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Lady London 2,178 posts

To be specific you’d be entitled to a reimbursement of 75% of what you paid for that leg of your ticket if downgraded (APD tax of about £200 plus a few very small airport charge type amounts are taken off before the 75% back you’re due is calculated. ) The airline has no dispenation from paying you this if you’re downgraded and you claim.

Unfortunately a downgrade or threat of does not legally give you the right to refuse to fly that flight. If you care, ask around the 72 hours ahead point if they’d rebook you to avoid being downgraded if it still looks likely. You can mention you’ve been told 75% reimbursement can be claimed if downgraded but you really just want to fly First and would they be prepared to help keep you in First by moving you to a different flight. They don’t have to but they might without any charge.

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