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British Airways Club Europe Business Class London-Munich – Flight Review

Terminal 5 at London Heathrow was quiet and relatively empty when I arrived at 7:30 a.m. for a flight to Munich. While ultra modern in appearance, Terminal 5 is functionally obsolete as a result of a dramatic and unanticipated increase in passenger volume since its opening in 2008.
Since I already had my boarding pass in my Apple Wallet on my iPhone, I followed signs for Fast Track for the security …

British Airways to Offer Non-Stop Seasonal Service Linking London and Charleston

British Airways to Offer Non-Stop Seasonal Service Linking London and Charleston

British Airways announced plans to offer twice-weekly seasonal service between London and Charleston, South Carolina.
The new service will launch on April 4, 2019 and continue through October 29.
BA will operate the service using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. These planes have 35 business-class seats in the Club World cabin, 25 premium economy seats in World Traveller Plus, and 154 seats in coach.
The fully lie-flat seats in Club World are 20” wide …

American Express Offering 40% Bonus on Avios Transfers

American Express Offering 40% Bonus on Avios Transfers

American Express’ Membership Rewards program announced a 40% bonus on points transfers to both the British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus frequent flyer programs. Both programs use Avios as their currency.
American Express most recently offered a 40% bonus last September and has, in the past, offered as much as a 50% bonus.
The current offer is valid for transfers from Membership Rewards accounts from U.S.-based American Express accounts to British Airways …

British Airways Reports Customer Data Breach

British Airways Reports Customer Data Breach

British Airways reported that customer data from the servers that operate its website and app were stolen over a two-week period.
The Harmondsworth-based airline said that approximately 380,000 credit card numbers had been compromised in the period from late August to early September. Customer passport data or travel details were not taken.
“From 22.58 BST August 21 2018 until 21.45 BST September 5 2018 inclusive, the personal and financial details of customers …

TSA PreCheck to Add 6 Foreign Airlines including British Airways and SAS

TSA PreCheck to Add 6 Foreign Airlines including British Airways and SAS

The Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday the addition of six non-U.S. airlines to the PreCheck trusted traveler program.
The list of new airlines includes British Airways, Condor, Porter, and SAS, as well as Thomas Cook Airlines and Air Serbia.
In February, the TSA added four airlines, namely Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Philippine Airlines.
The PreCheck program first launched in October of 2011 and over 115 airports in …

British Airways to Offer 35% Bonus for Points Transfers from Hotel Loyalty Programs

British Airways to Offer 35% Bonus for Points Transfers from Hotel Loyalty Programs

British Airways Executive Club, the airline’s frequent flyer program, announced a 35% bonus for members converting hotel points into Avios.
Members of six guest loyalty programs – Club Carlson, Hilton Honors, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards, Shangri-La Golden Circle, and World of Hyatt – are eligible. The Starwood Preferred Guest program is not participating but members of that program may transfer points to the Marriott Rewards program.
A minimum transfer of 10,000 points …

American Airlines and British Airways to Offer Basic Economy Fares on Transatlantic Routes

American Airlines and British Airways to Offer Basic Economy Fares on Transatlantic Routes

American Airlines and its oneworld alliance partners British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair, announced plans to offer Basic Economy fares on transatlantic flights starting in April.
The fares will have similar options and restrictions as the airline’s current Basic Economy fares for domestic and transborder routes, albeit with a few differences.
Transatlantic Basic Economy passengers, with the exception of customers with elite status or an eligible airline credit card, will board in Group …