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Going for Gold with BA in 2021
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I've worked all through the pandemic in the front line and want to reward myself.
If you've no commitments there has never been a better time to seek out opportunities you might not normally get.
Due to go to Belfast from London on May 21st for 3 days.
Unfortunately the NI Executive have given May 24th as reopening date for Hotels in the province and that is merely an indicative date.
Can't wait for BA to twig so thanks to their flexibility am able to take immediate action......
Have cancelled the Belfast Booking and the £120 Deposit will be returned in the form of a voucher, probably later today. Note I have not even paid the balance yet and it's only a month away. Three weeks before with BA not three Months like TUI.
I have substituted Newcastle and booked a package (my son is with me on this one) paying again a £120 Deposit.
The Belfast Voucher will be used to knock off the balance on The Newcastle Booking.
I was tempted with Jersey but can't take the chance on my area having a spike in infections and moving out of their "green zone" - free testing on arrival and the result within 12 Hours while you wait in your hotel room.
@westin this is real flexibility - try doing this with TUI
@Thrugelmir will be pleased to learn I have just made my final booking of the Year and swansong in December to...
Missed out last year when it was cancelled, one I am looking forward to.
That's a total of 10 between now and December !!!
What will be my final score 7/10 ?
Butts - I hope your plan regarding reuse of vouchers for an existing booking works, but that's one area where BA can be a bit picky - I think the rules now specifically state that vouchers are for new bookings only, but you may get lucky when you call...
I never made it to Gold but I spent over 10 years at Silver with a mixture of business and leisure traffic. It's a status you get used to so I wasn't happy when a reduction in business travel a few years ago meant that I dropped down to Bronze and one year even went down to lowly Blue. I still use the Silver tags of my luggage though!
With the reduction in tier point requirements, achieving Silver on purely leisure travel would be a fun challenge once international flights become easier.