To book call us on 808 200 125 or contact your travel agent and remember to request your upgrade.

Upgrade one way to First. On us.

First, A380.

First travellers enter a different world where personal service and attention to detail define the journey, from check-in through to the final destination - a world where every seat along the way is first class. And now's your chance to take that seat.

You can upgrade to First, one way, when you book an eligible published Club World return flight in J, C or D class between 16 April and 4 July 2013 for travel between 16 April and 31 August 2013.

To book, simply call us on 808 200 125 or contact your travel agent. When you book, you can ask for your free upgrade to First on the outbound or return part of your journey. This offer is always popular and upgrades are subject to availability, so don't miss out on a chance to travel First. Book as soon as you can - remember, our offer ends 4 July 2013.

Offer is applicable on our long haul network excluding Mexico. Offer is combinable for travel with our airlines partners, American Airlines and Iberia. Upgrade to First is applicable on American Airlines or British Airways on eligible routes.

Discover First

A better seat yes, but much more besides.

Explore our First cabin and enter a world where personal service and attention to detail define your journey, from check-in through to your destination.

Discover our First cabin 

A better seat, yes. But much more besides.

Entering the airport as a First traveller, you’ll glide through check-in and fast track security with the minimum of fuss, so you’ll have more time to enjoy our hospitality.



If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the public airport concourses, you’re welcome to relax in our Concorde Room lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and JFK New York. Savour fine dining before your flight. Relax with a glass of champagne. Or take afternoon tea – a fine example of British heritage.

If you’ve brought your work with you, our business suite has everything you need to carry on working, including a boardroom. Then our private cabanas give you privacy, with a day bed and en–suite bathroom.

For the ultimate in relaxation, before or after your flight, experience the personal touch and rejuvenate with Elemis Travel Spa and Skin Therapies. Available at Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5 and New York JFK.


On board.

On board

Once you take your seat in the First cabin, your upgrade reveals its true colours. Your space is like a private cabin within a cabin with personal windows and electronic blinds and your own wardrobe. Your personal entertainment system comes with a 15“screen and noise–cancelling headset. Choose from over 100 movies, TV programmes, 50 music CDs and audio books, as well as 20 interactive games. Or just relax with your own pictures, movies or music by plugging in your iPod.



Some of the world’s finest chefs contributed to our First menu. It changes from month to month according to the quality and availability of seasonal ingredients. But the focus is consistently on simplicity and flavours. Naturally, afternoon tea is served and you can take a snack at any time during your flight. At breakfast, you can opt for full English, a fresh continental or just a croissant with coffee if you wish. You can even skip breakfast and sleep longer if you prefer.



A good flight’s sleep is virtually guaranteed in First. We’ll make up your fully-flat bed with a quilted mattress, crisp white 400–thread Egyptian cotton duvet and pillow and provide a pair of luxurious pyjamas. You’ll wake refreshed and ready to go.

To book, simply call us on 808 200 125 or contact your travel agent. Of course, upgrades are subject to availability so please book as soon as you can.

New First is increasingly available as we continue to roll out the product across the fleet and is now operating on flights between London Heathrow and Lagos, New York JFK, Shanghai, Tokyo Haneda and Narita, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo (subject to operational availability).

collapsedshowTerms and conditions

First class facilities listed may not be available on all our aircraft. This promotion is only open to residents in Portugal aged 18 years or over who book and travel on a published return fare in Club World (longhaul business class) on a BA mainline service or a selected BA marketed codeshare service, departing from Portugal; travel must comprise of one sector in A class (First) and another sector in either J, C or D class (Business). The offer must be booked between 16 April 2013 – 4 July May 2013 and outbound travel take place between 16 April 2013 - 31 August 2013. The offer is combinable for travel on American Airlines and Iberia if booked under a BA codeshare flight number. Customers must request the upgrade at the time of booking. The upgrade is subject to redemption capacity in the First cabin on the chosen flight. All flights must be purchased and ticketed in Portugal and started and finished in Portugal.