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British Airways

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

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Latest customer reviews on British Airways flights

4.0 /5
Total reviews based on: 115
London
Malaga
Gatwick - Málaga ( LGW - AGP )
5.0 /5
P.D
Date 2018-05-21 City Ireland Age 51-70 Class Economy

Good flight

3.7 /5
3 reviews
Leeds Bradford
Riyadh
Leeds Bradford - King Khaled Intl ( LBA - RUH )
4.0 /5
E.h
Date 2018-05-15 City Saudi Arabia Age 51-70 Class Economy

Very good

4.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Madrid
Heathrow - Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas ( LHR - MAD )
5.0 /5
mary
Date 2018-05-13 City England Age 51-70 Class Economy

excellent service would have preferred a cheaper price.

4.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Bangkok
Heathrow - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( LHR - BKK )
5.0 /5
Lynne-Marie
Date 2018-05-10 Class Economy

Nice direct flight, much better than flight transfers in the Middle East or elsewhere.

3.7 /5
3 reviews
London
Accra
Heathrow - Kotoka ( LHR - ACC )
3.0 /5
Nick32150
Date 2018-05-02 City London Age 51-70 Class Economy

British Airways appear to be treating the London - Accra route as a second class service. Long delays are becoming routine (we were kept for 3 hours on the tarmac at Heathrow due to baggage issues!!). This is not acceptable in my view. If you can travel by another airline I would do so.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Aberdeen
Heathrow - Dyce ( LHR - ABZ )
5.0 /5
Mags
Date 2018-04-20 City Hampshire Age Over 70 Class Economy

Excellent even though we had a lot of delays due to bad weather the staff were calm and managed the situation very well.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Catania
Gatwick - Fontanarossa ( LGW - CTA )
1.0 /5
Abby
Date 2018-04-18 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

I was shocked that Norwegian air did not have clean tap water to refill our children's water bottles.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Stockholm
London
Arlanda - Heathrow ( ARN - LHR )
3.0 /5
Ross
Date 2018-04-06 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

The seats are most uncomfortable, and are inferior to those on Norwegian for comfort.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Gibraltar
Heathrow - North Front ( LHR - GIB )
4.0 /5
star
Date 2018-04-05 City spain Age Over 70 Class Economy

excellent service

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Leeds Bradford
London
Leeds Bradford - Heathrow ( LBA - LHR )
5.0 /5
Bricky
Date 2018-04-01 City Pontefract, West Yorks Age 51-70 Class Economy

Quick easy and comfortable

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Amsterdam
London
Schiphol - Gatwick ( AMS - LGW )
1.0 /5
Dave
Date 2018-03-29 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

BA have fallen so far down the ladder, they have become a poor budget airline. Best to have a major change in top level management.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Marrakech
Gatwick - Menara ( LGW - RAK )
2.0 /5
Enn
Date 2018-03-26 City Midlands Age 51-70 Class Economy

Sort out the seating!

1.5 /5
2 reviews
London
Dallas
Heathrow - Dallas Ft Worth International ( LHR - DFW )
4.0 /5
HL
Date 2018-03-25

I didn?t fly from Heathrow to Dallas Ft W???? I flew Heathrow to LA, LA to Fresno then Fresno to Dallas, Dallas to Heathrow.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Bangalore
Heathrow - Bengaluru International Airport ( LHR - BLR )
2.0 /5
Muralidhar Cholaveti
Date 2018-03-24 City INDIA Age 31-50 Class Economy

Flight is not reached on time due to that i have missed my meetings and lossed my day.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Jersey
London
States - Gatwick ( JER - LGW )
5.0 /5
GoodGuy
Date 2018-03-24 City Jersey Age Under 30 Class Economy

had no problems at all. Had a fairly good trip!

4.7 /5
3 reviews
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