British Airways Launches Facebook Messenger ‘BOTler’ to serve airline’s global ‘London for Less’ campaign

The Facebook BOT will act as a personal online butler, offering customers insider tips and more as part of the airline’s global winter campaign

New Delhi, 25 November 2016: British Airways has launched its new British Airways BOTler, a personal Facebook Messenger BOT that serves customers with a ‘best of the best’ guide to travelling to London this winter.

In highlighting numerous reasons to visit the UK capital this winter season, the British Airways BOTler will offer live updates on exclusive deals and personalised recommendations on top attractions and experiences tailored for individual users. Designed to add value to Indian residents flying to London in December and the coming months, the British Airways BOTler is part of ‘London for Less’ – the airline’s special fare-led, global winter campaign.

British Airways BOTler launch to serve airline’s global ‘London for Less’ campaign

Exclusive British Airways BOTler deals include luxury for less stays at the Rosewood London, which is offering 30 percent discount on hotel bookings during a fixed travel period. Passengers presenting their boarding passes also receive up to 60 per cent off at Bicester Village and a VIP Pass and discounts at Westfield London.

For customers looking to fly to London and start engaging with the British Airways’ BOTler for tips and more, visit http://m.me/BritishAirways to be directed to the British Airways BOTler on Facebook. Alternatively, customers can start a conversation with the British Airways BOTler via Facebook Messenger.

“As an airline we are continually reviewing the ways in which we engage with our loyal customers, that includes providing them with added value before they even fly with us. By launching the British Airways BOTler across our core markets, we are providing our customers with a plethora of extra reasons – tailored to their personal tastes – to experience the magical city of London at its iconic winter best,” said Sara Dunham, British Airways’ head of marketing retail and direct channels.

“Designed exclusively for Facebook Messenger, the British Airways BOTler will guide users through what to expect in the UK capital during the holiday season, highlighting exclusive deals across London to fuel that pre-holiday excitement.”

To encourage its worldwide customers to visit London and experience the cosmopolitan city at its enchanting winter best, British Airways is offering special fares to London Heathrow across almost 200 international destinations. Indian travellers can enjoy ‘London for Less’ this winter with return flights starting from as little as all-inclusive fare of INR 39,304 for travel from Mumbai and INR 40,558 for travel from Delhi on all tickets purchased between 25 November 2016 to 1 December 2016. The special fares are available for a 10-week travel period between 16 January 2017 and 30 March 2017.

“Travelling to London has just got more economical for Indian customers with the rupee going even further than it did earlier this year. With such exciting deals on offer, this is a great opportunity for Indian customers to get the best value for money. Whether this is your first time or you are a returning visitor, London bustles with seasonal magic during winter. Sporting fans, culture seekers, foodies and shopaholics alike are spoilt for choice across the city’s diverse boroughs. From family activities and luminous festive markets, to hidden gourmet dinners and high street fashion, our team and partners have curated an array of top tips that are exclusive to the British Airways BOTler,” said Moran Birger, British Airways’ regional general manager for South Asia.

International customers flying with British Airways’ can also enjoy an array of exclusive experiences and discounts via a host of eye-catching deals at some of the UK’s most famous brands when they present their boarding pass. The offers are available to British Airways’ international customers only (non-UK residents). Terms and conditions apply; please visit ba.com for more information.

A full timetable of British Airways’ flights to London is available online here where customers can find the lowest fares and book, pay and check-in online for their flights.

About British Airways

British Airways’ route network currently serves more than 200 cities in 75 countries. British Airways has been flying to India for over 90 years and currently operates 49 flights a week from London Heathrow to five cities – New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. From 25 October 2015, customers from Delhi became the first at British Airways globally to experience the most technologically advanced Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and the new First cabin.
The airline operates from the state-of-the-art Terminal 5 at London Heathrow, which is exclusive to British Airways’ and Iberia Airlines’ customers and is capable of handling 30 million customers a year. In March 2016, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax as the Best Airport Terminal for the fifth year running. London Heathrow also won the Best Airport Shopping award.
In October 2016 at the Business Traveller Awards, British Airways was awarded the Best Short-Haul Carrier and its frequent flyer programme, Executive Club was awarded the Best Frequent Flyer Programme for the 11th consecutive year. British Airways’ Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5 was awarded Best Airport Lounge. The oneworld alliance, of which British Airways was a founding airline, came in first in the Best Airline Alliance category for the fourth year running.
In February 2016, British Airways won the Consumer Superbrand for the third time in a row, and the Business Superbrand for the second year in a row at the Superbrands 2016 Awards. This is the first time that any company has won both prestigious titles in two consecutive years.


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