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Anonymous30 Jan 2011
Does anyone have experience in using BA.com to book a trip for two persons with same outbound dates and seperate return dates? I would like to get the flights on a same booking to get the shareholder discount and the EC Gold benefit of free seat selections.
It appears to me that separate return dates cannot be booked on the same booking using BA.com?30 Jan 2011
Cannot be booked together on same PNR online, as they are different journeys. As a side note, shareholder discount tickets cannot be booked offline, so calling up to book isn’t going to help in this instance.
Your best option would be to book online two seperate shareholder journeys and call up to have the booking PNRs “linked” which should grant Gold seating bennies etc. at least for the flight on which you are travelling together.
I am doubtful that your companion would get free “Gold” seating benefits on the return sector when not travelling with you, even when the booking is linked, but I would be most interested to learn if this is possible, so please do report back.31 Jan 2011
I have a similar case, my wife and I flying out on different times but returning on the same flight. So, two separate tickets. I was not aware however, that there should be any benefits linking her with me.
What is “Gold seating benefits”?31 Jan 2011
Well, I did not pay to book her seats, albeit it is correct as you state, I could not get seats in the forward rows in CE for the european leg.
She has Silver status with EC, but we also have the household membership, I wonder if the household membership made us avoid the seat reservation fee?31 Jan 2011
So she is Silver, you are Gold?
She gets fee-free seating as a Silver member, but not access to all seats as some are blocked for Golds only (up to T-24, when its a free for all).31 Jan 2011
Evidently, I was able to secure 62K for my wife on her single journey. She is silver.
On the contrary, for the european leg, she was not allowed to reserve a seat in the first two rows, while I was.31 Jan 2011
“as its reserved for staff.”
No it isn’t, it is reserved for the flight crew and may be released at the captain’s discretion, which is rather different.31 Jan 2011
Looks like this thread is taking a trip far away from the original topic. Before 60B is takes a complete grip, thanks for your input Vk. I was not aware two bookings could be linked together in this way. I’ll report back on my experience with this procedure.31 Jan 2011