British Airways

British Airways Cabin Crew to Strike Again This Week, This Time for 3 Days

British Airways Cabin Crew to Strike Again This Week, This Time for 3 Days

Cabin crew at British Airways plan another strike for the coming week following last week’s two-day strike.
Some 3,000 British Airways flight attendants are planning to walk off the job on January 19 for three days in an ongoing disagreement over the pay for newer employees.
Unite, the union representing the flight attendants, said the second strike is due to a dispute over what it calls “poverty pay,” as was the first. …

British Airways Cancels 50 Flights Ahead of Strike

British Airways Cancels 50 Flights Ahead of Strike

Over 2,500 British Airways flight attendants are planning to walk off the job on January 10 and 11 in a dispute over pay, although the airline says that the strike will not have a significant impact on operations.
The airline said it will cancel up to 48 flights from London Heathrow although travelers will be able to reach their destinations despite the walkout.
All flights to and from London Gatwick and London …

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British Airways Cabin Crew Plans Holiday Strike

British Airways Cabin Crew Plans Holiday Strike

Flying British Airways over the holidays? Not so fast.
Members of Unite, the union that represents 2,500 members of the airline’s cabin crew, voted for the job action by 4-1. The walkouts are slated to begin December 21.
The union claims that cabin crew who have joined BA since 2010 earn less than other employees at the airline.
Unite represents 2,500 members of the airline’s 16,000 flight attendants. The union is required to …

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 …