Since the start of the pandemic, airlines have put in place policies to help you make a booking. These usually allow the ticket to be swapped for a voucher to the same value along with other things, such as the removal of change fees.

Until now, you could swap your British Airways ticket for a voucher if your flights were taking place up to 31 August 2021. This has now been changed.

All Flights Can Be Swapped For A Voucher

I have been holding off making a flight booking, because personally I don’t think borders will open up until about September. That meant I was looking at flights but not doing anything about it, as I could conceivably lose my cash if I could not fly.

As of yesterday, the British Airways web site has an updated “Book With Confidence” policy. This now allows all flights to be swapped for a voucher to the same value.

The only caveat with the voucher is that the flights booked with the voucher must be completed by 30 April 2022. This is not a “book by” date, the trip must be over and done with by that date.

Of course, if British Airways cancel your flight, you will still be eligible for a full refund. Those wanting to change the dates can also do so without change fees, though a fare difference may apply.

Overall Thoughts

This is a good change as I may need to have my flights swapped for a voucher. Considering the current flip flopping when it comes to restrictions coming in and being removed, this provides certainty by protecting my hard earned cash.

Of course, as we know, anything could change between now and April 2022. However, to their credit airlines have been pro-customer throughout the pandemic. There’s no reason why this should change.

Have you swapped an airline ticket for a voucher? How did that go? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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