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‘Kids Fly Free’ on British Airways is back, inc Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen ….

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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:

Kids Fly Free British Airways

Leeds Bradford

Newcastle

Edinburgh

Aberdeen

Belfast

Glasgow

Inverness and Billund are NOT included this year.

There are genuinely no catches attached to this offer.

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 and no ‘Saturday night’ rule

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

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.

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 ba.com here.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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.)

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.

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