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British Airways made an announcement back in September (read more here) that all complimentary catering including drinks would be removed from short-haul flights (some more than 4 hours) effective January 11, 2017.

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British Airways made a deal with Marks & Spenser to supply the airline with products to sell including anything from sandwiches to chips (or crisps as they are called in the UK). [click to continue…]

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British Airways mixed fleet crew begun their strike yesterday and will continue it today. The previous strike during Christmas time was canceled while union members went through BA’s proposal.

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The Economist ran a piece the other day about the poor pay that British Airways has paid their mixed fleet crew, that truly is at poverty level if someone is supposed to live in London. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding differences between American Airlines and British Airways checked luggage allowances for Oneworld Sapphire members (BA).

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Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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The UNITE cabin crew union that represents British Airways flight attendants just announced new plans and dates of planned labor action as the company refuses to talk about the crews demands.

A previous strike that was announced short before Christmas was called off in the eleventh hour, saving many travelers plenty of headache while being stranded over the holidays. [click to continue…]

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IAG is wary of Norwegian that is starting to fly certain long-haul destination out from Barcelona in the Summer of 2017. The city is the base for IAG’s Spanish Vueling subsidiary.

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To counteract this Norwegian’s expansion, IAG the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus is now starting new long-haul low cost operation from the same city and hoping to offer short-haul transfer connectivity via Vueling. [click to continue…]

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British Airways has published a list of destinations that are likely to be affected by the announced cabin crew strike (should it actually happen) and they offer rebooking options for these city pairs.

ba-strikeThe list includes a variety of destinations in Continental Europe where at least some flights are likely to be cancelled in order to cope with the lack of available cabin crew during the walkout. [click to continue…]

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The British Airways cabin crew union UNITE had their members vote in favor of labor action which could see a strike as soon as 22ndDecember 2016, throwing passengers Christmas travel plans into limbo.

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This particular union represents about 4,000 flight attendants stationed at Heathrow Airport which makes about 15% of the total crew workforce according to media reports. [click to continue…]

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British Airways Executive Club has launched an Avios sale that comes with 50% bonus for purchases made between November 30  – December 5, 2016.

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British Airways has also temporarily increased the number of Avios you can purchase before any bonuses from 35,000 to 100,000. The number of Avios that you can purchase under this offer with the bonus included is 150,000. [click to continue…]

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This week the Compensation Clinic case comes from a delayed British Airways London Heathrow to Amsterdam flight that yours truly experienced two weeks ago.

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Remember that you can always email us, send us a Facebook message or Tweet about the issues you have with hotels, airlines and other travel providers. We’ll feature one new Compensation Clinic case each week. [click to continue…]

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Eleven days ago, I was on a miserably delayed British Airways flight 444 from London Heathrow to Amsterdam than ended up being delayed by more than four hours (2AM+ arrival) and resulted in a plane swap in the process.

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I was well aware of that I could claim 250 euro compensation per EC 261/2004 (did that actually today) but was surprised that CheapTickets actually reminds passengers when their flights are delayed and eligible for cash per EU rules. [click to continue…]