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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: 59
Innsbruck
London
Kranebitten - Gatwick ( INN - LGW )
3.0 /5
lewisgeorgeson
Date 2017-04-12 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Too many hidden costs - not properly explained.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Dubai
London
Dubai International Airport - Heathrow ( DXB - LHR )
3.0 /5
G.
Date 2017-04-10 City Croatia Age 31-50 Class Economy

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.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Genoa
Gatwick - Sestri ( LGW - GOA )
1.0 /5
MarcoRai
Date 2017-04-10 City Italy Age Under 30 Class Economy

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!!

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Malaga
Gatwick - Málaga ( LGW - AGP )
5.0 /5
Julia
Date 2017-04-10 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

seamless flight and an unexpected early arrival.

4.5 /5
2 reviews
London
Gran Canaria
Heathrow - Las Palmas ( LHR - LPA )
5.0 /5
Jan
Date 2017-04-07 City Slough Age 51-70 Class Economy

I paid for the most basic of services so apart from booking flight i did everything else myself.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Hobart
Heathrow - Hobart International Airport ( LHR - HBA )
1.0 /5
TB
Date 2017-04-07 City uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

BA flight. Poor customer services these days. No frills. No slippers, no toothbrush, no second cup of coffee. Poor wine and bland food.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Barcelona
London
El Prat - Heathrow ( BCN - LHR )
5.0 /5
Taca
Date 2017-04-07 City Bosnia Age 31-50 Class Economy

Great experience with BA. No problems at all.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Verona
London
Verona - Gatwick ( VRN - LGW )
5.0 /5
tiundy
Date 2017-04-07 City romania Age Under 30 Class Economy

Flight attendant very polite. Chairs very comfortable

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Shanghai
London
Pu Dong - Heathrow ( PVG - LHR )
2.0 /5
Fhjybvd
Date 2017-04-06 Class Economy

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.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Geneva
London
Geneva - Gatwick ( GVA - LGW )
3.0 /5
Blizaed
Date 2017-04-06 City Uk Age Under 30 Class Economy

British airways has changed. The only difference between them and budget airlines now is the slightly more leg room in each row.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Malaga
London
Málaga - Gatwick ( AGP - LGW )
3.0 /5
Sherbit
Date 2017-03-30 City Uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

Arm rest was broken staff not to friendly

3.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Vienna
Heathrow - Schwechat ( LHR - VIE )
5.0 /5
Steve
Date 2017-03-29 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Great value for money

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Lagos
Heathrow - Murtala Muhammed ( LHR - LOS )
4.0 /5
Big Joe
Date 2017-03-29 City England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Expensive

4.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Manchester
Heathrow - Manchester International ( LHR - MAN )
1.0 /5
Laftback
Date 2017-03-22 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

would have rated it higher but BA stitched me up for a change of flight details caused by them.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Warsaw
London
Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport - Heathrow ( WAW - LHR )
4.0 /5
G
Date 2017-03-21 Age 31-50 Class Economy

glass of water shall be available for free on flight, other type of drinks or alcohol can have surcharge but water?

4.0 /5
1 reviews
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