British Airways Phone Number UK

0843 557 3389

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The British Airways phone number can help you to:

  • Make a change to your recent flight or holiday booking
  • Inquire about airport facilities or special travel requirements available
  • Make arrangements for a pick-up and drop-off service
  • Organise a company or business trip with British Airways’ Company Travel service
  • Find information on travel classes, food and drink, entertainment, family travel, seating, connecting flights or special travel assistance.

An Introduction To British Airways

British Airways is one of the UK’s leading national air carriers specialising in both short and long haul flights. It provides routes to more than 160 destinations worldwide, making it one of the few airlines to fly to all six permanently inhabited continents.

As well as booking flights by location, British Airways customers can also book by travel class, package deals or holiday type. Bookings can be made online or via the British Airways phone number. The airline delivers customers the best late deals in trips and experiences too, including family holidays, city breaks, beach holidays, luxury holidays and all-inclusive holidays.

Regular British Airways travellers may be eligible to join the British Airways Executive Club, which allows customers to collect Avios points each time they fly to spend on future flights, cabin upgrades and other travel perks. British Airways’ On Business travel service also enables small or new businesses to make the most of their travel budget by accumulating On Business Points, which they can spend on future travel.

For more information on either of these service and more, phone the British Airways customer service team.

What is my Baggage Allowance?

British Airways allow you to take a very generous 23KG of luggage with you (on average) however baggage allowances can vary depending on where you are going and your age. To see a comprehensive list of baggage allowances check here.

More About British Airways

British Airways was originally established in 1972 by the UK government in order to manage the two nationalised airlines at that time – British Overseas Airways Corp and British European Airways. Based on jet size it is the largest airline in the UK, but based on passengers travelled it comes in second only to budget carrier easyJet.

The company makes a revenue of around £10.827 billion every year and is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance. Other members of this alliance include American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Quantas.

 Opening Hours

The British Airways telephone number line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5:15pm or Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The line for purchasing seats or special requests such as specific meal requests or disability related request can also be reached on this number and is open from 6am to 8pm every day.

British Airways to Ditch Free Food in Economy

May 23rd 2016

British Airways has been considering ditching free food in economy, on short haul flights. Chief executive Alex Cruz took over in April and has said that passengers would have the choice to pay for a meal that would be of better quality.

Things that previously set BA apart from other countries such as charges for checking in bags and free on-board meals are now slowly coming to an end and if the free meals become a thing of the past, there will be no distinction . Alex Cruz, however, is determined that the move is necessary in helping the airline to compete on fares. With aeroplane food generally having a bad name and airports having a wide selection of great quality food to buy, is it the norm for passengers to now purchase their food pre-flight? Although meal charges are not confirmed yet, there would be little surprise if the move occurred in the near future. There has been criticism of BA’s economy meals with people saying there is not a large variety of product to choose from like in business class. The food is inconsistent and you don’t know what you are going to get so many people board prepared anyway. there is also talk of a pre-paid meal choice on long haul flights. British Airways have promised to make changes that reflect customer feedback. 

British Airways Plan Diverted as Cabin Crew Attempts Suicide

May 16th 2016

A flight travelling from LAX to Heathrow was diverted to Iceland yesterday as a member of the cabin crew tried to kill himself at 38 000 ft. The worker is understood to have gone into the toilet and slit his wrists whilst the BA flight 282 was in flight. Uproar commenced when staff discovered him in the toilet, slumped on the toilet seat, with passengers raising the alarm after discovering the toilet had been engaged for a long time. The plane needed to land quickly and was diverted to Iceland.

On board the plane was several Hollywood executives heading to Europe ahead of next week’s Cannes film festival, one of them saying he had ;never heard anything like it.’ The flight was running 20 minutes behind schedule and was due to land in Heathrow at 10am on tuesday. After making an emergency diversion to Reykjavik, the plane eventually landed at its destination at 1:20pm. it has been reported that British Airways are not yet to comment on the man’s condition and are thought to have referred to him as a customer. He is not thought to be in a life threatening condition and has been discharged from hospital. 

British Airways Anticipates Busy Half Term
February 23rd, 2015

Flight operator British Airways is expecting over one and a half million passengers this February half term as Britons take a break from the chilly weather and head for sunny skies. According to the airline, the busiest days for flights were February 13, returning on Sunday 22nd, although many schools now have differing half term dates.

The most popular holiday hotspots for families this half term include: Dubai, Los Angeles, Orlando, Rome, Tenerife and Malta.

Stephen Humphreys, British Airways head of sales and marketing said:

“The half term holiday, whether its a long haul flight to the sun or a quick city break to Europe is becoming more popular each passing year, and 2015 is no exception. British Airways has plenty of places to choose from to escape the chilly winter weather so families can jet off and enjoy some quality time together.”

British Airways to Offer Combined Train and Air Tickets to Make Travel Easier
December 1st 2014

British Airways has announced it is introducing combined rail and air travel tickets to its customers from December 5, in order to add greater piece of mind when travelling.

The new concept will allow customers to save money by pre-booking their rail travel when they secure their air ticket, meaning they have all their travel from and to the airport covered. The idea will also provide greater protection for those who miss their connections or experience a cancelled flight, as they will either be placed on the next available flight automatically or be given accommodation at Heathrow if travel is limited to the following day.

Conceived from the new partnership between First Great Western and Heathrow Express, the scheme is intended to “make flying more accessible and convenient for customers travelling from regions in the UK, without local airports”, according to head of UK&I sales and marketing at BA, Stephen Humphreys.

Stephen went on to say:

[It] removes a layer of hassle for customers, and this kind of joined-up travel is what today’s travellers expect.

The option to buy combined rail and air tickets will be available in travel agents from December 5, with routes available from Oxford; Bristol Parkway; Bristol Temple Meads; Bath; Cardiff; Exeter; Plymouth; Swansea; Penzance; Par and St Austell stations.

BA says it plans to introduce the option on its website very soon.

BA Upgrades 747 Fleet and Offers Free Upgrades to Business Passengers

September 19th 2014

british-airways-first-class-upgradesBritish Airways is planning to make further upgrades to its already-impressive Boeing 747 fleet, part of plans to make the flying experience even more special for customers.

The 747 aircrafts can be expected to offer an upgraded flight entertainment system, including larger screens, higher resolution pictures and tablet-like touch-and-swipe capabilities. The system will be powered by Panasonic’s next-generation eX3 package, which will coincide with the expansion of BA’s entertainment content to more than 130 movies and 400 TV programs.

Richard D’Cruze, in-flight entertainment and technology manager for BA, said in a statement: “We know that in-flight entertainment is really important to our customers – being able to relax and watch a film or listen to music helps customers to pass the time enjoyably.

“By installing this state-of-the-art equipment we will be able to deliver even more programming on board.”

Entertainment won’t be the only thing receiving treatment – seating will be upgraded too. Seats for economy and premium economy passengers will be given new covers and cushions, along with USB outlets for device connectivity and charging.

Premium economy passengers – called World Traveller Plus passengers – will also receive their own individual power outlets. Carpets and curtains are also said to be getting replaced throughout the aircraft.

The Boeing 747 aircrafts are one of British Airways’ most iconic jumbo jets, with the airline being the world’s largest operator of the model, using it to serve more than 210 airports globally. The aircraft has a wide-body and four engines, known for its high reliability and major aerodynamic improvements on its 747 predecessors, such as winglets, new avionics and a new flight deck.

British Airways plans to overhaul 18 of the jets in its 747-400 fleet, bringing their level of flight experience in line with that of its Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners, used specially for long-haul flights.

Meanwhile, business-class passengers are in for a treat when taking long-haul flights this season, as BA offers free upgrades to first-class in order to boost its appeal to non-first class customers.

Club World passengers flying on select routes between September 4 and December 12 can be bumped up to the first class cabin for free, giving them access to first-class check-in areas and lounges, fine wines and a concierge service. The service will include wider seats; leather desks; flat-bed berths and Egyptian cotton linen, and thanks to the new 747 improvements, new TV screens and personal power sockets as well.

Head of product and service Kate Thornton said the deal will give passengers “a chance to experience our luxurious first cabin and tailored service”, and lure more people into flying first class.

Track Your British Airways Mileage With This New Tracking Feature

May 15th, 2014

British Airways ContactBritish Airways travellers can now brag about their own personal flight mileage thanks to its newly released tracking feature, My Flightpath.

Like many other popular flight tracking websites, My Flightpath allows British Airways’ Executive Club customers to track and manage their personal air miles. When a customer signs in using their BA Executive Club number, the tool will automatically recover their full flying history since joining the airline’s frequent flyer program, and will continue to track their mileage flown, number of minutes spent up in the air and how many ’round-the-world’ trips this equates to.

The ‘My Passport’ feature of My Flightpath awards customers badges and accolades for certain milestones, like visiting a certain number of countries or boarding a certain number of flights. These achievements can be shared with Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, transferring easily into brilliant bragging rights.

The perk of the My Flightpath tool is that minutes and journeys will be automatically updated every time an Executive Club member completes a flight. However, only flights with an Executive Club number attached get counted, so the tool may not be a complete representation of one traveller’s sky-time.

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