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British Airways Flights

Flying with British Airways? Stay informed before you jet off with our British Airways flight checker - coming soon!

Track live flights, check for changes and cancellations. You'll also find handy links and FAQs to help your trip run smoothly. Your adventure starts here!

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British Airways Flights - FAQs

How can I check my British Airways flight?

Take a look at our live British Airways flight table above. It will show you live departures and arrivals so you can be sure your flight is leaving or arriving on time.

How will I know if my British Airways flight is cancelled?

British Airways should notify passengers who might be impacted by flight changes and cancellations via phone or email, so it's important your contact details are correct and up-to-date. You can also check the status of your flight using our live flight tracker above.

How many hours do I need to be at the airport before my BA flight?

Most airlines recommend you arrive at least 2 hours before your flight departure time to allow plenty of time to check-in and pass through security. It's always best to double-check this information with British Airways ahead incase of any unexpected delays.

How long do you have to check in before a BA flight?

British Airways passengers have the convenience of online check-in, available from 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Check in closes 60 minutes before long-haul flights and 45 minutes before short-haul flights.

Can I use my BA boarding pass on my phone?

Yes, you have the option to download and save your boarding pass on your mobile device, allowing you to use it just like the traditional paper version.

What do you get with premium economy British Airways?

British Airways calls its premium economy service 'World Traveller Plus'. Benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Wider seats and more legroom
  • A separate, smaller cabin
  • More free baggage allowance
  • Priority boarding
  • Two meals and complimentary bar service including signature cocktails or mocktails
  • A personal entertainment system with noise-cancelling headphones

What are the baggage sizes for British Airways?

Baggage type Baggage size Baggage weight Where will it be stored?
Hand bags Up to 40 x 30 x 15cm (16 x 12 x 6in) N/A Guaranteed in the cabin. Placed under the seat in front of you.
Cabin bags Up to 56 x 45 x 25cm (22 x 18 x 10in) incl. wheels and handles Up to 23kg (51lb) You must be able to lift your bag into the overhead locker. It may need to go in the hold
Standard checked baggage Up to 90 x 75 x 43cm (35 x 30 x 17in) Up to 23kg (51lb) (Economy & Premium Economy)
Up to 32kg (70lb) (First & Business)
Checked in to the hold

Can I take liquids on a British Airways plane?

Yes but liquids should be stored in individual containers, with a maximum capacity of 100ml (3.4oz). All these items must be placed inside a single, clear, resealable plastic bag which can measure up to 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in) and has a combined capacity of no more than 1l.

How can I book airport parking and hotels?

One of the easiest ways to improve your time at the airport is to get a good night's sleep before you fly, and with long commutes involved it's often best to book into an airport hotel. These hotels are close to your airport and are well-practised in making getting to your flight on time as simple as possible, often offering grab and go breakfasts in the early hours and simple transfers to get you to the terminal.

Combine the overnight stay with airport parking and you've got a recipe for success! Use our simple online booking system and we can get your stay, parking and any other extras you're looking for booked in a few short clicks. For even more convenience download our app and book everything on the go!

All information correct at time of writing. For the latest information please check with your airline.

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