British Airways

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, …

Iberia to Join JAL, British Airways, Finnair Partnership

Iberia to Join JAL, British Airways, Finnair Partnership

Japan Airlines announced that it plans to add Iberia to its joint partnership with British Airways and Finnair.
The new partnership is subject to regulatory approval. If approved, the four carriers would cooperate on flights between Europe and Japan.
“We are delighted to enter this joint business with our allies in IAG and oneworld,” said Luis Gallego, Iberia’s CEO. “With our non-stop flights and this joint business they will have greater opportunities …

British Airways to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi to Long-Haul Fleet

British Airways to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi to Long-Haul Fleet

British Airways flights across the pond and elsewhere will no longer be a dead zone when it comes to Wi-Fi.
A deal between British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group and Gogo will add what the airline is calling the “fastest” Wi-Fi service on long-haul flights to 118 aircraft in its fleet. The airline said it plans to offer a basic version of Wi-Fi to passengers at no charge, with a fee …

British Airways Launches Daily A380 Service Between London and Vancouver

British Airways Launches Daily A380 Service Between London and Vancouver

British Airways announced the launch of Airbus A380 service on its route between London Heathrow and Vancouver. The airline will offer daily service between the two airports, and the one A380 flight replaces the carrier’s previous twice-daily service that was operated using Boeing 747-400s.
The service marks the first time that the A380 is being used on commercial flights into and out of Vancouver International Airport.
British Airway’s daily London-Vancouver flights on …

Drone May Have Collided with British Airways Jet at Heathrow

Drone May Have Collided with British Airways Jet at Heathrow

A British Airways pilot believes his aircraft was struck by an errant drone while approaching London Heathrow.
BA Flight 727 from Geneva was at 1,700’ and preparing to land when an object believed to be an unmanned drone struck the front of the plane. The Airbus A320 landed safely with 132 passengers and five crew members on board, said Michael Johnson, a spokesman for the airline.
There was no damage to the …

Lobby Bar – April 15: Airport Amusement Rides, Outdoor Flying, and How to Live in a Hotel for Free

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Thunderstruck. Paul Riegler puts the pedal to the metal in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The hybrid has a range of over 400 miles, 53 of which can be done solely on electric. To recharge the car, simply locate the nearest lightning storm and drive through, making sure to receive at least four direct strikes (holding a folded umbrella …

British Airways Club World Business Class London Heathrow – Seattle-Tacoma – Flight Review

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Following an enjoyable weekend in London, it was time to return to Seattle. A friend dropped me off curbside at Heathrow’s expansive and impressive Terminal 5, and I quickly found an empty check-in kiosk. Security was a quick and uneventful affair, before striking out for British Airway’s sprawling main lounge.
The southern lounge, located in the main terminal, is several stories high and perhaps the largest in the airline’s system. The …