Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

  • CG 31 posts

    Does anyone know how soon after cancelling a club world avios booking those flights become available to rebook?

    Will it be straight away or is it an unknown period of time so you have to keep checking until they appear again?

    Thanks

    SamG 1,674 posts

    If it’s far in advance they’ll probably appear straight away. But there is no guarantee they’ll ever come back so you’re taking a risk whenever you do this

    CG 31 posts

    If it’s far in advance they’ll probably appear straight away. But there is no guarantee they’ll ever come back so you’re taking a risk whenever you do this

    Ok thanks. Think I might have got myself into a bit of a Pickle using Barclays vouchers incorrectly.

    NorthernLass 7,988 posts

    Apparently the BA computer considers whether it can easily sell those seats for cash before making a decision as to whether they go back into reward inventory. So if you’ve just cancelled 2 CW to the Maldives over Xmas they are probably not coming back!

    If you give us some more detail someone might be able to come up with a workaround for you though.

    memesweeper 1,275 posts

    If you bought some of the guaranteed release *and* you don’t think BA have sold many more then I think it’s as certain as you can be they’ll be coming back for redemption.

    If this was a regular Avios availability seat and/or lots of regular Avios availability followed a guaranteed release seat then, as SamG says, it’s only likely if BA’s algorithms work in your favour.

    Numpty 14 posts

    On the subject of cancellations; i have am avios/amex 241 booking for EDI – LHR – NYC return in November. Yesterday BA cancelled the EDI – LHR and rebooked me onto a later flight, which arrives in LHR after the NYC flight has taken off. Good news is that i was able to go onto website and change all my flights, no telephone calls to BAEC required. I was even able to change the unaffected return leg and get on the earlier JFK – LHR. (Fare codes still show as redemptions btw).

    Unfortunately all my seat reservations were lost, which is a pain as my Silver status doesn’t show up on bookings (but does everywhere else) and BAEC don’t seem too interested in fixing.

    ChrisC 956 posts

    You may just need to re add the booking back into your BAEC account to reconnect it.

    Numpty 14 posts

    You may just need to re add the booking back into your BAEC account to reconnect it.

    Nope, tried all that before (and so have customer services), there is a known issue where BA status (sometimes) doesn’t seem to carry across all their systems, not that they seem to fussed in fixing it. In my case the website shows i am silver, but during the booking process when doing free seat selection it then fails and advises to book seats later on – where it then tries to charge, or wait until T-7 days for free seat selection i.e. it thinks i am bronze. Even worse trying to explain it to BA CS let alone get it fixed!

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