British Airways

Marriott Rewards Announces New Promotions, Virgin America Partnership

Marriott Rewards Announces New Promotions, Virgin America Partnership

Marriott Rewards is offering new promotions for earning miles and nights, and has also partnered with Virgin America’s Elevate frequent-flyer program.
With the Marriott Rewards MegaMiles promotion, members can earn 2,000 bonus frequent-flyer miles per stay, starting with the second stay, up to 50,000 bonus miles. The more than 25 airlines participating include Air Canada, Air China, Avianca-TACA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, JAL, Jet Airways, KLM/Air France, Lufthansa, …

American Express Offering 30% Bonus On Transfers from Membership Rewards to BA

American Express Offering 30% Bonus On Transfers from Membership Rewards to BA

American Express announced a new transfer bonus to British Airways’s Executive Club frequent flyer program, which recently unveiled its new Avios points program.   The bonus, which is 30%, is being offered through January 31, 2012.  For every 1,000 points you transfer, you will receive 1,300 Avios.
For example, a round-trip business-class award ticket from New York JFK to London costs only 80,000 Avios or, with the bonus applied, 62,000 Membership Rewards …

British Airways Boosts Executive Club Frequent Flier Benefits

British Airways Boosts Executive Club Frequent Flier Benefits

British Airways, a member of the oneworld alliance, is adding a new Bronze card tier and greater point accumulation flexibility to its Executive Club frequent flier program.
Bronze tier benefits include business-class check-in; seat selection at seven days before departure; a 25 percent tier bonus for every mile flown; dedicated telephone number (UK & US) and Bronze tier luggage tags.
Currently, members start as Blue cardholders, moving up to a Silver card …

British Airways Invests in Aircraft, Lounge Upgrades

British Airways Invests in Aircraft, Lounge Upgrades

British Airways, a member of the oneworld Alliance, announced a major program to update its aircraft and lounges.
Starting in November, the airline will begin refurbishing 18 of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.  The result will be all-new cabins, similar to those found in the airline’s new 777-300ER aircraft.
The upgrade will provide passengers with more comfortable seats that sport adjustable head rests in World Traveler, greater seat recline in World Traveler Plus, …

Exclusive Interview: American Airlines Officials Discuss Boeing, Airbus Deal

Exclusive Interview: American Airlines Officials Discuss Boeing, Airbus Deal

Yesterday, after weeks of speculation, American Airlines announced the largest ever order for new aircraft.  Would it be Boeing? Or perhaps Airbus? In the end, it turned out to be both.  With one of the oldest fleets among major U.S. carriers, American’s ambitious five-year fleet renewal plan meant that no one manufacturer could deliver within the airline’s timeline.
According to American Airlines executives we spoke with, the deal “was literally signed …