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I have a layover of 15 hours at LHR. Reaching at 6 pm in the evening by BA from Mumbai and departing next day at 9 am to LAX. Does BA provide overnight hotel accommodation and what is the rate if to stay on own?

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BA would only provide accommodation if you're flying business or first class and/or agreed this/included into the ticket when you bought it. There are a lot of hotels in and around Heathrow airport though so you should have no difficulties booking a room yourself.

One thing you need to be careful about though is your visa requirements. If you need a visa to visit UK, then you are more than likely to require a transit visa to exit the airport terminal, as all hotels are outside. Provided you can get out of the terminal, the hotels in the airport are not the cheapest around (as usual) - they start at about £100 per night for one person and go up and up.

Yet, with that much time on your hands, you can easily get farther out from the airport and get a cheaper hotel. A few stops on the underground - and you can get a hotel for £60-70. If you're willing to settle for something less, then you can get a hostel for £15 or so a night.

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Pretty sure BA don't provide hotels even on premium tickets. Generally the only time you'll get a BA provided hotel is in the event of disruption or a late flight causing a missed connection – Gagravarr Jun 11 '14 at 9:35
@Gragvarr A colleague of mine was flying BA with an overnight layover - business class - and BA provided the accommodation, although I'm not too sure whether that was explicitly included into the price. This is why I stated and/or agreed this/included into the ticket. – Aleks G Jun 11 '14 at 10:11

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