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  • simonjones 89 posts

    Wish to book a BA holiday for next year to Orlando , booking 2 nights accommodation (cheapest possible) with business class flights works out cheaper this way then booking flight only , plus I only have to pay £150 deposit

    We don’t want to use the hotel , just the flights

    If we no show for the hotel , will they cancel our inbound flights coming home ?

    Lula 211 posts

    Also interested in the answer to this

    JDB 4,861 posts

    This is one of those questions to which you can’t get any definitive answer. It is highly unlikely BA will cancel your return and while the hotel may not be too bothered as they will get paid, it’s possible they will contact BA to ask where you are and BA might wish to collect the correct fare from you. BA isn’t going to give you the all clear on this and someone’s previous experience of this is no guarantee that it will apply to you.

    NorthernLass 8,508 posts

    Can’t you find something you could actually use, like an airport hotel? It doesn’t even have to be part of the same trip! Seems like a waste of 2 nights, even if it does work out cheaper.

    dougzz99 638 posts

    If you want to risk this I’d book an airport hotel, check-in and then leave. You could even say plans have changed and you’ll not be using the room so there was no suspicion around your absence.

    SamG 1,737 posts

    FWIW I’ve done this many times over the years to avoid Saturday night stay rules, booked the cheapest hotel and I’ve never had a problem so I wouldn’t hesitate to do it personally.

    I’ve also worked at a hotel group that had BA holiday and various other contracts and if someone didn’t show up we’d just collect the money anyway (as per the terms of the contract for these types of arrangement) and the company wouldn’t ever know you hadn’t actually stayed.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,389 posts

    I too have done it a couple of times … plans changed and it was just easier to go to the airport direct from home and so on (strangely when the booking it with the Scottish flower one near the airport that’s so cheap)

    But like dropping the last leg of an ex EU it’s not something I’d do on a regular basis just in case some is monitoring these things.

    Richie 1,081 posts

    FWIW I’ve done this many times over the years to avoid Saturday night stay rules, booked the cheapest hotel and I’ve never had a problem so I wouldn’t hesitate to do it personally.

    I’ve also worked at a hotel group that had BA holiday and various other contracts and if someone didn’t show up we’d just collect the money anyway (as per the terms of the contract for these types of arrangement) and the company wouldn’t ever know you hadn’t actually stayed.

    Don’t some arrangements require the guest to produce a voucher reference for the hotel to claim the funds from the bed bank?

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,389 posts

    I’ve only been asked for the voucher once in the last year or so out of around half dozen BA hols hotels.

    SamG 1,737 posts

    BAH didn’t and this was a long time ago! One or two still did that we used, I was working in tech and one flow for the self service check in had a prompt to collect the voucher. Some of those never actually wanted them and I’m sure there were hotels that collected them just because that was their process.

    But by now I can’t imagine many do, except Travel Republic, you need a code from their voucher and I have been asked for that recently

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