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May 6, 2015 Airfare Deals No Comments Email Email

To celebrate the birth of Britain’s new Princess, British Airways is giving its youngest flyers in Australia the ultimate royal treatment by offering complimentary fares* for flights to London.

An example of a Skycot used on BOAC (predecessor to British Airways) flights in the1950 (300dpi)

The offer is valid for families travelling with children under the age of two and is valid to 30 November 2015. Accompanying tickets must be booked before May 11, 2015.

Spring has also just arrived in London, making it a beautiful time of year to see the flowers in full bloom. Enjoy a stroll by the Serpentine Boating Lake in the iconic Hyde Park or relax in The Green Park, located next to Buckingham Palace.

Nicole Backo, British Airways’ regional general manager, Australia and New Zealand, said, “The arrival of the latest addition to the Royal Family is exciting news in the UK and we wanted to bring the celebrations to our customers here in Australia.

“Over 1.5 million children, including Prince George, fly with us every year. We take great pride in offering parents, families and children a travel experience that is comfortable, seamless and enjoyable, from the moment they check-in to when they arrive at their destination.”

The airline has a long-standing history of serving the British Royal Family.

Over the years, British Airways has continued to invest in new products and services to keep its younger customers entertained at the airport and in the air. In the 1950s, infants travelled in revolutionary hammock-type ‘skycots’ which were clamped to the luggage rack. Nowadays, British Airways helps children to enjoy their flight in a range of ways. On long-haul flights, for example, the airline offers a special child-friendly menu, which parents can book free of charge in advance. Children are also given entertainment packs as they take, their seats.

All British Airways flights from Sydney, Australia, arrive at the airline’s award-winning home at London Heathrow, Terminal 5, which offers fantastic facilities to keep children entertained, including a selection of ‘Kids Zones,’ aviation toys and games.

To help parents plan their flights with children, British Airways has created a video with top tips for families travelling through Terminal 5:

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