British Airways announces that through September 2020, it will be extending its flexible booking policy. However, this policy will help the Brits to change flights for free.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic holidaymakers are not sure about their travel plans. And want to make changes in their bookings.
Passenger can now change their flight schedule for free of cost under the Book with Confidence policy. This means if a traveler books and later decides to change the travel plan. They can amend their flight or holiday for free.
The airline is also offering passengers the option to cancel their booking. But it will not be giving back the cash refund. Instead, they will receive vouchers that they can use at a later date.
Extending the Offer
The good news for travelers is that the airline is extending the policy through to 31 August 2021. This means that if a person books a holiday for next year and changes its plan of not going, they can change for free.
However, it is advisable to holidaymakers whenever they decide to travel they must check the new FCO policy and advise for the selected destination. These updated policies are available on their website.
Along with the flexible booking policy, British Airways is also offering a few other changes to help make life a little easier for holidaymakers.
Such as, customers can book British Airways Holidays with deposits from £75pp. And now they have changed the final payment date to be until three weeks before travel. To give customers a wider window.
Andrew Brem, British Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said, “We know how hard people work. And how much they look forward to their holidays, so we want to give them the confidence to book, safe in the knowledge they can change their booking should they choose to.”
“Anyone booking this September who plans to travel all the way up to the end of August 2021, can now take advantage of amazing deals and be reassured their precious holidays are well protected.”
The Pandemic Effect
Because of the pandemic, the airline is struggling to cut costs to survive the crisis. As travel is down and it is not sure when it will return to the same as 2019.
The airline cut almost 12,000 jobs this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, this has been a major long-lasting shock for the airline. The airline had to ground most of the flights for months due to low travel demand.
As a result, British Airways announced that it was holding consultations to cut 12,000 jobs, leading MPs to brand it a “national disgrace”.