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British Airways (BA)

British Airways is operating the largest aircraft carrier service in the United Kingdom. Based at London Heathrow Airport, British Airways offers year-round low fares on their flights to destinations across the globe, including cheap flights to Cancun. Presently British Airways serves over 600 destinations worldwide through their partnership with American Airlines, and other alliances made possible with Oneworld.

Identity Card

  • IATA code: BA
  • Number of serviced cities: 183
  • Main Hub: London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Alliance: Oneworld
  • Fleet: 287

History of British Airways

British Airways was officially created when two English companies merged in 1972, the British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways Corporation. This partnership made British Airways the United Kingdom’s national airline. But the company itself runs back much further in history than the seventies. Their forerunning company was the first in the world to establish a regularly scheduled international flight in 1919 with cheap flights to Paris from London. With new aircrafts and new routes also come lounges and specialty services including wifi in select airports and the option to dine before flying in order to optimise sleeping time. In the public eye British Airways is safe and reliable. Now having gone through different advertising campaigns, BA has gone from “The World’s Best Airline” to the more recent, “Upgrade to British Airways.”

Travel with British Airways: practical information

  • Onboard services

    • Meals: Depending on length of travel, passengers are provided with either a hot mean or a light snack. There are always complimentary drinks available. British Airways accommodates special dietary needs with a dozen different meals to choose from.
    • Entertainment: Most of British Airways cabins are now equipped with individual screens where they offer a large selection of movies, TV and audio channels, and games. They publish as well an in-flight magazine.
  • Baggage Allowances

    • Cabin: 1 standard-sized bag (56cm x 45cm x 25cm) weighing up to 23kg and 1 laptop-sized bag, briefcase, or handbag.
    • Checked: Luggage must not exceed the size restrictions of 90cm x 75cm x 43cm. The maximum weight restriction for each bag is 23kg. The number of bags you are allowed depends on the length of your travel. Domestic is 1, international is 2, any first-class travel is 3.
    • Excess: If there is excess baggage or your luggage weighs more than the restrictions, there will be a fine payable at the airport. Bags that weigh 23-32kg are charged £40 or local equivalent at check-in.

Discounts and Special Offers

BA regularly offers discounts on flight routes, hotel stays, and car rentals which can be found through Passengers can join British Airway’s loyalty program to collect BA Miles that can be cashed in for further discounts. Children between the ages of 2-12 travel at varying discounted rates, depending on the route while infants travel for free on an adult’s lap.


Telephone: 0844 493 0 787
Departure cities: London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle

Recent articles

BA Cabin Crew Set To Strike On January 10 – 11
4 January 2017

British Airways cabin crew are set to strike for 48 hours from January 10th, in an ongoing dispute over pay.

Rules and Regulations for Kids Travelling Alone
10 November 2016

Want to send your kids on their first solo adventure? Airlines are more than willing to accommodate as long as you follow their rules.

British Airways Will Soon Offer WiFi and Netflix on Short Haul Flights
4 November 2016

The wait is over: from next summer, you'll be able to benefit from inflight WiFi on British Airways, Vueling, Aer Lingus and Iberia short haul flights!

British Airways Partners With M&S To Charge for Food on Short Haul Flights
30 September 2016

Partnering with M&S, British Airways will start charging for food and drink on short haul flights from January next year.

All for the air miles: man takes 7 flights and 2 days to get from London to Aberdeen
15 September 2016

Rather than taking a 1.35h flight to get from London to Aberdeen, this man decided to extend his journey over two days, taking seven flights to reach Scotland!

British Airways reduces its in-flight meals service
16 August 2016

For many, that in flight meal is a welcome diversion. However, British Airways are reducing their in flight meal service - and could be replacing the second meal with fun size snacks.

First direct flights UK-Chile launch next year
30 May 2016

British Airways is introducing the first ever direct flights between the UK and Chile, starting in January 2017.

BA considers ditching free food in economy
23 May 2016

British Airways is considering ditching free food in economy class on all short-haul flights.

British airways: new seasonal route Palermo – London
25 April 2016

British Airways announces a new seasonal route between Palermo and London Heathrow. The two flights per week will run until 24th September.

Easter travel madness: where should you avoid!
23 March 2016

Be prepared this Easter weekend and get the low down on roads to avoid in the busy Easter holiday period.

Latest news from British Airways

BA makes move to take over Aer Lingus
2 January 2015

Now that it’s clear Ryanair won’t be taking over Aer Lingus, it looks like British Airways has made a step towards a takeover, but Aer Lingus has rejected it saying IAG “undervalues” the airline.

BA agrees to regional train tie-up
2 December 2014

Travellers from South West England and Wales will soon be able to purchase rail and flight tickets together, shuttling them effortlessly to Heathrow via 11 First Great Western stations and the Heathrow Express.

Does British Airways have the biggest moustache?
3 November 2014

British Airways has launched into Movember with a ginormous moustache on one of its aircraft. The 5 metre long faux fur moustache has been brought to London City Airport to raise money for prostate cancer.

BA gets closer to southern Europe from Gatwick
1 October 2014

British Airways has added three new destinations from Gatwick to its summer 2015 schedule, bringing the south of Europe even closer. The British airline has added flights to Seville in Andalusia, Las Palmas in the Canary Islands and Funchal in Portugal.

BA to codeshare with Air Baltic
3 September 2014

It’s official. British Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Latvian airline, Air Baltic. The deal means BA passengers will be able to book flights to Riga from Gatwick onboard Air Baltic starting from September 23rd. The BA network will […]

BA suspends flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone
11 August 2014

British Airways has temporarily suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia amid the rising death toll from the Ebola outbreak. Flights are suspended until the end of August, at which point the airline will reevaluate the decision. BA flies 4 […]

BA brings football to the skies with Soccer AM
1 August 2014

British Airways is introducing football highlights and sports magazine shows to its entertainment offering on long-haul flights, following a boost of interest in the topic (no doubt thanks to the World Cup). The popular Saturday cable show Soccer AM will […]

BA experiments with hi-tech sleep technology
3 July 2014

British Airways is experimenting wit ha new hi-tech blanket which changes colour using brainwaves, and ensures that passengers get the best night’s sleep in the sky. It changes from red to blue when the sleeper is most relaxed (in other […]

British Airways welcomes Humphreys as new sales exec
3 July 2014

BA has a new top dog, Stephen Humphreys, who is taking over the airline’s UK and international sales and marketing. He’s also taking on the responsibility of Iberia and British Airway’s relationships with both UK and global customers (good luck!).

British Airways and Vueling sign codeshare deal
19 June 2014

BA is teaming up with Spanish low cost carrier Vueling to offers even more flight options to Spain and Italy. British Airways customers will be able to book Vueling flights and collect Avios on bookings for 170+ Vueling flights.