British Airways 40% Avios Discount Select Long-haul Routes From London October 19 – March 20, 2016 (Book October 19 – November 2)

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British Airways has launched new award promotion for Executive Club members departing from London Heathrow and Gatwick to select long-haul destinations.

British Airways Executive Club 40 Percent Less October 19 March 20 2016 Book November 2

You can save 40% off of the number of Avios required for economy class redemption for flights between October 19 – Match 20, 2016, that are booked October 19 – November 2.

British Airways Executive Club Cash + Avios Campaign For Travel Until September 30, 2016 (Book By October 19)

British Airways introduced the ability to use partly Avios for paid fares during one of the recent program changes.

British Airways Cash + Avios Campaign

The ratio of Avios needed in exchange for cash is usually very bad, but they now have a promotion where the value is 2.5 times the usual for travel Until September 30, 2016, when booked by October 19 and redeemed for business and first class.

British Airways: Terminal Changes For EIGHT Long Haul Destinations From T5 to T3 at London-Heathrow

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British Airways announced on their website as well as their inflight magazine that EIGHT of their long haul destinations will be departing from Terminal 3 instead of the BA exclusive Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow Airport effective October 14th 2015.

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This will be hugely inconvenient especially for connecting passengers in London who thought the dreadful bus transfers through the colons of Heathrow were a thing of the past.

British Airways: Careful With The Online Display Of Your Baggage Allowance (Could Be Incorrect)

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As I was flying on British Airways this weekend I became aware of an error that could entice people to pay extra for their checked baggage even though they are entitled to additional allowance.

BA BaggageBA displays your baggage allowance during the online check-in and asks you to pay extra if you have more than one piece in Economy. It does NOT consider the additional elite allowances.

Kaligo Thai Airways, Etihad, British Airways & Avianca First Booking Offers

Kaligo is a hotel booking service that awards miles for reservations made using the service.

Kaligo First Booking Offers

You can get significant number of miles for the first booking that you make using the service and they often have threshold bonuses for spending $500/$1000 during specific period.

Club Carlson British Airways Double Avios Select Hotels October 1 – December 31, 2015

Club Carlson has launched a double British Airways Avios offer for stays at select hotels.

Club Carlson British Airways Executive Club Double Avios October 1 December 31 2015

The offer is valid for stays of minimum of two nights between October 1 – December 31, 2015. You earn 1,000 Avios per stay (500 base + 500 bonus).

Le Club AccorHotels British Airways Quadruple Avios October 1 – December 31, 2015 (Book By November 30)

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched new up to quadruple Avios offer for British Airways Executive Club members.

Le Club AccorHotels British Airways Quadruple Avios October 1 December 31 2015

The offer is valid for stays between October 1 – December 31, 2015, that are booked October 1 – November 30.

British Airways Executive Club Up To 125,000 Bonus Avios For Transatlantic Travel September 22 – January 31, 2016

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British Airways today launched bonus mile offer for Transatlantic travel this fall/winter between September 22 – January 31, 2016.

British Airways Executive Club Transatlantic Bonus Fall 2015

You can earn up to 125,000 bonus Avios on American Airlines, British Airways Finnair, Iberia and OpenSkies flights booked and ticketed on or after September 22.

Hilton HHonors British Airways Up To Quadruple Avios September 15 – December 13, 2015

Hilton HHonors has today launched quadruple & triple miles promotions for British Airways Executive member stays between September 15 – December 13, 2015.

Hilton HHonors British Airways Quadruple Triple Avios September 15 December 13 2015

Members can earn quadruple Avios for stays in London and triple Avios for stays in rest of the Europe, Middle East & Africa. List of participating properties is at the end of this post.

British Airways United States Or Canada to London, Madrid & Paris 40% Award Discount October 1 – March 31, 2016 (Book September 14 – 27)

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British Airways Executive Club has launched 40% off award sale from United States or Canada to London, Madrid and Paris on flights operated by British Airways, Iberia and OpenSkies.

Brirish Airways Executive Club US to London Paris Madrid Fall 2015 Award Sale

The discounted awards are valid for travel between October 1 – March 31, 2016, and must be booked between September 14 -27.

British Airways: Passengers Fleeing With Hand Baggage From Burning Plane Draw Criticism

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When a British Airways Boeing 777 aborted take off last Tuesday, passengers and crew barely escaped a catastrophe after the engine caught fire and engulfed in flames.

BA Baggage Evac

Once media reports broke and images spread, quickly the focus was not only on the cause of the accident but another detail: Passengers leaving the burning aircraft with bulky carry on bags.

Whine Wednesdays: Hoax Facebook Pages Fishing For Information Through Phony Ticket Giveaways

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In the past week a number of fake airline Facebook profiles have made the rounds where giveaways for free First Class tickets were advertised, likely to fish personal information.

Fake BA Page

These fake pages were established for a number of airlines including British Airways and Emirates. They are usually very easy to spot because the profiles are very young and apart from that no airline would run such a crazy promotion to begin with (we wish!).

British Airways Las Vegas To London Gatwick Catches Fire At Take Off (Boeing 777-200 Flight BA2276)

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British Airways flight BA2276 that was operated by a Boeing 777-200 aircraft caught fire during take off at the Las Vegas airport.

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The airplane had 159 passengers and 13 crew members according to CNN and all were evacuated successfully.

Aer Lingus Now Owned By IAG (Parent Of British Airways, Iberia & Vueling)

The takeover of Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus by IAG (International Airlines Group) that also owns British Airways, Iberia and Vueling is now a done deal.

Aer Lingus Part Of IAG

The takeover closed on Wednesday and the IAG received 98.05% acceptance from Aer Lingus shareholders.

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