One of the most curious aspects of air travel is flight change. Sometimes, you may finish your business earlier than you had anticipated and all you want to do is get home as early as possible and relax. Therefore, the only thing that is on your mind is how you are going to change your flight.
Many airlines allow for this option, but it usually attracts two fees; the fare difference fee since the airfare is usually high when it is close to your travel day or an hour and the admiration fee that you need to pay for wanting to change your flight.
British Airways is one of the leading airlines in Europe, and it allows its passengers to change their flights. So, how do you change your British Airways flight and how much will you pay in terms of fees. Read on to find out everything that you need to know.
Changing your flight with British Airways is as simple as contacting the airline via phone or online. British Airways usually logs every flight booking into its online flight management system referred to as the "Manage My Booking" portal. To change your flight, the first thing that you need to do is find your printed ticket or confirmation email and note down your booking reference number.
Once you have done this, proceed and log into your account and head to "Manage My Booking" page. The page may take a few seconds to load. Enter your correct booking reference number there and the last name on your ticket to start making changes to your flight booking.
One of the biggest advantages of British Airways is that they do not charge a fee for all flights changed online, but you must pay the difference in the cost of airfare. If you are unable to make changes online, feel free to call British Airways, and someone will help you make the changes, but you will pay an extra fee for it.
Before you start thinking about changing your flight with British Airways, make sure that you take some time to read and understand the company's cancellation policy. The policy states that if you realize that you made mistakes while booking air ticket after you have already paid for it, you can cancel your flight reservation within 24 hours and get a full refund.
This will always be the case as long as your travel is at least one week from the date of your booking. You can request the 24-hour deadline to be extended if the company's call center was closed when you first called.
To avoid paying the cancellation fee, you can note down the conditions under which you are allowed to make amendments to your flight for free and see if any of them favors you. For instance, you can call the call center and request a customer service agent to help you alter your air ticket.
If the customer service agent chooses to make the changes online, you will not be charged an extra fee. The company's flight change and cancellation policy put them ahead of the competition.
If you are unable to change your British Airways flight within 24 hours, the administration fee that you will be charged will depend on a wide range of factors such as how flexible your air ticket is, the country you are in, and the date of your preferred flight. Be sure to go through the company's policy and understand it before you start the process of changing your flight.