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British Airways

Book British Airways Tickets with Slingholidays British Airways is the national airline of the UK. In terms of fleet size, it is also the largest airline in the country. The airline is based in Waterside, Harmondsworth, not far from its main hub at London Heathrow Airport. Along with the Spanish national airline, Iberia, it forms the International Airlines Group (IAG), the third-largest airline group in the world. The airline was founded on March 1974 and presently has a fleet size of 273 aircraft that include 67 Airbus A320-200s, 43 Boeing 777-200ERs and 41 Boeing 747-400s. It has scheduled flights to 160 destinations in different parts of the globe. A founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance, British Airways has code sharing agreements with numerous airline companies from around the world. Executive Club and Avios, its frequent-flyer programs, offer numerous flight travel benefits to its regular passengers. Check In In order to avoid long queues at the airport terminals, you may go for online check-in option available at the official website of British Airways. The online check-in begins 24 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure where you may just enter the mandatory details and select your flight seats. Then you could print your boarding pass or save it on your mobile if you are doing it using your mobile check-in. Web check-in facility is available till 4 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure. With several years of experience, our travel consultants will offer you a good insight about the destinations and other provisions concerning your travel. So grab the opportunity of your dream travel at special fares with Slingholidays. Book your British Airways flights with Slingholidays and get the best deals through our Price Match Policy.

How to check in

You can check in with British Airways online, at the airport, or via their mobile app. Online check in opens 24 hours before departure, and your boarding pass will be delivered via email or as a PDF download. There's also the option to print straight away. If you happen to leave your boarding pass at home (or don't have a printer), you can print it out again at the airport using a check in kiosk. The British Airways app is available for phones, as well as iPad and Apple Watch. You can download boarding passes for up to eight people onto one device, provided you're all on the same booking. At the airport you can use a check-in kiosk, or pop over to one of the BA service desks. You can check in the day before your flight if you're departing from Gatwick before 15:15.


Seat selection is free at check-in, unless you've booked a Basic ticket in which case a seat will be allocated to you. It's possible to reserve your seat in advance for a fee. The cost of this depends on where you want to sit, which type of ticket you've booked, and which class you're travelling in. Seat pitch (the distance between your seat and the one in front) is quite generous in BA economy, with an average of 31 to 34 inches. Seats tend to be 17 to 19 inches wide.

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