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Need more time to decide?

Hold your flight price

tick.You can now hold your flights and the price for up to 72 hours. 

tick.Shorthaul flights can be held for a deposit of £5 ($5/€5) per person and longhaul flights for £10 ($10/€10) per person.*

tick.Once you pay for your booking, we’ll refund your deposit.

*Prices will be converted from pounds sterling into other currencies at the time of holding flights and price.

The price won’t go up

Your flights won’t sell out and the price won’t go up while you make your decision.

If the taxes, fees and charges go down, the total price you pay will go down too. If they go up while your booking is on hold, British Airways will cover the cost. 

How it works

1. Look out for this information on the price page once you have made your flight selection.


Example hold your flight price banner

  • You can hold a flight price on eligible British Airways and Iberia flights.
  • If you don’t see this information then, unfortunately, you cannot hold the booking.

2. You will have the option of logging in or registering.

3. Then you will be asked to pay the fee to hold your booking.

4. Finally, you will be sent an email confirming that your booking is held, with a link to your booking.

How to access your booking

You can come back to your booking, which is on hold, at anytime within the 72 hours by:

Destinations which are excluded

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to include every departure point to begin with, so these are the destinations which are excluded.

BA flights departing from
Antigua and Barbuda Nigeria
Argentina Norway (coming soon)
Barbados Pakistan
Denmark (coming soon) Sierra Leone
Dominican Republic St Kitts & Nevis
Egypt St Lucia
India St Vincent & Grenadines
Israel (coming soon) Sweden (coming soon)
Liberia Syria
Mexico Trinidad & Tobago
Iberia flights departing from
Bolivia Panama
Colombia Paraguay
Costa Rica Peru
Ecuador Uruguay
Equatorial Guinea Venezuela
El Salvador Vietnam

Terms and Conditions

  • Not available for flights departing within 21 days.
  • Not available for flight+hotel or flight+car rental bookings.
  • Cash & Avios / discounts and donations can’t be used when holding a booking
  • Dates, journey or passenger mix cannot be changed once flights are held. You can however, change passenger names.