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British Airways

Anyone searching for the best airline deals is now be able to hold their British Airways flight for up to 72 hours for as little as £5 through ba.com. This will give customers the time to make sure they’re happy with their flight choices before paying for them.

If customers want to pay for their flights before the 72 hours runs out, the hold deposit is refunded and the ticket can be bought. Holding reservations per person on short-haul flights costs just £5, while those wanting to secure seats on long-haul flights will pay £10 per person.

Only one person’s name is needed to hold the flights. Seats can be held up to 21 days before departure.

The new hold option applies to reservations for all flights operated by British Airways, including code-sharing flights, Iberia, Iberia Express and Air Nostrum, including any combinations of flights of British Airways and Iberia, as long as they are on the same ticket.

Customers can only use this feature at least 21 days before departure. Generally prices will change most within 21 days of departure, when this would be most useful.

The hold fees for the UK and Europe are £5 and €5 respectively for short-haul flights and £10, $10 (for those booked in the U.S.) and €10 for long-haul flights. For more information, visit www.ba.com.

Garuda Indonesia

Indonesia’s flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia, has announced that it will start operating two routes — Haneda-Jakarta and Haneda-Denpasar — with Boeing B777-300ER jets starting Oct. 27.

That will bring first class service to those routes, while the Narita-Jakarta and Narita-Denpasar routes will be operated with Airbus A333 or A332 planes instead.

Eight first class seats are installed in the fleet, and the wide and full-flat seat will offer luxurious travel to customers.

They can also enjoy exclusive and fresh in-flight meals prepared onboard by the airline’s chef. Free Wi-Fi is available as well.

Flight GA875, a daily service between Haneda and Jakarta, will depart Haneda at 12:30 a.m. and arrive in Jakarta at 6:25 a.m., making it very convenient for businesspeople while also giving them time to relax thanks to the first class service.

For more information, visit www.garuda-indonesia.com.

China Airlines

China Airlines will increase flights between Hiroshima and Taoyuan, Taiwan, to nine flights a week, up from the current daily service, next year.

For this year’s winter schedule, from Oct. 26 to Dec. 31, Flight CI113 will depart Hiroshima at 9 a.m. and arrive at Taoyuan at 10:50 a.m.

On the return, Flight CI112 will depart Taoyuan at 4:55 p.m. and arrived at Hiroshima at 8:50 p.m.

In addition, starting next year, Flight CI127 will depart Hiroshima at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at Taoyuan at 3:40 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays.

On the return, Flight CI126 will depart Taoyuan at 7:55 a.m. and arrive at Hiroshima at 11:15 a.m., also on Thursdays and Sundays.

New schedules are subject to government approval and all could be changed without notice.

For more information, visit www.china-airlines.com.

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