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TICKETS CANCELLED: BA fare error: First Class to Asia £795, Sydney £1335

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EDIT:  British Airways has decided not to honour these tickets.  You will see via Manage My Booking that your flight is cancelled.  No-one has yet received an explanatory email from BA and there is no timetable yet for payment refunds.

It seems that someone at British Airways has misfiled some fares out of Germany.

First Class to Kuala Lumpur out of any German airport is pricing at £795 return.  Sydney is £1,335 return – in First.

I am not at my desk so can’t write much.  Go to this Flyertalk thread for details –

I got it to price so it is working.  Whether BA will cancel your ticket or not is a different question ….. they may well do. 

I fully expect this fare to be withdrawn within 1 hour.

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Comments (97)

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  • Adam says:

    My credit card was charged over the weekend. I still have not received any communication from BA regarding the cancellation. I think the lack of communication so far has been appalling.

    Has anyone received an email or call?

    • cheekychappie says:

      Listen. I do this all the time. I try & grab glitch pricing on items I might not even want as it’s one of my hobbies. I like to get one over on ‘them’ 🙂

      Always great to save 95% or so lol – live for the moment!

      But about 80% of these misprice opps don’t work out.

      Any sensible business has rules in place to stop some idiot employee with a fat finger losing it a significant chunk of money through misprices.

      Just be happy about the 20% that do come good.

      Stop whining about a company protecting its interests (which of course the general consumer would end up paying for over time) by cancelling stupidly low-priced – mistaken – sales.

      • Barry Stanley says:

        The issue has moved on – most accept the BA cancellation, what is not acceptable is the zero communication re the cancellation for several days followed by charging credit cards again several days after the cancellation with yet again zero communication re this.

  • Adam says:

    Just received an email.

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