Web check-in and verification
A passenger can check-in online by visiting https://www.britishairways.com/travel/olcilandingpageauthreq/public/en_gb?eid=104511 and type in the booking reference that is an alphanumeric code containing six characters and his/her last name.
Passengers can check-in within 24 hours to 1 hour prior to the flight departure and print the boarding pass. The check-in time may vary depending on airports. The online check-in allows passengers to book seats and also book hotels, among others. Passengers can also check-in from the British Airways App that is available for android mobile phones, iPads, and Apple Watches from where they can download a maximum of eight boarding passes. However, mobile check-in is not available for passengers with infants.
The checked baggage allowance for passengers flying on British Airways differs with the type of travel classes. Passengers travelling in the economy class cabins can carry up to one bag weighing 23 kg. Children up to 11 years of age travelling in the economy class cabins can carry also carry 23 kg of one baggage piece and one stroller and one car seat. Passengers travelling in the premium economy class cabins can carry up to two bags each weighing 23 kg. Children from 2 to 12 years of age travelling on the premium economy class seats can carry two pieces of checked baggage each weighing 23 kg along with one stroller and one car seat. Infants less than 2 years of age in premium economy class cabins are allowed to carry one baggage piece weighing 23 kg along with one stroller and one car seat.
Passengers travelling in the business class cabins can carry up to two bags each weighing 32 kg. Child passengers from 2-11 years of age can carry two baggage pieces weighing 32 kg each, along with one stroller and one car seat. For children below 2 years of age, one baggage piece weighing 23 kg and one stroller and one car seat are allowed.
For passengers travelling in first class seats, 3 baggage pieces each weighing 32 kg are allowed as checked baggage. For children between 2 to 11 years of age, three bags, each with the maximum weight of 32 kg and one stroller and one car seat are allowed in the first class seats. For children below 2 years of age travelling in the first class cabins, one bag weighing 23 kg and one stroller and one car seat are allowed.
The checked baggage of each piece should not exceed the dimensions of 90x75x43 cm.
Passengers travelling from India on British Airways can call on the customer care number 1860 180 3592 for local calls. Passengers can also call on +91 124 4120715 that is available from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM.
To check the flight schedule, passengers can simply visit https://www.britishairways.com/travel/schedules/public/en¬_us and fill in the city of departure and the city of arrival and choose if one is taking a ‘one-way’ or returning along with the date of departure and the date of arrival and click on the ‘Display flights’ button.
Passport and Visa Information
For travellers flying on an international British Airways flight, a passport that is valid during the period of travel is required. The IATA Travel Centre at https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/passport-visa-health-travel-document-requirements.htm provides information on the passport and visa requirements for visiting any foreign destination.
If passengers of British Airways obtain passports and visas from VisaCentral, they get 30% discount on VisaCentral’s service fees.
British Airways onboard Wi-Fi is called ‘.air’ and is available at a nominal fee. There is a wide range of programmes onboard that passengers can enjoy such as the meditation application called Headspace providing the basic and short meditation exercises for jetlag, for parents, kids, and several others. Passengers can enjoy watching the latest movies, as well as short films and TV shows. Passengers can also enjoy listening to the latest music. Child passengers can also enjoy watching the best and new children movies, TV shows and cartoons and also enjoy playing Disney’s Classic Games, and In-flight PAC MAN among several others. Passengers can also enjoy duty free shopping onboard for various items including accessories from the best international brands, premium alcoholic beverages.
British Airways has a fleet of 12 Boeing 777-300, 12 Airbus 380-800, 36 Boeing 747-400, 18 Boeing 787-9, 46 Boeing 777-200, 10 Boeing 787-8, 5 Boeing 767-300, 3 Boeing 757-200, 18 Airbus 321-200, 70 Airbus 320-200, 14 Embraer 190, 44 Airbus 319-100, 1 Airbus 318-100, and 6 Embraer 170 aircraft.
British Airways connects more than 200 destinations in 75 countries in Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Middle East, the Caribbean, Australia, East, South and Central Asia, and the islands in the Indian Ocean.