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Involuntary Rerouting due to Strike etc. on Award Tickets Issued by non-BA Programs

Involuntary Rerouting due to Strike etc. on Award Tickets Issued by non-BA Programs

Old Oct 18, 05, 4:55 pm
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Involuntary Rerouting due to Strike etc. on Award Tickets Issued by non-BA Programs

After reading about a new strike threat by BA baggage handlers at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=483289 I am starting to get worried about my trip to India / UAE in mid-November.

I have two award tickets on BA First:

YVR-LHR-YVR issued by CX AsiaMiles
and LHR-DEL//DXB-LHR issued by AA AAdvantage
(the DXB-LHR is on the same day as LHR-YVR)

Can anyone give me any insight as to how such award tickets (especially in First Class and issued by FF programs other than BA) are treated when passengers have to be reaccomodated due to flights being cancelled as a result of a strike? FYI, I am AA Platinum (Oneworld Sapphire) if that helps.

I don't want to be downgraded to Y. What can I do to at least get reaccomodated on another carrier in at least J or above and avoid carriers such as Air India?

Right now, I have made revenue bookings on another airline just in case...(totally different routing that gets me to the same destinations on the days I want to be there) and hope I won't have to issue those tickets (full fare J).
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Old Oct 18, 05, 5:09 pm
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My brother and sister in law were mid flight when the August strike kicked off. They were using QF FF points from Oz to the UK and beyond. While flying over Frankfurt on BA16 they were told they were going to arrive in Paris instead.

Those with onward connections were taken care of first, regardless of class from what I was told. They then got taken to a hotel to wait for a flight to LHR later that day. But when I heard from them I knew that there were not going to be any flights till 8pm that day. I found out the BA would reimburse them for alternative transport, so they took the Eurostar, along with everone else. They had to pay themselves for the tickets (400 1 way) and are still waiting for the money back. On board they were sitting, talking with J class passengers, so it seems that they didn't make much difference- or there were no better seats available.
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