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Any downside when booking codeshare flights?

Old Jul 25th, 2017, 12:40 PM
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Any downside when booking codeshare flights?

Right now I could buy tickets on British Airways flights in April, Boston-London, for lower fares through their codeshare partners Iberia, Finnair and American. Any reason not to do so?
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 12:50 PM
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The desire to spend more than you have to?
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 01:01 PM
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BA has in the past, and I assume still does, charge excessive fees. So I avoid them if at all possible and a code share is as good a way as any. I know of no reason not to. Have you looked on the sites of the airlines in question, to cut BA out entirely, though I imagine only buying from American or UK airlines could get you from Boston to London other than a code share.
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If you are looking at direct flights, then, aren't they all BA metals? In which case, the codeshare is probably cosmetic. But I would verify the mileage angle if that is important to you.

If you are actually flying on metals other than BA, the major difference shows up when the flight does not operate as booked. If you buy an AA flight from BA, BA is the ticketing carrier. If the AA flight gets cancelled, you need to go back to the ticketing carrier, that is BA.
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I would avoid any entanglement with BA and would pay extra to do so.
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