Economy

British Airways has introduced a modern fleet of Boeing Triple 7 aircraft for their services to Australia. Featuring a stylish new interior, the economy cabin is fitted out with the latest slim-line seats with greater recline, larger personal video screens and in-seat power supply. Each seat also features an adjustable headrest and lumbar support. Pillows and blankets are provided at each seat as are complimentary toothbrush and toothpaste packets. Eye shades and flight socks are available upon request.

In-flight entertainment

Entertainment: Enjoy hundreds of entertainment options on British Airways’ High Life Entertainment System. Featuring movies, TV programmes, games, music and more, passengers will find hours of personal, on demand programming. Each seat back video screen is touch activated and easy to use and navigate. Headphones are provided.

Food and Beverage: Complimentary meals, beverages and bar service are provided throughout the flight and passengers can choose from a selection of menu items. Light snacks are also available between meal services.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy passengers will enjoy attentive service and greater personal space at a more affordable price than business class. Premium Economy offers wider seats than regular economy and features more leg room. Situated in its own intimate cabin, Premium Economy passengers are treated to complimentary meal and bar service throughout the flight. An amenity kit which contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, eye covers and socks is also complimentary. Additionally, each seat has its own power supply to recharge laptops and other portable devices.

British Airways Premium Economy

Entertainment: On demand programming is available throughout the flight on personal video screens that are up to 35 percent larger than screens offered before the recent cabin refurbishments. Noise reducing headsets are also available and offer maximum listening enjoyment.

Food and Beverage: The Premium Economy three course meals are offered with a complimentary bar and beverage service which comes with premium wines, beers and spirits. On most long haul flights, the main course is the same as business class offerings.

Business Class

Business Class perks include a spacious seating area that converts into a lie-flat bed. The perks however begin from the time you arrive at the airport. A dedicated check-in lane, priority boarding, and lounge access make for a relaxing journey through the airport. Personalized attention continues upon boarding with a welcome drink and luxury amenity kit. The comfortable arm chair reclines to a fully lie-flat bed and soft bedding and linens are made available.

British Airways Business Class

Entertainment: Each seat is equipped with its own power supply for use of your portable devices  such as laptops and tablets. Enjoy your own entertainment on these devices or settle in and watch the latest movies and TV programs on British Airways’ own High Life Entertainment System. Each seat is equipped with its own touch screen and comes with noise cancelling headsets.

Food and Beverage: Sumptuous menus with fresh seasonal ingredients make for a memorable dining experience, especially when enjoyed from your business class table. Business Class settings include fresh table linens and meals are served on quality dish and glassware. In between the three course meals, tasty snacks are made available. As always a full bar and beverage service can be enjoyed throughout the flight.

First Class

The most comfortable way to fly, First class offers the finest in food, entertainment and service. First Class is especially known for its private seating areas that feature cushy mattress beds with thick duvets. Pajamas are also provided along with a luxury amenity kit with toiletry items, lotions and lip balms. Combine all this with five star dining and attentive service both on the ground and in the air and the hours spent traveling will fly by.

British Airways First Class

Entertainment: Personal 15 inch screens with noise cancelling headphones combined with endless entertainment options will offer nonstop viewing and listening pleasure. USB and power ports are also available to plug in laptops and tablets.

Food and Beverage: It’s always a pleasure dining in first class. The fine dining experience is set off with lovely table settings complete with fine linens, crockery and glassware. Chef inspired menus offer a wide variety of international dishes that are individually prepared and served in courses. Dine when you like as well. The designated cabin staff will deliver your selections at the time of your choosing.

Check-in at Your Leisure

There are various ways to check in for your flight on British Airways:

Online – Online check in is available from 24 hours before departure. You will just need to enter your reservation number before printing your boarding pass

Mobile – Check in using the British Airways phone app. Simply download your boarding pass and store it on your mobile

Airport Kiosk – Many airports offer the convenience of kiosks. The touch screens will guide you through the check in process before printing off your boarding pass. Once this is complete just proceed to the bag drop-off point before heading to the gate.

Counter – Airport check in counters for international flights usually open about three hours before departure. Bag drop off and travel document checks are quick and easy.

International Check-in Guide

at home
  • Know what time you need to leave the house to get to the airport
  • Pack your things, check out our baggage guide
  • Have your flight itinerary ready
  • Ensure you have your valid passport ready
Getting there
  • Be at the airport at least

    120 minutes

    prior to scheduled departure time

At the airport
  • Proceed to check-in counter with passport and itinerary ready
  • Go through security
  • Continue through customs
  • Check the gate number and flight status
  • Sit down and get comfy!

 

Britsh Airways Lounges

British Airways offers 60 of its own lounges along with an additional 90 partner lounges around the world.  Lounge access is available to those flying in business and first as well as Silver and Gold members of British Airways Executive Club. OneWorld alliance members with Emerald and Sapphire status may also use the lounges.

BA Lounge at Heathrow Airport

Lounges offer a comfortable retreat from the busy terminal areas and are quiet places to relax with a beverage and light meal. Some lounges even offer shower facilities.

British Airways Loyalty Program

British Airways is a member of the OneWorld Alliance and frequent flyer points can be earned and redeemed on these partner carriers. OneWorld members include Qantas Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, JAL, Malaysia, Finnair, Lan and others.

Executive Club is British Airways’ own frequent flyer program. Status levels include Blue and Bronze and elite levels Silver and Gold.

British Airways Fleet

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