Government taxes and fees and carrier charges

There are certain taxes, fees and carrier charges that are applied to your booking by British Airways, airport operators, governments or other authorities. Here you will find an explanation of those taxes, fees and carrier charges.

Government, authority and airport charges

These are included in the price of your ticket and are levied by airport operators, governments, or other authorities.

Some airports may levy local taxes, fees or charges against passengers upon arrival or departure. These are not included in the price of your ticket and should be paid locally.

Government and/or airport taxes are refundable, however some countries will apply a Value Added Tax, Sales Tax or equivalent, which will only be refunded on fully flexible tickets.

Carrier imposed charge

British Airways applies a carrier imposed charge.

The charge is based on flight duration and applies to all passengers, including children and infants travelling on British Airways operated international and domestic services.*

On US flights, British Airways imposes a carrier charge as part of the total price of the airline ticket, which you may see stated separately in certain displays during the booking process or on your final e-ticket receipt.*

*In line with the fare rules, a refund of the carrier charge can be made on fully flexible tickets only with unused flights in your itinerary.

Online booking fee

British Airways applies an online booking fee, from certain countries, for flight bookings made on ba.com.

  • The online booking fee is not applicable to Executive Club redemption bookings made on ba.com (Avios only, Avios & Money and Gold Upgrade for Two).
  • The online booking fee is non-refundable.
  • If you use an eVoucher in full or part payment of your booking, we will waive the online booking fee. However, if you remove the eVoucher the fee will be reinstated.
  • In case of involuntary flight cancellations your booking fee can be refunded. We regret that this service is currently not available online. Please contact your British Airways reservations office if you wish to receive a refund of your online booking fee.

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ba.com booking fee rates
For tickets originating inba.com booking fee per person per ticket (or equivalent) 
Denmark DKK 10.00
Israel USD 30.00
Norway NOK 10.00
Sweden SEK 10.00