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The flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. Member of Oneworld.

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Can I use a Thomas Cook headset on a British Airways airplane?

I have always travel on long haul flights with Thomas Cook. This year we are Traveling with British Airways. Can the headset from Thomas Cook be used on British Airways?
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If my ticket allows me to take a maximum of 23 kg luggage, can I take two pieces with me whose total weight is less than 23 kg?

If my flight ticket type allows me to take with me a maximum of 23 kg luggage, can I take two luggage with me whose total weight is less than 23 kg on the back of the plane? The airline is ...
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Get a refund for a flight to a country that has closed its borders due to COVID-19

So I booked a flight with British Airways from the United States (transferring in the UK) to Sweden months ahead of time before COVID-19 was on the radar. Sweden has now closed its borders to visitors....
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Best Strategy to Get a Refund from British Airways

I purchased a roundtrip plane ticket from Seattle (SEA) to London (LHR) for a trip that was supposed to take place the last week of March on British Airways (BA). Unfortunately I had to cancel the ...
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BA Flight Number In October 1974 [duplicate]

I am hoping to get the flight number of a BA flight from LHR to Sydney Airport (Kingsford smith) leaving LHR on Monday 14th October 1974 and arriving in Sydney on Wednesday 16th October 1974 ...
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Why did changing my ticket cost a lot less than buying a new one for the same dates?

I have a ticket purchased from Seattle to Central Europe and I've decided to swap my flight dates to an earlier date. Before trying to use the change function on British Airways' website, I've decided ...
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Delay, Missed Connection - can airline re-book me through any country without verifying visa?

I recently had booking for flying British Airways from New Delhi to London to Nassau, all on the same airline. Unfortunately, the flight from New Delhi to London was delayed causing me to miss London ...
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I am non-EU citizenI have a family residence in Italy . Can I travel to UK without a visa? [duplicate]

I am an Egyptian man married to an Italian woman. We live in Italy. I have a residence card for a family member of a union citizen issued from Italy. Is it possible to travel with my wife to uk ...
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Checking in bags early

We’re traveling British Airways from Heathrow to Singapore. How early can I check bags in? Is there a bag drop?
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Will British Airways check baggage through, despite an overnight layover at Heathrow?

I am considering flights on British Airways from one place to another in Europe, via London Heathrow (LHR). One itinerary has a 11-hour connection, from 21:00h the night before to 08:00h the next ...
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Eu 261 query on multi flight ticket during BA pilots strike

We purchased a multi flight BA ticket, Manchester to Heathrow, Heathrow to Seattle for 20 Aug 2019 flying back from Los Angeles to Heathrow then connection to Manchester departing LA on 9 September. ...
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Conflicting reports of Hand Baggage allowance on British Airways (23 vs 7 kilos) [closed]

I'm going for a BA International Flight tomorrow (DEL - LR - YYZ). I remember reading that BA allows 7 kilograms in cabin luggage/carry-on, and it still says so on the e-Ticket which I got from the ...
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How can I tell if a flight itinerary is fake?

I tried calling the airlines, and I tried tracking apps. How can I tell if this flight itinerary is fake? I spoke to the person before they boarded their flight. The flight is with British Airways, ...
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20 hours Layovers at Heathrow and Dublin airports. Do I require transit visa for both?

I hold an Indian Passport. I am traveling from Mumbai to Washington DC via the British Airways flight which has two layovers: 16 hours in London and 4 hours in Dublin. I possess an F-1 US student ...
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Is transit Visa required at London and Dublin? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Canada with layovers at London and Dublin ( Mumbai - London - Dublin - Canada) with British Airways. I have an Indian passport and Canadian Student Visa. Both the layovers are below ...
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Long layover in London with change in airport

I have a flight from Mumbai to Toronto with British Airways with a 18 hr layover in London where I also have to change airports. My itinerary looks like this (all times are local): BOM-LHR dep on ...
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How many BA tier points can one be short vs official guideline and still retain status?

I know it's somewhere between 5 and 25 but not sure how much? Also does one need to call executive club to retain the status (when short a handful of points) or is it automatic? For instance, ...
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Will British Airways compensate if my entertainment screen was defective for an entire flight? [duplicate]

I was wondering will I get a compensate if the screen was not working the entire flight from London to LA through the British airlines? I did report the issue.
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Need urgent help in Applying for u.k Direct transit Visa from london [duplicate]

I am Indian national, with students one year Visa studying in France. For two months vacation, I have booked a round trip flight ticket from Paris to Delhi with transit in London Heathrow airport and ...
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Can I use Qantas Frequent Flier points to book flights with British Airways?

Qantas and British Airways are part of the OneWorld alliance; so air-miles/points, from British Airways get added to my Qantas frequent flier card. I am looking to do a short haul flight from the UK ...
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What are the headphones like on the British Airways Boeing 787 economy? [closed]

What are the headphones like on the British Airways Boeing 787 economy? I have lost my noise cancelling headphones so I want to know.
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Connecting T1 to T3 at DXB, different airlines [closed]

Flying from LHR to DXB arriving at 2345 on BA (terminal 1). Bought a separate ticket (separate PNR) on EK departing at 0215 from T3. I understand that BA will not interline my baggage through to EK so ...
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How long do I need from landing to reaching the train station in Zürich Airport when arriving from London?

I am arriving at the Zürich airport from London, scheduled to arrive at 6:20pm in the evening. I am wondering if anybody has an approximate idea of how long it normally takes to get to the train ...
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Is EU residence permit still valid for transit through London for a Non-EU citizen(post brexit) [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to India via London from Helsinki in April 2019( post brexit) , I currently hold a residence premit issued by Finland, Do I need to apply to for a transit Visa (Direct Air Transit ) ...
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Is it possible to buy a printed copy of an inflight magazine?

I'm interested specifically in the British Airway's inflight magazine "High Life", for which I couldn't find any printed copies outlet.
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Travel agent didn't append MR to my name and my name ends in MS. This caused my first name to be put as Ms on ticket

Whenever I book a flight through any travel agency/website; they always make a data entry of my name as "BADWAL/SHUMSMR". However, this time I decided to book with Expedia India; and they just ...
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Is the official UK website for transit visa requirements safe to follow? [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport and a European residence permit card. I was travelling from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi with a 2 hours transit time in London Heathrow without any change of airport. I was however ...
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Using airline headphones with own equipment (during a flight)

I have the inverse problem of Can I use regular headphones on transatlantic British Airways 747 flights?: I'd like to use BA headphones (with a dual 3.5mm connector) with my own laptop during the ...
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BA: “anx9c1s6 type fares”?

What are "anx9c1s6 type fares", as seen on the following screenshot I got from britishairways.com while making a booking? (Googling yields zero hits.)
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Saturday-night stay for multi-city itineraries [duplicate]

In airline travel, how does Saturday-night stay pricing work for multi-city itineraries? For a roundtrip booking it is pretty clear what the destination is, but less so for more complicated ...
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Are the prices of short-haul British Airways flights known to fluctuate (within the Economy class), or they only ever increase? [duplicate]

I've had a flight price tracked in Google Flight for a couple of days because I couldn't yet decide if I could take it. Unfortunately it has gone up by 25% last night (~170 to ~220 EUR). The flight ...
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Online check in for connecting flight (different airlines)

I'll be flying with Air New Zealand from LAX to LHR and then from LHR to PRG with British Airways. I have both bookings available under the same Air NZ booking reference and they are all visible in my ...
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How do I go from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Sofitel in Terminal 5 during a stopover?

I will be arriving with my toddler in Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 via British Airways, and leaving the next day from Terminal 5 also on British Airways. I have booked a room at Sofitel near Terminal 5 ...
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Transit Visa for UK with Refugee Travel Permit [duplicate]

I am flying from Zürich to Oman via British airways and it will make a stop in Heathrow airport to change the flight (Arrival & Departure from the same terminal). I have Swiss Blue Passport (...
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Immigration at Chicago or Pittsburgh [duplicate]

I am traveling from Delhi to London to Chicago to Pittsburgh via British Airways. I have a terminal change at Chicago airport and have a 2-hour window to do so. Will my immigration take place in ...
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Is the “laptop ban” for flights from Turkey to the UK in force?

Last year the UK government implemented a ban on electronic devices for the flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia. How does the UK electronics travel ban affect my ...
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Which airline do I check in with on codeshare flights?

I have a fairly complex itinerary in terms of ticketing which left me stumped in terms of codeshares and the process around checking in, which is potentially applicable across multiple airlines. (For ...
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Booking a BUD-HEL Finnair flight using Avios

I have some frequent-flyer points (Avios) in my Iberia.com account, but I am having difficult time spending them. I want to fly a nonstop return flight Budapest-Helsinki AY1252 with return AY1255 ...
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Will we have enough time to make our connecting flight at Heathrow?

We will arrive at London Heathrow at 7:05 am in Terminal 5 from Brussels. Our next flight will be at 8:30 am, also in Terminal 5. We have stopover of 1 hour 25 minutes, and we must be at our departure ...
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Available seat choices on British Airways flights

I recently flew economy class with British Airways, short haul within Europe if that makes a difference. My booking gave me the ability to either pay to reserve a specific seat or wait until 48 hours ...
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Travelling from PHL to BOS to LHR, do I need security check at BOS again?

I am travelling from Philadelphia to New Delhi. The flight is with American Airlines, from Philadelphia to Boston to London To New Delhi. Do I need to come out land-side at Boston airport, for ...
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BA 185, what airplane configuration is this?

On Monday, the 16th July 2018 I'll be flying BA185 from LHR to EWR on what is seemingly a 777. Seatguru claims that BA has four different 777s but none of those seem to match the layout that BA shows ...
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Delayed international baggage held by customs

This is a strange situation I am in. Due to flight delays, I was rerouted into the US through a different airport. My initial route London-->Philadelphia was changed to London->DC->Philadelphia. ...
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Going from London Heathrow/LHR T5 (arrivals) to T2 (arrivals)

I am travelling from USA to London this December (2017). My British Airways flight will land at London/LHR T5. I wish to access the premium plaza lounge in T2 arrivals. I have used this lounge ...
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Request for Transit Visa

I am travelling to Nigeria on British Airways from America on 18th December with a stop over for 15hrs waiting before my content flight at Heathrow Airport on 19th December, 2017, can I get a transit ...
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Why can't I take food from the plane when entering the US?

I was on a BA flight recently (LHR-JFK) and I was given a sealed cheese and tomato sandwich by a flight attendant about 90 minutes before landing. Everyone else was given a similar sandwich, probably ...
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Air travel while pregnant

An Indian citizen, who is six months pregnant, is travelling with her spouse. They both hold PR status in Canada. Their preferred airlines for a journey from India to Canada are Saudi Airlines, Jet ...
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Can I travel multiple one-way back-and-forth flights to the same destinations on one day?

Flying between KUL and PEN on Malaysia in Business yield 40 British Airways Executive Club Tier Points, and costs only £50-55, which is a very attractive £1.25-1.38 per Tier Point. If I book multiple ...
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Claiming Avios / BA Tier points for a rebooked flight

My Icelandair flight to Denver via Keflavik was rebooked by the airline to a direct BA flight when the first leg was delayed (which would have meant missing my connection). I am a member of the BA ...
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Will my baggage be sent through to my final destination?

I am flying from ELQ airport in Saudia Arabia to Istanbul (IST) on Turkish Airline and from Istanbul (IST) to London (LHR) on British Airways. Do I have to claim and recheck my baggage in Istanbul ...