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  • RK228

    In July, we travelled on Qatar-marketed flights from Edinburgh to Kuala Lumpur (EDI-DOH-KUL) and then from Singapore back to Edinburgh (SIN-KUL-DOH-EDI). The legs that were on actual Qatar metal credited the appropriate Avios and tier points to our BAEC accounts quickly and without issue. For the other legs, which were operated by Malaysia Airlines, our missing Avios claims via the BA website keep getting rejected without explanation. We definitely flew these legs and we have the boarding passes to evidence this (and some of the boarding passes even list our BAEC numbers!).

    Any advice?

    AL

    In July, we travelled on Qatar-marketed flights from Edinburgh to Kuala Lumpur (EDI-DOH-KUL) and then from Singapore back to Edinburgh (SIN-KUL-DOH-EDI). The legs that were on actual Qatar metal credited the appropriate Avios and tier points to our BAEC accounts quickly and without issue. For the other legs, which were operated by Malaysia Airlines, our missing Avios claims via the BA website keep getting rejected without explanation. We definitely flew these legs and we have the boarding passes to evidence this (and some of the boarding passes even list our BAEC numbers!).

    Any advice?

    I’m in this scenario, too, albeit with IB flights. After multiple attempts, I filed a complaint. No reply – yet – and it’s been months. Think this will be the route others advise.

    Harrier25

    I’ve just found out that I can add my Virgin Atlantic Credit Card (Virgin Money) to Google Pay. Years of VM saying it’s coming soon, they add it and don’t seem to tell anyone!

    I’ve had my VA card in Google Pay since I’ve had it, which was October 2021.

    BJ

    @George, in that case it might be that the last 2-4-2 row does not recline or only partly reclines so avoid those to be on safe side. Same applies if there is a forward Y cabin where last row is 3-4-3. The reason they may not recline is because of infrastructure or door behind them. If you have free choice of triples then I’d go for A-C seats near the front of the cabin as you can usually deplane quicker from those. Check for rows missing a window before choosing. It’s a big risk but if you went for seats D, E and G on the second last row of the plane then nobody would likely want the F seat so you’d end up with four seats for the price of three … go on, I dare you 🙂

    RK228

    In July, we travelled on Qatar-marketed flights from Edinburgh to Kuala Lumpur (EDI-DOH-KUL) and then from Singapore back to Edinburgh (SIN-KUL-DOH-EDI). The legs that were on actual Qatar metal credited the appropriate Avios and tier points to our BAEC accounts quickly and without issue. For the other legs, which were operated by Malaysia Airlines, our missing Avios claims via the BA website keep getting rejected without explanation. We definitely flew these legs and we have the boarding passes to evidence this (and some of the boarding passes even list our BAEC numbers!).

    Any advice?

    I’m in this scenario, too, albeit with IB flights. After multiple attempts, I filed a complaint. No reply – yet – and it’s been months. Think this will be the route others advise.

    Thanks for the response. I’ll look to do this if the latest attempt to claim the requisite Avios and tier points is rejected.

    SteveJ

    I see the spam filter is working well.

    Carlos

    Someone just spammed 10 topics with scam airline phone numbers, avoid

    Peter K

    Someone just spammed 10 topics with scam airline phone numbers, avoid

    I’ve emailed Rhys and he’s deleted them. It’s actually been at least 12 over the afternoon.

    MCO

    Thank you @BJ

    marshy11

    Happy Friday. Can anyone recommend a multi travel adapter, need one specifically that will do Czech Republic – which I understand is C & E.

    Thanks very much.

    The Original Nick

    Hi All. I’m back at T5 tomorrow lunchtime. Has anyone used fast track recently and how was it? I used fast track at T3 2 weeks ago and it took about 45 minutes to get through. Hugh Grant got escorted straight through and then I was sat on at a table next to him and his partner in the Qantas lounge. I then sat at the bar. He left the lounge after 15 minutes in a huff. A lovers tiff as his partner did’nt look happy. Funny times….

    Carlos

    One of the perks of a Platinum card – any real life experience?

    Airfare Benefit

    As a Platinum Cardmember you and your Platinum Supplementary Cardmember can enjoy up to 20% off airfares on some of the world’s finest airlines, when booking through Platinum Concierge or at American Express Travel Online.

    SteveJ

    Hi All. I’m back at T5 tomorrow lunchtime. Has anyone used fast track recently and how was it? I used fast track at T3 2 weeks ago and it took about 45 minutes to get through. Hugh Grant got escorted straight through and then I was sat on at a table next to him and his partner in the Qantas lounge. I then sat at the bar. He left the lounge after 15 minutes in a huff. A lovers tiff as his partner did’nt look happy. Funny times….

    2 weeks ago took only 15 minutes at T5, mid morning on a weekday.

    u07ch

    One of the perks of a Platinum card – any real life experience?

    Airfare Benefit

    As a Platinum Cardmember you and your Platinum Supplementary Cardmember can enjoy up to 20% off airfares on some of the world’s finest airlines, when booking through Platinum Concierge or at American Express Travel Online.

    Pre-pandemic it made Qatar First out of CDG very good value. Often showed a discount on Emirates first. Tried to find a flight in November recently – wishes Amex travels website was significantly quicker – but didn’t find a flight that worked so far.

    Carlos

    Looking to pick between the 3x hotels – any recommendations?
    Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah / Hilton Jumeriah Beach / Hilton Dubai The Walk

    Edit: Deciding to replace + redeem more points and cancel the DoubleTree by Hilton all of Emirates if the above are better (double the points, so I imagine they will be)

    I would be keen to know if they upgrade rooms (Gold member) or have free shuttles to popular areas. Those are bonuses for me
    Also having a private beach and good places to eat

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    TedL

    It’s a big risk but if you went for seats D, E and G on the second last row of the plane then nobody would likely want the F seat so you’d end up with four seats for the price of three … go on, I dare you 🙂

    We used to travel to Faro with easyjet regularly and alway chose A and C on the basis no one would want the middle. Some times it worked but not always, if someone said they were in the middle seat we would give them the aisle unless they insisted on the middle which never happened.

    BJ

    It’s a big risk but if you went for seats D, E and G on the second last row of the plane then nobody would likely want the F seat so you’d end up with four seats for the price of three … go on, I dare you 🙂

    We used to travel to Faro with easyjet regularly and alway chose A and C on the basis no one would want the middle. Some times it worked but not always, if someone said they were in the middle seat we would give them the aisle unless they insisted on the middle which never happened.

    Exactly my thinking. @George takes seat G, in worst case scenario Pax X needs/wants seat F. George offers to swap G for F which is highly unlikely to be declined. Geoge’s family still have 3 seats together and no need to disturb Pax in G to get out. If nobody takes seat F (likely unless pkane is full) then extra space on longhaul Y will be very welcome. I think I would chance it, especially if flight was not at the weekend.

    Thegasman

    @George, in that case it might be that the last 2-4-2 row does not recline or only partly reclines so avoid those to be on safe side. Same applies if there is a forward Y cabin where last row is 3-4-3. The reason they may not recline is because of infrastructure or door behind them. If you have free choice of triples then I’d go for A-C seats near the front of the cabin as you can usually deplane quicker from those. Check for rows missing a window before choosing. It’s a big risk but if you went for seats D, E and G on the second last row of the plane then nobody would likely want the F seat so you’d end up with four seats for the price of three … go on, I dare you 🙂

    All BA seats recline fully, including those in last row.

    Load factors are very high at the moment and Theoretical Seating will ensure any empty seats are next to Golds/Silvers so at the present time you’ll get dumped with someone on a basic fare.

    yonasl

    @George, in that case it might be that the last 2-4-2 row does not recline or only partly reclines so avoid those to be on safe side. Same applies if there is a forward Y cabin where last row is 3-4-3. The reason they may not recline is because of infrastructure or door behind them. If you have free choice of triples then I’d go for A-C seats near the front of the cabin as you can usually deplane quicker from those. Check for rows missing a window before choosing. It’s a big risk but if you went for seats D, E and G on the second last row of the plane then nobody would likely want the F seat so you’d end up with four seats for the price of three … go on, I dare you 🙂

    Last rows recline much as all others. People are obsessed with the last rows not reclining, they do in both WT and WTP.

    I many times pick those on overnight flights. You eat at the lounge/airport and then can sleep the whole way.

    Only rows not reclining are those in some emergency exits of short hauls (if there is another emergency exit row behind).

    NorthernLass

    Agreed. Flew home in WTP last month and got as much sleep as I normally do in J. Back row pair were £50 each to pre-select (so a lot less than the exit rows in WT!) and there was no one behind us to grab hold of the back of our reclined seats. And now that sometimes there’s only the RFS option in WT, the avios price difference is negligible.

    CarpalTravel

    Someone just spammed 10 topics with scam airline phone numbers, avoid

    Wait, what? Avoid?

    I’m still on hold….

    NorthernLass

    Coincidentally I have just noticed that there has been an equipment swap (as I believe the AV aficionados call it) on one of our flights in January and our seats have been changed. Does this mean that we are entitled to a refund for the ones we originally selected? They are not actually worse seats but I ultimately want to cancel this flight (waiting to see if BA cancels it first!) and therefore stand to lose what I paid for the seats.

    NorthernLass

    @CarpalTravel – dunno – snog, marry?

    CarpalTravel

    😁

    BJ

    @Thegasman, @yonasl, I just saw on some seat maps over the years that there are some seats with partial or no recline, that’s why I mentioned it. I had no specific idea about WT on BA, don’t think I’ve flown it longhaul since my student days. I get why people bother though, from my experience in shorthaul if seat in front of me is reclined, I like to recline mine too. Interesting points about seat allocation but based on my own experience of being allocated same or similar seats flight after flight for years as a lowly blue member I’m not convinced it works the way we like to think. Provided we booked far in advance we almost always got allocated 2A and 2C on a320s and 2A and 2B on 3 class 772s. In George’s case I think it might still be worth a try as they have more to gain than to lose if it pays off but obviously his call.

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