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Sexist BA!

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Howzaboutye Sat 08-Aug-20 09:28:44

Omg Ive just got a flight reminder email from BA. Addressed to my husband.

I booked the flight on my BA account. My credit card. I'm the lead booker.

So why the hell do they pick the male traveller to address the automatic emails to?

Oh I'm so cross.

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Emancipated Sat 08-Aug-20 09:30:26

That would make me cross too.

ImaginaryCat Sat 08-Aug-20 09:34:29

Well aside from the fact it looks unlikely BA will still be in business 12 months from now, that's another reason not to book with them.

Ginfordinner Sat 08-Aug-20 09:34:51

I always book flights and holidays, not with BA admittedly, and anything that comes in about our trip is always addressed to me.

plunkplunkfizz Sat 08-Aug-20 09:41:13

Is the first on the list of passengers? I booked flights for my mum and I recently and they keep emailing “Dear PlunkPlunkMum”.

KenAdams Sat 08-Aug-20 09:42:21

Is he the lead passenger?

Howzaboutye Sat 08-Aug-20 09:43:13

Nope. I'm the lead passenger and my name was top of the list.

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justasyouare Sat 08-Aug-20 09:43:39

Last year the emails were addressed to one of our children .... his name is first alphabetically and was the only reason we could think of as to why the emails had his name on! I think it’s more of a system anomaly in than a sexist thing

emilybrontescorsett Sat 08-Aug-20 09:44:18

Message back and sign off in capitals using your name.
Also point out that all future communication should be addressed to you, the lead booking.

plunkplunkfizz Sat 08-Aug-20 09:44:28

That is bad and quite puzzling then.

Illuyanka Sat 08-Aug-20 09:45:37

Why do they know your dh's email address?

plunkplunkfizz Sat 08-Aug-20 09:46:48

Also, pop your tin hat on. Someone will be along in a minute to say “don’t you have bigger problems to worry about/I couldn’t get worked up about this/etc.”

We should all get upset about the subtle ways sexism and patriarchy manifest in day to day life.

plunkplunkfizz Sat 08-Aug-20 09:47:59

Why do they know your dh's email address?

They’ve addressed the DH in an email sent to the OP.

SkiingIsHeaven Sat 08-Aug-20 09:48:04

I had this with the Child Tax Credit Office. Incompetent idiots, the lot of them.

Howzaboutye Sat 08-Aug-20 09:48:14

My email address was the only one on the booking.

Systems are designed by people. Usually IT people. IT people are usually blokes.

I just can't believe it's accidental and no-one in BA has challenged this.

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Yellowbutterfly1 Sat 08-Aug-20 09:48:21

I had the same , I booked as the lead passenger with my email address but emails from BA came to my email address but addressed to Mr Yellowbutterfly.

Illuyanka Sat 08-Aug-20 09:57:55

Oh, sorry. I misunderstood. I got your point.

nasiisthebest Sat 08-Aug-20 10:05:56

Systems are designed by people. Usually IT people. IT people are usually blokes.

Yes, yes and yes BUT most of them are 40 or younger and plenty are modern of thinking just as the rest of their age group.

whatever2020 Sat 08-Aug-20 10:08:39

Just checked mine- if I'm the lead passenger they're addressed to me. Maybe you didn't select a 'mr, mrs, ms etc' and it defaulted to mr?

ifoundafoxcaughtbydogs Sat 08-Aug-20 10:21:21

It will all be done by automated systems, rather than a human being sending these confirmations. So most likely something has saved in the wrong field in their system than someone making a judgement in who to address correspondence to.

Howzaboutye Sat 08-Aug-20 10:30:04

Nope I picked Ms as my title.
Nothing an IT system does is automatic. Every single input and output are mapped out.
Someone in BA has made the conscious decision not to address the emails to the lead booker.
That is why I am cross.

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ifoundafoxcaughtbydogs Sat 08-Aug-20 10:33:38

Did you book online or over the phone?

Howzaboutye Sat 08-Aug-20 10:34:11

The email is a non reply one

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Silverspring Sat 08-Aug-20 10:36:34

I had the opposite weirdly...

ifoundafoxcaughtbydogs Sat 08-Aug-20 10:39:11

There's no way it's intentional then. A software developer isn't coding email confirmations to look if booking contains mr send to mr, otherwise default etc etc.

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