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British Airways: links to core HfP reviews and guides

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This is a complete directory of our British Airways reference articles.

As the largest airline in the UK British Airways gets a lot of our attention. Whilst we periodically update and re-publish many of these articles, we thought it would be useful to collate our key reference articles in one place.

Avios redemptions

The best use of Avios is for premium cabin flight redemptions on BA and its partner airlines. (This is hopefully not news to you if you are a regular HfP reader!)

If you are new to Avios and British Airways redemptions we highly recommend you read our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series which explains how to save on taxes and fees and get the best value for your Avios.

Club Suite

In 2019, British Airways introduced a new business class product called Club Suite, making it the first European airline to install a closing door on its seats.

British Airways hopes to roll out Club Suite to all of its long-haul fleet by 2024.

First Suite

In 2020, British Airways quietly introduced a new variant of its First Class seat featuring a closing door.

The seat is currently on just a handful of aircraft. BA has not announced its plans for a further rollout of the seat.

British Airways flight reviews

Over the years we have tested and reviewed virtually all of BA’s seats and classes. Here are some typical reviews:

You can also see reviews for the legacy First Class seat here and legacy Club World seat here.

British Airways aircraft seating guides

To help guide your seat selection decisions we’ve compiled seat guides for the majority of BA’s long haul fleet.

As a reminder, seat selection is free at booking for Executive Club Silver and Gold members and seven days prior to departure for Bronze members. If you do not have free seat selection privileges you can also pay to reserve a seat.

We will continue to add seat guides for BA’s remaining long haul fleet, although the huge number of Boeing 777 variants don’t make it easy …..

Your cancellation, downgrade & EU261 rights

The best-laid schemes don’t always go to plan. The following articles outline your options if you have been downgraded, delayed or your flight has been cancelled.

British Airways American Express cards

Selected British Airways lounge reviews

Comments (15)

  • James W says:

    Since we have a BA post, has anyone received definite guidance from BA on moving 50% Avois flights? The FT forum seems to describe a hit and miss attitude from BA, with some allowed to move to next year and some not. For context, my flights are 1st from MAN-HLR-JFK end of May on one booking reference and returning 3 weeks later SFO-LHR-MAN in 1st on another. Would it be best to ring You First or one of the other help lines?

  • BJ says:

    I missed the colon in the title and thought this article was something entirely different 🙂

  • TimM says:

    Since when have BA been the largest UK airline? It is not even the largest London airline.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/304108/number-of-passengers-on-united-kingdom-airlines/

    • Dubious says:

      Ever since they measured airline size based on management’s contempt for their customers?

      • Journeying John says:

        Not sure that they recognise “customers”, just “units of revenue” to be fleeced at every opportunity and given their appalling; IT infrastructure, profiteering fare levels, anti-consumer policies and failure to deliver the service they advertise, calling them an airline may be going a bit far…

  • marcw says:

    BA is not the largest airline in the UK.

  • RYAN says:

    Easyjet is the largest airline in the UK ….. by a mile.

    • Dubious says:

      That website says ‘ EasyJet is the largest airline *company*’. As pointed out in the other article this is the UK’s largest pension scheme with an airline on the side.

  • Stuart Evans says:

    What’s the best way to understand which flights have the new Club Suite in 2021, given how much things have changed since the Aug 2020 piece mentioned above?

  • Rivo says:

    Sort of related, but are BA reward flights fully released in 2022? Looking last night there is tons of availability before xmas for Carribean but then Jan/Feb it drops off a cliff.

    Am I just too slow?

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