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British Airways can trace its origins back to the birth of civil aviation, the pioneering days following World War I. In the 90 years that have passed since the world's first schedule air service on 25 August 1919, air travel has changed beyond all recognition.

The airline is now a full service global airline, offering year-round low fares with an extensive global route network flying to and from centrally-located airports.

Additional benefits of flying with British Airways

Executive Club/BA miles

The Executive Club is British Airways' frequent flyer programme. As an Executive Club member you will earn BA Miles on qualifying flights whenever you fly with them or oneworld® alliance partners. The amount you earn depends on the distance you fly, the cabin you fly in, the type of ticket you hold and your Executive Club tier.

Travel classes and legroom

British Airways understand that a flight is much more than getting you to your destination, it's the start of your holiday. That's why they offer complimentary food and a free bar service on all of their flights.

First Class

First offers exceptional comfort and refined surroundings. Relax in your suite and let British Airways' dedicated crew attend to your every request. From the moment you check in to the moment you land at your destination, First delivers all your travel essentials in a seamless, exemplary and quintessentially British manner.

Benefits of First Class

  • British Airways First ClassFlat beds
  • Priority check-in and lounge
  • Up to three pieces of checked baggage
  • Pre-flight dining on selected flights
  • Elemis Travel Spa
  • Your Quintessentially, concierge service
  • Access to the Concorde Room, where fully waitered dining, private cabanas, and a business suite are available
Business Class (Club World)

Club World longhaul business class is designed around you. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy lounge access, unparalleled comfort, privacy and a menu inspired by some of the world’s top chefs, ensuring you arrive refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

Benefits of Business Class

  • British Airways Business ClassFlat beds
  • Galleries Club lounge
  • Club Kitchen - self-service snack and drinks area
  • Designated Club World check-in area
  • 10.4" touch screen


Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus)

Make your trip that little bit more special by travelling premium economy in British Airways' World Traveller Plus cabin, on longhaul flights. Enjoy added extras, privacy, relaxation and expert service, ensuring you arrive at your destination in better shape to enjoy your holiday or start a day’s work.

Benefits of Premium Economy

  • British Airways Premium EconomyUp to two pieces of checked baggage
  • Less seats than in economy ensures a peaceful flight
  • Large, touch screen



Economy (World Traveller)

World Traveller longhaul economy flights give you comfortable surroundings, friendly service, complimentary food and a free bar service - all for a price that’s within your budget.

Benefits of Economy

  • British Airways EconomyOne piece of checked baggage
  • Skyflyer activity packs for children
  • Personal entertainment screen



High Life entertainment

British Airways' in-flight entertainment includes 'on demand' movies, TV shows and games, as well as radio and music stations.

High Life magazine 

The British Airways High Life magazine, available on flights, features inspirational and informative travel articles and destination information.

High Life Shop!

While aboard a British Airways flight you are given the opportunity to make purchases on a number of products including perfume, jewellery and travel essentials.

Food & Drink

All of British Airways' meals are carefully created by leading chefs, and wherever possible they incorporate seasonal produce in their dishes to ensure we use the freshest ingredients with the fullest flavour. Menus are tailored to incorporate the local cuisine. BA also take advice from their “Kids’ Council”, who assemble twice a year from around the world to give feedback from a child’s perspective.