Checking in and boarding

British Airways app

Manage your travel on the move with the British Airways app on your mobile, iPad or Apple Watch. 

British Airways app benefits

Benefits Device
Free to download Mobile and iPad
Book a flight Mobile and iPad
View your upcoming flights Mobile only
Track your flight's status Mobile only
Check in and choose your seat Mobile only
Download your individual mobile boarding pass Mobile only
Download multiple boarding passes to one device (for up to eight people travelling on the same booking) Mobile only
Download boarding passes for connecting flights Mobile only
Lounge Wi-Fi passwords Mobile only

Executive Club Member additional benefits

Benefits Device
Search availability with Reward Flight Finder Mobile only
Book reward flights with Avios Mobile only
View your digital Membership Card Mobile only
Track your Avios and Tier Points Mobile and iPad
View your Executive Club account and recent transactions Mobile only

Download our app

Download for Apple

Download for Android

Currently available in English and French.

Mobile boarding pass

You can download and store your boarding pass onto your mobile phone and use it in the same way as the paper version.

  1. Your British Airways app will notify you when your flight is open for check-in
  2. Open your app, tap the "Check in/Get boarding pass" button and follow the instructions on screen.
  3. Once you have checked in, your mobile boarding pass will be downloaded to your phone. You can now access your boarding pass at any time, even if you're not online.

Mobile boarding pass routes

From the UK

All flights.

From Europe

Aarhus, Amsterdam, Athens

Barcelona, Bari, Basel, Berlin, Billund, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest

Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen


Faro, Frankfurt

Geneva, Genoa, Gothenburg

Hamburg, Helsinki

Innsbruck, Istanbul

Larnaca, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Lyon

Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Milan (Linate), Milan (Malpensa), Munich

Naples, Nice

Oslo Paris (CDG), Paris (Orly), Pisa, Prague

Rome, Rotterdam

Salzburg, Stockholm, Stuttgart

Thessaloniki, Toulouse, Turin

Venice, Verona, Vienna



From the rest of the world

Abuja, Abu Dhabi

Bahrain, Bermuda, Boston

Calgary, Cape Town, Chicago

Dallas, Dar es Salaam, Denver, Doha, Dubai

Hong Kong, Houston

Jeddah, Johannesburg

Lagos, Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Mexico, Miami, Montreal,

Nairobi, New York (JFK), New York (Newark)


Philadelphia, Phoenix


San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Seattle, St Lucia

Tampa, Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), Toronto



Flights at a glance with the Apple Watch

No need to get your phone out, just check your wrist watch for:

  • your flight number and route
  • departure time countdown
  • the on-time status of your flight
  • your departure gate (available at London Heathrow Terminal 5)
  • the weather forecast at your destination

How to get your boarding pass on your Apple Watch

  1. Download the British Airways app on your iPhone and Apple Watch.
  2. Check in for your flight on your iPhone.
  3. Download your boarding pass to Passbook/Wallet on your iPhone through the British Airways app.
  4. Scan your Passbook boarding pass at security and boarding gates.