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British Airways

Before you fly guide

British Airways (BA), as a name suggests is the British flag carrier and one of the largest European airlines with a hub in London Heathrow airport. British Airways, however, operates from every international British airport such as London Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh on domestic routes and also operates domestic flights within South Africa from their second hub in Johannesburg.

They connect other British airports such as MAN, EDI to London’s direct flights all around the world with guaranteed transfers.

British Airways are being largely used for long-haul flights to the USA, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong as well for direct flights from London to Australia.

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class; always check during your booking process.

Cabin Baggage

Max Weight:

23kg (small+regular bags combined)

Max dimensions:

56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (regular)

40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm (small)

2 piece of cabin baggage allowed for free (small+regular)

Checked Baggage

Max Weight:

23kg (Doha flights 32kg)

2x 23kg bags for Premium Economy

Max dimensions:

90 x 75 x 43cm

More about British Airways Baggage allowances on the official website.

Check-in

Airport check-in

  • Open 3-2 hours – 60 minutes (45 for short-haul flight) before the scheduled flight
  • flights to Jeddah – closes 45 minutes before the scheduled flight

Online & Mobile check-in

  • Open 24 hours – 60 minutes before the scheduled flight (for USA flights 24 – 2 hours)

Get the App on

Seat Selection

- Free after check-in opens (24 hours before flight)
- Seats fares are payable per class selected, prices are per flight/per person

Euro Traveller (economy short-haul – Domestic, Europe) – from £7
Word Traveller (economy long haul) – standard from £20, twin seats £30, exit row £50
World Traveller Plus (premium economy long haul) – £18, exit row £50

On board service

Inflight meals

Free warm meal on long haul flights, snack for an extra charge on short European flights

Inflight entertainment

Screen with music, movies and games in every seat

Onboard WiFi

On board of 90% BA aircraft
Regular speed:
1 hour - £4.99
4 hours - £10.99
All flight - £14.99
High speed:
1 hour - £7.99
4 hours - £17.99
All flight - £23.99

Power supply

USB charger, socket (in some aircraft)

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