Reply To: BA miles – upgrading classes not allowed if company has paid?

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I don’t know about new rule, but it does make sense… If your company pays for your ticket, you may or may not get a discount on fully flex economy (we do, but only on certain routes), but regardless the company will receive a whopping great big kickback at the end of the year – many millions in our case. For this reason, we never get to benefit from promos like free limo or buy-club-get-oneway-first, etc (even though of course we charge back our clients at full whack…)

Probably not the answer you want to hear, but quite understandable not to allow upgrades from BA’s point of view (or any other airline, for that matter)

If you have an issue with it, you ought to take it up with your company’s travel department – betcha they wouldn’t be happy if you paid for the ticket personally and then charged back – that is certainly 100% verboten in our place… (even if we can find ticket prices that are much, much, much cheaper)

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