British Airways BA Best Price Match Guarantee 2020 Review - How to Win!
Did you know that British Airways will Price Match an exact flight if found cheaper elsewhere and offer a refund of the difference. We put the that BA Best Price Match Guarantee to the test in our 2020 review. We used a quote first & then waited, we were startled to see the final results. Was the outcome Good or Bad? Read our review to find out.
"If you book with us, but find a qualifying British Airways flight for less elsewhere and let us know on the same day as you book, we’ll give you a voucher for the difference. Even better: if you're a member of our Executive Club, we'll give you double the difference".
To access the BA Best Price Guarantee official Page, Click Here - Best Price Match Guarantee
Price Match Guarantee - How to work the Guarantee Correctly
Make your flight only booking on ba.com.
Take a screenshot of the page with competing fare. Hold onto this until BA contact you.
Read through our helpful FAQ's, to ensure you capture all the necessary information, before submitting your claim.
Fill out the form below on the same day you make your ba.com booking.
How to make a Successful Claim Guarantee
Preparation is the "Key" to ensure your claim is not refused. Firstly look up and document the BA Price for your chosen flight.
Now you have the official British Airways flight cost in front of you, head over to one of the many Online Flight Booking agencies out there. We use companies such as Skyscanner, Expedia & TravelUp ensuring you document you cheaper fare price quote. It's best practice to take a screenshot as evidence of your findings.
Remember that many Online Travel agents offer cheaper flights than booking direct. We recommend that you dig around on the web and research many internet companies first then go direct to make your comparison.
Ensure your screenshot quote of the cheaper fare price includes details such as Date and time the screenshot was taken;
• Full itinerary (including all flight numbers)
• A full breakdown of the individual fare for each passenger including credit/debit card charges and booking fees; and
• Website name/logo.
If your Making a claim for a child & or adult, show a full breakdown of the fare, with all passengers included.
Ensure the date & time are clearly displayed on your screenshot quote submitted.
You may need to expand into further information / details on the competitors fare breakdown to display all booking classes.
Submit your claim by Clicking Here - Make a Claim
Limitations to the British Airways Guarantee Price Match
You do not receive a refund in cash, only in the form of an E-Voucher which can be applied to your next BA Flight booked direct.
Where as it appears the best Value refund is applicable if your BA Executive Club Member, if you look closer at the Terms & Conditions you will notice limitations to the refund amounts.
BA Executive Club members can only claim up to a maximum of £100 in the Double statement. In reality this means that your maximum price difference equates to £200 refunded in the forms of an e-voucher. Anything over £100 will not be doubled up as a Refund.
You can only make your claim online and not over the phone.
The price guarantee is only valid on BA operated flights, including CityFlyer and Comair in South Africa, and not on any flights operated by partner airlines.
Will BA Refund if the Price Drops
Unfortunately No. You can always cancel and rebook your flights if you find them cheaper than direct. This is why the Best Price Match Guarantee is so important as you if you find your flights cheaper elsewhere, they will match the price and refund you the difference.
Do British Airways Flights go down in price?
Flights do go down regularly as well as go up also. You need to keep a track on your flight prices by using tools available on the web such as Google Flights. If you notice your flights have gone down in price, use the above instructions.
We Put the Best Price Guarantee to the Test...
We decided to put the Price Match Guarantee to the test today, find our results we found below.
We picked a Flight from London Gatwick to Malaga (Spain) in Business Class, Club Europe departing LGW - 06/11/19 at 13.55 arriving AGP - 17.45.
Returning to Gatwick from Malaga - 10/11/19 - 12.05 arriving 14.00.
Review found here - BA Club Europe Business Class
First the Flight Fare Screenshot we found Below:
So take a note of the Price for this Fare - £820.12.
Now we headed over to an Online Flight Agency called TravelUp, we use this site as routinely they always serve up more competitive fare prices. Look what price we found below for exactly the Same fare, booking class & dates.
Comparing the two different fare prices for exactly the same flight, by the same carrier and the exact Same booking class.
You can see a price fare difference of £15.08 between British Airways direct and TravelUp.com.
To a flyer not a member of the Executive Club, you would receive an e-Voucher for £15.08, the exact price difference between the two fares.
However, if you were to become a member of the Executive Club by Clicking Here - BA Executive Club Sign-Up
You would receive an e-Voucher to the total of £30.16 to be used off your next BA Flight booked directly through your account logged into your executive club account.
British Airways Best Price Match Verdict / Conclusions
As you can see from the above examples, British airways can charge higher fares directly to their customers.
What most people are not aware of is that there are routinely cheaper fares out there to be grabbed outside of booking directly for the exact Same fare.
It seems crazy that the flight provider would charge more for exactly the same flight but online booking agencies are provided fares at cheaper prices by the supplier.
To save money on your flights, all you need to do is a bit of initial research before pushing the button and paying. It's a s easy as that...
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We recommend you follow our guidelines above, if you follow all the instructions and submit your evidence, you will receive the fare difference back quickly.
To maximise your return, ensure you Sign up to the Executive Club to claim double the difference back.
Remember that seats reservations are always payable - our review tells you all British airways seat reservation fees
We hope you have learned something new by reading our article today, if you have any questions please leave a comment below.