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Reasons to fly with British Airways in 2019

02 January 2019
British Airways New Year's resolution is to provide its customers with even more quality and choice in every cabin on every route - with a £6.5bn investment and great reasons to look forward to flying with the airline in 2019.

Here are some of the reasons to fly with British Airways this year:

  • New routes
    Customers can try out the airline’s new routes from Charleston and Pittsburgh
    to London Heathrow
  • New aircraft
    Customers can fly on one of the carrier’s 15 plush new aircraft being delivered this year – including four fabulous A350 aircraft
  • New Club Worls seat
    A brand-new Club World seat, featuring on the new A350 aircraft and two 777 aircraft by the end of 2019
  • WiFi
    The best, live streaming WiFi on the vast majority of longhaul flights so customers can sit back and enjoy films and TV shows from their favourite streaming service
  • New look for First
    A new look for First. New dining, bedding and amenity kits from one of the UK’s best-loved designers
  • World Traveller Plus makeover
    An industry-leading makeover for World Traveller Plus. Never will this business class challenger have looked so good. Look out for a new seat, new bedding, new dining and classy new drinks in this intimate and exclusive cabin
  • New lounges
    New lounges for customers to relax and enjoy ahead of their flight, in San Francisco and JFK
  • Extended catering partnership
    An extended partnership with premium dining supremo Do&Co, the airline’s new in-flight caterer from Heathrow and already providing meals in Club Europe.
  • New partners for the Executive Club
    New partners for the British Airways Executive Club, offering even more ways to collect and spend Avios.
  • Digital bag tags
    A UK airline first. Sync your personal baggage tag with the BA app, drop your luggage at the airport and fly
  • Facial recognition technology
    More biometric technology at New York, JFK, Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami, Heathrow, London City, Gatwick and many more. The system makes boarding faster and more convenient, helping British Airways depart flights on, or ahead of time
  • New emissions-free vehicles
    New emissions-free, remote-controlled pushback vehicles for longhaul aircraft to continue to improve punctuality
  • New winter equipment
    New winter equipment helping British Airways safely de-ice its fleet of almost 300 aircraft quicker than ever during the frosty winter months
  • Hotel reservations
    Investment in new technology will see rooms automatically booked for customers who miss their flights due to disruption
  • Renewed focus on customer service
    Almost 30,000 staff will receive the airline’s all-new customer service training. At T5, more airport hosts than ever before are being re-trained to manage any customer issue, from re-booking to upgrades, lounge access, baggage and transfer queries and flight information
  • And last but not least, keep your eyes peeled out for British Airways Centenary celebrations. The airline is 100 years old this year, and will be celebrating in style, sharing its heritage and looking at what to expect from flying in the future