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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 …

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BA Implements New Boarding Procedures, Reduces Size of Carry-On Bags

BA Implements New Boarding Procedures, Reduces Size of Carry-On Bags

British Airways announced a new procedure for boarding as well as a reduction in the size of hand baggage that may be brought onto the aircraft.
The most significant change is to the order in which passengers will board.
Effective immediately, passengers will board based on two criteria: first, based on the cabin in which they are traveling, such as first or business, and then in order of Executive Club status.  All …

Airbus Launches Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme

Airbus Launches Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme

Airbus announced the launch of its new Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme, a long-term partnership program meant to help airlines reduce their environmental footprints.
Through the new program, Airbus will work with Cathay Pacific, British Airways, and KLM to develop pilot projects, which will be extended to other operators worldwide next year.
Airbus said that the program is based on four main ideas, namely aircraft technology, aircraft operations, sustainable aviation fuels, and air …