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British Airways

British Airways is not only the flag carrier and the largest airline in the UK, but it’s also among the world’s major air transport companies. The airline’s history began in 1924 with the formation of Imperial Airways. In 1974 British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways had merged to form British Airways. In 1987 the company was privatized by the Thatcher government and made its debut on the London and New York stock markets. The British carrier serves over 160 destinations across 6 continents. British Airways is a co-founder of the Oneworld alliance.

Baggage

British Airways’ passengers are allowed to take 2 pieces of hand baggage on board. Both of them should meet the size and weight restrictions which are determined by the booking class and the route. Limits also apply to the checked baggage and depend on the fare type and your final destination.

Travel Classes

British Airways has various classes of service.
Economy Class is the cheapest one. On flights within Europe (Euro Travellers) passengers are not provided with complimentary meals as opposed to the World Traveller fare which is a full-service economy class. World Traveller Plus is the premium economy fare available on selected long-haul routes. Passengers can enjoy an extended menu and personalized entertainment.
British Airways offers a range of business class options. Customers traveling across Europe will be first on board and get more space to work or relax.
First Class service is available on selected long-haul flights. Premium cabins with seats that recline into fully flat beds are among many other luxuries.

Online Check-in

Passengers can check-in online from 24 hours before the flight departs and print, download or email their boarding pass.

Fleet

The British Airways fleet stands at approximately 300 aircraft including Airbus A318-100, A319-100, A320-200, A321-200, A380-800, Boeing 727-400, 767-300ER, 777-200, 777-200ER, 787-8.

London Heathrow

A major international airport in London lies on the western edge of the British capital, around 24 km away from the city center. It’s the busiest airport in Europe and the third in the world by total passenger traffic. Within the terminals, you’ll find various facilities, such as bars, restaurants, cafés, shops, and others. There is Wi-Fi available throughout the airport as well as free computer desks with broadband access.

In-flight Meals

British Airways contracted Marks & Spencer as its food supplier and charges for food and drinks on its European flights (it does not apply to the business class passengers). Complimentary meals are served on all long-haul routes. The in-flight meal can be chosen and purchased from online menu between 30 days and 24 hours before the flight. 

Additional Services

On long-haul flights, British Airways offers a wide range of in-flight entertainment – from feature movies through documentaries to TV programs, as well as music, books, audiobooks, and games.