British Airways (BA) was founded in 1973 and is the UK's largest international airline based on fleet size and number of international destinations. The airline has a fleet of over 255 aircraft and offers routes to more than 165 destinations. The airline's two main hubs are located in London's two major airports, Heathrow and Gatwick. In January 2011, British Airways and Iberia officially merged creating the International Airlines Group (IAG), the world's third largest airline in terms of annual revenue.The airline has partnerships and agreements with numerous companies including American Airlines, and being a founding member of Oneworld alliance, British Airways is able to operate a network that covers more than 600 destinations. The company also has agreements with independent airlines based in the United Kingdom, which fly under British Airways name, flight code and company conditions. It also offers code share routes with other airlines. BA Cityflyer, British Midland International (BMI), OpenSkies, and British Airways World Cargo are subsidiary airlines owned by British Airways.
There are four ways you can check-in for your British Airways flight: online; on your internet enabled mobile phone; at an airport kiosk; or at a British Airways check-in desk.
Becoming a member of the British Airways frequent flyer program, the Executive Club, allows you to accumulate points, called Avios, and redeem them for future flights and other perks like special offers and promotions.
Up to 14 days in advance you can check the status of your flight online and also consult further travel advice and information pertaining to your trip.
One piece of hand baggage plus a laptop or handbag is allowed. Both items must fit in the bag gauge at the check-in counter:
The checked baggage allowance depends on the class of travel of each passenger:
Extra bags are allowed for an additional price. Save money on additional baggage by paying online before you fly. Bags exceeding the free weight allowance will be subject to an overweight baggage charge.
Never buy perfume if your getting a connecting flight. Even though it's put in a sealed airport bag. Some cretin of a customs man will want to open them and destroy the packaging. No good if you want to give them as presents
The return leg was a big disappointment as the Dominica Antigua flight was delayed by two hours and my luggage is still missing. I arrived at London without my luggage. Three days after my luggage has not been found.
I was charged 2x (£65.00) for my excess luggage. One online the night BEFORE my flight and again at the check-in counter. I was disappointed.
Very smooth flight, especially the landing. Immersed in my book I didn't realise we had landed!
Flights were delayed and no information was passed on
I had no major problems or concerns.
too expensive in comparison
It was a good experience. Staff very helpful and friendly. No nasty surprises like with luggage or a constant barrage of emails about paying for this and that ...
I was quite happy with my BA flight. What stopped me from giving a higher rating was the fact that initially I got a number of emails to check in before my departure, but this was then followed by a complete silence, which was slightly perturbing since I had received so many reminders as to how full the flight out was etc.
I was depressed and disappointed with this flight because they closed the gate on me and my son, which he was crying because that was his first time to be on a plane. I have to be refunded because I paid €250 for another flight.
Left late , but landed early