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In an industry first, British Airways is teaming up with Skyscanner to trial a new way to help customers make more informed decisions about the airline they’re flying with when they book with the airline via a travel search engine.The trial will see British Airways become the first global airline to offer tickets using the New Distribution Capability standard, an International Air Transport Association initiative that offers customers a more informative and flexible choice when booking airline tickets.

Skyscanner is the first travel meta-search engine with the capacity to display and sell the tickets directly.This new solution will enable customers to browse elements such as cabin details, baggage allowance and upgrade options. At this stage, it will be available to customers using smartphones in the UK and through all devices in France, Germany and Switzerland.