Information on British Airways
British Airways (BA) is the largest airline in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1924 and is now one of Europeâ€™s largest airlines, flying to over 200 destinations. BA is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. BAâ€™s main hubs in the UK are London Heathrow and London Gatwick, with a smaller hub at Manchester. BA is also the parent company of BA CityFlyer.
There are four cabin classes on international flights - First, Club World (Business Class), World Traveller (Economy Class) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy). For flights within Europe, there is Club Europe (Business Class) and Euro Traveller (Economy Class), and for UK domestic flights, Business UK (Business Class) and UK domestic (Economy Class).
BA operates a frequent flyer programme called Executive Club, which has Blue, Silver and Gold membership levels. Points can be accumulated by earning â€˜BA Milesâ€™ for every flight taken with BA or one their partner airlines, using a BA American Express card or credit card and by using the services of any of BAâ€™s partners. BA miles can be used for flights or to obtain cabin upgrades. Benefits include priority on reservation waitlists, choosing your preferred seat, 10% discount on Avis rental cars, priority check-in and boarding, lounge access when flying with British Airways and partner airlines (silver and gold membership only), and use of BA FIRST check in desks (gold membership only).
There are 70 British Airways lounges and 170 additional lounges operated by BA partners across the world. Access to lounges is available to passengers flying First, Club World, Club Europe, Silver or Gold Executive Club members and those travelling on a BA Connect Plus ticket. The lounges offer business facilities, showers and snacks and drinks.
**source: www.britishairways.com 15/10/07
Common misspellings: british airlines, b a, ba airways & british airway.
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