Do BA claim to have award seats on every flight?

Old Dec 5, 06, 10:23 am
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Do BA claim to have award seats on every flight?

Someone at BA once told me they have availability for miles redemption seats on every flight, even if on some of them there are very very few.
I don't believe that for one second.
If anyone can find me a seat on the morning flight out of TLV (767) in CW in the next 12 month, on any day other then on a Sat, I will eat my hat!
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Old Dec 5, 06, 10:27 am
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Is this officially the fourth great lie?
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Old Dec 5, 06, 10:28 am
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Is this officially the fourth great lie?
What are the other three?!
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Old Dec 5, 06, 10:29 am
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What are the other three?!
Was just about to ask the same question...
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they don't claim to have seats in every class on every flight.

do they ?
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Was just about to ask the same question...
I can't believe no one knows the answer to this.

Will enlighten you with the first (most polite) one...

The cheque's in the post...

(it goes downhill from there)
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A quick Google reveals the other two are:

Of course I'll respect you in the morning.

and

I'm from the Government, I'm here to help you.
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Originally Posted by Teece View Post
A quick Google reveals the other two are:

Of course I'll respect you in the morning.

and

I'm from the Government, I'm here to help you.
Far, far too civil for the BA board...
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I'm from the Government, I'm here to help you.
That's what 9 years of New Labour does for you - it allegedly used to be....

<rearrange in the right order>

come in promise I to not your mouth.

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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Someone at BA once told me they have availability for miles redemption seats on every flight, even if on some of them there are very very few.
I don't believe that for one second.
If anyone can find me a seat on the morning flight out of TLV (767) in CW in the next 12 month, on any day other then on a Sat, I will eat my hat!
I think they're using the same policy as the $999 'I Class' rule. These are only available on the 777's (BA 164/165). Therefore you're not going to be able to book a mileage ticket in Club on the 767's.

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Old Dec 5, 06, 12:52 pm
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"award seats on every flight"

is rather different from:

"award seats in club world on every flight"


From what the OP says he was told, BA are making the 1st claim and not the 2nd. So I hope the OP does have an edible hat.
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Old Dec 5, 06, 1:42 pm
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No they don't - at least not in the T&Cs

Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Someone at BA once told me they have availability for miles redemption seats on every flight, even if on some of them there are very very few.
I don't believe that for one second.
If anyone can find me a seat on the morning flight out of TLV (767) in CW in the next 12 month, on any day other then on a Sat, I will eat my hat!
Text from the BAEC T&Cs on the website...
"13.10. Award bookings are subject to availability and cannot be waitlisted. Award bookings may be made up to 355 days prior to departure, during this period, as a minimum, British Airways makes some seats available for Award bookings on all routes operated by British Airways on some flights in each direction for each week of operation throughout the year. The total number of seats available for Award bookings will vary from route to route and from week to week depending on commercial demand. Award bookings on an Airline Partner are subject to the availability determined by the Airline Partner. Members are advised to make Award bookings well in advance of the date of travel however British Airways cannot guarantee that a Member will be able to make an Award booking on any specific flight regardless of the time of booking."

Nicely got out of BA...

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