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Old 13 Sep 21, 06:21 PM  
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Can you have two concurrent same date bookings with BA

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I decide to book a fly drive fly for say 7-21st August 2022. I pay BA a £250 deposit.

2 months later, I see the price has dropped £600.

Can I book the same fly drive for the same dates and have 2 live bookings?

Given it appears BA take around a week to process the initial cancellation, and itís nigh on impossible to make phone contact, itís likely the £600 saving would be gone by the time BA process the original cancellation and issue your £250 deposit refund.

Its for this reason why having 2 exact bookings would work in the short term. Once BA process the initial refund Iím guessing I could then apply the £250 refund to the new booking?

Is this possible?
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Old 13 Sep 21, 06:29 PM  
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Pretty sure you canít book twice on the same flight with same names (called a dupe in the industry) we d have clients with flights held at other agencyís and the system wouldnít let us book until their other seats were released
I have had two bookings with ba for the same dates but different flights/destinations

I had a similar issue with our October booking - flight prices dropped in the sale and I was desperately trying to find away round it
One of the reasons I ll be happy when October cancels
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Old 13 Sep 21, 06:29 PM  
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Yes you can as I had Florida and Greece booked for the summer.

Not sure though about applying a voucher after the point of booking - I guess it must be ok?
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Old 13 Sep 21, 06:35 PM  
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Iím not completely sure since things keep changing, but previously you could not apply vouchers to pay the balance of existing BA Holidays bookings, they could only be used against new bookings.
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Old 13 Sep 21, 06:37 PM  
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Actually I had flights booked and not fly drives - and the vouchers arrives almost immediately - given the cost of car hire, you would be better off booking flights only and then cancelling/rebooking as necessary...
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Old 13 Sep 21, 06:45 PM  
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Originally Posted by babbymint View Post
Yes you can as I had Florida and Greece booked for the summer.

Not sure though about applying a voucher after the point of booking - I guess it must be ok?
Thatís not the same flights though, which is the OPs query.
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Old 13 Sep 21, 06:47 PM  
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Iím not completely sure since things keep changing, but previously you could not apply vouchers to pay the balance of existing BA Holidays bookings, they could only be used against new bookings.
Iím sure Iíve read on here that you can a book on-line and then reply to your BA voucher email to have that voucher applied to your new trip. In my scenario the £250 would be applied to a new booking. Iím confused even more now - lol 😂

Edit - Obviously all academic if I canít book the second identical trip.

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Originally Posted by MarkUK View Post
Scenario

I decide to book a fly drive fly for say 7-21st August 2022. I pay BA a £250 deposit.

2 months later, I see the price has dropped £600.

Can I book the same fly drive for the same dates and have 2 live bookings?

Given it appears BA take around a week to process the initial cancellation, and itís nigh on impossible to make phone contact, itís likely the £600 saving would be gone by the time BA process the original cancellation and issue your £250 deposit refund.

Its for this reason why having 2 exact bookings would work in the short term. Once BA process the initial refund Iím guessing I could then apply the £250 refund to the new booking?

Is this possible?
Currently you can cancel for a FTV using the online form. This can take anywhere between a few minutes and 24 hours to come through via email.
Officially you canít apply a voucher to an old booking but some people have had success, especially as you could argue the new booking was made after you applied for the voucher.

I did this today but it was flight only, so I knew I was getting an evoucher within a few minutes. I cancelled the original booking and then used the evoucher to book it again and got a £75 voucher back after the new booking was made.
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Currently you can cancel for a FTV using the online form. This can take anywhere between a few minutes and 24 hours to come through via email.
Officially you canít apply a voucher to an old booking but some people have had success, especially as you could argue the new booking was made after you applied for the voucher.

I did this today but it was flight only, so I knew I was getting an evoucher within a few minutes. I cancelled the original booking and then used the evoucher to book it again and got a £75 voucher back after the new booking was made.
So it sounds as you still need to wait for the voucher email to come through. I.e I could apply the voucher if itís dated before I book a new trip on-line. Iím pretty sure people on here have had to wait up to a week to get a BA holidays credit note.
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Once BA process the initial refund Iím guessing I could then apply the £250 refund to the new booking?
But surely this wouldn't be a new booking as you had already booked it?
Also, I believe the previous poster is correct that you can't have two bookings in the same name on the same flight.
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