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  • Better By Design For British Airways

    For the first time British Airways has chronicled its rich advertising history in a new book ‘Better by Design: Shaping the British Airways Brand’ written by its museum curator, Paul Jarvis.

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  • British Airways Gives Club Customers The Chance To Fly First For Free

    British Airways is offering Club World customers the chance to fly the high life with a free upgrade to First on selected flights booked between April 13 and June 26.

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  • High-flying Apprentices Reach For The Skies

    British Airways is launching the first UK aviation apprenticeship scheme that will allow young people to train and fly as cabin crew.

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  • PM Concedes Passenger Tax Damages Economy

    The Prime Minister has conceded that there will be “unfair tax competition” for North East airports if Scotland abolishes Air Passenger Duty. David Cameron stated that a lower APD rate in the North-East is a “positive suggestion” and that “we will do what’s necessary to make sure that England’s regional airports can succeed”.

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  • Spread Your Wings

    If you’re looking for more from your work experience placement than taking lunch orders and answering the telephone, British Airways is the place for you.

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  • School Holidays Create The Great Easter Escape

    The 2015 Easter getaway will start next week, with British Airways expecting to see almost 700,000 people travel around the world on its flights in the first five days.

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  • Engineering - a Job for the Girls

    Did you know that only six per cent of the engineering work force in the UK is female?

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  • Families Fly Away From The February Freeze

    More than one and a half million people are expected to travel with British Airways this February half-term as sunshine-starved Brits take a break from the February freeze.

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  • British Airways' Amenity Kits Bag A New Look

    British Airways’ business class amenity kits are set to get an over haul for long-haul customers.

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  • More Pre-Order Meals For Customers

    British Airways is extending the number of routes on which customers can pre-order their meals to 21. The service allows customers in First, Club World and World Traveller Plus the option to choose their meals before travel to guarantee their first choice of main course.

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  • Turn Left For Free With British Airways

    For a limited time lucky customers flying British Airways could enjoy the thrill of getting a free one-way upgrade to First.

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  • Poll Reveals Why Women Don't Apply To Fly

    Sixty-three per cent of women said they were put off a career as a professional airline pilot when they were growing up for reasons including a lack of visible role models and being told it was a man’s job, according to a British Airways poll*.

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  • Propel Your Career to Success - But Hurry!

    It is not your average graduate programme that offers the potential to deliver multi-million pound projects, analyse the viability of new routes, help maintain state-of-the-art aircraft and have the opportunity for global travel. But then again, British Airways is not your average company.

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  • Woss Up!

    Much loved TV presenter and film fanatic Jonathan Ross, has been named the new Film Critic for British Airways’ in-flight magazine High Life.

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  • 100,000 children given a taste of work through British Airways' Community Learning Centre

    Learning to demonstrate life jackets in French in a mocked-up aircraft cabin, role-playing as customer service representatives and even discovering the airline’s commitment to the environment in a rainforest: British Airways has today given its 100,000th young visitor an opportunity to learn about aviation and gain skills to get them started in the world of work.

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  • British Airways' Business Life Entertainment Gets Relaunch

    In December, a new look British Airways Business Life in-flight magazine will launch, followed in the new year by a new online content hub, social engagement programme and business destination video, produced by content marketing agency, Cedar.

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  • British Airways Raises £9 Million For Comic Relief and £111,255 For Ebola Appeal

    British Airways is thanking customers, who have donated an incredible £111,255 to the Ebola appeal through on board donations in just two weeks. This is the highest amount ever raised on flights for a one-off appeal.

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  • British Airways Launches Thank-You Campaign

    The two-way conversation that exemplifies great social media is being brought to life this Christmas with British Airways’ ‘thank-you’ campaign, featuring images sent in from its customers from their travels around the world.

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  • Biggest Christmas Getaway for British Airways

    British Airways’ biggest Christmas operation kicks off with • 2.7 million customers flying during the festive period • 267 flights flying around the network on Christmas Day • 817 pilots and 3,500 cabin crew looking after customers on December 25 • 37,000 dinners to be served on Christmas day • December 19 is busiest day with 129,000 customers flying • Top destinations: Dubai, Barbados, New York, Australia and Barcelona

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  • Updates And Upgrades For Executive Club Members

    British Airways is introducing digital Executive Club membership cards for customers with smartphones. The new feature launches in early December and is available to all Executive Club members with iOS and Android mobile devices, using the British Airways app.

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  • Volcanic Ash - Getting a Clearer Picture

    • ZEUS device developed by Met Office and NERC to improve understanding of volcanic ash distribution in the atmosphere • Device will be fitted to a British Airways 747 aircraft for a year to collect data from around the globe for in-depth analysis

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  • Fabulous High-flyer WLTM Those of a Curious Disposition

    Could you: • Source booties for sniffer dogs?* • Commission a sleeper suit for a horse with a skin condition? • Select the right brand of chocolates for an in-flight treat?

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  • A Flying Thanksgiving

    To mark Thanksgiving (November 27), British Airways is hosting celebrations on flights for thousands of customers visiting their loved ones for the holiday.

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  • British Airways A380

    British Airways has ordered 12 Airbus A380 aircraft, which will arrive by 2016. The first arrived in July 2013 and by the end of 2014, eight will have joined the airline’s fleet. Along with the Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the A380 forms the centrepiece of British Airways’ £5bn investment in products and services to benefit customers.

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  • Flying Home For Christmas?

    British Airways is hosting a course at Heathrow on November 29, 2014 to help nervous flyers hoping to see their loved ones abroad this Christmas. British Airways’ one-day Flying with Confidence course has helped more than 45,000 people over the past 25 years and the November courses traditionally see an increase in the number of people hoping to overcome their fears in time to visit family and friends at Christmas.

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  • British Airways 787 Dreamliner

    British Airways is excited to welcome the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet. The aircraft is the most technologically advanced aircraft to join the airline’s operation, designed to boost wellbeing and offer the best possible customer experience. By 2016, British Airways will operate 24 of the aircraft. The airline’s parent company IAG has announced plans to convert 18 existing Boeing 787 option into firm orders, to enter service between 2017 and 2023.

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  • Miami Twice

    There will be ‘More seats to South Beach’ as British Airways adds Miami to its Airbus A380 network next October with two daily flights to the Florida sunshine on board the superjumbo. The new A380 route to Miami is part of British Airways’ plans to enhance the usage of facilities in Terminal 3 and Terminal 5 by combining its operations in two terminals and moving out of Terminal 1.

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  • The Village Built On Christmas Cards

    Charity doesn’t have to start at home. In fact, this Christmas you could make a difference to over 100 destitute women and 500 abandoned children just by sending a Christmas card.

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  • I'm Dreaming Of A 'Flight' Christmas

    Give the gift of flight this Christmas with a British Airways full- motion flight simulator experience. To get into the festive spirit the airline is offering a special 10 per cent Christmas discount for gift vouchers booked between November 15 and December 15, 2014.

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  • B-A Child Again With KidZania

    Children and parents arriving at KidZania London at Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush) could be forgiven for thinking they’ve taken a wrong turn on the way and ended up at Heathrow Airport, as British Airways is confirmed as the airline Industry Partner for KidZania London, the UK’s first educational entertainment experience - due to open in Westfield London in 2015.

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  • Welcome To Your High-Flying Career

    Seventy-two high flying graduates have been welcomed to British Airways this week, ready to begin their journey to career success.

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  • Holiday Like The Stars With X-Factor And British Airways

    The X-Factor has teamed up with British Airways, as the official airline to fly its celebrity judges and contestants to Bermuda, Cancun, Los Angeles and Nice for the final auditions. For the first time, the ‘judges houses’ episodes will air over three nights on ITV this Friday (October 3) at 9pm, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm.

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  • New Routes Bring More Sunshine For British Airways Leisure Travellers

    British Airways has added another three new routes to its 2015 Gatwick schedule. Seville in Spain, Funchal in Madeira and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria will all be available to book from today, and the first flights will take to the skies from March 2015.

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  • British Airways Puts Kuala Lumpur Back On The Route Map

    British Airways is to resume direct flights from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in summer 2015.

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  • Brit Travels 18,479 Miles In Five Days For British Airways Gold Card

    British Airways rolled out the red carpet at Heathrow this week for a customer who had travelled a staggering 18,479 miles in just five days on 12 flights, in an effort to bag himself a British Airways gold card.

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  • California Dreaming With British Airways

    It’ll be California dreaming all the way with British Airways when the airline’s new A380 starts flying to San Francisco next summer.

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  • British Airways Gives Customers The Chance To Sample The High Life With Free Upgrades

    British Airways will be giving its Club World customers the chance to sample the high life with free upgrades to First on selected flights from September 4 to December 12, 2014.

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  • British Airways' 747s Get A Refresh

    Some of British Airways’ much-loved Boeing 747s are to receive a cabin refresh including a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system.

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  • British Airways long-haul service

    Customers can choose between four cabins on our long-haul aircraft, First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller.

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  • British Airways Facts

    British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the world's leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the UK.

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  • British Airways In Numbers

    Facts and figures about British Airways

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  • Bucket And Spade List - 12 To Do Before 12

    British Airways has compiled a dozen ‘holiday must do’s’ to achieve by twelve years old – from burying your sibling in the sand, to ordering a ‘croque-monsieur’ in France and jumping on the giant piano in New York!

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  • Terminal 5

    British Airways’ home at London Heathrow, Terminal 5, opened on March 27, 2008. It was designed by Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners and built at a cost of £4.3 billion and won a Royal Institute of British Architects award for architecture and design.

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  • Short-Haul

    Over the next 12 months British Airways short-haul aircraft are being given a new look.

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  • Partners And Alliances

    British Airways currently operates two joint businesses which enable the airline to give more choice to its customers. British Airways was a founding member of the oneworld alliance, which was launched in 1999 by American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas.

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  • Long-Haul

    British Airways is investing £5bn in new aircraft and services to improve the experience for customers in the air and on the ground.

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  • IAG

    The merger between British Airways and Iberia was completed on January 24, 2011, when the two airlines merged to form International Airlines Group.

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  • Destinations served by British Airways aircraft

    British Airways flies to more than 170 destinations in 70 countries.

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  • British Airways Executive Club

    The British Airways Executive Club was launched in 1985. The club has more than six million members worldwide and is free to join.

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  • British Airways Community Investment

    Charity work, education, work experience, conservation

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  • Parents Declare September The New January As The School Holidays End

    January always used to be seen as the most depressing month of the year, but in a new survey commissioned by British Airways Holidays, parents have officially named September the new January.

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  • Hold Flights For A Fiver With British Airways

    Anyone searching for the best airline deals will now be able to hold their British Airways flight for up to 72 hours for as little as £5 through ba.com.

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  • Hold Flights For A Fiver With British Airways

    Anyone searching for the best airline deals will now be able to hold their British Airways flight for up to 72 hours for as little as £5 through ba.com.

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  • British Airways Apprenticeships The Right Result For School Leavers

    As school leavers across the country are getting their exam results, British Airways is preparing for a rush of applications for its apprentice schemes.

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  • British Airways Flies Endangered Monkey 5,000 Miles To New UK Home

    British Airways has flown a vulnerable primate more than 5,000 miles from the Maldives to start a new life in the UK.

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  • Tourist Take-Aways

    Fridge magnets, novelty t-shirts and miniature statues were once the souvenirs to bring home from your travels. However in recent years a ‘taste for travel’ means that international foods are the top tourist take-aways, according to insight from British Airways.

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  • British Airways Takes Delivery Of Latest Boeing 777-300ER

    British Airways has taken delivery of its latest Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft flew into the airline’s home at Heathrow last night, before departing for Mumbai just hours later.

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  • British Airways Reveals Brits Are 'TV Travellers'

    When it comes to choosing holidays, British Airways has discovered that Britons really are swayed by what they see on TV.

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  • Paws And Relax

    British Airways has introduced a channel featuring fluffy footage of cats and dogs on its in-flight entertainment

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  • Top Of The Chops

    Our love of American food and all things barbeque is a trend that continues to grow and from next month British Airways customers will be able to enjoy a taste of the Deep South on board. The airline is launching its first specially created pulled pork sandwich on flights.

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  • Eats, Reads And Leaves

    A good read is one of the essential ingredients for a relaxing holiday, according to 80 per cent* of holidaymakers who always pack one for their travels. Despite this, around 600 books and 1,400 kindles are left on board British Airways flights every year.

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  • Play Do! Top Toys To Take On A Plane This Summer

    School’s out for most of the country this week and ahead of the great family getaway British Airways Holidays surveyed parents to understand their travel worries and discover the top toys to take on a plane.

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  • British Airways Has It Covered For Sky-Tech Sleep Experiment

    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.

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  • British Airways Has It Covered for Sky-Tech Sleep Experiment

    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.

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  • Going Slow At 600mph

    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’.

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  • Selling on Vueling

    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.

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  • View From Above

    Choosing from more than 180 different routes British Airways’ pilots have selected their top 10 views from the air.

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  • British Airways Launches New Look Interiors And Celebrates With A Million Seats For £39 To European Destinations

    British Airways has today unveiled newly-designed seats and cabin interiors for its short-haul aircraft flying across its European and domestic networks from Heathrow and Gatwick.

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  • British Airways Launches New Look Interiors And Celebrates With A Million Seats From £39 To European Destinations

    British Airways has today unveiled newly-designed seats and cabin interiors for its short-haul aircraft flying across its European and domestic networks from Heathrow and Gatwick.

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  • Chocks Away For Father's Day

    Give dad a once in a lifetime experience this Father’s Day flying a multi-million pound British Airways full- motion flight simulator.

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  • To Shoot. To Serve.

    Travellers flying with British Airways won’t have to miss a kick, serve or lap of sport this summer, as British Airways is showing special highlights of the football from Brazil, tennis Wimbledon championships and Formula 1 motor-racing events around the world, on hundreds of long-haul flights.

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  • British Airways Takes Centre Stage At The Isle Of Wight Festival

    British Airways is providing a stage for emerging talent at the Isle of Wight Festival this year. Ten brand new acts from around the UK and Europe will be given the opportunity to play to crowds of up to 55,000 from June 12 -14, 2014 on the #BAmusic Stage during the course of the event.

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  • UK Corporate Sales Team To Get Big Apple Boost

    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.

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  • A Very British Airline

    British Airways is to star in a new BBC Two observation documentary series which gives a unique behind the scenes look at the airline and its staff.

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  • Burger Off With British Airways!

    There’s few greater culinary delights than a juicy burger, and from next month British Airways customers will be able to enjoy the airline’s first specially created gourmet burger on flights.

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  • British Airways' Apprentices Prepare for Lift-off

    A team of nine British Airways’ apprentices, based at Heathrow, has been selected as a finalist of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014. This prestigious nationwide award recognises, among other attributes, achievement in team building and communication, both essential skills for those starting out in their careers. After three months of competition between more than 100 teams of apprentices from around the country, eight teams were selected as finalists for impressing the judges with their energy, enthusiasm and commitment.

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  • British Airways Launches Most Advanced App Yet

    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.

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  • Awards

    A comprehensive list of the many industry awards that British Airways has received since 2012.

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  • British Airways Launches Its Biggest Ever Summer Schedule At Gatwick

    More Mediterranean destinations than ever before will mark the start of British Airways’ biggest ever summer schedule at Gatwick next year when the airline starts five brand new routes to popular holiday hotspots in Greece, Turkey and Sardinia. Sun-seekers can fly to Cagliari in Sardinia, Crete and Rhodes in Greece and Bodrum and Dalaman in Turkey from the end of April next year. Over half a million seats will be available to customers throughout the Summer 2015 season, which will include services to Cagliari three times a week, to Crete four times a week, to Rhodes twice a week, to Bodrum twice a week and Dalaman four times a week.

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  • British Airways' Newest Double Decker and Minibus Arrive

    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. The aircraft are part of British Airways’ £5bn investment to improve customers’ experience in the air and on the ground.

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  • Go Clubbing With British Airways

    British Airways is offering customers the chance to ‘turn left for less’ with the launch of its luxury world sale this month.

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  • Kammy Cameo For Brazil Video

    TV presenter and sports commentator Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara is substituting football for a high-flying career in linguistics! The much-loved pundit is helping tens of thousands of British Airways customers travelling to Brazil this summer, by producing a guide to the local language.

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  • Yorkshire Company Wins Airline Order

    British Airways has called on the expertise of a North Yorkshire manufacturing company to provide an engineering solution for its new fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft.

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  • British Airways Offers Even More Flights To Newcastle

    British Airways has announced it will be increasing the number of flights to Newcastle from June 2, 2014.

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  • Autumn Leaves More Short-Haul Options For British Airways Customers

    British Airways has added extra flights from Heathrow to Vienna, Stockholm and Athens for the Autumn, over and above its existing Winter 2014 schedule.

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  • Richard Tams Appointed To a New Role At British Airways

    British Airways has announced the appointment of Richard Tams, currently head of UK&I sales and marketing, as executive vice president China and the Philippines for the airline.

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  • British Airways Begins Codeshare Arrangement With US Airways

    British Airways and US Airways are launching a codeshare arrangement which will allow British Airways customers access to nearly 40 destinations in North America and the Caribbean. In the reciprocal arrangement, US Airways customers will be able to fly with British Airways to more than 70 destinations throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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  • Douze points for Molly as BA backs the UK entry

    British Airways crew gave a great British send off to Molly Smitten-Downes as she gets set to fly the flag for the UK in Europe’s biggest singing contest. The UK airline wished her the best of British as she flew out to Copenhagen to perform her self-penned song, ‘Children of the Universe’.

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  • Stars Come Out For Rooftop Film club

    Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and director Dexter Fletcher were among guests at the launch of the Rooftop Film Club presented by British Airways in London last night (Wednesday 30 April).

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  • Coat Worn By Cumberbatch Raises £5,000 For British Airways' Flying Start Charity

    The Belstaff winter coat worn by Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover of British Airways’ April High Life magazine has been auctioned for a startling £5,010 – nearly three times its retail value. The money raised will go to Flying Start, the airline’s charity partnership with Comic Relief.

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  • British Airways Hits Historic High

    British Airways has powered up its newest flight simulator, taking the number used by the airline to train its pilots to 18 - the highest ever.

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  • Poppins Popcorn Produced For Pop Up Pictures

    To coincide with its pop up film event ‘Rooftop Film Club presented by British Airways’, Michelin star chef Simon Hulstone has partnered with the airline to create a unique ‘Chim Chimney’ popcorn, inspired by Mary Poppins.

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  • Cosying Up To Cumberbatch

    With April’s issue of British Airways’ High Life magazine featuring Benedict Cumberbatch selling for a startling £50 per copy on eBay, fans can now get even closer to the Sherlock star as the Belstaff coat he wore in the shoot is to be auctioned off to raise money for Flying Start, the airline’s charity partnership with Comic Relief.

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  • GreenSky project prepares to land in Thurrock

    Solena Fuels in partnership with British Airways has committed to building the world’s first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel. This comes just two weeks before the global aviation community joins forces to discuss ways to reduce the industry’s environmental impact at the 2014 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva.

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  • Benedict Cumber-Snatch - Fans Auction Off British Airways' High Life Magazine Featuring The Star

    This month British Airways managers have been left scratching their heads as they’ve seen a huge increase in the number of High Life magazines disappearing from their aircraft.

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  • British Airways Provide A Lift To Skiiers

    Hitting the slopes will be easier than ever this year with the start of new short-haul routes to top ski resorts from Gatwick.

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  • Handpicked Tee Perfection

    In the run up to The Masters tournament this week (April 10 – 13), Justin Rose has compiled his favourite golf clubs around the world for frequent fliers like himself. Rose, who is sponsored by British Airways, includes England, Scotland, USA, Spain, Australia and South Africa among his favourite destinations for the sport.

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  • Growing Old Pacefully

    To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, British Airways has undertaken research of 2,000 people aged 20-70+, to see if life beings at forty. The old adage that we’re living longer, travelling further and staying younger than ever before rings true according to the findings, which reveal that spontaneous travel increases with age.

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  • Catriona Joins The Air Waves

    Catriona Woodward has joined British Airways to head up its digital marketing innovation and social media team.

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  • 'My Flightpath' Brings Travel History To Life

    British Airways has launched a new fun online tool called ‘My Flightpath’ which provides customers with their own personal travelogue.

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