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October 20th, 2016



From 30 October 2016, check-in for long haul flights departing from London Heathrow will close 60 minutes before flight departure time. Check-in for short haul flights will remain unchanged at 45 minutes before flight departure time. 

Please be guided accordingly


September 20th, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7


Very Important Announcement
Following the official recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, the US Department for Transportation has banned the use of these phones if you are flying to or from the United States.
Advice for customers travelling to/from the United States
The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority.
•       If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7, you must not turn your phone on or connect it to any power source during your journey. 
•       If your bag is checked in at the gate, please remove your Galaxy Note7, and place it in your hand baggage.
•       Refer customers to the FAA website for further information
Advice for customers travelling to/from any other destination:
British Airways recommends that you follow the below advice:
•      Turn off the device.
•      Disconnect the device from any charging equipment.
•      Disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone (e.g. alarm clock).
•      Protect the power switch to prevent its unintentional activation.
•      Keep the device in your hand baggage or on your person (do not place it in your checked baggage).
Please be guided accordingly.


May 9th, 2016


If you are travelling to teh USA under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization [ESTA], please ensure you have an up to date biometric passport or you will not be allowed to travel to the USA. Your passport should have the e-passport symbol on the front cover.


March 31st, 2016


Please be aware that from 1st April 2016 if you intend travelling to the USA on the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) you will require an E-passport. An E-Passport, denoted by the symbol located on the passport cover, is an enhanced secure passport. The British passport office have been issuing E-Passports since the end of 2006 and wrote directly to all those affected in advance of this change.
Any passenger who doesn't have an E-Passport after the 1st April 2016 will not be permitted travel under the VWP and will require a Visa.
Please be guided accordingly.

January 22nd, 2016


Change of entry rules for Canada

From 15 March 2016, Canada is introducing a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. 

All eligible travellers flying to Canada from 15 March 2016 will need to apply online for an eTA before travel. This requirement includes all British citizens. The cost of the eTA is C$7 per passenger, and the validity of the eTA is five years, or until the passengers passport expires. 

British Airways is starting to communicate this new requirement from January 2016, so that passengers travelling on or after 15 March are aware in advance. Communications will include sales and trade channels, business, leisure and trade and corporate newsletters,, MMB messaging, The Club, Highlife, Business Life and social media. 

Customers can find out more and apply at

November 14th, 2015

Paris Attacks

British Airways has issued the following guidelines for travellers either in Paris, or with imminent plans to travel to Paris:

Up to the next 14 days until 28 November 2015 in the lowest class in the same cabin may be rebooked


Within the ticket validity but rebooking must be in the same booking class as the existing ticket.


If rebooking is in the next 14 days and the same class is not available then the lowest class in the same cabin may be booked.

If rebooking is beyond 14 days but within ticket validity then the same booking class must be used.

If customers rebook to an alternative European destination (See below) then travel must be complete by 28 Nov 2015.


One involuntary ticket change allowed

If an alternative gateway is booked, any consequential expenses, e.g. car hire, parking fees are at the customer's expense

Please insert remarks into the booking stating that the customer has been advised of the above

Any customers who are booked to return from Paris between now and Tuesday, 17 November may rebook for an earlier flight/date subject to availability.

Ig you are in doubt or require further dtails please telephone In Style Travel on 020 7495 7722 or refer to