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BA partnership with Randox Health: Covid PCR Tests £60

Old Apr 14, 21, 7:19 am
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BA partnership with Randox Health: Covid PCR Tests £60


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Hereís the link to Randox to purchase the tests.

https://www.randoxhealth.com/
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Old Apr 14, 21, 7:23 am
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Hereís the link to BA website (U.K.) for more info on the different tests including discounts and links.

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb.../covid19-tests


Home tests

Randox

Tests: PCR swab

Home testing PCR kits available with a 50% discount.

Use discount code: BritishAirways50
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Old Apr 14, 21, 8:00 am
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Great news, it's time this overpriced racket had some decent pricing
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Old Apr 14, 21, 8:21 am
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So, Qured pre-departure test is £33; this one is £60, all in all below £100. Not bad at all assuming one test is all it is to be done.

Can’t fault BA for trying.
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Old Apr 14, 21, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by 13901
So, Qured pre-departure test is £33; this one is £60, all in all below £100. Not bad at all assuming one test is all it is to be done.

Canít fault BA for trying.
Agreed. I'm impressed by their efforts regarding testing. They've created cheaper solutions while nobody else in the UK has, to my knowledge!
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Old Apr 14, 21, 10:12 am
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Am I missing something? It was reported today that Randox are reducing their prices from £100 to £60 so a 50% discount means they should be £30 but the Randox website in the link on BA.com shows £120 before any discount.
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Old Apr 14, 21, 10:47 am
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I was a bit confused as well about the pricing as the Randox advertises the price at £60. BA are saying that applying the code will give the 50% discount, so does mean £30? But the BA social media post says £60!

hmmm...whatís the deal here? I havenít followed testing and costs closely as itís a lot to keep up with and I donít really need to until I fly again hopefully sometime this decade!

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Old Apr 14, 21, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by rockflyertalk
I was a bit confused as well about the pricing as the Randox advertises the price at £60. BA are saying that applying the code will give the 50% discount, so does mean £30? But the BA social media post says £60!

hmmm...whatís the deal here? I havenít followed testing and costs closely as itís a lot to keep up with and I donít really need to until I fly again hopefully sometime this decade!

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I think I've worked it out. They're £120 but anyone flying can get one for £60 by using the discount code supplied by the airline. It isn't BA specific. I haven't seen a list but Randox say 'our partner airlines'.

Now all I'm confused about is where the BBC and others got the £100 price from but that's unimportant!
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Old Apr 14, 21, 11:06 am
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In the BBC’s defence, they did make it clear in the story that the discounted price was specifically and only for travellers using a discount code provided by their airline.
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Old Apr 14, 21, 11:07 am
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Hopefully this is the beginning of the race to the bottom for PCR prices.
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Old Apr 14, 21, 12:39 pm
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The £60 cost excludes the cost of returning the sample. You need to arrange this yourself to one their centres or drop boxes or via a courier to their lab. Processing does not begin to the following day.
Depending on where you live, the process could be tricky. You get what you pay for I guess.
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Old Apr 14, 21, 12:54 pm
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Hopefully this is the beginning of the race to the bottom for PCR prices.
Right now Iíd pay double that to get away.
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Old Apr 14, 21, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by WeLoveSpace
The £60 cost excludes the cost of returning the sample. You need to arrange this yourself to one their centres or drop boxes or via a courier to their lab. Processing does not begin to the following day.
Depending on where you live, the process could be tricky. You get what you pay for I guess.
Is this just for the day 2 test when returning from a green country or does it have other uses? Thanks
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Old Apr 14, 21, 3:29 pm
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Is this just for the day 2 test when returning from a green country or does it have other uses? Thanks
It can be used for outbound travel too I think, France is a country which comes to mind requiring a PCR test before entering.
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Old Apr 15, 21, 8:06 am
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I just went on their website: the upfront price was £175, but when the BA coupon was applied (D2D8), it came down to £120. Which is in effect £60/kit. I think I will purchase, but I am scared by the general horror stories I read about late delivery and late results. We are travelling to UK because my 97 year old mother in law in sadly on her way out: and any delay in getting out of quarantine is going to hurt my wife badly. I really don't know how to choose a reliable provider - price isn't the sole criteria
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