British Airways has today, Wednesday 9th March 2016, made some changes to its European ‘fare families’. However, there is an important distinction to be made firstly, between choosing an HBO (hand-baggage only) fare and a fare including checked luggage.
For regular business travellers, fares including checked baggage, whilst ever so slightly more expensive, offer far more flexibility and benefits than HBO fares; definitely a case here of being penny wise and Pound foolish.
European fares including checked baggage now offer free advance seat assignment 48 hours prior to a flight’s departure, and should you wish to change your return flight at anytime, for example, BA have now waived their standard £60 change fee; although a difference in the air fare may still apply.
All in all, some great changes which will benefit business travellers greatly.