A change in the way the U.K. and U.A.E. pay air fares could mean some passengers could pay for flights in dollars.
The change could affect hundreds of thousands of British Airways and British Airways Premier seats, which are the only ones available at the moment.
British Airways said Tuesday it will start allowing customers to pay for tickets in U.N. currencies starting Nov. 1.
The changes could also affect a number of other airlines in the U., such as Cathay Pacific, Air Berlin, and Jet Airways.
“The airline will make a decision as to how the currency will work on the airline’s website by the end of the year,” a spokeswoman for the airline said.
British Airlines and British Columbia have both introduced currency-based payment options, which have proved popular among U.B.C. customers.
The airline has not confirmed that the changes will affect the prices of tickets.
Some airlines, such as United Airlines, already offer the option.
“With a few weeks left in the month, our team is continuing to work with our partners to finalize the best way forward for British Airways,” a British Airways spokesman said in a statement.
The airlines announced the changes last month, with the airline announcing the change in its 2016 annual report.
The British government announced a month ago that it will increase the U, U.Y., and GBP-denominated fares by 1 percent in the coming months.
The U.T. has been raising fares in recent months to try to raise more revenue.
The government says it’s a way to improve the financial situation of British expatriates.
In June, the British government also said it will boost the country’s foreign-currency reserves to $3.6 trillion, up from $2.3 trillion, and that it is looking to increase the amount of foreign-based income it pays in the upcoming year.
The U.U.S., which has been cutting its domestic business as a result of the Great Recession, has been expanding its foreign-to-domestic flights.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that he plans to increase Britain’s domestic flights to 5.4 million flights in 2019, a jump of more than 400,000 flights.
Johnson said in his speech that the increase would bring in a total of $6 billion for the U in 2019.
More: British Airways said it was able to boost revenue and profitability by $1.2 billion, or 2 percent, from 2016.
The increase comes as the airline has been trying to attract more international passengers, according to Reuters.
It’s not the first time the U has increased fares to increase profits.
British Columbia has been increasing its fare in recent years.
“We believe that the U’s decision to increase fares and reduce service levels will help to secure the long-term viability of British Airlines, which is critical to the long term future of British Columbia,” the airline added.