This is, if you look at it logically, a slightly crazy offer. British Airways is giving FREE SEATS for children with pretty much no restrictions, an offer which could cost it dearly if there is a strong take up.
Until November 1st, kids fly free when an adult buys a ticket between Leeds Bradford and Heathrow or Newcastle and Heathrow.
Up to THREE children can fly for free when an adult buys a ticket! A child is anyone aged between 2 and 11.
The only ‘catch’ is that your booking must be a point-to-point flight and cannot connect to another flight on the same ticket. Nothing stops you booking an onward flight separately.
This is a bit silly, to be honest. For a Saturday in October I checked, a one-way ticket for one adult and three children to Leeds Bradford costs £58. For four people. That is £14.50 each!
There appear to be no restrictions on the offer. You pick a date, one way or return, book the cheapest possible ticket, and you won’t be charged for your children. It is not clear if the free tickets for your children earn Avios points or not, although you would need a Household Account to claim them anyway.
If you were very sneaky, an adult travelling solo could book two seats for children who later no-show and get himself two empty adjacent seats ….
Full details of the offer, including the terms and conditions, can be found on this special page at ba.com.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)