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Tickets and travel documents | Family travel

These are the age categories we use when you make a booking with us:

  • Infants: 0 – 23 months
  • Children: 2 – 11 years
  • Young adults: 12 – 15 years
  • Adults: over 16 years
  • We offer some flight discounts for infants and children, however they vary so check your price quote for full details.

    Infants

    You can book a ticket for your infant (under 2) to travel sitting on your lap or in their own seat and the ticket price will vary accordingly.

    You can’t book a ticket just for an infant on ba.com, you will need to contact us.

    Once your infant turns 2 years old, they’ll be considered a child and will need to travel in their own seat. You’ll need to book them as a ‘Child’ and pay the child fare.

    Children

    All children under 14 years must travel accompanied by an adult aged 16 years or over. Anyone under the age of 14 won’t be allowed to fly unaccompanied.

    Young adults

    All young flyers aged 14 or 15 and travelling alone must carry both:

    • a completed parental/guardian Young Flyer Travelling Alone  
    • a copy of the parent or guardian’s passport or identity document

    The young flyer must present both of these at the airport before their British Airways flights, otherwise they may be refused travel.

    To make a booking for a young flyer aged 14 or 15 who is travelling on their own, you will need to call us. If the young flyer is booked as an adult, they will not be allowed to fly without the consent form and a copy of the parental/guardian identity document, as they are considered under the age to fly on British Airways without this consent.

    Our partner airlines may have different regulations, age limits and charges so please check

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    Why the A380 superjumbo is staging a comeback

    (CNN) — The post-pandemic recovery of commercial aviation may have an early, unlikely protagonist: the A380 superjumbo.

    The world’s largest passenger plane seemed to be on the scrapheap just two years ago, as airlines grappled with the spread of the coronavirus. The entire fleet was grounded, many of the planes went into long-term storage, and some airlines even took the chance to get rid of their A380s altogether, with Air France retiring its fleet in May 2020.
    But now, as passenger numbers rise and air traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels, the plane is enjoying a resurgence. More than half the global fleet is already back into service, according to data from Flightradar24.
    Emirates has the world's largest fleet of A380s.

    Emirates has the world’s largest fleet of A380s.

    PASCAL PAVANI/AFP via Getty Images

    Lufthansa was the latest carrier to announce the plane’s return — although not before 2023 — and there are reasons to believe that more A380s will progressively soar back into the skies.

    “It’s definitely having a comeback,” says Geoff Van Klaveren, an aviation analyst and managing director of advisory at IBA. “Operators were quite reluctant to bring it back because it’s a very costly airplane, but I think we’ve seen demand recovering faster than people expected.”

    More coming back

    Airbus produced and delivered 251 A380s, and 238 remain available for service today, with the rest having been retired or scrapped. The plane, which is no longer in production, is popular with passengers and crews but not with airlines — only 14 have operated it to date.

    Out of those, nine are currently flying it: British Airways, All Nippon Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Qatar, Asiana, Korean Air and China Southern Airlines. Some of these already have plans to press even more of their A380s back into service.

    Singapore Airlines, for example, is currently flying

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