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Baggage Policy

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British Airways has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy. The cabin class is also a determinate factor.

Equipaje de Mano

Passengers are given one item of free carry-on baggage and one free small personal item.

The free carry-on bag cannot exceed 23 kg in weight or 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (22" x 17.7" x 9.8") in dimensions.

The free small personal item cannot exceed 23 kg in weight or 40 cm x 15 cm x 30 cm (15.7" x 5.9" x 11.8") in dimensions.

Equipaje Facturado

Passengers free checked baggage allowance will depend on the cabin class that the passenger is flying in. The table below details the free checked baggage allowance of each cabin class:

Economy Class: 1 or 2 pieces of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23–32 kg, depending on the route flown.

Premium Economy: 2 pieces of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg per bag on all flights.

Business Class: 2 pieces of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 32 kg per bag on all flights.

First Class: 3 items of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 32 kg per bag on all flights.

Cabin Classes

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British Airways' customers can choose between Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First Class for their flights.

Clase Económica

British Airways Economy Class differs depending on whether the flights are short-haul or long-haul.

Euro Traveller

Euro Traveller is Economy Class for flights within Europe and UK. It offers a comfortable cabin with leather seats, adjustable headrests, complimentary newspapers and LED mood lighting.

Euro Traveller is split into three different fare structures:

Basic —this includes an allocated seat and hand baggage. With this fare, you can add a checked bag for a fee or choose a seat.

Plus — Plus fare allows passengers to choose their seat for free 48 hours before departure, request flight changes on the departure date for free and a greater checked baggage allowance.

Plus Flex — Plus Flex is a suitable fare provides flexibility on ticket changes and allows passengers to choose where a seat up to an hour before the flight.

World Traveller

World Traveller is Economy Class for long-haul flights. Onboard a wide body plane, it offers a comfortable and spacious cabin with leather reclinable seats, complimentary meals and drinks, a personal entertainment system on all fares.

World Traveller is split into two fares:

Basic — includes carry-on baggage and a pre-allocated seat, perfect for light travel with no-frills.

Standard — includes checked baggage, seat selection and allows passengers to board earlier than the Basic fare.


Seats on British Airways flights are set out in a 3 x 3 x 3 configuration on long-haul flights and a 3 x 3 configuration on short-haul flights. Seats offer between 29–31" of pitch and 17" of width.

Economia Premium

Premium Economy Facilities

The British Airways Premium Economy Service is called World Traveller Plus and is only available on medium-haul and long-haul flights.

Passengers receive a quilt and cushion and can enjoy great in-flight entertainment with a selection of movies and films. Passengers can enjoy the same great menu that's in Economy Class but with alcoholic cocktails and mocktails added to the Premium Economy bar menu. Each passenger is given an amenity kit, which uses materials created from recycled plastic bottles. The kits include eyeshade, socks, pen, toothbrush, toothpaste and lip balm from Scaramouche & Fandango.

What Are Premium Economy Seats Like?

The service offers passengers increased reclination on seats, personal in-seat power sockets and a larger in-flight entertainment screen.

The seats in British Airways Premium Economy are approximately 18.5 inches in width and recline to a 38-inch pitch.


British Airways Business Class service provides passengers with an excellent range of services to ensure they have the most enjoyable flight possible. The facilities offered onboard depend on whether the flight is long-haul or short-haul. For long-haul flights "Club World" flights passengers will be able to enjoy the best night's sleep possible onboard their BA flights. Passengers flying within Europe on "Club Europe" BA flights are guaranteed more comfort on board to help them relax on their European flight.


BA's Club World passengers can expect three-course meals to suit every taste as well as a range of expertly chosen Old and New World wines. Each passenger's seat is equipped with a personal 10.4in flat screen so you never spend a moment bored on your flight. For Business Club Europe passengers, delicious meal options will be crafted to match the length of your flight.

What Are Business Class Seats Like?

Club World British Airways seats give personal space to stretch out in privacy and comfort. At night, seats will convert into a 183cm (72") fully flatbed. Passengers flying between London and New York on BA's Club World London City flights will be able to get the rest they need on board with a seat that converts into a fully flatbed. Power supplies are fitted to every seat to allow passengers to charge their electronic devices in-flight. Passengers in the airline's Club Europe cabin sit on contoured leather seats with 76.2cm (30") legroom and fully movable headrests.

Primera clase

First Class is the most luxurious of the British Airways travel classes. From a personal stylish suite to exclusive spa treatments and world-class meals, First Class ensures that passengers arrive at their destination in style. First Class is only available on long-haul flights.

First Class Facilities

Passengers flying from LHR and JFK are given access to The Concorde Room, BA's most luxurious departure lounge. The lounge offers passengers total intimacy with a private cabin and full waiter service.

In-flight, passengers can enjoy their own private suite and a fine-dining experience with crockery, cutlery and glassware. Passengers are also provided with soft cotton sleepwear and can pamper themselves with the airline's luxury Aromatherapy Associates products and Liberty of London amenity kit.

What Are First Class Seats Like?

British Airways First Class seats recline into a fully-flat bed with a luxurious quilted mattress, crisp white cotton duvet and pillows. Each seat gives 78" of pitch, 22" of width and has a power supply to allow passengers to charge their personal electronic devices.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

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BA's in-flight entertainment is available on all long-haul international flights and offers a range of TVs, movies, music and games.


The TV shows on offer with British Airways are constantly being updated, but the airline currently offers a range of documentaries, BBC dramas, cartoons and sitcoms.


Offering action packed blockbusters as well as thought-provoking thrillers, British Airways has a excellent selection of films to suit every taste. As well as British films, the airline also shows a number of Hollywood movies.


British Airways high-speed WIFI is powered by .air, which allows passengers to browse the web with Chrome, Safari 1E11 and Edge.

British Airways WIFI allows you to choose from two different packages:

  • The 'browse package', which allows you to browse the web, access to your emails, and access to instant messaging.
  • The 'stream package', which allows you access to everything above plus gives the ability to stream music and videos

WIFI Prices

British Airways WIFI pricing starts at £4.99 GBP.

Food & Drink

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British Airways offers a variety of food and drink to its customers, the menu changing depending on the class which you're situated in.

Meal Options

British Airways offer a variety of meals and snacks on board their flights, depending on the route and class flying.

Passengers travelling short-haul in Economy are offered food provided by Marks & Spencer to purchase , including sandwiches and sweet and savoury snacks. Passengers travelling short-haul in Premium Economy or Business are given complimentary meals based on the length of the flight as part of the Club Europe service.

Passengers travelling long-haul flights are offered complimentary food on all flights, with breakfast in the morning and a meal for either lunch or dinner and afternoon tea provided on select flights. All passengers are offered complimentary snacks and drinks in addition to this. Prior to the flight, passengers can check their booking to see what special meals can be reserved, purchased or upgraded to. This must be done between 30 days and 24 hours before flying.

Special Dietary Requirements

British Airways offer special meals for their flights for passengers who request them prior to flying. These meals must be ordered at least 24 hours before scheduled departure time, except for Kosher meals on flights departing from London Gatwick (LGW) which must be ordered at least 48 hours prior to departure. These are all the meal types that British Airways offer:

Drinks & Alcohol

British Airways offer a full drinks service, including alcoholic beverages, on most of their flights. These are available to purchase in any class, but long-haul flights will include a complimentary drink with their meal.


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British Airways have check in available both online or at the airport and the times at which it opens and closes will vary depending on whether you're flying domestically or internationally.

Web Check-in

Passengers can check-in online for their flight on the British Airways online check-in page. Online check-in opens 24 hours before scheduled flight departure time.

Check-in en el aeropuerto

Passengers that can't check-in online or are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport. This can be done by visiting one of the airport check-in desks with the relevant travel documents. Airport check-in closing times differ depending on the airport of departure.

Frequent Flyer Programme

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British Airways' tiered loyalty programme, Executive Club, gives passengers access to special lounges and dedicated 'fast' queues. Passengers can collect Avios (points) every time that they fly with British Airways or purchase from one of its partners. The more Avios earned, the higher the level of membership passengers are awarded. The higher the level of membership, the more benefits passengers will receive.

Passengers can also use Avios to purchase or upgrade their flight on any British Airways flight or any member of the Oneworld alliance.

Alianza de aerolíneas

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British Airways is currently part of Oneworld.


British Airways is a founding member of the world's third-biggest airline alliance, the Oneworld alliance. British Airways works closely with its Oneworld partner airlines to offer passengers a range of benefits for each airline. BA has a series of interline agreements with airline's within Oneworld that allows its passengers to fly to destinations beyond Britsh Airway's route network.

These are all the members of the Oneworld alliance:

This includes:

Special Services

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British Airways only offer a small number of special services on board their aircraft.

Travelling With a Pet

If you are wanting to fly with either a pet, service animal or emotional support animal, you can see all information and advice by Alternative Airlines about travelling with an animal.

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Destinations that British Airways flies to

British Airways flies to a vast amount of destinations, below is a detailed table of all its destinations:

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Frequently asked questions

Are British Airways and American Airlines partners?

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Yes, British Airways and American Airlines have been working together since 1999 as part of the oneworld® alliance consisting of over 10 major airlines including Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

What is the baggage allowance for British Airways?

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All tickets with British Airways include a free hand baggage allowance which includes a hand bag or a laptop-sized bag, as well as a cabin bag. It will also include a checked bag unless you are flying with a Basic fare ticket.

Hand bag - up to 40 x 30 x 15cm and up to 23kg

Cabin bag - up to 56 x 45 x 25cm and up to 23kg

Checked bag - up to 90 x 75 x 43cm and up to 23kg

How do I earn tier points with British Airways?

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Every time you fly with British Airways or one of the oneworld® partners, you’ll collect tier points. There are four Executive Club tiers:

  • Blue Tier - this is unlocked as soon as you become an Executive Member with British Airways. You’ll also collect Avios points and have access to Member-Only offers
  • Bronze Tier - unlocked after 300 tier points have been attained and you have flown with British Airways on at least 2 eligible flights a year. There is also priority boarding available and free seat selection 7 days before departure
  • Silver Tier - unlocked at 600 points and at least 4 eligible flights a year with British Airways. You’ll gain access to the business lounges and extra baggage allowance
  • Gold Tier - unlocked at 1500 points and at least 4 eligible flights a year with British Airways. This includes First Class check in and boarding
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