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  • Wally1976 205 posts

    Someone remind me please – the Barclays upgrade vouchers. Are the expiry dates a “fly by” date or a “book by” date? Thanks

    duggie1982 274 posts

    BA Barclays Cabin Upgrade Voucher

    This voucher entitles you to a one cabin upgrade for two passengers on a one-way journey, or one passenger on a return trip or one-way journey when you make a reward flight booking. Vouchers can only be used for flight-only itineraries and are available for British Airways mainline and City Flyer flights issued with a BA flight number only. Airline taxes, fees and carrier charges, must be paid on all tickets booked. Outbound travel must have commenced before the expiry date on the voucher.

    Wally1976 205 posts

    Thanks duggie

    polly 303 posts

    Hi Anna, if you are about pls… just about to get our 1st bc ugv. Spotted flights too, so am waiting for it to land in our baec. When booking, do we get the extra availability inventory seats like with the new BA 241 v, or just the regular ones? May mix and match our vouchers if so….. save me calling into baec… TIA

    NorthernLass 8,549 posts

    No extra availability, @polly, and also you only get one (maximum) cash/avios option, annoyingly! My last voucher landed the day the qualifying payment cleared so keep checking your account.

    One thing to be aware of – it’s a bit fiddly to book – if you decide to scrap the booking you’re making and try again, the system will revert to using any 241 you have in your account so make sure you don’t inadvertently book with that! It took me a bit of getting used to but you need to go back to the start and select the BC voucher again. A couple of people have mentioned using the “book and upgrade” tab but when I tried that I got ridiculous surcharges quoted, I don’t know if that was a temporary blip as I haven’t tried since!

    Let us know what exciting plans you have this time!

    polly 303 posts


    Tnx for that info.. didn’t realise about the max cash avios option either. All v new to me… will keep an eye out. Nearly messaged you earlier, as was awake at 4.30, only got back from Asia yesterday, so, well knackered now… know you are a night owl also. Did you have to phone BA to get your proper surcharges then?
    Looking at using the bc UGV for Lon Singapore o/w in J up from PE. Memories have faded fast! Using our bonvoy points for a 5 day stay at the W on Sentosa island. Then popping to SYD for my coz wedding, then back to DPS on MH. For two weeks.
    Possibly using our BA 241 back from HKG to Lon, EDI or Dublin. Will see what’s still there when the voucher lands….We have time… and always hopeful of a QR sale.
    Packed flight on QR yesterday back. Nice Dreamliner J seats to Dublin. They even through checked our bags from HKT, via Dublin to LHR. Bliss.

    NorthernLass 8,549 posts

    Well I was actually a night own last night, but because United Utilities decided to start digging up our road at 1 am!!

    No, when I realised the surcharges were an error (it was when they were moving to RFS so that might have been an issue), I just booked by selecting the voucher from my account page on So for LHR-DXB, for example, for 2 people outbound, off peak, in CW the option I got was 85k avios plus £350 (i.e. 2 x 1 way RFS fee). This is because that pricing is the ONLY option with the BC voucher, so you need to decide if that works for you. It does for us because we are going in December when cash prices are sky high.

    That sounds a fab itinerary. We are dipping our toes in the QR experience on our return in December, just economy but for DOH-MAN on a day flight that should be doable.

    Also – you’ll need to be on the ball for SIN, they are invariably getting snapped up at T-355 atm.

    polly 303 posts

    Thanks,Anna, that’s really useful. Will do some calcs and decide.
    You will find QR Y very comfortable as it’s a day sector. Have you paid for exit seats? Seats certainly don’t feel as cramped as BA. And you will have had a nice meal in the lounge before hand. We did Y for a while before we got status years ago. Then you will be chasing QR J sales too!

    NorthernLass 8,549 posts

    Managed to select exit seats for free as BA Silver but apparently QR are prone to moving people from prime seats for their own FFs!

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