Thinking of flying to a distant land for a well-earned holiday? British Airways is one of the world’s leading airlines and connects UK airports to destinations across the world. They also offer regular discounts and all of their deals can be found at the HotUKDeals British Airways pages. read more
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Cars – British Airways offers rental cars in association with Avis and provides regular deals for use in the USA and Europe under their Fly and drive packages.
Experiences – This category includes activities that travellers can experience when they take a British Airways flight. Destinations include Disney World, Florida, Barcelona FC, New York and the Warner Brothers Tour in Los Angeles.
Those who don’t really know where their next holidays should take them may want to take a further look in the Explore and Inspire section. Here, British Airways offers a range of different types of holiday such as beach holidays, luxury holidays, cheap holidays, family holidays, villa holidays, winter sun holidays and city breaks.
Flight categories on offer from British Airways include:
Economy – Featuring complementary drinks, a smaller baggage allowance, kids’ activity packs and no extra costs on board the flight.
Premium Economy – Available on long-distance flights. This includes wider seats and more legroom, an entertainment system with headphones, bar service and a larger baggage allowance.
Business – Providing access to private lounges at the airport, more cabin space, priority boarding and a larger baggage allowance.
First – Featuring a bed, more luxurious food and drinks, lounges with spa treatments and a personal power supply for electronic equipment.
Shopping For Flights With British Airways
Anyone who wants to book a flight with British Airways needs to register with the firm’s booking system. You can choose to carry out a simple registration with the website for free or to join the firm’s Executive Club (at no extra cost). Booking a flight is carried out via the search tool. After booking, you can manage your flight via the website, allowing you to print out your boarding pass, add any dietary preferences and check-in 24 hours before your flight to save time under Manage My Booking.
Using the ba.com Loyalty Scheme
The Executive Club allows travellers to accumulate reward points known as Avios. These can be spent on further flights, accommodation, car rental or duty free shopping on board. They can also be shared with other members of the family to cut the price of their travel. Membership begins at the Blue level. As you accumulate Avios, your grade can increase to Bronze, Silver and Gold. At every tier, travellers can enjoy further benefits such as priority boarding, access to lounges and larger baggage allowances.
Becoming an Avios Master at British Airways
Saving Money at britishairways.com
British Airways regularly offers discounts for everyday travellers. These can be found on the Special offers section of the website and they include individual flights as well as all-inclusive package holidays. There is also a last minute section that often contains bargain flights and early bird offers on flights to popular European and worldwide destinations. A good way to find the airline’s cheapest fares is by using the BA fare finder tool on the website.
Payment Methods Accepted By British Airways
British Airways accepts American Express, Visa and MasterCard credit card payments, as well as Maestro, Solo and Visa debit cards and PayPal. If you pay via PayPal or credit card, be aware that the airline charges a £4.50 booking fee. Debit card bookings are free.
How Will British Airways Tickets Be Sent?
British Airways travellers tend to manage their bookings online, which enables them to print out their ticket, so there is no need to send tickets via the post.
How to Refund British Airways Tickets
It is not always possible to refund a British Airways ticket if you need to change or cancel your travel plans.
To see if you can receive a refund, go to the “Manage my booking” section of the website and login to your booking with your reference number and last name.
Enter the flight number of the service that needs to be refunded and some options should appear.
Click on the option marked “Cancellation options for this booking” and if you are eligible for a refund, this will be clearly shown.
Follow the steps that are displayed.
If you have purchased a discounted return ticket, be aware that processing a refund will also cancel the outward flight.
If travellers have any questions regarding their ticket they can also call the British Airways hotline at 0344 4930787 (6:00-20:00 every day).
Connect with britishairways.com via Social Media
You can contact British Airways via the following social media platforms:
Executive Club members and all fliers with British Airways can also keep up with the company by reading High Life, the air line’s magazine. This often features competitions and special offers for readers.
Booking with the British Airways App
You can also purchase tickets or book other services by using the British Airways app. BA On Your Mobile is free to download and enables you to book flights, check-in before reaching the airport, receive wi-fi passwords for lounges and choose your seat. Executive Club members can also use it to manage their Avios points. The app can be downloaded at iTunes or Google Play.
Contacting British Airways
If you want to get in touch with British Airways to discuss a booking, the best number to call is 0844 4930787 (choose option 2). This helpline deals with bookings and hotels, rental cars and upgrades. It’s open every day from 7:30-22:00. Another handy number is 0344 4930777, where you can check your flight status (from 6:00-20:00). Customer relations can be reached on 0344 493 0787 (option 3, then option 2) and are available 8:00-18:30 from Monday to Friday, 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays and there is a call-back service on Sundays.
If you would like to email the BA Customer Relations Team, the best way to do so is via their online form.
Alternatively, you can write to British Airways via post at:
Customer Relations (S506)
PO Box 1126
Most other queries can be dealt with via the firm’s comprehensive help section, on their website. Flying doesn’t have to be expensive. By checking out the constantly updated stream of British Airways discounts at HotUKDeals, you can easily save money on holidays abroad.