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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 21:17
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BA Launching 10% Military Discount?

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No factual evidence yet, but supposedly going to be available for Serving, Retired, CS, Cadets, Spouses, Widowers ... British Airways will be giving armed forces a 10 per cent discount ahead of Remembrance Day | City A.M.

From today, it will be offering a 10 per cent discount to the armed forces, across all fares spanning its global network of 183 destinations, in all cabins (except First).
It is available to all serving armed forces, reservists, spouses of serving personnel, forces veterans, MoD civil servants, war widowers and cadet forces. It will be available through a secure website, where members of the armed forces will be able to make their booking and the discount will apply automatically.

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BA Discount

The link for the discount is on https://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk
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As a regular flyer on their dirty old 747-400s I feel like everyone on those things should receive a discount. They found a dead rat on my last flight from PHX to LHR, and a distant voice was heard to comment "he must have had the lasagne".

Still the best cabin crew though.
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As a regular flyer on their dirty old 747-400s I feel like everyone on those things should receive a discount. They found a dead rat on my last flight from PHX to LHR, and a distant voice was heard to comment "he must have had the lasagne".

Still the best cabin crew though.
Compared to whom?
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I agree with Fonsini, the PHX/LHR 747-400's are showing their age - last time I flew one of the "wardrobe" doors on the upper deck fell off as we rotated out of LHR

Mind you its still an amazing bird, it must be one of the slowest heading into PHX it just hangs in the air over Rio Verde / Fountain Hills
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Registration of the Defence Discount Service appears to be restricted to UK residents.
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They should quickly add this as one of the benefits to the Armed Forces Benefits Calculator. Might help retention.
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Originally Posted by ian16th View Post
Registration of the Defence Discount Service appears to be restricted to UK residents.
You CAN register from outside UK.

It's one of the options on the pulldown list for where to use.

"Outside UK, Rest of World"
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Pleased to see that retired personnel are included. I've always felt a bit miffed about some other service discount schemes which excluded you once you had handed your F1250 in
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Now registered ... although I doubt ba.com will be able to manage our typical bookings. I shall test anon.

There seems to be absolutely no checking of eligibility when registering, which I found strange. Just fill in the fields and click "Go" ... instant registration.
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Compared to whom?
My other route is American through PHL or ORD, and their 767s are far superior - business class is a dream compared to the dirty cramped horrors of Club in the 747. One caveat, they just switched to 757-200s for the winter season, which takes TATL to a whole new level of cramped discomfort - not to mention the fact that the 757 is marginal on range for the westbound leg and frequently has to make an emergency pit stop in Bangor for fuel (twice in the last 4 days in fact). Yes I fly these routes a lot.
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TIP. If it works with this system, use BA to book AA to the US from Dublin. We do that all the time these days.
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Now registered ... although I doubt ba.com will be able to manage our typical bookings. - MPN11

Not a total surprise surely since BA expressly exclude first class....

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For clarity, I'm talking about complex routings involving BA, EI and AA to distant places in the USA. And NOT in First, as I found it (on BA) a waste of money. Since then, it's got worse!
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Is that discount on the price of flights or on starting salary?
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Yes, overseas residents CAN register, but to use their words:
Hi,

Thank you for getting in touch, you can input your South African address and we can get your card shipped out to you. Please be aware that our card is only for offers in the UK, apologies for any inconvenience,

Kind Regards

So one cannot do much with the card.
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I thought BA had long offered a 10% military discount against its full (flexible) fares. I always thought this was a bit of a useless offer as you could save much more than 10% by buying a less flexible ticket, which is often all you need for off-duty travel. Does anyone know whether this 'new' offer is 10% off all fares, or only off the top whack?
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It's 10% off all fares except First Class. Just booked next year's summer holiday flights for the family.
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Agreed, Easy Street. Got MoD discount LHR - SFO - LAS - LHR with BA in 2006. I can't remember the amount, but it enabled us to upgrade.
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For clarity, I'm talking about complex routings involving BA, EI and AA to distant places in the USA. And NOT in First, as I found it (on BA) a waste of money. Since then, it's got worse! - MPN11

VMT for the clarification - I may have misunderstood your reference to 'Premium' cabins when you outlined your extensive travels at #9638 on http://www.pprune.org/military-aviat...ww-ii-482.html

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