British Airways (BA) is the United Kingdom flag carrier airline and the country’s largest airline based on its international destinations, fleet size and international flights . It is the second largest when measured by passengers and has its main hub at London Heathrow Airport. British Airways is one of the founding members of the One world airline alliance, an alliance which has grown to be the third-largest, after SkyTeam and Star Alliance. It merged with Iberia in 2011 to create the International Airlines Group (IAG), the world's third-largest airline group in terms of annual revenue and also the second-largest in Europe.
In 2008, the airline carried 34.6 million passengers. British Airways holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating License, this means it is allowed to carry passengers, cargo, and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats. British Airways serves more than 160 destinations, including six domestic. It is one of the few airlines to fly to all six permanently inhabited continents in the world and airports.
British Airways Check-In
The Online Check-in should be available 24 hours before your flight departure time and up to 1 hour, before your flight is scheduled to depart. It is advised you arrived at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure.
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British Airways Flight Baggage Allowance
Passengers are allowed to carry at least one bag of up to 23Kg. A checked bag can be up to 90cm x 75cm x 43cm (35.5in x 29.5in x 16in), this includes any bits that stick out, like the handle, pockets and wheels. For passengers with larger items up to 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75in x 29.5in x 25.5in, it can be carried for an additional over-sized bag charge. An additional baggage will be charged for extra at the airport rate.
- Explosives, fireworks, flares
- Corrosive substances, such as acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries
- Strongly magnetic materials
- Containers with flammable liquids such as lighter fuel, paint, varnish, cleaning agents
- Items that ignite easily, such as matches
- Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances, such as quicksilver, bacteria and virus cultures.
- Radioactive materials and items
The flight crews are trained to give you an excellent service during your traveling. During long haul flights, you are offered movies, food, music and the flight seating arrangement is comfortable to make you feel at rest until you get to your destination.
High Life Magazine is the airline’s in-flight magazine. It has a lot of features such as entertainment, lifestyles, and offers from the airline, health tips, and many more.
British Airways Flight Frequent Flyer
Executive Club is the frequent flyer programme, that is designed to reward and recognize individual members and also make every flight exciting and enjoyable.
There are four tiers of Executive Club membership: Blue, Bronze, Silver and Gold. There are different benefits that come with each tiers including lounge offers.
British Airways Fleet
Airbus A318-100, Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200,Airbus A321-200, Airbus A350-1000, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 737-400, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9
British Airways Classes
Economy, Premium economy, Business and First Class are the four classes you can make use of when traveling with British Airways flights
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