Tag Archives: British Airways

American Airlines follows British Airways, reduces international free baggage allowance

Dallas-Fort Worth based American Airlines is following the lead of it’s oneworld partner British Airways and reducing the free baggage allowance on it’s international flights. Most economy class passengers traveling by American Airlines (AA) between locations in Europe, India and the US will soon have to pay $50 (Rs 2,450) to check-in a second bag under a revised baggage policy …

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British Airways reducing free baggage allowance

British Airways is reducing the free baggage allowance for its trans-Atlantic economy class passengers. World Traveller (economy class) passengers who take trips to or from the Americas (except Brazil) from October 7th or later will get only one free checked bag instead of the current two, according to the policy change announced Friday, July 31. On the same date sports …

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British Airways offers free economy plus upgrades on Indian London flights

British Airways has announced a limited time free upgrade offer on all its flights from its five gateways in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai) to London. Passengers travelling from India with British Airways in World Traveller (economy class) would get an upgraded one-way to the airline’s premium economy World Traveller Plus cabin. World Traveller Plus is a dedicated …

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British Airways and Virgin Atlantic screening passengers for H1N1 flu

On July 19, British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) confirmed that their check-in staff were instructed to turn away passengers suspected of being infected with pandemic (H1N1) “swine” flu. So far this policy only applies to main airports in the UK; these airports might include but are not limited to London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester International …

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How Kingfisher and other airlines should leverage Twitter to build their brand

Kingfisher Airlines recently became the first Indian airline to get on board the social nano-blogging service Twitter. Following the success of JetBlue and Southwest, quite a few airlines have joined Twitter, including British Airways, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, and United Airlines. While I laud the bold initiatives by Kingfisher Airlines, at present it is only broadcasting adverts and updates — …

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British Airways Nose to give comic relief

As I sign off for the week, a light hearted story from British Airways with a serious intent. There will be Red Noses on the ground and in the air at British Airways this week, in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day on 13 March. (Picture by Nick Morrish/Seven Squared/BA News) Staff will be encouraged to Do Something Funny …

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The best wine cellars in the sky

Very rarely do I get an opportunity to combine my two passions of aviation and wine and write about it. A very special thanks to the In-flight Supervisor on a recent Singapore Airlines flight who went in to the first class cellar and served me a superlative Chateau Leoville Poyferre, St. Julien, Bordeaux. Even at 35,000ft, it was one the …

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British Airways Avro RJ100 crashes at London City airport, 2 hurt

This has not been a very pleasant 24 hours. The crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, derailment of the Coromandel Express at Jajpur, Orissa, India which killed 15 persons, and now a British Airways Cityflyer British Aerospace Avro RJ-100, registration G-BXAR performing flight CJ-8456 from Amsterdam, Netherlands to London City, UK with 67 passengers and 4 crew, experienced the collapse …

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British Airways performance reflects global meltdown in manufacturing ouput

British Airways released it performance figures for January 2009. In the month, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs), was 2.6 per cent below January 2008. Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs), fell by 1.3 per cent. This resulted in a passenger load factor increase of 1 per cent, to 73.2 per cent. Reflecting the deepening impact of …

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Oneworld celebrates 10th anniversary, airlines unveil special livery

The One World alliance is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary, and its member airlines have unveiled a special livery on their fleets. Hope you will enjoy the images. Click on the images to see the high resolution versions. American Airlines Boeing 777 British Airways Boeing 747Japan Airlines Boeing 777Finnair Airbus A340Royal Jordanian Airlines Airbus A319Iberia Airbus A320LAN Chile Boeing 767Malev Boeing …

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British Airways’ December performance reflects global trade meltdown

British Airways today, reported its performance for December 2008. The airline’s performance is in line with IATA’s November 2008 report, which highlights a deepening of the global economic slowdown. Capacity declines are in line with actual performance. Compared to December 2007, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK), was down 3 percent, Actual passenger performance, measured in Revenue Passenger …

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British Airways’ low fare New Year sale

British Airways is having a New Year sale starting from today, December 23. Fares to New York for as low as £259 (saving £78). Boston, Philadelphia and Washington from £279 (saving £79, £69 and £69 respectively). Los Angeles and San Francisco are on sale from £339 (saving £63 each) and Chicago is available from £289 (saving £89). New Delhi from …

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British Airways orders Embraer E-Jets

British Airways has placed firm orders on Embraer for eleven fuel efficient E-Jets, comprised of six Embraer 170 and five Embraer 190SR jets, with options for an additional three 190SR jets. The Embraer 170s will be powered by General Electric CF34-8C5 engines and the 190SRs will be powered by CF34-10E5 engines. The airline’s wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer, which operates …

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British Airways Qantas end merger talks

British Airways Plc and Qantas Airways Ltd are announcing that after detailed discussions about a potential merger, talks have ended. Despite the potential longer term benefits to both British Airways and Qantas, the airlines have not been able to come to agreement over the key terms of a merger at this time. British Airways and Qantas will continue to work …

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British Airways and Virgin reduce fuel surcharges

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways have announced a reduction in their fuel surcharges because of the falling price of oil. The reductions apply on tickets purchased beginning Thursday, and the airlines are not offering refunds to customers who booked flights earlier at the higher price. British Airways is reducing the charge on World Traveler (economy) class flights of nine …

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British Airways to upgrade in-flight entertainment

British Airways announced today, it is making significant changes to its in-flight entertainment brand High Life with an upgraded system offering customers a greater choice and more control over their entertainment on board. The system, known as audio and video on demand, or AVOD, is a huge step forward for the airline boasting the ability to run over 200 entertainment …

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British Airways plans cuts at Gatwick, merger with Malaysian Airlines?

As per a Bloomberg article, in the face of continuing declines in global air travel, British Airways Plc, Europe’s third- largest airline, will cut more than 100 jobs at London’s Gatwick airport as it reduces services there by 15 percent from mid-2009. The number of aircraft based at the airport will be reduced to 37 from 41, the Harmondsworth, England-based …

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