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

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How to get partner's booking reference on BA Avios reservation?

I booked an Alaska ticket using BA Avios. BA gives their own booking reference which Alaska doesn't recognize. How to find the Alaska booking reference for this reservation? It doesn't seem to be ...
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British Airways advance passenger information - no redress number, can't leave blank

I'm supplying my pre-travel passenger information on the British Airways website for a flight to the USA. It gives the option to enter a US redress number, which I believe would be needed if a ...
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Does BA have access to my travel history?

I am a UK citizen, resident in Austria. When I was boarding a flight from London to Austria the other day my boarding pass was rejected at the gate ("Unable to board") and I was asked to ...
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Guidance on switching airlines and terminals at Heathrow airport

In a few months I'm going to fly from Manchester to London Heathrow with British Airways, then getting on a plane to Melbourne with Air China. I have bought the tickets separately (a return ticket ...
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Baggage division British Airways

I am planning to book a business-class ticket from London to Manchester with a checked luggage allowance of 32 kg. Can I divide it into 2-3 bags with the total at or below 32 kgs?
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Do I need a UK transit visa to travel from Sweden to the USA? [duplicate]

I am from Bangladesh and studying at Linkoping University, Sweden. I have a Swedish residence permit and a USA tourist visa. During the Christmas holidays I am planning to travel to Miami with British ...
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Reward flight cancelled and denied rerouting

I had 3 BA flights booked using reward flights (Avios) cancelled for "operational reasons" well before 14 days and was told I would not be booked on next available flight but had to look for ...
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Compensation for cancelled flight - how long to wait?

Just over a month ago, my flight with BA from Boston (BOS) to London (LHR) was cancelled about half a day prior to departure, after I already checked in online. Long story short, I finally made it to ...
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Do the BA A388 planes have the same folding headrest as KLM?

I took a KLM economy flight long distance (Johannesburg to London) in 2022 that had headrests with wings that folded forward for neck support to make for a very comfortable night's sleep (a revelation ...
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Do BA have bassinet seats in Premium Economy?

Surprisingly hard to find the answer to this on their site pre-booking. We're looking at taking a flight from London to SF and are considering premium economy — are bassinet seats available in that ...
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Compensation under EU Regulation 261/04 - different airlines on booking, who is responsible?

We booked flights from ABZ-LHR-BKK through EVA Air, with the ABZ-LHR leg provided by British Airways, and the LHR-BKK leg provided by EVA Air - all legs are on the same EVA Air booking. ABZ-LHR (...
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BA910 cancelled - was it extraordinary circumstances?

I was scheduled to fly on BA910 today (12/12/2022) and it was cancelled. No reason was provided for why and I was informed of the cancellation this morning. I was rebooked onto a flight leaving ...
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Return leg flights cancelled, any requirement for the airline to pay for room & board?

My daughter is returning from Europe LIS-LHR-ORD and was just notified that her return flight on the 21st (that's tomorrow) has been cancelled and that BA is offering her flights on the 24th instead. (...
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Can I protect my second ticket from the cancellation of a separately purchased first ticket on a connecting flight

Next week I intend to fly from Glasgow to Heathrow in order to catch a flight with Qatar Airways. Can I protect my second flight from the possible cancellation of the BA journey? Considering all the ...
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What's the difference between " Change flights on day of travel" and "Change flights at anytime " on BA website?

The question might sound silly but the difference is only one hour?! What am I missing?
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VeriFLY: positive PCR for Canada [closed]

Trying to upload a positive test (proof of recovery certificate) after 14 days which is an approved method of entry into CANADA. The VeriFLY app will not allow this. What can I do?
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Is British Airways's reason for rejecting EC261 compensation legitimate?

On 4 March British Airways decided to cancel all flights CPH <-> LHR between 7-29 March; this was 9 days before my booked flight. However, they kept the ARN <-> LHR route during this ...
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Flying to the USA on BA - VeriFly app

I'm flying from UK to USA on 1 December 2021 with BA. Reading through the entry requirements on BA site, I come to the part about verifly app: Get your documents prepared and approved in advance ...
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Does UK red-list rules apply to airside layovers (to US)?

I am planning a same-day layover at LHR (airside) from a red-list country to USA as destination (on h1b visa). Would that be allowed with current/upcoming rules? I have checked all rules at gov.uk but ...
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What refund am I entitled to from BA if I first accept a change of itinerary

I paid EUR 670 for flights in August (VIE-LHR). First the outbound flight was cancelled, so I rebooked it (at no cost) for the next day. Now all the flights have been cancelled and I want a cash ...
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British airways refund

I booked a flight from MAA to LHR direct flight for travel in January. BA kept cancelling the flight and finally I changed the booking to a connection flight (MAA -> BOM -> LHR) for the 28th of ...
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How can I tell if a BA flight ticket is fake? [closed]

Is this ticket fake? I’ve tried numerous other things but nothing turned up.
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British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid

My return BA flight (Del-Lon) for the 5th of January is canceled due to new covid regulation. I booked the ticket through Opodo and purchased a completely flexible ticket. I requested Opodo for ...
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EC 261/2004 Flight Delay Compensation (Reduction of 50%)

My British Airways flight (Lon-Del) was delayed by 3 hours and 50 minutes. I missed another connection (booked on a different PNR) and had to bear ticket costs myself and also arrived at my ...
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Heathrow Transit on two different tickets and internal agreements between AI and BA

I’m an Indian citizen and I’m arriving at Heathrow on an Air India flight from Delhi and connecting to a British Airways flight to Milan Linate. Both the legs are on different tickets. Do I need to ...
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British Airways dragging their heels after written promise of a refund (2016) - can I complain/escalate? [closed]

TL;DR I booked flights mid-2016 (with British Airways via Tripsta) I became pregnant I was advised by doctors not to travel (see Zika virus) I cancelled booking (note: flight wasn't cancelled) I ...
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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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