Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their business class non-discountable round trip fares between Atlanta (ATL), USA and Rome (FCO), Italy, also available on BA/IB/AY codeshared flights.
British Airways is conducting a trial with Pelican Covid-19 Ultra Rapid tests that should yield a result within 25 seconds.
The trial is not a public one but conducted by testing BA’s flight and cabin crew that is also tested using more traditional methods. The test has been approved for use in the UK and Europe and still waits for US approval.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question regarding a British Airways flight cancellation in 2020 (eligible for a refund), but when phone lines were busy, and the website didn’t offer a refund option, the reader had agreed to a credit.
British Airways Executive Club just sent out a Gold Guest List-renewal package to my address in Helsinki for a membership year, during which I had credited ZERO Tier Points to the program just a couple of LATAM flights (no longer qualifying).
This is per BA’s status extension policy that I believe that they need to roll out for at least an additional year due to all the travel bans in place and a limited network of BA flights.
The current CEO of Scandinavian Airlines System, usually referred to as just SAS or Scandinavian Airlines, has announced his intention of leaving the airline. The search for the new head of the airline has begun.
Sky News was reporting yesterday that one of the people’s considered for this position is the ex-CEO of British Airlines, Mr. Alex Cruz, who found Clickair, who Vueling later acquired that itself was bought out by IAG, now the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and LEVEL.
British Airways continues sending out automated emails that are tone-deaf, considering the travel restrictions in place to and from London
The airline invites you first to pick up the more virulent UK mutation of the Covid-19 and then spread it worldwide!
Alaska Airlines today joined the Oneworld Alliance, American Airlines being the sponsoring entity (and their west coast alliance likely the reason behind this tie-up).
Oneworld Alliance airlines should today publish their updated mileage earnings charts for Alaska Airlines flights, many have been partners already previously, and the award bookings should be possible as well.
British Airways has launched a new sale that allows Executive Club members to buy Avios with a 50% bonus through April 11, 2021.
Executive Club has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000. The limit is raised during this sale to 200,000 (max 300K with the bonus).
Feast Box, Do & Co, and British Airways have teamed up and developed four “First Class” home meal kits that those living in the UK can order.
British Airways recently sold excess first and business-class china and other items (read more here) that appear to have worked well.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question via Facebook chat about getting an original routing credit with Alaska when BA rebooks on Swiss First due to a flight cancellation.
British Airways has today changed the number of Avios required for short-haul award flights in both economy and business class.
The price has gone up in all instances by 750 Avios when you choose the option with fixed redemption cost (not without any fees). BA tries to push you to redeem at full Avios that is a bad value proposition unless you have more Avios than you know what to do with.
Reader Question: I Want To Ditch British Airways Executive Club, Which oneWorld Frequent Flyer Program To Join?
Today we have received a Reader Question about a possible new choice for a oneWorld frequent flyer program after leaving British Airways Executive Club (BAEC) for good.