British Airways is the chief airlines of United Kingdom and is perhaps the biggest as far as the size of the fleet and the destinations it covers are concerned. Launched in the year 1974 and ever since its beginning, British Airways has been centered at its chief centre at London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport being its subsequent base. The facilities and services offered by the British Airways have made it a very popular airline among the passengers.
Fleet of British Airways
British Airways has the most contemporary and biggest fleets of airline in the world. The fleet comprises of Boeing 737, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 757, Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 .Additional aircrafts that form a part of its fleet comprises of a range of Boeings, the Airbus A318, Airbus A319, Airbus A320-200 and Airbus A321-200. The total fleet of British Airways at present has 228 aircrafts in all. British Airways also came up with initial supersonic passenger service of the world in the year 1976, only sharing this privilege with Air France. British Airways is perhaps one of the seven airlines that soar to all the 6 populated continents.
For majority of the flights on British Airways there is a baggage allowance free of charge that will differ depending on the class which you are traveling. Each bag that exceeds the free weight allowance will be considered as excess baggage and will be charged at the time of check-in. The amount of baggage that is allowed in the club world is three bags of 32 kg, Business Class is two bags of 32 kg and economy class is allowed to carry two bags each of 23kg. For the cabin baggage you can take 1 handbag which does not exceed the weight of 23 kgs and is lifted and kept in the cabin overhead that too unaided. One handbag or laptop bag is also allowed.
Services and Destinations
British Airways is presently flying to approximately to155 destinations around the world. Some of countries are Africa, Middle Eastern countries and Europe other than the countries in Australia and Asia like China, Singapore, Maldives, Japan and Thailand. In the North America, the British Airlines flies to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and different towns in USA. The chief cities are Atlanta, Washington D.C, New York, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark and Seattle. It also has flights within India and operates from metro cities like Delhi Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. With different classes to suit every passenger, British Airways with the comfort of their traveler as their foremost focus offers seat-back amusement systems, completely flexible head rest and spectacular meals and drinks. On the whole British Airways really pampers the travelers to the ultimate.