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Voluntary Downgrade, SYD-SIN! Would You?

Voluntary Downgrade, SYD-SIN! Would You?

  • Take the USD250

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Take the QF USD525

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other!

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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serfty

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Flounging (thanks Dave Noble for that word) in SYD international.

I noticed BA16 had been cancelled today.

IMO Connected, Just now a "humble" announcement has just come over the PA for the attention of "Business Class" PAX on QF5 asking if any would volunteer for a downgrade to WHY.

Compensation offer of either:

1) USD250 credited to CC of choice, or

2) USD525 QF voucher.

What would you do?
 

aus_flyer

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Haha.. what an absolute joke. Given the price of a J SYD-SIN, who in their right mind would accept?

Unless, I suppose someone who just used FF points might think it was a good deal. Maybe.
 

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Given the fare difference and comfort factor, they'd need to up the offer for me (unless I had no status and at risk of being bumped but that isnt the case here as they are looking for volunteers for downgrades not for bumps).
 

Dave Noble

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Glad ya enjoying flounging. Im assuming that they are of course refunding the fare difference too. For AUD525 for a SYD-SIN run I might take it assuming I could get an exit aisle seat, otherwise I would stay put.

Dave
 

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Dave Noble said:
Im assuming that they are of course refunding the fare difference too. For AUD525 for a SYD-SIN run I might take it assuming I could get an exit aisle seat, otherwise I would stay put.
Yes, if that were the case I would take accept the downgrade with the QF credit
 

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If I was on a paid J ticket, I'd want the clarification mentioned by Dave Noble, that the voucher is in addition to the refund of the differential in ticket before I'd go anywhere near that offer.

If I were on an award ticket, yes I'd take it, as long as it didn't affect the balance of any sectors on the award ticket.

If I was on an upgrade with points, I'd think yes (I'd ask for them to refund my points first though)

If I was on an op up, hell yes! I'd take it with both hands :wink:
 

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I suspect that there were no upgrades on that flight, of course that depends on how much notice they had that the BA flight was going no where. So long as I got someting in addition to my refund for the difference in fares I would be happy, wonder what they were offering the folks on BA, a night at the Holiday Inn and a 5 minute phone call.
 

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I think a full refund of the difference in fares plus the USD525 voucher would be a very good place to start.

Even better if work paid for the business fare and you pocket the difference and voucher. :) This does happen!
 

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Dave Noble said:
Glad ya enjoying flounging. Im assuming that they are of course refunding the fare difference too. For AUD525 for a SYD-SIN run I might take it assuming I could get an exit aisle seat, otherwise I would stay put.

Dave
That's a pretty key assumption and may change more than one vote :wink:
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
Dave Noble said:
Glad ya enjoying flounging. Im assuming that they are of course refunding the fare difference too. For AUD525 for a SYD-SIN run I might take it assuming I could get an exit aisle seat, otherwise I would stay put.

Dave
That's a pretty key assumption and may change more than one vote :wink:
They were offering AUD525 *compensation* . If they were not offering the fare rebate ( as I would expect ) then it wouldnt be compensation. BA even lists in fare bases, the rebate calculation for downgrades

Dave
 

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As any paid J travel I would be undertaking would be paid by my employer, I would not be at liberty to take a voluntary downgrade. If my employer found out that they had paid for J and I have accepted payment to volunteer for a lower class of service, they would be understandably upset.

So I would be telling them that if they want to downgrade me, its going to have to be involuntarily, with the appropriate compensation that applies to invol downgrades.
 
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