What are you doing today?

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Re: What are you doing today?

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Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:00 am
Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:56 am
.....strangely, sometimes it’s cheaper to travel in Club Europe - it pays to check both prices.
..cheaper than?

Cheaper than economy class with BA, presumably with other airlines too; also on Eurostar.

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Re: What are you doing today?

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Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:03 am
Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:00 am
Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:56 am
.....strangely, sometimes it’s cheaper to travel in Club Europe - it pays to check both prices.
..cheaper than?

Cheaper than economy class with BA, presumably with other airlines too; also on Eurostar.
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Re: What are you doing today?

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Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:07 am
Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:03 am
Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:00 am


..cheaper than?

Cheaper than economy class with BA, presumably with other airlines too; also on Eurostar.
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Obviously you have your opinion, but I have occasionally found it to be true.

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Re: What are you doing today?

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Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:07 am
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Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Obviously you have your opinion, but I have occasionally found it to be true.
Me too, not on flights though .. but on SNCF when booking through from the UK via Lille to Brittany for my son.
I had to email him .. him a complete Labour voter in those days .. to say that, in order to save money, he would be travelling first class for part of the way on the train, as there was a not-to-refused offer on some seats on the TGV .. but the only remaining seats were in first class.
He acquiesced ..
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Re: What are you doing today?

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suein56 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:07 am
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Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Obviously you have your opinion, but I have occasionally found it to be true.
Me too, not on flights though .. but on SNCF when booking through from the UK via Lille to Brittany for my son.
I had to email him .. him a complete Labour voter in those days .. to say that, in order to save money, he would be travelling first class for part of the way on the train, as there was a not-to-refused offer on some seats on the TGV .. but the only remaining seats were in first class.
He acquiesced ..
😄 Nice!

It happens on Eurostar too sometimes.

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Re: What are you doing today?

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Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:07 am
Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:03 am



Cheaper than economy class with BA, presumably with other airlines too; also on Eurostar.
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Obviously you have your opinion, but I have occasionally found it to be true.
Nope - not my 'opinion' - simply a fact. The BA seat pricing algorithms mean that could just not happen for sales on the same aircraft. Simply put, if demand is particulary high for economy (Eurotraveller) seats then unsold seats in business (Club Europe) will be made available for economy sales at a reduced price and vice versa, at a higher price. It's just a question of moving the dividing curtain but always maximising revenue :P

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Flooring.

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Re: What are you doing today?

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Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Simonflys wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:07 am


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Obviously you have your opinion, but I have occasionally found it to be true.
Nope - not my 'opinion' - simply a fact. The BA seat pricing algorithms mean that could just not happen for sales on the same aircraft. Simply put, if demand is particulary high for economy (Eurotraveller) seats then unsold seats in business (Club Europe) will be made available for economy sales at a reduced price and vice versa, at a higher price. It's just a question of moving the dividing curtain but always maximising revenue :P
Don’t know if this will work, it was a bit slow -


https://www.britishairways.com/travel/b ... urce=false

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Re: What are you doing today?

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Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:15 pm

Don’t know if this will work, it was a bit slow -

https://www.britishairways.com/travel/b ... urce=false
Wow .. you did do well 😃
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Re: What are you doing today?

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor »

Looks like the BA seating algorithm doesn't always work, then - well done, GG. I bet the Economy lot didn't get the champagne you got.
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