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British airways News

Ebola: BA suspends flights to Sierra Leone in wake of virus

London - On Wednesday British Airways (BA) announced it was suspending flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until end August in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has struck a number of countries in West Africa.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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A British Airways plane landing at Pearson International Airport
A British Airways plane landing at Pearson International Airport
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The wing of the British Airways plane wedged into the top of a small building next to the runway. Ha...
The wing of the British Airways plane wedged into the top of a small building next to the runway. Harriet Tolputt posted this picture of the incident on Twitter
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British Airways has suspended flights from London to Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of the Ebola v...
British Airways has suspended flights from London to Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
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British Airways' Airbus A320
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From left: Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce President – Civil Large Engines, British Airways' Chief Executive Keith Williams and Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier.
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British Airways tailfins at Heathrow Airport, London
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British Airways plane.
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British Airways 747 with landing gear down
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