Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is about the parental friendly policies of several frequent flyer programs offering newly minted parents a complimentary one year status extension.
Airfare of the Day: British Airways / LEVEL Airlines PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS San Francisco (SFO), United States to Barcelona (BCN), Spain from $916 Round Trip
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Iberia and their basic season premium economy sell-up round trip fares between San Francisco and Barcelona. This fare allows to be routed via London on British Airways codeshare flights, or on the nonstop service operated by LEVEL Airlines.
Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / British Airways BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles (LAX), United States to Rome (FCO), Italy from $2,076 Round Trip
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season midweek business sell-up non-refundable round trip fares between Los Angeles and Italy. This fare allows to be routed via LHR on BA codeshare flights.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about British Airways flight cancellation ex-Oslo and refusal to rebook on SAS.
British Airways issued a profit warning this morning and expects its fiscal year profits to be 6% lower in 2019 compared to 2018.
The pilot strike cost the airline €137M and the airport staff one that was canceled at the last minute additional €33M. The bookings at its Vueling and Level airlines are also softer and lower yielding this year.
Last Call: 7 Days Left For American Express (U.S.) Membership Rewards With 40%-50% Avios Transfer Bonus For British Airways Executive Club
There is one week left to take advantage of the American Express Membership Rewards to Avios points transfer bonus for their U.S. based members, offering a whopping 40%-50% boost on mileage transfers to British Airways Executive Club.
Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / British Airways BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to New Orleans (MSY), United States from £1,446 Round Trip
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their shoulder season midweek business excursion round trip fares between London and New Orleans. This fare allows to be routed on British Airways codeshare flights.
UPDATE: British Airways Executive Club Double Avios Offer Through June 30, 2020 (Select Existing Purchases Qualify)
British Airways launched yesterday long lasting double Avios offer (read more here) for Executive Club member flights through June 30, 2020.
The only catch was that the offer is only valid for flights purchased after registering for it by December 13, 2019. BA has, however, decided to make an exception for members who purchased on or after August 29.
British Airways pilots have called off their next strike that was scheduled for September 27, 2019. It is unclear if this is an indication that the pilot union and BA would be closer to reach an agreement that would prevent further disruptions.
Pilots were striking for two days earlier this month that effectively grounded all but handful of BA flights ex-Heathrow and Gatwick. Roughly 1,700 flights were canceled.
British Airways has launched new promotion for Executive Club members to drive bookings whilst still having an unresolved dispute with its pilots.
Members can earn double Avios for up to ten flights between September 18 – June 30, 2020 that are booked after registering for this offer or by December 13.
British Airways has informed passengers whose flights are canceled for September 27, 2019 about their rebooking, cancellation and refund options over the past 24 hours.
BA pilots were on strike for two days earlier this week that grounded all but handful of flights. These strikes always affect flights at minimum day before and after due to crews and planes being out of their usual rotations.
Passengers traveling to/from/through London Heathrow tomorrow – Friday the 13th may experience delays and flight cancellations due to planned drone demonstrations.
Heathrow Pause says that are against the planned expansion are planning to fly drones around the airport disrupting air traffic.
British Airways pilots are striking today and tomorrow canceling all but handful of flights scheduled for these two days.
Executive Club members who opted for refunds or who were rebooked on other airlines due to this strike activity should monitor their accounts that Avios and Tier points for these flights (even if canceled) are correctly credited.