Adding infant to reward booking w/ Barclays upgrade
18th July 2023 at 16:34squawk7700 74 posts
I’m looking to book a one-way in CE from London to the Med next summer, first time booking a flight with an infant in-tow. I’ll be booking for 2 adults using the Barclays cabin upgrade voucher.
I understand that infants would normally pay 10% of the Avios plus £10 rtn in RFS, and that the normal protocol is to phone BA after the baby has a name and add them to the booking.
However, I’ve tried a dummy booking with the voucher including the infant and it permits me to do so, with the small charge for the infant. Am I better to do this, with a fake name, then call after the birth for them to update the name? I’m worried that phoning them to add the infant in the future will cause the system to have a wobble, given that the upgrade voucher was applied.
Maybe I’m over-thinking it and should put more faith in the system!18th July 2023 at 16:48SamG 1,611 posts
A fake name is going to cause a lot more hassle I think. I recently booking using 2 vouchers and an infant who turns 2 so needs a seat on the return and it was very smooth, the agent manually calculated it to double check as she didn’t trust the system either but it worked out perfectly. So I think just calling once you’ve got a name and DOB would be the way to go with this one18th July 2023 at 16:50squawk7700 74 posts
A fake name is going to cause a lot more hassle I think. I recently booking using 2 vouchers and an infant who turns 2 so needs a seat on the return and it was very smooth, the agent manually calculated it to double check as she didn’t trust the system either but it worked out perfectly. So I think just calling once you’ve got a name and DOB would be the way to go with this one
Brilliant that’s all I needed to know, thanks!
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