BRITISH AIRWAYS

About British Airways

The national airline of the United Kingdom is British Airways (BA). Its headquarters are near Heathrow Airport, which acts as its principal hub, in London, England.

In terms of fleet size and passengers handled, the airline is the second largest in the UK behind easyJet. British Airways is the first passenger airline to earn $1 billion from a single flight route in a single year (from 1 April 2017, to 31 March 2018, on the New York-JFK - London-Heathrow route).

After the British government established a British Airways Board in 1974 to administer the two nationalized airline firms, British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways, as well as two regional carriers, Cambrian Airways and Northeast Airlines, BA was formed. All four firms amalgamated on March 31, 1974, to establish British Airways. BA was privatized in February 1987, after nearly 13 years as a state-owned enterprise, as part of the Conservative government's larger privatization strategy. British Caledonian, Dan-Air, and British Midland International were all acquired by the carrier in 1987, 1992, and 2012.

British Airways has a fleet of 253 planes with 47 more on order as of July 2021. BA flies a combination of Airbus narrow and wide-body planes, as well as Boeing wide-body planes such the 777 and 787. British Airways' 747-400 fleet will be retired in October 2020. It was one of the largest 747 operators, having operated the -100, -200, and -400 aircraft from 1974. (1969 with BOAC).

The British Airways operates almost 21 flights to and from Heathrow Airport and the UAE per week. Cause of the high demand for more flights between the countries, British Airways despite several ups and downs through the years has continued to maintain strong and good relations with the UAE. 

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ECONOMY, BUSINESS AND FIRST CLASS SERVICES

ECONOMY PREMIUM ECONOMY BUSINESS FIRST
A range of fares with no hidden charges Wider seats and more legroom A spacious seat, which converts into a fully flat bed Exceptional, elegant British service
Personal flat screen with headphones A separate, smaller cabin with attentive service Delicious food and drink options using fresh, local ingredients Your own private, spacious suite
Family-friendly features Two delicious meals, complimentary bar service
including signature cocktails (or mocktail)
Stylish bedding and amenity kits
designed by The White Company
A fully flat bed with a foam and microfiber mattress
topper and 400 thread count bedding
Stylish interior cabin A personal entertainment system with
noise-cancelling headphones
Access to private lounges Delicious, indulgent fine dining with exclusively
designed crockery, cutlery and  glassware from the
finest British designers, William Edwards, Studio William and Dartington
Delicious meals and snacks Stylish amenity kit made from recycled material Dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding Exclusively designed Temperley London loungewear, amenity bag and slippers
More free baggage allowance Seven-piece luxury skin and body care collection from Elemis
Priority boarding Access to luxurious lounges
Exclusive and dedicated service
Priority boarding, straight from an exclusive First lounge

RESTRICTED ITEMS

You can take liquids in your checked baggage but most countries have restrictions on the types and quantity you may carry in your hand baggage. This includes any type of liquids, gels, creams and aerosols, such as:

 

  1. toiletries
  2. liquid medicines
  3. alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  4. liquid components of e-cigarettes
  5. food items, such as soups, sauces, jam and jelly (see separate guidance on baby food)
  6. powders on flights to USA and from Australia (such as coffee, sugar, spices, powdered milk and cosmetics).
  7. Batteries, electric and electronic devices
  8. Some sports and recreational equipment, such as guns, sharp or blunt objects like bats, also falls under the prohibited items category.

 

You can a detailed view of what and how much of these items is restricted by visiting https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/liquids-and-restrictions .

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

British Airways provides different baggage allowances for every passenger depending on the class, duration and destination of the flight they book. 

You can find the details relevant to your flight on your PNR or calculate it using the baggage calculator on https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/checked-baggage-allowances

CHECKIN

You have to check-in at the airport at least 3 hours before your flight or you can check-in online up to 24 hours before using the link https://www.britishairways.com/travel/olcilandingpageauthreq/public/en_bh .

POPULAR ROUTES

COUNTRY ROUTE CODE FLIGHTS PER WEEK DURATION
BAHRAIN LONDON TO BAHRAIN LHR - BAH 5 6h 35m
UAE LONDON TO DUBAI LHR - DXB 3 FLIGHTS DAILY 6h 55m
USA LONDON TO ORLANDO LHR - MCO 7 10h
SPAIN LONDON TO GRAN CANARIA LHR - LPA 2 4h 25m
PAKISTAN LONDON TO ISLAMABAD LHR - ISB 3 7h 45m
INDIA LONDON TO NEW DELHI LHR - DEL 5 8h 20m
Priority boarding Access to luxurious lounges
Exclusive and dedicated service
Priority boarding, straight from an exclusive First lounge

How to Get Cheap Deals and Upgrades?

Download the Akbar Travels App for discounts on your flights or go visit our website www.akbartravels.com  . Take advantage of our zero convenience fee Fridays and pay the flight fare only. 

You may want to book your flight in advance, as rates tend to rise as the date of departure draws near. Also, On the day of your flight, you can check-in online. You may also want to check upgrade costs on the day of your flight as they to be lowered rates.