British Airways on Thursday announced special discounts and various offers for students travelling to the U.K., the U.S., Canada and some European destinations.

According to an official statement issued by the airline here, under the offer, students flying with the carrier between June 1 and October 30, 2012 would be allowed to carry an extra piece of luggage, weighing up to 23 kg. “Students travelling with British Airways this year will receive exclusive assistance to make their entire experience one of ease and comfort,” British Airways Regional Commercial Manager (South Asia) Christopher Fordyce said.

The offer is valid for those holding a valid student visa to the U.K., Europe, U.S. or Canada only. The outbound travel must be completed on or before October 30, 2012 originating in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad or Chennai, the statement said.

British Airways was also offering discount deals from partners such as Matrix, Croma and ICICI. Five lucky students would also have the chance to win an iPad 3, the statement said. To avail the special partner offers, students would need to present their British Airways ticket and student ID card at the respective retail stores.

The airline is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in June 2012. Besides functions at Windsor, and Shanghai, a Boeing-747 is will have a special emblem to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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