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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 17th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
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    BA flight change, where do I stand?
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    BA flight change, where do I stand? 17th Oct 16 at 4:46 PM
    We booked flights direct through BA. The original flight was departing at 07:55 from GLA to LHR terminal 5 then leaving LHR terminal 3 90 minutes later to LAS.

    The second leg has now changed and we will depart from LHR at 15:50.

    I'd rather hang myself than spend upward of 6 hours stuck in Heathrow. I've contacted BA and asked them to change us onto a 12:15 flight from LHR to LAS that was showing on sky scanner but we were told that flight doesn't exist. I then asked them to change the GLA-LHR flight to the later one at 9:50 which although isn't ideal as we would rather be in Vegas at least we have 2 hours less time in Heathrow but they refused.

    Is there anything I can do?

    ETA the flight date is 25/03/17
    Last edited by GlasweJen; 17-10-2016 at 4:47 PM. Reason: Adding info
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    • baza52
    • By baza52 17th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
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    Email the CEO

    British Airways

    Mr Alex Cruz
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    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 17th Oct 16, 10:35 PM
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    Have to say that I managed to get invited to Virgins upper class lounge at Gatwick 3 times when going to Vegas.

    It cant hurt to lay it on thick and there's nothing to lose by asking.
    Originally posted by baza52
    So when the poster said "is there any evidence of this ever happening?" And you liked that post, you had actually managed to do it yourself so technically was the evidence!

    That's a strange way to behave on a forum
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 17th Oct 16, 10:40 PM
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    I think there is a big difference between getting lounge access from Virgin vs lounge access from BA, particularly BA at Heathrow.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 17th Oct 16, 10:43 PM
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    Will we be allowed to leave the airport?
    Originally posted by GlasweJen
    Yes, though that will heavily eat into your 6 hours. If you do leave the airport you will have to go through passport control in both directions and security on your way back in.

    No problem with doing it, smokers often do.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 17th Oct 16, 10:43 PM
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    I think there is a big difference between getting lounge access from Virgin vs lounge access from BA, particularly BA at Heathrow.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    why? It was the Upper Class lounge not the V room.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 17th Oct 16, 10:47 PM
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    So when the poster said "is there any evidence of this ever happening?" And you liked that post, you had actually managed to do it yourself so technically was the evidence!

    That's a strange way to behave on a forum
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    I have never managed it with BA though.
    Technically this was NOT evidence was it?
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 17th Oct 16, 10:48 PM
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    I think there is a big difference between getting lounge access from Virgin vs lounge access from BA, particularly BA at Heathrow.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    You're right it's best to not try and instead just sit there resentfully for six hours moaning about how you've been treated
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 17th Oct 16, 10:50 PM
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    I have never managed it with BA though.
    Technically this was NOT evidence was it?
    Originally posted by baza52
    I think you're just trolling

    You liked the post that said in the last ten years it was impossible to get upgraded.

    You then stated you had previously managed to get upgraded.

    Seems you're deliberately trying to start an Internet argument

    I won't fall for this trap
    • basil92
    • By basil92 17th Oct 16, 10:52 PM
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    Virgin/BA lounge access aside..the OP doesn't want to spend 6 hours (of her honeymoon) at Heathrow.

    Can't say I blame her, but arguing over Lounge access isn't helping her much...

    Just saying...

    No I have no answers to her dilemma, I wish i did...

    Good luck sorting things OP and all the best for your forthcoming wedding and honeymoon
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    • baza52
    • By baza52 17th Oct 16, 10:56 PM
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    I think you're just trolling

    You liked the post that said in the last ten years it was impossible to get upgraded.

    You then stated you had previously managed to get upgraded.

    Seems you're deliberately trying to start an Internet argument

    I won't fall for this trap
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    Like I said, I managed my clubhouse entry with Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick.
    I have NOT been given lounge access with British Airways at any point at any airport.

    No trap. If you think I am a troll just block me.
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 17th Oct 16, 10:56 PM
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    Virgin/BA lounge access aside..the OP doesn't want to spend 6 hours (of her honeymoon) at Heathrow.

    Can't say I blame her, but arguing over Lounge access isn't helping her much...

    Just saying...

    No I have no answers to her dilemma, I wish i did...

    Good luck sorting things OP and all the best for your forthcoming wedding and honeymoon
    Originally posted by basil92
    This isn't actually true though. The OP doesn't want to spend six hours at Heathrow but she has not yet stated whether she would be happy spending six hours at Heathrow in the first class lounge.

    Six hours in a more luxurious surroundings might be palatable to her. You shouldn't assume she wouldn't like that.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 17th Oct 16, 11:00 PM
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    you can normally only enter the lounges after a set time before your departure.
    I doubt you would get 6 hours in there. 3 at most
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 17th Oct 16, 11:01 PM
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    Like I said, I managed my clubhouse entry with Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick.
    I have NOT been given lounge access with British Airways at any point at any airport.

    No trap. If you think I am a troll just block me.
    Originally posted by baza52
    Have you ever tried to get upgraded with BA? Three posts ago you said it was worth the OP trying to get upgraded and used your examples of being upgraded at virgin airlines as an example to prove it can happen?

    It's very confusing how you're now backtracking and are saying the OP has no chance.

    I don't think you're a troll but your posts do seem to change
    • baza52
    • By baza52 17th Oct 16, 11:09 PM
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    Have you ever tried to get upgraded with BA? Three posts ago you said it was worth the OP trying to get upgraded and used your examples of being upgraded at virgin airlines as an example to prove it can happen?

    It's very confusing how you're now backtracking and are saying the OP has no chance.

    I don't think you're a troll but your posts do seem to change
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    where have I said they had no chance with BA?
    I have not flown with BA and have never tried.

    Have you managed to get lounge access yourself? If so then share your experience. If not, why not
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 17th Oct 16, 11:14 PM
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    where have I said they had no chance with BA?
    I have not flown with BA and have never tried.

    Have you managed to get lounge access yourself? If so then share your experience. If not, why not
    Originally posted by baza52
    As I said you liked a post that implied the OP had no chance with BA.

    That implies you agree the OP has no chance of getting an upgrade.

    You then posted that you had got an upgrade so I questioned the previous like.

    You then said it was virgin not BA you had managed it with.

    Now you're trying to disassociate yourself from the original like.

    You're a beautiful contradiction
    • baza52
    • By baza52 17th Oct 16, 11:23 PM
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    As I said you liked a post that implied the OP had no chance with BA.

    That implies you agree the OP has no chance of getting an upgrade.

    You then posted that you had got an upgrade so I questioned the previous like.

    You then said it was virgin not BA you had managed it with.

    Now you're trying to disassociate yourself from the original like.

    You're a beautiful contradiction
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    re read my post. I never said I was upgraded and I said it was VA in the same post.

    "Have to say that I managed to get invited to Virgins upper class lounge at Gatwick 3 times when going to Vegas.

    It cant hurt to lay it on thick and there's nothing to lose by asking. "

    There you go.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 18th Oct 16, 1:49 AM
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    As I said you liked a post that implied the OP had no chance with BA.

    That implies you agree the OP has no chance of getting an upgrade.

    You then posted that you had got an upgrade so I questioned the previous like.

    You then said it was virgin not BA you had managed it with.

    Now you're trying to disassociate yourself from the original like.

    You're a beautiful contradiction
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    oh ffs.
    This helps the OP how?
    Another for the ignore list....
    A salary slave no more.....
    • photome
    • By photome 18th Oct 16, 6:47 AM
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    Not sure the OP has even mentioned lounge access

    but there are 2 on here that need to get a room just for themselves
    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 18th Oct 16, 8:12 AM
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    I'm sure BA will relent and put you on a later flight from Glasgow.
    They are usually quite amenable.
    travelover
    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 18th Oct 16, 10:41 AM
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    Four and a half hours in Heathrow is certainly more palatable than 6 and a half. Trying to get through to BA on my coffee break but I'm struggling. I've found a flight (BA1445) from EDI to LHR that gives us a 3 hour stop over time as well, I'd be happy to take either the Edinburgh flight lands at 1240 which is late enough that we can get lunch and change terminals before getting on the LAS flight.
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