Update from British Airways

Change in payment methods to British Airways

The airline has advised that from 1 April 2017 they will be unable to accept cash payments at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and airports in the US and Canada, for services such as extra baggage, excess baggage charges, seat upgrades, exit row seats, changes to tickets, additional seats, and service charges, etc.

Passengers who are unable to pay with a credit or debit card will need to seek advice from a member of the British Airways airport staff for the available options for converting cash to a payment card, as this varies by airport: London Heathrow and Gatwick: customers can buy a Multi-Currency Cash Passport from Travelex

North America: customers can either buy a Multi-Currency Cash Passport from Travelex, or use Cash-to-Credit card kiosks to convert cash into a prepaid debit card for a $US5 charge per transaction. (Any charges associated with the use of a cash conversion machine are collected by the company who owns and operates the machine.)

Customers using prepaid debit cards should not discard them until after travel is complete (even if the card is empty) because in the event British Airways need to refund a cost it will be done so to the original form of payment.

Updated 03.04.17