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British Airways

British Airways

British Airways is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. British Airways was founded in 1974 and is the largest airline in the UK based on fleet size, international flights and international destinations and second largest measured by passengers carried, behind easyJet. Important hubs for British Airways are London Heathrow (main hub) and London Gatwick. British Airways operates worldwide scheduled passenger services to more than 169 destinations.

British Airways is part of the alliance Oneworld. British Airways operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

British Airways offers 4 classes of service on long-haul flights.
First is the long-haul first class service offered only on Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
Club World is the long-haul business class offered on Boeing 767, 777, 747, and Airbus A318 aircraft, featuring larger seats and fully flat beds.
World Traveller is the long-haul economy class offered on international flights to destinations outside Europe offering seat-back entertainment and several complimentary drinks and meals.
World Traveller Plus is the premium economy offering provided on all long-haul aircraft. British Airways offers 2 classes of service on short-haul flights.
Economy Class (UK Domestic) on domestic UK flights. Business Class (Business UK) and Euro Traveller (economy class on flights from the UK to the rest of Europe). Club Europe is the short-haul business class on all short-haul flights from the UK to the rest of Europe.

Our rating:
Advantages of British Airways are the diversity and quantity of destinations and direct flights to destinations in the Caribbean. The fleet is very well maintained. It is also possible to select a seat and check in online.
Disadvantages of British Airways are the seat pitch in economy class on long distances. Not too much legroom although direct European competitors offer more or less the same seat pitch.

British Airways is a good but average airline. No extraordinary performance but a decent airline with good service. British Airways has many flights to destinations in the Caribbean. British Airways is the only European airline still operating flights to Australia.

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