Not only is British Airways the flag carrier of the UK, it forms the International Airlines Group with Aer Lingus from Ireland and Iberia and Vueling from Spain. With the slogan “To Fly, To Serve”, it is clear that British Airways holds to the highest standards in customer service.
In 1972, the United Kingdom government created a British Airways board to oversee four of the UK’s major airlines. Two years later, in 1974, the four merged into one airline, creating British Airways. British Airways was a state company until it became privatized in 1987.
The airline is based in Waterside, near its major hub at London Heathrow Airport. Also, British Airways is a founding member of the third largest airline alliance, oneworld Alliance.
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- Paris, FR$287RT 3/12 - 3/19
- Rome, IT$327RT 3/10 - 3/24
- London, GB$340RT 3/4 - 3/12
- London, GB$345RTGOOD3/16 - 3/24
- London, GB$345RT 3/17 - 3/24
- London, GB$367RT 3/11 - 3/18
- Paris, FR$406RT 3/12 - 3/23
- Beijing, CN$1,062RT 2/29 - 3/8
- Shanghai, CN$1,221RT 3/2 - 3/16
- Shanghai, CN$1,321RT 3/4 - 3/16
- Beijing, CN$1,671RT 2/29 - 3/15
- Beijing, CN$1,681RT 3/2 - 3/9
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Latest British Airways Information Last modified: Feb 5, 2020 11:17:27 AM EST
British Airways Baggage Fees
With airline service fees and baggage fees continuing to rise, cost-conscious consumers may want to check for updated fees before making a travel decision. Current bag fees for British Airways are listed below. If you need more info, your carrier's web site should have more detailed information. Additionally, all airlines traveling from, to, or within the United States are required to specify all baggage and special item charges at the time of passenger fare quote.
- First Bag:Free
- Second Bag:$100to$200
- Third Bag +:$200to$300
- First Bag:Free
- Second Bag:Free
- Third Bag +:$100to$300
See more information on rules, guidance, and enforcement orders for baggage issues at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Baggage Fee Disclosure Rules page.