British Airways is the UK’s largest airline and one of the world’s largest airline companies. The airline airplane fleet size is less than the biggest rival EasyJet in the UK. The airline is a founding member of the Oneworld Alliance. The airline’s headquarters is at Waterside, near London Heathrow Airport. British Airways was established in 1974. In 2011, BA merged with Iberia, creating the International Airlines Group (IAG), a holding company registered in Madrid, Spain. . By the end of 2015, 43.3 million passengers were carried. In 2006, BA was recognized by Skytrax as the best airline in the world.
British Airways is flying in 25 destinations on domestic routes, mainly Abeerden, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Tiree. The airline is flying 6 continents abroad. In Europe Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece Ukraine; In the Far East Indonesia, China, Japan, Philippines; In the Middle East Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, UAE ; In North America USA and Canada; In North America Argentina, Brazil, Peru in South America; In Africa Algeria, Egypt and Tanzania are the main destinations.
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Aer Lingus||Japan Airlines|
|Air Berlin||LATAM Brasil|
|Bangkok Airways||Qatar Airways|
|Cathay Pacific||Royal Jordanian|
|China Eastern||S7 Airlines|
|Finnair||TAAG Angola Airlines|
British Airways offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 24 hours before the flight and continues until 45 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the British Airways website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
The special thing about the hand luggage, in which objects such as valuables and medicines may be packed, is the maximum weight of 23 kg. Including wheels, handles and storage space, this luggage may have the dimensions of 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm. In addition you have the possibility to take a laptop bag or handbag on board. The dimensions are 45 cm x 36 cm x 20 cm, as both additional luggage compartments must be located under the seat. Children under two years of age are allowed to board a piece of luggage measuring 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm.
The baggage to be checked in which the items of travel which are not allowed to be taken directly into the passenger compartment can have a maximum dimensions of 90 x 75 x 43 cm, although it is also important to note that bags, wheels and handles are also included , In the First and Business Class, a total of two to three baggage up to 32 kg can be taken free of charge, depending on whether you are a Club World member or not. In economy class, one or two bags of 23 kg are permitted.
Sporting equipment and musical instruments can be transported as part of the Freigepack. Larger musical instruments up to a size of 190 x 75 x 65 cm and a weight of 45 kg can be carried by pre-booking, with a fee for heavy baggage weighing at least 23 kg. Although there are no restrictions on sports equipment, it should be noted that the fees for the excess baggage incurred are the same as the policy on baggage in general.
To make a comfortable trip with British Airways, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
The airline British Airways is regarded as one of the most prestigious of its kind in the world. One reason for this is the fact that it is highly service-oriented and offers its customers many advantages. One example of this is the frequent flyer program Executive Club . Anyone who is a member of this program benefits from numerous advantages. Not only can you earn miles on the offers that British Airways offers, but you can also book a number of alliance partners, such as American Airlines, Air Berlin and Cathway Pacific.
Collect Avios and take advantage of numerous benefits
The miles you can collect through the Executive Club are called Avios. Overall, the Executive Club has four categories of membership. These include blue, bronze, silver and gold. They all have different merits but presuppose certain conditions in relation to the claim. Blue can be used via a simple registration and at least from an easier booking and the collection of status points profit. The other membership categories lead to much more advantageous advantages, such as a free assignment of extra luggage or a free lounge access.
The mile earning information table is below .
|Travel class||Fare class||Avios awarded||Minimum Avios||Tier Points|
|Flexible (F)||300% of miles flown||1,500||100%|
|First||Lowest (A)||250% of miles flown||1,250||100%|
|Flexible (J, C, D)||250% of miles flown||1,250||100%|
|Business||Lowest (R, I)||150% of miles flown||750||100%|
|Flexible (W)||150% of miles flown||750||100%|
|Premium economy||Lowest (E, T)||100% of miles flown||500||100%|
|Flexible (Y, B, H)||100% of miles flown||500||100%|
|Low (K, L, M, N, S, V¹)||50% of miles flown||250||50%|
|Economy||Lowest (Q, O, G)||25% of miles flown||125||25%|
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, British Airways offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with British Airways.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about British Airways lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.