NEWS & OFFERS: BA allows free changes for new red list countries + £300 off holidays & US sale

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Within a couple of hours of this morning’s Government statement around the elimination of quarantine for Britons who are double vaccinated, BA had seen a 96% increase in the number of views on its website as compared to the same day last week. The top destinations being searched included Barbados, Palma, Ibiza, New York, Antigua, Malta and Malaga. As it stands, British Airways flies to more amber and green list countries than any other UK airline, 43 in total.

To coincide with the announcement, British Airways has agreed on further flexibility which means customers travelling until 30th September 2021 to a country which is added to the red list from amber while they are at their destination, will be able to change their flight without any change to the cost of their flight, subject to availability. The move is expected to support Britons when they travel to a country that might be on a Government watchlist to help them get home. With the amber list opening up from 19 July, this really widens the destinations that you can visit without worrying about how to get home if it turns red. 

British Airways Holidays quickly released an offer with up to £300 off for people wanting to book to selected amber list countries. Their offer of a reduced deposit for holidays of £60 per person also remains in place which will also allow customers to wait until three weeks before they travel to make the final payment. This sits alongside the company’s BA Holidays Customer Promise policies which gives customers the flexibility to change bookings at no charge (change in fare may apply).

From 19 July, if you’ve had both COVID-19 vaccinations, you can travel to amber and green list countries without having to quarantine on your return to England and take advantage of saving up to £300 on your BA holiday. BA fly to 43 green and amber countries, that’s more than any other UK airline. 

  • Save £25 with a minimum spend of £500 per booking
  • Save £50 with a minimum spend of £1,000 per booking
  • Save £100 with a minimum spend of £2,500 per booking
  • Save £200 with a minimum spend of £5,000 per booking
  • Save £300 with a minimum spend of £10,000 per booking

Flexible booking is included so you can book now and change later if you need to.

Destinations eligible for a saving are: Albania, Andorra, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Grand Cayman, Greece, Grenada, Jamaica, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Poland, Portugal (including Madeira), Spain (including mainland, Balearics and Canary Islands) St. Lucia and Turks & Caicos and all UK destinations.

Travel must be completed between 19.07.2021 and 30.09.2021 inclusive only.

These offers need to be booked by midnight Tuesday 20 July. You can find the offer page here.


Flights from US sale

For any US readers, there is also a big US sale currently for the UK and Europe. The best deals are on BA holidays rather than flight only. You must book by 14 July. 

Here are some of the best flight deals to London:

  • New York $2057 return
  • Austin $2061 return
  • Boston $2442 return 

BA Holidays to London

  • New York $2399 pp Flights + 5 nights hotel
  • Los Angeles $2498 pp Flights + 5 nights hotel
  • San Francisco $2499 pp Flights + 5 nights hotel

You can find the US sale page here.