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Jan 9, 21, 5:54 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 13,138
Posted By StingWest

Me too. I'm one of the LHR<->SFO paid F...

Me too. I'm one of the LHR<->SFO paid F customers, but I think if they returned to the "old" F pricing of thousands more, I wouldn't do it. In the last year or so, if I started my trip in LHR, the...
Aug 28, 20, 12:54 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 78,110
Posted By StingWest

ooh, that sounds interesting - do you have a link...

ooh, that sounds interesting - do you have a link please?
Aug 5, 20, 4:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By StingWest

Or from SFO, also using a 787 at the moment, and...

Or from SFO, also using a 787 at the moment, and running once a day.
Jul 23, 20, 8:26 am
Replies: 509
Views: 96,694
Posted By StingWest

As mentioned upthread, many SFO - LHR flights...

As mentioned upthread, many SFO - LHR flights cancelled in Sept. In my case BA286 on 18Sept and BA287 on 25Sept. The schedule seems to be reduced to the remaining one flight in either direction. ...
Jul 14, 20, 11:52 am
Replies: 1,040
Views: 233,862
Posted By StingWest

SFO->LHR passenger load today

With the ban (or 14-day isolation) in effect, it's not surprising that SFO<->LHR loads are very very light. In fact, according to the Expert Flyer seat map, today's flight from SFO to LHR is quite...
May 6, 20, 4:38 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By StingWest

Funny, I got the same email today for my LHR->SFO...

Funny, I got the same email today for my LHR->SFO flight in early June. However, when I went to Manage My Booking the message that displays is "Your flight has been cancelled". I'm in First also...
Apr 6, 20, 11:15 am
Replies: 1,243
Views: 179,414
Posted By StingWest

Also, I wanted to mention that the YouFirst rep I...

Also, I wanted to mention that the YouFirst rep I talked to said he was working from home :)

Based on the refund times reported on here, it seems that if one used the on-line refund process,...
Apr 5, 20, 5:48 pm
Replies: 1,243
Views: 179,414
Posted By StingWest

Refund in 6 days

Just a data point, I called the BA YouFirst number early on 30March to ask for a refund on a cancelled flight. This morning the refund appeared in full on my credit card. Six days - a lot better than...
Mar 26, 20, 11:00 am
Replies: 5,282
Views: 646,734
Posted By StingWest

Yes, thanks! When I went to Manage My Booking...

Yes, thanks! When I went to Manage My Booking today, instead of the usual screens (including the Red button you mention), it goes to a "Sorry, cancelled ...etc" screen. The buttons to Cancel or...
Mar 26, 20, 10:41 am
Replies: 5,282
Views: 646,734
Posted By StingWest

Hi - just wondering if this script is still...

Hi - just wondering if this script is still working? Tried it on Chrome, Firefox, and even Internet Explorer.

From the "Sorry - Cancelled" page, the choices are either "Cancel" or "Change...
Mar 25, 20, 3:58 pm
Replies: 5,282
Views: 646,734
Posted By StingWest

Voucher applied for 10 days ago - no reply, no change

Hello-
It's now been 10 days since I applied for a voucher using the on-line form (the screen said up to 7 days) - I have not received an acknowledgement of any kind (other than the screen message)...
Mar 18, 20, 11:22 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,600
Posted By StingWest

Wow, was just about to look up a similar trip,...

Wow, was just about to look up a similar trip, but this post saved me the trouble! One of the main advantages of Avios is the ability to cancel with minimal cost, but with the policy of zero...
Mar 15, 20, 1:32 pm
Replies: 672
Views: 98,368
Posted By StingWest

Ah thanks!

Ah thanks!
Mar 15, 20, 11:24 am
Replies: 672
Views: 98,368
Posted By StingWest

Who gets the voucher?

I scanned the T&C's and most of this thread, but still have a question:

If I book a flight now for a friend, and before the date of the flight we decide for her not to take it, I understand that I...
Jan 21, 20, 1:32 am
Replies: 57
Views: 15,797
Posted By StingWest

See article just above ("The worst sales...

See article just above ("The worst sales promotion in History")

Loved the headline: "Cleaning Up after Hoover"
Dec 2, 19, 5:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,587
Posted By StingWest

If there are seats available, ask at the airport....

If there are seats available, ask at the airport. The offer should generally be in the $900-$950 range, but not always available.
Aug 5, 19, 7:46 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 11,976
Posted By StingWest

Yes, you need to visit Yosemite early in the...

Yes, you need to visit Yosemite early in the morning for the best experience. I have a house near the entrance, and advise people coming from outside the park to try to get to the Western gate no...
May 5, 19, 11:21 am
Replies: 494
Views: 115,171
Posted By StingWest

I also keep receiving this error when trying to...

I also keep receiving this error when trying to take advantage of a "special" upgrade offer WTP -> CW LHR-SFO. Shows price, starts churning when I select the upgrade, and then returns the error...
Apr 7, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By StingWest

You also will get more Avios points for the F...

You also will get more Avios points for the F flight (210) rather than the C fare (140)

The other thing to consider is I've found that often the resultant upgraded F fare becomes refundable (for a...
Apr 5, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,459
Posted By StingWest

Wow, $2500 - I hope you didn't gamble it away ......

Wow, $2500 - I hope you didn't gamble it away ... :)
Apr 3, 19, 5:43 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By StingWest

If you log into your acct and go into Manage my...

If you log into your acct and go into Manage my Booking, if there is an offer you will clearly see it when the reservation comes up. You will also see it on the BA phone app, but the Upgrade...
Apr 3, 19, 4:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By StingWest

You have an excellent chance of being offered an...

You have an excellent chance of being offered an upgrade for approx US $700-$800 from Vancouver to London (actually that's a typical SFO-LHR offer), if that's the route you're flying :) A much...
Apr 3, 19, 11:33 am
Replies: 30
Views: 7,840
Posted By StingWest

Agree! An upper deck CW window seat is great...

Agree! An upper deck CW window seat is great for privacy (once the partition goes up that is), but I definitely prefer F for sleeping. Also, I disagree a bit with the OP - I find the Concord Room...
Mar 31, 19, 7:18 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 6,226
Posted By StingWest

There seems always to be people with bags on the...

There seems always to be people with bags on the seat next to them, both for convenience and to make a little more personal space I imagine. When a lounge is that full, just apologise and say that...
Mar 31, 19, 7:13 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 7,008
Posted By StingWest

For heavens sake, it's not like they would be...

For heavens sake, it's not like they would be making a declaration of gender identification for the census bureau! Just ask for a male or female bag, as needed/wanted - the reasons for your choice...
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