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Disabled: You are required to inform BA about the nature and severity of the disability at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure of flight.

Wheelchair Assistance:

  • You can take your own chair until the departure gate.

  • One collapsible chair can be store in cabin.

  • While carrying electric or battery operated chair, care must be taken to ensure that it does not get activated while in air.

  • There are specific dimensions of the wheelchairs which can be accommodated on the airplanes plying on specific routes.

  • Besides the free baggage allowance, you are allowed to carry any number of wheelchairs or mobility devices to/from USA while two such chairs can be brought from any other country other than USA.

Visual disability:

  • Priority boarding

  • stowing hand baggage, movement to/from lavatory, open onboard meal are some of the activities which the airline crew can perform for the visually disabled. However, the carrier recommends that personal companion shall accompany when there is a need for lifting off the seat, reaching emergency exit, fitting oxygen mask, unfastening seat belt, etc.

Hearing Impaired:

  • If you need an escort, you have to inform in advance.

  • assistance is providing only for stowing hand luggage, moving to/from lavatory and opening of meals.

Assistance Dogs:

  • For all international flights from Heathrow or Gatwick, BA requires that the assistance dog shall be accredited from the Assistance Dogs International (ADI).

Children:

  • SkyFlyer Solo is the BA service for children who are traveling alone. It has to be bought at price of USD 75 per child on Uk domestic flights and shorthaul flights and USD 100 on longhaul flights.

  • Children who are less than 5 years of service, are not eligible for buying this service. For this reason, they have to travel with some adult companion of more than 16 years of age.

  • For children in age group of 5-6 years, the service can be bought but travel is permitted only on the non-stop flights of BA

  • For children of 6-12 years of age, you must buy SkyFlyer solo.

  • For children of more than 16 years of age, the child can travel alone or make use of this service.

Pregnant Women:

The rules related to the travel of pregnant women on British Airways are rather simple.

  • You must seek doctor’s permission even when it is not required by BA.

  • you will not be allowed to fly at the end of 36th week or 32nd week depending on whether you are pregnant with one baby or two respectively.

  • After 28th week of pregnancy, you need confirmation from your doctor or midwife about your due date and a certification that there are no complications associated with your pregnancy. Pregnancy record is also required.

Passengers with Medical Conditions:

  • There are certain conditions which require medical clearance from your doctors (using the MEDIF form) as well as from the Passenger Medical Clearance Units of BA. These conditions are: recent injury, hospitalization, surgery or illness; unstable medical condition; requiring additional oxygen, travelling for treatment.

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