British Airways was founded as actual British Airways after merging four companies together on 31 March 1974. Those companies were British Overseas Airways Corporation, British European Airways, Cambrian Airways, and Northeast Airlines. Before that, it was functioning as Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited. After merging, for 13 years, it functioned as a state-owned company and it was only privatized in January 1987. Now day’s this airline also covers many destinations in Europe and US so you can travel anytime but you need to check the best available offers on British Airways Reservations to travel within your budget.
It is regarded as the flag carrier of the United Kingdom. Based on their fleet size and passengers carried, it is the second-largest UK-based airline after EasyJet. They operate with a fleet size of 254 and travels to 183 destinations. It is headquartered in London, England with its main hubs as:
British Airways provides the best flight possible experience ever. Their inflight amenities are perfect, you can literally have the best time resting. You will be given delicious meals, trending entertainment, seat-back TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, extensive routes, on-time record, etc. You will not be fatigued at all flying. Their customer service and airport lounges are also not to be forgotten. In times of need, you can make a service request too. Please contact the British Airways Customer Care directly to make any service request and the airline will do under their capacity to give you what you ask for.
If you are traveling with an infant, you need to contact the airline while or after booking to make a request. Only one infant is allowed to be carried on the lap of an adult or a person who is at least 15 years of age. If one adult passenger is to have two infants, you need to book one extra seat with a proper holder for the infant.
And an infant flight fare is 10% of adult fare plus taxes and charges. Please keep in mind that any person who is 2 years and above has to book a British Airways Reservations or ticket. Please do remember to bring a certificate to prove the age of the infant.
Steps to book:
-Go to the British Airways Official Website or the app.
-Choose whether you want a round/one way/multi-city trip
-Enter your origin and destination
-Choose the date of travel
-Add the number of passengers
-Choose the class you want to travel with from the dropdown
-Click on search flight
-Select the price and time from the given option
-After selecting the above, read your fare type policy and the baggage policy
-Click on “book” button next to the flight details you want
-Enter the passenger’s details and make your payment
-You will get a confirmation email of your booking.
British Airways Change Policy
Everyone now and then has a change of plans and in times like that British Airways accommodates changes to be made according to one’s fare rules.
British Airways allows free changes 24 hours within booking regardless of your fare type i.e., refundable or non-refundable. Do keep in mind that changes can be made in the way it was booked. For instance, if you booked online, changes have to be made online, if you booked through a third party, changes have to be made through that third party, and if you booked with the airline directly, changes have to be made with the airline themselves.
Passengers are allowed to make changes in British Airways Reservations dates, time, meals, seats, etc. provided that it is under 24 hours free change period after booking.Any changes made after the 24 hours free changes period will incur a change fee and fare difference if any. If your original booking fare is lower than the new changed booking, you shall pay the fare difference along with the change fee according to your fare rules. However, if the newly changed booking has a lesser fare amount than the original booking, reimbursement may be made to you.
Requests for changes will be accommodated according to the availability of the requested changes. Just because you have a ticket doesn’t mean you can make changes anyhow on any flight, it does depend on the availability and your fare type. Changes will be made only when your ticket fare rules allow it. Some tickets don’t qualify for any changes.
If passengers have to make changes in their British Airways Reservations or flight ticket due to extenuating circumstances like a death in a family, medical issue, judicial order, government order, etc., a change fee may be waived off provided that the necessary documents in question are given by the passenger.
The airline allows you to make a same-day change till 1 an hour before departure if you have any emergency or change of plan with a change fee depending on your fare type provided that you haven’t checked in. You just have to be eligible for certain criteria i.e., your old booking and the new booking should have the same route and a same number of stops; same airport for departure and arrival, and that the flight should be of British Airways. And to make this change, it’s best you contact the airline directly since they know best the availability.
Correction on British Airways Reservations
When it comes to name change or correction, British Airways allows minor name correction, for example, spelling correction but the airline doesn’t allow for a total name change. And name correction has to be made at least 14 days before departure, if it’s later than that; you may be charged a penalty to correct a name. Do keep in mind that changes can be made in the way it was booked. For instance, if you booked British Airways Reservations online, changes have to be made online, if you booked through a third party, changes have to be made through that third party, and if you booked with the airline directly, changes have to be made with the airline themselves.
How to Cancel British Airways Booking
Steps to cancel:
You can cancel on the British Airways Official Site, through a third party or the airline itself.
-Log in and go to “My Trip”/”My Booking”
-Select the booking which you wish to cancel from the dropdown
-Press on cancellation
-Reconfirm the cancellation from the pop–up message by clicking on “Yes”
-After your trip is canceled, claim your refund if eligible
If you are eligible for a refund, you will be refunded in 4-6 weeks on the account with which you paid for the British Airways Booking
How to change British Airlines Tickets
Steps to make changes:
-Go to the airline’s British Airways Official Website or app or contact the airline to make changes.
-Click on “Manage Booking” button
-Click on “Review/Modify”
– Enter your confirmation number and your name
-Click on continue
-Click on the given link to go to change
-Make the necessary changes as required
-Cross check your details and click on “continue” to save it
-You will get a confirmation email or SMS of your changes being made
British Airways Cancellation Policy
British Airways allows free cancellation for 24 hours within booking regardless of fare rules, be it refundable or non-refundable.
However, if you cancel after 24 hours after booking, there will be a cancellation penalty charged to you. And if your British Airways Reservations or flight is of refundable type, your remaining value of the booking will be refunded to you after deducting the cancellation fee. However, if your booking is of non-refundable type, your value of the booking will be forfeited and you shall not get a refund. Passenger’s cancellation fee is determined by the fare rule/type and the date of departure. You can check all the rules and term of British Airways Cancellation Policy on the official site.
If the airline delays or cancels your flight for any reason, you will be given an alternative to fly another time and it is up to the traveler to accept or reject that. One can choose to accept compensation instead for the flight he didn’t take.
If passengers have to make cancellations due to extenuating circumstances like death in a family, medical issue, judicial order, government order, etc., change fee may be waived off provided that the necessary documents in question are given by the passenger.
British Airways Baggage Policy
Every passenger is permitted to take-
1 free piece of hand luggage- 56/45/25 cm, 23kg
1 free small personal item- 40/30/15 cm, 23kg
If at all your hand luggage weight and a size bigger than this given maximum measurement, it might be regarded as a checked bag, and therefore, extra charge will be imposed.
Size- 90/75/43 cm
Weight-23 kg to 32 kg depending on your fare type/class
Price-20 GBP to 65 GBP
Any excess bag of 32kg will be charged 65 GBP.
If you have any delayed or missing bags, please report this as soon as possible to the baggage counter at the airport where you land. If you failed to report at the airport, you can report it on British Airways Official Website. You can make a report within 3 days after your arrival. And when you make this report, please make sure to give your correct address since that is where your bag will be delivered to you when found. The airline will do its best to find it as soon as possible and if at all, it cannot be found, you may be compensated.
British Airways Pet Policy
British Airways allows passengers to take pets only in the cabin and cargo transport. And in the cabin, only trained assistance dogs will be allowed so remember this at the time making of your British Airways Reservations to travel. And talking about pets traveling in cargo, they need to be certified by a veterinarian as safe and healthy to travel in flight. And you must ensure that the temperature within the range of the pet is safe. Please be notified that British Airways regard only assistance dogs as service dogs. They do not include emotional support animals.