The flagship carrier airline of the United Kingdom, British Airways is a leading airline with its headquarters in Waterside and main hub at London’s Heathrow Airport. The airline commenced operations back during the birth of civil aviation through the days of World War 1, in August 1919. Over the years, it has managed to adapt to the fast paced world, where technology becomes obsolete almost every other day. British Airways has always focused on providing passengers the latest, state-of-the-art services. In recognition of such accomplishments, the airline has been awarded three Business Travelers Awards in 2014, as the best short haul carrier, best frequent flyer program, as well as the prestigious best airline award. It also won the best airline award as part of The Times Travel Awards of 2014.
The IATA code for British Airways is BA.
The airline has been considered as the airline with the largest and most modern fleet not only in the UK but in the world. The fleet comprises Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft. The 6 Embraer 170 and 7 Embraer190 crafts have a passenger capacity of 76 and 98, respectively. The fleet also includes 6 Boeing 777-300s, 46 B 777-200s, 21 Boeing 767-300s, 3 Boeing 757-200s, 57 Boeing 747-400 and 19 Boeing 737-400s. The Airbus models include A 318, A 319, A 320, A 321 and A 380.
This airline serves more than 160 destinations around the globe and covers most of the continents and popularly visited regions, including the Middle East, South & Central Asia, the Far East, Australia, the Caribbean Islands and South America, Africa, North America, Europe, the UK and Ireland. It covers all the major holiday attractions of Europe, including Spain, Portugal, Russia, Italy, Germany, France, Finland, Netherlands and Belgium. Leisure destinations, such as Sri Lanka, Maldives and Mauritius, are popular destinations in the Indian Ocean. Business travelers to Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain can choose from the frequent British Airways flights.
On board and ground facilities
While there is the option of early web check in, if you do end up coming early for your flight, you can relax at the various lounges and even pamper yourself at Elimis Spa that is part of the ground facilities. Located within Heathrow Terminal 5, the Arrival Lounge is available for all passengers, while first class travelers can relax at the First Lounge that offers the option of pre-flight dining. The Business Lounge is exclusively for business travelers and has an attached spa, where you can relax and have some quiet time before you embark on your business trip. The On board entertainment options include High Life Entertainment, Magazines and Shop, so that you can watch your favorite movies, listen to music or purchase duty free products. You can also pre-book from a wide range of meals to enjoy during the flight.
Online booking and baggage
Flight tickets can be booked online. The baggage allowance is one carry-on bag per person that is less than 45cm x 36cm x 20cm and does not weigh more than 23kgs. The checked baggage must be less than 90cm x 75cm x 43cm or you might be liable to pay extra.