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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. It became the second largest airline in Europe. 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. From 2005 to 2007, British Airways was awarded the title of “World’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards. In 2012 Skytrax British Airways awarded the title of “Best Transatlantic Airline”.

British Airways was privatized and entered the London Stock Exchange in February 1987. In 1988, it bought the British company British Caledonian. From the beginning of the 1980s, the company Virgin Atlantique proved to be a major competitor for British Airways. Disputes even lead the two companies to court, with a lawsuit that will result in the payment of damages from British Airways. However, this incident did not prevent the latter from becoming in the 1990s the most profitable company in the world.

British Airways is a founding member of the oneworld alliance. Thanks to its partnerships and codeshare agreement, British Airways is one of the few airlines that fly to all six inhabited continents, with one of the largest and most modern fleets in the world.

British Airways Hub Airports

London Heathrow Airport (LHR / EGLL)

London Gatwick Airport (LGW / EGKK)

London City Airport
Manchester Airport

British Airways Classes of Service


Economy class includes a generous free baggage allowance, free drinks and snacks or meals and online check-in.

Ergonomically designed seats, complete with lumbar support, adjustable headrest and recline. Blankets, cushions, eyeshades and flight socks are also provided to make your journey a more comfortable one.

Premium economy

Premium economy, available on selected long haul routes, provides passengers with more legroom, more privacy, space and comfort in a smaller, secluded cabin.


Business class provides passengers with lounge access, meals and drinks, extra space to work or relax and fully flat beds on all long haul flights.

First fully flat bed that has been specially designed to adapt to different needs. It offers four preset seat positions, as well as the flexibility to create your own using the fine adjustment buttons. Passengers in Business Class can enjoy meals from some of the best chefs in the world.


First is the highest class of travel available.
Passengers that travel in First class receive exceptional level of facilities, from luxurious lounges to on-board fine dining, in every stage of their journey.

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 airBaltic LATAM Chile
American Airlines Qantas Bangkok Airways
Qatar Airways Cathay Pacific Royal Jordanian
China Eastern S7 Airlines Finnair
TAAG Angola Airlines Flybe Vueling

Important Milestones

British Airways was the airline partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games, which flew the Olympic flame from Athens International Airport to RNAS Culdrose.

British Airways Check-in

The largest British airline offers its passengers four check-in options. These are:

  1. British Airways online check-in
  2. Check-in via app on your mobile phone
  3. Classic check-in at the counter
  4. Check-in machine at the airport

British Airways’ app and online check-in are the most convenient for travelers as they can also be carried out at home, at work and on the go. The general rule for these types of check-in is that they can be carried out 24 hours before departure. The latest option for checking in online or using the app is one hour before the start.

Online Check-in

British Airways offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website:

First, the passenger goes to the British Airways online check-in page. The booking reference and the last name are entered there.

After that, all travelers on the booking and all flights within the next 24 hours are displayed. Up to nine people can be checked in here. Additional passenger information can also be entered here, which is mandatory when traveling to some countries.

In the following you indicate the free baggage allowance that you wish to take with you. It is possible to increase the amount via the field “Process booking”, which can save a lot of money compared to the fees at the airport.

The seat can then be selected from the free seats.

Now the boarding pass is created. You can have this sent to you by email and print it out, or you can save it on your cell phone. Printing at the check-in machine at the airport is also possible.

Luggage can be checked in at the airport directly at the baggage counter. If you only have hand luggage, you can go straight to the gate.

The British Airways app

Check-in can also be carried out using the app in the above-mentioned points. You do not have to print out the boarding pass, you can save it directly on your cell phone. If you are a member of the Executive Club, the app allows you to collect Avios and status points.

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.


Airport Check-in

Travelers who prefer to check in at the airport can choose between a self-check-in machine and the airport counter. With the latter option, the closing times of the switch must be taken into account. Depending on the airport, these vary between 20 and 90 minutes before the scheduled departure.

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

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.

Checked baggage

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.

Other luggage

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.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

British Airways Seat Selection

Seat reservations are possible for flights within Europe as well as for long-haul flights. These can be added during the booking, but can also be done afterwards under “Manage booking”. Passengers of all fare groups, except Basic, can choose a seat free of charge from 24 hours before departure. First class travelers as well as members of the Executive Club have a free choice of seat when booking.

Passengers traveling in the Basic tariff can make a seat reservation for a surcharge between the time of booking and check-in, otherwise a seat is automatically assigned at check-in. The prices for the seats vary depending on the cabin and space category.

British Airways Knee Distance

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.

Executive Club/Avios Frequent Flyer Program

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%

British Airways Food & Beverage

Snacks, meals and drinks, as well as informational and entertaining material are offered onboard, in order to make your flight even more pleasant and confortable.
See below the in-flight services provided in British Airways flights, depending on your travel class:

First Class

In addition to the breakfast offers and the usual five-cup tea, the first class is served á la carte. After a champagne at the bar, a seasonal salad is available as an appetizer. The main course can consist of cod fillet with almond satay sauce, steamed jasmine rice and eggplant curry. For dessert, oven-baked custard on sweet pastries with cherry jelly is offered.

Business Class

Long-haulInternational Flights: Passengers are able to choose from BA’s extensive menu, from four-course dining to light salads and snacks, all complemented with wine and Champagne.

On Flights within Europe and some North African destinations: Passengers are able to choose from a selection of hot and cold dishes. On early flights, passengers can have either a full English breakfast or a Continental breakfast. A full free bar, including Champagne, is also part of the service.

Short-haul flights: A hot or vegetarian breakfast awaits passengers on short distances in Business Class. At lunchtime and in the evening, salad, a warm sandwich or a warm meal are served. Five-afternoon tea with cake is served in the afternoon.

Premium economy

On long-haul flights in Premium Economy Class there is an English breakfest with bacon, egg and toast. Continental breakfast is available on request. A 3-course menu is offered for lunch or dinner. There are two options to choose from. For those who start in the afternoon, the crew prepares a five-tea with sandwiches and scones.


On longer International flights, passengers enjoy a three-course meal as well as a complimentary bar service.

On Flights within UK, Europe and some North African destinations, passengers enjoy breakfast with coffee and tea, while free drinks and snacks are served throughout the rest of the flight.For flights of up to 1½ hours to and from London Heathrow, BA offers free drinks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

On short trips in economy class, a snack with sandwiches, fruit salad or yoghurt can be taken. Snacks such as salted nuts or popcorn are also available. There are also hot and cold drinks. Payment is made by credit card.

Special and medical meals

BA provides with suitable meals passengers who require special dietary.

British Airways Inflight Entertainment

British Airways’ High Life entertainment system provides over 200 entertainment choices from movies, TV shows to exclusive High Life Radio channel. Copies of the award winning holiday and travel magazine, High Life is also available to all passengers. In addition, British and international newspapers and the duty-free shopping opportunity from the “High Life” Shop were offered.

All seats have a personal screen and headphones for you to enjoy the 100 over movies and TV programmes plus 50 over music CDs and audio books.


British Airways provides its passengers with the WiFi connection service. After reaching the cruising altitude, passengers can connect to the network in the browser using their WLAN device. The airline provides two different WLAN packages – Browse and Stream. Whoever has chosen the right tariff then determines the period: one hour, four hours or the entire flight.

British Airways Pet Policy

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.

British Airways Lounge

Before your departure, relax in a comfortable, stylish leisure area, with numerous facilities that can transform your waiting into a special experience.

Over 60 dedicated British Airways lounges and more than 90 additional partner lounges around the world, are open to British Airways passengers that are:

• flying with BA in First, Club World or Club Europe
• a Silver or Gold member of the BA Executive Club
• an Emerald or Sapphire member of any of the oneworld alliance frequent flyer programs
You can find the British Airways Lounges in the following airports:
14 in London Heathrow Airport
3 in London Gatwick, North Terminal
3 in New York JFK
2 in Sydney, Bangkok, Singapore, Johannesburg, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC Dulles

British Airways Lounges can also be found at the airports of:
Manchester, Newcastle, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Dubai, Abuja, Cape Town, Lagos, Nairobi, Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin Tegel, Brussels, Geneva, Istanbul, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Munich, Rome, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Atlanta, Bermuda, Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix

British Airways
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Country:United Kingdom
Owner: International Airlines Group (IAG)
Frequent Flyer Program: Executive Club/Avios
Company slogan: To Fly. To Serve.

Number of Aircraft: 275
Destinations:  183
Average Age of Aircraft: 13.6
Type of Aircraft: Boeing, Embraer, Airbus
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A318, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A380, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Embraer 170, Embraer 190

Head Office: British Airways Plc, Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth,UB7 0GB. , UK
Phone Number: +44 20 8738 5050
Fax Number: +44 20 8738 9898
E-mail: [email protected]

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