Other useful information - British Airways
Special fares and children
Passengers traveling in a large group on a British Airways flight may be eligible for a special fare. There are also a variety of special rates available for children, with children’s rates offered to passengers aged between two and twelve years during the time of travelling. There are also discounts offered on selected short haul routes and some long haul travel destinations, which all depend upon the destination and flight time.
Infants (children under two years old) may travel for 10% of the adult flight fare when sitting on the lap of a parent or guardian. There are also a wide variety of family holiday ideas for you to look at if you have children of different ages.
Children are also able to travel alone on British Airways flights through the Skyflyer Solo service. This comprehensive and trustworthy service allows children aged 5 – 6 to travel on Skyflyer solo, but only on a non-stop direct flight. Between the ages of 6 and 12 they can travel using the scheme and between the ages of 12 and 18 they can either use the service or travel alone.
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There are a comprehensive number of services and facilities available to disabled passengers requiring additional assistance. The airline needs to be notified about any additional assistance required at the time of booking or up to 48 before your flight.
Additional services include on board wheelchairs, facilities for sensory impaired passengers and an allowance of guide dogs, according to the regulations of the airline.
For those who require assistance dogs, your dog can travel free of charge in the cabin; provided they are qualified by a member of an Assistance Dogs International organisation.
For those wishing to travel with their pets, there is a Pet Travel Scheme available. This is provided by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Flying with confidence
A fear of flying can be extremely terrifying and prevents many people from seeing friends and family or just enjoying a nice holiday every year. British Airways understand this, therefore they offer a one day course, run by pilots and crew and supported by a clinical psychologist, to help you prepare for your flight.