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Now we get a free hot drink in SH Y as GCHs? [No, passenger paid with Avios]

Now we get a free hot drink in SH Y as GCHs? [No, passenger paid with Avios]

Old Apr 25, 2023, 2:58 pm
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Now we get a free hot drink in SH Y as GCHs? [No, passenger paid with Avios]

The most bizarre thing happened to me today. My seat-neighbour-once-removed (thanks TS) ordered a coffe.

The bizarre part (still to come obviously) is that in order to pay, he prepared the BA app with the gold card open and handed it to the crew. I couldnt hear the first part of the conversation but that struck me so much that I had to eavesdrop at that point. Unfortunately all I heard at that point was the CC replying would you like the receipt?.

Now, two things are possible. Either there is a secret hot drink freebie for GCH that would go against every thread I read about what to expect in Y, or something else is at play. Also the receipt part wouldnt make sense. The only thing I could think about is some sort of voucher loaded in the BAEC account.

Help me out, have you witnessed anything like this before?

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Old Apr 25, 2023, 2:59 pm
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They likely paid with avios.
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Old Apr 25, 2023, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by haroon145
They likely paid with avios.
I feel very stupid now. Thanks 😁
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Old Apr 25, 2023, 3:06 pm
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But we SHOULD get a free hot (or cold) drink in Y as GC holders, n'est-ce pas? I mean, we're special, aren't we?
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Old Apr 25, 2023, 3:43 pm
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Old Apr 25, 2023, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by eefor jfp
But we SHOULD get a free hot (or cold) drink in Y as GC holders, n'est-ce pas? I mean, we're special, aren't we?

You might decide to lobby BA management with a view to the introduction of such a policy. And if you do . let me be the first to wish you good luck !
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Old Apr 25, 2023, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by eefor jfp
But we SHOULD get a free hot (or cold) drink in Y as GC holders, n'est-ce pas? I mean, we're special, aren't we?
Originally Posted by subject2load
You might decide to lobby BA management with a view to the introduction of such a policy. And if you do . let me be the first to wish you good luck !
Be careful what you wish for - the obvious move for BA would be to remove lounge access from Silver/Gold to fund the free onboard coffee!
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Old Apr 25, 2023, 5:21 pm
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Maybe, maybe not, I couldn't possibly comment... . ;-)
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