British Airways South Africa Bookings

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About British Airways (SA)

British Airways South Africa is operated by Comair, offering scheduled flights in South and Southern Africa. As the flag carrier airline in the United Kingdom, BA is renowned for their superior reliability and comfortable in-flight experience. British Airways is also one of the founding members of the Oneworld airline alliance, the third largest such alliance after Star Alliance and SkyTeam.

British Airways is headquartered at Heathrow airport in London, whereas the Comair operated South African branch operators out of Johannesburg International Airport.

Flight Routes

Being a full service global airline, BA offers excellent value all year round. In South Africa, British Airways services several major flight routes, including Cape town to Johannesburg, Cape Town to Durban, Johannesburg to Durban and Johannesburg to PE. Regionally, the airline also flies to Harare, Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Windhoek from Johannesburg.

The British Airways global network covers over 200 destinations, with the airline transporting over 38 million air travellers per year.

Carry-on luggage on British Airways flights

The British Airways carry-on luggage allowance permits air travellers to bring one piece of hand luggage, plus a laptop or handbag. The maximum weight limit on these items is 23kg. Small musical instruments are also allowed, provided that these are not longer than 126cm in length.

British Airlines Check-ins

Passengers can check in online, via mobile phone, as well as at British Airways check-in desks or airport self-service check-in kiosks. Online and mobile check-ins open 24 hours ahead of the scheduled flight departure time. Passengers checking in via mobile can choose their seating and also check in their fellow group travellers, with boarding passes collected at the airport.

BA Baggage allowances

NB: Baggage allowances and restrictions may vary according to your flight class, seating and destination. All BA flights allow one piece of hand luggage, as well as a handbag, briefcase or laptop bag, at no additional charge.

The weight allocation for checked baggage is as follows:

Economy Class: A maximum of two pieces of luggage, with a maximum weight limit of 32kg per piece.

First Class and Business Class: Up to 3 pieces of checked luggage; the weight limit per item is 32kg.

Special items such as sport equipment can be carried for free as part of the standard checked luggage allocation.

The British Airways Fleet

The world class BA Fleet consists of a combination of Airbuses and Boeings.

A majestic BA Boeing 787 in flight

The in-flight experience

In South Africa, the British Airways in-flight experience is renowned; the service, attention to detail and personal touch is standard from take-off to landing. Both the in-flight entertainment and onboard catering are top-notch. All onboard meals and beverages are complimentary. Most of the seats feature personal television monitors, with games, movies, music and TV being available on demand.

Booking British Airways flights online

Booking BA Flights online only takes a few clicks, and you get flight ticket prices listed in order of the cheapest prices for your stipulated route and dates. Book it yourself and save; simply use the above flight search form to compare British Airways flights to a range of other South African Airline flights.

British Airways Telephonic Reservations

You can contact British Airways in South Africa via telephone on (011) 441 8600 during office hours (weekdays only). For more information, visit

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