You Can Now Mix British Airways Basic and Plus Fares In A Single Booking

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A few weeks ago I speculated that a note that British Airways sent out to travel industry professionals indicated that flyers would soon be able to mix Basic Economy and regular Economy fares (Plus fares) in the same reservation.

Sure enough it now looks as if this is possible as the BA website flight searches now look slightly different.

When searching for flights between London and Rome this is what the search results now look like:

a screenshot of a flight schedule

In the past the Basic fares and Plus fares were separated like this:

a screenshot of a flight schedule

Now, if you want to see the difference between the Basic and Plus fare you have to actually select a flight at which point the fares are revealed:

a screenshot of a flight schedule

And now you can select a Basic Fare on the outbound (as I have done above) and select a Plus fare for the inbound (as shown below):

a screenshot of a flight schedule

When you check on the baggage allowances you’ll find that there’s no checked baggage allowed on the way out while there’s a single bag allowance on the return:

a screen shot of a computer screen

The usefulness of combining Basic and Plus fares is probably restricted to only a few situations but it’s still a good option to have…especially now that BA is introducing Basic fares to long-haul.

Follow this link to my post explaining why I think this is a useful change that BA is making.


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