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  • tiberius 40 posts

    Hi – I am looking to travel London-Bahrain-Glasgow-London on a 2 for 1 voucher. Having read the open jaw article I think this works as Glasgow-London would be classed as the return leg and that is shorter than the outbound leg (London-Bahrain). I think using this routing would mean all flights on this booking would receive the 2 for 1 benefit – is that correct or would this be a multicity booking and not be eligible?

    If not, I may try London-Bahrain-Glasgow as domestic connections are free (so would still be a saving over booking two separate return flights!)

    Any advice appreciated – thanks!

    AJA 1,127 posts

    No I think that is not eligible as an open jaw as the overland /non-flight sector has to be shorter than either of the flight sectors.

    Or are you intending to use the 2-4-1 to fly between Bahrain and Glasgow? And if so how as BA does not fly directly between them.

    You can use the 2-4-1 to book GLA-LHR-BAH return ie the return would be BAH-LHR-GLA and the domestic sectors ie GLa-LHR and vice versa should be free

    tiberius 40 posts

    Thanks AJA – I was hoping to fly BA between Bahrain and Glasgow via a connecting flight in London (we have done this previously from manchester with BA on a MAN-BAH-MAN booking). Given cash prices for flights to Bahrain I would want to deploy the 2 for 1 for the Bahrain flights as I generally get very good value of 1.7p+ per point even in economy.

    I think slightly back to the drawing board in that case, as we live in London and need to visit family in Bahrain and then have a family wedding in Glasgow so that routing (Lon-bah-gla-lon) would be needed. Just trying to arrange the most efficent route. Thanks!

    NorthernLass 8,266 posts

    Is this a return trip to BAH, it’s slightly confusing?!

    If so, you can book this as LHR-BAH then BAH-LHR-GLA, this is perfectly within the rules, but will require a call to BA (or book each leg separately then claim 50% avios refund). It’s a good way to get free domestic flights. You can use the stopover facility on the return leg to adjust the date you want to fly to GLA.

    tiberius 40 posts

    Thanks very much NorthernLass – this is my attempt to marry two separate back to back trips – London to Bahrain and London to Glasgow onto a single ticket to take advantage of the 2 for 1 voucher as much as I can. How this would be classified (i.e. as a return trip to Bahrain with an open jaw or as a multi city) baffled me as well!

    A very good tip thank you – we will try that approach with BA this evening as I suspect it will be the best I can get and I will book a separate one way GLA-LON for the final return to London.

    We will eventually be doing London-Bahrain. Dammam-Jeddah. Makkah-Dammam. Bahrain-London-Glasgow. Glasgow-London. over 2 weeks (the Gulf trips being booked seperately) so finessing this schedule for maximum value is my top priority. Thanks!!

    NorthernLass 8,266 posts

    @tiberius, a little trick in case you were unaware. If you book BAH-LHR-GLA online, using “stopover”, regardless of the cabin you choose on the long haul, you can select CE on the LHR-GLA leg, if there are business class avios seats available. So you get lounge access at LHR and a slightly more comfortable hop up to GLA. It’s not clear whether this is an IT glitch but I’m fairly sure BA wouldn’t allow it on a phone booking!

    tiberius 40 posts

    Thanks NorthernLass – I had no idea about that feature which may be quite handy if it is a long wait (which it probably will need to be to factor in a decent amount of time to go from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5). Much appreciated as always.

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