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  • Jipster 37 posts

    Hi All

    I’ve got a flight booked economy out, business in, for Tuesday.

    My partner is very unlikely to make the plane, given she is on the booking and has Selver, will they still allow me into their lounge at Gatwick?

    My ‘manage my booking’ for the outbound has mention of the ‘first’ lounge at Gatwick which is somewhat bizzare

    Secondly, if she is able to make it later in the week (fingers crossed) will her flight home through my booking? I.e. Will it give her a no show automatically and can le the second leg, or should she ring BA etc?

    John 1,000 posts

    You won’t get in. The message is a mistake. Yes, if she no shows the second leg will be cancelled automatically. BA won’t let her fly the second leg just because she asks, she will have to pay to change the outbound to the later date, or to a one way in business, unless she has a very good reason e.g. unforeseen sickness or something that was BA’s fault

    Jipster 37 posts

    I wanted to post an update in case anyone searches…

    John this was not the case, when I checked in the agent confirmed that as I was flying and it was a joint booking, the second leg would remain open.

    I asked my partner to check with BA silver on the phone and they confirmed the same, and the booking showed both of us.

    My partner was able to get a flight out a couple of days later when she was able to fly, which was the good news.

    ….. However BA then cancelled the flight back which is a whole other thread!

    Merry Xmas HPF Family!

    yonasl 953 posts

    Wow, I have never heard that if two (or more) people fly together and one misses one of the legs they can still do the rest of the trip.

    It obviously worked for you (and sorry for the cancellation). But I would not consider this to be the normal way airlines operate. Tickets are fairly clear that if you miss a leg the rest of the trip is void for that passenger.

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