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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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  • From A To Z With HBO

    They say time flies when you’re having fun, and British Airways customers will be able to test the theory from today (April 3) when a new HBO channel launches on long-haul British Airways flights.

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  • British Airways Brings Australia Nearer

    A couple from Pyrford in Surrey found themselves at the centre of a touching new British Airways marketing campaign this week, designed to reunite friends and relatives in Australia.

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  • British Airways Joins The Forty Club

    Turning forty has never been so glamorous, as seen by presenter Denise Van Outen who modelled a vintage Hardy Amies 1974 air hostess uniform, to mark British Airways fortieth anniversary this week.

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  • Flying History Brought Back To Life

    For the first time, British Airways has chronicled its rich history, in a new book ‘British Airways: An Illustrated History’ written by its Museum Archivist Paul Jarvis. It coincides with British Airways’ fortieth anniversary this month, following its merger with BOAC and BEA in April 1974.

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  • Michelle Mone launches British Airways’ biggest ever summer schedule

    British Airways is about to start its biggest ever summer schedule, launching new routes and offering more seats than ever before to summer holiday destinations from London’s Gatwick, Heathrow and City airports.

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  • Japan Airlines, British Airways and Finnair begin joint business on flights between Europe and Japan

    Japan Airlines and fellow oneworld alliance members British Airways and Finnair will start their planned joint business between Europe and Japan starting on April 1, 2014.

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  • British Airways Announces Outcome Of Major Agency Pitch

    British Airways has today announced its new marketing agency structure following a pitch of its major partners.

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  • High Kicks With Melanie C For Sport Relief

    Singer and performer Melanie C put her ‘sporty skills’ to practice by hosting a fun workout for British Airways engineers at Heathrow Airport yesterday (Tuesday 18 March). The exclusive event was held for Sport Relief, which the airline supports through its Flying Start partnership with Comic Relief.

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  • Sun, sea And Sport Relief

    It was recently voted one of the best places in the world to go cycling, and to coincide with Sport Relief this week (21-23 March), British Airways which supports the charity fundraiser, has partnered with chef and sports enthusiast Gordon Ramsay to produce a fitness guide to Los Angeles.

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  • Flash Gordon Mob Comes To Los Angeles

    Acclaimed chef and sports enthusiast Gordon Ramsay led a ‘Flash Gordon Mob’ in Los Angeles yesterday (March 13), to bring the spirit of Sport Relief to thousands of expats, with the help of British Airways.

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  • Berlin Boost By British Airways

    British Airways has boosted flights to Berlin for Winter 2014 by adding another direct service to the German capital.

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  • British Airways Means Business For Leisure Travellers

    British Airways has launched a new business class leisure fare that is up to 50 per cent lower than existing Club fares.

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  • Take Your Best Shot for Spor-Tee relief!

    British Airways has challenged its sponsored golfer Justin Rose to calculate how many shots it takes to complete a Sport Relief mile, and invites the public to see if they can do better. Rose, who took up the challenge during training in Orlando, completed the task in six shots.

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  • British Airways' Next Generation First Class To Arrive With Boeing 787-900 Dreamliners Next Year.

    When the first of British Airways’ new Boeing 787-900 Dreamliners arrive next year, they will be boasting one significant addition - the airline’s next generation First cabin.

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  • A Mighty Pull For Sport Relief

    On Friday March 7, football pundit Gary Lineker will be supporting teams from British Airways and Gatwick Airport, who have joined forces to take part in an aircraft pull for Sport Relief.

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  • British Airways Uncovers Fliers' Quirky Habits

    New Ipsos MORI research commissioned by British Airways has revealed the range of emotions fliers go through when they travel and the quirks that make them feel comfortable.

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  • Day Trip Treat With British Airways

    Roam about in Rome, venture round Vienna or people watch in Munich’s Marienplatz with British Airways’ new day tripper tickets from Heathrow.

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  • Jerry Hall Brings Rock 'n' Roll Style To The Launch Of British Airways' Flights To Austin

    The legendary Texan supermodel Jerry Hall, has teamed up with British Airways to add some rock’n’roll edge as the airline launches flights to Austin, the live music capital of the world.

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  • To Fly. To Serve...An Apprenticeship

    As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off with events around the country, British Airways is set to recruit a bumper crop of apprentices in 2014.

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  • Chennai Flying High

    British Airways has announced that Chennai is the latest route to benefit from its newly acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The new aircraft will begin flying to the Indian city from October 2014 and Chennai will also increase from six flights a week to a daily service from Heathrow.

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  • British Airways Named Consumer Superbrand Of The Year

    British Airways has been named the winning Consumer Superbrand of 2014, securing the top position against 1,500 other brands vying for the prestigious title. It’s the first time an airline or travel brand of any kind has topped the poll.

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  • Hollywood Star Stages Singapore A380 Debut

    Sex and the City star Kristin Davis brought some added sparkle and Hollywood glamour to British Airways as the airline announced its new superjumbo route to Singapore.

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  • In-Flight Retail Changes Are More Than Skin Deep

    British Airways will become the first airline in Europe to offer customers flying long-haul a selection of premium skin care products from Kiehl’s.

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  • British Airways' 20 Things To know With 20 Days To go

    1. Austin is British Airways’ 25th North American gateway and third in the state of Texas (Houston and Dallas being the other two).

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  • Love Is In The Fare

    Romantics can whisk their loved ones off to New York in style for an amazing £1414* Valentine’s Day Club World (business class) fare thanks to British Airways. A reduction of around £3,954 from the usual seven day notice fare of £5,368 means there’s plenty of savings to allow a visit to Tiffany’s for the that special ring, while in the Big Apple.

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  • More Winter Sun From Gatwick With Extra British Airways Flights

    Holiday-makers looking for winter sunshine will have more choice from next year when British Airways increases long-haul flights from Gatwick to warmer climes. The airline will increase services to top winter hotspots, with extra services to the Caribbean and Florida from October 26, 2014.

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  • New Role As Airline's European Boss

    British Airways’ corporate sales chief Luke Goggin has been appointed as the airline’s new area general manager for Europe and North Africa. Luke, who is currently head of corporate sales for the airline, will take up his new role in February following Gavin Halliday's move to become managing director of flying reward scheme, Avios.

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  • Finnair, Japan Airlines and British Airways begin selling joint fares between Europe and Japan

    Finnair and fellow oneworld alliance members Japan Airlines and British Airways are now selling joint fares between Europe and Japan, for travel after April 1, 2014. Customers will benefit from more flexible routing options and the ability to mix and match flights on all three carriers for the most convenient scheduling and best pricing.

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  • Premi-Airing On Board

    British Airways is bringing a celebration of film to customers at 35,000ft, to coincide with the EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 16 February. To ensure the tens of thousands of customers in February don’t miss out, the airline is showing a selection of nominated films on board and those returning from abroad will be able to enjoy an exclusive 25 minutes highlight show on board selected flights the next day.

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  • Sir Mick Jagger and Rufus Wainwright Kick off New Monthly Celebrity World Music Playlists for British Airways Flights

    Rock royalty, Sir Mick Jagger is leading a pack of celebrity musicians to create their favourite world music playlists for British Airways’ in-flight entertainment. Fliers will be treated to Jagger’s selection, including Salif Keita and Fela Kuti in March.

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  • British Airways’ Christmas 2013 Getaway

    Friday December 20, 2013 will see a peak of more than 115,000 customers getting away for the Christmas break across British Airways’ network. The busiest day for people returning home is Friday, January 3 when nearly 102,000 people will be flying with the airline.

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  • British Airways Spreads Its Wings In 2014

    British Airways is introducing more choice and benefits for customers as it extends the number of routes operated by its new aircraft and increases frequencies for summer 2014 (from March 30). British Airways now has three A380s and four 787s. Thanks to the arrival of the new aircraft into the fleet, the airline is able to confirm that the A380 will next begin services to Washington from September 1, 2014. The aircraft is already flying to Los Angeles and Hong Kong and will start services to Johannesburg in February 2014.

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  • Stars Attend British Airways’ ‘milestone in the sky’ event

    British Airways hosted a star-studded ‘Milestone in the Sky’ event at the Gherkin this evening (Thursday 5 December), hosted by presenter Davina McCall, to celebrate raising over £6 million for Comic Relief through its Flying Start partnership.

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  • British Airways to become first airline to provide non-stop transatlantic service from Austin, Texas

    NEW YORK, September 3, 2013 – British Airways today announced that it will launch a new service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and London Heathrow beginning early March 2014. This will be the first regular transatlantic flight for the city of Austin. British Airways will operate a Boeing 787 aircraft five days a week, increasing to daily flights later in the year. Seats and vacation packages are available for purchase at ba.com beginning today.

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  • British Airways Begins Customer Trials with Digital Bag Tags

    Customers traveling with British Airways between London and Seattle are now testing a personalized digital bag tag developed by the airline.

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  • British Airways Helps Travelers Design Their Ideal European Adventure With Launch Of “Yourope”

    New York, NY, November 12, 2013. – Leading into the holiday travel season, today British Airways launched “Yourope” a ‘choose your own adventure’ digital campaign that inspires travelers with new ideas for travel to popular European destinations, including Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Berlin.

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  • British Airways Provides Relief Flight To The Philippines

    Following the devastating damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, British Airways has offered aid agencies a relief aircraft to fly emergency aid and supplies to the Philippines. A Boeing 747 freighter with capacity for up to 120 tonnes of cargo is scheduled to fly out to the stricken country on Monday, November 18.

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  • Tech a break...

    Going abroad used to mean getting away from it all. Today advances in technology mean we can remain connected, even on holiday. In a study of 2,000 people by British Airways, the smartphone was voted the most essential item (32 per cent) to take on holiday – beating books, e-readers, music players and tablets. Thanks to the popularity of the ‘selfie’, camera apps are the second most used app on holiday (29 per cent), with over a quarter of women (27 per cent) using social media to share pictures and updates from their holiday with friends. Meanwhile, men are more likely to use map and news apps.

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  • Where to be seen in 2014...

    It’s the time of year we look forward to the most, and to help customers decide where to holiday next year, British Airways has compiled its top 14 for 2014. From Britney in Vegas to football in Brazil, and the hidden ski slopes of Moscow to the bliss of the Greek islands – there’s something for everyone. Claire Bentley, British Airways Holidays managing director, said: “Next year is all about vibrant destinations – it’s time to go big, or go home! All eyes will be on Brazil with the World Cup taking place; we’re even planning extra capacity to fly out supporters. There’s also eagerly anticipated new flights to Texas, and top European destinations just in time for summer. For the adventurous traveller there’s still plenty to discover in destinations such as Johannesburg and Chengdu. We’re also upping services to popular destinations including Orlando, Ibiza and Marrakech.”

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  • Buy before you fly…

    Just in time for Christmas, British Airways and Tourvest Duty Free have launched a ‘buy-before-you-fly’ service for long-haul customers, with the convenience of goods delivered direct to your seat when you fly on selected routes. Now, British Airways customers will be able to pre-order from an extended selection of competitively priced products, including top brands and travel exclusives, at highlifeshop.com This will be welcome news to a number of travelers (17 per cent) that accidentally leave presents at home – with the hard-done-by brother in law, the person we are most likely to forget. The new service has been launched ahead of Christmas, one of the busiest times for onboard shopping, with nearly a third (32 per cent) of customers revealing that they would consider buying their Christmas gifts on board flights.

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