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

  • a range of great value all-inclusive fares with no hidden charges based on your travel needs
  • basic fares* which include hand baggage only – ideal for travelling light
  • all-inclusive fares for when checked baggage and seat selection is important
  • generous free baggage allowance
  • delicious meals and full bar service included in the price of all tickets
  • personal entertainment system with complimentary headphones
  • family-friendly features and kids' activity packs
*Basic fares available on selected long haul routes

Are you sitting comfortably?

Your seat is ergonomically designed and comes with an adjustable headrest, lumbar support and recline.

Your World Traveller experience also includes a few extra features to help make the journey as enjoyable as possible, including a comfy cushion and blanket — plus flight socks, an eye mask, toothbrush and toothpaste on request.

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Our long haul fares

We offer a choice of two economy fares when you fly in World Traveller: Basic and Standard.

  • Basic - our lowest fare, offered on selected routes, including hand baggage and allocated seat, is ideal when you're travelling light.
  • Standard - Our fully inclusive economy fare, with checked baggage and seat selection in advance of travel, is ideal for a longer trip.

Find out more

Style upgrade

The World Traveller experience is getting a makeover. We're giving the cabin a stylish new interior, luxurious seats with greater recline, 35 per cent larger flat entertainment screen, in-seat power supply and more.

The new cabin is available now on our newest aircraft; A380, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER and we're busy refurbishing many Boeing 777-200 and 767 aircraft to the same standard.

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

World Traveller meal.

Delicious meals and full bar service

Naturally, your World Traveller experience includes complimentary drinks and a delicious assortment of fine foods designed by world renowned chefs to keep your taste buds entertained throughout the flight:

  • balanced meals crafted to perfectly match the time and duration of your flight
  • a wide range of special meal alternatives to suit your dietary needs
  • complimentary bar service, hot drinks, juices and water (on some very short flights, a full bar service is not always available)

Economy dining

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Entertainment at your fingertips

A whole world of entertainment awaits you with:

  • hundreds of the latest films, documentaries, television, music, audio books and games
  • personal flat screen and headphones
  • on-demand service that lets you choose what you want when you want it on most flights

Check what's showing on our upcoming flights

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Flexible baggage options

Unless you've booked a basic economy fare, your World Traveller fares includes our generous and flexible baggage allowance, giving you the choice of travelling light with carry-on baggage or checking an extra pair of shoes (or twelve) into the hold.

Some routes and ticket types come with an even greater allowance, while extra baggage can be carried for a fee.

Baggage allowances

From your doorstep to your destination

Let AirPortr pick up your bags from your London location and check them in for your flight with the AirPortr + Bag Check-In service, exclusive to British Airways customers. Available for the wider London area and flights departing from Heathrow and Gatwick, except flights within the UK.

More about AirPortr + Bag Check-In

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Family travel with none of the hassle

We love how exciting flying is for kids and think it should be just as much fun for the parents. When your family flies British Airways, you'll find lots of thoughtful touches to make your life a little easier and help keep your little ones happy and entertained during the flight, including:

  • priority boarding for families with infants and young children in pushchairs, to help get you settled on board 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

See what else we offer families

Aircraft variations

Wherever and whenever you fly World Traveller you can expect the same top quality food, drink and warm service by our attentive crew, but a few of the cabin design elements may vary by aircraft. See ‘Style upgrade’ above for more on our exciting new cabin design.

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