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  • DTR 114 posts

    Hi all

    I have a redemption booked for me +1 in Euro Traveller, but Club Europe availability has opened up and I’d like to get switched over. It’s a one-way flight. What’s the best way to do this? Do I:

    1) phone up and do the change on the phone – presumably for a fee of £35 (would that be per person, or total?)

    2) book the flight again in club Europe, and then cancel the original once secured. (is this possible – or will it reject as the same names are already booked on the same flight? )

    3) cancel first, and take the risk the seats are still there? I’m very reluctant to do this, as I have family travelling on the same flight so don’t want to take any risks.

    thanks in advance


    SamG 1,731 posts

    2) is best. No issue booking and ticketing onto the same flight and you should then be able to cancel for 50p instead of paying the change fee of £35pp if you call in

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,385 posts

    Re 2 A couple of weeks ago I accidentally double booked myself onto the same flight because I was in a rush as a sale was about to end and didn’t check my account first.

    BA systems didn’t stop me doing that and that was in the same cabin!

    Luckily I soon realised but no issue and cancelled using the 24 hour cooliing off period.

    And recently like you I had an avios economy booking but a club reward came up so I booked that and then cancelled the economy. Again with no issues.

    Now that’s not to say BA wouldn’t have spotted it closer to the flight but there is no issue doing this in a short space if time.

    So if you have the avios book the club seats and then cancel the economy seats.

    SamG 1,731 posts

    They will spot a duplicate reservation that hasn’t been ticketed – I had a Avios booking a few years back and then decided to pay cash but used an OTA who didn’t issue it straight away for some reason and BA cancelled it very quickly . But an Avios ticket gets issued on the spot and that then is fine.

    Bit weird really as you couldn’t be in two seats at once (unless especially booked as a comfort seat etc), other airlines especially US ones are a lot hotter on “impossible” travel plans

    DTR 114 posts

    Thanks guys. Did that and it worked nicely. Much obliged.

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