Booking an extra seat for more personal space

Booking an extra seat for more personal space

Customers flying with British Airways can pay to keep the seat next to them free* for more personal space or to secure fragile baggage e.g. musical instruments or paintings.

However, due to recent changes in the design of World Traveller and Euro Traveller seats, there are some limitations on how they will be able to use the seats together.

When purchasing an extra seat in World Traveller, due to the armrests no longer fully lifting, customers will be unable to use the seats together as they may have done in the past.

For example, due to the change in the seat design in World Traveller and Euro Traveller, British Airways can no longer carry double basses in the cabin.

In addition, British Airways are no longer able to sell multiple seats to accommodate large items on board. This is now restricted to one seat, due to the armrests no longer fully lifting.

These can still be accommodated in the hold, as part of checked bag allowance. Alternatively customers can pay to carry in the hold as either part of their checked baggage allowance, or as excess baggage if checked allowance is exceeded.