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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.


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.


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.


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.


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…]

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All the alliances have around the world (RTW) fares from most of the destination they serve in economy, business and sometimes in the first class too.


The products vary a lot; some of them are miles based, some allow certain number of sectors (eticket maximum 16) and some allow segments on airlines not in the alliance. Also, the pricing is dependent where you start the ticket. [click to continue…]

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It’s another Whine Wednesday and today I’m writing about something that I experienced a few days ago at London Heathrow Terminal 5 while departing on British Airways: Lack of manned Service Counters.

ba-help-deskBritish Airways operations in Heathrow were a disaster on Monday due to fog in the morning and then delays and lack of available ground services rolled themselves into the late evening. [click to continue…]

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A 33 year old British woman traveling to Dubai on British Airways had her trip interrupted by a Lifetime Ban which was levied upon her by the carrier after disruptive behavior on her outbound flight.

ba747-copyAllegedly the lady was intoxicated and aggressive towards the crew and other passengers during an hour long altercation before she was restrained and eventually handed over to authorities in Dubai. [click to continue…]