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  • simonjones 89 posts

    So I’ve booked the following trip via BA website and paid cash it’s all on the one PNR on BA stock . Tickets/booking made Oct 4th this year before avios earning changes (so I’m getting full amount of avios) travelling in economy

    LHR-DOH-KUL BA flight numbers but op by QR , KUL-HKG CX and HKG-LHR BA

    There has been a schedule change to the KUL-HKG flight by 2hr 10 so it’s getting in much later now . BA will allow a change to a better timing flight same day without charge

    My question is this . I booked this ticket before the avios changes, as a gold member I’m getting approx 19000 avios for the booking

    If I change the time of the KUL-HKG CX flight , one would presume BA will have to re-issue the ticket , if that’s correct will I then earn avios based on the new earning method for the whole itinerary as the tickets will have a new issue date of Nov which is after the avios earning changes

    Advice appreciated

    JDB 4,862 posts

    The changes definitely refer to the date the ticket was issued rather than the date the booking was made. In respect of tickets issued before 18 October, any changes that cause the itinerary/ticket to be repriced after that date will then earn on the new basis. In theory, the flight change would only necessitate a revalidation rather than reissue but one can’t be sure how BA will deal with it. You may be able to ascertain the issue date by downloading your e-ticket from BA, although other OW airline sites like AY may show more detail.

    simonjones 89 posts

    Hi JDB the issue date is the 4th Oct , I’ll call BA back up and ask whether it’s a ticket revalidation or re issue – the KUL-HKG flight I presume will be booked into the same RBD in economy . From looking at an alternative flight the same RBD is available so I guess there will be no repricing but who knows . If they do reprice and reissue I think I’ll be loosing out on a lot of points

    Lady London 2,183 posts

    Do the change you need and as it was involuntary, I’d keep it clear with them I would be applying for Original Routing Credit on the originally booked basis as per the crediting due the date you made the booking. You’d keep your boarding passes and apply to Exec Club for this after the flight and meanwhile I’d ask them to note this on the PNR due to the involuntary schedule change if it forces ticket reissue

    JDB 4,862 posts

    Do the change you need and as it was involuntary, I’d keep it clear with them I would be applying for Original Routing Credit on the originally booked basis as per the crediting due the date you made the booking. You’d keep your boarding passes and apply to Exec Club for this after the flight and meanwhile I’d ask them to note this on the PNR due to the involuntary schedule change if it forces ticket reissue

    The change was voluntary for the pax convenience, not involuntary and something offered as a generous concession by BA, so ORC doesn’t come into the equation. The only question is whether it will get re-ticketed. This will be a dilemma for people changing trips ticketed prior to 18 Oct. Do you go for convenience/comfort or Avios?

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