British Airways

American Express to Offer 40% Bonus on British Airways Avios Points Transfers

American Express to Offer 40% Bonus on British Airways Avios Points Transfers

American Express’ Membership Rewards program announced a 40% bonus on points transfers to the British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer program.
convert Avios points are extremely cost effective when redeemed for short-haul flights on both American Airlines and British Airways, although the cost of an award flight will increase if there are multiple segments as the cost of a ticket with multiple segments is based on the combined cost of each …

British Airways to Begin London-Fort Lauderdale Flights

British Airways to Begin London-Fort Lauderdale Flights

British Airways announced the launch of new service between London and Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. The carrier will operate the route four days a week, using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
Flights will depart London Gatwick Airport at 9:25 a.m. local time and arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 1:45 p.m. Flights from Fort Lauderdale to London will depart at 5 p.m. and arrive back in London at 6:30 a.m. the following …

British Airways to Offer New Bedding and Amenities from the White Company in Club World Business Class

British Airways to Offer New Bedding and Amenities from the White Company in Club World Business Class

British Airways announced Tuesday that it will offer passengers in its Club World business-class cabin bedding and on-board amenities from the White Company, a British retailer.
The bedding will include a day cushion that doubles as a lumbar support when sitting, a large soft pillow with a white cotton pillowcase, a woven day blanket with satin trim, a padded mattress topper, and a duvet.
Club World passengers will receive a new amenity …

British Airways Flight Attendants Begin Two-Week Strike over Pay Dispute

British Airways Flight Attendants Begin Two-Week Strike over Pay Dispute

British Airways flight attendants began a two-week long strike Saturday in a continuing dispute over salary.
The job action was taken by members of the airline’s “mixed fleet” cabin crew, which consists of those hired since 2010 to work on both long- and short-haul flights. The wage dispute has been ongoing and the union that represents the flight attendants claims they are working for “poverty pay.” The walkout was prompted by …

British Airways Flight Attendants Plan July Strike

British Airways Flight Attendants Plan July Strike

Flight attendants at British Airways will walk off the job July 1, according to a statement by their union.
Unite, the union that represents the airline’s mixed-fleet flight attendants, said that the planned work action is a result of a long-standing dispute on pay and benefits.
The strike will start at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 and end at 11:59 p.m. on July 16.
The airline termed the plans “extreme and completely unnecessary” in a …

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways said Sunday that the colossal IT outage it experienced the prior day morning will not be repeated.
The British flag carrier said it was taking the necessary steps to ensure there would be no repeat of what it had termed a “major IT systems failure,” which resulted in the cancellation of all flights out of London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday. Over 75,000 passengers were stranded as a result.
In …

‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

A computer glitch grounded the vast majority of British Airways flights Saturday and will continue to impact flights in the days to come.
The “major IT system failure” at the United Kingdom’s second largest airline started around 7 a.m. local time. The airline cancelled all Saturday departures from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports
“We are extremely sorry for the significant levels of disruption caused to customers and understand how frustrating their experiences …