Kids fly for free on selected flights/destinations @ British Airways (e.g. 2A+2C to Denmark £37pp Return - Ideal for Legoland!)
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Kids fly for free on selected flights/destinations @ British Airways (e.g. 2A+2C to Denmark £37pp Return - Ideal for Legoland!)

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Found 11th Jun 2017
Evening folks, was faffing around and noticed BA have a offer on where kids can fly for free (Under the age of 12) for every paying adult

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Obviously going to be loads more flights - just thought i'd throw in a example to show working



Create new memories with the family this summer, with free return flights in economy for children under 12 to Belfast, Inverness, Leeds, Newcastle, new destination Edinburgh and even Billund in Denmark, the home of Legoland.

The offer includes the entire journey – both there and back – when children travel with at least one full-paying adult between 1 June and 31 October 2017 from London Heathrow or from each of these destinations. That even includes flights taken during the school holidays.

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exexpat

Wow a Bloody Awful flight full of kids no thanks.



Cheerful one you are ahh!
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I'm BA exec silver, but there's absolutely no point whatsoever flying BA within Europe unless it's cheaper, or its connecting with a one world flight on a through ticket.
BA is rarely cheaper that Ryanair, but take into account airport location.
And after the recent trouble I'd not even book with them if all the tickets were free! Not risking that hassle!
MrWanger

I'm BA exec silver, but there's absolutely no point whatsoever flying BA … I'm BA exec silver, but there's absolutely no point whatsoever flying BA within Europe unless it's cheaper, or its connecting with a one world flight on a through ticket. BA is rarely cheaper that Ryanair, but take into account airport location.



Yeah, but you have lounge access, business class check-in, priority boarding, free seat selection etc.
Wow a Bloody Awful flight full of kids no thanks.
Edited by: "exexpat" 11th Jun 2017
exexpat

Wow a Bloody Awful flight full of kids no thanks.



Cheerful one you are ahh!
Cool kids fly free. One way tickets for kids would be great. Heat from me though.
They will probably go on strike on the day you try to fly, choose a reliable company.
I was almost going to book one of these as the kids fly free has been going a while now, but as soon as i tried to book the family under a business class/club europe ticket the kid now pays full price. Ended up going with another airline which was cheaper in the end total, its a shame you cant book business.
Spend a couple of days lying about the airport benches with the kids. Amazing memories from BA.
exexpat

Wow a Bloody Awful flight full of kids no thanks.



​I'm sure they're just as happy not having people like you on the flight with them
Doh, we are already flying to LHR to Billund in August, had to pay for the kids.

The saving would have paid for the hire car and checked luggage

So it's HOT from me
PS I priced up 2 adults + 3 children, and all the children were free
Create new memories with the family this summer, with free return flights in economy for children under 12 to Belfast, Inverness, Leeds, Newcastle, new destination Edinburgh and even Billund in Denmark, the home of Legoland.

The offer includes the entire journey – both there and back – when children travel with at least one full-paying adult between 1 June and 31 October 2017 from London Heathrow or from each of these destinations. That even includes flights taken during the school holidays.

Best Avoid until they invest in their IT infrastructure, either they know nothing about running large IT real time systems or some sharp salesman sold.the them something not fit for purpose....either way makes you think what other basic area do they know nothing about?
Price is only for one way ticket! oO How to live with Mickey Mouse for rest of my life?
This works with 1 adult and up to 8 free kids, their is no limit on how many kids travel free
Great deal for large families. Well done BA.
I am not sure if some kids would fall under 'cool' category
Sliwka

Price is only for one way ticket! oO How to live with Mickey Mouse for … Price is only for one way ticket! oO How to live with Mickey Mouse for rest of my life?



​Get yourself a cat to eat that mouse.
Lowest prices are for hand baggage only. Checked in luggage is extra.
MrWanger

I'm BA exec silver, but there's absolutely no point whatsoever flying BA … I'm BA exec silver, but there's absolutely no point whatsoever flying BA within Europe unless it's cheaper, or its connecting with a one world flight on a through ticket. BA is rarely cheaper that Ryanair, but take into account airport location.



Living relatively close to LHR does skew the following, but I find the reverse to be true.

When we used to be able to go at the drop of a hat, use carry on only and didn't care about the flight time Ryan Air was viable. Now that we have a toddler, the Mrs wants to take the kitchen sink and we don't want to put her through a 4am start or a 2am finish to the journey, Ryan Air often doesn't work out that much cheaper.

Add to that flying from an Airport and with an Airline that treats you with a little more compassion (BA's recent exceptional issue aside) and we now opt for BA/Austrian over Ryan Air. I'm certainly not saying BA/LHR is a pleasant experience, I simply feel they aren't deliberately making our life difficult to squeeze a few more £'s from us. And with a toddler in tow we're less inclined to play that game. Particularly when the price difference when all the extras are added together is often negligible.

There are some tricks you can use with BA to bring the price down. For example BA holidays can work out very competitive against Ryan Air & Self booked hotel, particularly for peak times when flight prices have shot up. For example we went to Venice recently and booking through BA Holidays was significantly cheaper then booking Ryan Air and getting a comparable hotel directly.

Additionally during peak times for shorter trips its worth checking Fly/Drive prices as this qualifies as BA Holidays as well. We took a trip to Vienna to visit family during summer and prices were punitive as usual (both Ryan Air and BA). But booking a car that we didn't need worked out £200 cheaper then booking just the flights.

Anyway thats my take on it, I'm sure some of it is subjective. But in order of preference for us Ryan Air is way way way at the bottom and LHR ----> LTN ---------> LGW ----------------------------------> STN
Edited by: "Mentos" 12th Jun 2017
"Belfast, Inverness, Leeds, Newcastle, new destination Edinburgh and even Billund in Denmark, the home of Legoland."

Is that the complete list of destinations? Presumed from the wording they were examples, but looks like it may be UK plus Denmark only so not such a great deal
nothing free on a ba flight all over priced prices to include kids, would you really trust them with your weekend break... ask yourself if it to good to be true its a ba rip off
BA used to be good. Now it is just an expensive no frills budget airline. The last straw was the removal of onboard complimentary catering. It's truly shameful for our national flag carrier.
i_am_sloth

PS I priced up 2 adults + 3 children, and all the children were free


Must be desperate if they're giving away free kids X)
Edited by: "IndyS" 12th Jun 2017
afroylnt

Best Avoid until they invest in their IT infrastructure, either they know … Best Avoid until they invest in their IT infrastructure, either they know nothing about running large IT real time systems or some sharp salesman sold.the them something not fit for purpose....either way makes you think what other basic area do they know nothing about?



Of course they say it's nothing to do with the fact they laid off 700 workers last year and shifted the jobs to India. Similar thing happened with Natwest a couple of years ago after a massive job shift to India!
patrick_000

Of course they say it's nothing to do with the fact they laid off 700 … Of course they say it's nothing to do with the fact they laid off 700 workers last year and shifted the jobs to India. Similar thing happened with Natwest a couple of years ago after a massive job shift to India!



Of course the unions and socialists would suggest it must be entirely down to that. Every time anything goes wrong it must be down to outsourcing offshore. If there hasn't been outsourcing it's down to management and cost cutting. Tram driver falls asleep at the controls and its the managements fault because drivers are too scared to come forward.

Since you appear to have such knowledge in the area, perhaps you could clear something up. The issue occurred due to a UK contractor(s) switching the power off (isolating the equipment from both main and backup supply). Then that same UK contractor(s) failed to follow the power restoration procedure, causing massive corruption to the system. In the first instance how was that the fault of the Indians? In fact that was the fault of the staff they hadn't shifted to India!

Secondly, did the Indians design and build a brand new system last year? Or did they take on the management of the existing infra-stucture? I'm sure someone as knowledgeable as yourself would know a system of this scale is rarely delivered in a year? In other words it's likely the system was actually designed and built by the UK workers. And its the system design that was at fault not the support staff. Switching on power failure and recovering when power is restored are largely automated processes. Neither the original UK or replacement Indian support staff would have had any input in the issue. Their job would have been afterwards in recovering the system, which on a large complex DB is not a trivial task.

NB: Although its harsh to even blame the system architects given how the fault occurred. Isolating power and then putting it back on without following restart procedures is generally a BIG NO NO!

Edited by: "Mentos" 13th Jun 2017
Fights to Belfast and Newcastle! This is a steal. I love Belfast. Best city in the world.
Moving British IT jobs offshore and expect people to fly with them after recent infrastructure disasters...? Reputational damage and public have no confidence in the company or brand. Classic example of putting corporate greedy cost saving instead of putting customer first which has back fired.
exexpat

Wow a Bloody Awful flight full of kids no thanks.



Grow up.
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