British Airways

The Brexit Express: People Are Booking Tickets for a Flight That Might Not Be Able to Land

As inaugural flights go this one is set to be very different from the usual celebrations you’d expect when an airline launches a new route or perhaps a brand new state-of-the-art aircraft.  Nonetheless, there’s plenty of excitement surrounding a British…

Lufthansa Comes Number One in 2018 With Most Passengers Carried by a European Airline

The European airline industry is controlled by three main players – there’s the Lufthansa Group which not only owns the namesake airline but also SWISS, Austrian, Brussels Airlines and the low-cost carrier Eurowings.  Then, there’s the Anglo-Spanish IAG Group that…

British Airways Cabin Crew Wishes The World a Happy New Year in Over 45 Languages

What does good service mean to you?  Well, no matter where in the world you’re from, good service is the same in every language according to Karen Slinger, the head of Cabin Crew at British Airways.  But while good service…

British Airways Won’t Get a New Uniform in Time For its Centenary

The New Year is set to be an exciting one for British Airways – the airline’s chief executive, Alex Cruz has laid out grand plans for the Heathrow-based carrier as it celebrates its 100th birthday.  There are plenty of celebrations…

Spoof Tube Ads Urge Direct Action Against Airlines That Allow Deportations On Their Flights

An activist group plastered guerrilla ads across London’s Tube network on Tuesday calling on airline passengers to stop forced deportations with a simple three-step guide to taking direct action.  The ads included the British Airways logo in an apparent dig…

Exclusive: This WILL Be the Brand New British Airways New Club World Business Class Seat

No, the main picture above is not the new Club World seat and nor will the latest iteration of British Airways’ business class seat be based on the B/E Aerospace-produced product that debuted in its current form back in 2006. …

Analysis: Why British Airways Will Be Forced to Take Pay Demands of Unions Seriously This Time

Over the course of last Summer, the Heathrow-based British Airways endured a staggering 85-days of industrial action by members of its so-called ‘Mixed Fleet’ cabin crew.  Yet despite the best efforts of striking flight attendants who were backed by the…

British Airways Pilots, Cabin Crew and Ground Staff Demand 5% Pay Raise and Profit Sharing

In an unprecedented move, three trade unions that represent pilots, cabin crew and ground staff at Heathrow-based British Airways have demanded significant improvements in pay and conditions.  The three unions – BALPA which represents pilots, Unite the Union who serve…

More Details On British Airways’ New 12-Month Cabin Crew Apprenticeship Scheme

British Airways has revealed more details about an “intensive” 12-month apprenticeship scheme that all new cabin crew joining the airline will be expected to complete from March 2019 onwards.  In October, we exclusively revealed BA’s plan to train cabin crew…

British Airways Criticised Over Handling of “Dick Pic” Cyberflashing Incident

British Airways is today facing criticism over its handling of a so-called ‘Cyberflashing’ incident in which a couple were sent unsolicited “dick pics” as they sat with their six-year-old daughter on a British Airways aircraft waiting to take off from…

VIDEO: British Airways Will Recruit 2,000 New Cabin Crew in 2019

British Airways has announced plans to recruit 2,000 new cabin crew next year. Applications are already open, although training courses won’t start until March 2019 at the earliest. In 2017, over 25,000 candidates applied to join British Airways as cabin…

British Airways Will Recruit 2,000 New Cabin Crew in 2019 – Adding Additional Training to Improve Service

The chief executive of British Airways, Alex Cruz has revealed plans by the Heathrow-based airline to recruit around 2,000 new cabin crew during 2019.  Applications are currently open on BA’s official recruitment website for cabin crew positions at Heathrow and…

British Airways Can’t “Be Everything to Everybody” – Plus New Details on Club World Seat

One of Europe’s largest aviation groups, IAG is today holding its annual Capital Markets Day – the event is a great opportunity for the owner of British Airways, Iberia and Spanish low-cost airline Vueling, as well as Aer Lingus and…

Owner of British Airways and Iberia Beats Expectations in Latest Financial Results

The European airline group, IAG has beat market expectations, posting a profit of €1,460 million for the third quarter.  IAG is the Madrid-based owner of British Airways and Iberia, as well as low-cost Spanish carrier Vueling and Aer Lingus.  The group…

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT: Backlash Forces British Airways to Significantly Improve Redundancy Offer for Hong Kong Cabin Crew

One of the biggest advantages of working for a European-based airline is enjoying the benefits of hard fought for employment laws which go a long way to protect staffers, including cabin crew, from errant employers.  Admittedly, there’s a long way…

British Airways Will Soon Offer Cabin Crew Apprenticeships – But Why? Here’s Our Theory…

We recently learned that British Airways will become the next UK-based airline to start offering apprenticeships for cabin crew.  Earlier this year, low-cost carrier easyJet announced plans to launch a similar scheme with just 25 apprenticeships joining a one-year training…

Is British Airways Finally Showing Compassion for Sacked Hong Kong Cabin Crew? Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over £75,000

Last week, the UK’s flag carrier British Airways called in 89 Hong Kong-based cabin crew for a ‘meeting’.  The crew were informed they would be made redundant – the majority would be laid off immediately, while around 24 of that…

“Callous and Outrageous”: Cabin Crew Union Demands British Airways Reverse Hong Kong Base Closure

One of the UK’s largest trade unions has launched a stinging attack on British Airways and its decision to unexpectedly close an international cabin crew base in Hong Kong.  Unite the union called the airline’s decision, which was made under…

VIDEO: Saville Row Designer Ozwald Boateng Will Be The New Uniform Designer For British Airways

Ex-creative director of menswear at French fashion house Givenchy and Saville Row Brit designer, Ozwald Boateng has been announced as the new uniform designer for British Airways. The new look threads are set to be designed in time for the…

Saville Row Designer Ozwald Boateng Will Be The New Uniform Designer For British Airways

Ex-creative director of menswear at French fashion house Givenchy and Saville Row Brit designer, Ozwald Boateng has been announced as the new uniform designer for British Airways.  The new look threads are set to be designed in time for the…

RUMOUR: British Airways to Close Hong Kong Cabin Crew Base in New Round of Cost-Cutting

Airlines sources who claim to be familiar with the matter are today reporting that British Airways intends to close its cabin crew base in Hong Kong with a number of redundancies likely.  The airline has been flying to the Chinese…

These are the Cleanest and Most Polluting Airlines Crossing the Atlantic (Which Airline Was the Least Fuel Efficient?)

A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation has ranked the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines which operate nonstop Transatlantic flights between Europe and the United States.  In the latest rankings, low-cost operator Norwegian came in as the…

REVEALED: British Airways Plans to Switch It’s Heathrow Catering In All Cabins to Upmarket Supplier DO&Co

Late last night, we received an anonymous email which suggests British Airways is preparing to make some major improvements to its catering out of the airline’s home hub at Heathrow Airport in West London.  For years, British Airways has teamed…

OPINION: Is it Finally Time for British Airways to Reinvent Itself?

British Airways has a serious problem (nothing new there you might say).  It’s been a long time since the carrier has been able to call itself the “World’s favourite airline” (a self-proclaimed title anyhow) and instead seems to be on…

British Airways Suffers Major IT Security Breach Two Years After Outsourcing Contract: 380,000 Passengers at Risk

Just two years after British Airways decided to slash hundreds of in-house IT jobs in favour of a cheaper outsourced contract and merely 15-months after the airline suffered an infamous IT meltdown in which 75,000 passengers were left stranded, the…

British Airways Helps Save Nora the Slow Loris… And Other Tales of Cute Airline Animal Antics

This was just too sweet a story not to share!  A few days ago, British Airways helped save a baby Slow Loris named Nora, transporting the little one in style from Lebanon to its new permanent home of Monkey World…

GROUNDED: Dreamliner Engine Problems Widen at British Airways – New Flights Cancelled

Engine problems affecting certain Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft have been widely reported for some time now but it seems like the ongoing issues don’t show any sign of ending anytime soon.  The engines in questions are the Trent 1000 type…

Wow: How Many Items Does it Take to Satisfy a Passenger-Filled Jumbo Jet? British Airways Reveals All

British Airways has for many years, been the largest commercial operator of the iconic Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet.  The Heathrow-based airline currently has 36 of the distinctive aircraft in its fleet and doesn’t have plans to retire all of them…

British Airways Says “Diversity and Inclusion is Key” So Why Did it Dismiss a Check-In Agent for This Haircut

A couple of days ago, an ex-British Airways customer services rep appeared in the popular British tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mail.  Sid Ouared told the paper he had been sacked from his check-in job at BA’s hub at Terminal 5,…

VIDEO: Episode Two of British Airways’ “Takeoff Tuesday’s” – Go Behind the Scenes with Ty the Cabin Crew

Last week, we shared with you a video from British Airways which is part of a new series called ‘Takeoff Tuesday’, following Ty, a real member of the airline’s international cabin crew.  In the first episode, Ty tried her hand…

Join a Member of British Airways Cabin Crew As She Goes Behind the Scenes of the UK’s Largest Airline

For all its faults, British Airways has been doing a fantastic job on social media of late and the airline is truly exceptional in providing a behind the scenes look of what it takes to keep BA running.  In the…

British Airways Cabin Crew Wins Damages from Airline After Being Bitten by Spider in Crew Rest

Media reports out of the United Kingdom say a long-serving member of cabin crew at British Airways has been awarded £13,000 (approximately $17,000) in damages by a court after he sued the airline because he had been bitten “by a…

Is the New Star-Studded British Airways Safety Video Absolutely Fabulous?

Joanna Lumley, Sir Michael Caine and British comedian, David Walliams are amongst six celebrities who appear in a new star-studded safety video for British Airways.  The video builds upon the success of a dramatically different safety demo which was released…

CABIN CREW: The Real Hero’s of British Airways Flight 2276 Which Caught Fire at Las Vegas Airport

It’s taken nearly three years but finally, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published an in-depth report into exactly what happened onboard British Airways flight 2276 at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas on the 8th September 2015.  The report…

A New Staff Survey Doesn’t Make Good Reading for British Airways Bosses

Bosses at Heathrow-based behemoth, British Airways have allegedly been left reeling after an internal staff survey found nearly half of its employees didn’t feel proud of working for the UK flag carrier.  The headline figures have been leaked in a…

British Airways is Relaxing its Dress Code for Non Rev’s – Now Inline with U.S. Counterparts

Last year didn’t turn out to be a particularly good one for United Airlines.  Along with the now infamous Dr David Dao ‘dragging incident’, you may also remember that the airline came in for criticism over its “sexist” dress code…

British Airways IS Wet-leasing Qatar Airways Long-Haul Planes This Summer: But Should They?

British Airways, like many airlines that operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has been facing a scheduling nightmare after European aviation regulators issued an urgent safety directive for the aircraft.  A problem has been found with a compressor in the Rolls…

Is British Airways About to Get Another Comic Safety Video?

Less than a year ago, British Airways launched a new in-flight safety video in collaboration with UK-based charity Comic Relief.  The video which features a number of well known British celebrities including Gordan Ramsay, singer Jess Glynn, Rowan Atkinson and…

British Airways is Celebrating the Royal Wedding with a Special Flight Featuring Only Cabin Crew Called Meghan or Harry

In case you hadn’t yet noticed, the UK is currently gearing up for will undoubtedly be the wedding of the year – the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel at Windsor Castle this coming Saturday.  The couple were introduced…

New Details Emerge of British Airways A380 “Fume Event” in Which 26 Were Treated for Smoke Inhalation

New details have emerged of what could have been a serious “fume event” onboard a British Airways aircraft flying from San Francisco to London Heathrow on the 24th October 2016.  The Airbus A380 superjumbo, carrying 388 passengers and 25 crew,…

Revealed: British Airways is Giving its Aircraft an “Ultra Clean” to Ensure a “Professional Environment to Work In”

In January, we reported on a fairly nasty bed bug situation which seemed to be affecting British Airways flights.  One passenger complained he had been bitten between 120-150 times during a 14-hour flight from London to Cape Town, South Africa. …

British Airways Is Doubling The Number Of Chinese Cabin Crew On Flights To Beijing And Shanghai

British Airways has announced plans to double the number of Chinese cabin crew working on its flights to Beijing and Shanghai from its hub at London Heathrow.  The airline intends to hire around 44 new crew in Shanghai and a…

Whoah! Low-Cost Carrier, Norwegian Could Be Taken Over By The Owner Of British Airways – All The Details

Despite concerns about its long-term sustainability, low-cost long-haul airline, Norwegian has become one of the largest carriers in Europe and has increasingly been putting pressure on legacy carriers like British Airways and Germany’s Lufthansa.  In the last couple of years,…

“A human Swiss Army knife”: Comedian Takes On The Challenge Of Becoming British Airways Cabin Crew

Stand-up comedian, Rhod Gilbert has been put through his paces of becoming British Airways cabin crew at the airline’s global training centre near Heathrow Airport in West London.  It was all for a new BBC TV show that sees’s Gilbert…

ALLEGATION: Senior British Airways Crew Member Raped By Fellow Flight Attendant In Singapore

There are reports in the UK’s popular tabloid newspaper, The Daily Mail that a senior cabin crew member at British Airways has been allegedly raped by a fellow crew member while on a layover in Singapore.  The alleged rapist is…

94% Of Pilots At British Airways Are Still Male But Gender Pay Gap Drops Way Below UK National Average

British Airways has released some interesting statistics about the role of women in aviation and the gender pay gap at the Heathrow-based airline.  Perhaps unsurprisingly but disappointing to hear nonetheless, BA has revealed that behind the cockpit door remains a…

REPORTS: British Airways Will Be Getting a New Uniform Next Year to Celebrate its 100th Anniversary

Next year is set to be a big one for British Airways.  The airline will be celebrating a major milestone its history – it’s 100th anniversary – an accolade that few other airlines can even come close to.  BA charts…

UK Consumers Set to Lose Out on Generous European Delayed Flight Compensation After Brexit

With little over 13-months, until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, there’s still so little known about how Brexit will affect British travellers.  Much of the debate so far has been over whether flights will even be able to…

SOURCES: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly – What Have Flight Attendant’s Done Now?

Last September, British Airways was forced to launch an urgent investigation after a Snapchat video of what appeared to be one of the airline’s flight attendants going into an expletive-laden tirade made headlines around the world.  It seemed too crazy…

EXCLUSIVE: British Airways Plans to “Transform” the Way it Delivers Customer Care

British Airways has had more than its fair share of criticism in the last couple of years.  The airline has recently had to row back on its seemingly never-ending cost-cutting drives, announcing a £4.5 billion investment plan to finally make…