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British Airways UK

About British Airways

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.

Online check-in

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.

Hand luggage allowance

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.

Checked baggage allowance

The British Airways checked baggage allowance varies in accordance with the passengers' class of travel as follows:

  • Economy Class (UK Domestic, Euro Traveller, World Traveller, Eco) - 1 item of checked baggage weighing a max 23kg.
  • Premium Economy Class (World Traveller Plus, Prem Plus) - 2 items of checked baggage weighing a maximum 23kg each.
  • Business and First Class: Club Europe members are entitled to 2 items of checked baggage weighing a maximum 32kg each whilst Club World. Club World London City, Biz Bed and First members are allowed 3 checked bags weighing 23kg each.

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.

Airline information

  • Airline name: British Airways
  • IATA code: BA
  • Founded: 1974
  • Headquarters: Waterside, Harmondsworth, United Kingdom
  • Website: www.ba com

Latest customer reviews on British Airways flights

3.1 /5
Total reviews based on: 170
Manchester
Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA
Manchester International - Dulles Intl ( MAN - IAD )
1.0 /5
Andy
Date 2017-11-12 City England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Initial delay due to fog caused us to miss our connecting flight at LHR, this meant queuing for 3 hours to get reallocated seats, not happy with the way this was handled.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Rotterdam
London City - Rotterdam ( LCY - RTM )
5.0 /5
Linda
Date 2017-11-12 City Hertford Age 51-70 Class Economy

Expensive for a 40 minute flight

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Beirut
London
Beirut International - Heathrow ( BEY - LHR )
5.0 /5
Roula
Date 2017-11-09 City Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

A+++++

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Kuala Lumpur
London
Kuala Lumpur INTL - Heathrow ( KUL - LHR )
1.0 /5
Jon
Date 2017-11-06 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

BA flight was overbooked so I agreed to travel with Malaysia Airlines

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Dublin
London City - Dublin ( LCY - DUB )
5.0 /5
Siobhan
Date 2017-11-02 City Ireland Age 31-50 Class Economy

Very efficient service - no hidden charges

5.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Zagreb
Heathrow - Pleso ( LHR - ZAG )
4.0 /5
Antonija
Date 2017-11-01 City Croatia Age 31-50 Class Economy

Already mentioned below.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Alicante
London
Alicante - Heathrow ( ALC - LHR )
5.0 /5
Agakiki
Date 2017-11-01 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Wonderful flight - everything went really well!

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Paris
Heathrow - Orly ( LHR - ORY )
5.0 /5
DadaNicole
Date 2017-11-01 City Uk Age Under 30 Class Economy

Good price..but for one hour flight could be cheaper..?

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Tenerife
London
Sur Reina Sofia - Gatwick ( TFS - LGW )
1.0 /5
Emma
Date 2017-11-01 City England Age 31-50 Class Economy

Had to pay twice for same seat due to needing to change the name. Then could not link it to original group booking!

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Salzburg
London
Wolfgang A Mozart - Gatwick ( SZG - LGW )
2.0 /5
Pat
Date 2017-10-31 City England Age 31-50 Class Economy

Not allowed bag load which not enough space for cabin bag for all passengers

2.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Basel-Mulhouse
Heathrow - Basel Euroairport ( LHR - BSL )
1.0 /5
rakesh
Date 2017-10-30 City london Age 31-50 Class Economy

Don't choose this company to book any flight, Customer care executives are very rude. Once you go with this company for flight booking, there is no guarantee that when that particular airline will cancel that flight and you will be forced to catch the wee hour flight. This company will not compensate any your extra expenses and expenditures even if you buy travel insurance while at the time of booking. Horrible experience, Don't go with this ever...

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Vienna
Heathrow - Schwechat ( LHR - VIE )
3.0 /5
KevinRW
Date 2017-10-28 City Uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flight out ok but flight back an hour late. Suitcase coming back lost a wheel due to poor handling by luggage staff BUT BA staff arranged quickly for a replacement case for free so good service there

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Geneva
Addis Ababa
Geneva - Bole ( GVA - ADD )
1.0 /5
L
Date 2017-10-27 City UK Class Economy

The booking failed to take account of the airline dispute between British Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. I had an appalling experience overall and the booking checks were not there to prevent the problems that I had.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Faro
London
Faro - Gatwick ( FAO - LGW )
2.0 /5
None
Date 2017-10-26 City Canada Class Economy

Very expensive to get on flight then not even served a glass of water without being charged extra. No legroom at all.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Murcia
Heathrow - San Javier ( LHR - MJV )
4.0 /5
kuro
Date 2017-10-25 City Japan Age 51-70 Class Economy

I enjoyed the flight and the price was good. Hope I can book again with your company in the near future.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
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