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An exclusive airport offer for summer holidays, plus BA’s new interactive planning tool and the mobile health passport


01/08/2021

British Airways Holidays’ exclusive airport offer for summer breaks

Travellers can get their holidays off to a luxurious start as British Airways Holidays launches an exclusive offer for customers booking summer packages. Featuring complimentary airport experiences at London Heathrow Terminal 5, the offer includes premium check-in, fast-track security, access to British Airways Galleries Club Lounge and priority boarding. Applies to holidays with departure dates between 9 June and 30 September 2021, for those travelling in Euro Traveller, World Traveller or World Traveller Plus (economy and premium economy) as part of a Flight + Hotel or Car holiday package. To find out more, click here.

Planning trips made easier with BA’s new heatmap tool

British Airways customers can now stay up to date with the latest government restrictions, entry requirements and Covid-19 status for destinations around the world via an interactive planning tool.

Pooling information from more than 100 countries and millions of data points – and having undergone extensive testing by BA’s joint business partner American Airlines – the site holds up-to-the-minute information about the state of Covid-19 in each destination, as well as information about re-entering the UK. Users can filter countries by traffic light colour or search specific destinations, enabling a quick and easy understanding of their options for each location.

Users can also use BA’s online Covid hub to find out more information on flexible bookings, vouchers and testing.

British Airways simplifies travel with mobile health passport

British Airways is the first airline in the UK to trial VeriFLY – a mobile travel health passport that allows customers to certify Covid-19 test certificates and entry requirements of their destination before they travel. The trial of the app began in February on British Airways’ transatlantic routes between London and the US and, following its success, later expanded to include all inbound international flights from the UK. Designed to offer peace of mind, passengers who download the VeriFLY app to their mobile device can upload their Covid-19 test results and any required travel documentation before arriving at the airport. Use of the app is optional, and travellers are still able to bring their documents to check-in as normal. To find out more, click here