Whine Wednesday: British Airways Bumping Passengers Off Their Seat Selections At Boarding – Front Cabin Suddenly Closed!

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Our Whine Wednesdays topic this week is British Airways and their appalling customer service level that seems to have manifested itself in their everyday operations and customer treatment.

This case handles a BA flight from London Heathrow to Seoul Incheon that was operated by a four class aircraft with three class service, allowing BAEC Status customers to select First Class seats for their Business Class flight but later BA decided to bump passengers off again.

British Airways Is Being Sued In Class Action Lawsuit Over Credit Card Data Hack – You Can Join In To Collect Up To US$1,630

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A large law firm in the UK has started proceedings to sue British Airways over the most recent payment data leak/hack which compromised credit card and personal data of 380,000 customers.

Customers affected by this hack are eligible to join the Group Litigation Order (class action lawsuit) which could net up to US$1,630 (GBP 1,250) per claim though the sum will likely to be much smaller if settled.

Pop Star Ronan Keating Tweets His Frustration With British Airways After Involuntary Bump And Lost Baggage

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Pop Star Ronan Keating took to Twitter yesterday after British Airways involuntarily bumped his son from a flight while traveling in Business Class and then requested payment for expedient baggage delivery after the bags didn’t arrive on time either.

It’s been a tough few weeks, months and even years for British Airways as the airline tumbles from one mishap and PR disaster to the next.

American Express (U.S.) Membership Rewards Now With 40% Avios Transfer Bonus For British Airways Executive Club & Iberia Plus

American Express Membership Rewards has returned with the popular Avios points transfer bonus for their U.S. based members, offering a whopping 40% boost on mileage transfers to British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus.

Additionally Jet Blue  also has a promotional bonus of 25% going on that ends on October 1, 2018.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways BUSINESS CLASS Paris (CDG), France to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand from 1,498€ Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their 2nd level business class advance purchase round trip fares between Paris and Bangkok.

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Reader Question: Qantas Involuntary Downgrade From Business To Economy On BA Issued Award?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about involuntary downgrade from business to economy on Qantas domestic flight from Sydney to Perth (BA issued award).

Reader Question Qantas Downgrade Compensation

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Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / British Airways FIRST CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Philadelphia PA (PHL) / Washington DC (IAD) / Chicago IL (ORD), United States from £2,113 Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and British Airways, and their low/off-peak season midweek first class excursion round trip fares between London and United States.

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British Airways & Iberia Switches To Do&Co At Their LHR & MAD Hubs In The Spring Of 2020

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British Airways will change its caterer at London’s Heathrow and Iberia at its Madrid hub in the spring of 2020 to Austria based Do&Co that is known for quality food (unlike both BA & IB).

British Airways BOB Long-haul Economy

The contract with these two airlines will run for ten years. Do&Co will build two new kitchens in London and Madrid and will hire 4,000 employees.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways BUSINESS CLASS Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands to Cape Town (CPT), South Africa from 1,265€ Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their Club World round trip fares between Amsterdam and Cape Town.

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The Telegraph: “What’s wrong with British Airways? Everything and nothing” (By Richard Quest)

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CNN International Quest Means Business-anchor Richard Quest has column on today’s Telegraph about an airline that people love to hate – British Airlines.

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BA turns 100 years old next year and has very glorious past. It makes you wonder what has happened in the past decade or so? The airline was very innovative with its current business class seat when it was launched more than 20 years go. It is, however, very dated now.

British Airways: UPDATE On Website And App Hack – 380,000 Customer’s Credit Card And Other Information Stolen

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Yesterday British Airways announced that members who booked directly with British Airways using the website and app between August 21 and September 5, 2018 have had their personal and financial information compromised.

The company updated customers today via email that they would reimburse them for any financial damages arising from this situation and they would also provide a credit monitoring service.

British Airways Website And App Hacked & 380K Customer’s Credit Card And Other Information Stolen

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British Airways today announced that members that booked directly with British Airways using the website and app between August 21 and September 5, 2018 have had their personal and financial information compromised.

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This data breach has affected approximately 380,000 customers based on the information BA has released to media. The financial information includes actual credit card numbers with expiry dates.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / Iberia / British Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS New York NY (JFK), United States to Madrid (MAD), Spain from $813 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines / Iberia / British Airways and their premium economy class round trip fares between New York and Madrid.

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Air France/KLM and British Airways Will Discontinue Flights To Iran From Mid-September 2018

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Following the the reintroduction of US sanctions against Iran both British Airways and Air France as well as previously KLM have announced that they will cease their Iran operations as early as September.

Both carriers said that their flights to Iran were no longer ‘commercially viable’ after business suffered as booking numbers took a dive.

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