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THE BRITISH AIRWAYS EXPERIENCEFamily travel

Let our family take care of yours

Family travel means more with us. It means looking after pushchairs, providing child seats and getting you onboard first. From generous baggage allowances for the entire family to keeping your little ones entertained, we're here to make your entire experience as stress-free as possible – keeping you safe and sound from airport to arrivals. It's what we do best.

Children's baggage

Our generous baggage policy offers the same allowance to children over 2 as adults, plus infants get an allowance for their essential extras, such as pushchairs and car seats.

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Family seating

Pre-book your seats to ensure you're all together onboard. We provide complimentary carrycots for little ones travelling long haul for a comfortable journey.

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Meals for all the family

Pre-order your children's meals ahead of your flight, and choose from a range of family favourites. We'll also warm baby milk onboard – just ask a member of our crew.

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Priority check-in and boarding

Breeze through our family check-in zone at London Heathrow Terminal 5 – an exclusive area just for parents with children. Once at the gate, listen for your invitation to board first at all of our airports, so you can store your overhead baggage and get settled for your adventure.

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Young boy with sunflower lanyard at special assistance.

Additional assistance

If your child has a hidden disability we recognise and offer the sunflower lanyard and can support you in many other ways. For little ones with medical conditions, let us guide you through travelling with their essential medicines and equipment.

Available assistance

Family travel documents

Know which ticket you need for your child, from infants to children, young adults to adults — and even soon-to-be-born babies. Ensure the smoothest experience at the airport with the correct documentation and family boarding passes.

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Young child playing on toy aeroplane.

Children's lounges

Let your little ones play with mini aeroplanes and toys from London's Hamleys to keep them happy and entertained at the airport while you wait to board your flight. Visit the exclusive Skyflyers Lounge within the Club South Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Free Skyflyer activity packs

For screen-free entertainment, our new Skyflyers complimentary activity packs include a fun eye mask, paw print socks, crayons and a postcard to send home from your holiday — all featuring our adventurous characters Peggy the Pegasus and Leon the Lion.

Available at the Family and Club World check-in zones at Heathrow Terminal 5, Gatwick and London City. Just ask a member of our staff.

 

Meet Peggy and Leon

Flying solo

We’re here to help intrepid adventurers navigate their solo journeys and provide support to young travellers on their first trip, so that you can let go of their hand with confidence.

Young traveller advice

Entertainment heaven

See them smile when they realise they can choose from hundreds of kid-friendly TV shows, movies, games and songs on our longer flights.

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Pushchair service

Some of our airports return your pushchair to the aircraft door on landing, so you can have your hands free and collect your luggage with ease. Check if your pram size qualifies for our door-to-door service.

Family baggage

Adventure awaits

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute getaway with the kids or planning your summer holiday for next year, we have plenty of ideas for your perfect family trip.

Family holidays

Travel insurance for your trip

Our insurance partner offers COVID-19 travel insurance for customers in the UK and some other countries.

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Avios for all

Even your littlest ones can collect Avios – taking you one step closer to your next big family trip. Simply sign up to the Executive Club and choose to pool your Avios in one Household Account.

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