|Quoting mckvakk (Thread starter):|
I'm sure i'll survive in economy too, but find it a little weird that BA won't allow me to give them more money..
Try giving them a call on the phone, talk to someone in person, and be clear and persistent that you want to pay
for a higher class of service, not an "upgrade." BA
likely will have to re-issue the ticket (for which there likely will be a fee) instead of simply changing your class of service on the flight.
I had a similar experience with Delta a few years ago. My wife's parents paid for our flight to accompany them on a vacation to Mexico. My wife and I wanted to fly in First Class so I called Delta and said I wanted to pay to change from Coach to First. The customer service representative said that our fare "did not allow for an upgrade." I told her I didn't want to upgrade with miles but would pay the difference. She persisted: "That fare is not upgradable." I had to be very form with her by telling her I wanted to pay with "cash money; U.S. dollars; real money; not miles; pay with money
." She finally got the drift and said she would have to re-issue the ticket which would incur a fee to which I readily agreed.
So the moral of the story is to be firm that you don't want to "upgrade." You want to pay money
to change your class of service.