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    • Rickoza
    • By Rickoza 12th Feb 18, 2:56 PM
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    Changing a Flight
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    Changing a Flight 12th Feb 18 at 2:56 PM
    We booked with Travel Republic last year for 5 to travel. Recently we've had one person drop out and wish to replace them with someone else. The Flights are with BA, but neither TR or BA are prepared to change the name on the flight - the only options they are giving us is to cancel the flight for the person who isn't going, and take a near 300 hit to book a new flight. Or cancel all the flights and get just 300 back (flights were over 1000). I cannot believe that, for a simple name change on an electronic ticket which hasn't been issued and the flight doesn't take place until July, they cannot change this over even if it involves a small admin fee. Anyone help please?
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 12th Feb 18, 3:18 PM
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    I cannot believe that, for a simple name change on an electronic ticket which hasn't been issued and the flight doesn't take place until July, they cannot change this over even if it involves a small admin fee.
    Originally posted by Rickoza
    BA do not allow name changes...nothing you or the agent can do about that
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 12th Feb 18, 4:10 PM
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    BA do not allow name changes...nothing you or the agent can do about that
    Originally posted by Caz3121
    Unless booked as a BA Holiday.
    • Westin
    • By Westin 12th Feb 18, 4:35 PM
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    It sounds unreasonable doesn't it - just a "simple" name change - but think of it another way. If when flights are released and available at a low fare, if free/low cost name changes where possible then you would have people/businesses buying up large blocks of seats to resell at a higher price later on.

    Have you looked to see what the cost is of just buying a new seat for the new person would cost? It might actually be more cost effective.

    You certainly should not need to cancel and rebook the rest of the party.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 12th Feb 18, 5:31 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 5:31 PM
    He who bails out loses the cash.
    • Heliflyguy
    • By Heliflyguy 13th Feb 18, 10:55 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:55 AM
    It sounds unreasonable doesn't it - just a "simple" name change - but think of it another way. If when flights are released and available at a low fare, if free/low cost name changes where possible then you would have people/businesses buying up large blocks of seats to resell at a higher price later on.
    Originally posted by Westin
    That theory may have been relevant many years ago but now the airlines have methods that spot fake bookings and names with ease.
    It would be obvious if a company or individual booked and issued
    a lot of tickets then went back and changed the names.

    The "security" excuse for not allowing a name change isnt credible either.

    Also off the top of my head Flybe and Norwegian allow name changes.
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