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

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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 ...
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Can I have a Geiger counter in my hand luggage?

A local flight with British Airways With all the ISIS threats I have the right to be paranoid and check my seat before sitting on a piece of Radium. "Geiger-Müller radiation detector" by Boffy b is ...
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Do I need a transit visa in LHR? [duplicate]

I have a an Indian passport and a valid residence permit for Denmark until December 2016. I am travelling to India from Germany via British Airways. I just have a connection for 2 hours in the UK. Do ...
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Flying from Lyon to Kuala Lumpur, do I need to recheck-in at London Heathrow transit?

I plan to travel from Lyon (France) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) with a transit stop at London Heathrow (UK). The former flight is from Lyon Saint-Exupery (LYS) to London Heathrow (LHR) with British ...
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Being downgraded on an airline

I was recently downgraded on British Airways from business to economy+. I could not checkin online and was told to checkin at the airport where I was told of the downgrade. I assume not being ...
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Code shared flights after BA / Aer Lingus merger

I can get a flight from Dulles to Dublin on United for $1800, or I can get the same flight from Aer Lingus, on a United plane but with an Aer Lingus flight number, for $1100. I believe that British ...
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Are children's toy guns allowed on a British Airways flight as carry-on?

Are children's toy guns allowed on a BA airplane? One is a water gun and the other one is nerf gun They are not replica guns, I am aware that replica guns are almost illegal in the UK. Our flight is ...
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How to confirm “confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before midnight on the day after you arrive”?

Rules for transit in the UK for Indian citizens You’ll need a visa to pass through the UK in transit You should apply for a Visitor in Transit visa if you arrive on a flight and will pass ...
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Heathrow change in terminal flight UK Border control check?

I am traveling from NYC to Mumbai via London. Assume my connecting flight belongs to different terminal. If I have to change terminal at Heathrow, do I need to go through UK Border control ?
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When will I encounter UK border control

If I am traveling from NY to Mumbai, via London, what are all the possibilities/reasons that may cause me to go through UK border control? Eg: Changing terminal? Eg: Rechecking luggage? Anything else?
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Will British Airways agents do due diligence before letting me board the plane?

I am traveling from NY to Mumbai via London, on H1B visa. If I am allowed to board at NYC, will I be sure I will not be troubled at London for immigration reasons? In other words with the British ...
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Through checking bags on BA1 - Do you have to collect and re-check?

Every day, BA flies about a dozen flights from London to Terminal 7 in New York's JFK airport. London Heathrow doesn't offer US pre-clearance, and based on lengthy discussions on flyertalk, won't be ...
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How can I change my FF number on Iberia/British Airways to American Airlines?

I booked a flight from Buenos Aires to London through Iberia (one of the legs is via British Airways). When I get to fill my personal information, the frequent flyer number is already filled with my ...
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Can I pass through the airport security with a de-activated Bazooka?

My flight is from Washington, D.C. (IAD) to London Heathrow , with British Airways. Important Details The Bazooka will be bought legally from a shop in Maryland British Airways' website explains in ...
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Can aircrew order me not to stand in the aisle?

It's Ramadan and I am planning to travel on British Airways, I will have to stand in the aisle for praying, is it the aircrews' right to ask/order me to go back to my seat?