Cheap British Airways Flights (BA)


oneworld's founder member British Airways launched the world's first daily scheduled international air service and remains the world's leading international airline. Throughout its history, it has been a pioneer - the first airline to offer jet passenger services, the first to operate weather-beating autolandings, the first to offer supersonic passenger services and the first in the modern era to offer fully-flat beds.

British Airways has also launched a new airline, OpenSkies, which began flying between the USA and points in continental Europe in 2008. Its inaugural route operates daily service between Paris Orly and New York JFK, with plans for expansion in autumn 2008. OpenSkies is not part of oneworld.

Its main base is London Heathrow, the world's most popular international airport. It also has a hub at London Gatwick.

With its franchisees and affiliates, it serves 165 destinations and more than 75 countries, in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and North and South America.

Travel Classes:
On its most of its longhaul flights, British Airways offers four cabins:

FIRST, complete with fully flat seats, each in its own cocoon-style area with a seat for a companion to join the passenger for meals or a chat
Club World, with flat bed sleeper seats. An upgrade to this service is currently underway. For further details, see
World Traveller Plus, a premium economy service, offering more room in-flight and dedicated check-in desks
World Traveller, the airline's economy, or coach, class

On its European flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick and City, the airline offers:
♦ Club Europe business class
♦ Euro Traveller economy

Its UK domestic routes are all one-class, as are its services between the UK regions and continental Europe. Even passengers on the cheapest tickets are promised the full-service treatment, with free in-flight meals and drinks on all mainline flights.

Codeshare Partners:
Among its oneworld partners, British Airways owns 13 per cent of Iberia - and the two airlines announced in July 2008 plans to merge. A month later they also applied for anti-trust immunity with American Airlines. BA has a wide-ranging commercial agreements with Iberia, and with Qantas. It also code-shares with all other members of the alliance.

Beyond oneworld, it has commercial links with Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines, bmi and Flybe.

oneworld Airline Affiliates:
♦  BA Cityflyer: BA Cityflyer is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways and operates all UK and European services to and from London City airport.
Comair: British Airways' Southern African franchisee, operating services with a BA flight prefix, with aircraft painted in BA colours and with crew wearing BA uniforms. It provides Club and Traveller (business and economy class) services to BA standards. British Airways itself owns an 18.3 per cent stake in Comair. It operates around 50 flights a day, using mainly Boeing 737s, serving Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth in South Africa and four points in neighbouring Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Its own website is
Sun-Air of Scandanavia: A privately-owned Danish airline, which flies as a British Airways franchisee, with a BA flight prefix, aircraft painted in BA colours and crew wearing BA uniforms. It operates around 30 flights a day from Denmark (Billund, Aarhus and Aalborg) to other points in Scandinavia, Finland, Belguim, Germany and the UK, using a fleet of Dornier 328's and ATP's mainly. It boarded some 200,000 passengers last year. Its own website is

Frequent Flyer:
Greater benefits with Executive Club
As an Executive Club member, you can collect Miles and Executive Club Points across the oneworld network. Gold and Silver members can enjoy extra benefits such as entry to over 550 lounges worldwide.

Airport Lounge Tour:
Experience the Galleries Club lounge

British Airways invites all oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members to enjoy its Galleries lounges, including the flagship Galleries lounges complex at London Heathrow Terminal 5.

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