Are Holiday Extras a waste of time for business travellers?

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  • Anonymous

    NTarrant
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    I don’t normally drive to LGW being able to take the train, however a recent journey required me to drive and park in the long stay car park. When LGW was BAA, I would go to the BAA website and book car parking and get World Points. Now that is not available, having booked by BA flight I though I would see what deals BA does.

    The link takes you to Holiday Extras and for my parking stay I can earn 280 BA miles. The cost is £28.00 but if you cancel you don’t get a refund, unless you pay an additional 99p to “protect” my £28.00. I decided to book via LGW website which is through BAA Advance anyway.

    So was I hasty? Should I have effectively “protected” my £28.00 on the basis that its 280 BA miles for 99p?


    continentalclub
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    It’s unlikely that you’ve been too hasty.

    Owing to changes in UK VAT rules which came into effect at the beginning of the year, it is no longer possible for suitably-registered businesses to recover VAT from Holiday Extras.

    This situation applies to a number of other intermediaries and resellers and, therefore, VAT-registered customers should always check to ensure that their supplier can issue a VAT receipt/invoice for recovery purposes.

    As far as I’m aware, BAA Advance will still issue a VAT receipt, so unless the Holiday Extras rate was more than 15% cheaper, the BAA rate will likely work out cheaper for business users.

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