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‘Kids Fly Free’ on BA to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Inverness, Belfast and Billund

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British Airways has launched 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.

From 1st June to 31st October, two children under 12 will fly entirely free when accompanied by an adult.

Applicable routes to or from London Heathrow are:

Leeds Bradford

Newcastle

Edinburgh

Inverness

Belfast

Billund (in Denmark, home of Legoland!)

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

Two children can travel per adult

You can book a one-way or return flight

There are no minimum stay requirements, no ‘Saturday night’ rule and no minimum booking period although there is a comment that “Blackout periods apply on some destinations”

You can find full details at ba.com here.

If you are travelling on this offer, BA has also arranged a ‘kids eat free’ deal at Giraffe in Heathrow Terminal 5 – see the small print on ba.com for details.

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.

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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Comments (60)

  • Nick says:

    I imagine that this offer required the respective airports to waive their passenger charges for the kids too (as well as BA waiving the fare and the government – for U.K. flights – having already cancelled APD). For this reason I imagine GLA and MAN simply declined to participate, rather than (for once) BA simply being stingy.

  • Ruth4325 says:

    Managed to book edi-lhr return outbound 22 July and inbound 23 July. Paid for two adults and the two kids were free. No problem with availability. Booking shows everyone getting 15 tier points.