British Airways Will Continue To Operate Airbus A380s From Heathrow To The US

British Airways Airbus A380 (Source: British Airways)

Large passenger aircraft like the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 haven’t returned to the skies in the numbers we saw before the pandemic. Many airlines have retired the big birds, but British Airways has confirmed it will continue to operate the A380 beyond this summer – including on transatlantic routes.

British Airways Airbus A380

At the moment you can find BA A380s flying from London to 7 destinations in the United States. These are: Boston (BOS), Washington Dulles (IAD), Miami (MIA), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Elsewhere, Johannesburg (JNB) and Dubai (DXB) are also on the timetable. Keep in mind that the BA A380 only operates from and to Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK.

The BA A380 offers four cabins: First Class, Club World (Business Class), World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and World Traveller (Economy). The aircraft can carry a maximum of 469 passengers.

British Airways First Class cabine in Airbus A380 (Source: British Airways)
British Airways First Class cabine in Airbus A380 (Source: British Airways)

BA A380 to Los Angeles

A schedule change published on the Aeroroutes website shows that the A380 will continue to fly on a number of routes after the summer. Initially, from October 29, 2023, three daily flights to Los Angeles were scheduled with the Boeing 777-300ER. An Airbus A380-800 is now slated to be used for the afternoon flight instead of the B777. This change will be in effect until at least March 9, 2024.

Flight BA269 departs from London Heathrow at 3:15 PM (local time) and arrives in Los Angeles at 6:35 PM (local time). The return flight BA268 is at 8:50 PM (local time) and arrives at 3:10 PM (local time).

Source images: British Airways


  1. Jason Brandt LEWIS says

    I hate BA’s Airbus A380 — my wife and I like to sit next to each other, and who thought sitting BACKWARDS was ever a good idea???

    • Christian Markwat says

      I’ve never had the experience of sitting backwards on a flight but it does feel a bit strange. However, many have done it, so probably it’s quite okay I guess.

    • Wurzel says

      Given they are proven to be safer, it’s obviously the same people that put BACKWARD facing seats in every other form of public transport. Booking a forward facing one is usually a good way to avoid getting one though. 🤪

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