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British Airways is the United Kingdom’s national airline. It was formed in 1974 with the merger of a group of UK airlines. In 1987 British Airways opened it to the public through a stock offering. The company today is the world's largest Boeing 747-400 operator. British Airways has a plan to develop long-term sustainable fuel options. They hope to turn household rubbish into clean-burning sustainable fuels that will contribute to reducing carbon emissions created by the airline industry.
Here is everything you need to know about flying with British Airways,
British Airways Check-in
Check-in is available beginning 24 hours before departure.
If you are flying to the US you must have completed your check-in at least 2 hours before departure.
British Airways Boarding Pass
You can print your boarding pass before arriving at the airport, use the mobile app for an electronic boarding pass or use a kiosk at the airport to print your pass.
British Airways Seat Selection
British Airways offers Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class.
If you have a Basic Ticket you can pay to choose a seat until check-in opens or you will be allocated seats automatically. First Class and Club Members can choose their seats free of charge.
You must be ready to board the plane no later than 15 minutes before departure.
British Airways Baggage Policy
Each passenger can bring a carry-on and a personal item free of charge. One additional carry-on is permitted for families with infants under 2.
-Economy Class tickets allow 1 bag with a maximum weight of 51 pounds.
-Premium Economy tickets allow 2 checked bags with a maximum weight of 51 pounds per bag.
-Business-class tickets allow 2 checked bags with a maximum weight of 70 pounds per bag.
-First Class tickets are allowed 3 checked bags with a maximum weight of 70 pounds per bag.
Traveling with Kids
Families traveling with infants under 2 are not required to purchase a ticket for the infant.
Families traveling with an infant are also allowed to choose seats for the entire party without charge.
British Airways does its best to seat families with kids however they recommend travelers to make seat selections while booking their travels. Children under the age of 12 will be automatically seated next to an adult from the booking. Seat selection may be limited at the time of check-in therefore might become harder to accommodate.
Strollers can be checked at the gate before boarding and picked up at the gate free of charge. Families traveling with a stroller and a car seat may only check one.
Traveling with Pets
There are no animals allowed in the cabin. All pets must travel in the hold.
British Airways works with PetAir UK to fly pets all around the world.
Service animals are free of charge. You have to call British Airways to inform about your pet at least 3 days before your departure date. You can reach them at 0800 408 1100.
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