With over 400 destinations around the world, British Airways offers many direct flights to both domestic and international destinations. The company offers flights to nine domestic locations, 84 flights to European destinations and 86 to the rest of the world. In 2010 over 32-million people enjoyed the superior service offered on British Airways routes.
An alliance with American, and a merger with Iberia in 2011 incorporated British Airways into the International Airlines group, IAG, the third largest airline group in the world, placing them in a position to offer some great flight deals. The One world group offers flights to over 800 destinations in 150 countries, and the code shared routes, offered by the three airlines, make travelling easier, with a greater selection of connections, luggage checked straight through to your final destination, and combined air mile benefits.
From their operations base in Terminal five of London's Heathrow airport, British Airways maintains their fleet of over 245 modern aircraft. Every day they operate over 100 flights from Heathrow and nearly 50 from Gatwick, and passengers can check all flights status online with their constantly updated flight information service. Terminal 5 is a customer friendly terminal which has rightly earned valued passenger appreciation. The large number of all destination check-in desks and self-service check-in points makes the experience fast and enjoyable. British Airways also offers the option of online check-in 24- hours before your flight is due to leave. You can select your seat and print off your boarding pass, so when you arrive at the airport you can simply drop off your luggage and go straight through to security. The information screens at either end of the terminal indicate the anticipated time needed to clear security through each entrance, and often a short walk down to the far end can save lots of time. If you want to reserve your seat before check-in or if you need to make any changes to you schedule, British Airways allows this online for a small service charge. Ordering special diet meals or requesting airport assistance can also be done online with no additional charges