Lounge Review: British Airways Boston Lounge

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I had a chance to check out British Airways’ new(ish) Boston lounge before my flight to London last week and was very impressed.

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BA moved its Boston lounge from the basement level (2nd floor) of Terminal E to the newly renovated top floor back in March, but this was my first visit since it opened.

How To Claim Compensation From British Airways For Travel Disruptions During Last Weekends IT Meltdown

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One question has been prevalent over the last few days and many emails with reader questions reached us regarding How To Claim Compensation From British Airways For IT Outage related Travel Disruptions.

While British Airways currently doesn’t acknowledge any liability for EU regulation mandated compensation it could be useful to clock in your compensation requests early.

British Airways Meltdown Aftermath Message: No Compensation For Customers Own Replacement Tickets!

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British Airways has communicated through the media that they won’t be paying any compensation to passengers who ended up booking themselves onto other airlines during the system outage.

The liability for this disaster might not be as easy to strip off as the airline might think, especially in European courts.

British Airways IT Meltdown May 27 & Rebooking Guidelines Issued

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British Airways faced major IT meltdown on May 27, 2017, that resulted the airline to ground entire operations at the London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

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The airline expects to begin restoring service to normal levels on Sunday May 28, although airplanes and crews may be out of rotations and delays can be expected.

British Airways Suffers From Worldwide System Outage, Passengers & Baggage Stranded **All LHR/LGW Flights Cancelled Until 6pm UK Time**

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British Airways passengers departing today (and likely tomorrow as well) should prepare for the worst as the airlines IT systems suffered an outage and the airline has cancelled all flights until 6pm UK time.

The issues started this morning with passengers being unable to check in both online and at the airport while those that got already checked in got caught up in shut down flight operations inside the terminal or waiting for hours at the tarmac.

Reader Question: British Airways Downgrade Compensation London – Singapore?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about a downgrade that happened from World Traveler Plus to World Traveler on British Airways flight from London to Singapore.

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Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

British Airways Cairo Electronics & Laptop Ban Check (Implemented Terribly!)

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UK & US implemented laptop and electronics ban from select airports in the Middle East back in March (different set of airports to make it more confusing).

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We have written previously how Emirates, Etihad, Qatar and Turkish Airways have implemented this ban by allowing affected passengers to check their electronics at the gate on boxes provided by the airlines and having them securely delivered at the destination separately from the regular luggage. British Airways has done none of this.

Hilton Honors British Airways Executive Club Up To 10,000 Bonus Avios May 15 – August 31, 2017

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Hilton Honors has launched a new promotion for British Airways Executive Club member stays between May 15 – August 31, 2017.

Hilton Honors British Airways Executive Club 10,000 Avios May 15 - August 31 2017

Executive Club members can earn 2,000 bonus Avios for each of the first five stays during the promotional period.

RANT: How To Prepare For Laptop Ban Flights?

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So, the day has come, when I am taking one of the flights affected by the laptop/electronics ban instituted two months ago.

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United States and the UK both have restrictions for electronics that can be taken on-board from select airports in the Middle East (different set of airports for UK & US).

Airfare of the Day: AA/BA/IB/AY Geneva – Boston

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines/British Airways/Iberia/Finnair Business Class excursion fares between Geneva and Boston.

The four airlines have a revenue sharing agreement on their transatlantic routes that allows them to coordinate schedules and pricing on these routes.

Airfare of the Day: Kids Fly Free on British Airways

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their Kids Fly Free promo on selected routes throughout the summer.

British Airways Executive Club 30% Avios Part Payment Bonus For Travel Until May 1, 2018 (Book By May 5)

British Airways Executive Club has launched 30% Avios part payment bonus for trips to UK and Europe until May 1, 2018.

Brirish Airways Avios Part Payment 30 Percent Bonus

The offer is valid for travel in all cabins of service and you can substitute part of the cash payment in Avios. You must book by May 15.

British Airways Executive Club Changes

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British Airways has gone downhill as of late by thousands of cuts including the Buy-on-Board that was first introduced to short-haul fleet and apparently the airline is contemplating launching it to select long-haul flights as well.

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The airline launched certain fares for short-haul flights that didn’t include checked bag or even seat selection regardless of the passenger’s status. Now, however, they are offering something semi positive.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways AMS-BKK USD 1567 (RT Business Class)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways 2nd level Business Class advanced purchase fares between Amsterdam and Bangkok.

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