Passenger reviews

An overview of the passenger experience on British Airways — encompassing both the strengths and weaknesses as reported by travelers:



Passenger's experience

Drawing from a diverse array of passenger feedback, this is what it's truly like to fly with British Airways. Learn about the airline class of service, seating choices and comfort, baggage policies, Wi-Fi, and ticket flexibility.

What can I expect when flying with British Airways?

You can expect high-quality service and a comfortable flight when you fly with British Airways. British Airways is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and one of the largest airlines in Europe. It flies to more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries across the world.

You can enjoy a generous hand baggage allowance, complimentary food and drinks, inflight entertainment, and free seat selection 24 hours before your flight2. You can also join the Executive Club and earn rewards for your travel, or use the On Business program to save on your business flights.

What are the seating options?

British Airways offers different seating options depending on your travel class and preferences. You can choose from Economy, Premium Economy, Business, and First Class seats, each with different comfort levels, space, and amenities.

You can also select your seat online or on your mobile device up to 24 hours before your flight or pay a fee to reserve it earlier. Some seats have extra legroom and window views or are located near the exits or lavatories. You can check the seat maps and availability on the British Airways website.

Is British Airways economy comfortable?

British Airways economy class is designed to provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable flight. You can relax in your ergonomically designed seat with an adjustable headrest, lumbar support, and recline feature.

You can also enjoy a personal entertainment system with hundreds of movies, TV shows, music, and games to choose from. You will also receive a complimentary meal and drinks service, as well as a blanket, pillow, headphones, and amenity kit on long-haul flights. You can also use the Wi-Fi service on selected flights for a fee.

What is the baggage allowance?

British Airways baggage allowance depends on your travel class, route, and ticket type. Generally, you can bring one piece of hand baggage and one small item (such as a laptop or handbag) on board for free. The hand baggage must not exceed 56 x 45 x 25 cm in size and 23 kg in weight. The small item must not exceed 40 x 30 x 15 cm in size.

You can also check in up to two pieces of baggage for free on most flights, depending on your travel class and destination. The checked baggage must not exceed 90 x 75 x 43 cm in size and 23 kg (or 32 kg for some routes) in weight. You can check the exact baggage allowance for your flight on the British Airways website or your e-ticket.

Does British Airways have Wi-Fi?

British Airways offers Wi-Fi service on selected flights for a fee. You can choose from different Wi-Fi packages depending on your needs and preferences. Using the Wi-Fi service, you can browse the web, check your emails, use social media, stream videos, or work online.

You can pay for the Wi-Fi service using your credit card, debit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, or Avios points. You can check if your flight has Wi-Fi service by looking for the Wi-Fi symbol on your boarding pass or the seat map on the British Airways website.