British Airways

British Airways

Book your next holiday with British Airways

British Airways (commonly known as ‘BA’) operates the UK’s largest fleet, with around 400 aircraft transporting 62 million passengers every year to over 200 destinations. In 2011 BA merged with Spanish airline Iberia, and became the world’s largest airline group. British Airways, along with Iberia, are part of the Oneworld airline alliance, which was formed in 1999. The alliance is made up of 14 full members and 21 affiliate members, putting it amongst the largest airline alliances globally.

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British Airways UK airports

British Airways operates out of the following cities in the UK:

  • Benbecula
  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Barra
  • Liverpool
  • Glasgow
  • Humberside
  • Leeds Bradford
  • London (All)
  • Manchester
  • Isle of Man
  • Campbell Town
  • Nottingham
  • Durham
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Belfast
  • Inverness
  • Jersey
  • Doncaster
  • Newquay

British Airways Loyalty Scheme

British Airways run the Executive Club as their loyalty scheme, with Avios as the currency used, which is shared with partner airlines Iberia, Aer Lingus, LEVEL and Flybe, as well as members of the OneWorld alliance. Avios can be collected not only by flying, but by staying with member hotels, renting a car with their car hire partners, using a credit card that works with the Avios scheme or many other ways. These points can then be spent to book full or partial flights, upgrade your seat or purchase food on board.

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Hold and cabin baggage allowances depend on the duration and destination of your flight, so make sure you check your ticket to avoid paying any excess fares at the airport. Our up-to-date guide below should be able to help.

Flights to/from Brazil

Adults, young adults and children 1 handbag/laptop bag (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 45 x 36 x 20cm / 18 x 14 x 8in)Plus

1 additional cabin bag (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 56 x 45 x 25cm / 22 x 18 x 10in)

Infants (under 2) 1 cabin bag for items required during the flight (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 56 x 45 x 25cm / 22 x 18 x 10in)

All other flights

Adults, young adults and children 1 handbag/laptop bag (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 40 x 30 x 15cm / 16 x 12 x 6in)Plus

1 additional cabin bag (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 56 x 45 x 25cm / 22 x 18 x 10in)

Infants (under 2) 1 cabin bag for items required during the flight (max. 23kg / 51lb and up to 56 x 45 x 25cm / 22 x 18 x 10in)

British Airways Travel Classes

Seats on-board are divided primarily by economy, premium economy, business and first class. During check-in, you may select the seat of your preference, provided it is unoccupied.

Economy

Economy

Premium Economy

Economy

Business Class

Economy

First Class

Economy

Top destinations:

Los Angeles

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New York

Dubai

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Bangkok

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Shanghai

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San Francisco

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British Airways Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Convenient. Booking a flight via the British Airways site is simple and logical, allowing you to browse their best deals and book your flights from home.
  • Great service. BA has a long standing reputation for offering an outstanding customer and passenger service. The airline staff are known for their friendly and professional service, and the airline is very good at dealing with complaints.
  • Wide destination network. BA is one of the only carriers that serve the 6 inhabited continents.
  • Deals and discounts. British Airways regular post deals on their site and via newsletters, so it’s always worth doing a bit of research before you buy your flights.

Cons

  • It’s important to book early. Late bookings may cost more than early bookings, and if you book too late your flight may be sold out meaning you’ll have to look at other carriers and potentially higher prices.
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