British Airways (BA) is the national airline of the United Kingdom. It is also the largest airline in the country based on its fleet size. The airline was founded on 31st March 1974 with the merger of four airlines Cambrian Airways, Northeast Airlines, British Overseas Airways Corporation, and British European Airways. British Airways is one of the founding members of the Oneworld airline alliance. The airline has its headquarters in Waterside, Harmondsworth, England. The hubs from which British Airways operates are in Gatwick Airport (London) and Heathrow Airport (London). The frequent flyer Programme for the loyal customers is Avios which asserts various privileges to the passengers as per their tiers. While traveling on short-haul flights you get to taste 'M&S on board' menu and get meals by leading chefs in long-haul flights.
British Airways one of the airlines amongst the few which fly to all six permanently inhabited continents reaching over 160 destinations, including six domestic. Amid the destinations worldwide few of the names include Abu Dhabi, Abuja, Alicante, Atlanta, Austin, Berlin, Cape Town, Dubai, London, Lisbon, Lyon, and Milan.
Under the checked baggage allowance bag should be up to 90 x 75 x 43cm, including the handle, pockets and wheels; and two bags of 32 kg each in Economy as well as Premium Economy and three bags of 32 kg each in First Class. In case of Carry-on Baggage one bag (maximum 23kg and up to 40 x 30 x 15cm) and an additional cabin bag (maximum 23kg and up to 56 x 45 x 25cm) is allowed.
British Airways has the fleet size of 297 aircraft. It is the leading operator of the Boeing 747-400 in the world, with 51 registered to the airline. Apart from this, other aircraft in the fleet are Boeing 737-400, Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 767-200ER, Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9Airbus A318-100, Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200 and Airbus A380-800.
British Airways has put forward the seating map of all its aircraft on its website for your preferred selection.
Online Check-in is offered by British Airways which can be done either on the web or by the mobile app before 24 hours of flight departure. At the airport, check-in can be done on Kiosks or on the desk.
For international flights, you need to carry your passport, Visa and medical certificate if required. Hand baggage and weight should be according to the flight rules which you will travel. The items, for example, knife, lighter, matchbox, and chemicals, etc. are not permitted to carry for security reasons according to Dangerous Goods Regulations Act (DGR). Check-in should be done least 3hrs. preceding the flight time.