MSE News: British Airways explains £7,500 cost for UK-bound flights

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"The airline says it is hiking prices to stop others taking seats it will give to stranded passengers for free ..."

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  • mikey72
    mikey72 Posts: 14,680 Forumite
    Sounds fair to me.
    Could even be a realistic price if they're grounded again.
    It'll cover the care costs.
  • vaporate
    vaporate Posts: 1,955 Forumite
    Realistic? lol

    Hope they go bust. Not that the UK gov would let that happen to BA anyway...
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  • dmg24
    dmg24 Posts: 33,925 Forumite
    It makes sense to me also. Their priority is to get stranded passengers home.

    I note the inappropriate use of statistics again. The chances of getting a sub-£500 ticket to Australia on BA is very low.
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  • mikey72
    mikey72 Posts: 14,680 Forumite
    vaporate wrote: »
    Realistic? lol

    Hope they go bust. Not that the UK gov would let that happen to BA anyway...

    I agree, if they go bust, maybe Ryanair can take over the short haul, even maybe long haul.
    Or just less CO2, and quieter skies.
  • DarkConvict
    DarkConvict Posts: 6,338 Forumite
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    I agree it sounds like a good idea, the IT system is not made to cope with this scenario that BA needs to reserve seats for later booking, and due to the scale of passenger needing to be moved its not like they can just slot people in, the high prices are intentional to allow BA to sort out transfer without people booking flights.
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  • fifeken
    fifeken Posts: 2,701 Forumite
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    I'm just wondering how you can make a news story out of a non-event.
  • Tojo_Ralph
    Tojo_Ralph Posts: 8,373 Forumite
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    fifeken wrote: »
    I'm just wondering how you can make a news story out of a non-event.
    To ensure consistency. ;)
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