British Airways, also commonly known as BA, was founded in 1973 and comprises the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. The airline has two hubs strategically situated in London Heathrow and Gatwick airports. British Airways is the largest airline in the United Kingdom in terms of flight size and the second largest when measured by passengers carried, the first being easyJet in this case. The airline is also the second largest airline in Europe, after Air France.
British Airways Plc and a number of subsidiaries make up the British Airways Group, formed in 1972. British Airways has many airline partners and codeshare agreements. In addition, being a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance has allowed British Airways to collectively serve more than 600 destinations worldwide. Finally, following the merger of British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia in January 2011, one of the world's largest airline groups was formed, the International Airlines Group, IAG.
The airline offers four different ways to check-in. Passengers with a British Airways booking can check-in online from 24 hours prior to scheduled flight departure and print out their boarding pass. Travellers may also check-in using the British Airways mobile app then download their boarding pass on their mobile. Alternatively, it is possible to check-in and print out boarding passes at the airport kiosks or at the airport check-in desk. Those with hand luggage can proceed directly to airport security whilst passengers with checked baggage need to pass by the bag drop desk.
On BA flights passengers are entitled to one item of hand luggage in addition to a laptop case or handbag. The cabin baggage must weigh up to 23kg and not measure more than 56cm x 45cm x 25 cm. Similarly, handbags and laptop cases must not exceed the dimensions of 45cm x 36cm x 20cm.
The British Airways checked baggage allowance varies in accordance with the passengers' class of travel as follows:
Additional allowances apply for frequent flyers and there are exceptions on flights to Brazil, and flights to and from Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. With a British Airways booking different checked baggage allowances also apply to connecting journeys originating in Saudi Arabia going to the USA, Bermuda or Canada as well as connecting journeys between India, the USA, Bermuda and Canada.
Too many hidden costs - not properly explained.
On my way to Dubai I traveled on Quantas Premium Economy. I understand why that service would be so much better as flight was continuing to Melbourne but it just showed me how bad BA service actually is. Seats weren't working 100%. Paying double the price for Premium Economy was not worth at all. Didn't make my trip any more comfortable nor easier. I WOULD NOT USE BA PREMIUM ECONOMY AGAIN. On long hauls flights I would stay away even from BA business class as I experienced the same. I will stay within One World but look for better service providers in the group.
The fly was on delayed of 3hours but I discover it when I arrive in the airport and I was really disappoint because i didn't receive any mail or message to let mi know about the that my fly was on delayt!!
seamless flight and an unexpected early arrival.
I paid for the most basic of services so apart from booking flight i did everything else myself.
BA flight. Poor customer services these days. No frills. No slippers, no toothbrush, no second cup of coffee. Poor wine and bland food.
Great experience with BA. No problems at all.
Flight attendant very polite. Chairs very comfortable
Outward: no magazines. Return no earphones. Food poor, no alcohol offered with afternoon meal. No eye masks, toothpaste. No landing cards given out. Very basic service from BA even for a bargain price. Disappointing.
British airways has changed. The only difference between them and budget airlines now is the slightly more leg room in each row.
Arm rest was broken staff not to friendly
Great value for money
would have rated it higher but BA stitched me up for a change of flight details caused by them.
glass of water shall be available for free on flight, other type of drinks or alcohol can have surcharge but water?