British Airways

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4 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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4/10

British Airways customer review

(United States)

The seat itself was not bad except for being dirty however the IFE was broken for approximately 30-40 people in economy. Some of BA's 777 are very old and are showing it with broken equipment.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

British Airways customer review

(United Kingdom)

I am over six feet tall so booked a word traveller plus cabin seat. Overall very good and one of the few seats where I have been able to stretch out and even cross my legs.
Seat TypeWorld Traveller Plus
Aircraft TypeB747-400
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
8/10

British Airways customer review

(United States)

I used to find that British Airways WT seats had very little leg room but this seems to have improved. The seat was comfortable for a 6'00" guy on a 10.5 hour flight from LHR to SFO. I slept a bit on a day flight and had a good view of the screen (which had a lot of movie and TV choices)
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
7/10

British Airways customer review

(United Kingdom)

Travelled WT+ and WT on BA on Toronto flights. The seats in WT+ are comfortable and recline well. It is difficult to judge legroom as we were in a cot position on both flights. In terms of comfort WT+ has the edge over WT as we found the seats harder in WT and more difficult to get comfortable which don't help on an 8 hour overnight flight.
Seat TypeWorld Traveller Plus
Aircraft TypeB777
Seat Layout2x3x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
6/10

British Airways customer review

(United Kingdom)

World Traveller Plus cabin. Isle seat next to window seat has restricted foot space due to entertainment electronics under seat in front so swapped for window. Not a bad seat and fine for daytime long haul flights. But sleeping less good. Width feels less than Virgin and Qantas premium economy seats - BA fits the same number across a 777 as the others have in a 747. No AVOD and screen is incredibly small by today's standards. Power socket is low voltage type. Looking old.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
6/10

British Airways customer review

(Norway)

Euro Traveller OSL-LHR. After flying a lot of low-cost airlines this was a good experience. I had seat 6F with the middle seat empty. Would have felt a bit cramped with a full flight. However the seat width and legroom was good. Checked in online. Fast and easy.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA319
Seat Layout3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
6/10

British Airways customer review

(South Africa)

LHR-NBO The flight was not full and there were plenty of free seats so I had a row of three to myself. If however I had been on a full flight I would have found it very cramped.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 747-400
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
7/10

British Airways customer review

(Ireland)

9 hour flight from LGW to Orlando on outbound and 7 hours on the way back. Flight was comfortable although as always a little extra legroom in economy would go a long way to enhancing the economy flying experience. Flight out was longer but felt more comfortable on way back sat in row 22A on outbound and 21D on return. IFE was sufficient and kept me occupied!
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

British Airways customer review

(United Kingdom)

Seat was very tight on width and i am 6ft with a 34inch waist. Space was okay when forward seat was not reclined but when it was it felt very close and you could not read or use you table. In flight entertainment wasn't fully working either and they made no announcement about this. Seat head rest were poor.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no

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British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom, with its main hub being at London Heathrow Airport where it operates from Terminal 5 and Terminal 3. The airline also has substantial operations from Gatwick Airport. British Airways is a member of Onweworld alliance, and part of International Airlines Group (IAG).

FIRST CLASS

British Airways offers First Class on many long haul routes operated by widebody aircraft (Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777, Boeing 787 and the A380). Most aircraft have 14 flat-bed seats in First Class, and 8 seats on the Boeing 787-9.

flat_seatsFlat bed seat / suite
power_iconIn-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningOn demand dining
WinesFine wines & beverage service
SleepingPillows & duvet / blanket
PyjamasPyjamas / Sleepsuit
AmenitiesAmenity kit

BUSINESS CLASS

Branded as Club World for long haul and Club Europe for short haul services, British Airways was one of the pioneers of flat bed seats in long haul business class. The product is overdue an upgrade, with the seat layout on a Boeing 777 being 8-across in contrast to the more standard 4-across layout. British Airways Club Europe cabin uses a standard Economy class seat, with the middle of each 3-across section left empty. British Airways charges business class customers to reserve seats for both long haul and short haul flights..

LONG HAUL
flat_seatsFlat bed seat
power_iconIn-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
AVODAudio / video on demand
On demand dining
SleepingPillows & duvet / blanket
PyjamasPyjamas / Sleepsuit
AmenitiesAmenity kit

SHORT HAUL
Seat pitchSeat pitch : 31 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 17 ins
In-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
Inflight entertainment
DiningComplimentary meal / snack

PREMIUM ECONOMY

British Airways offers a premium economy cabin on their long haul / widebody aircraft, branded as World Traveller Plus. With the exception of the larger seat, the onboard service and product varies little to the standard long haul Economy class.

Seat pitchSeat pitch : 38 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 18.5 ins
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
power_iconUSB power
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningComplimentary meal
WinesComplimentary beverages & wines
SleepingPillow / blanket

ECONOMY CLASS

British Airways has been reducing economy class standards recently and now charge for all food and beverages on short haul services. Further cuts are expected to their long haul product standards. The cabins are branded as World Traveller for long haul, and EuroTraveller for short haul.

LONG HAUL
Seat pitchSeat pitch : 31 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 17.5 ins
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
power_iconUSB power
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningComplimentary meal
WinesComplimentary beverages & wines
SleepingPillow / blanket

SHORT HAUL
Seat pitchSeat pitch : 29-30 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 17 ins
In-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
Inflight entertainment
Complimentary meal / beverages