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JDB 4,813 posts

Unfortunately, in accordance with Article 10 downgrading simply affords you what is effectively a penalty reimbursement of 75% for long haul, but doesn’t engage any rerouting rights.

In practice, BA may agree to put you on to another flight that has availability in the booked class but it is then a grey area as to whether BA will pay for any extra accommodation or food as it is essentially a voluntary decision by you, but they might offer this by way of goodwill. You mention Sydney and Tokyo – these UK261 rights only apply from the UK on any carrier and return to the UK only on a UK carrier. Flights between Tokyo & Sydney obviously aren’t covered.

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