THE INSIDE TRACK • January 2022

Why book with British Airways Holidays?

Say sayonara to hours spent scouring the web for the best holiday deal. With British Airways Holidays you can find flights, accommodation and car hire all in one place – and reap a ton of benefits in the process. Here are some reasons to get booking...

Toast to the best deal

It’s a fact: booking with British Airways Holidays gives you the best deal possible, saving you both money and time, as it allows you to select your flight, hotel and car hire all in one place. Plus, to make it as convenient and hassle-free as possible, we do all the calculations for you and include checked baggage on every booking – no matter where you’re taking off to. Dreamy.


Change your plans if you need to

To truly enjoy that well-earned escape, booking it stress-free is key, which is why, if youre travelling before 31 August 2022 with British Airways Holidays, you can cancel your trip for voucher credit or change fee-free up to 28 days before you travel – you’ll just need to cover any fare differences. So if you change your mind about where to go or when – or the world changes it for you – you won’t lose out.

Bag bonus Tier Points

In case you didn’t know: Tier Points equal perks – think luggage allowances, free seat selection, priority check-in and more – so collecting them is crucial to a truly luxurious getaway. Thankfully, if you book a British Airways Holidays package to travel before 31 October 2022, you can nab double Tier Points on the flights in that package, meaning your next trip could reap you great rewards.

Book now, pay later

Keen to secure that long-awaited beach break but don’t have the funds just now? With British Airways Holidays, that’s no problem. You can confirm your booking from just £60 per person up front, and then pay off the remaining balance in instalments – or in one go – whenever is convenient to you, up until four weeks before you travel for short haul or seven weeks for long haul. There’s no excuse to let that dream escape slip through the net.


Avios, Avios, Avios

A very important reason, indeed: you’ll collect extra Avios on every component of the British Airways Holidays experience. Up for grabs is a bonus 1 Avios for every £1 spent on your flight and hotel package, your flight and car hire booking, or your hotel, car hire and sightseeing experiences when booked on their own or added onto a flight booking.

Sleep soundly with carefully selected properties

As one of the UK’s largest holiday companies, British Airways Holidays has a wealth of accommodation options to choose from, but with great choice comes great responsibility and the focus is on quality rather than quantity. You can rest assured that we carefully select accommodation for consistent high standards of cleanliness, service and accommodation, meaning you’re guaranteed top-notch digs.

Feel the ATOL protection

Though we don’t always like to think about it, sometimes even the best-laid plans can go awry. Luckily, if you book a flight and hotel or car hire package with British Airways Holidays your booking is ATOL protected, so you won't be stranded abroad and your money is completely safe. Plus, if your holiday cant be fulfilled, you’ll get a full refund within 14 days, giving complete peace of mind.


Enjoy sparkling clean standards

High hygiene levels have never been more important, which is why your journey – from airport check-in to airplane exit – has been enhanced. We’re talking safe distance markers, sanitising stations and complimentary hand wipes throughout, and that’s just the start. What’s more, all British Airways Holidays accommodation partners are committed to enhanced health and safety procedures in line with WHO guidance, so your trip is safer and cleaner than ever.

Be clued in on animal welfare

A partnership with the Born Free Foundation makes it easy for travellers to identify a hotel’s animal welfare policy before booking. Plus, British Airways Holidays promises to never promote hotels that keep wild animals in captivity, labelling those that do and encouraging those properties to end the practice. Tickets to zoos, animal rides or interactions will never be offered – instead responsible wildlife practices are promoted.


Rest easy with an all-hours helpline

So you’ve got ATOL protection, fee-free changes and you’re racking up the Tier Points – what more could you want? An emergency holiday helpline, that’s what. You guessed it: all bookings with British Airways Holidays come complete with a 24-hour helpline so, if your plans change or the unexpected happens, we’ll be there when you need us.

Illustrations for The Club by Edu Fuentes

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