British Airways

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…

SOURCES: The British Airways Bed Bug Problem is Worse Than You Thought – Cabin Crew Slate Cleaning Teams

British Airways has a problem and its not only hurting its reputation but also physically hurting its passengers.  It comes in the form of bed bugs – or to go by their scientific name, Cinex lectularius.  Small nocturnal creatures that…

EXCLUSIVE: Sources Say This Will Be the New British Airways ‘Club World’ Business Class Seat

Frequent flyers in British Airways’ ‘Club World’ Business Class cabin have long derided what they view as an outdated and uncompetitive hard product.  British Airways may have “revolutionised” the industry back in 2000 when it introduced the world’s first fully-flat…

British Airways Grants a Young Cancer Sufferer The Best Wish Ever – Gets to Fulfill Dream to be Cabin Crew

As sweet and incredibly heartwarming gestures go, this is pretty high up there.  In the last few months, British Airways has been surprising passengers through its ‘BA Magic’ campaign and making dreams come true.  And we think they may have…

British Airways Launches Yet Another Comedy Safety Video – But Luckily This Is Just A Hilarious Spoof

British Airways isn’t best known for its sense of humour – although some passengers may think its often derided sub-par Business Class seat is a cruel joke.  But in recent months, the airline has been trying to shake off it’s…

British Airways Finally Reveals £4.5 bn Plan to Drastically Improve its Service On Long Haul Flights

At the end of last week, International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and Iberia held its Capital Markets Day.  The event is mostly aimed at shareholders and financial analysts who are keen to find out about…

Norwegian and British Airways Strike Important Pay Deals With Their Pilots and Cabin Crew

In the last few days, both Norwegian and British Airways have joined the list of European airlines who have managed to strike important pay deals with their flying crew’s – drastically reducing the risk of staff walk outs at both…

British Airways Says Sleep is a Top Priority for Premium Passengers As it Rolls Out Luxe New Bedding Range

The airline that everyone loves to hate (and no, we’re not talking about Ryanair or Frontier for once) is rolling out the next phase of a programme to transform its premium passenger experience.  British Airways is joining the bedding arms…

Does A New Pay Deal at British Airways Finally Mean the End to the Threat of Strikes by Cabin Crew?

An incredibly bitter dispute over pay and conditions which has seen cabin crew working for British Airways walk out for 73 days in the last year could finally be drawing to a close.  That’s if a new pay deal hammered…

It’s Handbags At Dawn: Or Maybe Not As British Airways Reverses Uniform Policy Over Sexism Row

Earlier this year, we reported on an allegation made by female cabin crew at British Airways who accused their employer of “crass and sexist” behaviour.  The problem, it turned out, was the airline’s uniform policy which required female staff to…

British Airways Launches Urgent Investigation Over Lewd and Racist Cabin Crew Snapchat Tirade

British Airways has had more than its fair share of public relations disasters over the last year.  Of course, there was a massive ‘IT Meltdown‘ in May which stranded hundreds of thousands of passengers around the world.  That was on…

When is an ‘Enhancement’ Not a Good Thing? How Airline’s Confuse Cut Backs With Service Improvements

If you were partially sighted and someone offered to enhance your eyesight, you would probably think that was a good thing.  Or perhaps you use Instagram or Facetune to enhance your selfies – again, in most cases, that’s a positive. …

British Airways and Cabin Crew Negotiate to Avoid New Strikes: What Do They Want? The Dispute Explained

August wasn’t a terribly good month for British Airways.  The airline had to deal with a cabin crew strike that lasted for the whole of August.  Luckily, most passengers got to their destinations without too much disruption but BA was…

Flying Anytime Soon? This Company Wants to Help You Sleep and Airline’s Are Loving It

Luxury British retailer, The White Company began life in 1994 as a bold but simple vision by the company’s founder, Chrissie Rucker.  Her ingenious plan was to design and make homewares and clothing that were predominantly white.  They would be…

British Airways Cabin Crew Union Calls for ‘Pause for Peace’ but Ignores Management Request to Start Negotiations Early

In the seemingly unending dispute over pay and conditions for cabin crew at British Airways, a union who represent ‘Mixed Fleet’ crew has called on the airline for what it calls a ‘pause for peace’.  It comes as cabin crew…

It Turns Out That Candidates Actually Enjoy the Cabin Crew Recruitment Process: Here Are the Best Airline’s

The cabin crew recruitment process is notoriously difficult – you’ve got to jump through multiple hoops, take tests, pass assessments, take part in role plays and of course, ace the Final Interview.  On top of all of the that, the…

The Dispute Continues: What’s the Endgame for the British Airways Cabin Crew Strike?

This Saturday marks the 60th day of strike action by British Airways cabin crew belonging to its so called ‘Mixed Fleet’ branch – and despite some concessions from the airline, there seems little prospect of the bitter and long running…

British Airways Has Finally Unveiled a New Safety Video and People are Still Unhappy

British Airways has finally released a new onboard safety video – Okay, it’s hardly the most important news of the day but it will come as a welcome relief for frequent BA fliers.  The current safety video has been around…

News Roundup – 12th July 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Spanish airline, Iberia has been fined €25,000 for making new female cabin crew take pregnancy tests.  The airline argued it was looking after the well-being of new recruits but authorities on the Balearic island of Mallorca disagreed and called the…

British Airways Cabin Crew Set for Another 14 Day Strike – But How Are They Affording It?

In a long-running dispute over alleged ‘poverty pay‘, British Airways cabin crew belonging to it’s ‘Mixed Fleet’ branch are in the middle of their longest walkout to date.  The latest strike started on 1st July and is set to last…

News Roundup – 05th July 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

It looks like flying from the Middle East to the United States is going to get much easier.  Since the U.S. Laptop Ban was introduced in March, customers haven’t been able to take electronic devices larger than a smartphone into…

British Airways Courts Controversy Over Mandatory Skirt Policy for Female Cabin Crew

Last year, British Airways overturned a policy that saw its female cabin crew forced to wear skirts.  Or so we thought.  It now turns out that BA still doesn’t consider trousers a “standard” part of its uniform for female employees. …

BA Staff Walkout: Strike Breaking Qatar Airways Aircraft Arrive at Heathrow Airport

With less than 24 hours before a planned walkout by cabin crew at British Airways, nine Qatar Airways aircraft have arrived at Heathrow Airport in an attempt to break the strike.  The first Airbus A320 aircraft arrived in the UK…

News Roundup – 28th June 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

British Airways is facing, even more, disruption as the biggest staff walkout since 2010 is set to get underway beginning Saturday 01st July.  The airline has already cancelled some flights in preparation for the expected disruption with a number of…

British Airways Tries to Break Strike by Leasing Qatar Airways Jets: Likely to be Big Mistake

When news broke yesterday morning of a plan by British Airways to lease nine Qatar Airways aircraft, it seemed like a master stroke by the two airlines.  The plan was confirmed by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority who said the…

Despite High Profile Setbacks, British Airways Retains Official Four Star Rating – For Now at Least

British Airways has been in cost-cutting mode for years now – But as more and more passengers and experts alike question whether the airline has cut too far, BA has somehow retained its official Four Star rating.  For the time…

Latest British Airways Strike Called Off – But What is the Dispute Actually About Now?

Senior managers at British Airways may be breathing a huge collective sigh of relief this weekend.  The carrier has been beset with problems of late – a catastrophic IT meltdown, criticism of its cost-cutting programme and a high-profile staff dispute…

Striking British Airways Cabin Crew Will Get Paid Bonuses – Just Don’t Mention ‘Poverty Pay’

As British Airways tries to handle the fallout from its weekend IT mega-meltdown, new details are emerging of a pay dispute settlement the airline hopes to secure with Cabin Crew.  Last week, reports suggested that BA and the staff union,…

British Airways Leaves Passengers in the Lurch as ‘Power Surge’ Grounds All Flights

British Airways has been forced to ground all flights today after what the airline called a ‘major IT system failure’ that occurred on Saturday morning.  Sources have now told us that a ‘power surge’ was the cause of the outage. …

News Roundup – 25th May 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

The parent company of British Airways has expressed its displeasure with what it sees as an unnecessary plan to extend Heathrow Airport, the airline’s home in West London.  Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group said: “Airlines were never consulted…

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