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Fly with confidence with our updated safety procedures and enjoy a family day out with Kidzania


01/10/2020

Masked up

If you’re travelling with British Airways, you’re required to wear a face mask throughout your journey, to ensure the wellbeing of your fellow travellers and British Airways colleagues. As a guide, a face mask could last up to four hours, so please make sure you bring enough for the duration of your trip. 

If you meet the UK government’s exemption requirements you may be asked by British Airways colleagues about your exemption and could be asked to present supporting documentation. 

You will be asked to remove your face mask for any passport checks, but you’ll be advised when to do so by British Airways colleagues.

Once on board, you’re allowed to remove your face mask for a reasonable time to enable you to eat or drink. However, when you’re not consuming food or drink, your face mask must be placed back on and must cover your nose and mouth at all times.

You should ensure that you check individual entry requirements and rules on face coverings at your arrival destination, as this may vary by country.

Please visit our looking forward to welcoming you back on board for more questions and answers about your journey.

Close-up of man in airplane seat wearing a blue face mask

Rest assured

There’s nothing better than enjoying the anticipation of an exciting escape in comfort, surrounded by delicious food, free Wi-Fi and perhaps a spa treatment or two. Now everyone can enjoy that experience thanks to British Airways and Lounge Pass, which have teamed up to offer airport travellers access to more than 600 non-British Airways lounges in 350 airports worldwide. The ultimate airport lounge experience can be enjoyed from just £13.50 per person. Pre-booking is advisable and available up to 15 months in advance. Executive Club members can earn 5 Avios per £1/€1/$1 when booking on the British Airways Lounge Pass website.

KidZania returns

KidZania London, an immersive 'city' run by children, opens its doors again on 1 October and features a refreshed British Airways Aviation Academy. Children from four to 14 can try their hand at piloting a plane, presenting the news or even becoming a vet at this career-minded, educational attraction. To celebrate the reopening, parents have the opportunity to win a free family ticket, while key workers can enjoy free entry on the opening weekend. Executive Club Members can also save 15 per cent on the standard ticket price. Visit The Club magazine for more information.

Find out more about KidZania

Read all about it

Flying is a great time to sit back, relax and get stuck into a good read, so don’t forget that, as a British Airways customer, you have access to more than 7,000 digital publications. From GQ and the Guardian to Forbes and Bloomberg Business Week, there’s enough reading material to absorb you even on the longest of long-haul flights. You will receive a link to PressReader in your pre-departure email 24 hours before your outbound flight. This will give you access to browse and download as many titles as you like for up to three days. Anything that you download is yours to keep, even after your access period expires. Find out more on our Entertainment page.

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