30 MARCH 2015
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Passengers with hand baggage only on short haul British Airways flights will from today (30 March) face a £7 domestic and £18 European fee to choose their seat if they are unhappy with the automatic allocation.
Currently standard British Airways passengers and its 'blue' frequent flyer members flying short haul can choose their seat for free 24 hours before the flight. Gold and silver frequent flyer members can select their seat courtesy of the airline at the point of booking, while bronze members are able to pick their seat for free seven days before the flight.
The only exception is if you are travelling with a child under the age of two – here flyers will be allowed to choose their seat for free at the point of booking. People travelling together but booking separately will either pay up or trust to luck if they want to sit together.
Those flying long haul or flying short haul with luggage in the hold will continue to be able to select their seat for free from between 24 hours and seven days before flying. www.ba.com
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