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British Airways to Offer First Class on London-San Diego Route

British Airways to Offer First Class on London-San Diego Route

British Airways announced it will begin operating a Boeing 777-300 on its route between London Heathrow and San Diego International Airport beginning March 27 of next year.  The aircraft is outfitted with four cabins, including a first-class cabin.
This will be the first time first class will be available on the carrier’s London-San Diego route.  Currently, British Airways operates a three-class 777-200 between the two cities.  The 777-300 will be able …

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British Airways Plane Catches Fire in Las Vegas

British Airways Plane Catches Fire in Las Vegas

A British Airways jet had a fire Tuesday afternoon at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
The Boeing 777 was bound for London Gatwick as Flight 2276.  No injuries were reported, according to a statement released by the airport.
The aircraft had 159 passengers and 13 crew members.  Two minor injuries were reported and one runway remains out of service at McCarran.
The plane was evacuated via its slides and the aircraft’s fuselage …

British Airways to Begin San Jose, California-London Flights

British Airways to Begin San Jose, California-London Flights

British Airways announced that it plans to launch new service between Mineta San Jose International Airport  and London Heathrow on May 4, 2016.  San Jose will be the airline’s fourth destination in the state of California, after Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.
The service will be the first regularly scheduled non-stop to the United Kingdom from San Jose.  British Airways plans to use its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft …

Hacker Arrested in BA Avios Theft

Hacker Arrested in BA Avios Theft

One person is under arrest in New Delhi and two others are being sought in conjunction with the theft of millions of Avios, the British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer program currency.
Earlier this year, the British flag carrier said that tens of thousand of BA Executive Club accounts had been accessed by hackers.  “’British Airways has become aware of some unauthorised activity in relation to a small number of frequent …

BA to Launch Weekly Glasgow-Salzburg Flights This Winter

BA to Launch Weekly Glasgow-Salzburg Flights This Winter

British Airways announced it will offer non-stop service from Glasgow, Scotland to the slopes of Salzburg, Austria.
The airline will operate the flights once a week on Saturdays, commencing on December 12, 2015.
Flights will depart Glasgow Airport, formerly known as formerly Glasgow Abbotsinch Airport, at 12:40 p.m. local time arriving at 4 p.m.  Flight time is two hours and 20 minutes.  Return flights will depart at 3:50 p.m. and arrive in …

IAG Places $4.6 billion Order with Airbus

IAG Places $4.6 billion Order with Airbus

British Airways parent International Airlines Group announced it has placed an order for 31 new Airbus aircraft.  The order includes 11 wide-body airliners and 20 narrow-body planes.
The wide-body order, eight A350-900s and three A330-200s, will be used for Iberia’s fleet modernization and new routes.  The narrow-body jets, all A320neos, have yet to be allocated to the group’s airlines.
IAG and its airlines now have a total of nearly 450 aircraft on order …