Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Forums Frequent flyer programs British Airways Executive Club Help extending a BA Amex 241 voucher [by turning it into an FTV]

  • ChrisA 12 posts

    Is it correct that a cancelled Avios booking (incl. 241 voucher)should contain two FTV codes?

    tiriavpo 319 posts

    Is it correct that a cancelled Avios booking (incl. 241 voucher)should contain two FTV codes?

    Yes, they are the ticket numbers for each passenger in the original booking – they should tally with the numbers on your original e-ticket.

    RobL 72 posts

    Confirmed as still working.
    5 minutes to Book, Cancel, Receive FTV (all online)

    • This reply was modified 54 years, 6 months ago by .
    ElSemm 13 posts

    Hi all. I have a 2-4-1 expiring June. I intend to book a domestic flight and then take a voucher, then use it for LHR-DXB next winter.

    Any idea what happens if later this year (ie beyond Aug) I want to change the DXB flight? At that point it can’t be converted back into a voucher (or can it as the voucher expiry would have been Sep 23) but can they do a change of dates or destination? Thanks.

    SteveJ 1,004 posts

    Hi all. I have a 2-4-1 expiring June. I intend to book a domestic flight and then take a voucher, then use it for LHR-DXB next winter.

    Any idea what happens if later this year (ie beyond Aug) I want to change the DXB flight? At that point it can’t be converted back into a voucher (or can it as the voucher expiry would have been Sep 23) but can they do a change of dates or destination? Thanks.

    They’ll do a change of dates, might cost a £35 pp amendment fee, though currently that is waived due to book with confidence.

    Also, as long as book with confidence is around you can cancel for a FTV, but with travel opening up I can see BA pulling book with confidence soon.

    ElSemm 13 posts

    Thanks. My DXB booking if I change it would likely be beyond book with confidence so was wondering what my options were from Sept onwards?

    SteveJ 1,004 posts

    Thanks. My DXB booking if I change it would likely be beyond book with confidence so was wondering what my options were from Sept onwards?

    Then as above, £35 pp change fee, as it used to be.

    ElSemm 13 posts

    Ok much appreciated

    roverinexile 5 posts

    One nuance to add to this, if anyone can confirm.

    We have 2 2-4-1 vouchers, which we’re hoping to use for a family of 4 to travel. I understand I need to call BA to book this. One voucher expires shortly, so we were hoping to use the above approach to extend it via a FTV. Can I do this online for say, me & my wife, then call BA to add the children via the other 2-4-1 or will I need to book all 4 via phone, then convert to FTVs then call again to rebook?

    Thanks!

    NorthernLass 8,269 posts

    As I recall, you can book online with 2 FTVs IF they’re both yours. If they’re not, then you can’t use them for a family of 4 anyway.
    It’s complicated as one of your vouchers is going to expire. You’d need to make a booking with it, then cancel for an FTV, then call BA to book the entire trip and hope your seats don’t disappear in the process!

    roverinexile 5 posts

    As I recall, you can book online with 2 FTVs IF they’re both yours. If they’re not, then you can’t use them for a family of 4 anyway.
    It’s complicated as one of your vouchers is going to expire. You’d need to make a booking with it, then cancel for an FTV, then call BA to book the entire trip and hope your seats don’t disappear in the process!

    Thanks. They are both in the same name.

    Tracy 315 posts

    I have done this now and received the FTV. It is 2 voucher codes. How do I know the 241 is there?

    SteveJ 1,004 posts

    I have done this now and received the FTV. It is 2 voucher codes. How do I know the 241 is there?

    Those two codes are ticket numbers from the initial booking.

    Keep the booking confirmation from that initial booking, it’s that whole ticket and everything in it that is frozen into the FTV. Cash, Avios, 241, the lot.

    sheepworrier 4 posts

    A quick question that I haven’t seen explicitly answered:

    Say I make a dummy RFS booking using a 2-4-1 voucher, a small amount of Avios and 2 x £35 in taxes. I then cancel online to get a FTV voucher
    If I then call BA to rebook to a different RFS destination then do I just pay the additional Avios for one passenger (as the 2-4-1 covers the additional Avios for the other passenger)? I believe there are no more taxes / change fees to pay – is that correct?

    SteveJ 1,004 posts

    A quick question that I haven’t seen explicitly answered:

    Say I make a dummy RFS booking using a 2-4-1 voucher, a small amount of Avios and 2 x £35 in taxes. I then cancel online to get a FTV voucher
    If I then call BA to rebook to a different RFS destination then do I just pay the additional Avios for one passenger (as the 2-4-1 covers the additional Avios for the other passenger)? I believe there are no more taxes / change fees to pay – is that correct?

    No change fees. Literally what happens is BA agent will work out cash and Avios cost of new flight, including taking into account your 241 if you have that in your FTV, deduct the Avios and Cash that already sits in your FTV, and either charge you the difference or refund the balance.

    roverinexile 5 posts

    As I recall, you can book online with 2 FTVs IF they’re both yours. If they’re not, then you can’t use them for a family of 4 anyway.
    It’s complicated as one of your vouchers is going to expire. You’d need to make a booking with it, then cancel for an FTV, then call BA to book the entire trip and hope your seats don’t disappear in the process!

    Thanks. They are both in the same name.

    So, it’s actually more complicated than that. They couldn’t add in the second companion voucher to the FTV, something to do with the named voucher holder. You actually need to do the original booking using both 2-4-1 voucher for all 4 of the travelling party. Then change to FTV, then call BA to redeem the FTVs together. Thankfully, a very nice person on the BA customer service helped me through it all! BTW, was able to get through within about 10 minutes on silver line.

    roverinexile 5 posts

    In fact, Northern Lass was correct in the first place and I misread. Should have booked all 4 seats with both vouchers online.

  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.