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  • iaink 18 posts

    This forum has been invaluable for me so thought I’d share a data point for using 2 Barclays Upgrade vouchers on a popular flight (LHR-HND). It was a bit of a saga but the main points are:
    – I was able to book 2 outward flights online on T-355 using one voucher, then add returns 2 weeks later, applying a second voucher. So getting 2 returns in Premium for the Avios cost of Economy.
    – I had two BA agents tell me it couldn’t be done, and I would have to cancel the outward flight (at risk and with £35 charge) and rebook it as one booking (as reported in other threads).
    – The 3rd one, though, put some effort in and sorted it all out with no cancellation or fees! It took a good 30 minutes but he managed it. So HUACA (an acronym I hadn’t heard of till last week!) is your friend…
    -Booking the outward journeys separately with 2 vouchers probably remains the best method if you can do it. Other posts suggest it may be possible but I was in such a rush trying to obtain the original seats before they disappeared I forgot to try.

    I won’t bore you with the full saga but it was very much complicated by being in Mauritius at the time!

    zapato1060 720 posts

    Thank you for data point. The amount of questions/redemptions to JP is astonishing. Not that its not a great place to visit but weird non the less.

    JDB 4,643 posts

    Thank you for data point. The amount of questions/redemptions to JP is astonishing. Not that its not a great place to visit but weird non the less.

    Apart from being a great, super interesting and somewhat unique place to visit, it’s clean, safe and currently incredibly good value, partly as the yen is so weak. Many years ago, Japan seemed expensive for Brits like Switzerland does today.

    I think China would probably be just as popular if it weren’t for the need to get a visa if you want to stay any length of time or travel around.

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