Written on 11th April 2018

British Airways releases pricing for Hand Baggage Only fares

British Airways has released details about its new Hand Baggage Only(HBO) transatlantic fares.

The new fares called ‘Basic’ fares are HBO and were announced last month. The update today is over the pricing, which the airline says is up to £60 less than the standard fare and also the fact that they are available not only on transatlantic routes but other destinations as well.

The airline says that these new fares will start from £143 each way, based on a return fare, and are available today on flights from London to Austin, Boston, Delhi, Denver, Dubai, Hong Kong, Oakland, Philadelphia, Punta Cana and Singapore.

British Airways is launching the 'Basic' fares in conjunction with its transatlantic joint business partner airlines, American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia.

Fares quoted start from:

  • London to Dubai from £143,
  • Boston from £175,
  • Oakland from £185,
  • Denver from £191,
  • Delhi from £210,
  • Hong Kong from £228,
  • Singapore from £230,
  • Philadelphia from £234,
  • Punta Cana from £240
  • Austin from £246.

All prices are each way, based on a return fare.

The new ‘Basic’ fare includes in-flight meals, two-piece hand baggage allowance and allow the use of Avios as part payment. The hand baggage allowance is one handbag/laptop bag (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 40 x 30 x 15cm / 16 x 12 x 6in) plus one additional cabin bag (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 56 x 45 x 25cm / 22 x 18 x 10in).

Customers will have their seat allocated for them by British Airways at check-in or can pay for seat selection. British Airways says it will try to seat families together several days ahead of travel, however they may be split across aisles or rows. Children under 12 will always be seated with an adult on the same booking.

Executive Club Members can still collect Avios and Tier Points on their bookings.

Source: britishairways.com