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  • British Airways Opens Seat Availability Data As Part Of Developer Trial

    British Airways is to expand its New Distribution Capability data trial by giving IT developers access to the airline’s seating availability so they can chose seats when making bookings.

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  • British Airways ‘Shoes’ How To Kick Start Flights To Kuala Lumpur

    Award-winning film star Michelle Yeoh was on hand to watch world-famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo fit a pair of dazzling crystal high heels on British model Georgia May Jagger to help kick off the celebrations in Kuala Lumpur to mark the start of British Airways’ newest long-haul route.

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  • Fly Long-Haul With British Airways And Receive 4,000 Additional Avios

    For a limited period only, British Airways is offering customers booking long-haul flights an extra 4,000 Avios for each return flight they take – enough to buy a one-way off-peak reward flight* to Paris, or upgrade an existing flight**.

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  • Caribbean Campaign Takes Off

    British Airways has launched a new marketing campaign in partnership with the tourist boards for Barbados, Saint Kitts, Grenada, Turks & Caicos, Tobago, Saint Lucia, Dominican Republic and Bahamas, to promote its extensive Caribbean network.

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  • Steven Gerrard And Wife Alex Get An Early Taste Of The Sunshine Lifestyle With British Airways

    Steven and Alex Gerrard are about to make the biggest move of their life, as they swap Liverpool for Los Angeles this summer.

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  • Pilot Polly And Ollie’s Amazing Adventures Children’s Books By British Airways Captain Rob Johnson

    British Airways pilot, Captain Rob Johnson has written a series of children’s books about the ‘Amazing Adventures of Pilot Ollie’ and ‘Pilot Polly’.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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