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Top 10 reasons to fly to the states with British Airways

  • By Sam Taylor
  • Published 20 October 2014
  • Revised 21 March 2016
Top 10 reasons to fly to the states with British Airways
  • By Sam Taylor
  • Published 20 October 2014
  • Revised 21 March 2016
Top 10 reasons to fly to the states with British Airways
  • By Sam Taylor
  • Published 20 October 2014
  • Revised 21 March 2016
1. Direct flights from the UK

Direct flights to the US

British Airways offer an unrivalled service to the US, with direct flights available from London to Florida, including Orlando, Miami and Tampa, as well as many other cities across the states, such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. This allows customers to reach their desired destination in the shortest possible time, to maximise time spent in the US.

2. New fleet flying to the states

New fleet flying to the states

The most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies, the Airbus A380 operates a service from London Heathrow to Los Angeles and Washington. By summer 2015 San Francisco will be the next stop for this impressive aircraft. With a top cruising speed of 634 mph and a capacity to accommodate 469 passengers, British Airways A380 offers the ultimate way to reach the states.

3. Four cabin types to choose from

Four cabin types to choose from

British Airways offer 4 cabin types on the majority of their flights to the states; World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), Club World (business) and First. Cabins vary to suit travelling needs for both pleasure and business flyers and can accommodate to all pockets, without compromising on the exceptional service in which British Airways consistently delivers on.

4. British Airways London Heathrow Terminal 5

BA London Heathrow Terminal 5

The home of British Airways at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. A £4.3 billion award winning development presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects award for architecture and design. Terminal 5 strives to create a stress free environment, servicing in excess of 30 million passengers annually. Dedicated customer lounges and 96 check in kiosks are just some of the ways British Airways accomplish this.

5. Alliances


British Airways have teamed up with American Airlines to offer passengers flying with either airline yet even more perks. Online check in can be submitted from either airline website, as well as integrated customer service throughout the entire experience. More flights are also available, such as London to New York, where a total of 17 flights are available each way every day.

6. Complimentary food and drink

Complimentary food and drink

On transatlantic flights British Airways provide all passengers with complimentary food and beverages, regardless of the cabin class you are seated in. High quality meals composed with locally sourced ingredients add to a heightened dining experience at 30,000 feet. Special meals can also be pre ordered to suit a variety of dietary and allergy requirements, to ensure no customers go hungry when on-board a British Airways flight.

7. Generous free baggage allowance

Generous free baggage allowance

Free luggage allowance flying with British Airways is particularly impressive. For World Traveller (economy) passengers, one checked in bag of 23 kg is complimentary. In World Traveller Plus (premium economy) hold luggage is upgraded to 2 items of checked in luggage, weighing 23 kg each. Passengers in Club World (business) and First are entitled to 3 checked in bags, with an excessive maximum weight of 32 kg per bag.

8. Excellent choice of in-flight entertainment

In-flight entertainment

On transatlantic routes in-flight entertainment is an important component to help guests unwind and enjoy their flight to a greater degree. British Airways High Life Entertainment comprises of all the latest films, television series and sporting events to catch up on. Younger flyers will love Skyflyers Kids’ Zone, containing a range of films, cartoons, audio books and games targeted at a younger audience.

9. Free seat selection

Free seat selection

A service which many airlines charge an additional fee for. As soon as online check in opens 24 hours prior to departure, passengers can sign in and select seats to suit them and their travelling party. For even more choice customers can use the Manage My Booking tool for special requests such as extra leg room, although some additional fees may apply for these services.

10. One of the worlds leading airlines

One of the worlds leading airlines

As one of the longest running and most respected airlines in the commercial aviation sector, British Airways has continued to grow and progress over the past century. As things currently stand British Airways has over 40,000 employees, including 15,000 cabin crew, 3,600 pilots and 5,500 engineers, consequently resulting in its position as one of the world’s leading airlines.

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