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  • captainkirk 4 posts

    I live in Belfast and want to start my journey here connecting in LHR. It always shows no availability when using Belfast as a starting point but there is plenty from LHR.

    I assume I need to book via call centre?

    Will I be charged extra avios and taxes for the Belfast to LHR leg?

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,100 posts

    Yes you need to call

    The domestic leg will be free Avios-wise. There may be a few extra pounds to pay to cover mandatory airport fees.

    NorthernLass 7,573 posts

    The domestic leg will be free if connecting to a long-haul flight. If connecting to another short-haul, then you have to pay both avios and cash, and because of the voucher terms that means the max avios (18k IIRC)! What I’ve done for the 2 vouchers I’ve used on short haul is to just book separate U.K. connections in economy at the old RFS price, so no need to call BA.

    If you’re only taking hand baggage, the risk is negligible doing it this way, though of course it’s a bit different with checked baggage or a tight-ish connection time.

    captainkirk 4 posts

    Thanks guys. I assume then no extra avios for the BHD -LHR leg even if it’s in club Europe if connecting to a long haul club world?

    captainkirk 4 posts

    All sorted thanks folks. Called the call centre. Rtn flights from belfast to USA via LHR in Club world and club Europe. Used 2x upgrade vouchers. 170k avios and £700 for 2 pax. Zero extra fees or avios for the BHD -LHR rtn club Europe flights. Not a bad deal.

    Won’t quite beat my 241 amex companion voucher earlier this month. Dublin to Madrid to Santiago with Iberia. £300 and 130k avios for 2 pax. Business class the whole way. 😊

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