If the passengers cancel a British Airways flight a few hours before the departure of the flight and the flight was reserved not over seven days before then British Airways asks to pay the penalty that will totally depend upon the fare rule of British Airways.
British Airways gives the facility to cancel flights online with practically no hassles. Also, passengers can make a solicitation for a refund online by filling out the refund demand structure at the British Airways official website https://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_in. The refund is given only to qualified British Airways flight tickets that are canceled within the active span of time. British Airways doesn't give a refund after the expiry time of the ticket. The British Airways refund solicitation may take time to be handled and can be granted within 7 to 10 working days. If British Airways flights are canceled because of any unavoidable reasons from British Airways' end then it gives compensation to the passengers to book the next subsequent British Airways flight. Subsequently, you can easily cancel your flight and have a fair amount of money returned to British Airways.