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British Airways Reinstates Some Flights After Pilots Union Cancels Next Friday’s Strike

British Airways Reinstates Some Flights After Pilots Union Cancels Next Friday’s Strike

British Airways said it was reinstating more than half of its normal flight schedule for September 27 after pilots at the airline called off a threatened strike.
The British Airline Pilots Association called off the planned job action following a two-day strike last week.
That strike “demonstrated the anger and resolve of pilots,” the union said in a statement, adding that that it’s “now time for a period of reflection before the …

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

British Airways cancelled nearly all of its flights for Monday and Tuesday after its pilots went on strike for the first time since the airline was founded in 1974.
“Please do not go to the airport,” the airline said on its website.
The union representing the airline’s pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association, had announced plans for the strike in August, amidst a dispute over pay. A second strike is scheduled for September …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2019

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
In Charlemagne’s calendar, September was called the “harvest month,” and it is called Herbstmonat in Switzerland to this day.
After January and February were …

British Airways Pilots to Strike in September

British Airways Pilots to Strike in September

British Airways pilots are set to strike September 9, 10, and 27 in a dispute over pay, the union that represents the airline’s pilots said.
The British Airline Pilots Association, which represents 90% of the airline’s pilots, said in July that 93% of its membership voted in favor of the industrial action.
The union said that airline had rejected “a number of packages” that it proposed to resolve the dispute, and that …

British Airways to Deploy Apple iPhones to 15,000 Flight Attendants

British Airways to Deploy Apple iPhones to 15,000 Flight Attendants

British Airways said Wednesday it plans to deploy Apple iPhone XR smartphones to its 15,000 flight attendants starting immediately.
The move is part of the airline’s £6.5 billion investment to provide “a more personalized service” to its passengers. The investment also includes the deployment of high-speed Wi-Fi on its aircraft.
“Everything I need is in my pocket throughout each flight,” said Bradley Smith, a flight attendant who was one of the first to …

Official Guide to British Airways Avios: The 4 Best Ways to Use Avios Points

It’s no secret that our staff loves the British Airways Executive Club’s Avios currency.
Avios is the frequent flyer currency of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and Flybe. Until November 2011, they were known as Air Miles.
It’s easy to accumulate Avios even if one doesn’t regularly fly on British Airways or Iberia, yet many people don’t get the best possible use out of their points balances.  The program offers exceptional …

British Airways Recovers from Major Systems Outage

British Airways Recovers from Major Systems Outage

British Airways, which experienced a major computer systems failure that grounded the airline Sunday evening, said early Monday that its operations are “recovering” and all of its systems were back up shortly after midnight.
“We have resolved yesterday’s temporary systems issue, which affected a number of our flights,“ the airline said on its website.
In total, the airline cancelled 143 flights and 506 were delayed, the majority at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The outage, which …