British Airways has raised the check-in benchmark for its premium
passengers from Barbados with the opening today of its first drive-through
check-in for Club World passengers and a new exclusive check-in and lounge
for First passengers.
Club World passengers can now go to a drive-through check-in without
leaving the comfort of their air conditioned vehicle. They can drop off
checked luggage and collect their boarding passes at the conveniently
located IAM Jet Centre, adjacent to the main Grantley Adams Airport
terminal. Then a short three minute drive takes them to the airport
lounge inside the Grantley Adams Terminal.
Passengers travelling in First do not even have to see the inside of the
airport terminal. They check-in at the Jet Centre where they can relax in
the exclusive British Airways’ lounge before being whisked by private,
air-conditioned vehicle right to their Boeing 777.
“Many of our First and Club World passengers stay in private residences
and luxurious hotels all over the island,” says Elvin Sealy, British
Airways’ commercial manager, South Caribbean. “Having a dedicated check-in
centre means they can avoid the hassle of the terminal and we can ensure
that their departure experience meets their overall holiday expectations.”
First and Club World passengers may also use British Airways’ facsimile
check-in service and have their boarding pass with their selected seat
assignment waiting for them when they arrive at the IAM Jet Centre.
British Airways operates nine weekly flights to Gatwick with four classes
of service, First, Club World, World Traveller Plus, and World Traveller.
British Airways is this year celebrating 50 years of service on the
Barbados London route.