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  • drmcross 2 posts

    This has probably already been covered but is it people’s understanding that the DTP offer will apply as long as the first outbound flight leaves the UK prior to 30th June 2025? Have 4 week East Asia open jaw in mind but almost all the flights (and the hotel booking) will take place after 30th June.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,254 posts

    No one knows.

    Under previous iterations of the scheme only flights taken before the cut off counted not any that took place after the cut off date.

    drmcross 2 posts

    Hmmm, okay. I better do some digging, I have previously been told by a BA Holidays agent that as long as travel begins by 30th June it will all be eligible but I am nervous about relying on a verbal telephone assurance in case of the reasons you mention. I’ll try and get something written from BA Holidays and post their reply. Thank you.

    ClubSmed 199 posts

    Just checked with the BA helpline and they confirmed that this would definitely qualify for the double tier points as the 5 nights are contained between my take off from Glasgow and my landing and Glasgow on the return.

    I can confirm that the double tier points have now posted from my trip which was 4 nights hotel at destination and 1 night hotel on London layover on route back to origin of Glasgow

    civilised 1 post

    Recently it took 26 days for BA Hols points to be credited on our Marrakech trip. I complained to a private email address where a GGL chap said it should be 14 days and he would remind them. We have just returned from a similar hol in Thessaloniki and we are 8 days in and I will re-email after 14 days.

    Why does such a simple exercise in crediting points take so long. It should be easy to do it efficiently and quickly.

    In addition, although I have within 1 week received my flight points for the recent trip my wife has received nothing yet! All very strange and such an easy thing to get right!

    Jill Kinkell 160 posts

    Our Marrakech double tps posted 13working days after our return and our recent Athens trip posted 6 working days after our return. Blurb does say up to 30 days . No consustency

    Stu_N 117 posts

    Data point – returned from holiday 28 April, Double TPs for all flights posted today (8 May), so 10 calendar days or 7 working days if you exclude the Bank Holiday. Another year of Gold here we come, ya dancer!

    danimal 100 posts

    I booked LHR > Toulouse with 5 days car hire in September – I distinctly remember the booking (in red) saying it qualified for double tier points.

    Just booked the same route 24/12 – 29/12 and no mention of double tier points. Definitely did it via the Flight + Car hire route, it’s a BA Holiday as only paid a deposit.

    I called BA to check and they have confirmed that the double tier points will be awarded.

    My question is, have BA removed the note about double-tier points? Why? It just sows confusion and doubt.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,254 posts

    The red banner came and went and signified nothing really.

    As long as you meet the requirements you’ll get the points.

    danimal 100 posts

    Thanks, that’s reassuring, though I’d argue a banner saying “YOU WILL GET DOUBLE TIER POINTS” is very useful from a UX perspective, especially when changing dates.

    OldFashioned 50 posts

    In one of the article comments yesterday it was mentioned that taking the hotel or car hire between domenstic and international flight would count, which if it did would make it easy for me to use this offer and got me thinking. I wondered if anyone could confirm either or both of the following scenarios:

    Fly Domestic flight to London then 5 nights hotel or car hire then international flight and return…

    If this works do I still need 5 nights between the international flights, but no car hire or hotel? So
    1st Month EDI-LON
    6th Month LON-NYC
    11th Month NYC-LON-EDI

    or would also
    1st Month EDI-LON
    6th Month LON-NYC
    9th Month NYC-LON-EDI

    Second question, do you have to do international flights, so if I fly EDI-LCY-BHD, 5 nights with car hire or hotel and then BHD-LCY-EDI would that qualify for double tier points?

    flabber 3 posts

    I’ve had the same, it seems rather odd as I don’t think my DTP from the previous promotion posted in this way.
    Is this the “new” process or have others had the total posted in one go?

    Is it normal that I’ve received the extra TPs for the outbound but not for the inbound yet? Both have been flown.

    NorthernLass 8,262 posts

    @OldFashioned, there’s a long thread over on Flyertalk with lots of posts about what counts and what doesn’t, as the rules have changed a couple of times. Each trip can only be 30 days max, though, which would seem to rule out what you’re suggesting.

    OldFashioned 50 posts

    @OldFashioned, there’s a long thread over on Flyertalk with lots of posts about what counts and what doesn’t, as the rules have changed a couple of times. Each trip can only be 30 days max, though, which would seem to rule out what you’re suggesting.

    Apologies its actually my bad wording of it, it should have been “of the month” so the month has no actual relevance, it all happens in the same month, so total trip length is more like 8-10 days, simply the car hire happen before or after the international segment.

    The second question was did non intternational trips count also, so a trip to Northern Ireland.

    I will have a look over on FlyerTalk and see what I can see to answer the questions also, thank you.

    lesscleverandrew 37 posts

    @northernlass or @ladylondon wrote about booking a BAH with hotel where the BA holiday was for 1 person (herself) and then others accompanied you on the trip (the hotel in particular).

    You somehow did this by booking a BAH for 1 but a room for 4

    I am struggling to reproduce this kind of booking as whenever I search for a BAH for 1 person, there doesn’t seem to be the option to book 2 rooms or 1 room for 4 persons.

    If I use the add a hotel user journey on the website and then select a room for 4, then the BAH website complains that the number of persons flying does not match the number of persons I am trying to book the room for.

    Is there a secret sauce to your method please?

    JDB 4,643 posts

    @lesscleverandrew – what you need to do is to book for one person but to select a room or suite that sleeps the requisite number of people which you can ascertain from the hotel website rather than BAH. After booking with BAH, you then need to finesse the number of guests directly with the hotel. Obviously it’s much easier if you are just adding one extra person to a booking for a double or twin. Four people, even if two are children, is more complicated and requires a much larger room type up to a two bed suite. I don’t think BAH will let you book a second room as it would then cease to be a package and of course none of the extra people will be eligible for double TP.

    lesscleverandrew 37 posts

    I don’t think BAH will let you book a second room as it would then cease to be a package and of course none of the extra people will be eligible for double TP.

    Thank you JDB. I am aware about the others not getting double TPs but was mainly struggling to book the room for 4. Finessing with the hotel is the secret sauce!

    GaryE 46 posts

    I don’t think BAH will let you book a second room as it would then cease to be a package and of course none of the extra people will be eligible for double TP.

    Thank you JDB. I am aware about the others not getting double TPs but was mainly struggling to book the room for 4. Finessing with the hotel is the secret sauce!

    I booked a BAH for 1 person in double room and then phoned the hotel for a price to add a second person to the room for B&B and they quoted me 40 euros a night extra for the 2nd person. I then spoke to BAH and they said they could arrange it and charged me £20pn B&B – they also added it to the o/s amount due so will also get the extra avios as the value of the holiday has increased.

    BAH holidays were very accommodating so would also try them.

    NorthernLass 8,262 posts

    Which hotel was it? I’ve never been charged for other people when I’ve booked a room which sleeps that number. It shouldn’t relevant that you’ve booked a BAH for 1 person, that only affects the flights, unless the hotel room was specifically single occupancy (which you can change during the booking process).

    E.g. I’ve booked a 1 bedroom suite then notified the hotel that my OH and son will be with me, and not been charged any extra. It was a Hilton property and they even gave us all the free breakfast due to my gold status!

    So – you pay for a room which sleeps 2, you should be able to have 2 people in it.

    GaryE 46 posts

    Which hotel was it? I’ve never been charged for other people when I’ve booked a room which sleeps that number. It shouldn’t relevant that you’ve booked a BAH for 1 person, that only affects the flights, unless the hotel room was specifically single occupancy (which you can change during the booking process).

    E.g. I’ve booked a 1 bedroom suite then notified the hotel that my OH and son will be with me, and not been charged any extra. It was a Hilton property and they even gave us all the free breakfast due to my gold status!

    So – you pay for a room which sleeps 2, you should be able to have 2 people in it.

    I suppose it depends on the hotel and country. Admittedly before finally booking I did ask a few hotels and some did say if you have booked a double room then there would be no charge. I did expect to pay a nominal charge as I had booked B&B, so was expecting to pay for a 2nd breakfast.The hotel in Limassol, not part of a ‘group’ said there was a charge, and TBH for £140 having used the Barclaycard Upgrade voucher for the flight, I didn’t want any hassle or argument with the hotel on arrival.

    TPseeker 2 posts

    Will I still get double tier points if I start the booking flight only but add car before I checkout? i.e. it is all in one transaction. I want to do this as I am not getting the same flight options when I start in the hotel + car booking option.

    ClubSmed 199 posts

    Yes
    The true test is when you get to the checkout. If it allows you to only pay a deposit, then it is a BA Holiday package.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,254 posts

    Will I still get double tier points if I start the booking flight only but add car before I checkout? i.e. it is all in one transaction. I want to do this as I am not getting the same flight options when I start in the hotel + car booking option.

    BA Hols does not always show the same flight options as a flight only booking because BA Hols is a way for BA to sell seats on less popular flights at a lower price without having a sale.

    So if you select a flight from the flight only side then add a car it does not automatically mean it always becomes a BA Holiday.

    I have found that using the “custom trio” option does bring up more flight options even though everything about the trip is the same as just plugging the dates and destinations in from the get go.

    londonhdl 11 posts

    Does a booking with BA Holidays still allow the normal Silver card benefits? Eg all travellers on the same Economy booking get 2x32kg baggage and lounge access? Couldn’t find confirmation anywhere. Thank you

    AndrewT 134 posts

    The flight element is handled the same, so in principle Yes you get the same Silver benefits.

    However lounge access is only ever available to the card holder plus one guest. If travelling Economy all get the luggage, seat selection, check in and boarding benefits, but lounge access is for max two only.

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