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British Airways is the third largest British airline (IATA code: BA). British Airways belongs to International Airlines Group. In terms of the quantity of passengers transported by British Airways, it is additionally the third largest airline company within Europe. The airline is a member of Oneworld. The hub of the airline can be found at London Heathrow Airport. British Airways’ subsidiary airlines include BA CityFlyer. The company owns 277 fleets and flies to 183 destinations.
British Airways check-in
You can check into British Airways flights online, on your mobile phone, or at the airport either by using a check-in machine or right at the check-in desk.
Passengers who need specific on-board services, or who are travelling with pets, are required to check in at the airline counter in the airport you are departing from.
Find more about how to check in with British Airways here.
BA online check-in
Passengers can check in online from 24 hours ahead of the departure, choose a seat and print out their boarding pass or get it on their mobile phone (first ensure mobile check-in is possible in the airport you are departing from). Online check-in for British Airways is possible here.
British Airways online check-in with mobile
Checking-in and downloading the boarding pass to your mobile phone is easy, efficient, and enables you to plan for your flight irrespective of where you happen to be. From 24 hours prior to departure, you can check in, book your seat, and get your boarding pass on your mobile phone. Before your flight, be sure to check that mobile check-in is available in the airport of departure.
In case there are any issues with your mobile boarding pass, you are able to get a regular paper boarding pass from a check-in machine (if available in the departure airport) or from the airline check-in counter at the airport. In the event you are experiencing problems with your phone, or have accidentally deleted your boarding pass, the above additionally applies.
BA flight check-in machines
These are the screens you are able to use to check in at the airport. Not all airports have self-check-in machines, so make sure that the airport you are departing from does ahead of your journey. Most types of check-in machines enable you to check in with either your passport or your last name and booking reference, which you will find on your booking confirmation.
British Airways check-in deadlines
Check-in deadlines are essential in order to ensure on-time departure for flights. Whichever way you opt to check in, verify you have your boarding pass and that all necessary baggage is checked prior to the deadline.
For further details regarding check-in deadlines for British Airways, please follow the link.
BA baggage allowance
Discover additional details with regards to British Airways' baggage policy here.
British Airways carry-on baggage
The class of your flight ticket influences the amount of carry-on baggage items you are allowed on a British Airways flight.
Carry-on baggage has to comply with airline regulations.
It is necessary to check your carry-on baggage at a British Airways counter or, if available at the departure airport, by using a self-service bag drop service, when it falls outside the airline's regulations. It is important to note that you could be required to pay charges if it happens that you have to check this baggage.
Dimensions of carry-on baggage – max. 56 x 45 x 25 cm
Foldable garment bag dimensions – max. 55 x 35 x 25 cm
Economy Class – limited to 1 item of carry-on baggage up to 23 kg
Premium Economy Class – limited to 1 item of carry-on baggage up to 23 kg
Business Class – 1 carry-on baggage item, each up to 23 kg
First Class – 1 item of carry-on baggage, each up to 23 kg
Additional detailed information about allowance for carry-on baggage is here.
British Airways checked baggage
The free baggage allowance is dependent on the travel class and the fare of the flight ticket.
Checked BA baggage allowance
Economy Class – 1 baggage item, up to 23 kg
Premium Economy Class – 2 baggage items, up to 23 kg each
Business Class – 2 baggage items, up to 32 kg each
First Class – 2items of baggage, each up to 32 kg
BA Excess baggage
There are several points to note respecting excess and special baggage.
For more detailed information with regards to this, and flat fees, go here.
Baggage considered to be excess
Economy / Premium Economy Class – over 23 kg (maximum 32 kg)
British Airways baggage allowance: Sports luggage
Whichever sports baggage you are taking with you, you will find all the necessary information to prepare for your flight here.
There is limited room allotted for larger items, so you should reserve with the airline no less than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time.
More detailed information regarding sports baggage and equipment regulations can be found here.
British Airways baggage problems
When baggage gets damaged, or does not get to your destination, it can be due to several issues. The baggage handling area experiencing technical problems, bad weather, or the baggage tag coming off, can all lead to a variety of issues with your baggage.
For information on baggage compensation claims, or baggage tracing, follow this link.
British Airways claim for baggage issues
It is necessary to report damaged or delayed baggage at once, either to the British Airways baggage tracing counter or the British Airways service desk. Save all documents relating to your flight, most importantly your boarding pass and baggage claim tag.
Written confirmation is always necessary, as well as a reference number of your claim. Till baggage receipt, or your claim is settled, you must maintain these documents.
There is also the option to pursue a claim for lost or delayed baggage with MYFLYRIGHT, more information on this can be found here.
British Airways booking travel classes
The travel class determines the standard of service and accommodation aboard a plane. The number of classes provided varies by airline. There are 4 travel class types available with British Airways – Economy (Euro Traveller and World Traveller), Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus), Business (Club Europe, Club World, Club World London City), and First Class. Cabin classes are then also divided into invisible booking classes, which offer differing services. You will find more detailed information with respect to British Airways travel classes here.
British Airways Economy Class
This is the most affordable travel class of plane accommodation. On all flights with British Airways, you may opt to fly Economy Class.
Seats – 31-inch seat pitch
On-board entertainment – films, TV, digital newspapers, and magazines offered on long-haul flights
On-board meal – available on long-haul flights (World Traveller)
British Airways Premium Economy Class
This is a travel class between Economy Class and Business Class, which offers the passenger added services within comfortable surroundings while getting ready for the flight and while flying. You can find additional information respecting Premium Economy Class with British Airways here.
Seats – are wider, with greater recline, and more leg room compared to Economy Class
Baggage – 2 items of checked-in baggage up to 23 kg each
On-board extras – noise-cancelling headphones, amenity kit and complimentary bar service
British Airways Business Class
A class that offers the opportunity for passengers to travel in superior comfort. The calibre of seating, food and beverages, service while on the ground, as well as on-board perks, distinguish Business Class from other travel classes.
British Airways Business Class: Short & mid-haul
Priority check-in – passengers can use the priority check-in counter in the airport of departure
Additional baggage – 2 items of check-in baggage up to 32 kg each
Lounges – a choice of lounges at all major international airports
Seats – 76.2-inch seat pitch maximizes passengers' personal space and comfort on short-haul flights
On-board meal – exclusive menu composed of meals from the British Isles
You can discover more on short and medium-haul flights with British Airways Business Class here.
BA Business Class: Long-haul
Priority check-in – passengers can use the priority check-in counter in the airport of departure
Additional baggage – 2 items of carry-on baggage
Lounges – access to private lounges
Priority boarding – boarding the plane first
Seats – a spacious seat, which converts into a fully-flat bed as well as provides more privacy on board
On-board meal – long-haul menu combines local and international meals from the world’s top chefs
On-board entertainment – passengers can select from films, music, games, and ebooks with British Airways' inflight entertainment
Find out additional detailed information concerning British Airways Business Class for long-haul routes by following the link.
British Airways First Class
First Class is the highest class provided to the passengers. There is generally limited seating available, and passengers can experience the finest service, in a pleasant atmosphere, with added space and privacy.
British Airways First Class is offered on several long-haul airplanes including Airbus A380, Boeing 777, Boeing 787-9 and others.
Find out further detailed information with respect to British Airways First Class here.
Priority check-in – dedicated check-in desks and fast-track security at various airports
Seats – spacious premium cabin
On-board meal – fine meals served on exclusively designed crockery
British Airways lounges
You can experience four varieties of British Airways airport lounges – Galleries Club, Galleries First, Concorde Room, and Arrival Lounges.
Travelling with children on BA flights
Children aged two (2) and above need to have a separate seat booked.
According to the country, specific regulations may have to be met for minors (under-age children) who are entering or exiting the country, if they are travelling alone, or with an adult, regardless if that adult has parental authority or not.
Always check which documents are needed for flying before the flight, to ensure entry and exit is possible in a particular country.
Carrycots – possible to reserve for long-haul flights only, only for babies below 13 kg. Please note that booking must be made for carrycots in advance. A booking fee for the carrycot seat may be required.
Children’s menu – available on board for children aged 2-11 on long-haul flights. Booking in advance is required.
To find out more about flying with children, follow the link.
Travelling with pets on British Airways flights
Travelling with pets with British Airways is allowed. Requires contacting the airline in advance.
You can travel with pets, with an additional charge as additional carry-on baggage or for transport in the cargo hold area – this is, however, subject to the weight and scale of the animal, and also country and other airline rules.
You can find further information on flying with pets on British Airways here.
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