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BA / Avios / TT Cert / OJ / Stop-over Limits?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by SAU3, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. SAU3

    SAU3 Reader

    Hi, I use BA TT certs to book travel for my family every summer. This time around (NYC-ATHENS), I have to use a phone agent because there's no avail for the 2nd part of the outbound stopover. So I have to book an open jaw NYC-LDN, then returning ATH-LDN-NYC. Agent was nice, helpful and all was going well until he said that on a TTC, you cant pass through LDN on more than 2 days on the entire itinerary. Thus, I couldn't stopover in LDN on the way back...I would have to arrive in LDN and depart LDN on the same day....(stopping over in LDN on the return would make 3 total days passing through LDN). I couldn't find documentation for this anywhere on line. Have you seen this before? Is it for real? Thank you for this and all the great information you keep providing, Seth
     
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  2. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    I don't think the three days is the problem.

    The itinerary you've outlined has an open-jaw (arriving London, departing Athens), and a stopover (spending time in London on the return). Both stopovers (any connection of more than 24 hours) and open-jaws are allowed, but technically the open-jaws have to be in the same pricing zone, and you can't have a stopover in your destination city. So it's not the number of days in London, as such, but rather the way you've structured the itinerary.

    I think that if you had something like NYC>LHR>MLA/IST/JTR // ATH>LHR [stopover] JFK it would price just fine, because all those other cities are in the same pricing zone as Athens, and you wouldn't be trying to have both a destination and stopover in London.

    But, you can certainly call again!
     
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