I’ve managed to get my hands on the details of the changes to British Airways domestic flights. As was first flagged in a BA investor presentation last year, domestic flights are going to be split into a two cabin service.
This is what is going to happen.
The launch date for Club Europe and Euro Traveller on domestic flights is 1st April.
This is what is going to happen to your existing bookings:
Is your current flight booked in classes B, H, K, M, L, V, N, Q O, S, G or X?
You will be seated in Euro Traveller.
Nothing else changes although you will lose any seat allocation you currently have at the front of the aircraft. If you paid for a seat reservation, you can either ask for a refund or move to a reserved seat elsewhere.
Food and drink will remain ‘buy on board’ except for services from London City which will retain free catering for a few more months.
You will receive the same Avios and tier points as you were originally due.
Is your current flight booked in classes C, D, J, Y, R, I or U?
You will be seated in Club Europe.
You will gain access to the standard Club Europe benefits which were not previously part of your ticket – unless you had a Business UK ticket, in which case you would have already got lounge access, fast track security and priority boarding.
These benefits include – where available – 2 x 32kg checked bags, dedicated check-in, priority boarding, fast track security, lounge access, a blocked middle seat and free food and drink.
If you paid for a seat reservation, you can either ask for a refund or move to a reserved seat elsewhere. If you paid for an extra baggage allowance, this will be refunded.
The tier point situation is not yet fully clear. I will let you know if I get clarification.
There is obviously more to come on this, but we now know the main facts.