New British Airways Fare Structure

On the 8 March 2016, British Airways fare structure is changing on its short haul economy flights.

Previously the airline had two types of fares, ‘Hand Baggage Only’ or ‘with Checked Bag’. Each of those could be bought with three levels of flexibility – standard, semi-flex and Fully Flex –
depending on whether the traveller needed the ability to change their flights. This created six fare type options.

Following customer feedback, BA have announced they will be streamlining to just three fare types, each with increasing levels of flexibility; ‘Hand Baggage Only’, ‘ with Checked Bag’ and ‘Fully Flex’.

Hand Baggage Only:
• Standard hand baggage allowance (no Checked Baggage allowance)
• Seating allocated at check-in or paid for seat selection
• Flight changes can be made for a fee plus any difference in fare

With Checked Bag:
• Includes a 23kg Checked Baggage allowance, plus the standard hand baggage allowance
• Free seat selection from 48 hours prior to departure
• Free flight changes on the day of departure, up to one hour before scheduled flight time
• No change fees (a fare difference may apply if flight is changed before day
of departure)

Fully Flex:
• Fully refundable
• Includes a 23kg Checked Baggage allowance, plus the standard hand baggage allowance
• Free seat selection at time of booking
• Free flight changes on the day of departure, up to one hour before scheduled flight time
• No change fees (a fare difference may apply if flight is changed before day of departure)

These fare products are only available on short haul point-to-point A-B or A-B-A journeys, i.e. excluding transfers. On UK domestic routes, Fully Flex fares will be branded ‘Business UK’. These fares include access to British Airways’ lounges and Priority Boarding. Club Europe fares are unaffected.

For further details or clarification please contact your TMG account management team via the usual methods.

By |February 26th, 2016|Airlines|

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