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British Airways extends unused eVouchers to 2025

British Airways extends unused eVouchers to 2025
Emma Lunn
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Emma Lunn

If you have an outstanding British Airways eVoucher from the pandemic, it has been extended by a further 12 months until 30 September 2025.

The vouchers had originally been due to expire on 30 September 2023, and were then extended to 30 September 2024. The expiry date has now been extended again until September next year.

If you hold a voucher, all travel must be booked and completed by 30 September 2025, unless your voucher specifically states otherwise.

Flight website Head for Points said extending the vouchers was “a generous move” by BA, as people have now had sufficient time to use their vouchers.

Last year IAG – the parent company of BA, Iberia and Aer Lingus – admitted it had €600m of unused eVouchers. The group had initially refused to commit to a further extension beyond September 2023 at the time, and some financial analysts had started to factor in a balance sheet boost for the 2023 financial year.

Many people took an eVoucher for cancelled trips during Covid – when a cash refund was offered as an alternative – because they wanted to do their bit to ensure that the airline did not go bankrupt.

Head For Points founder Rob Burgess said: “Expiring these vouchers would not have been a good look.

“The problem for 2023 travel was high fares. It was very unlikely that you could have booked the same trip in 2023 with an eVoucher based on 2019 flight prices. With prices now coming down, this should be less of an issue.”

EVouchers cannot be used to pay the taxes and charges element of Avios redemptions. They can be used to pay BA Holidays balances, but not online.