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BA Inflexible Tickets - Changes Now Possible  
User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

BA has changed the rules on tickets from Europe to London. Now even the cheapest ticket can be changed for a fee of Eur 50 plus any difference in the fare if there is one. However, so far, it doesn't seem to apply for departures FROM London. I called BA in LIS to clarify, but so far they do not know when changes will be introduced from London, although they expect soon.


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Doesn't match the reasonable change fees of easyJet though.

User currently offlineVSFLYER747400 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

It would appear that the only fares ex London that are changeable for a fee are in H and B allocations, even BMI allow changes for a fee on all their fares!!! Is it again a case of 1 set of rules for BA's home based market and another for everyone else? It would seem to be.  banghead 


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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 1):

True, but before if you needed to change before, it was too bad - 100% loss on the ticket AND that included Club class (eg I class) so Eur50 / £35 is a heck of an improvement.

Quoting VSFLYER747400 (Reply 2):

Always been the case with BA. I'll update here when I get more info regarding when the LON changes come into effect. (too apply to all class N, V etc)



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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 1):
Doesn't match the reasonable change fees of easyJet though.

Well easyJet charge £25.00 (i think) so it'll only be about £10 more. The 'pay the difference' aspect is exactly the same.

Quoting VSFLYER747400 (Reply 2):
Is it again a case of 1 set of rules for BA's home based market and another for everyone else? It would seem to be.

Of course! It's called market specific pricing. Think about it, BA are, in the majority of cases, the carrier of choice for UK based travellers. It's a guaranteed market. In Europe, they have to fill their planes back to the UK too, and are competing with national carriers who employ similar vis-a-vis pricing.

7LBAC111



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Quoting VSFLYER747400 (Reply 2):
Is it again a case of 1 set of rules for BA's home based market and another for everyone else? It would seem to be.

And it makes perfect sense. You make money where it is, i.e. your home market.



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

From the easyJet website

The fees for transfers made online are: GBP 15.00, Euro 24.00, CHF 37.50, DKK 180.00, CSK 750.00, HUF 5,800.00, SlT 5,350.00

per sector

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 4):
Well easyJet charge £25.00 (i think)

so not that expensive.


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 6):

Yes Richard, I didn't claim to know, and couldn't be ar*ed checking, had a fair idea somebody would  sarcastic 

From the easyJet website:

Quote:
This allows you to change passenger names and alter itinerary details - and take advantage of a discount on the usual change fees (£15 online per passenger per flight; £20 through our call centre).

You chose not to mention easyJet charge a little bit more to change via the call centre. BA change fees are static.

7LBAC111



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 7):
You chose not to mention easyJet charge a little bit more to change via the call centre

I quoted the online prices, most users of this website know that if you call it costs more.

I'd like to see all short haul flights on BA to be flexible to compete with the no frills carriers, so hopefully they are moving in the right direction.


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