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First

Luxury resort at sunset.

First is your ticket to exceptional comfort and impeccable service in our most elegant surroundings. It's the finest way to travel:

  • your own private, spacious suite
  • a fully flat bed with mattress and duvet
  • delicious and indulgent dining
  • access to luxurious lounges and spa treatments
  • exclusive and attentive service

On-board elegance

Your First suite is a haven of style and comfort where sophisticated and contemporary British design meet impeccable service and attention to detail. Whether you want to unwind or get down to business, you'll find you're equally well equipped.

  • Whenever you want some rest we'll turn your seat into a 198cm (6ft 6in) fully flat bed with a luxurious quilted mattress, crisp white cotton duvet and pillow while you slip into a pair of our wonderfully soft cotton pyjamas.
  • Freshen up at any time with our range of premium skincare products including eye gel, lip balm and moisturiser which come in our signature Anya Hindmarch bag, exclusively designed for First.
  • Your suite includes a personal power supply for laptops and electronic devices - guide to in-seat power (pdf, 181kb, English only) and our guide to the in-seat power adaptor (pdf, 172kb, English only)
 
 
  • Bottles of champagne and glasses.
  • Britsh Airways speedmark in First cabin.
  • Seat in First class.
  • First wash bag.
  • Fully flat bed in First cabin.
  • Woman sleeping in First class.
Meal in First class.

The height of good taste

We've worked with some of the world's top chefs to design the perfect menu and bring you the full restaurant experience at 35,000 feet:

  • delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and a classic English afternoon tea, featuring only the finest quality seasonal ingredients
  • a wide selection of fine Champagnes, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks to savour throughout your flight
  • dine when and how it suits you from our signature à la carte menu or choose from a range of lighter options

First dining

Personal touchscreen in First cabin.

Entertainment at your fingertips

A whole world of entertainment awaits you with:

  • endless hours of the latest films, documentaries, television, music, audio books and games
  • 15in screen and noise-cancelling headphones
  • a USB port and RCA jack for enjoying your laptop, iPod or digital camera on the bigger screen

Check what's showing on our upcoming flights

British Airways lounge at London Heathrow T5.

A world of calm and tranquillity

Relax and recharge your batteries before the flight in one of our elegant departure lounges, stocked with fine wines and drinks, refreshments, and a range of business facilities for when you need to work.

You're also invited to the Concorde Room - our most luxurious lounge, exclusive to London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK Terminal 7, with discreet booths, full waiter service, private cabanas and a state-of-the-art business suite.

On arrival into London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, step off the plane and into the Arrivals lounge to freshen up and get ready for the day ahead. Facilities include more delicious dining options, showers and a clothes-pressing service.

Our lounges

Woman getting a head massage.

Awaken your senses

Indulge in a luxury facial treatment or relaxing massage from acclaimed British spa and skincare brand Elemis when you fly from London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5 and New York JFK Terminal 7.

Elemis Travel Spa

British Airways staff at First desk.

Nobody likes to queue... so don't

Wave goodbye to the long lines with:

  • dedicated check-in desks for First customers at most airports
  • Fast Track security at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and New York JFK
  • Fast Track arrivals at London Heathrow for non-EU passport holders
  • priority boarding
woman at the airport with baggage.

More baggage than you can carry

With First you can travel as light - or as heavy - as you like, thanks to our ample baggage allowance which includes one cabin bag plus a laptop or handbag on board and up to three bags in the hold.

That's a lot of bags. And with a quick call to First Luggage you could have them collected from your home and delivered straight to your destination. British Airways customers receive a 5% discount.

Baggage allowances

First Luggage service

Couple having dinner on a balcony.

Your very own private concierge

Our exclusive complimentary concierge service from Quintessentially Lifestyle is your passport to 24-hour expert travel advice, insider access to restaurants, events and more. You can use it whenever you travel in First through London Heathrow Terminal 5 or New York JFK.

Our private concierge service

First cabin snack.

Experience our first class cabin

Tour our First cabin and discover the meticulous detail and state-of-the-art technology that has been designed to create an intimate, private jet-like experience. From the timeless British style to the unrivalled service, you'll have a truly unforgettable flight.

Explore First

Aircraft variations

Wherever and whenever you fly First you can expect the same impeccable standards, access to exclusive lounges, top quality in-flight dining and premium service by our attentive crew, but a few of the cabin design elements may vary by aircraft.

Over 80% of our long haul aircraft are fitted with the very latest First cabin and we are continuing to invest in the rest of our fleet. You can be certain to experience it on flights between London Heathrow and Lagos, New York JFK, Shanghai, Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo (subject to availability).