North America:

Check in at the American Airlines check-in counter at all North American cities.

International Gateways:

Check in at the British Airways check-in counter at all overseas cities

Note: International Document requirements and Taxes are subject to change without notice.

Only a valid passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling to the United Kingdom; passport must be valid for at least 1 month beyond intended stay. For additional information or requirements for other citizenships and/or destinations, check with the local consulate.

Departure Taxes

Included in the ticket price.

London/Heathrow:

American Airlines flights arrive/depart from Terminal 3. Connecting British Airways flights arrive/depart from Terminals 1/3 and 5 (depending on destination). Please check the British Airways Flight Information Display Screens for the most up-to-date departure information. For connections within Terminal 3, you will be directed to Security and then to the British Airways connections desk. Follow the signs to the Terminal 3 departure lounge and from there to your gate. If you’re traveling between Terminal 3 and Terminals 1/5, you’ll take a bus to the Flight Connections Centre.

Once you’re in Terminal 1, pass through Customs, Security and then the British Airways connections desk before showing your passport. At Terminal 5, visit the British Airways connections desk, pass through Ready to fly, Security, and then proceed to your departure gate.

London/Gatwick:

British Airways flights depart from the North Terminal. Please check the British Airways Flight Information Display Screens for the most up-to-date departure information.

Important Note - Gatwick / Heathrow Airport Transfers - If your itinerary has a connection requiring a change-of-airports in London (for example, the inbound flight arrives at Gatwick but the connection departs from Heathrow), you must clear U.K. Customs/Immigration and personally transfer yourself and your baggage between airports. BAA, who manages all London airports has helpful ground transportation information on their Web site - www.BAA.com

Checked Baggage and Boarding Passes

Check your baggage through to your final destination and obtain boarding passes for all American Airlines codeshare flights operated by British Airways and BA Connect.
Checked Bag Charges may apply to any flight operated by American Airlines.

Classes of Service Offered

Transatlantic and intercontinental flights operated by British Airways offer First Class, Business Class, and Economy Class service. Domestic United Kingdom and European flights operated by British Airways offer Business Class and Economy Class service. Flights operated by BA Connect are all Economy Class service.

Pre-reserved Seats:

Available from 331 days prior to departure.

Pre-reserved seats are available for the following:

All First Class passengers - All destinations
All Business Class passengers - All destinations

Coach Class Passengers
- All Transatlantic/Intercontinental destinations
- All UK Domestic destinations (except BA Connect flights) for Coach Class passengers who are oneworld top tier ( Emerald or Sapphire) or are full-fare Coach travelers

Pre-reserved seats are not available for the following:

Coach Class Passengers
- Intra-European flights
- Intra-U.K. flights operated by BA Connect

Meals:

Special dietary meals are offered on flights operated by British Airways, provided complimentary meal service is offered. A minimum of 24 hours advance notice is required for all special meal requests.

Hot and cold meals and snacks are available for purchase onboard BA Connect flights.

For more information, contact American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-433-7300 in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. For all other locations, please contact your local American Airlines reservations office.

Smoking Policy:

All flights operated by British Airways and BA Connect are Non-Smoking.

Fleet:

Flights operated by British Airways include Boeing B737-300/400/500, B757-200, B767-300, B777-200, B747-400, and Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. The BA Connect fleet of aircraft comprise the Embraer, RJ100, Dash 8 and Bae 146.

Lounge Access:

Lounge admittance is determined by the oneworld lounge access policy. For complete details, visit www.oneworld.com.

Mileage Accrual:

Earn miles on American Airlines codeshare flights operated by British Airways when your ticket reflects an "AA" coded flight number. Just provide your AAdvantage number when you make your reservations or when you check in for your flight. View more information about earning miles on AA codeshare flights.

Elite Status Qualification:

You can earn elite-qualifying miles, segments, and points that count toward AAdvantage Gold®, AAdvantage Platinum® and AAdvantage Executive Platinum® status on American Airlines codeshare flights operated by British Airways when your ticket reflects an "AA" coded flight number. View more information about elite status.

You can also earn elite-qualifying miles, segments, and points on eligible British Airways flights when your ticket reflects a British Airways (BA) coded flight number. View more information on earning miles on British Airways flights.

Award Redemption:

You may not redeem mileage for travel on American Airlines codeshare flights operated by British Airways. However, since British Airways participates in the AAdvantage program, you can redeem miles for travel on British Airways flights. View more information for mileage redemption on British Airways flights.

Make your reservations online at AA.com. To make changes to your American Airlines codeshare flight(s), call American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-433-7300 in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. For all other locations, please contact your local American Airlines reservations office.

For additional information not listed above, go to www.britishairways.com*.

*By following this link, you will be taken to a partner or information site. Use the back button on your browser or the AA.com button to return.

American Airlines codeshares on select British Airways services to/from and within the United Kingdom and beyond the United Kingdom to destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

British Airways is a member of the oneworld alliance, an alliance formed among twelve of the world's leading airlines - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Mexicana, Qantas Airways, Royal Jordanian and S7. The oneworld network offers service to nearly 750 destinations in almost 150 countries. For more information, visit www.aa.com/oneworld.