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British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways announced that the first route for its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft will be London-Atlanta.
The Dreamliner service will commence next February; the airline expects to take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliners in January.
“The delivery of our first 787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our £6.5bn customer investment plan,” said BA CEO Alex Cruz.
The high-tech aircraft will feature a four-class cabin.  The airline will equip the plane …

Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

A former British Airways executive who was responsible for the airlines’ operations in the Americas took more than $5 million in bribes to award ground service business at the airline’s New York hub, the New York Attorney General’s Office said in a statement announcing the indictment on Tuesday.
Steven Clark, who was with British Airways for over 30 years and serving most recently as senior vice president for customer service and …

British Airways Executive Club Offering Up to 16 Avios Per Dollar for the Holidays

British Airways Executive Club Offering Up to 16 Avios Per Dollar for the Holidays

British Airways is offering double, triple, and 3.5 times the normal amount of Avios points awarded in purchases made through its Executive Club frequent-flyer e-store.  This translates in some establishments offering as many as 16 Avios per dollar spent and 15 Avios per pound.
In the United States, Selfridges & Co. is offering 16 Avios per dollar spent, double the normal amount.  Both Neiman Marcus and the White Store are offering …

British Airways Reinstates Some Flights After Pilots Union Cancels Next Friday’s Strike

British Airways Reinstates Some Flights After Pilots Union Cancels Next Friday’s Strike

British Airways said it was reinstating more than half of its normal flight schedule for September 27 after pilots at the airline called off a threatened strike.
The British Airline Pilots Association called off the planned job action following a two-day strike last week.
That strike “demonstrated the anger and resolve of pilots,” the union said in a statement, adding that that it’s “now time for a period of reflection before the …

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

British Airways cancelled nearly all of its flights for Monday and Tuesday after its pilots went on strike for the first time since the airline was founded in 1974.
“Please do not go to the airport,” the airline said on its website.
The union representing the airline’s pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association, had announced plans for the strike in August, amidst a dispute over pay. A second strike is scheduled for September …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2019

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
In Charlemagne’s calendar, September was called the “harvest month,” and it is called Herbstmonat in Switzerland to this day.
After January and February were …

British Airways Pilots to Strike in September

British Airways Pilots to Strike in September

British Airways pilots are set to strike September 9, 10, and 27 in a dispute over pay, the union that represents the airline’s pilots said.
The British Airline Pilots Association, which represents 90% of the airline’s pilots, said in July that 93% of its membership voted in favor of the industrial action.
The union said that airline had rejected “a number of packages” that it proposed to resolve the dispute, and that …