How to Plan a Flight With British Airways

Learn British Airway's Flight Routes

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Go to the British Airways website. You will be directed to their main travel planning page.

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Hover your mouse over "Information" along the bar at the top of the page. Click on "Flight Information" on the drop down menu.

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Scroll down to the link "Browse our Network" under the heading "Our Network." Click the link.

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Select "View Route Maps" from the next page. A new window will pop up with a world map on it. Find and click on your country of origin. Next, look for the airport closest to your city and position your mouse over it. The map will display the routes British Airways serves from your city.

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Close the pop up window and click "Timetables" from the menu on the left hand side of the website. Enter your route information and travel dates to determine when British Airways flies to your desired destination.

Book Your Flight

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Return to the main travel planning page. On the left side under "Create a Trip," enter your travel details, including your country of origin, departure city, arrival city, dates of travel and number of passengers.

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Select your preferred flight class, from economy to first class. Below the flight class option, choose "lowest price" if you want the most affordable ticket or "flexible conditions" if you prefer a ticket that allows changes or refunds. These tickets will be more expensive.

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Click "Get flights." The website will search for flights matching your preferences and display them on the next page.

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Select the flight that works best for you and click "Continue." You will be directed to verify your flight and add your billing information through the next few pages. When your flight purchase is complete, British Airways will ask for an email address and send your confirmation and itinerary to that address.

Tips and Warnings

  • In addition to purchasing your flight directly through British Airways, you can buy through a travel agent or on one of several online sites that specialize in travel.
  • British Airways is the largest carrier in the United Kingdom, with a main flight hub at London's Heathrow Airport, a secondary hub at London Gatwick Airport and a third hub for it's subsidiary airline, BA CityFlyer, at the smaller, London City Airport. The airline flies to 370 locations, including dozens of domestic and international flights to and from the United States. To plan a flight with British Airways, first determine if the airline serves a city near you and then book your ticket online with British Airways, through a secondary online travel site or with a travel agent.