British Airways

British Airways Flight Bound for Düsseldorf Lands in Scotland

British Airways Flight Bound for Düsseldorf Lands in Scotland

A British Airways flight on Monday from London’s City Airport to Düsseldorf landed in Edinburgh the Scottish capital, instead, much to its passengers’ bemusement.
The airline traced the error down to an incorrectly filed flight plan. The pilot and copilot both believed that Edinburgh was the actual destination.
BA issued a statement saying that it was working with WDL Aviation, which operated the flight on behalf of BA CityFlyer, “to establish why …

British Airways Executive Club to Offer 100% Avios Bonus to Celebrate Centenary Year

British Airways Executive Club to Offer 100% Avios Bonus to Celebrate Centenary Year

British Airways Executive Club said it will offer members double the standard number of Avios points on their next six flights.
The program is in celebration of the airline’s 100th year.
The 100% bonus runs through the end of 2019 and not only includes all BA flights but also on British Airways flights operated by American Airlines, Finnair, and Iberia on travel between Europe and North America.
Registration on the BA website is …

British Airways Announces New ‘Club Suite’ Business-Class Seat

British Airways Announces New ‘Club Suite’ Business-Class Seat

British Airways announced plans for its new Club Suite business-class seat.
The new seat will make its debut in the airline’s Airbus A350 aircraft, which will begin to fly on long-haul routes in October. All seats will have direct-aisle access, a vanity unit and mirror, an 18.5” in-flight entertainment display, electric outlets and USB ports, and a privacy door. The airline says each seat will provide 40% more storage as well.
The seat …

Lobby Bar – February 8: To Hell with Brexiters, Shiny Object Syndrome, and ‘I’ll Take Mockingbirds for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: You Can’t Beat the Feeling
The Shining. Following the news of the planned demolition of the Grand Hyatt New York, Donald Trump’s first project in Manhattan, news leaked about the planned renovation of the White House exterior, to make up for the loss of the Hyatt.  Just as he told the architects working on the 1980 renovation “I want shiny,” with respect to the original granite exterior, the White House …

American Airlines and British Airways Announce $344 Million Terminal 8 Expansion at JFK

American Airlines and British Airways Announce $344 Million Terminal 8 Expansion at JFK

American Airlines, British Airways, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday a $344 million plan to expand Terminal 8, which is operated by American, and relocate BA to Terminal 8 from Terminal 7, its current home.
The project calls adding 70,400 square feet (6,540 square meters) of additional space including 33,000 square feet (3066 square meters) of public space ad the refurbishment of 57,000 square …

Lobby Bar – January 11, 2019: Lost in Space, Jethro Tull, and ‘I’ll Take Soon-to-Be Defunct Airlines for €1,000, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: Being All It Can Be
Moved. Left no forwarding address?  Aeroplan tried to reconnect to its former owner Air Canada on Thursday and, upon returning home, found the building empty and the locks changed.  The frequent-flyer program can be found wandering the streets of Montreal, asking passers-by, have you seen my parent
No planes for you. Security staff at several German airports went on strike on Thursday, leaving thousands of travelers stranded …

British Airways Galleries First Lounge London-Heathrow Terminal 3 – Review

While some view London Heathrow Airport as the epitome of chaos, those in the know see it for what it really is: a massive airport with several fetching oases. One of them is the British Airways Galleries First Lounge in Terminal 3.
After arriving in London at Terminal 5 on a short-haul flight in the airline’s business class, I had over three hours to make my connecting flight on American Airlines …