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  • adwoot 28 posts

    I understand the method of starting outside the UK for long haul to reduce fees and all good! I’ve trawled for specific Qs but no luck.

    The bit I am less clear about is the airport connection, and particularly on reward flights. I know luggage is booked through and I stay airside.

    1. Can I choose the connecting flight to allow longer transfer time at LHR etc when booking via Avios?
    2. Is there full lounge access Club/First at LHR if connecting?
    3. I’ve read that some connecting flights are not available at -355 when seats are released. What’s the reality of this starting in Dublin?

    Thanks in advance!

    bungalow 180 posts

    1: Yes, I always do
    2: Yes, part of the reason why I always do
    3: No idea

    nectar collector 294 posts

    Re connections – I think the references you have seen may be for cases where, if you are travelling long haul west to east, then because of time zones etc, the connecting flight will become available to book one day later than the main flight.

    NorthernLass 8,532 posts

    Yes – if your long haul flight arrives the day after you depart, of course your connecting flight will depart on that day also. Therefore the connecting flight availability won’t be released until the day after the long haul becomes available.

    If you desperately need to book the long-haul at T-355, BA will add a domestic connection afterwards by phone. However, DUB is not a domestic connection so I can’t say with 100% certainty that they would do this!

    Also remember you will pay some avios and cash on the DUB sector(s) as it’s not a UK connection.

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