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Old 16 Sep 21, 07:05 AM  
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Rebooking BA before flight cancellation through?

Hi all,

Iím one of those patiently (or in my case - not so patiently!) waiting for BA to cancel our October flights.

My dates for next year have opened up today, and Iím debating whether to book now or wait for my cancellation and move.

I had extremely good prices for October, and so if the flights were moved to next summer free of charge that would be amazing, although Iíve also heard on here that some peopleís car hire has gone up by £1500.

Iíve today seen opening prices for Tampa flights inc car hire which would cost me about £1200 more than my oct booking and so Iím debating just booking those instead.

What would you do? Wait and hope that BA will move the flights, and that the car hire increase isnít so bad, or bite the bullet and book these?

Presumably then when BA eventually cancel my flight, I would just get a refund of that deposit? If by some miraculous reason it doesnít get cancelled, would they allow me to apply the deposit voucher to the Tampa booking?

Many thanks for your thoughts - I just want this over with now (until next year at least!) 😂
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Old 16 Sep 21, 07:09 AM  
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If it isn't cancelled, you can't apply a voucher to an existing booking, it has to be a new one. I feel your pain. I'm in exactly the same position.
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Old 16 Sep 21, 07:19 AM  
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Iím in a similar situation, I feel like BA have woken up to people wanting to move for free, so theyíre trying to force peopleís hands into paying the balance before cancelling. I wouldnít be surprised if they cancelled it the day after my balance was due, from their perspective then if I moved it for free they could hold on to my cash.
Itís a tough one - we were in a similar predicament a few weeks ago but decided to carry on and not move it - in to the bitter end, and if it came to it, we would fly in October.
Good luck with your decision 🤞🤞
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Old 16 Sep 21, 07:35 AM  
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If it isn't cancelled, you can't apply a voucher to an existing booking, it has to be a new one. I feel your pain. I'm in exactly the same position.
Ah thatís rubbish 😢 do you have to use the voucher for a new flight? (Just wondering if perhaps I can do a separate hotel room booking or something?)
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We are in the same boat. Had an amazing deal for our BA fly drive for this Oct & would like to move the booking to August next year to retain the flight prices. Iím not too bothered about the car hire part increasing at this stage, car hire is extortionate everywhere just now so itís not just a BA thing. I think the car hire prices will fall when the hire companies can finally buy new cars again to restock so our plan is to rebook a much cheaper class of car and then when prices fall, phone to upgrade it and lock in the new price. We did this is in 2019 when an AVIS sale was on and secured a much better car and a refund of £150! Couldnít believe BA would do that when I saw others did it but they did. If car hire is still as expensive come Aug 22 then it will be the same everywhere and weíll just need to pay it.
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Old 16 Sep 21, 06:35 PM  
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If it isn't cancelled, you can't apply a voucher to an existing booking, it has to be a new one. I feel your pain. I'm in exactly the same position.
I thought that, but they allowed me to apply my voucher from October onto a pre-existing booking next year. It reduced my balance.
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I thought that, but they allowed me to apply my voucher from October onto a pre-existing booking next year. It reduced my balance.
I'm a little annoyed by that because they wouldn't let me do it
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