Travel classes


First is our most luxurious way to experience flight. From your own stylish suite, to exclusive access to lounges, fast-track security, and excellent service, it’s the finest way to travel.

The finest experience

  • Exceptional, elegant British service
  • Your own private, spacious suite
  • A fully flat bed with luxurious bedding
  • Delicious, indulgent fine dining
  • Temperley London loungewear, amenity bag and slippers
  • Seven-piece luxury skin and body care collection from Elemis
  • Access to luxurious lounges
  • Exclusive and dedicated service
  • Priority boarding, straight from our exclusive First lounge

Your own personal suite

Your luxury travel experience starts here. Cross the world’s skies comfortably, enjoying excellent food and entertainment in your own spacious suite on our first class flights. Here, British heritage meets contemporary design, letting you work in peace, watch a film, or stretch out and fall asleep.

Space to relax: When 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. Meanwhile, you can slip into our Temperley London loungewear.

Exclusively designed travel essentials: Cleanse, revive, and hydrate during your luxury first class flight. In collaboration with Temperley London, our sophisticated his and hers amenity bags are designed seasonally and filled with products from high-end British skincare brand, Elemis, including products from their Ultra Smart pro-collagen range.

Your own charging point: Your first class suite includes a personal power supply for laptops and electronic devices.

Blankets recycled from plastic water bottles

Our First-Class duvets have been created  from recycled plastic bottles. This is one of the many changes we're making across our organisation to become more sustainable.

Find out more about our sustainability journey

Fine dining and delicious treats

Create your own dining experience with our a la carte ‘Dine Anytime’ menu featuring signature dishes made with quality British ingredients, delivered with impeccable service. Our crockery, cutlery and glassware is made by the finest British designers, from William Edwards, Studio William to Dartington, designed exclusively for British Airways. Alongside your meal, we offer snacks and beverages including cocktails, mocktails, Champagne, spirits and wines.

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In-flight entertainment

When you fly First with us, you’ll have everything you need to sit back, relax and be entertained in style.

You’ll get

  • A personal 15-inch screen and ports to connect your own devices
  • Noise-cancelling headphones for minimal disturbance
  • Access to hundreds of the latest films and shows including Paramount+
See the latest releases on your flight

Free Wi-Fi

As a First customer, you can stream music, films and box sets, browse the internet, email and message from the comfort of your seat, and it's free for the entire flight*.

It couldn’t be easier to take advantage of your reward. Connect to the on-board 'BAWi-Fi' network and click the 'Free Wi-Fi' banner. Then, simply verify you're a First customer with your name and seat number or booking reference.

*Terms and conditions apply

Space to prepare and relax

Take time out in our elegant departure lounges and wait comfortably before flying First. Modern and luxurious spaces offer quality wines, drinks and food, plus a range of business facilities for when you need to work.

On arrival into London Heathrow, stop by the Arrivals lounge to freshen up and get ready for whatever you’ve got planned. The Arrivals lounge is located in Terminal 5 on Level 1. To access the lounge from Terminal 3 please use the free interterminal transfer train.

Explore our lounges


Temporary changes: Please note, the routes to our London Heathrow Terminal 5 lounges have temporarily changed. Find out more

The Concorde Room

You're also invited to the Concorde Room – our most luxurious first class lounge. It’s exclusive to London Heathrow Terminal 5, with discreet booths, full waiter service, private cabanas and a state-of-the-art business suite.

The Chelsea lounge

Located at New York JFK airport, Terminal 8, this elegant lounge is exclusively for customers in First on British Airways and American Airlines flights. Enjoy the circular champagne bar, fireside cocktails and a la carte dining.

Seamless check-in and boarding

Flying First lets you skip the queues, with dedicated check-in desks and fast-track security at various airports.

  • Dedicated check-in desks at most airports
  • Priority boarding
  • Fast Track security at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and New York JFK

The First Wing

Available in London Heathrow Terminal 5, our exclusive First Wing gets you through the airport quickly and smoothly. It’s a dedicated space for First, Executive Club Gold, and oneworld Emerald flyers. You'll have a private check-in area, two exclusive security lanes, and a direct walkway into the Galleries First Lounge and Concorde Room.

Freedom to pack what you like

Generous baggage allowance

There’s no need to compromise when packing, with a generous number of bags included in First. Bring both a cabin bag and laptop or handbag on board, as well as up to three bags in the hold.

Baggage allowances

Doorstep baggage pick-up & check-in

AirPortr can collect your baggage from your doorstep, securely transport it to the airport and check it in for your flight for you. This means that you can travel to the airport luggage-free and head straight to security when you arrive. This service is only available for flights departing from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Geneva, Zurich and Vienna.

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Dedicated to You First

We’re here to help, whenever you need us. That’s why we have You First, a dedicated helpdesk for First customers.

Speak to You First

Aircraft variations

Wherever and whenever you fly First you can expect the same top quality food, drink and first class service by our attentive crew. A few of the cabin design elements may vary by aircraft.