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British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways said Sunday that the colossal IT outage it experienced the prior day morning will not be repeated.
The British flag carrier said it was taking the necessary steps to ensure there would be no repeat of what it had termed a “major IT systems failure,” which resulted in the cancellation of all flights out of London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday. Over 75,000 passengers were stranded as a result.
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‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

A computer glitch grounded the vast majority of British Airways flights Saturday and will continue to impact flights in the days to come.
The “major IT system failure” at the United Kingdom’s second largest airline started around 7 a.m. local time. The airline cancelled all Saturday departures from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports
“We are extremely sorry for the significant levels of disruption caused to customers and understand how frustrating their experiences …

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Air Lines will gain five takeoff and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport following a deal with Croatia Airlines.
The Atlanta-based carrier will pay Croatia Airlines $19.5 million for a late morning slot on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Delta will assume ownership of the slots on April 1.
The story was first reported in the Croatian newspaper Vecernji list
The Croatian airline said that the funds from the sale will be …

Workers at 18 Airports in UK Plan Holiday Strike

Workers at 18 Airports in UK Plan Holiday Strike

Planning a trip in or out of a British airport around Christmas? You might want to stay home.
Over 1,500 baggage handlers, check-in agents, and other ground staff employed by Swissport at 18 airports across the United Kingdom are set to walk off the job over the holiday weekend.
Airports that would be impacted by the job action include Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, while Birmingham, Southampton, …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Partner with Jet Airways on London Heathrow Flights

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Partner with Jet Airways on London Heathrow Flights

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that they will soon offer new codeshare flights with Indian carrier Jet Airways.
Beginning November 2, Jet Airways will be able to place its code on Delta-operated flights from London Heathrow to nine U.S. cities, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle,
Also on that date, Delta will be allowed to place its code on Jet Airways flights …

Heathrow Expansion Flash Mob and Protest Could Disrupt Travel Saturday

Heathrow Expansion Flash Mob and Protest Could Disrupt Travel Saturday

What is being billed as a “family-friendly flashmob” and protest could delay travelers trying to get to their flights in a timely fashion.
The Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise is calling for the peaceful protest, which is slated to include a critical mass bike block.   The group believes that plans for a new runway either at London Heathrow or Gatwick will be “devastating” to air quality and have …

With Remaining Heathrow Flights Moving to T3, Delta to Close Dedicated T3 and T4 Arrivals Lounges

With Remaining Heathrow Flights Moving to T3, Delta to Close  Dedicated T3 and T4 Arrivals Lounges

Delta Air Lines, which last month said it would move those flights currently operating from Terminal 4 at London Heathrow to Terminal 3, the home of its joint venture partner, Virgin Atlantic, will close its arrivals lounge in T4 after the move.
Eligible passengers will be invited to use Virgin’s Revivals arrivals lounge starting September 14. The lounge, which is in Terminal 3 outside the arrivals area, offers spa treatments, showers, valet …