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2 Adults, 1 Room


2 Adults, 1 Room


1 Adult

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Why BA?

Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

  • Free seats selection 24hrs in advance*
  • Inclusive 23kg checked baggage allowance*
  • Airport, online or mobile check-in
  • Free onboard food and bar service

*Except on hand baggage only fares

#BestSummerEver Instagram competition


Entries to the #BestSummerEver Instagram competition have now closed.  A big thanks to everybody who entered with some amazing shots of what you got up to this summer.

Congratulations to @chaiwalla whose entry (pictured) won the main prize of a pair of tickets to a sunshine destination of his choice on the BA network. His entry was picked from nearly 4,700 entries on Instagram and was shortlisted by the art director and picture editor for British Airways' in flight magazine – High Life – and then selected as the winning image by professional photographer Julian Broad, who has shot for High Life, British, German, Japanese and American Vogue, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, among others, and fellow professional photographer Ben McMahon, who has shot for British Vogue, AnOther Magazine, Esquire, Port Magazine, Mr Porter, among others.

Julian said: "We thought the winner's picture was excellent - in the spirit of Winogrand, had a lovely feeling of escape and fun. Just what a holiday should be."

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*Terms and Conditions

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  1. This competition is only open to eligible participants (“Eligible Participants”, or in the singular, an “Eligible Participant”). An Eligible Participant is a person aged 18 years or over, is not an employee of British Airways (“BA”) or its affiliates, or their family members, and where photographs of minors are being submitted to the competition, is the parent or legal guardian of the minors. BA reserves the right to verify the eligibility of Eligible Participants. By taking part in this competition, Eligible Participants confirm that they unconditionally accept the terms and conditions set out below (“Terms and Conditions”).
  2. To be counted as an Eligible Participant, an entrant to the competition:
    1. must provide contact details (in the form of an Instagram handle) (“Contact Details”);
    2. must, in order to enter the competition, submit onto Instagram with the hashtag “#BestSummerEver” and tagging “@British_Airways”, one or more photos taken by them and of their choosing, which they feel best captures their summer and summer holidays; and
    3. must make the submission specified in clause 2(b) above between 0900 Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) 19 May 2014 and 12 midnight GMT 15 September 2014 (“Competition Period”) this will automatically submit entry to the draws.
  3. No entries outside the Competition Period will be accepted.
  4. No purchase is necessary. A purchase will not improve your chance of winning.
  5. No third party entries are permitted.
  6. The following prizes are available: 1 pair of return economy class tickets (1 ticket each for the winner and a companion) to one of the following destinations of their choosing:  Rio de Janeiro, Cancun, Antigua, Miami, London, Marrakech, Dubai, Bangkok, Cape Town or the Maldives (“Prize Flights”), 3 pairs of standard access tickets for the Isle of Wight 2014 Festival (“Festival Tickets”), and 14 pairs of Rooftop Film Club tickets redeemable at screenings held on either a Thursday night at the Bussey Building, Peckham Rye, or a Sunday evening  at the Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch (“Cinema Tickets”) (together, “Prizes”). 
  7. Eligible Participants should note that the Prize Flights are available to be won by all Eligible Participants, however, as the Cinema Tickets and the Festival Tickets are only redeemable within the UK, the Cinema Tickets and Festival Tickets are only available to be won by those Eligible Participants whose permanent place of residence is within the UK.
  8. The winners from those Eligible Participants (“Winners”, or in the singular, a “Winner”) will be selected by British Airways in accordance with the following rules:
    1. the Winner of the Prize Flights (“Prize Flights Winner”) will be selected on or around 30th September 2014, and this Winner will be the Eligible Participant who submitted the photograph that best captures the essence of the hashtag “BestSummerEver” as judged by a panel of independent judges;
    2. subject to Clause 7 above, the Winners of one pair each of the Festival Tickets will be selected on 23 May 2014, 30 May 2014 and 6 June 2014 (together, “Draw Dates”, or in the singular, a “Draw Date”), with the winning photo chosen for each Draw Date representing the photo that has been submitted during the previous 7 days prior to the corresponding Draw Date, and has achieved the most “likes” by the point in time at which the selection is made on the  corresponding Draw Date; and
    3. subject to Clause 7 above, the Winners of one pair each of the Cinema Tickets will be selected on the following dates:
      i.      13, 20 and 27 June 2014;
      ii.      4, 11, 18 and 25 July 2014;
      iii.      1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August 2014; and
      iv.      5 and 12 September 201
      (together, “Cinema Tickets Draw Date”), with the winning photo chosen for each Cinema Tickets Draw Date representing the photo that has been submitted during the previous 7 days prior to the corresponding Cinema Tickets Draw Date, and has achieved the most “likes” by the point in time at which the selection is made on that corresponding Cinema Tickets Draw Date.
  9. Once the Winners have been chosen, the Contact Details will be used to contact the Winners via Instagram. Each Winner will then have seven working days from when BA sends out the Instagram message, by which to confirm their acceptance of their prize (“Claim Period”). Each Winner must confirm their acceptance of their prize in writing within the Claim Period to Simon Bennett, British Airways PLC, HAB2, PO Box 365, Waterside, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UB7 0GB, United Kingdom.
  10.  If any Winner does not claim the prize within the Claim Period, or the prize is declined by any Winner, supplementary winners may be drawn from the remaining Eligible Participants’ entries at BA's discretion, and these winners will be sent the relevant notification. In the event BA cannot locate any potential winners, the prizes may go unawarded.

    PRIZE FLIGHTS (clauses 11 - 21)

  11. These terms and conditions apply to both the Prize Flights Winner and the Prize Flights Winner’s travel companion (“Travel Companion”). 

  12. The Prize Flights are valid for travel from 01 October 2014 to 15 December 2014 and 07 January 2015 to 30 April 2015, and is subject to availability at time of booking. All travel must be complete by 30 April 2015. BA reserves the right to limit the number of prize seats available on any flight. It is possible that there may be no prize travel seats, even though other seats are still available in the same cabin. BA does not accept any responsibility in the event that the Prize Flights Winner is unable to book their preferred flight(s).

  13. All tickets must be redeemed at the same time and cannot be split.  Tickets must be used on the same journey, on the same day and the same flights.

  14. Where available, the Prize Flights tickets will be issued as e-tickets.  All transportation taxes, fees and charges are included.  Tickets cannot be upgraded, transferred, sold or exchanged.

  15. Flights are subject to availability and capacity control and can be booked up to 6 weeks in advance of the date of travel.  BA reserves the right to limit the number of prize travel seats available on any flight.  It is possible that there will be no prize travel seats allocated on a particular service or the flight may be fully booked for prize travel seats, even though other seats are still available in the same cabin.  BA does not accept any responsibility in the event that the Prize Flights Winner and the Travel Companion are unable to book their preferred flight(s).

  16. The Prize Flights Winner may only book flights from BA operated mainline flights. The starting point must be on the BA operated mainline network and no stop-overs are permitted if more than one flight is  required to reach the Prize Flights Winner’s and Travel Companion’s chosen destination. Travel on BA franchise, code-share and alliance airlines, domestic connections, transfers and other add-ons are not included.  Once booked, no changes can be made to tickets.

  17. The Prize Flights Winner and the Travel Companion are responsible for supplying valid passports and visas and obtaining inoculations that may be required to visit the destination that is their prize.  BA recommends that all passengers consider travel and medical insurance prior to commencing any flight.

  18. Any other incidental expenses relating to the Prize Flights are not included in the above prize and must be paid for by the Prize Flights Winner and/or the Travel Companion. For the avoidance of doubt, BA will have no liability in relation to travel costs associated with travelling to or from the airports.   In addition, the Prize Flights Winner and/or the Travel Companion are responsible for any income or use tax assessed in connection with the Prize Flights.

  19. Prize Flights tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other BA (or jointly promoted) discount, discount coupon(s) or voucher(s), promotion(s), special offer(s), bonus, awards or certificates.

  20. All BA and third party terms and conditions relating to the Prize Flights apply.

  21. Save for the availability of cash refunds for off-loading or cancelled flights, the BA General Conditions of Carriage will apply to the Prize Flights.

    General Provisions  (clauses 22 - 41)

  22. BA accepts no responsibility for damage or loss resulting from misdirected or incomplete entries arising from the Eligible Participant’s error, computer malfunction, viruses, bugs or telephone malfunction or other such causes.

  23. BA does not accept any responsibility in the event that the Winners are unable to claim their respective prizes within the Claim Period.

  24. The Prizes are non-changeable and non-transferable.

  25. No cash or credit alternatives are offered for the Prizes. 

  26. BA reserves the right to provide substitute prizes of a similar value, should any of the Prizes become unavailable for any reasons beyond its control.

  27. BA is in no way liable for the reproduction or indirect access via third party web sites or home page access or where any reproduction of the information relating to this competition misstates or omits any of the information or terms and conditions connected with the competition.

  28. Personal data will be taken where necessary from all entries received but shall be limited to those details reasonably necessary for the administration of the competition.

  29. By entering the competition you assign to BA the complete copyright and all other rights in or to any photograph or the content contained within any entry, which shall be for the full period of copyright.  In addition, upon request you will provide BA a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such photograph or make use of the content contained within any entry in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other materials, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes.  If requested, the entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for BA or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights the entrant is granting, to use the entry or the content contained therein.

  30. Where imposing such condition is legal, participation in the competition constitutes each Winner’s consent to BA’s and its agents’ use of  each Winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state, for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration and each Winner confirms that he/she will obtain from any Travel Companion whom they invite, permission for the promoters to use the Travel Companion’s name and likeness, for advertising and future promotional purposes without additional compensation.

  31. Information collected from Eligible Participants and where applicable, their Travel Companions, shall be subject to BA’s Privacy Policy:

  32. Each Winner’s name can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope, between 01 October 2014 and 31 October 2014, to Simon Bennett, Retail Marketing, British Airways Plc, Waterside (HAB2), PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB.

  33. BA’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. BA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or amend without notice the terms of this promotion and any tickets issued in the event of major catastrophe, war, strike, earthquake or any actual or anticipated or alleged breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other circumstance beyond BA's control.

  34. BA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify or terminate any prize won by any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition, or to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions or any promotion related to the competition in BA’s sole discretion, in an inappropriate, offensive or disruptive manner.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the competition may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, BA reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  35. BA’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

  36. Except as otherwise expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, BA and its affiliates shall not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of their respective obligations that are caused by events outside of their reasonable control. BA’s total liability for all claims arising out of or in connection with the entry to the competition by the Eligible Participants shall be limited to the value of the prize won by the Eligible Participant. BA and its affiliates shall not be liable under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions or otherwise in relation to the event for any special, indirect or consequential losses incurred by an Eligible Participant or their companions in any way. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall operate to exclude or limit BA’s or its affiliates’ liability for death or personal injury resulting from BA’s or its affiliates’ negligence, for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for any other liability which may not be excluded or limited by law.

  37. These Terms and Conditions apply to every Eligible Participant entering the competition with no exceptions.

  38. If any of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall remain valid and enforceable.

  39. Promotional materials form part of these terms and conditions. These Terms and Conditions will prevail in the event of any conflict between these and the promotional materials.

  40. This competition is governed by English law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

  41. The promoter is British Airways Plc, Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB. Registered No 1777777.

collapsedshowHolidays - General Terms and Conditions
Holiday availability may be extremely limited. All holiday prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing and include return flights from London as well as a minimum of 2 nights at selected hotels, see individual holidays for airport and duration information. Prices on this page are updated every 24 hours so may vary upon reaching subsequent pages. Price includes all pre-payable taxes and charges, correct as at 16/05/2014 but may vary. Some payment methods attract a handling fee. Holidays are ATOL protected (number ATOL5985).
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  • These are the lowest adult return prices including taxes, fees and carrier charges available in this period, based on a 7-day return journey.
  • Prices and availability are updated every 24 hours.
  • Seat availability may be extremely limited at the prices quoted, and some fares may include journeys that involve connecting flights or services operated by our airline partners.