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Worldwide flights operate from London Heathrow and London Gatwick on the following routes. Flights offer either Four Class service with First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins or Three Class service with Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins. The Club World London City service to New York JFK is a Business Class only service.










Worldwide flights operate on the following routes:

London City - New York JFK

London Gatwick - Antigua - Punta Cana

London Gatwick - Antigua - Saint Kitts & Nevis

London Gatwick - Antigua - San Juan

London Gatwick - Antigua - Tobago

London Gatwick - Bermuda

London Gatwick - Bridgetown

London Gatwick - Bridgetown - Grenada

London Gatwick - Bridgetown - Tobago

London Gatwick - Cancun

London Gatwick - Kingston

London Gatwick - Male

London Gatwick - Montego Bay

London Gatwick - Punta Cana

London Gatwick - St Lucia - Port of Spain

London Gatwick - Tampa

London Heathrow - Abu Dhabi - Muscat

London Heathrow - Abuja

London Heathrow - Accra

London Heathrow - Atlanta

London Heathrow - Bahrain - Doha

London Heathrow - Baltimore-Washington

London Heathrow - Bangalore

London Heathrow - Bangkok - Sydney (Bangkok - Sydney flight until 24 March 2012)

London Heathrow - Beijing

London Heathrow - Boston

London Heathrow - Buenos Aires

London Heathrow - Cairo

London Heathrow - Calgary

London Heathrow - Cape Town

London Heathrow - Chennai

London Heathrow - Chicago

London Heathrow - Dallas-Fort Worth

London Heathrow - Dar Es Salaam

London Heathrow - Delhi

London Heathrow - Denver

London Heathrow - Dubai

London Heathrow - Entebbe

London Heathrow - Hong Kong

London Heathrow - Houston

London Heathrow - Jeddah

London Heathrow - Johannesburg

London Heathrow - Kuwait

London Heathrow - Lagos

London Heathrow - Las Vegas

London Heathrow - Los Angeles

London Heathrow - Luanda

London Heathrow - Lusaka

London Heathrow - Mauritius

London Heathrow - Montreal

London Heathrow - Mexico City

London Heathrow - Miami

London Heathrow - Mumbai

London Heathrow - Nairobi

London Heathrow - Nassau - Grand Cayman

London Heathrow - Nassau - Providenciales

London Heathrow - Newark

London Heathrow - New York JFK

London Heathrow - Pheonix

London Heathrow - Philadelphia

London Heathrow - Rio de Janeiro

London Heathrow - Riyadh

London Heathrow - San Diego

London Heathrow - San Francisco

London Heathrow - Sao Paolo

London Heathrow - Seattle

London Heathrow - Shanghai

London Heathrow - Singapore

London Heathrow - Singapore - Sydney

London Heathrow - Tel Aviv

London Heathrow - Tokyo Haneda

London Heathrow - Tokyo Narita

London Heathrow - Toronto

London Heathrow - Vancouver

London Heathrow - Washington









Available on all longhaul routes from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Seat: Seats with 38" pitch and 7 inch recline. Seats arranged in 2-2-2 layout on Boeing 767-300 aircraft and 2-4-2 layout on Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft.








Baggage Allowance: Two pieces of checked baggage of up to 23kg each.


One piece of hand baggage plus one laptop sized bag, briefcase of handbag.

Seat Allocation: The following passengers can select any seats free of charge via Manage My Booking at ba.com from the time of booking: British Airways Executive Club Gold (OneWorld Emerald) members.

The following passengers can select seats other than exit row seats via Manage My Booking at ba.com from the time of booking: British Airways Executive Club Silver (OneWorld Sapphire) members. Passengers holding fully flexible tickets in Booking Class W. Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs. Passengers travelling with infants.

All other passengers can pay to select standard seats from the time of booking until 24 hours before departure for the following rates: GBP25, EUR30, USD38 per seat per sector.

Passengers can pay to select exit row seats from 14 days before departure until 4 days before departure for the following rates: GBP50, EUR60, USD75.

Once online check in opens 24 hours before depature all passengers can select seats free of charge.

Check-in: Check in online from 24 hours before departure. There are no special World Traveller Plus check in areas at airports.

Security: World Traveller Plus passengers use standard Security lines.

Lounges: World Traveller Plus does not afford any lounge access.

Catering: Standard Economy Class catering and free bar available on all flights.

IFE: Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 767-300 and some Boeing 777-200 aircraft feature AVOD.












Available on all longhaul routes from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Seat: Seats with 31" pitch in 2-3-2 arrangement on Boeing 767-300 aircraft, 3-3-3 arrangement on Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 777-300 aircraft and 3-4-3 arrangement on Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

Baggage Allowance: One piece of checked baggage of up to 23kg.

One piece of hand baggage plus one laptop sized bag, briefcase of handbag.

Seat Allocation: The following passengers can select any seats free of charge via Manage My Booking at ba.com from the time of booking: British Airways Executive Club Gold (OneWorld Emerald) members.

The following passengers can select seats other than exit row seats via Manage My Booking at ba.com from the time of booking: British Airways Executive Club Silver (OneWorld Sapphire) members. Passengers holding fully flexible tickets in Booking Class Y. Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs. Passengers travelling with infants.

All other passengers can pay to select standard seats from the time of booking until 24 hours before departure for the following rates: GBP20, EUR25, USD30 per seat per sector.

Passengers can pay to select exit row seats from 14 days before departure until 4 days before departure for the following rates: GBP50, EUR60, USD75.

Once online check in opens 24 hours before depature all passengers can select seats free of charge.

Check-in: Check in online from 24 hours before departure. There are no special World Traveller Plus check in areas at airports.

Security: World Traveller passengers use standard Security lines.


Lounges: World Traveller does not afford any lounge access.

Catering: Standard Economy Class catering and free bar available on all flights.

IFE: Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 767-300 and some Boeing 777-200 aircraft feature AVOD.

British Airways World Traveller

Available on routes from London Gatwick to: Barbados, Bermuda.
Available on routes from London Heathrow to: Sydney, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh, Tel Aviv, Abuja, Accra, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda, Mauritius, Nairobi, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Mexico City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York JFK, Newark, Pheonix, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, Miami, Toronto and Vancouver.


For routes with New First please click here.


Baggage Allowance: Three pieces of checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece.

One piece of hand baggage plus one laptop sized bag, briefcase of handbag.

Seat Allocation: All passengers can pre-book seat
s free of charge from the time of booking via Manage My Booking at ba.com

* Please note that seats 1A and 1K on Boeing 747-400 aircraft can only be booked by Gold British Airways Executive Club (or OneWorld Emerald) members. If trying to book both seats 1A and 1K for a party of two then both passengers must be Gold British Airways Executive Club (or OneWorld Emerald) members.

Check-in: Check in online from 24 hours before departure. There are dedicated First Check In and bag drop areas at all ports served by BA First.

Security: Fast track security is available at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and selected other ports.

Lounges: Lounges are available at all ports served by BA First. Concorde Room lounges are available at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK.

Support: For UK residents booked in British Airways First, You First, a dedicated support team is available on 0800 408 7667.

Catering: Top notch catering and free bar available on all flights.

IFE: Where AVOD equipment is not available on certain Boeing 777-200 aircraft First passengers are supplied with personal I-pads.

Arrival: Arrival lounges are available at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and London Gatwick.

British Airways First British Airways New First Cabin

Available on all longhaul routes from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Seat: Lie flat seats are available on all aircraft in a unique yin-yang arrangement with half the passengers facing backwards. Boeing 767-300 aircraft feature the original version of this seat in 2-2-2 arrangement. Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 777-300 aircraft feature 2-4-2 arrangement. Boeing 747-400 aircraft feature 2-4-2 arrangement on the main deck and 2-2 arrangement on the upper deck.








British Airways Club World. British Airways Club World Cabin

Baggage Allowance: Three pieces of checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece.
One piece of hand baggage plus one laptop sized bag, briefcase of handbag.

Seat Allocation: The following passengers can select seats free of charge via Manage My Booking at ba.com from the time of booking: British Airways Executive Club Silver (OneWorld Sapphire) members. British Airways Executive Club Gold (OneWorld Emerald) members. Passengers holding fully flexible tickets in Booking Classes J and c. Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs. Passengers travelling with infants.

All other passengers can pay to select seats from the time of booking until 24 hours before departure for the following rates: GBP60, EUR70, USD90 per seat per sector. Upper deck seats on Boeing 747-400 aircraft can be pre-selected for GBP80, USD120 per seat per sector.

Once online check in opens 24 hours before depature all passengers can select seats free of charge.

Check-in: Check in online from 24 hours before departure. There are dedicated Club World Check In and bag drop areas at all ports served by Club World.

Security: Fast track security is available at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and selected other ports.

Lounges: Lounges are available at all ports served by Club World.

Sleeper Service: On overnight services from Dubai and Eastern USA ports a sleeper service is offered with a full meal in the lounge in order to maximise sleep time on board.

Catering: Dedicated on board catering and free bar available on all flights.

IFE: Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 767-300 and some Boeing 777-200 aircraft feature AVOD.

Arrival: An arrivals lounge is available at London Heathrow Terminal 5.