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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 1st December

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Comments (488)

  • Bach says:

    I had booked 4 redemption flights (2 with avios and 2 with amex 2-4-1 vouchers). BA cancelled the flights – and all flights for the whole month – so I just can’t travel. I am supposed to contact them to get a ‘future travel voucher’. Just wondering what to expect given circumstances? I am not too keen to get a “refund” as my vouchers are due to expire and I basically wouldn’t be able to use them without these flights.

    • ChrisC says:

      An FTV is not a refund.

      It maintains shout cash, avios and 2-4-1 within it so the 2-4-1 won’t expire.

      As the flights have been cancelled you can ask BA to rebook you for a future date as well.

      • ChrisC says:

        Your not shout!

        • Bach says:

          Thank you. I’m not sure when I can go there so rebooking is a bit difficult – otherwise would have been an easy choice indeed.
          So you are saying the FTV will hold cash, avios and 2-4-1, so I could use them for any other flights in future to other destination – paying the difference in avios?

          • Simon says:

            When dies the 241 expire? If you don’t know when you want to rebook for then the next best option is to take the full cash/avios/241 refund and then book a JER to LHR with your 241. Then cancel it to be given a FTV which will hold your 241. Doing it this way means you extend the 241 voucher expiry and tie up the least amount of avios and cash.

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