I am not allowed to travel from London to my mum in Inverness for Christmas by UK government order (see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home):
"If you live in a Tier 4 area, you must follow the rules below. This means that you cannot leave or be outside of the place you are living unless you have a reasonable excuse. You cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas and New Year period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your support bubble... These rules will not be relaxed for Christmas for Tier 4 – you cannot form a Christmas bubble in Tier 4...
Travelling out of a Tier 4 area
You must stay at home and not leave your Tier 4 area, other than for legally permitted reasons [which don't apply to me]"
British Airways' General Conditions of Carriage give them the right to serve me a banning notice and refund my ticket if carrying me would break government orders (https://www.britishairways.com/en-fr/information/legal/british-airways/general-conditions-of-carriage):
"Our right to refuse to carry you or to ban you from travel
7a) Our right to refuse to carry you
We may decide to refuse to carry you or your baggage if one or more of the following has happened or we reasonably believe may happen.
7a22) If carrying you would break government laws, regulations, or orders.
10b) Involuntary fare refunds
10b1) We will pay fare refunds as set out below if we: [...]
- refuse to carry you because a banning notice is in force against you or for some other reason pursuant to these conditions where reference is made to this clause."
=> My question: if I inform BA that carrying me would break government orders, is there anything in UK law which would oblige them to serve me a banning notice (getting me a refund in the process)? (Otherwise they will offer me vouchers which I would not have any use for in the foreseeable future.)
NB: I bought the ticket in November.