Cityflyer.
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Originally Posted by col747uk View Post
Does BA Cityflyer only ever release 2 avios seats in Business?. Looking at LCY-EDI return in early October. . We have 2 seats but need 1 more. Also no I class released this far out?.
For such a short flight, do you need business? IIRC - CF gives free bar service anyway?
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Originally Posted by volar View Post
Unless this has changed recently, I donít believe you can use a Gold Priority Reward on BA Cityflyer.
Now you mention it, I think you are right.
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No lounge, no blocked middle seat..... I slum it in Y quite happily on this route...
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But I have 2CD with lots of legroom. Avois seat is for a friend travelling with us who does not normally travel Club and they would pay with their Avios - they are Silver.. Would have thought they would have released I class if not Avios. Flight is at 11.25 on Friday morning if that makes any difference?.
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LCY-EDI is generally a good route for Avios and off peak I would think you would have a good chance, perhaps in mid September and then again a day or two from departure. I suspect the trigger point on Avios hasn't been reached yet. I guess this is Friday 1 October, where indeed the no Avios left in CE, but there is one in ET, so if you think that the £35 change fee is worth a gamble then you could book the ET seat now and change later if CE become available. That said, the Avios cost is £110, using the 1 penny basis, whereas the inflexible cash fare if £191 so while it's a reasonable use of Avios, it's not superlative. The cash fare could also reduce if bookings don't stoke up at some point. It's possible it was I fare until someone booked two redemptions!
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LCY-EDI is generally a good route for Avios and off peak I would think you would have a good chance, perhaps in mid September and then again a day or two from departure. I suspect the trigger point on Avios hasn't been reached yet. I guess this is Friday 1 October, where indeed the no Avios left in CE, but there is one in ET, so if you think that the £35 change fee is worth a gamble then you could book the ET seat now and change later if CE become available. That said, the Avios cost is £110, using the 1 penny basis, whereas the inflexible cash fare if £191 so while it's a reasonable use of Avios, it's not superlative. The cash fare could also reduce if bookings don't stoke up at some point. It's possible it was I fare until someone booked two redemptions!
Thanks corporate-wage-slave.

Indeed Friday 1 October outbound. There was in fact even no I class availability when I booked the two redemptions.. I could have understood no I class on the 08.40 flight for business travellers up for the day but on an 11.25 flight when more likely to be weekenders .
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Im sorry, I don't get it.

Why does the 3rd person need to be in CE for a 45min flight?

Unless BA release Avios space, any alternative way to get into CE will be suboptimal. ie book Economy and then change later (£35 fee).

Seems illogical behaviour for very small gain.

Anyway, each to their own. Hope you have a good trip. Edinburgh is lovely, and they have a Hawksmoor now as well
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No lounge, no blocked middle seat..... I slum it in Y quite happily on this route...
some of us value the ambiance of the club cabin
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some of us value the ambiance of the club cabin
True, but on Cityflyer, its not really different. No spare seat, and drinks services for economy already. No lounge at LC. I would understand if paid segment for TP.
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True, but on Cityflyer, its not really different. No spare seat, and drinks services for economy already. No lounge at LC. I would understand if paid segment for TP.
Ah, but what about the clientele?
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Ah, but what about the clientele?
Exactly, the reason to stay in Economy :-)
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