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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 …

British Airways’ Parent Loses Control of Austrian Airline Niki After Court Ruling

British Airways’ Parent Loses Control of Austrian Airline Niki After Court Ruling

British Airways’ parent IAG won’t be assuming control over Austrian airline Niki after all. An Austrian court ruled that former owner Niki Lauda had put forward the best bid.
Lauda will assume ownership via a private company, Laudamotion GmbH.
“Niki was always my heart and soul,” the former Formula One champion told reporters, after the news was announced.
The move came only after only a German court had awarded IAG control and two …

Shades of Ada Quonsett: Stowaway Flies on BA from Chicago to London

While Ada Quonsett merely tried to fly from Chicago to Rome on the fictitious Trans Global Airlines in the movie “Airport,” her real-life counterpart, Marilyn Hartman, made it from Chicago to London last week.
Like Mrs. Quonsett, Ms. Hartman was a habitual stowaway and trespasser who has flown from San Jose to Los Angeles and from the Twin Cities to Jacksonville. She was apparently a regular at Chicago O’Hare International Airport …