British High Court Judge Who Complained 33x About His Lost Luggage During 3 Billion Pound British Airways Collusion Case Just Retired


Remember the British High Court Judge who complained 33 times to British Airways barrister about his personal luggage issues while presiding over a 3 Billion Pound collusion case? Well, he just retired!

Justice Peter Smith was suspended for 18 months (with full pay) and less than a week away before facing a disciplinary hearing, certainly a good time to retire.

British Airways Avios + Cash 25% Part Payment Discount For Travel Until March 31, 2018 (Book By November 5)

British Airways has launched new offer for Executive Club members in the UK that can save 25% on the cash component when they partially pay with Avios.

British Airways Executive Club Avios Part Payment Discount

This offer is valid only from select routes from Manchester and London City airports for travel through March 31, 2018, that are booked by November 5.

Oneworld Status Match Opportunities For Airberlin Topbonus Members

Airberlin as an airline will close the shop this week. The last flight should operate this coming Friday. NIKI, the Austrian arm, will continue fly.


There are now several official matches from number of Oneworld airlines that are trying to get Topbonus elite members to match their status. Topbonus as a program may continue to exist as Etihad owns 70% of it. The most obvious choice would be for Etihad simply to merge it with their Guest.

British Airways Executive Club Airberlin Status Match Offer + Bonus Avios For Germany Sign Up By November 30, 2017


British Airways has now launched a new offer to get Airberlin Topbonus members to sign up for their Executive Club and start collecting Avios.

British Airways Executive Club Airberlin Status Match Offer + Bonus Avios For Germany

Topbonus elite members will get Bronze status and 4,500 bonus Avios for sign up. Seems that members can get 9,000 additional Avios by flying 4 British Airways coded and operated segments by December 31, 2017.

Hilton Honors British Airways Executive Club Triple Avios October 15 – January 30, 2018


Hilton Honors has launched new bonus offer for British Airways Executive Club member stays between October 15 – January 30, 2018.

Hilton Honors British Airways Executive Club Triple Avios October 15 - January 30 2018

Executive Club members can earn triple Avios for their stays that are also booked within the same period.

Watch Out For UK & Ireland Flight Cancellations & Delays On Monday & Tuesday

There is a rather late tropical storm on Atlantic that has hit Ireland and UK today causing flight delays and cancellations.


British Airways has issued a travel waiver on its website (access here) dealing with flights from select airports over these two days.

British Airways Buy Up To 100,000 Avios At 1.1+ Euro Cents Each Through October 19, 2017


British Airways has teamed up with Vente Privee France (again) to offload Avios for consumers wishing to purchase some with a discount through October 19, 2017.

Vente Privee British Airways Executive Club Avios

Avios has launched separate packages from 2,000 to 35,000 Avios that you can purchase (max amount is 100,000 Avios and up to 3 packages each).

British Airways Executive Club Double Avios Offer October 11 – December 31, 2017

British Airways Executive Club has launched their double Avios offer for travel flown and ticketed between October 11 – December 31, 2017.

British Airways Executive Club Double Avios Fall 2017

The offer is valid for up to 8 sectors during this period and for all Executive Club members except those those whose addresses are in United States, Canada, Mexico or South Africa.

French General Strike On October 10, 2017, Affecting Flights In & Around France


There appears to be new general strike brewing in France that will have Air Traffic Controllers participating.

Air France Potential Cabin Crew Strike March 18 – 20, 2017 (Rebooking Already Allowed)

This will affect flights to/from France and those that need to utilize the French air space. Air France and British Airways both are already offering rebooking options for those that prefer not flying on that day.

British Airways Executive Club 35% Hotels Points To Avios Conversion Bonus September 22 – October 31, 2017 (Select Programs)


British Airways has launched a conversion bonus to get people with hotel points balances to transfer those to Executive Club Avios.

British Airways Executive Club Avios September Campaign

You can get a 35% bonus for transfers that are made from select programs between September 22 – October 31, 2017

Airfare of the Day: British Airways San Francisco to Amsterdam ECONOMY CLASS $427 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways basic season round trip instant purchase fares between San Francisco and Amsterdam.

British Airways Gold Member Club Europe First Row Seating For Companion Too? (YES!)

On Saturday, I saw comments on a Facebook group that someone had published a piece that British Airways would supposedly no longer allow Gold members to choose first row seat on Club Europe for their companion.

British Airways Seventh Mixed Fleet Strike March 3 - 9, 2017

As I am a British Airways Gold (GGL in fact), I decided to check what was going on with BA and made a purchase on Expedia for one-way business class ticker for two from London to some European city (Expedia allow easy cancellation even on non-cancelable fares).

British Airways On Fire! (Literally)


British Airways continues to receive fair share of negative coverage on British press. Evening Standard today run a story about Brit trying to get to Athens. The direct flight turned to a 33-hour journey with four plane swaps!

BA On Fire

First flight was canceled due to faulty cockpit warning light, second one due to crew timing out, third one the engine blew out after taking off (see the photo), and seems that the fourth one got the passengers to their final destination (as they are live to tell their story).

British Airways Executive Club Buy Avios Up To 50% Targeted Bonus September 12 – 29, 2017

British Airways Executive Club has launched an Avios sale that comes with up to 50% targeted bonus for purchases made between September 12 – 29, 2017.

British Airways Executive Club Avios September Campaign

British Airways has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000.

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