Eligible Executive Club Members travelling on Basic fares will soon be able to pre-reserve their seat at no extra charge

BA News • June 2017

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Children under 12 fly free this summer on selected UK and European routes; New York JFK prepares for a new look, plus more perks for Executive Club Members

Doing it for the kids
Summer just got more affordable for families. For a limited time, kids under 12 can fly free on journeys between London Heathrow and Edinburgh, Inverness, Belfast, Leeds, Newcastle and Billund in Denmark. The offer is valid for up to two children per booking and children must be accompanied by at least one adult.  Offer valid on bookings made by 1 October 2017, for travel until 31 October 2017. To book and find out more, visit ba.com/kids-fly-free

A new look for New York
British Airways has announced a plan to invest £52m in modernising New York JFK Terminal 7 for its customers in 2018. Premium upgrades will include a new lounge, a makeover to The Concorde Room, and an enhanced, premium check-in zone and fast-track security lane, which will draw inspiration from Heathrow’s The First Wing. Meanwhile, customers travelling in all cabins will be treated to a new foodie experience that will take inspiration from New York’s diverse food scene.

Maternity and paternity perks
Executive Club Members who may be travelling less during their maternity, paternity or adoption leave can now apply to put their account on hold, protecting their hard-earned Executive Club Bronze, Silver or Gold status. What’s more, if you’re eligible for the above, British Airways will also gift the newest addition to your family with 1,000 Avios when they are enrolled into a Household Account. Find out more at ba.com

Pick your seat
From 14 June 2017, Bronze, Silver and Gold Executive Club Members will be able to pre-reserve their seat when travelling on Basic (Hand Baggage Only) fares. If you have already paid to allocate a seat and are due to travel from the 14 June, you may be eligible to receive a refund on the cost of that seat reservation. Find out more at ba.com

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