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The finest experience

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

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Your own personal suite

First class seat

Cross the world’s skies comfortably, calm, and entertained in your own spacious suite. It’s where British heritage meets contemporary design; letting you work in peace, watch a film, or stretch out and fall asleep.

New comforts and fine dining experience, arriving soon

From 31 March, enjoy a whole host of new features and thoughtfully created comforts in First.

  • Delicious, indulgent dining experience, with exclusively designed crockery, cutlery and glassware from the finest British designers, William Edwards, Studio William and Dartington
  • Foam and microfibre mattress topper and 400 thread count bedding
  • Exclusively-designed male and female Temperley London loungewear, amenity bag and slippers
  • A range of luxury Elemis skin care products
  • High performance Meridian headphones offering a fully immersive in-flight audio experience

The rollout of new First products will start 31 March and will be complete by mid-April.

Fine dining and delicious treats

First class dining - Salmon dinner with a glass of champange

We've worked with some of the world's top chefs and British designers to bring you the full restaurant experience at 35,000 feet.

  • Luxury meals including classic English afternoon tea, made with only the highest quality seasonal ingredients
  • A wide selection of Champagnes, wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Flexibility to order whenever suits you best
  • Our full à la carte menu, plus a range of lighter options

A specially designed cabin on our 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

First seats on the 787 Dreamliner

Specifically designed for the 787-9 Dreamliner, our premium cabin has just 8 seats, compared to the usual 14. First cabin seats also feature a larger personal screen to enjoy the latest films and TV programmes, as well as a new touchscreen handset.

Hours of entertainment

First cabin - view of TV screen and the windows

Lose yourself in a great film or gripping series with our huge library of new releases including music, ebooks, and games. Enjoy the 1,000 hours of programmes available on the in-flight entertainment channels.

  • All seats come with a 15in screen, with ports to connect up your own devices
  • We also include high quality noise-cancelling headphones, for minimal disturbance

Space to prepare and relax

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

On arrival into London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, stop by the Arrivals Lounge to freshen up and get ready for whatever you’ve planned. Enjoy more delicious dining options, showers, and a clothes-pressing service.


The Concorde Room

First Class lounge - London Heathrow, Terminal 5

You're also invited to the Concorde Room – our most luxurious lounge. It’s exclusive to London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK Terminal 7, with discreet booths, full waiter service, private cabanas and a state-of-the-art business suite.

Senses awakened

Woman giving treatment at the Elemis Spa

Indulge in a luxury complimentary massage or facial treatment, with acclaimed British spa and skincare brand Elemis. You’ll find our Elemis spas in London Heathrow Terminal 3 and 5, or New York JFK Terminal 5.

Seamless check-in and boarding

First wing private check in

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

The First Wing

First wing seating area at Terminal 5, London Heathrow

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; offering a private check-in area, two of its own security lanes, and a direct walkway into the Galleries First Lounge and Concorde Room.

Freedom to pack what you like

Trolley and bag at the First wing in Terminal 5

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 3 bags in the hold.

Door to destination service

One blue and one yellow trolley suitcases at the terminal

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.

Dedicated to You First

British Airways staff at premium check in

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

Aircraft variations

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

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