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

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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 ...
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Seat selection on british airways 787 flight

I'm be flying from AUS to LHR via British Airways and was looking into selecting my Premium Economy seats. Here are the available seats from that flight: As can be seen in this picture rows 17-21 are ...
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British airways BA256 - BA376 Transit requirement [duplicate]

I am traveling from New Delhi IGI Airport to Blagnac Airport Toulouse via Heathrow London, I would be boarding my flight at 10.20 am from India which will drop me at Toulouse at 20.35 with a 5-hour ...
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Ticket Refund Rights with British Airways After Terror Alert Raised at Destination

I am aware that flight cancellation and refund issues are generally covered by the specific conditions of carriage associated with the ticket. My question has to do with British Airways in particular ...
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British Airways Luggage Allowance

i am travelling on club world from Singapore to London and i understand from their site that the maximum check in luggage is two items at 32kg each. As i am relocating to the country, i currently have ...
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Kosher food on British Airways Buy on Board

British Airways no longer serves a complimentary meal in economy on short haul services, replacing it with a buy on board service. When it was complimentary it was possible to order a kosher meal in ...
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Historical flight stats free of charge [duplicate]

Its not duplicate. Where can i find old fligh status free of charge? I need to check BA 677 flight on 31 July 2016. Flightstats and flightAware are with payment.
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Flight BA677 31 july 2016 Istanbul - London [duplicate]

I need to find arrival time in London Heathrow of the BA 677 flight on 31 july 2016. Can somebody help me? i tried flightstats and other websites but historical flight status check is not free. Thank ...
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Flying from Ottawa to Kuwait via London Heathrow

I will be travelling in 3 weeks, going from Ottawa to London Heathrow (LHR), and on to Kuwait. I arrive at LHR Terminal 2 and, after a 6-hour layover/transit, depart from Terminal 4 for the flight ...
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Book Now or Wait [closed]

I am travelling from Bologna to Philadelphia on Feb. 28 and then back to Bologna from New York on May 4. Currently, the price is 458 Euro for British Airways. However, many online forums say that ...
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Bologna to Philadelphia - American Airlines and British Airways [closed]

I am planning to travel from Bologna to Philadelphia. The options available are American Airlines and British Airways. I never fly with either of these two. I have heard that American Airlines has the ...
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Can I check in early, including my bags, when flying British Airways from Singapore?

I'm flying into Singapore on a low-cost carrier and have 7 hours until my next flight on British Airways. Can I check in early and leave my bags? The official website says: Check-in counter ...
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How can I change flight plan without using a travel agent?

I booked a British Airways return flight a few months ago. I have completed first part of the journey. I wish to change the return date of my journey due to unforeseen circumstances. I had booked the ...
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Buying a reward flight using Avios from Q points

God- I am so confused! So, hubby is member of Qatar and earns Q miles whenever he flies. He has about 60,000 in the bank and wants to use these to take a OneWorld alliance flight (probably with BA) ...
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Lost luggage and inability to check in luggage until final destination

I am a citizen of Kazakhstan and I have recently travelled from London Heathrow 5 to Dusseldorf, then to Moscow Domodedovo and then to Ust-Kamenogorsk(Kazakhstan). The route from LHR to DUS was ...
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If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight? [duplicate]

I booked a return journey with British Airways. If I miss the first flight can I still use the return flight?
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Which routes are likely to be affected by British Airways union strike in December 2016?

British Airways' union has announced a strike on 25-26 December which could potentially disrupt flights. The trade union Unite has announced that it intends to hold industrial action involving ...
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Strange flight pattern - right now BA0213

I'm following BA0213 from LHR-BOS as my wife is onboard and coming over for Xmas. Just noticed this unusual and strange flight pattern just off the British coastline. Any idea why this would occur?
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What is the cheapest way of flying with two slightly overweight bags on an American Airlines flight to India?

I'm flying from St. Louis, USA to Chennai, India.. My luggage is around 4 kilos more than acceptable when checking-in two bags. What would be the fee to check-in these two slightly overweight bags (...
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Does it make sense to pay for reserving seats on British Airways? [closed]

I am flying out of Toronto to London & then London to Delhi this weekend & I am wondering if it would make sense to pay for the reservation of the seats instead of selecting them on online ...
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UK transit VISA for Indian Citizens [duplicate]

Am an Indian Citizen travelling to Ireland with an Irish visa via LHR so would I need a transit visa at London Heathrow airport?
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Where do I enter my British Airways executive club number when I'm booking American Airlines?

I have an executive club number with British Airways. I should be able to use it for American Airlines since it's part of the same alliance (OneWorld), but I'm not sure where it would go on the form. ...
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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from Tehran (Iran) to Toronto, with a connection at Heathrow. I land with British Airways and then I will fly with Air Canada to Toronto. I am an Iranian citizen, not having a UK visa, but ...
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Can air miles be applied retroactively when registering a OneWorld (BA) account?

Can air miles be applied retroactively when registering a OneWorld (BA) account? What is the time limit if possible?
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Can I tell if the airline sold “my” seat after I cancelled the return leg after partially traveling?

I had a flight with British Airways and cancelled the return flight after taking the outbound leg. They refuse to refund a large sum of the money (including the ticket, or seat, price itself). It ...
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Seattle to Heathrow to Edinburgh booked as separate flights

We are flying from Seattle to Heathrow on Delta and arrive at 3:05 pm (terminal 3). We have a separate ticket booked on British Airways to Edinburgh that departs at 5:25 pm (terminal 5). Will it be ...
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Can you transfer from Ukraine International airlines to British Airways at Kiev-Boryspil without clearing immigration (only hand luggage)?

So I'm considering flying Tbilisi-Kiev-London (TBS-KBP-LHR), with the TBS-KBP leg flown by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), and the KBP-LHR leg by British Airways (BA) I will not be able to have ...
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Where in (or near) Chicago airport can I get a few hours of sleep?

I'm flying from LAX at 5am, and have a six hour layover in ORD (O'Hare, Chicago). I am flying business to Heathrow on British Airways. Where can I get a few hours of sleep?
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Do I clear immigration and customs in heathrow T3 for stop over on seperate ticket

I am travelling from Prague > London > Dubai > Sydney. The Prague to London is with BA and London to Dubai is with emirates. They are booked on separate tickets so I don't think my bags will be ...
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British Airways Inaugural Flights

I can see when British Airways will inaugurate a new line of flying on this page. But what about the inauguration of a new aircraft? I would expect these to be out of Heathrow owing to the huge pilot ...
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Convert Emirates Skywards Miles to British Airways Avios or Delta Skymiles?

Is there a way to convert Emirates Skywards Miles to either British Airways Avios or Delta Skymiles? I'm a UK citizen and willing to get a new credit card if it would make the conversion possible.
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London to Seattle, corporate policy is economy. How to get more recline: BA or Delta? Or other options?

Over the next few months I'm going to be flying backwards and forwards between London and Seattle. It has to be Economy class (corporate policy). I might be able to negotiate premium economy (not ...
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2 hours layover in Heathrow

I am planning to book a British Airways flight from Bangalore to San Jose via London Heathrow on 12th August. The official website shows a 2 hours 20 mins layover in Heathrow. Both the flights are ...
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Why did BA want to read the sequence number from my boarding pass?

Earlier this week, I flew LCY->EDI on BA. I was in 1B (bulkhead seat at the front, treated as exit row), and had a boarding pass stored electronically on my phone. In LCY your boarding pass gets ...
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Ability to earn double miles on 2 different airlines. (AA and BA) [duplicate]

I am an awards member with both American Airlines and British Airlines. I work in the Middle East and every month I'm either flying to the Middle East or flying home. My company only has an account ...
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Is one hour between connecting flights at Heathrow Terminal 5 enough?

GF and I have a flight from Montreal (YUL) to Rome (FCO) via Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5. Both flights are on British Airways and were booked on the BA sites at the same time. Arriving at LHR at ...
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British Airways to Qatar airways : baggage transfer with separate tickets

I will be flying from Aberdeen (Scotland) to London Heathrow on one ticket with British Airways. I have a second separate ticket for a flight with Qatar airways from London Heathrow to Doha and with ...
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24 hour hold/refund on wholly international air ticket on foreign airline

Does the US DOT policy for airlines to "hold a reservation at the quoted fare for 24 hours without payment or allow a reservation to be cancelled within 24 hours without penalty" apply to foreign ...
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With British Airways, can I access the business lounge in LHR if my connecting flight leaves on the next day?

I have a first class British Airways ticket from TLV to LHR, which gives me access to the lounges. However my connection from LHR to Newcastle is for the next day, so my question is will I still get ...
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Premium Economy Class Seat Availability on British Airways

Is there a way to see available seats before purchasing in Premium Economy Class on British Airways? I have already read the answers/tips in the linked duplicate "Can I see which seats are available ...
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Ebookers gives a BA booking number which BA online check in doesn't know [duplicate]

I made a booking through ebookers, using a combined BritishAirways/AmericanAirlines flight (BA for one way, AA for return) about 4 weeks ago. I got booking numbers for both BA and AA from ebookers. ...
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BA Executive club avios expiration

My last flight with BA was 13-Aug-14. As I understand I have to have some transaction within 36 months to keep avios - eg till february 2016. I bought a flight in december 2015 but it is scheduled to ...
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Can I switch OneWorld airline loyalty schemes and retain my benefits?

I am currently American AAdvantage Executive Platinum, and am considering switching to earning through the British Airways Executive Club instead, with the hope of reaching Gold this year (the ...
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Delayed connecting flights

I am booking a flight from Delhi to Chicago via London with British Airways. If the first flight gets delayed, would the airline provide me travel on another flight?
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Missing bag report swindle

I have just had the worst customer experience with a major airline in my life and want to know if there is anything I can do. TL; DR: I got my bag one day late, after that I was told by employees of ...