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BA and Iberia launch 72 hour hold option

BA and Iberia launch 72 hour hold option

4 days ago in Airline News

BA and Iberia have launched a new service allowing customers to hold flight reservations for up to three days before paying for them to 72 hours for as little as £5 through ba.com. Drew Crawley, British Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing a great flight price but not being able to book it straight away, either because you may need to get the time off work or check it’s ok with family or friends – then coming back and finding there are no seats left or the price has changed.” → Read More

British Airways brings Soccer AM to the skies

British Airways brings Soccer AM to the skies

28th Jul 2014 in Airline News

British Airways is introducing football highlights and sports magazine shows on a number of long-haul flights, following the boost in interest this summer. The airline is introducing popular Saturday cable show ‘Soccer AM’ on flights from August 19th. → Read More

Humphreys takes up top UK sales role with British Airways

Humphreys takes up top UK sales role with British Airways

2nd Jul 2014 in Airline News

British Airways has announced that Stephen Humphreys will be the airline’s new head of UK&I sales and marketing. Humphreys will replace Richard Tams, who after five years in the role, is moving to become the airline’s executive vice president, China. → Read More

British Airways has it covered for sky-tech sleep experiment

British Airways has it covered for sky-tech sleep experiment

1st Jul 2014 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

British Airways has begun testing a hi-tech blanket which changes colour using brainwaves, to ensure it offers customers the best flight’s sleep in the sky. The ‘happiness blanket’, which is woven with fibre optics, uses neuro-sensors to measure a person’s brainwaves and changes colour, from red to blue, to show when they’re at their most relaxed and meditative. → Read More

British Airways brings ‘slow TV’ phenomenon to UK flights

British Airways brings ‘slow TV’ phenomenon to UK flights

24th Jun 2014 in Airline News

British Airways is launching a new style of ‘Slow TV’ programming on board a number of its long-haul flights, for those that believe that ‘the journey is as important as the destination’. An unlikely breakout hit in Norway, ‘The Seven Hour Train Journey to Oslo’ follows the entire duration of a train ride, from Oslo to Bergen. → Read More

British Airways links for codeshare deal with Vueling

British Airways links for codeshare deal with Vueling

19th Jun 2014 in Airline News

British Airways customers will have access to new destinations and scores more routes when the airline adds its flight code to more than 170 Vueling services. This significant move for the two International Airlines Group airlines heralds the beginning of a closer relationship with more codeshare routes planned for the future. → Read More

British Airways plans roll out of in-flight broadband

British Airways plans roll out of in-flight broadband

8th Jun 2014 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

British Airways is in talks with communications satellite firm Inmarsat to become the initial customer for the first pan-European high-speed air-to-ground internet service. Negotiations are at an “advanced stage,” with British Airways planning to introduce the technology on UK domestic routes, the companies have confirmed in a statement. → Read More

Hilditch takes up corporate sales role with British Airways

Hilditch takes up corporate sales role with British Airways

6th Jun 2014 in Airline News

One of British Airways’ top North American sales leaders is to take on a major new role in UK to help drive the airline’s corporate sales. Marie Hilditch will be leaving New York to make London her new home as British Airways’ new head of corporate sales from July. → Read More

British airways launches its most advanced app yet

British airways launches its most advanced app yet

Press Release | 3rd Jun 2014 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

In just two years, British Airways has seen a 290 percent increase in the number of people booking via mobile devices. To further enhance the BA experience for customers, the airline recently launched its most advanced smart phone app yet. The intuitive app delivers personalised, relevant and time-sensitive travel information at the touch of a button. → Read More

British Airways launches new flight booking app

British Airways launches new flight booking app

23rd May 2014 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

British Airways has seen an increase in the number of people booking via mobile devices by 290 per cent in just two years, and today it launches its most advanced smart phone app yet. The intuitive app delivers personalised, relevant and time sensitive travel information at the touch of a button. → Read More

British Airways welcomes new aircraft to fleet

British Airways welcomes new aircraft to fleet

19th May 2014 in Airline News

British Airways has welcomed the two newest members of its fleet to Heathrow, the airline’s London hub. The largest aircraft in the fleet, the A380 and one of the smallest, the A320, stood nose to nose at Airbus’ site in Toulouse before British Airways pilots flew them into Heathrow. → Read More

British Airways boosts Newcastle flights

British Airways boosts Newcastle flights

13th May 2014 in Airline News

British Airways has announced it will be increasing the number of flights to Newcastle from June 2nd, 2014. British Airways has been offering flights between London and Newcastle for 55 years. Operated by an Airbus A320, the additional return flight on a Monday and Wednesday will mean customers will have 41 flights each week to choose from. → Read More

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