British Airways

British Airways to Launch London Gatwick-Oakland Service

British Airways to Launch London Gatwick-Oakland Service

British Airways announced that it plans to launch a new route linking London Gatwick and Oakland, California on March 28 next year. The carrier will operate the route four days a week, using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
Flights will depart London Gatwick at 10:20 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, as well as at 11:25 a.m. on Tuesdays, and will arrive at Oakland International Airport at 1:15 p.m. and 2:20 p.m., respectively. …

Iberia Joins Joint Business Venture with JAL, BA, Finnair

Iberia Joins Joint Business Venture with JAL, BA, Finnair

Spanish airline Iberia announced that it is now part of the joint business venture between Japan Airlines, British Airways, and Finnair, with the launch of thrice-weekly flights between Tokyo Narita and Madrid.
All four airlines are members of the oneworld alliance.
Iberia’s addition to the joint business venture was first announced in May, pending approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, which it received in August.
The four carriers will …

British Airways’ Website Partially Down

British Airways’ Website Partially Down

Travelers attempting to book travel and redeem award flights on British Airways’ website are not getting very far in some cases.
While the outage is not universal, many visitors to various parts of the site have met with messages indicating an outage. “Sorry. Unfortunately our systems are not responding, so we are unable to process your request at the moment. We apologise for this inconvenience and suggest you try again later.”
Two …

Finnair to Begin Helsinki-San Francisco Route

Finnair to Begin Helsinki-San Francisco Route

Finnair announced that it plans to launch new seasonal route between Helsinki and San Francisco on June 1, 2017. The carrier will operate the service with its joint business partners American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia.
The airline will operate the service four times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, through September 30.
San Francisco will be Finnair’s fourth U.S. destination, joining New York, Chicago, and Miami.
Additionally, the airline announced that …

JAL, Iberia to Codeshare on Madrid-Tokyo Flights

JAL, Iberia to Codeshare on Madrid-Tokyo Flights

Japan Airlines and Iberia announced the beginning of a new codeshare agreement.
Under the agreement, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on Iberia’s flights between Madrid and Tokyo Narita, which are set to begin on October 18.
Flights are scheduled to depart Madrid at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Tokyo at 9:35 a.m. the next morning. From Tokyo, flights will depart at 11:20 …

British Airways IT Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Worldwide

British Airways IT Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Worldwide

A computer issue at British Airways on Tuesday left thousands of passengers stranded and caused massive delays across the globe.
Passengers were unable in many cases to book flights using the company’s website and app, to check-in at the airport, and some flights were simply unable to take off as a result of the IT problem.
“We apologize to our customers for the delay and we appreciate their patience as our IT …

Iberia Gets Green Light to Join JAL, BA, Finnair Joint Venture

Iberia Gets Green Light to Join JAL, BA, Finnair Joint Venture

Japan Airlines announced that Iberia, the flag carrier of Spain, will become a part of the joint business venture between the Japanese carrier, British Airways, and Finnair on October 18.
Iberia’s addition to the joint business venture was first announced in May, pending approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, which it has now received.
Iberia is set to begin operating a new route between Tokyo Narita and Madrid, …