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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

British Airways travel (FOI)

British Airways travel (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 01 July 2016.



For each of the following years, please state the total public expenditure on airline travel with British Airways:

1 2012

2 2013

3 2014

4 2015


Is the States of Jersey a member of the British Airways On Business loyalty programme?


How many Avios points were earned by the States of Jersey through the British Airways On Business scheme for each of the above years?


What is the policy of the States of Jersey in respect of Avios points earned by individual States' employees when travelling on flights paid for exclusively by the States of Jersey?


Are the employees required to utilise Avios points earned through flights paid for by the public on future flights for employment purposes, or are the employees entitled to use the Avios points for their personal benefit?


On 10 June 2016, the States of Jersey published a review of travel policy and recommendations for improvement. 

Appendices G to J of the report contain departmental totals and breakdowns of flights and accommodation booked and expenses for civil servants and States Members during 2014 and 2015.

Review of travel policy and recommendations for improvement


Some of the information requested will be contained in the report outlined above. 

However, expenditure with British Airways, and other suppliers can be made in a number of ways. These are:

  • directly with the supplier
  • via purchase card
  • through the Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) booking system

As a result, it is not possible to answer this question within the time allowed under Freedom of Information legislation.




The balance of these points is included in the published report referred to above. It is not possible to break down the accrual of these points by year within the time allowed under Freedom of Information legislation.

D and E

Information about the past policy and that now recommended in relation to personal loyalty (Avios) points accrued is outlined in the review referred to above.

View Review of travel policy and recommendations for improvement


Exemptions applied

Article 23 – Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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