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Jun 21, 20, 3:56 pm
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Posted By NeverFirst

Card expiry of 8th July, but no extension(?)

I'm confused about what I should expect...
My collection year ends 8 July, and I'm currently Silver from last year, but only 445 TPs this year.

I haven't received an email offering any...
Aug 7, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By NeverFirst

Crumbs, you're totally right. I missed that. ...

Crumbs, you're totally right. I missed that.

<smug>it's been so long since I flew long-haul economy I didn't realise BA sold baggage-free tickets on these flights</smug>
Aug 7, 19, 9:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By NeverFirst

Google Flights gives different price *on ba.com* for same flights

I just tried booking a flight on ba.com, and got a price of £609.

I was playing with the itinerary and put the same flights into Google Flights and got £530.

​​​​​​I clicked through as far as I...
Feb 15, 19, 9:09 am
Replies: 276
Views: 58,033
Posted By NeverFirst

Teddy marvellous!

Teddy marvellous!
Feb 4, 19, 4:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,313
Posted By NeverFirst

Another Concur user here - yes, usually very easy...

Another Concur user here - yes, usually very easy to just say "Fare = £2,000, amount claimed £1,800" or whatever. Unfortunately our flight-booking tool won't let you book a flight out-of-policy, so...
Feb 3, 19, 4:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,537
Posted By NeverFirst

BA Holidays now offering Budget as well as Avis(?)

I’m not sure if this is new (and I know that underneath they’re the same company, anyway) but I was just looking at a booking and noticed some cars being offered are branded as “Budget” and some are...
Jan 25, 19, 4:00 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,085
Posted By NeverFirst

I can't advise on the seats (see my username) but...

I can't advise on the seats (see my username) but in all seriousness, if the claustrophobia is in any way severe a trip to the GP and a small prescription of diazepam (or similar) might be a good...
Jan 10, 19, 10:05 am
Replies: 76
Views: 9,675
Posted By NeverFirst

It's a bit of a long-shot but it might be worth...

It's a bit of a long-shot but it might be worth getting to the airport nice and early and asking for a downgrade for your ticket at check-in, so you can sit together in WTP, and maybe a kindly...
Jan 10, 19, 6:54 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,623
Posted By NeverFirst

I agree with lewincg - in my (fairly limited)...

I agree with lewincg - in my (fairly limited) experience, a change to a holiday booking has resulted in a cancellation and reprice of the hotel, but that would depend on the conditions on your...
Nov 12, 18, 4:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,255
Posted By NeverFirst

Same-day change delight!

Mrs Neverfirst and I turned up at check-in three hours before our (cheap, economy, BA holidays) flight and idly wondered whether we could be moved to the earlier flight, leaving within the hour.
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Oct 29, 18, 9:11 am
Replies: 2,854
Views: 490,794
Posted By NeverFirst

I know this isn't your question, but hear me...

I know this isn't your question, but hear me out... Have a look at ARN-DOH-HKG on Qatar (with an extra LHR-ARN booked for positioning). I would think it's the same price, plus it's on Qatar, and you...
Oct 26, 18, 4:07 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,827
Posted By NeverFirst

I remember biting my nails as we trundled down...

I remember biting my nails as we trundled down the Polderbaan. I think it was probably this (from BAsource.com);



But you're right, there is only so much mitigation you can do! I've been...
Oct 25, 18, 9:40 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,827
Posted By NeverFirst

It's not so easy (as I found out - although...

It's not so easy (as I found out - although everything turned out OK);

My B2B to AMS (almost) failed because the outbound was cancelled and I was moved to the next flight but the inbound still...
Oct 25, 18, 9:27 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By NeverFirst

How practical is "Max Size" (45 x 56 x 25 cm) hand baggage

(I searched, but couldn't find anything relevant!)

I've got a good deal on one of those hard-sided bags which is he maximum size for BA's hand baggage, but before I pull the trigger, how practical...
Oct 17, 18, 11:14 am
Replies: 3,360
Views: 692,262
Posted By NeverFirst

So there's a cruise pilot, an approach pilot, and...

So there's a cruise pilot, an approach pilot, and a landing pilot (and maybe a takeoff pilot as well)? Is that just to divide up the workload/keep everybody up-to-date with their experience, so you...
Oct 12, 18, 5:08 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,192
Posted By NeverFirst

Not arguing (I promise) but having just done my...

Not arguing (I promise) but having just done my first domestic arrival at the end of an international (NYC-EDI-LHR) there is a phone at LHR domestic baggage claim for Customs, and a letterbox to drop...
Sep 18, 18, 7:35 am
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By NeverFirst

Is it possible to make a multi-city booking with mixed classes?

Doing an ex-EU booking I like to book the ex-EU leg to London the day before the longhaul segment, then go home and sleep in my own bed before picking flying the longhaul sector on the second day....
Sep 10, 18, 1:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 8,371
Posted By NeverFirst

That’s a blast from the past! In the end I...

That’s a blast from the past!
In the end I didn’t do anything and left it all alone - I didn’t dismantle the wheel or lubricate it.

(I think I may have just brushed some dirt out from the wheels...
Sep 7, 18, 6:36 am
Replies: 1,705
Views: 204,708
Posted By NeverFirst

(Yes, I booked in the timeframe, yes I got the...

(Yes, I booked in the timeframe, yes I got the email, no I'm not all that fussed - my Amex is linked to Google Pay so i get an alert every time it is used, and as for everything else, there's only...
Sep 7, 18, 6:33 am
Replies: 1,705
Views: 204,708
Posted By NeverFirst

The BBC writes, "names, email addresses and...

The BBC writes, "names, email addresses and credit card details including card numbers, expiry dates and three-digit CVV codes were stolen by the hackers."

Well, my American Express has a...
Sep 2, 18, 6:03 am
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By NeverFirst

Yes, I know that part-avios for a cash flight...

Yes, I know that part-avios for a cash flight isn’t great value but with 250,000 Avios in the bank and a 2-4-1 on the way, I’m really not too fussed (especially as I’m also after the Tier Points to...
Sep 2, 18, 2:45 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,548
Posted By NeverFirst

I can see a pending charge on my Amex. I’ll give...

I can see a pending charge on my Amex. I’ll give them a call when I get a moment, better safe than sorry, I suppose.

(Edited to add: I got the e-ticket receipt emailed to me as well, so that’s a...
Sep 2, 18, 2:42 am
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By NeverFirst

Avios worth less, the more discount you use?

Is it normal that the Avios/£ ratio (or value-per-Avios) changes depending on the size of the discount you use on a ticket?

I had always assumed they would be roughly the same (with a bit of...
Sep 2, 18, 2:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,548
Posted By NeverFirst

“Your booking is incomplete”

I just tried booking a flight and after the credit card confirmation screen, and the ‘please wait’ screen, I got this message;



But it shows up in MMB just fine, with no obvious errors.
...
Aug 22, 18, 1:34 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,973
Posted By NeverFirst

No. The test is whether the travel is necessary,...

No. The test is whether the travel is necessary, not that the particular class of travel is necessary. This is a direct quote from HMRC;





Oh.
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