British Airways extends Book With Confidence policy and Future Travel Vouchers expiration again

Aug 4, 2021

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the latest information.

British Airways has extended both its Book With Confidence policy, as well as the expiration date of Future Travel Vouchers to keep up with the huge travel disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the ever-changing global restrictions and quarantine regulations that has come with it.

In the latest round of amendments, British Airways has extended deadline travel dates for future bookings to 31 August 2022 to take advantage of the Book With Confidence guarantee which allows passengers to change their travel plans for any reason at no cost (though a fare difference for new travel dates may apply).

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In an update in October 2020, the airline announced that existing bookings made before the coronavirus pandemic to travel by 10 January 2021 would benefit from flexible changes or receive a Future Travel Voucher. The deadline was then extended to 30 April 2022 prior to the new, further extension.

There’s also good news for Future Travel Vouchers.

If you booked a flight on or after 3 March 2020, you can claim a voucher for the full value of your booking, which will be valid until 30 September 2023. The same expiry date applies to existing Future Travel Vouchers. Remember that if BA cancels your flight before you do, then you are entitled to a cash refund and do not have to accept a Future Travel Voucher if you do not wish.

Related: British Airways makes a significant improvement to some Future Travel Vouchers

Vouchers can be used as payment or part payment for a future booking, though note that all future travel must be fully completed by 30 September 2023. Remember, this is also a neat trick to extend the validity of your Companion Voucher.

Fortunately, all new Future Travel Vouchers for cash tickets are being issued as e-vouchers which are much easier to use than the much-maligned initial Future Travel Vouchers which required redemption by phone only. Some older Future Travel Vouchers are being converted to e-vouchers, though this process will take some time due to the huge volume of FTVs to convert.

Related: How to understand and use a British Airways Future Travel Voucher

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