(25 Feb 2021)
British Airways has launched two new fare brands for
its trade customers.
The Select and Select Pro fares are available,
exclusively for agents, via GDS and NDC.
They fares are both refundable which will give customers the flexibility to
cancel a flight and claim a full or partial refund should their
travel plans change. There will also be no change fee payable for
Select and Select Pro bookings.
The fares will sit alongside the current
Basic, Standard/Plus and Fully Flexible fares, and will enhance
the suite of fare options available to suit the different budgets
and flexibility needs of customers.
In the UK, Select fares will
be available on short-haul routes and long-haul routes, and Select
Pro available on long-haul routes.
These new fare products
will also be available to book through British Airways’ Atlantic
Joint Business partners American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair.
Mark Muren, Head of Global Sales at British Airways, said, “We
have launched these fares in response to the challenging
environment we find ourselves in. We recognise that our trade
partners want flexibility when they book with us, and we hope that
today’s launch gives them even more options to achieve this, with
the choice to refund a ticket should their customers’ plans
Fares will cost from £50 extra on a short-haul
return ticket and from £100 extra on a long-haul return ticket, compared with Standard/Plus fares. The refund fee for Select
products is similar.
British Airways’ book with
confidence commitment for free changes or the ability to take a
voucher will continue to apply to all Basic, Standard/Plus, Fully
Flexible, Select and Select Pro bookings. As always, if a flight
is cancelled the customer is entitled to a full refund.
The table below shows the differences
between each available fare brand:
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