BA extends semi-flex fare to all short-haul services

14 Oct 2013 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways has rolled out its recently-introduced semi-flex fare across its short-haul network.

The carrier launched a trial of the new fare type on eight routes last month (see news September 11), and has now extended it across all European and domestic routes to and from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.

The semi-flex fare offers the same baggage allowance and food / drink privileges as a standard fare, with added benefits including the waiving of change fees (although the fare difference is not waived) on the day of departure from the same airport to the same destination, and the ability to select a seat for free two days prior to departure.

The news follows the recent extension of BA’s short-haul hand baggage-only fares to include selected flights to and from Heathrow and London City airports last month (see news September 11). This option will now also be further extended to include all 90+ routes on BA’s short-haul network.

Note that while semi-flex fares can be combined on a one-way basis with standard and fully-flex fares, hand baggage-only fares are not combinable with other fare types.

Mark Caswell

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