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British Airways Restarts Nonstop San José to London Heathrow

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San José (SJC) is back on British Airways’ route map — the last of the airline’s U.S. destinations to restart as travel returns to a new normal.

The first flight from the California airport departed for London (LHR) on Monday, June 13, 2022, after originally being scheduled to restart in March 2022.

The re-addition of BA’s nonstop service from San José to London Heathrow both confirms the importance of the U.S. to the airline’s network and brings a host of new travel possibilities for those living in the San José area.

Let’s take a look at the details of California’s most exciting new route.

Fly Nonstop From San José to London Heathrow

San José (SJC) joins Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN), and San Francisco (SFO) as California’s fourth city with a British Airways nonstop service to London Heathrow (LHR).

BA’s return to the city opens up an exciting new world of travel opportunities for travelers as the route acts as the only nonstop service from San Jose (SCJ) to Europe.

British Airways’ route from San Jose (SJC) to London Heathrow (LHR). Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

The service is operating on a once-daily basis with the following schedule:

  • Depart San José (SJC) 8 p.m. — Arrive London Heathrow (LHR) 2:15 p.m. 
  • Depart London Heathrow 3 p.m. — Arrive San José (SJC) 6 p.m.

The airline’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is flying the route. The jets comprise of 35 lie-flat seats in Club World (business class), 25 recliner seats in World Traveller Plus (premium economy), and 154 standard seats in World Traveller (economy).

Given the lack of BA’s first class product and its business class being made up of the old Club World cabin and seats, you might wish to avoid splashing out on premium seats for this route.

The old-school Club World cabin on a British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with a cramped 2-3-2 layout. Image Credit: Daniel Ross

Only the airlines 787-9 and -10 variants of the Dreamliner have first class, while the latter is the only Dreamliner variant to boast the airline’s Club Suite — a vast improvement on Club World.

Hot Tip: Did you know British Airways flies nonstop to London Heathrow (LHR) from 26 U.S. cities? Check out our guide to British Airways for everything you need to know about what you can expect when flying the U.K. flag carrier.

Final Thoughts

British Airways is widening its footprint in California with the addition of a daily nonstop service from San José (SJC) to London Heathrow (LHR).

Here’s to the permanent return of the route!

About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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Paul V

July 01, 2022

BA are flying First Class on this route. I think they didn’t have the First Class cabin pre-pandemic but I’m booked 1st SJC – LHR in July….and I’m very much looking forward to trying the 787 tailored version of the First Class Cabin.

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