British Airways (BA) cheap flights

Earn rewards on top of your airline miles with Orbitz Rewards

Many airlines offer flexible change policies

Sign up to receive text alerts about your trip

FAQs about British Airways flights

How early should I check my bags in for my British Airways flight?

Everything from British Airways check-in to baggage claim is a breeze. The general rule for check-in is to arrive at the airport two hours ahead of departure for domestic flights, and three hours prior for international flights. Drop your checked bags at the British Airways baggage desk at least an hour before you’re scheduled to take off. You’ll be on your British Airways flight in no time.

What airline is BA?

BA is the Carrier Code for British Airways. This two-character code is sometimes referred to as the airline identification code, which is assigned by the International Air Transport