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Advice re: flight tickets

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Advice re: flight tickets

Hi all,

I've booked flights with Qatar to Goa, and because of the recent schedule changes, i will no longer make my connecting flight (British Airways on a separate ticket) from LHR to NCL later that day...

I've tried my luck with BA and they want £60.55 per person per change to move to a later flight, and Qatar won't help because it is booked on a separate ticket.

I'm 99% sure i'm going to have to pay, but do any of you know a loophole, or maybe something passengers are entitled to when flight schedules change?

Will also post this to the Air Travel Forum, if i can find it!

Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Advice re: flight tickets

This is the air travel forum, so look no further.

In regards to your question, unless your travel insurance covers this (unlikely) then you have no other options. Buying on 2 tickets means you are truly on your own and BA or QR do not assist in cases such as this.

At least the lesson was not too expensive.

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2. Re: Advice re: flight tickets

Sorry but you are going to have to cough up! Because you bought two separate tickets then the airlines are under no obligation to help you and there's no loopholes. I think you've got off quite lightly to be honest!

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3. Re: Advice re: flight tickets

You've learned the lesson of the risks of buying separate tickets - you'll have to pay to make the change and be grateful it wasn't a lot more expensive


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4. Re: Advice re: flight tickets

You have to pay, there is no loophole, unless you have travel insurance that covers it. Worth checking your policy. Some policies cover it if you had originally left enough time between connections. Not many though.

Basically it's the risk of two seperate tickets, one ticket and the airline bears the risk, two tickets and this risk is yours, hence why it's normally cheaper but seldom advisable. Because also if your BA flight is delayed on the day and you miss you need to pay for a walk up ticket. Which will hurt. And possibly accommodation etc if no seats available for some considerable time.

If you are changing, then I would go for as long as possible between flights, most people would recommend up to a day to reduce your risk, but several hours at least. More if you have luggage, need to collect and check in again.

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5. Re: Advice re: flight tickets

For £61, you have got off rather lightly.

Pay the change fee and chalk this one up to experience.

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6. Re: Advice re: flight tickets

As everybody said, there's probably no way, you have to pay. That's why I always recommend to buy one single ticket. This time you were lucky, but next time you could have to pay the entire ticket (non refundable).

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7. Re: Advice re: flight tickets

I'm 99% sure i'm going to have to pay


You should change this by 1%.... and it's not to 98.

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8. Re: Advice re: flight tickets

This is the reason regulars here are always advising not to book flights on separate tickets. A reschedule can destroy your plans, and neither airline will assist. As others have said, be thankful it's a relatively small sum, imagine missing a longhaul leg when a short haul flight is cancelled or rescheduled, the cost could be thousands.

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