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[PREM FARE GONE] BA/AA/LATAM r/t LHR to GYE First & Business from £797

[PREM FARE GONE] BA/AA/LATAM r/t LHR to GYE First & Business from £797

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Old Oct 3, 17, 2:58 am
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Originally Posted by ermis177 View Post
First of all many thanks! Sorry for the off topic but do i need a visa if i change planes to Miami? Never done this kind of trip before.
You need visa even for transit in the USA, they would ask for it at your check in point (LHR)
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Old Oct 3, 17, 3:17 am
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When British Airways do cancel, you have a good (IMO) chance of winning compensation in the UK Small Claims court process *IF* you believed this was a valid fare and not a mistake. If you believed it to be a mistake, then you've no chance, but otherwise you can reasonably rebook a full cost business or first ticket and claim that back via Money Claim.

British will almost certainly cancel these as they know most people don't bother (same goes for their general poor treatment of customers overall). I firmly believe they simply don't care any more - current management does whatever they like in the interest of cost savings regardless of what's allowable anymore.

If you don't rebook any equivalent flight (with a new ticket cash or award), you'll have trouble claiming much from them as you won't be able to show damages. If you do this in US Small Claims, I've no idea.

There are lots of folks with similar cases out there, so when it comes time I'm sure you'll find helpful advice. But the crux of the argument is your own intent when booking and to pursue this in court you need to honestly say to a judge you believed this to be a flash sale or otherwise a valid fare and not in error.

Not a lawyer, not legal advice, YMMV and such.

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Old Oct 3, 17, 3:39 am
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thanks OP: Booked one too lazy to boo a 2nd just woke up in Canada fare is gone.
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Old Oct 3, 17, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by scibuff View Post
What DoT complaint? I think the DoT rules are quite clear on mistake fares every since that UA F from Denmark
Calling it a "mistake fare" doesn't help if you want it to stick.
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Old Oct 3, 17, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by balover_69 View Post
When British Airways do cancel, you have a very decent chance of winning compensation in the UK Small Claims court process *IF* you believed this was a valid fare and not a mistake. If you believed it to be a mistake, then you've no chance, but otherwise you can reasonably rebook a full cost business or first ticket and have a very good chance of winning using Money Claim.
I would be a bit more cautious about offering such strong advice.

The test is also whether the non-mistaken party should have known it was a mistake.
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Old Oct 3, 17, 3:54 am
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Thanks for posting! Book one this morning on my way to the airport.

Anyone flying today? Would have flown today if I wasn't already travelling!
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Old Oct 3, 17, 4:01 am
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should I book my onward flights to and from LHR? FOR MY OCT 17 th flight?
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Old Oct 3, 17, 4:05 am
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should I book my onward flights to and from LHR? FOR MY OCT 17 th flight?
I would wait at least a week.
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Old Oct 3, 17, 4:06 am
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Just had BA call the number I registered on my booking and say it was not a valid booking and since the charge had not yet gone through their system, no refund as nothing was actually charged 8 hours ago. Oh well - too good to be true.
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Old Oct 3, 17, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by Edgerfly View Post
Yeah yeah yeah, suck it up. But seriously, there’s no agency you can file a grievance with like in the US?
You can certainly grieve to the CAA, but the best you can hope for is a tissue for your tears.

A fancier approach, one frequently threatened in these threads but seldom employed, would be through the courts. This doesn't have to be expensive, but it's an awful faff. And it's not clear what you'd be suing for - an order that BA perform the service it agreed to, or compensation for the £5K ticket you were forced to buy in the wake of a cancellation. That second avenue would be risky!

Better just to suck it up.
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Old Oct 3, 17, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by Edgerfly View Post
Doesnt the EU laws have stricter cancelling ticket laws than the DOT?
but it's your ticket is being cancelled, not the flight.

That makes it a contractual dispute between you and the airline. Essentially, you're on your own.

Getting your money back plus credit card/forex costs might be classed a victory
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Originally Posted by altitude75k View Post
Just had BA call the number I registered on my booking and say it was not a valid booking and since the charge had not yet gone through their system, no refund as nothing was actually charged 8 hours ago. Oh well - too good to be true.
Shame. A good bit of excitement while it lasted though
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Old Oct 3, 17, 5:06 am
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Originally Posted by balover_69 View Post
When British Airways do cancel, you have a good (IMO) chance of winning compensation in the UK Small Claims court process *IF* you believed this was a valid fare and not a mistake...

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This is bad advice.

Fare mistakes are subject to general contract law in exactly the same way as other online mistakes are, and British Airways has the legal right to rescind any fare, even after payment has been taken, as long as a reasonable person should have realised it was a mistake. The discussion on this board alone should be sufficient evidence that a reasonable person would recognise this offer as an error.
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Old Oct 3, 17, 5:58 am
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Shame. A good bit of excitement while it lasted though
any one else got their tickets cancelled? Mine is showing fine and haven't heard from BA yet
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Old Oct 3, 17, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by v2837v View Post
any one else got their tickets cancelled? Mine is showing fine and haven't heard from BA yet
No call as yet, and ticket is still intact on ba.com.

My flights are in June 2018 so they might be working through the bookings chronologically.
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