BAEC-NA. Lost ticket. Reissue? Then recredit?

Old Nov 11, 03, 12:16 pm
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BAEC-NA. Lost ticket. Reissue? Then recredit?

Hmmm. I dicey situation. I gave a ticket away as a present before the new rules came into effect. It was for CX in J class to asia.

That 'friend' seems to be getting closer to an ex-friend now. I've asked for the ticket back several times to which my requests have been ignored.

My question.. can I report to BA that I've lost this ticket... and would they reissue a new one for me for a fee of course.. and then can I recredit it back to my account after a few months...

Any ideas would help. I know I won't get the same value of miles back but anything is better than nothing right now.
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Old Nov 11, 03, 12:24 pm
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If the ticket is in that persons name I think you are screwed, if you report it lost you'll get a new one in that persons name, useless to you...
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Old Nov 11, 03, 1:09 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Guy Betsy:
I gave a ticket away as a present ... I've asked for the ticket back several times ... can I report to BA that I've lost this ticket ...</font>
What would Miss Manners say?!?

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Old Nov 11, 03, 2:19 pm
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"My question.. can I report to BA that I've lost this ticket... and would they reissue a new one for me for a fee of course.. and then can I recredit it back to my account after a few months...!"

You haven't lost the ticket though. You got the ticket for someone else. Your no longer wanting him to have it is a different issue and not BAs problem. If anything, I could see you having problems if you have alleged that a ticket has gone missing and the person in whose name it is, turns up to use it

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Old Nov 12, 03, 3:36 am
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There are exceptions, but once you've "given" someone something, normally they own it outright.
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Old Nov 13, 03, 1:18 pm
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What I'm thinking of doing is calling BA to say that the ticket is lost. Then after the new ticket has been issued in his name, and sent to me, the account holder, I shall hold it for a while.. then call BA to cancel the booking.. then returning this ticket for recrediting telling BA that the person has changed his mind. Would that work?
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Old Nov 13, 03, 1:21 pm
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GB,

I think the new rules allow you to change dates on pre-July 1st PARTNER AWARD tickets. However, you cannot redeposit partner award tickets even pre-July 1st issue.

For tickets issued after July 1st, you cannot even change dates on PARTNER award tickets.
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Old Nov 13, 03, 2:15 pm
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"What I'm thinking of doing is calling BA to say that the ticket is lost. Then after the new ticket has been issued in his name, and sent to me, the account holder, I shall hold it for a while.. then call BA to cancel the booking.. then returning this ticket for recrediting telling BA that the person has changed his mind. Would that work?"

I think that if anything, you could find yourself with problems. What happens when the person turns up at the airport with the ticket which he legitimately has to find out that you have made claim that the ticket was lost?

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Old Nov 13, 03, 4:17 pm
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Hmm. I think half of you don't exactly know what to do either.

I'll just try to winch the ticket back from my friend. Try to be nice, eh...?

The ticket reads end of Jan but as he wanted to travel later, I will say that the ticket needs to be reissued first. Once I have it in my hot little hands, I won't be giving it back!

So if the original ticket issued pre-July 03, can it be recredited back to my account?
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Old Nov 13, 03, 4:44 pm
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"So if the original ticket issued pre-July 03, can it be recredited back to my account?"

I don't believe that it can. I believe that even pre July, partner awards were non refundable

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Old Nov 13, 03, 5:05 pm
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I had been able to redeposit partner awards pre-July. I don't know about the policy now.
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Old Nov 13, 03, 5:33 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Guy Betsy:
Hmm. I think half of you don't exactly know what to do either.</font>
I think there are two things to do.

1) Stop trying to mess with this guy's ticket.

2) In the future, choose more worthy recipients for your very generous gifts.
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Old Nov 13, 03, 9:14 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Guy Betsy:
So if the original ticket issued pre-July 03, can it be recredited back to my account?</font>
It's known as a "Transitional Partner Booking" issued pre 01JUL03. That means that it cannot be re-issued, redeposited, and most importantly not endorsed.

It can only be revalidated. Only date changes are permitted within the one year (from the date of issue) validity of the ticket.

You may be able to get it back from him but you won't be able to do a thing with it unless you know someone that you like with the exact same name as printed on the ticket.

If you do happen to get the ticket back from him, at least tell the guy that he's not getting it back so he does not show up at the Cathay counter on the day of departure and create a real mess for everyone involved.

[This message has been edited by BRITISH AIRWAYS USA (edited Nov 13, 2003).]
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Old Nov 13, 03, 9:29 pm
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Let him fly the outbound and then change the date on the inbound
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Old Nov 17, 03, 1:35 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Ready2Go:
I think there are two things to do.

1) Stop trying to mess with this guy's ticket.

2) In the future, choose more worthy recipients for your very generous gifts.
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Right! Sleep with them first !
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