BRITISH Airways is fighting a slump in bookings by
scrapping ticket restrictions on economy long-haul fares.

The airline, worried the uncertainty surrounding Iraq
will deter people from booking, is allowing passengers to change destination,
dates or class of travel to the end of May for fares booked until March 17.

Customers can also choose a short-haul destination
instead, but cancellations and full refunds are not included in

the offer. 

Head of UK sales and
marketing Tiffany Hall said: “There is a degree of uncertainty in the
marketplace which makes it difficult for people to decide when and where to
travel. Our new short-term policy offers customers the flexibility and
reassurance needed at this time.”