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  • megoi 25 posts

    Hi All,

    Does anyone know if it is possible to book children / young adults (11 + 13 year old) without an adult on the same booking using Avios over the phone?

    I would book myself on a cash ticket as there are only 2 avios seats available each way.

    Many thanks

    NorthernLass 8,480 posts

    You can’t combine cash and avios bookings, and you also can’t make a standalone booking for a child under 14, so you may be struggling with this combination of passengers and available seats.

    JDB 4,849 posts

    @megol – yes, BA will allow this but, as you suggest, it needs to be done over the telephone. It’s quite a common scenario for children to have separate bookings as maybe a different parent or a grandparent travels with the children on the outbound vs the return. It will be on two separate bookings (and it doesn’t matter than one is cash and the other Avios) that BA will link and the children won’t be able to check-in without you.

    megoi 25 posts

    Many thanks @JDB and @NorthernLass

    When I tried to make the avios booking for my 2 kids online, it asked me to phone to book.

    I will give them a call. Linking to my cash booking is ideal.

    SteveJ 1,017 posts

    Does the maths work to book it this way? At face value I would’ve thought it cheaper for the Adult to be on the Avios booking and the child on the cash booking?

    ClubSmed 204 posts

    Does the maths work to book it this way? At face value I would’ve thought it cheaper for the Adult to be on the Avios booking and the child on the cash booking?

    Depends if the adult needs the tier points or not…

    megoi 25 posts

    @ClubSmed – that is exactly it. Only 2 seats left each way and I would rather have the TPs than give them to my kids!!

    megoi 25 posts

    @JDB – many thanks. Successfully booked over the phone and bookings linked.


    @SteveJ
    – why would a cash ticket be cheaper for a kid. Lower taxes?

    Froggee 1,006 posts

    Children pay 75% of the fare (excluding fees/taxes).

    This can be quite a chunk on hefty fares.

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