Facts About British Airways

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British Airways is the United Kingdom's primary airline, based at London's Heathrow Airport. There are a few important facts about British Airways, however, the average traveller may not know.

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In 2009, British Airways celebrated its 90th anniversary. The company had its official start in the 1930s when it was created as a result of several smaller airlines merging. In 1974, the modern incarnation of British Airways was created by the merger of BEA and BOAC airlines.


The features you experience on a British Airways flight depend on the class of service in which you are travelling. First class travellers, for example, fly in seats that can be converted to a lying position. While first class flyers can select their gourmet meal from a detailed menu, economy class passengers are offered in-flight refreshments.


As of 2010, British Airways travels to more than 400 destinations. From Heathrow alone, passengers can visit Amsterdam, Madrid, Beijing and many other cities.

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