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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 lounges, fast-track security, and excellent service, it’s the finest way to travel.

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.

Fine dining and delicious treats

Scones with cream and jam and a glass of wine, along with sandwiches and delicate pastries.

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. Alongside your meal, we offer snacks and beverages including cocktails, mocktails, Champagne, spirits and wines.

A specially designed cabin on our 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

First seats on the 787 Dreamliner

Specifically designed for the 787-9 Dreamliner, our luxury first class cabin has just eight 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 and state-of-the-art noise cancelling headphones from Meridian.

Hours of entertainment

First Class on Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

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

Free Wi-Fi will now be available to customers travelling in First *. 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.

  • To use, connect to the onboard 'BAWi-Fi' network, click the 'Free Wi-Fi' banner. Then verify you're a First customer with your name and seat number or booking reference and enjoy free Wi-Fi for the duration of your flight. It couldn’t be easier to take advantage of your reward.
  • All seats come with a 15in screen and ports to connect up your own devices.
  • We also include high quality noise-cancelling headphones, for minimal disturbance.

*Terms and conditions apply

*Wi-Fi is being progressively rolled out across the fleet and the majority of our aircraft are now connected.

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.

First Class lounge - London Heathrow, Terminal 5

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, New York JFK airport

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 Airline flights. Enjoy the circular champagne bar, fireside cocktails and a la carte dining.

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. You'll have 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

Two suitcases and carry case.

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.

Doorstep baggage pick-up & check-in

Airportr driver scanning customer passport

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.

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.