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  • ATAY1184 15 posts

    Hi

    Surprisingly, I can find both outbound and inbound BA flights to Sydney using Companion Voucher in Club. We were wondering about stopover in Singapore on the return leg ( the London flight stops there ) However, the only stopover showing online as being available is London ( we are starting from Glasgow)

    Does anyone know if you are not allowed a stopover in Singapore on a Companion voucher booking? Or is this something where a phone call to an agent is required?

    TIA

    Andrew

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    There was a thread about this a couple of months ago – it would be worth finding it as numerous people commented on it and gave details about how they have done exactly this.

    ATAY1184 15 posts

    I searched before I posted because I thought there would be – but didnt find. I will look again

    Thanks

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,272 posts

    I think you’re only allowed one stop over so perhaps try it as though you were departing LON rather than GLA and see if that works.

    But given the popularity of the SYD route I don’t see those seats being available for long.

    Froggee 993 posts

    I think this was the thread. The conclusion seemed to be BA gouges you for taking a break. You should totally call and ask though given upside (lots) versus downside (losing the will to live while on hold to BA). And please report back!

    https://www.headforpoints.com/forums/topic/booking-lhr-sin-stopover-sin-syd-with-a-2-4-1/

    ATAY1184 15 posts

    Thanks all who replied.

    Having read the previous thread , and BA Flyer’s wise warning about not delaying too long , I just booked without the stopover.

    For info, when I looked at LON- SYD , the stopover in Singapore showed as an option so looks like BA Flyer is correct that only one stopover allowed.

    truthbetold 155 posts

    pretty sure the stopover results in each sector being charged separately, whereas flying straight through gets you a discounted LHR-SYD

    Whistler 1 post

    Hi ATAY1184

    I am a bit late to this thread. However, I have just booked MAN-LHR-SYD return with 241 voucher in Club World. This is BA0015. The aircraft only stops in SIN for 1 hour 25 minutes. You DO NOT change planes but you do have to get off whilst it is cleaned and refuelled.
    You then go back through security and get back on the same aircraft (same gate) which then carries on to SYD.

    The two stopovers are not an issue so you could have started in GLA.

    tiriavpo 319 posts

    The original point was not about the tech stopover but the option to stopover for a few days in SIN. Its a quirk of BA IT that if you book LHR-SYD, it gives you the option to stop over in SIN, on the way out or back, but if you try to book (say) GLA-SYD it only gives an option to stopover in LON (although the tech stop still happens in SIN).

    If you want to stopover in SIN, but starting from a regional airport, you need to call.

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    Or book the LHR-SIN-SYD bit then call to add the regional connection. The other issue is that by the time the SYD seats are released, the SIN ones may be gone. Though using a 241 from the regions might help with this (but again, needs a call!)

    masaccio 788 posts

    Or book the LHR-SIN-SYD bit then call to add the regional connection. The other issue is that by the time the SYD seats are released, the SIN ones may be gone. Though using a 241 from the regions might help with this (but again, needs a call!)

    How does a 241 from a regional airport help? Is this another quirk?

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,272 posts

    BA sometimes releases additional availability for trips that start outside of London.

    masaccio 788 posts

    Another learning day. Thank you.

    iamlost 108 posts

    Has anyone actually got this to work with a 241 by calling? I really miss Singapore but I gave up when the website wouldn’t play ball, and booked MAN-LHR-SIN-SYD without a stopover. Could I have done it if I called?

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    Yes, if all the seats were available on the various legs. You could call and ask them to change it for £35 pp change fee.

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