British Airways

The British Airways app for Android has today seen a massive overhaul that makes it – finally – an app you'll want to use when travelling. The visual differences are staggering and no longer does it feel like simply a mobile website inside a wrapper. It's really, really good.

For starters the old, stale interface has been replaced with large images in the background – of the cities you're visiting no less – a slide out menu and silky smooth scrolling. That's as well as ensuring the important information remains easy to access.

British Airways

If you're a BA Executive Club member, the main bar across the top of the app will change color reflecting your status, and we get some added bonuses with this new app such as current weather conditions at your destination and quick access to some of the airline's current cheapest fares right from the main menu. Booking flights has been improved too, as has the mobile check-in experience.

The old British Airways app was for many just a way to get your boarding card, with it becoming too frustrating to use in recent times. With the arrival of this latest version all that is in the past. British Airways has given us an app that we would actually want to use in the process of travelling with them.

The update is live in the Play Store now and you'll find it at the link up top. British Airways is my own preferred airline, so I'm really pleased with this fantastic new app. If you're in the same boat, take a look and let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

 
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Kevin Oates says:

This is making me want to purchase tickets and download the app :)

saalnaz says:

The problem is not the app but the airlines itself ;)

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gingerghost says:

Nice spot, I will use this when I fly with BA next month

Feroze says:

It's a great refresh but they seem to have forgotten the widget!

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too bad the airline still is terrible.... :(

Alan_UK says:

Yep, they've done a fabulous job with this upgrade - their IT folk were also really responsive to suggestions during the beta period too :-)

t_hom_as says:

Nice app - I have found BA and Emirates to be the best airlines out there so I'll be installing it.