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British Airways Flight Information

Compare the flight prices of your airline tickets with British Airways , among other airlines or low cost sold through travel agents that we are comparing. Find the best prices with British Airways to enjoy your stay. We offer a small listing of the company's history, alliances, customer services and on-board and list of destinations served by British Airways.

British Airways : Presentation

logo British Airways
  • IATA Code: BA
  • Website:
  • Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Telephone number : 0 825 825 400
  • Call sign : Speedbird
  • Headquarters : Harmondsworth, UK
  • Based at : 4350
  • Fleet size : 264
  • Number of yearly passengers : 0
  • Hand luggage size : 56 x 45 x 25cm
  • Maximum weight of check in luggage : 23 kg

British Airways : History

British Airways is the United Kingdom’s flagship airline and one of the largest airlines in the world.

British Airways was privatized in 1987 and has been present in France since 1999. British Airways flights operate from the main base at London Heathrow and fly to over 550 destinations across the world, both domestic and international.

British Airways is the third European airline after the Air France-KLM group and Lufthansa in Germany. It is also the founding member of the Oneworld alliance, one of the three largest airline company alliances. In 2014 the British Airways fleet was made up of 264 aircrafts, mainly Boeing and Airbus. British Airways is also the only airline company along with Air France to have launched the Concord in 1976. It has one of the largest and most modern fleets in the world.

British Airways : Information about the airline


The British Airways baggage allowance permits passengers to take two items of cabin luggage on board the flight. The number and weight of these bags varies depending on the British Airways class ticket and flight destination.

Hand luggage is limited to 23kg in weight and should be no larger than 56x45x25cm. Check in luggage cannot surpass 23kg without incurring extra charges, and is restricted to 9kg.

British Airways check in can be completed in four different ways: online using the airline's official website, on a mobile telephone with internet access, at a self-service check in kiosk at the airport, or at the British Airways check in desk at the airport. All of these check-in methods close 45 minutes before the flight departure.

Customer and on Board Services British Airways

Onboard Your Flight

Food and drink services are free on board your British Airways flight and all booking classes have access to a wide range of British Airways inflight entertainment including magazines, films, music and cartoons, especially on long-haul flights.

After Your Flight

The British Airways Executive Club is the airline's loyalty program which encourages loyalty from its customers by offering them rewards such as upgrades and British Airways gift vouchers in exchange for miles cumulated with the airline. Members can also receive discount rates for partner hotels.