Family travelling together in World Traveller.

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Experience the world

World Traveller is our economy cabin on flights beyond Europe, packed with all the comfort and benefits you expect from British Airways at an affordable price.

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Refreshed comfort items

Relax and enjoy the views or settle down to sleep with ergonomically designed seats, little extras and newly crafted comforts based on classic British design.

  • An adjustable headrest, lumbar support and recline
  • Soft cushion and blanket, with new herringbone design
  • Flight socks, eye mask, toothbrush and toothpaste on request
These renewed comforts are now available on London Heathrow flights and will be available on London Gatwick flights from 1 March 2020.

A choice of fares

There’s a choice of two economy fares when you fly in World Traveller: Basic, and Standard.

Basic is our lowest fare offered on selected routes. It comes with hand luggage, and an allocated seat; perfect for when you’re travelling light.

Standard is our fully inclusive economy fare. With checked baggage, and freedom to choose your own seat, it’s ideal for a longer trip.

Delicious meals and bar service

Close up of main meal in World Traveller. Asian chicken with rice and vegetables, with a side of cous cous.

We have worked closely with our caterers to make changes to our onboard service. Our new food service requires less interaction with our cabin crew, greatly reducing physical contact.

Hours of entertainment

Children watching films on the IFE whilst travelling in World Traveller.

World Traveller offers a personal flat screen and headphones for everyone. Take your pick from the hundreds of latest films, television programmes, albums, audio books and games.

Flexible baggage allowance

A suitcase and rucksack.

As well as carry on baggage,World Travellers can store checked bags in the hold. Some routes and tickets come with an even greater allowance, and extra bags can be added for a fee.

Check baggage allowances

Airportr suitcases.

Door to destination service

Let AirPortr pick up your bags and check them in. Exclusive to British Airways customers, it’s available for everyone in the wider London area flying beyond the UK.

Hassle-free family travel

Family of three travelling together in World Traveller.

When travelling with the whole family, you’ll find lots of thoughtful touches to make life easier, and help keep everyone happy and entertained.

  • Priority boarding for families with infants and young children in pushchairs, to help get you settled onboard sooner
  • Skyflyer activity packs
  • Children's TV, films, games and a parental lock for other channels
  • Special children's meals which we'll serve first so you can enjoy your own meal at your own pace

Style upgrade and aircraft variation

The World Traveller experience is getting a make-over. We’re giving our aircraft cabins a stylish new interior and fitting our newest, most enhanced seating, which feature a six-way headrest with adjustable ears for added comfort and movable middle arm rests, which is particularly useful for customers travelling with children.

The new cabin will be rolled out across our fleet starting with the Boeing 777-200 fleet at Gatwick. And while a few cabin design elements may vary by aircraft, you can still expect the same top quality food, drink and warm service by our attentive crew wherever and whenever you fly World Traveller.

Our guide to in-seat power (pdf, 181kb, English only)

Some descriptions and images may not represent our current available services as we respond to Covid-19.

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