So, I read with interest an announcement that I saw this week by British Airways (BA) that they are instigating a policy whereby if you are a new parent you can apply for maternity / paternity and adoption leave. This basically means that your tier status is frozen for a year, which is amazing news for the frequent travellers amongst us.
However, as always I kept thinking, why is that surrogacy isn’t included in this policy / benefit? I know that in my little bubble the topic of surrogacy is mainstream but it highlighted to me that for a lot of people and companies out there it still isn’t.
So, the activist in me thought why not, and I decided to write to BA to see if they would include surrogacy in this benefit as well. To my very pleasant surprise I received an email within 24 hours saying that yes, British Airways would extend this benefit to new parents through surrogacy!
So, I thought that I would post about it as frankly BA have had terrible press recently (admittedly not as bad as United Airlines). Bag delays and technical problems have caused issues for many clients but when it matters and they’re looking at their policies, frankly I think that BA have reiterated to me why they continue to be at least my favourite airline!