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Actually FDOS_UK, Rob (HeadForPoints) did offer his usual excellent and serious analysis here …
… but today he has provided an update …
Ultimately it was quite likely a cockup rather than something sinister.3 Apr 2018
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.3 Apr 2018
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…4 Apr 2018
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.4 Apr 2018
@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…4 Apr 2018