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BA wet-leases Danish Air Transport (DAT) aircraft for Summer 24; rebooking policy

BA wet-leases Danish Air Transport (DAT) aircraft for Summer 24; rebooking policy

Old Mar 20, 2024, 2:26 am
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BA wet-leases Danish Air Transport (DAT) aircraft for Summer 24; rebooking policy

It appears BA has yet another new wet lease operator for short haul from LHR this year, have found quite a few flights in the summer (LHR-AGP in my case) that are showing as operated by Danish Air Transport. Seems to be A321s, on the positive side they have 34 rows on the seat map which is three fewer than BA choose to ram in. Anyone heard anything more about this?
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 3:38 am
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Seems like they've only got the one A321 - OY-RUU. It's been around a bit.

History here.

Interesting to see if there's any more wet leases this year on top of this one?
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 8:01 am
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Interesting - my flight PMO-LHR in June was changed to be operated by DAT. I actually may have desire to change this specific departure to another airport in Italy - any idea if the new operator gives any flexibility?
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 8:23 am
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I wondered if and when this would start. At least it is not the unspeakable Avion. So if they farm you out to some charter crowd like this - can one change as to me I book to fly British Airways not some subcontractor.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by iadisgreat
Interesting - my flight PMO-LHR in June was changed to be operated by DAT. I actually may have desire to change this specific departure to another airport in Italy - any idea if the new operator gives any flexibility?
Your ticket is issued by BA, and the flight is still going. I doubt that you will get any flexibility.

(I was wrong, apparently you can change your booking)

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Old Mar 20, 2024, 9:00 am
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I remember searching for some Finnair flights from HEL-LIS last summer and DAT came up as the operating airline but not having taken the flight I cant comment on their service or the experience.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 9:29 am
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BA refusing to move my flight

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I have flights booked London to Corfu, after logging on I noticed that the flight time has changed (only minor as 10 mins) but the carrier has also changed to Danish Air Transport, we usually get emails from BA if they make changes but have had no notification. I have called the booking line to request to change to a BA flight and the request has been refused as the flight number has not changed. I dont think this is correct ,the flight wil be operated by Danish Air Transport and their crew not BA so I think I am entitled to request to change? Have i understood the rules correctly?
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by iadisgreat
Interesting - my flight PMO-LHR in June was changed to be operated by DAT. I actually may have desire to change this specific departure to another airport in Italy - any idea if the new operator gives any flexibility?
it will give you flexibility yes, assuming the operating carrier was sold as BA when you booked it. I would give it a few days before calling.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by alex67500
Your ticket is issued by BA, and the flight is still going. I doubt that you will get any flexibility.
Not true, BA normally has a commercial policy if the operating carrier changes after booking you can switch to another BA operated flight. Im not sure if destination changes are permitted or refunds but Im sure the commercial policy will be issued shortly.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by KeaneJohn
Not true, BA normally has a commercial policy if the operating carrier changes after booking you can switch to another BA operated flight. Im not sure if destination changes are permitted or refunds but Im sure the commercial policy will be issued shortly.
Indeed, remember the hoo-haw about Finnair imposing their own lower hand baggage limits on BA wetleases. That should be grounds for a change to a BA operated flight alone...
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 2:03 pm
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I have flown DAT several times within Denmark. It went well.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 2:08 pm
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In addition to whatever specific commercial policy is issued, BA also have a standard customer guideline for this: https://www.britishairways.com/trave...eased-aircraft

This allows a passenger on a BA ticket to move the previous or next BA operated departure.

The specific policies are often a little more flexible than this.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 2:52 pm
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Welcome to Flyertalk -- let me move this to our BA thread where you'll get the best responses.

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Old Mar 20, 2024, 2:55 pm
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You're not entitled to a change merely because your flight will be operated by a wetlease, but BA will often allow it. Try calling again.
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 2:59 pm
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This has only just happened, and it may well be that it takes a week or so before guidance gets issued and agents informed. So yes, try again, but not right away. Welcome to the BA forum on Flyertalk.
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