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British Airways Flights

British Airways is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and is apparently its largest airline based on the fleet size, frequency of international flights and its international  destinations. The airline serves more than 160 international destinations worldwide.

Why fly with British Airways?

How to Check-in

There are three main ways to check-in. Travellers can do an online check-in 24 hours before the flight. Do remember to print your own boarding pass prior to departure. If you lose or forget your boarding pass, you can print it again at the check-in kiosk at the airport. Travellers can also check-in 24 hours before the flight using the British Airways app or ba2go.com. Download and store the boarding pass on your mobile. Alternatively, check-in at the airport kiosks. All you need is your booking reference or a form of identification. If you require help, you can check-in at the check-in desk at the airport.

Baggage Fees and Allowances

British Airways offers one of the most generous free hand baggage allowances of any airline. The maximum weight per hand baggage is up to 23kg. You must be able to fit your bags into the baggage gauge at check-in. For those times when hand baggage is not enough, you can carry up to 10 bags per adult. There's definitely an art to packing but even the most talented people sometimes end up with more gear than they can fit in their allowance. Do check their website to look at the different extra bag charges for travellers of different nationalities. It is important to note that bags over 32kg cannot be checked in and must be shipped separately as freight or cargo. Prohibited items include corrosives, aerosols, explosives, inflammable liquids and solids, sharp instruments, firearms and compressed gases.

Seating

Travellers would be able to reserve their seats for free during check-in, although preferred seats may be limited. Travellers can also choose their seats in advance for more choices. It is easy for travellers to choose the seats online either at the time of booking for your flight or afterwards using their Manage My Booking. You may need to pay extra charges depending on whether you need extra legroom or if you intend on sitting together as a group. There are four classes of service on the flight: First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy class.

Booking Fees

It is absolutely free to book your flight tickets online. However, you would need to pay a service fee in addition to any changes to the price of your fare if you need to make changes to your booking, cancel a flight or buy a new ticket. Costs do vary according to different factors such as which country you are in and how flexible your ticket is.

Inflight Services

All passengers have personal seat-back entertainment on long-haul flights. High Life Entertainment's Audio and Video on Demand (AVOD) is available on certain aircraft, including B747s, long-haul B767s and B777-300s. On selected flights throughout Europe, short TV programmes are offered on shared televisions.

Meals

Complimentary snacks and drinks tailored to the time of day of the flight are provided on all flights. Complimentary meals are available in all classes on long-haul flights.