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    British Airways SALE to Europe



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    British Airways SALE to Europe

    Post by Admin on Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:56 am

    Looking to visit family or holiday to the UK or head to the christmas markets in Europe and drink some Glühwein! Check out the below deals from British Airways (part of OneWorld - Qantas FF program) :

    From $1,734 Return economy airfares flying British Airways inc Taxes ex SYD, MELB, BRIS, ADL



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    Re: British Airways SALE to Europe

    Post by JAS on Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:46 pm

    Anyone planning to take up the offer or any other with British Airways might want to check if the seat charges announced by BA today will apply. It might not seem like a huge cost at first glance but could soon add up for a family of four or a group travelling together who want to sit together.



    British Airways passengers will have to pay to choose their seats before they travel from October, the airline says.

    The charges will affect those seeking to ensure they sit together on a flight and people with a preference for window, aisle or emergency exit seats.

    Prices range from £10 per person for European economy flights, to £60 for long haul trips in business class.

    Consumer group Which? said it was "disappointing to see British Airways jumping on the bandwagon".

    BA said it would "give customers more control over their seating options". The new charges will come into force on 7 October.

    'Extra charges'

    The airline currently allows passengers to reserve seats in the 24 hours prior to departure.

    The new charge - aimed at passengers wanting to reserve seats earlier than this - will be £20 on long-haul economy or short flights in business class, while a seat in an emergency exit row will cost £50.

    This can be booked between 10 and four days before take-off.

    A BA spokeswoman said: "Customers frequently request specific seats, but in the past we've only been able to confirm them 24 hours in advance or on the day.

    "We know people want to secure them in advance and have real control over their flying experience. This will allow them to do that."

    Rochelle Turner, head of research at Which? Holiday, said travellers had become used to budget airlines charging them for a service that used to be included in the "headline price".

    "We know from our members that people really don't like these extra charges - they'd much rather see a headline price that includes everything," she said.

    "BA is still giving some people the chance to reserve their seat for free in the 24 hours before departure, but if you aren't quick enough off the mark, you could find yourself sitting on the other side of the plane from your family or partner.

    "It's no way to start a holiday."

    The move comes as the airline attempts to bolster its balance sheet after a £401m loss in the last financial year.

    And it follows BA's decision to cut luggage allowances and abolish free meals on short flights.


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    Re: British Airways SALE to Europe

    Post by mrtravel on Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:54 am

    thats crazy, so you dont pre book your seats and you flying from Heathrow to Sydney with BA, your wife and 2 young kids. You go to checkin and each one of you are seperated?!

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