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Forums Frequent flyer programs British Airways Executive Club I got bumped from my seat on a 2-4-1 once again. Are 2-4-1 being targeted? Reply To: I got bumped from my seat on a 2-4-1 once again. Are 2-4-1 being targeted?

Lady London 2,139 posts

Until they lost MCOL claims or had to settle them, and had to pay lots of money that they’d thought they could avoid paying, it was very clear BA were deliberately targeting 2-4-1 passengers for downgrades. BA had no doubt imagined they would save money by picking on the people on their honeymoon that had saved up for a 2-4-1, thinking people would only be able to claim downgrade reimbursement (the 75% of what they had paid for First, being legally required to be paid back to them) for only one seat.

Luckily there were enough court cases, according to reports, where BA found out that a seat is now a seat however it was purchased, and this would include 2-4-1’s, vouchers, discounts, sales, avios sales, avios all or part, etc…. and that as each of the 2-4-1 seat was not a seat, the second seat downgraded on a 2-4-1 also had its own rights to the full 75% (based on the cost of the first seat).

Unfortunately so far as I’m aware there is no amount payable for moving someone’s booked seat other than they can demand refund if they paid any money for it. So unless anyone here has got any better ideas, it looks like BA is indeed targeting people on 2-4-1’s, and possibly people on avios tickets, to move to unfavourable seats.

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