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:
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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.