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  • British Airways Customer Service: "I can't do nothing for you!"

    05/29/2017 2:03:31 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 19 replies
    MEDIASPIN 2000 account YouTube ^ | Published on May 29, 2017
    The customer service is non existent during this exchange. This traveler spent over £1200 to go from Venice to London this weekend and now she just wants a hotel room due to a cancelled flight. So what does British Airways say?
  • Nighmare with British Airways at Heathrow Airport 5-27-17

    05/27/2017 7:38:52 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 11 replies
    YouTubs ^ | 5/27/17 | JR
    British Airways cancels ALL flights from Heathrow and Gatwick after systems go down across entire world causing havoc for British holidaymakers – but airline denies cyber attack. Here is Iphone video from distraught passengers,
  • British Airways says computer outage causing global delays

    05/27/2017 4:20:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    British Airways says travelers are facing delays because of a failure of its computer systems worldwide. The airline has apologized for what it calls an “IT systems outage” and says it is working to resolve the problem. It says in a tweet that Saturday’s problem is global.
  • Book traces rare British Airways route maps and adverts going back to the dawn of aviation

    04/17/2016 7:42:56 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/17/2016 | GEORGIA DIEBELIUS
    Almost 100 years' worth of rare British Airways maps, adverts and pilot charts have been compiled into a fascinating new book. Created by the curator of the British Airways' Heritage Centre, Paul Jarvis, Mapping The Airways reveals the intriguing charts that guided aviators and adverts that showed passengers where they could jet off to. From early advertisements for routes from London to Paris to state-of-the-art on-board moving maps, the 160-page book reveals 92-years' worth of intriguing aviation history.
  • British Airways removes plane after finding bed bugs on board

    02/26/2016 5:13:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 26, 2016 | Blathnaid Healy
    LONDON — A plane was taken out of service by British Airways after bed bugs were found on board. The airline says two of the parasitic insects, which feed on people's blood, were found. "Whenever any report of bed bugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service and use specialist teams to treat it — this happened in this instance," a spokeswoman for the airline told Mashable.
  • Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran

    01/28/2016 8:48:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2016 2:47 PM EST | Nasser Karimi
    Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the state-owned IRAN daily reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted Mohammad Khodakarami, deputy head of Iran's civil aviation authority, as saying British Airways officials visited Tehran on Tuesday to discuss resumption of flights. He did not elaborate. Khodakarami also said both Air France and Dutch flagship KLM have already expressed their readiness to resume flights to Tehran. ...
  • DA: Polish ‘prostitute’ smashed on booze, Ambien during flight

    11/19/2015 6:43:14 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/19/15 | Antonio Planas
    A Polish prostitute on her way to ply her trade in Boston was plastered on booze and addled by Ambien when she tried to open an exit door on a trans-Atlantic British Airways flight, prosecutors said. Kamila Dolniak, 32, was unable to make her $500 bail yesterday, her lawyer said, after she was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on a charge of interfering with an aircraft operation during the London-to-Boston flight Tuesday. Prosecutor Emily Hamrock said Dolniak first drew attention of a flight attendant while attempting to smoke an e-cigarette. She then walked around the cabin aimlessly, saying she...
  • Fire reported on plane at McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas - British Airways)

    09/08/2015 4:54:08 PM PDT · by Drago · 17 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 09/08/2015 | Caroline Bleakley
    A fire on a British Airways plane at McCarran International Airport has been extinguished and two people were transported to the hospital. The fire was reported aboard flight 2276 which was preparing to take off for London, airport officials said.
  • Stowaway Survives 10-Hour Flight, as Another Body Crashes From 1,000 Feet

    06/19/2015 11:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    The body of a suspected stowaway was found atop an office building in West London on Thursday, and is believed to have plunged around 1,400ft from a Boeing 747 as it approached Heathrow Airport. Meanwhile, another man is in critical condition in hospital after being discovered an hour earlier in the undercarriage of the aircraft — British police are investigating both incidents. The survivor is believed to have climbed aboard the British Airways plane at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg before traveling over 8,000 miles from South Africa, largely in temperatures as low as -81 Fahrenheit on the 10-hour...
  • Liberia, Aid Groups Criticize British Airways’ Decision to Extend Suspension of Flights

    10/12/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | October 10, 2014 | Joe Cortez
    British Airways is receiving pushback from multiple stakeholders after extending their stop on flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Telegraph reports that the U.K. flag carrier announced its suspension of flights to Ebola-affected countries, which was initially scheduled to last through December, will continue until March 2015. In August, the airline first ended its weekly scheduled flights from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Lungi International Airport (FNA) in Sierra Leone, as well as all flights to Roberts International Airport (ROB) in Liberia. According to The Wall Street Journal, British Airways cancelled the flights “due to the deteriorating public health...
  • BA suspends Sierra Leone and Liberia flights over Ebola

    08/05/2014 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Raebie · 2 replies
    iTV ^ | August 5, 2014 | iTV
    British Airways has temporarily suspended all flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. The airline confirmed all its flights to and from the respective capitals of Freetown and Monrovia have been suspended until August 31 because of the "deteriorating public health situation" in both countries. “The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the route under constant review in the coming weeks. Customers with tickets on those routes are being offered a range of options including a full refund and the ability to rebook their flights...
  • Too fat to fly: French family stranded in US [French guy comes to U.S. for medical treatment]

    11/07/2013 8:39:43 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | November 7, 2013
    Chicago (AFP) - A French family who came to the United States for medical treatment said they were stranded in Chicago after British Airways determined their son was too fat to fly. Kevin Chenais, 22, spent a year and a half at the Mayo Clinic for treatment of a hormone disorder which led him to weigh 500 pounds. His mother was near tears as she described the family’s problems to the local CBS affiliate. "We blame British Airways because now they just leave us, and they brought us here,” Christina Chenais told the station. "If they could bring him here...
  • The Polonium Diversion

    12/27/2006 12:16:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies · 555+ views ^ | December 10, 2006 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The Polonium Diversion At least a dozen people have been contaminated by the rare radioactive isotope Polonium 210. The list includes Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB who died from a dose of Polonium 210 in London on November 23rd; Andrei Lugovoi, a former colleague of Litvinenko in the KGB, who met with Litvinenko at the Pine bar of the Millennium Hotel in London the day he became ill, November 1st; Dmitry Lugovoi, Lugovoi’s business associate, who also attended that November 1st meetings; 7 employees of the Millennium Hotel; Mario Scaramella, an Italian security consultant, who dined with...
  • Topless air hostesses and champagne pool parties 'could lead to BA scrapping flights to...

    08/24/2011 7:50:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th August 2011 | Sam Greenhill
    British Airways bosses fear having to scrap lucrative flights because of mounting complaints about raucous cabin crew parties at luxury hotels. Topless air hostesses and champagne-fuelled pool parties have prompted a flood of protests about wild behaviour. Now BA has warned its captains to control their crews during overnight stops – or the airline may be forced to abandon at least one route. The problem is particularly acute on routes crewed by young recruits – so-called ‘mixed fleet’ which was at the heart of the recent BA industrial dispute. A BA source said: ‘Mixed fleet crews are basically kids of...
  • WikiLeaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away

    02/01/2011 1:39:59 PM PST · by MissesBush · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/10/11 | Steven Swinford, Robert Winnett and Nick Allen
    Secret documents reveal that the three Qatari men conducted surveillance on the targets, provided “support” to the plotters and had tickets for a flight to Washington on the eve of the atrocities. The suspected terrorists flew from London to New York on a British Airways flight three weeks before the attacks. They allegedly carried out surveillance at the World Trade Centre, the White House and in Virginia, the US state where the Pentagon and CIA headquarters are located. Ten days later they flew to Los Angeles, where they stationed themselves in a hotel near the airport which the FBI has...
  • British Airways red-faced over faux image of Bin Laden boarding pass

    06/02/2010 11:55:59 AM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies · 687+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 06/02/10 | Brett Michael Dykes
    It just seems like a bad time for any firm with the word "British" in its title. We know all too well the various setbacks experienced by the oil giant once known as British Petroleum; now British Airways has drawn much unwelcome attention to itself with a photo touting its new mobile-boarding pass system as it appears to expedite the air travel of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted man.
  • Security scare delays Montreal flight to London

    04/25/2010 1:54:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 794+ views ^ | April 25, 2010, 2:02 am | by MONIQUE MUISE, MONTREAL GAZETTE
    APRIL 25, 2010 2:02 AM SNIPPET: "MONTREAL — A British Airways flight bound for London was reportedly held up for almost two hours on the tarmac at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport Saturday night as officials questioned a passenger who exhibited suspicious behaviour just before the plane was scheduled to take off." SNIPPET: "Fellow passengers reportedly told the cabin crew that the man had been behaving oddly and was in possession of a small quantity of clear liquid. "It was more than what you would normally be allowed to have, and passengers said he was doing something suspicious with it,"...
  • BA Worker Charged in Bomb Plot

    03/11/2010 9:10:23 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 12 replies · 451+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-11-10 | The Wall Street Journal via AP
    LONDON—A British Airways computer expert was charged Thursday with plotting suicide bombings—including one he allegedly planned to carry out himself. Prosecutor Colin Gibbs alleged that Bangladesh-born Rajib Karim deliberately sought a job with the airline in order to further an unspecified terrorist conspiracy. Mr. Gibbs told the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court that the 30-year-old plotted with unidentified contacts in his home country, Pakistan, and Yemen over the past four years. He said that Mr. Karim shared information about his work, including British Airways' security measures. Mr. Gibbs also said that Mr. Karim had offered to join the airline's cabin...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Union Sets New Strike Vote Against British Airways [Do Unions create & protect jobs or destroy?]

    01/18/2010 2:07:48 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 4 replies · 262+ views
    WJLA ^ | 01/18/10 8:01 am | 7News
    LONDON - A union representing British Airways cabin crew said Monday it will hold a strike vote in a dispute over pay, job security and working conditions. The Unite union said it would continue to negotiate with the airline while the vote by 13,000 cabin crew goes ahead starting next week. Cabin crew represented by the Unite union had voted overwhelmingly in favor of striking in December, but the airline won a court order to prevent a walkout. "In notifying the company of this, I have reiterated that we want talks to continue, and that the union is prepared to...