‘Kids Fly Free’ on BA until 1 November to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Inverness and Belfast

I wrote about this deal back in July but, as it is still running for another six weeks, I thought it was worth a reminder.

British Airways is currently running a bigger and better version of the ‘Kids Fly Free’ offer which it has run in the past.  This is a genuinely good deal with no catches or small print.

Until 1st November, two children under 12 will fly entirely free when accompanied by an adult.

Applicable routes to or from London Heathrow are:

Leeds Bradford




There are genuinely no catches attached to this offer.

Kids Fly Free British Airways

You pay the standard lowest adult fare for your flight as shown on ba.com

The kids (under 12) are entirely free – you don’t even pay taxes

You can book a one-way or return flight

There are no minimum stay requirements, no ‘Saturday night’ rule and no minimum booking period

There are no blackout dates as far as I can tell

You can find full details at ba.com here.

The offer only works for point-to-point trips to or from Heathrow – you won’t find a trip such as Leeds – Heathrow – Berlin gets any cheaper if booked as one ticket.

Remember that children under 16 travel free on Heathrow Express now.  Given that adult tickets can cost less than £6 one-way when booked in advance, this does give the potential for a cheap family break in London.

The ba.com offer also includes a special deal on Novotel hotels but I imagine most Head for Points readers will have some hotel points to spend or a chain-specific promotional target they want to hit.

Note that the terms and conditions specifically state that you will be in trouble if you book two child tickets along with a ticket for yourself – in order to reserve a full row of seats for yourself – and then you turn up at the airport without any kids …..!

Full details are on ba.com here.

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  1. “this does give the potential for a cheap family break in London.”

    Because of course no family living around London could possibly want a break in Leeds, Belfast, Newcastle or Inverness!

    • I asked my two and they didn’t. They wanted to go to Vegas.

    • Well as someone who lives in Surrey but who is originally from Newcastle this deal has worked out great for me for the October half term trip to take the kids to visit their grandparents :)

    • I am in Scarborough in 3 weeks, making my annual pilgrimage to the Premier Inn.

    • Back when domestics were free on RFS to Europe we did have a nice time in Belfast, Leeds and Newcastle for free :)

      I collect banknotes so will head back to NI at some point

      Will go to Inverness on our way to John O’Groats probably but Scotland is best done in June

  2. While the numbers aren’t large, the children also earn Avios and tier points for the booking…

    • yeah but I had to setup BAEC accounts for them and then add them to a family account. Hope that was the right way to do it.

  3. Following from behind says:


    Bit of a novice question but my partner’s company is going to book me a ticket to Hong Kong either BA or Cathy. How do I then link it to my BA account to get the tier points and avios?

    • If on BA you will be able to link it to your account with the booking reference

      Cathay you will be able to do it at checkin without a problem (there may be a manage my booking page on their website?)

  4. killinghall says:

    I booked this a week few weeks ago for October half term – it’s is a decent offer. Got myself, 2 kids& infant on same booking for under £100 rtn to belfast. The Mrs on a RFS so we get a bag to check in as well. BA were kind enough to group our keep our seats together over the two bookings.

    Hotel is the Premier Inn, £80 for two nights. Cheap break :) Hope the weather isn’t too bad!

    • if you are travelling with children (under 12YO) on different bookings, BA will always ‘link’ your bookings (phone them) so that you can all sit together. In theory it’s just 1 adult with the child but in practice their IT system just seats you all together. Might help to check in T-24 in ET. so that plenty of seats are available.

      • This ia one question I had, i didn’t want to pay £9 each to choose our seats so didn’t bother. Just assumed BA wouldn’t seat the kids away from me when we checkin