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  • Vit 144 posts

    Hello, not sure if this is normal but I was looking to mix J (outbound) and Y (inbound) for return flight to LHR from EDI. It seems once I chose J on the outbound, the BA website force me to also choose J in the inbound? Any way around this please as Mrs. only need 40TP to get Silver and the inbound is triple the outbound fare. Many thanks.

    NorthernLass 6,764 posts

    That is very odd – I’m sure it used to be possible to do this.

    The only thing I can suggest is to book each leg separately?

    I often mix cabins so just did a dummy booking and you can still do this, e.g. to NYC and AGP so it just seems to apply to domestic routes.

    Vit 144 posts

    It seems like it is to do with the selected time where the current BA Sale is applied. I might try to call in and see if I can book via CS.

    Lula 195 posts

    I had the same issue with Edinburgh a few months ago. Seems to work fine on many other routes. May be an issue on just domestic flights perhaps.

    NorthernLass 6,764 posts

    On a route like this having 2 separate bookings shouldn’t be an issue, @Vit. Presumably your partner is just taking hand baggage, so even if it’s a tight turnaround it should be fine?

    Sale pricing wasn’t affecting the other routes I checked, so it might just be BA’s flaky IT!

    Jonathans 119 posts

    I had this same problem yesterday trying to book LHR to AMS. Couldn’t be bothered to sort it out so just stuck with Y.

    Lyn 183 posts

    Just a thought. I have no idea whether it will help in this case, but I have found that sometimes starting off by stating a preference for economy rather than business when you are booking can give you options for both on each leg. BA don’t always handle mixed cabin well, especially on multi-city routes in my experience. They also seem to have a preference for upselling professed economy passengers to downselling potential business ones.

    NorthernLass 6,764 posts

    I tried that – with the EDI route, once you’ve selected CE for the outbound, though, that becomes the only option for the inbound. You’re right about multi-cabin though, as evidenced by the ridiculous situation where you can’t mix cabins on a BA holiday booking even though you might have 6 flights in the itinerary!

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