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BA hold luggage with basic economy change with car rental

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Dirk, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Dirk

    Dirk New Member

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    Hi Team OMAAT

    I've recently made a booking with BA and included a car rental with AVIS on the booking. Normally you do not have hold luggage included if you fly "basic economy". Your benefit of being an executive member seems to give you one free driver but this time there was another benefit as well, 23kg of hold luggage included in the booking per person. Attached is my booking and at the bottom you can see the hold luggage that is included.

    I've called them and from what I understood as soon as you include a car rental, it becomes a BA Holiday in which case 23kg per person hold luggage is included as a benefit for an executive member. This is a nice way to work around the extra fees for the hold luggage, as the saving would in my case, cover more than the car rental.

    Have you heard about other people with the same experience? I can't seem to find any information on the internet unless it get "drowned out" by the normal BA luggage posts. I have BA gold status, so I don't know if this makes a difference to the benefits I get in this case.

    Thank you for a great blog!
     

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  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dirk -

    I don't have experience with this, so can't help answer your question. I'm sure someone else can.

    But, just chiming in that you might want to remove your attachment. While it helps explain your situation, it does have all your booking info (confirmation and reference codes) on there. If you can't remove, maybe Tiffany can help. :)
     
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    Dirk New Member

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    Thank you Ricky, perhaps I should be more careful with personal info but thought it wa

    Thank you for the advice Ricky. I have adjusted the screenshot, it should be safer now ;-)
     
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