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Oct 20, 20, 8:55 am
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Posted By pauldb

Why donít you cancel the DD?

Why donít you cancel the DD?
Oct 15, 20, 10:39 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,742
Posted By pauldb

There is a ban on YQ for tickets originating AND...

There is a ban on YQ for tickets originating AND ISSUED in Brazil. By default a cash ticket is issued where it originates (hence priced in BRL) but an award ticket is issued where your BAEC account...
Oct 12, 20, 1:58 am
Replies: 173
Views: 26,449
Posted By pauldb

Yes essentially BA is just one unit of IAG. But...

Yes essentially BA is just one unit of IAG. But it happens to be a company in its own right because it was acquired as such and needs UK-domicile/control and perhaps a financial (debt obligation)...
Oct 12, 20, 1:24 am
Replies: 173
Views: 26,449
Posted By pauldb

That is best practice for a publicly owned...

That is best practice for a publicly owned company where an independent Chairman protects the interests of shareholders, particularly minority shareholders.

Since IAG owns and controls* BA, they...
Oct 7, 20, 12:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By pauldb

Perhaps, if you are the Head of HH and therefore...

Perhaps, if you are the Head of HH and therefore cannot easily leave it, your partner might have enough avios in their own account to leave the HH and make the 8x booking for you all. And they can...
Oct 5, 20, 6:52 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By pauldb

Iím afraid it does. The FTV just holds the...

Iím afraid it does. The FTV just holds the quantity of avios and cash; it does not hold the old booking or the bookingís purchasing power. You have to rebook at the prevailing rate, same as if you...
Oct 4, 20, 11:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By pauldb

Basically yes: in my opinion it is right to say...

Basically yes: in my opinion it is right to say LON-DUS-LON costs 17k avios now.

BA widened the range of avios/cash combinations for RFS but in doing so made the ďbasicĒ one (i.e. the default...
Oct 3, 20, 5:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By pauldb

If the cash fares are that high the avios booking...

If the cash fares are that high the avios booking does look good value but, unless you are looking at half term, I would hope theyíd drop from that level. I would also seriously look at a direct LCC...
Sep 21, 20, 11:28 pm
Replies: 2,589
Views: 452,865
Posted By pauldb

I think you should be ok bringing in the second...

I think you should be ok bringing in the second voucher when you rebook but, that said, I probably wouldnít take the chance and would just make a dummy booking for four, if youíre confident thatís...
Sep 12, 20, 7:14 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By pauldb

The expiry date for a Lloyds voucher is book-by,...

The expiry date for a Lloyds voucher is book-by, not travel-by, so it would seem you have plenty of opportunity to use it?
Aug 24, 20, 2:25 pm
Replies: 2,589
Views: 452,865
Posted By pauldb

Iím afraid they can restrict you. Your sonís...

Iím afraid they can restrict you. Your sonís additional card and the HHA are irrelevant here: they are your vouchers. The voucher is for You+1 but as a special term two vouchers can be used for You+3...
Aug 24, 20, 1:26 pm
Replies: 2,589
Views: 452,865
Posted By pauldb

Iím not certain Iím understanding your post...

Iím not certain Iím understanding your post correctly but will do my best!

If you book 4x US-UK Inbound online you will be charged the higher taxes (it doesnít matter where you book them). If you...
Aug 19, 20, 12:42 am
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By pauldb

If your F&F list is full (max 5) I think you have...

If your F&F list is full (max 5) I think you have to wait six months to make a change.

An extreme option would be for you to leave your HHA. Might be complicated if you have kids in the HHA. Do...
Aug 18, 20, 1:32 pm
Replies: 2,589
Views: 452,865
Posted By pauldb

There is a fix you can use/misuse at present to...

There is a fix you can use/misuse at present to unwind this problem. If you donít think you can use the 241 within 12 months, you can make any booking with the 241 and then change your mind under...
Aug 16, 20, 11:54 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By pauldb

Good luck to the OP getting it priced at 10k. ...

Good luck to the OP getting it priced at 10k.

But - and this is a long running cause of disagreement - in my understanding the ďstandardĒ rate for band 3 is now 14,500 so this is what you now...
Aug 16, 20, 1:30 am
Replies: 76
Views: 9,563
Posted By pauldb

Iím not making an assumption if the NHS option...

Iím not making an assumption if the NHS option was raised in connection with a holiday in Cyprus (though I appreciate paulaf wasnít himself saying it was appropriate).
Aug 15, 20, 1:26 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 9,563
Posted By pauldb

Is that distinction really relevant in the...

Is that distinction really relevant in the context of someone wanting a test to go on holiday? Essential workers are meant to be referred by their employer - asking them to refer you when youíre...
Aug 15, 20, 12:27 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 9,563
Posted By pauldb

Those groups get priority but still only if they...

Those groups get priority but still only if they have symptoms, so that doesnít contradict what I said at all.
Aug 15, 20, 11:54 am
Replies: 76
Views: 9,563
Posted By pauldb

The NHS only provides test for those with...

The NHS only provides test for those with symptoms, not those who want certification for travel.
Aug 13, 20, 9:36 am
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By pauldb

I had the same response on Monday, but tried...

I had the same response on Monday, but tried again on Tuesday and the change was made after just a brief hesitation.

if you want to change class though, youíre not really gaining anything over...
Aug 6, 20, 2:29 pm
Replies: 2,589
Views: 452,865
Posted By pauldb

I don't have 2 vouchers to be able to check this,...

I don't have 2 vouchers to be able to check this, but my fairly recent recollection is that you can only use one voucher on the narrow booking bar on the "My Executive Club" page (select one radio...
Jul 25, 20, 3:19 am
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By pauldb

You can webchat with avios.com during their hours...

You can webchat with avios.com during their hours with this link. https://chat.avios.com/Live/webchatLoginD.php...
Jul 23, 20, 3:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By pauldb

Austria has banned flights from the UK and...

Austria has banned flights from the UK and several other countries so your flight wonít be operating unless that changes. But BA ought to switch you to MUC if you still want to go.

The test...
Jul 22, 20, 11:58 pm
Replies: 2,589
Views: 452,865
Posted By pauldb

Thereís a vague rule that all rewards are subject...

Thereís a vague rule that all rewards are subject to IATA fare construction rules. I expect BA will tell you that you canít backtrack through LHR, but good luck.
Jul 21, 20, 9:48 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,060
Posted By pauldb

You can now cancel your booking for free (as can...

You can now cancel your booking for free (as can a cash-passenger), for a full refund of your 241, avios and charges.

However if the 241, even extended by six months, is not much use to you, you...
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