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‘Kids Fly Free’ on British Airways to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast and Glasgow

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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.  Free means free.

From 1st June to 5th November, up to two children under 12 will fly entirely free when accompanied by an adult.

Applicable routes to or from London Heathrow are:

Leeds Bradford






Inverness and Billund are NOT included this year.

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

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 and no ‘Saturday night’ rule

There IS a deadline for booking, which is 13th May

You can find full details at 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.

There are also a number of restaurants at Heathrow offering ‘kids eat free’ during school holiday weeks.  Details are here on the Heathrow Airport site.

Full details are on here.

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Comments (22)

  • Mr(s) Entitled says:

    Fair play to BA, this is a really good offer.

    Living near MAN, and with no great desire to go to London, I won’t be taking part but plenty of places on the list do interest me. If in London I’d happily book multiple trips with the kids to visit Belfast, Edinburgh, or Glasgow for cheap fun weekends away.

    I’ll focus on the silver lining for others rather than the cloud for myself. Life is better that way.

  • shd says:

    Do kids earn TPs or Avios on their free ticket?

    • Chris R says:

      Yes, they do ! I’ve booked a GLA – LHR return which earns a whole 375 Avios and 15TP for all pax, children included.