BA £40 PCR test ?

Old May 17, 21, 4:07 am
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BA £40 PCR test ?

Sean Doyle has just told Sky News that BA has today made a £40 PCR test available. Does anyone know anything about this ?
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Old May 17, 21, 4:42 am
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BA have numerous different discounted deals with suppliers, it is an overly complex mess at the moment. The latest Randox PCR is £60 and there is a BA discount code for 50% off so assuming that is still valid that would be £30. Details of all the deals are on https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb.../covid19-tests
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Originally Posted by kriscii
BA have numerous different discounted deals with suppliers, it is an overly complex mess at the moment. The latest Randox PCR is £60 and there is a BA discount code for 50% off so assuming that is still valid that would be £30. Details of all the deals are on https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb.../covid19-tests
Randox is £60 after BA discount.
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Just to be clear, I am familiar with the BA discounts page, but it does not appear to have changed recently and Doyle said very specifically that the deal was being offered as from today. There is also nothing on that page that matches £40.

As noted above, the Randox discount does not actually take the price down below £60 if one tries to use it (and possibly never did from reports that I have read). In any event, Randox have such terrible reviews that I question why BA should be promoting them at all.
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Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99
Just to be clear, I am familiar with the BA discounts page, but it does not appear to have changed recently and Doyle said very specifically that the deal was being offered as from today. There is also nothing on that page that matches £40.

As noted above, the Randox discount does not actually take the price down below £60 if one tries to use it (and possibly never did from reports that I have read). In any event, Randox have such terrible reviews that I question why BA should be promoting them at all.
https://www.eurofins.co.uk/pcr-testi...st-to-release/

Possibly this one?
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Originally Posted by Schwann
I dont see any reference on their site to a BA discount. hopefully it's not them:

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Yeh I'm keen to know what this BA 40 GBP test is and how we get hold of it?
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Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99
I dont see any reference on their site to a BA discount. hopefully it's not them:

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I ordered from them 2 test on Friday after 6pm..test was delivered next day by royal mail (before 1pm parcels)

I will test them on Thirsday and deliver to their box near Heathrow
I need this tests for Sunday....
I will make report how they will do their job....
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Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99
In any event, Randox have such terrible reviews that I question why BA should be promoting them at all.
My partner has used Randox twice, attending their clinic near Liverpool Street in London rather than a postal test, and both times results have been received within the advertised timescales.
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Originally Posted by Schwann
Bingo

https://www.eurofins.co.uk/ba-pcr-te...est-to-depart/
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A minor point - the site says they use Royal Mail Special Delivery. They don't. Even the picture shows they used Tracked 24 which is a different service. ie. it's not a guaranteed or timed delivery as Special Delivery is. It's the next best thing though.
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A minor point - the site says they use Royal Mail Special Delivery. They don't. Even the picture shows they used Tracked 24 which is a different service. ie. it's not a guaranteed or timed delivery as Special Delivery is. It's the next best thing though.
I think they mean the test kit will be sent to you via SD, but you're right the sample return packaging is 24.
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I think they mean the test kit will be sent to you via SD, but you're right the sample return packaging is 24.
You might be right. Problem with that is that, if no-one's in to accept the item, it'll get taken back to the depot if sent SD. Tracked 24 kits can slot straight through *most* letterboxes. It's the service the Government / NHS use for kits.

I'm only saying this so that, if anyone orders from them, they know to make sure someone's at the delivery address to accept the item on the day of delivery if it is sent SD.
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Originally Posted by Schind
A minor point - the site says they use Royal Mail Special Delivery. They don't. Even the picture shows they used Tracked 24 which is a different service. ie. it's not a guaranteed or timed delivery as Special Delivery is. It's the next best thing though.
Its not just the delivery to you you need to plan for - you have to get it back to them before they give you the result, however they can (and no doubt will) hide behind their statement "We guarantee to provide test results within 24 hours of receiving the sample, however we are unable to take responsibility for any delay in delivery of the sample caused by Royal Mail"

Dont leave it to the last moment.
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