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Grenada-Granada mix-up leads to lawsuit against British Airways

An American dentist received quite the shock when he ended up on a flight to Grenada in the Caribbean when he intended to visit Granada, Spain. Now he is suing British Airways for the ordeal.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 5 comments

World's biggest passenger aircraft in Durban

Durban - Last week saw the biggest passenger plane in the world landing at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, South Africa for the first time as part of a pilot training programme for British Airways.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

British Airways plane crashes into building before takeoff

Johannesburg - A British Airways Boeing 747 airplane headed for London crashed into a building shortly after veering off a runway before takeoff at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.
In the Media by Robin Okuthe - 3 comments

'Too big to fly Frenchman' denied train and sea passage

Dover - An clinically obese Frenchman, who British Airways judged too big to fly on a transatlantic flight, must have thought his troubles were over when airline Virgin Atlantic offered to fly him from New York to London.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

British Airways’ brand new birds

London - The latest new additions to the British Airways fleet have landed at Heathrow Airport and they pack cutting edge technology that is the envy of the other European airlines.
In the Media by Eduardo Arrufat

Sleeping British Airways crew delays flight to Barcelona, Spain

Aberdeen - Early bird passengers, who had already checked in for a British Airways (BA) flight from Aberdeen to Barcelona, were kept waiting for over three hours on Sunday morning, while their cabin crew snoozed on.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Drunk and rowdy women force landing of British Airways flight

According to an airline spokesperson, a British Airways flight from Gatwick to Tunis was diverted to Lyon, France after two drunk middle-aged women turned rowdy and disruptive in the middle of the flight
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Croatia in British Airways' Top 5 Destinations for 2013

With 2013 around the corner, thoughts turn to the summer tourist season, as British Airways publishes its top 13 destinations for next year.
In the Media by Paul Bradbury

British Airways tweets ‘F**k you’

British Airways made an ‘oops’ Saturday when it accidentally tweeted a profanity-filled message (with a hint of racism) to its 210,000 followers.
In the Media by Brian LaSorsa - 4 comments

Drunk Bahraini royal detained at Heathrow airport

A member of the Bahrain royal family was arrested at London's Heathrow airport for being drunk and disorderly. Police armed with tasers had to remove him from a British Airways flight bound for Bahrain.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

Ex-TSA Chief: Eliminate airline baggage fees for security

A former head of Transportation Security Administration says air travel is not safer with oppressive airport security checks and in-flight restrictions. He urges politicians to embrace risk and relax some of the restrictions.
In the Media by Steffan Ileman - 3 comments

Airlines warn of Easter gridlock at UK airports

Airlines have sent a warning that U.K. airports could face gridlock over Easter, as a shortage of U.K. Border Agency Guards may lead to chaos at passport control.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Air Canada loses constitutional challenge to class action Special

Vancouver - A BC Supreme Court judge dismissed yesterday Air Canada’s claim that provincial consumer law is inapplicable to Air Canada as a federally regulated undertaking. Other airlines are also affected by the decision in the fuel surcharge class action.
Digital Journal Report by Steffan Ileman - 1 comment

Airline accidentally plays crash warning message to passengers

London - On a recent flight out of Miami, Florida, travelers were alarmed after an airline made an accidental emergency announcement directing passengers to prepare for a water landing.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Inquiry launched as BA pilots fall ill on flight

London - British Airways has launched an inquiry after two pilots were taken ill on board a flight late last year. The illnesses was attributed to a lack of oxygen on the flight deck.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Security guards charged in death of man being deported

London - Three security guards have been charged after a man being deported collapsed while a British Airways flight was preparing for takeoff at Heathrow Airport, and was later pronounced dead.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

British Airways passengers mistakenly told to prepare for crash

A pilot for British Airways had 275 passengers on board when it has been reported that he mistakenly hit the wrong button during their flight and sent everyone into a panic. It may have been a computer glitch, however.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 8 comments

British Airways strikes back on as union wins its appeal

New British Airways strikes are due to begin all over again next week after the union who have organised them won their appeal. The airline won a temporary injunction to put a halt to the strikes earlier this week.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

British Airways plans strike ahead of 2010 football world cup

With thirty days to go before the 2010 soccer world cup in South Africa, cabin crew of British Airways (BA) have said they'd down tools for 20 days in May and June. The last day of strike is scheduled two days before the event kicks off.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak

British Airways to strike ahead of soccer World Cup

Staff at UK airline, British Airways (BA), have announced plans to strike for a total of 20 days in May and June, ending just two days before the start of the FIFA Soccer World Cup in South Africa.
In the Media by Sharon Davis

Some British Airways flights resume, asks for financial help

UK airline British Airways has announced that it plans to resume normal flights from 7am Tuesday morning from airports in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England. BA is also seeking compensation for the money it lost.
In the Media by Sharon Davis - 2 comments

British Airways faces strike

Talks to avert a strike by the cabin crew members of British Airways failed and on Friday the announcement was made that they would go on strike.
In the Media by Michael Bearak

Talks held to stop British Airways strikes

Last minute talks are underway to try and stop the strikes from British Airways cabin crew from going ahead. The strikes are set to begin at the weekend.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

British Airways cabin crew set to strike for seven days in March

London - Starting on March 20, cabin crew for British Airways will strike for seven days, which would potentially disrupt travel for thousands who plan to vacation for the Easter holidays.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

British Airways Wins High Court Injunction to Stop 12-Day Strike

The U.K.'s national carrier British Airways was granted a High Court injunction on Thursday preventing a 12-day strike by cabin crew that had been due to begin on December 22.
In the Media by Chris Dade

British Airways facing strike during holiday season

The union aims to disrupt service during the holidays. British Airways' cabin crew have voted for a strike as disputes continue over job cuts and contract revisions.
In the Media by Gordon K. Chan

British Airways announces plans to merge with Spanish airline

British Airways has announced plans to merge with Iberia, a Spanish airline. The deal has not yet been completed but should be made formal in 2010.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

British Airways to cut 1,700 cabin crew jobs

Battling against mounting losses, British Airways has announced that they will cut 1,700 cabin crew jobs and freeze pay as it searches for ways to cut costs.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 1 comment

American Airlines, BA Warned by EU Over Anti-Trust Rules

The European Union has written to American Airlines, British Airways (BA) and the Spanish carrier Iberia to express concern that the three airlines' plan for a partnership on transatlantic flights would be in breach of antitrust regulations.
In the Media by Chris Dade

UK airlines to ban swine flu passengers from flying

As the H1N1 swine flu virus continues its rapid spread throughout the world, two British airlines - British Airways and Virgin Atlantic - have announced that they will prevent suspected H1N1-infected passengers from boarding.
In the Media by Michael Krebs
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