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British Airways

British Airways

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About British Airways

IATA code BA
Britain headquarters Harmondsworth, United Kingdom
Main operational airport Heathrow Airport
Number of destinations covered by British Airways 183
Most popular destination LHR, RUH, KWI, BAH
Most popular routes RUH - LHR, KWI - LHR, LHR - RUH, LHR - KWI
Year of establishment 1974
Parent company International Airlines Group
Popular fleet  Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A350-1000, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Embraer 190 (BA CityFlyer)
Official airline website

Flying to over 183 of the world's most popular destinations, British Airways is the national carrier of the United Kingdom. Founded in 1974, British Airways operates the country's largest airline fleet of 273 aircraft from the iconic Heathrow Airport in London. And as one of the founding members of the Oneworld alliance, the airline provides connectivity to more than 150 countries and is one of the only airlines to have flights to each of the six major continents. Over the years, the carrier has won several prestigious awards in its stride.

Renowned for its innovative service, exceptional comfort, and warm British hospitality, the airline strives to cater to its passengers' unique requirements and ensure them an unforgettable travel experience. From Economy to Premium Economy, Business to First Class, choose from four distinct travel classes when you book British Airways flights

With a British Airways booking, flyers can also take advantage of an array of services for a seamless journey including British Airways online check-in, and other exclusive benefits.

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British Airways Recognitions and Awards

Award Year

Award Type


Ranked as the second Best airline in Western Europe by Skytrax


Best Airport Lounge by Business Traveller Awards


Best Travel App by Business Traveller Awards


Best Airline Staff in Europe by Skytrax


Ranked number 19 for the World’s Top 100 Airlines by Skytrax

(Awards & Recognitions)

Travel Updates
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British Airways services for Economy Class, Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class

Economy Class

  • An adjustable headrest, lumbar support, and recline
  • Soft cushion and blanket
  • Flight socks, eye mask, toothbrush, and toothpaste on request
  • Delicious meals and bar service
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Flexible baggage allowance
  • Door-to-destination service
  • Priority boarding for families with infants and young children in pushchairs
  • Children's TV, films, games, and a parental lock for other channels
  • Special children's meals

Premium Economy

  • Wider seats and more legroom
  • A separate, smaller cabin with attentive service
  • Two delicious meals
  • Complimentary bar service
  • A personal entertainment system with noise-canceling headphones
  • Amenity kit
  • Priority boarding
  • Double baggage allowance
  • Door-to-destination service

Business Class

  • A spacious seat which converts into a fully flat bed
  • Stylish bedding and amenity kits
  • Access to private lounges
  • Dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding
  • Private suite
  • Direct aisle access from every seat with a door for enhanced privacy
  • A larger 79” fully flat bed and plenty of extra storage space
  • Delicious global cuisine
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Every seat has a private screen and noise-canceling headphones
  • On-demand service on most flights
  • Faster check-in and boarding
  • Room for extra bags

First Class

  • Private, spacious suite
  • A luxurious fully flat bed
  • Delicious, indulgent fine dining
  • Amenity bag
  • Access to luxurious lounges
  • Priority boarding
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All seats come with a 15in screen, with ports to connect up your own devices.
  • High-quality noise-canceling headphones, for minimal disturbance.
  • Seamless check-in and boarding
  • Generous number of bags
  • Door-to-destination service
  • Dedicated helpdesk

British Airways Baggage Allowance

  • Depending on the route, the maximum luggage weight for British Airways economy class is 1 or 2 bags weighing no more than 23kg, except on flights to Brazil and Doha.
  • The maximum luggage weight for British Airways economy passengers and premium economy is 2 bags weighing no more than 32kg each, in case flying to Brazil.
  • The maximum luggage weight for British Airways economy passengers is 1 bag weighing no more than 32kg, in case flying to Doha.
  • The maximum luggage weight for British Airways premium economy passengers is 2 bags weighing no more than 23kg each, except on flights to Brazil.
  • The maximum luggage weight for British Airways business and first-class passengers is 3 bags weighing no more than 32kg per piece.
  • The maximum luggage weight for British Airways passengers using club Europe is 2 bags weighing no more than 32kg per piece, in case traveling within Europe.
  • The maximum luggage weight for British Airways passengers using the club world is 3 bags weighing no more than 32kg per piece, in case traveling internationally.
  • Carry-on luggage is only permitted on short direct flights.

British Airways Check-in Information

  • Passengers can check in online through the website or mobile application starting 24 hours before flight departure.
  • Then, passengers can download, email, and print the boarding pass 
  • One passenger can download the boarding passes for up to 8 people at a time.
  • Airport kiosks are also available for passengers to check-in and print their boarding pass.
  • Overnight Bag Drop is available from 6 pm to 9 pm for flights departing the next day, and before 1 am for flights from London Heathrow T5 and London Gatwick.

FAQs for British Airways

  • Does British Airways allow web check-in?

    Yes, British Airways allows web check-in.

  • Does British Airways provide online seat selection?

    Yes, British Airways offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • Can I cancel my flight on British Airways?

    Almosafer would help you with cancellations. Make sure to check our cancellation policy before making any changes. Furthermore, Cancellation information can be found via your booking details.

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  • Does British Airways offer priority boarding?

    British Airways provide priority boarding to business and first-class passengers, passengers with frequent flyer status or loyalty program members, and passengers with disabilities or special needs.

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