British Airways has relaunched its popular ‘Kids fly for free’ offer on selected domestic flights from Heathrow.

The carrier ran the promotion on flights to Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International last summer, and this year the offer also includes services to Inverness and Belfast City.

Up to two kids under the age of 12 can fly for free with each fare-paying adult, on flights between now and November 1.

The promotion is being run in conjunction with Visit Britain, and also sees kids able to stay for free at selected Novotel hotels, and travel free of charge on the Heathrow Express.

Commenting on the offer Sara Dunham, British Airways’ head of marketing, retail and direct said:

“Saving every penny counts when it comes to family holidays so flying kids for free will make it cheaper to fly away for fun and see more of the UK, on a British Airways flight.

“We are delighted to be joining forces with other great travel brands to offer families free child flights and discounted holiday deals.”

As with last year, BA has included a line regarding the potential abuse of this offer in its terms and conditions, as follows:

“British Airways reserves the right to refuse travel, charge an additional fee or cancel the entire booking if offer is abused and the child(ren) do not travel. For the purposes of this paragraph, the offer is abused when it is booked with no intention that the child or children named in the booking shall travel on the flight.”

This clause is presumably to discourage travellers from booking free tickets for children that they have no intention of flying with, in the hope of then having empty seats around them on the aircraft.

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