British Airways: Tickets, Schedules and Routes

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British Airways Ticket Types
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British Airways: FAQs

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British Airways: British Airways was founded in 1974 by the British Government as a consolidation of four UK airliners. This UK airline operated as a state company for almost 13 years before becoming privatized in 1987. It is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance, which includes other large airlines Cathay Pacific, Qantas and American Airlines. With its impressive fleet and recognized standards of service, British Airways remains one of the most popular airlines both in the UK and worldwide. British Airways is the largest British airline, coming second only to easyJet in terms of the number of passengers carried annually. British Airway's base is at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and it travels not only domestically, but throughout Europe and across the globe.

British Airway Ticket Types

Euro Traveller (within UK and Europe)

There are several options for ticket fares when traveling with British Airways within the UK and Europe. To find out more about the options and to find the best one for you, check the options below.

Basic

  • 2 x hand luggage
  • Optional Extras: 1 x checked in bag, choose seat, change flights (+ fare difference), food and drink onboard.
  • Basic Euro Traveller tickets are non- refundable.

Plus

  • 2 x hand luggage
  • 1 x checked bag
  • Optional extras: Free seat choice 48 hours before departure, can change flight until 1 hour before, can change flight any time for a fee + fare difference.
  • Tickets are non-refundable

Plus Flex

  • 2 x hand luggage
  • 1 x checked bag
  • Choose seat anytime
  • Free to change flight at anytime (+fare difference may apply)
  • Plus Flex ticket are full refundable.

Club Europe

  • 2 x hand luggage
  • 2 x checked bag
  • Choose seat anytime
  • Complimentary Food + Drink
  • Priority Boarding
  • Free to change flight at anytime (+fare difference may apply)

World Traveller (long haul from outside Europe)

British Airways not only flies within Europe and the UK but it also has many long haul flights across the world. For these flights, British Airways class fares or ticket types vary from the options available for short-haul flights with more premium options available.

Economy

  • Basic: 2 x hand luggage
  • Complimentary meals and bar service
  • Extra Fee: 1 x checked bag, choose seat

  • Standard:2 x hand luggage
  • 1 x checked bag
  • Choose seat from 24 hours before departure
  • Complimentary meals and bar service

World Travaller Plus

  • 2 x Hand luggage
  • 1 x Checked bag
  • Wider Seats and more legroom
  • Priority Boarding
  • Choose seat anytime
  • 2 x Complimentary Meals and Bar Service

Club World

  • 2 x hand luggage
  • 1 x checked bag
  • Wider Seats that recline into a bed
  • Priority Boarding
  • FastTrack and access to airport lounges
  • Complimentary three course meal, bar service and access to the club kitchen throughout the flight

First (on selected Flights)

  • 2 x hand luggage
  • 3 x checked bag
  • Ptivate suites, with beds that recline into beds
  • Priority Boarding
  • FastTrack and access to airport lounges
  • Complimentary three course meal, bar service and access to the club kitchen throughout the flight

Popular British Airways Destinations

As British Airways main hub is at Heathrow, all routes are from London to neighboring cities. However, you can also get flights to London from outside of Europe including New York, LA and Boston.

British Airways: FAQs

Can I Choose my Own Seat?

Depending on the ticket type you have purchased depends on being able to choose a seat. If you have a basic fare then you'll be allocated a seat. If you would like to change it then there will be a fee which varies depending on where you sit. If you have a basic plus then you'll be able to pick your seat up to 48 hours before you fly.

What's the luggage allowance?

All passengers, regardless of ticket type, are allowed one piece of cabin bag (no bigger than 56cm x 45 cm x 25 cm) and a handbag and/or laptop bag (no bigger than 40cmx 30cm x 15cm). If a bag is oversized or over the weight limit then it will have to go in the hold, sometimes at an extra cost.

If you have a basic fare then you will need to pay for checked baggage. If you have a plus, plus flex, club Europe or Club world then you have a checked bag included in the original ticket price.

Can I Cancel/Refund My Ticket?

If you've noticed a mistake with your ticket then you have up to 24 hours to cancel or change the flight. After 24 hours refunds are dependent on the ticket type you originally purchased. If you bought a basic or plus ticket then a refund is not possible. If you a bought a flex plus ticket then a refund can be issued up to an hour before the flight and all Club Europe tickets can claim a refund anytime up to the flights departure.

Is there assistance if traveling with a disability?

If you need assistance then it is readily available, you just need to contact British Airways at least 48 hours before your flight to inform them.
Fully licensed guide dogs are allowed to travel for free but British Airways must be notified at least 14 days before the flight. If you are flying with s subsidiary of British Airways then they should be contacted directed.

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