British Airways

Overview of British Airways

One of the largest airlines in the world, serving over 200 destinations in more than 70 countries.
Second largest UK-based carrier, based on fleet size and passengers carried, behind easyJet
Member of


London–Gatwick (LGW)
London–Heathrow (LHR)

Route map


BA European Limited (Openskies) — specializes in short-haul flights within Europe
Comair (based in South Africa)
Sun-Air Scandinavia — regional airline based in Denmark that operates flights on behalf of British Airways.
British Airways also owns other airlines, such as Aer Lingus, Iberia, and Vueling. These airlines operate under their own brands but are part of the larger International Airlines Group (IAG), which also includes British Airways.


British Airways elite status guide

The airline offers an elite status program called the British Airways Executive Club, which allows frequent flyers to enjoy a range of benefits and privileges when flying with British Airways and its partners. There are four elite status tiers within the Executive Club program: Blue, Bronze, Silver, and Gold.


Executive Club members can earn Avios by flying with British Airways and its partners, as well as through other activities such as car rentals and hotel stays. Avios can be used to book flights, upgrades, and more.
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British Airways Executive Club members may be eligible for upgrades to a higher cabin class on their flights, subject to availability and certain restrictions. Executive Club members with higher tier status (such as Silver or Gold) will have priority for upgrades over members with lower status.

Executive Club benefits

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How to earn redeemable Miles

Once you are an Executive Club member, you collect Tier Points when you fly. The amount you earn depends on your ticket type and fare class.
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Avios redemptions

One of the most favored ways to redeem Avios points is for rewards flights. You can redeem your Avios points to fly either British Airways or one of its many partner airlines, such as Qatar, Iberia or American Airlines. This flexibility gives you many possibilities for travel destinations. Avios can also be transferred from British to Qatar, Aer Lingus, or Iberia which can sometimes have better redemptions on those airlines.

How to earn a lot of Avios Points

You can also transfer points from
American Express Membership Rewards
Bilt Rewards
Capital One Rewards
Chase Ultimate Rewards
at a rate of 1:1 ratio.
points transfer to Avios at 3:1 ratio and you can receive a bonus of 5,000 Avios if you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at once.

British Airways branded credit cards

Cards that transfer to British Airways

Current as of 23.05.11
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