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Posted by Mark Hardy on November 10, 2010 at 2:35 PM 3404 Views

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Reply Mark Hardy
4:17 PM on August 18, 2015 
Hi Paddy...
I must admit, you could always trust BOAC/BA to make things sound complicated...even if they weren't!
However, I have attached the bit of the current Staff Travel agreement that would seem to apply to yourself - but obviously only you know which bit!
If you still have any queries, BA have reminded everyone that no-one but themselves should attempt to deal with them, so the email address you need to contact is:-
' Former.Staff@ba.com ' .
Of course, if you still have access to 'my.baplc', the number of years' entitlement you have as an individual (or otherwise) is shown exactly. To log in...go to ' https://my.baplc.com/ ' then click on 'Concessions Online' and it'll be there.
Either way, these are 'The Words' ...

"Information regarding your staff travel eligibility end date ...

Answer Id 13218 | Updated 26/11/2014 09.25 AM
Information regarding your staff travel eligibility end date

The following information will assist you with any queries you may have regarding your staff travel concessions ending:

When the current staff travel policy was introduced in 2009, it was decided to offer eligible former staff concessions based on the full number of years service completed with BA and not for their life time.

Those former staff who had already enjoyed their concessions for their complete period of service or longer or who had less than 5 years remaining in 2009, were nevertheless permitted to retain their concessions until 31 March 2014.

Q. Why has BA done this?

A. BA needs to ensure that the staff travel policy is fit for purpose both from a commercial and legal point of view, but also to ensure it is relevant for those who are eligible for travel concessions under the policy. Many positive things were introduced in 2009, such as system enhancements, the premium standby product and the more flexible nominee policy.

Q. But isn't staff travel free because it uses unsold seats?

A. No - many flights do not cover the 'cost of carriage' so they are provided at a cost to BA. Some flights are also considered a 'benefit in kind' by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and BA pays tax on these concessions on behalf of serving and former colleagues.

Q. Can my concessions be extended?

A. No - the staff travel policy will be applied to all colleagues in the same way, so that we are fair and consistent to everyone

Q. How can I continue to travel with British Airways?

A. We know that many former colleagues want to continue to fly with British Airways. We are working on a project that will enable former staff to continue to book Hotline flights and holidays with BA after their eligibility ends. Further details will be provided nearer the time. You can keep in touch with all the news for former staff by visiting the former staff internet site (www.ba-touchdown.com). Of course we will continue to keep the former staff liaison council up to date with the project, so that they can also provide information.

About British Airways Staff travel policy

Staff travel is a non-contractual and discretionary benefit granted at the sole discretion of BA and as such can be withdrawn or varied at the sole discretion of the Company at any time. This is made clear in the staff travel guide, and has always been the case."
Reply Mark Hardy
3:46 AM on August 18, 2015 
Paddy cox says...
nice to make contact again.i am living in ireland and dont see any old mates from boac. I understood that staff travel was finished for retired staff. Is this the case or have we got it back?
Hello to any of my friends if there are any left. I am now 86 but still switched on. Paddy.


Hi Paddy .... Good to hear from you - especially sounding so hale and hearty!
There's still a lot of the 'Old School' around (it depends how far you go back!) and they're still showing up at our annual reunions.
I'll put a note on the Forum to see if we can get some contact going for you.
With regard to Staff Travel, yes, it's true it changed totally in 2009 and, for most of us, it came down to you keeping your travel for the same number of years as you served with the company.
But...there were a lot of 'ifs and buts' involved for other people. If you look at the headings on the top of this page, you should see one called 'Staff Travel - the basics', which contains the full Staff Travel agreement as it now stands. Have a look ... but if you still have any problems, let me know...?
Reply Paddy cox
6:59 PM on August 17, 2015 
nice to make contact again.i am living in ireland and dont see any old mates from boac. I understood that staff travel was finished for retired staff. Is this the case or have we got it back?
Hello to any of my friends if there are any left. I am now 86 but still switched on. Paddy.