If you have been thinking about booking a trip with British Airways or have one booked for September 2020 and would like to move it, there is some good news. BA have further expended their policy. Don’t forget BA has a fantastic sale that ends tomorrow if you fancy popping over to Europe to one of the destinations on the government’s “safe” list which means you won’t face quarantine and your insurance should be valid.
Existing bookings – booked before 3 March 2020
If you are due to depart between now and 30 September 2020 (previously 31 August 2020) you can claim a voucher to the value of your booking, valid for travel until 30 April 2022.
Vouchers can be used as payment, or part-payment, for a future booking. Your new trip booked with your voucher must be fully completed by 30 April 2022 (departure and return). You should receive your voucher by email within seven days of your application. I received mine within 10 minutes and I am hearing that from most people now. You still have to call to rebook but that is expected to change soon.
Do not make any changes to your booking itself, fill in the voucher form here. You can do that until check-in closes for your flight.
Bookings made after 3 March and new bookings
For new bookings, there is no change but here is a recap of the current policy
Changing your booking
You can change the dates and destination of your booking without incurring a change fee, although you will need to pay any difference in price. This applies to bookings made from 3 March until 31 August 2020 for journeys that are due to have been completed by 30 April 2021. Change booking Terms and Conditions
Cancelling your booking
If you decide you no longer want to travel, you can cancel your booking and get a voucher to the same value for a future booking. This applies to bookings made from 3 March until 31 August 2020 for journeys that are due to have been completed by 30 April 21.
ba.com had not been updated at the time of writing but I would expect it to happen tomorrow. Before you decide to book or cancel, make sure you understand all the ins and outs of the vouchers.