BA is launching its hand baggage-only fares for additional short-haul flights today! – business travel agents news
11th September 2013
Business travel agents Flightline Travel Management Ltd have learned that British Airways is extending its hand luggage-only fares to include selected short-haul flights from Heathrow airport and London City airport.
BA began trialling the scheme at Gatwick airport in February, before extending the lower fares to all 32 short-haul routes from the airport in March 2013. Today, 11th September 2013, the airline has extended its hand baggage only fare and introduced a suite of new fare types to the following short-haul routes:
- London Heathrow to/from: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris CDG and Paris ORY, Rome, Rotterdam and Stockholm
- London Gatwick to/from: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Rome
- London City to/from: Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stockholm
The existing standard fare continues to be available.
What new fares types are being introduced?
- Hand Baggage Only (HBO) – This is BA’s lowest price for when you want to travel light. According to BA this will save passengers £10 each way on the ticket price. Passengers will be able to book the new tickets from today for travel from 24 September. BA’s hand luggage policy allows customers to take a standard-sized case (56cm x 45cm x 25cm) plus a handbag or a laptop bag.
- Standard – This is BA’s lowest all inclusive price, with everything you would expect when flying with British Airways
- Semi-flex – This fare gives customers additional benefits. So, when your travel plans change at the last minute, then you have now the option to change your flight on the day to an earlier or later flight without incurring a fee or having to pay the difference in ticket price. Passengers with a semi-flex ticket are also able to reserve a seat free two days before travel, rather than 24 hours before departure on a standard ticket.
- Fully-flex – BA’s fully flexible price gives you complete flexibility and control to change when and where you fly.
The new BA fares are available for sale from 11th September for travel from 24th September, and as leading independent business travel agents we anticipate high demand.
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