Airlines at Heathrow Airport that will allow you to change your flight for free, including British Airways and Tui

With the approach of the summer school holidays, many are preparing to fly to a sunny destination. With sunscreen on hand and a pina colada calling your name, you don’t want to let anything get in the way of sitting on the beach and soaking up the rays.

But sometimes life can get in the way and with the pandemic still ongoing, you might find yourself testing positive days before your flight. You can usually change your flight if you find yourself in a sticky situation, but not all airlines make the process easy. Some charge you a fee to change flights, and that doesn’t count the difference you would have to pay in fares, if any.

However, others are waiving this fee so you can change your flight time or destination at no additional cost, allowing you a hassle-free trip. If you decide not to fly at all, there are also options to claim a voucher to spend on another flight in the future.

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British Airways

The mid-range airline has put in place a temporary offer that if you booked a flight before June 7, 2022 for travel that would have taken place before September 30, 2022, you won’t have to pay anything extra for change your flight details. . On their website they state: “You can change your dates, destination or even cancel if you need to, with no change booking fee, although a fare difference may still apply.”

If, on the contrary, you wish to cancel your reservation entirely, you can claim a voucher for the value of your trip which you can use until September 30, 2023. You must complete a form to request the voucher, which you will then receive by email.

Air France

This French airline allows flexibility if you have purchased tickets for the summer. You can postpone the departure of your trip without paying any additional costs. Likewise, if you no longer wish to travel, you can request a voucher to be used later. Vouchers are valid for one year after the date of issue.

Aer Lingus

The Irish airline waived its fee until September 30, 2022 saying: “Change your flight for free as often as you like up to 7 days before departure. This includes changing your travel dates and/or of your destination, once it is in the same region (Europe or North America).” However, note that if you purchased extras with your flight, they will not be automatically carried over.

Tui Airlines

This package travel provider will also allow you to change your flights for free, “for holidays departing no later than October 31, 2022”. If you test positive for Covid-19, you can change flights until the day of departure. This also applies if a lockdown has prevented you from traveling or if vaccination or testing requirements have changed.

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