Restriction on First Avios Reward Flights

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  • Montysaurus
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    I read in another FF forum that BA might be considering restricting First Reward seats to GGLs. Is this likely to be correct?


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    I doubt anyone posting here would be able to give a serious opinion on that possibility.


    PhilipHart
    Participant

    Actually FDOS_UK, Rob (HeadForPoints) did offer his usual excellent and serious analysis here …

    Where has all BA’s First Class Avios availability gone?

    … but today he has provided an update …

    Avios First Class availability to the Americas, Asia and Africa is back!

    Ultimately it was quite likely a cockup rather than something sinister.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Philip, I read HFP and was aware of Rob’s comments. As you say, he’s an erudite guy.

    I do not think it is possible to analyse the reasons behind what happened or why the availability was reinstated.

    It could have been a mess up or it could have been kite flying to see what response emerged from the credit/charge card companies who spend a lot of money buying avios. Thus the return could have been fixing the error or a hasty retreat in the teeth of enraged customers. Or something else.

    I certainly don’t have a clue and I doubt anyone outside a relatively small group of people in BA does, either.


    PhilipHart
    Participant

    I certainly don’t have a clue and I doubt anyone outside a relatively small group of people in BA does, either.

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    nevereconomy
    Participant

    Interesting to note the concern regarding availability of a cheap F seat on a carrier which this forum so frquently finds
    poorly managed/uncompetitive/bottom of the barrel etc etc…


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Interesting to note the concern regarding availability of a cheap decent business class seat on a carrier which this forum so frquently finds poorly managed/uncompetitive/bottom of the barrel etc etc…

    There, I fixed that for you 😉

    Personally, I wouldn’t waste my avios or money on a BA F seat after the last disastrous experience in 2013, but there are some who do appreciate an uplift over the award winning (in 2006) Club World.


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    @FDoS – agreed…

    I tend to use avios on European sectors where on a bad day the monetary cost of a Y ticket into Europe can cost nearly as much as a J longhaul…

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