British Airways

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…

British Airways Offers to Raise Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew Pay to End Dispute. But Reaction is 50/50

It’s been a couple of months since British Airways and the union that represents its Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew agreed to talks over a bitter pay dispute.  The two sides had been at loggerheads for months with Unite the union…

News Roundup – 02nd May 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

It’s been an eventful week for British Airways.  First the good news – the airline plans to spend $65 million USD upgrading its space at Terminal 7, New York JFK.  But an incident onboard a BA London Gatwick to Jamaica…

No, Passengers Don’t Hate Flight Attendants. It’s Time for Everyone to Calm Down

You could be mistaken for thinking that the whole travelling public had turned against their Flight Attendants.  The men and women who are there to keep you safe have suddenly become pariah figures.  It’s hardly surprising I suppose.  What with…

British Airways Cabin Crew Recruitment – Step by Step Process 2019

In 2018, British Airways received 31,000 Cabin Crew applications from which only 2,000 candidates were chosen.  At present, British Airways is accepting both applications from candidates with no prior cabin crew experience and a fast-track scheme for experienced candidates with…

British Airways Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew Destinations 2018

British Airways currently has three types of Cabin Crew working from London Heathrow.  All new Cabin Crew who joined the airline after 2010 are known as ‘Mixed Fleet’ crew.  They have a different contract and never work with pre-2010 joiners.…

NEW & UPDATED: British Airways Cabin Crew Salary and Benefits 2018

Earlier this year, British Airways hammered out an agreement with cabin crew for a new pay deal that both sides were finally happy with.  So how much should those already working under the airline’s ‘Mixed Fleet’ contract and new joiners…

Is New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline ‘Level’ a Cynical Ploy by IAG?

Yesterday, International Airlines Group (IAG) – the company behind famous airline brands that include British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus – announced a new low-cost, long-haul airline. The carrier, named ‘Level’ promises to “bring a stylish and modern approach to…

Can Cabin Crew Have Tattoos? The Rules, Policy and Exceptions

It seems like everyone has a tattoo nowadays.  Our attitude towards tattoos has become a lot more accepting in the last ten years.  But the majority of global airlines – including Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways and British Airways still have…

Undercover Celebs Prank British Airways Passengers – But It’s All for a Good Cause

Unsuspecting British Airways passengers were spectacularly pranked recently as they went to check-in at Terminal 5 Heathrow.  Luckily it was all taken in good spirits for what turns out to be a fantastic cause. BA persuaded comedian David Walliams, former…

How to Ace the Cabin Crew Assessment Day 2017 – Tips and Advice

I’ve attended a lot of Cabin Crew Assessment Day’s for a number of major, international airlines.  Along the way, I’ve learnt what works (and importantly, what doesn’t work).  I’ve made plenty of mistakes and I too have failed on occasion.…

British Airways and Union Agree to New Talks Over Bitter Cabin Crew Dispute

Is an end in sight for the bitter dispute between British Airways and the airline’s Mixed Fleet cabin crew?  On Wednesday evening, The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) announced that British Airways and the Unite union – who represent…

News Roundup – 15th March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Turkish Airlines has had a torrid 12-months but its Chairman has delivered an upbeat assessment of the carriers future.  He hopes that Turkish will be back on track by 2018. One airline going from strength-to-strength, Qatar Airways, has said that…

The British Airways Cheat Sheet for the Cabin Crew Assessment Day

British Airways is the UK’s largest international airline by fleet size and second only to EastyJet for the number of passengers carried.  As one of the founding members of the OneWorld alliance, British Airways and its partners serve around 1,000…

News Roundup – 08th March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Virgin Australia has announced that it won’t be starting a service between Perth and Abu Dhabi as was originally planned.  Instead, the carrier intends to focus on international routes to North America and Asia.  But one flight to the USA…

British Airways Cabin Crew: Minimum Requirements, Essential Criteria & Qualifications

Landing a job as Cabin Crew with British Airways can be a particularly hard one to crack.  But before you even submit your resume and get through the Assessment Day and Final Interview you’ll have to meet a long list…

This is London Calling: British Airways Reopens Cabin Crew Recruitment

British Airways has once again opened up cabin crew recruitment for its Mixed Fleet flight attendants based at London Heathrow.  Applications are being accepted now, with the deadline set for 8th March 2017.  Do you have what it takes to…

British Airways Tells Cabin Crew: There’s Plenty of People Who Want Your Job

British Airways Cabin crew working on the ‘Mixed Fleet’ contract are preparing for their biggest strike to date as a dispute over pay and conditions heats up.  Members of the Unite union will walk out on Sunday 5th February for…

News Roundup – 31st January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Things are looking up for Etihad Airways.  Despite recent problems besetting the airline, its home airport reported an increase of 5.1% in passenger traffic in 2016 – the majority of which went to Etihad. Emirates are to launch a new…

News Roundup – 17th January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

From 19th January 2017, cabin crew at British Airways are set to strike for the second time over allegations it pays it new crew ‘poverty pay’.  Over at Emirates, we have learnt more about the rigorous grooming standards expected of…

News Round Up – 4th January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Emirates has put its woes to one side to introduce some nice additions to its soft product in First and Business Class.  But Etihad has been forced to counter rumours that it was set to dump its stake in Virgin…

Fog Causes Passenger Agony in Europe & the Middle East

The New Year didn’t get off to a good start for many air passengers travelling through Europe and the Middle East as fog descended on both regions causing travel chaos lasting several days. The weather caused particularly hard-hitting problems at…

Potential British Airways Strike Likely to Have Little Effect

  Update (18th December 2016) Following the decision by Unite to call strike action on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, British Airways released a strongly worded statement denouncing the strike and confirming that they would do everything to make it fail.…

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