The United Kingdom’s largest airline, British Airways was founded on 31 March, 1974. In 1987, British Airways (BA) was privatized and since that it has developed largely in fleet size, international flights and serving international destinations. It is headquartered at Waterside in Harmondsworth, London Borough of Hillingdon, England.
British Airways operates 233 flights to 370 destinations including 6 domestic, 144 global destinations and other code share flights.

It is one among the nine airways offering flights to all six permanently inhabited continents. BA carries passengers, cargo and mail and holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating License.

BA is one of the founding members of world’s third largest airline alliance Oneworld Alliance. It also has codeshare agreements with Aer Lingus, Flybe, Kingfisher Airlines, Loganair and Meridiana Fly.

British Airways has its main hub at London Heathrow airport. It also has its major hub at London Gatwick airport. Majority of BA flights currently operate from Heathrow terminal 5 and some from terminal 3. Terminal 3 flights comprise long haul codeshare flights and European flights.

BA offers different class services for both short haul and long haul routes. UK Domestic is the economic class and Business UK is the business class operating on the same cabin for short haul routes. Business class passengers have fully flexible tickets and pre-flight lounge access. Euro Traveller class is offered in flights from the UK to European destinations. Club Europe is the business class cabin in flights from the UK to short haul destinations other than within the UK.

British Airways offers four different classes of services: First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller for long haul routes. First is the first class service functioning only in two aircrafts. Club World is the business class service that was launched with Club Europe. World Traveller Plus is the premium economy class offered on all long haul flights. World Traveller is the economy class on international flights to non European destinations. BA became the first airways to introduce a tenabreast economy class on Boeing 777 aircraft in 2001.

BA’s loyalty programs include Executive Club and Premier. Executive Club programme is part of frequent flyer programmes in Oneworld Alliance and has three tiers of membership: Blue, Silver and Gold. Silver and Gold card holders enjoy dedicated reservation lines and have access to lounges. The Premier programme offers more BA miles and access to the Concorde Room. This program is offered by the BA board. The redeemable BA miles and loyalty tier points are kept as separate account.

BA offers different classes of lounges for premium cabin passengers and silver, gold card holders in Executive Club programme. 70 dedicated BA Executive Club lounge access is offered for Club World, Club Europe, BA business class and silver Executive Club passengers. 60 dedicated BA first lounge access is offered to First and Gold Executive Club passengers. First travellers have access to Concorde Room at terminal 5 Heathrow airport and terminal 7, JFK New York. A third party lounge is offered at airports without a departure lounge.

The official site www.ba.com offers information on Flights, holidays, services available to manage booking, travel classes and preparations, loyalty programmes and all about traveling with BA. Online bookings are simple and special offers are available for online bookings. You can book even now from your mobile by entering the website. At festive seasons additional offers are given for members of loyalty programs and account passengers.