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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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  • Best of British talent attend ‘Gig on a Wing’ event to celebrate British Airways new A380 to Hong Kong

    Supermodel Georgia May Jagger, fashion designer Alice Temperley MBE, and singer Leona Lewis came together last night (24 October), to fly the flag for Britain, at the ‘Gig on a Wing’ event to celebrate British Airways’ new A380 superjumbo operating to Hong Kong.

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  • British Airways’ Winter 2013 Schedule Includes New Service to Gran Canaria and Frequency Increases To Hot-spot Destinations

    British Airways’ winter 2013 schedule starts this weekend (October 26), with a new winter sun route and increased frequencies to a selection of destinations. The airline will launch weekly flights from Heathrow to Gran Canaria from October 26.

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  • British Airways' Winter 2013 Schedule Includes New Service to Gran Canaria and Frequency Increases To Hot-spot Destinations

    British Airways’ winter 2013 schedule starts this weekend (October 26), with a new winter sun route and increased frequencies to a selection of destinations. The airline will launch weekly flights from Heathrow to Gran Canaria from October 26.

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  • Dreams come true with Dreamflight

    Sir Cliff Richard was at Heathrow airport this morning (Sunday 20 October) to wave off 192 children on a British Airways ‘Dreamflight’ bound for Florida. Dreamflight is a charity that offers seriously sick or ill children the holiday of a lifetime, to Disney World and Florida. This is the 27th anniversary of the trip, which has been supported by British Airways from the beginning and has helped over 5,000 children in that time.

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  • Customer Trials Begin On The Digital Bag Tag

    Customers travelling with British Airways through Terminal 5 have begun to test the personalised digital bag tag being developed by the airline. Employees from Microsoft have been chosen to take part in the month-long trial, using a specially adapted version of the British Airways app, to provide essential feedback that will help shape the final product.

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  • British Airways Launches Short-haul Advertising Campaign

    This week British Airways launches an advertising campaign aimed at four main customer groups considering taking a short-haul break this winter. The campaign focuses on giving customers smarter fare options to Europe and carries the airline’s short-haul strapline: To Fly. To Serve. To Europe. The first advert highlights the airline’s hand-baggage only fares with prices starting from £39 one-way, with the heading: ‘Pay less. Pack less. Wait less.’ The fares were launched on short-haul Gatwick fares earlier this year and in recent weeks they have been rolled out across the short-haul network from Heathrow and London City.

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  • Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism approves Finnair’s inclusion in the joint business between Japan Airlines and British Airways

    Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has today granted anti-trust immunity to a joint business between Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways. This paves the way for Finnair to join the existing joint business between Japan Airlines and British Airways. The agreement will allow all three airlines to cooperate commercially on flights between Europe and Japan.

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  • British Airways Launches Flights to Oporto, Mykonos and Santorini

    British Airways is set to launch flights from Heathrow to Oporto in Portugal and Mykonos and Santorini in Greece in summer 2014. Flights to Oporto will start from March 30, to Mykonos from May 3 and to Santorini from May 4. All three destinations will receive two flights a week from London.

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  • British Airways To Launch New Daily Direct Flights To Malta From March 2014

    Sunseekers flying from Gatwick will have the option of a new summer holiday destination to Malta, with the start of a new direct flight with British Airways to the country’s Luqa International Airport. The daily service starts from March 30, 2014 in advance of the peak summer holiday season. Hand-baggage only tickets in Euro Traveller (economy) will start from just £55 one-way, including all taxes and charges. Seats in Euro Traveller for customers who chose to take a bag including all taxes and charges start at £67 one-way and in Club Europe (business) one-way fares start at £274.

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  • A Sad Day for Heathrow’s Customers

    With today’s final price proposal for Heathrow, the Civil Aviation Authority has left the airport’s customers with the burden of forking out almost an extra £1bn over the next five years, IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said today. He said the CAA had neglected its new primary statutory duty to further the interests of passengers by endorsing a settlement that allows the UK’s monopoly hub to ignore its inefficiencies and over-reward investors by imposing excessive charges on users.

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  • Heathrow’s Passengers Set to Lose out in Double Whammy of Price Hikes and Spending Cuts

    · Airport charges set to increase under Heathrow’s new pricing structure · Investment in airport facilities to decrease · Heathrow’s investors in line to reap the rewards · British Airways calls on the CAA to safeguard customers’ interests and increase the airport’s efficiency The owner of Heathrow Airport is gearing up to hit passengers with a double whammy of price increases coupled with a cut in spending on facilities.

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  • Rolling out the red carpet for the superjumbo

    The British Airways A380 will take to the skies for its first long haul flight tomorrow (Tuesday 24 September) on the BA269 to Los Angeles at 4.15pm. It will be the first and only A380 aircraft to operate between London and Los Angeles. To mark the launch of the new service, passengers in Terminal 5 had to double take, as George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig look-a-likes checked in early for the flight.

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  • Thandie Newton models for British Airways’ first A380 to Los Angeles

    Hollywood actress, Thandie Newton (pictured) has begun the countdown to British Airways’ A380 taking off on its Red Carpet route. The A380 superjumbo will leave Heathrow on its maiden long-haul flight on September 24, bound for the bright lights of Los Angeles.

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  • Partners and Parents top the polls for home welcomers

    When the holiday is over, one of the few comforts of returning home is the familiar face to greet you at the airport. In a poll of 2,000 people, British Airways found that nearly half of us (48 per cent) prefer to be greeted by our partner upon arriving home, followed by our mums (18 per cent), best friend (seven per cent) and finally… our dads (six per cent). However, being a nation of pet lovers, it’s no surprise that two per cent of those surveyed would like to be greeted by their beloved dog or cat at the airport! The research also highlighted the gap between mums and dads when it came to their children leaving the nest.

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  • Qatar Airways to join oneworld on October 30, 2013

    Monday, 9 September 2013: Qatar Airways will become a full member of oneworld®with effect from Wednesday 30 October 2013, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. One of just seven carriers worldwide rated five-star by the Skytrax airline quality agency and the organisation’s Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012 and runner-up 2013, Qatar Airways is the only one of the “Gulf Big Three” carriers slated to join any of the global airline alliances.

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  • It takes 96 people. To Fly. To Serve

    Air travel – it’s a simple as book, pack, fly. Or is it? Behind the scenes, there’s a whole army of people that come together to get each customer in the air. In fact, 96 people – as research from British Airways reveals. To coincide with its latest ‘To Fly. To Serve’ campaign, British Airways has calculated the essential people involved in the customer journey in order to fly. It includes 96 different roles, across 18 different departments, using over 11 external suppliers in the process. The figures rise to 107 roles for premium customers – which can include the additional benefits of fast track boarding, lounge access and personal meet and greets.

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  • To Fly. To Serve. Today. Tomorrow.

    British Airways’ latest ‘To Fly. To Serve’ advertising campaign, will be unveiled during the ‘England versus Moldova’ World Cup qualifier on ITV, Friday 6 September. The TV advert follows a customer journey using a ‘micro to macro’ style of filming, the footage shows close up shots of the intimate details of flying, panning to wide shots of the aircraft in motion. It draws contrasts between them both, showing the care and thought that goes into every part of their journey. The end frame poignantly shows the British Airways logo being stitched into fabric, with the voiceover commenting ‘To Fly. To Serve. Today. Tomorrow.’

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  • British Airways Shows Austin Prowess

    British Airways is to be the only airline to offer direct flights from London to Austin in Texas from 2014. Starting in early March 2014 with five flights a week before moving to daily flights on May 5, the airline’s brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its three-cabin layout, will serve the route to the Texan capital. Austin is now featuring in the British Airways sale, which runs until September 24, with prices starting from £3,609 in Club World (business class), £891 return in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and £511 return in World Traveller (economy).

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  • British Airways helps school leavers soar

    As hundreds of thousands of students receive their GCSE results, British Airways is offering more opportunities for school leavers than ever before. The airline has recruited almost 200 apprentices in the past year, with similar numbers planned for 2014 and beyond. Since British Airways reintroduced its Heathrow Engineering apprenticeship schemes in 2010, almost 350 apprentices have been recruited.

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  • Lisa Snowdon Tests British Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner Before It Heads To Toronto

    With just a week to go until British Airways’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner heads on its inaugural long-haul flight to Toronto, DJ and model Lisa Snowdon (pictured) has been testing out the comfort on board the new aircraft. The 787 will leave Heathrow on its maiden long-haul flight, the BA093 on September 1.

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  • British Airways Discovers Europeans Don’t Know Where They’re Holidaying

    Millions of British holidaymakers are booking trips abroad but can’t pinpoint their destination on the world map, according to new research. A study of 2,000 people who travelled abroad last year shows that 53 per cent of those who went to Cyprus have no idea where it is in reality – confusing it with mainland Greece.

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  • Disney’s Planes inspires a generation of pilots

    Watching Disney’s new animation ‘Planes’, in cinemas now, is sure to inspire cinema-goers to take to the air, but it seems many youngsters already find flying inspirational. Findings from British Airways found that working for an airline is still one of the dream jobs for children when they grow up.

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  • Rugby Heavyweights Launch A380 Superjumbo To Johannesburg

    Rugby giants Chris Robshaw, Bryan Habana and Jean De Villiers have undertaken one of the biggest challenges of their careers – taking on the might of British Airways’ largest aircraft, the Airbus A380.

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  • Stars Pop in to Pop Up Picturehouse

    British Airways Silent Picturehouse, a pop-up film event in London, opened its doors this evening (Monday 22 July), with the red carpet attended by a roll call of stars from the big and small screen, including; James Corden, Louis Smith, Laura Whitmore, Craig Roberts, Greg James, Kara Tointon, Alex Zane, Richard Bacon, Emma Willis and host Edith Bowman.

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  • Pop-Up Popcorn, coming to a Picturehouse near you...

    Bringing the big screen to the small bucket, British Airways has produced five exclusive ‘film-flavoured’ popcorn creations for its pop up film event – Silent Picturehouse. They include ‘Shaken not Stirred’ Martini popcorn, as well as ‘Suncream’ and ‘Shark bite’ flavours, available at the event. Silent Picturehouse is a pop-up cinema, showing travel inspired movies by night and Disney films for kids by day, using Sennheiser headsets to bring the in-flight experience to life. It takes place in London next week (22-26 July). The last available tickets can be purchased at ba.com/silentpicturehouse from £7.50.

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  • British Airways’ First A380 Arrives at Heathrow Home

    Super-jumbo aviation arrives in the UK today with the delivery to Heathrow of British Airways’ first A380. The airline is the first UK carrier to take delivery of the double-decker, which is the world’s largest commercial jet. British Airways is also the first airline in Europe to operate both the A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first two of which landed at Heathrow last week.

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  • Finnair Seeks Approval To Join Current British Airways And JAL Joint Business Agreement On Flights Between Japan And Europe

    TOKYO JULY 1, 2013: The first step has been taken to enable Finnair to join British Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) in their successful joint business on flights between Europe and Japan. The three airlines intend to cooperate commercially by sharing revenue and by coordinating flight schedules and fares in order to offer greater benefits to customers travelling between Europe and Japan. The new joint business arrangement is subject to regulatory approvals.

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  • British Airways’ First 787s Open For Sale With Celebratory Fares

    Star of stage and screen, Kim Cattrall, who was born in England, grew up in Canada and lives in the US, today began the countdown for customers to book flights on British Airways’ first Boeing 787, which arrived at its new Heathrow home today.

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  • British Airways supports Disney’s summer animated release “Planes”

    British Airways has teamed up with Disney UK to support its summer-animated movie “Planes” which is due to hit UK cinemas on August 16, 2013. The promotional campaign starts July 14 and will build even more excitement for the highly anticipated release, which is set to entertain families this summer.

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  • British Airways Lightens The Load With Hi-Tech Bag Tag

    Next month British Airways is to trial a new electronic bag tag that could do away with the need to have a new paper tag every time you fly. Once checked in, customers just need to hold their smartphone over the electronic tag, which automatically updates with a unique barcode containing their flight details and an easy-to-see view of their bag’s destination.

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  • Change Rings In For Phone Users Landing With British Airways

    British Airways will be the first airline in Europe to allow its customers to switch on their mobile phones and other handheld electronic devices after landing. Previously, customers have been forced to wait until their aircraft has come to a complete stop and the doors were opened before they could use their iPads, Kindles, eReaders and mobile phones.

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  • Top 100 Films that Inspire Travel

    British Airways has compiled its ‘Top 100 Films that Inspire Travel’, to mark the launch of its pop up film event – Silent Picturehouse. It includes titles nominated by stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Professor Brian Cox and Colin Firth.

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  • An ‘Ace’ Time for a Golf Break

    British Airways has seen a boost in bookings to golf destination over the past few days, attributing it to the success of its sponsored athlete Justin Rose winning the US Open – the first Englishman to do so in 43 years. Described as the ‘Rose Afterglow’, the airline has seen an increase in popularity to its European golf destinations, namely Alicante and Tenerife.

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  • ‘Innovation Lab in the Sky;’ Top Innovators Deliver Solutions to Tech Talent Challenges While On Board Transatlantic British Airways Flight

    LONDON – June 13, 2013 – British Airways announced that its inaugural “UnGrounded Innovation Lab in the Sky” landed in London today, bringing an all-star line-up of innovators together from leading companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, LeanIn.org and IDEO. The flight also featured venture firms like Innovation Endeavors and Andreessen Horowitz, as well as organizations such as Clinton Global Initiative to participate in the world’s first innovation workshop held at 30,000 feet.

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  • British Airways athlete Justin Rose takes US Open

    British Airways is delighted to congratulate its sponsored athlete Justin Rose, on winning the US Open today (Monday 17 June, GMT) – the first English player to do so in 43 years.

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  • Hulstone Serves Up Sweet Treats for Silent Picturehouse

    British Airways is once again partnering with Michelin star chef Simon Hulstone, to produce the menu for its Silent Picturehouse event – a pop-up cinema in London between 22-26 July.

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  • Countdown To New Aircraft Begins

    British Airways is poised to become the first airline in Europe to introduce both the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 into its fleet. The airline will take delivery into the UK of its first two 787s on consecutive days, June 26 and 27, followed by its first A380 on July 4. They will arrive around mid-morning.

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  • Thai-up with Bangkok Airways

    From 11 June, British Airways’ customers will be able to fly to the popular Thai holiday hotspots of Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai thanks to a new agreement between the airline and Bangkok Airways.

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  • Silent Picturehouse – The Sequel!

    British Airways is bringing back ‘Silent Picturehouse’ – a unique cinematic experience showing five travel inspired films on big screens in the evening, and children’s movies by day. In an innovative twist, viewers tune in from personal headsets, replicating the in-flight experience.

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  • British Airways Statement In Response To AAIB Special Bulletin

    Keith Williams, British Airways chief executive, said: ”We welcome the publication of the AAIB interim report. We continue to cooperate fully with the investigation team and can confirm that appropriate initial action has already been taken in accordance with the AAIB’s safety recommendation to Airbus.

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  • Industry Pioneers To Join British Airways Aboard ‘Ungrounded’ Innovation Lab Held At 30,000 Feet

    NEW YORK, May 22, 2013—British Airways today revealed a selection of industry leaders and change agents set to take part in UnGrounded, the company’s inaugural Innovation Lab in the Sky. The group will work on global challenges at 30,000 feet, aboard a private British Airways flight from San Francisco to London on June 12, 2013. Confirmed participants include California Lieutenant Governor and entrepreneur Gavin Newsom, Gina Bianchini CEO of Mightybell, and Craig Newmark founder, craigslist and craigconnects.

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  • British Airways’ European Summer Sale

    New York, May 8 – - British Airways has launched a business class ticket sale to give people the chance to travel in style to the UK and beyond. Roundtrip Club World business class fares begin at $2699 from New York (JFK or Newark) to London Heathrow. Fares include all taxes, fees and charges. Comparable fares are available from all 20 British Airways’ gateways to London, as well as on British Airways codeshare services operated by American Airlines, Iberia and OpenSkies.

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  • British Airways Statement In Response To The CAA’s Q6 Price Proposals

    In response to the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) initial price proposals for London airports, Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, British Airways’ parent company,

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  • It’s A Jumbo Job At British Airways

    Ever wondered what it takes to get a jumbo jet off the ground? British Airways has created a picture of the iconic aircraft, using a jumbo number of items from the aircraft to show the scale of its operation.

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  • British Airways signs Justin Rose

    British Airways has signed an exclusive three-year partnership with world number three golfer, Britain’s Justin Rose, to become his Official Global Airline Partner.

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  • Is 52C Where You Want To Be? Aisle or Window? British Airways Unveils Latest Trends

    IS 52C WHERE YOU WANT TO BE? AISLE OR WINDOW? BRITISH AIRWAYS UNVEILS LATEST TRENDS New research from British Airways has uncovered some distinct patterns when it comes to where people prefer to sit on a plane.

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  • British Airways to Extend New “Hand Baggage Only” Fares at Gatwick

    British Airways is to extend its range of “hand baggage only” fares to all of its 32 short-haul routes at Gatwick Airport. The new type of fare, which launched last month, is already proving popular with customers on the initial five destinations from Gatwick – Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Jersey, Tunis and Turin.

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  • British Airways flies into the Guinness World Records Book ™

    British Airways has today (March 10) set two Guinness World Record titles including the ‘Highest Harlem Shake’ and ‘Highest Concert’ in the sky, with Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde performing their hits on a red-nosed Boeing 767 aircraft at 43,000ft for Comic Relief.

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  • British Airways Announces Los Angeles To London As First A380 Route

    Mar. 5, New York – - British Airways’ first Airbus A380 will fly from Los Angeles to London Heathrow, with tickets going on sale today. Los Angeles will be the inaugural destination for the first A380 to be operated by a UK airline. The double-decker superjumbo is due to be delivered to British Airways in July and seats are now on sale for flights from Oct. 15, 2013.

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  • Red Carpet Route Gets First British Airways A380 – Tickets Now On Sale

    British Airways’ first Airbus A380 will fly on the “Red Carpet Route” to Los Angeles, with tickets going on sale today (March 5, 2013). The home of Hollywood will be the inaugural destination for the first A380 to be operated by a UK airline. The double-decker superjumbo is due to be delivered to British Airways in July and seats are now on sale for flights from October 15, 2013.

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  • BRITISH AIRWAYS OFFERS FREE HOTEL ROOMS IN BRITAIN

    British Airways and VisitBritain have sent out their “Big British Invite” today, offering deals and experiences in the UK, including two nights free accommodation in select UK hotels.

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  • Monte Carlo, Rome, London, next stop: home!

    Passengers jetting off on their half-term holidays were treated to an eye-opening surprise when a barrage of zoo animals attempted to blend in whilst checking-in to board a British Airways flight.

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  • Flying back in time for Red Nose Day

    British Airways is taking a step back in time by hosting the ‘Highest 80s Gig in the Sky’ on Sunday 10 March for Red Nose Day – with Bananarama, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Kim Wilde and Go West performing.

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  • British Airways

    British Airways is one of the world’s leading airlines and is part of International Airlines Group. It is based at London Heathrow and is the airport’s major operator with approximately 50 per cent of flights to and from the airport.

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  • Scrapping Flight Tax Could Pay For Itself And Create 60,000 Jobs, Says Pioneer Study

    A study commissioned by the UK’s four major airlines on the economic impact of Air Passenger Duty shows that its abolition could bring a lasting boost to the UK economy, generating a net tax gain for the Treasury and creating almost 60,000 new jobs.

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  • Malaysia Airlines Joins oneworld

    · World’s premier airline alliance adds another leading award-winning Asian carrier · oneworld network expanded in one of world’s fastest growing regional economies · Malaysia Airlines aircraft unveiled in oneworld livery as part of marketing drive

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  • Flying High

    British Airways has been given two prestigious awards in January, after being recognised for its responsible business ethic. The airline received the Business Travel Award 2013 for Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme and has been recognised for its leadership role in addressing its impact on deforestation by the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project.

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  • Celebrities Boost Beach Breaks

    British Airways has seen a boost in bookings to celebrity-favourite destinations in its January sale, thanks to stars uploading pictures of their holidays to popular social media sites over the Christmas and New Year period.

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  • Terminal 5

    British Airways’ exclusive home at London Heathrow, Terminal 5, opened on March 27, 2008. The overall customer experience: Terminal 5 was created with the basic premise of making air travel easy through one of the world’s busiest airport hubs – London Heathrow.

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  • Terminal 5 – Lounges

    Terminal 5 has allowed British Airways to radically overhaul the airline’s airport lounges. There are six lounges within the terminal: The Concorde Room, The First class lounge, three Club Lounges and an Arrivals Lounge.

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  • First

    British Airways’ 90-year heritage in bringing glamour to the skies reached a new milestone in February 2010 with launch of the new ‘First’ product.

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  • Club World

    British Airways’ Club World cabin combines elements from the home and business to create a sleek, yet comfortable environment.

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  • World Traveller Plus

    World Traveller Plus is British Airways’ premier economy product. The airline was the first global commercial carrier to introduce a fourth class of travel back in 2000.

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  • World Traveller

    When customer fly in British Airways’ World Traveller, they can relax in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of, allowing them to simply sit back and enjoy what’s on offer.

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  • Entertainment Onboard

    British Airways’ inflight entertainment system offers customers audio and video programmes on demand.

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  • Sources Of Information

    If you are carrying out research on British Airways then you can find a wealth of information on our main website ba.com . For information linked to our financial performance, including annual reports and traffic statistics please go to www.iagshares.com

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  • Charity Jail Break / Hitchhike

    We get a large number of requests for free or discounted flights as part of attempts to raise money for charity. Unfortunately it is not possible to assist in these events due to the sheer volume of requests.

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  • Other Aviation sources

    Other Aviation Information Sources Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) The CAA is the UK’s specialist aviation regulator and its responsibilities include: · Air Safety · Economic regulation · Airspace regulation · Consumer protection · Environmental research and consultancy

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  • High Flying Wine Cellar

    British Airways takes the 500,000 cases of wine it serves on board in a year very seriously. The in-house team work with Master of Wine, TV host and international author, Jancis Robinson in selecting the best wines for the sky.

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  • Awards 2012

    January Globe Travel Awards (as voted by readers of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday): Gained first place in the ‘Favourite Airline’ category

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  • British Airways adds flights from Toronto

    Toronto, Dec. 27 – - British Airways announced it will be increasing its flights between Toronto and London Heathrow, from March 31, 2013. Additional flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays make the total frequency on the route 17 per week.The new frequencies will be served on a B767-300, offering Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy and World Traveller, the airline’s economy class.

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  • British Airways’ Christmas Getaway

    Tomorrow (December 21, 2012) is British Airways’ busiest day of the festive period as nearly 111,000 travellers get away for the Christmas break across the airline’s network. Christmas Day will see nearly 31,000 people travel with British Airways. At 00:01 on Christmas morning there will be 58 planes in the air which will travel over half a million miles between them. The day will also see 845 pilots and 2,473 cabin crew working or overseas.

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  • Nothing Grad-ual About British Airways’ Scheme

    It is not your average graduate programme that offers the potential to deliver a multi-million pound project, aid the integration of state-of-the-art aircraft, manage an overseas operation and travel the world as a member of cabin crew. But then again, British Airways is not your average company.

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  • British Airways Launches New Flight To China

    British Airways today (December 19) announced a new route to Chengdu in China, just weeks after starting services to Seoul in South Korea. To celebrate the launch, and reflecting the Chinese belief that eight is an auspicious number, flights to Chengdu are available from just £508 if booked between today and January 6, 2013.

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  • 2.6 Million Choose London For The Festive Season

    With the holiday season upon us, more than 2.6 million people have already booked to travel with British Airways to London over the festive and New Year period.

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  • British Airways’ Pilots Switch To iPads

    British Airways is equipping its 3,600 pilots with iPads to further improve customer service and operational efficiency levels. he move, which follows the airline’s rollout of iPads across its cabin crew and ground operations teams, is part of the company’s £5bn investment

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  • BRITISH AIRWAYS LAUNCHES HOLIDAY SAVINGS

    British Airways has launched a calendar of great holiday offers on its website, www.ba.com/happyholidays in the countdown to the holiday season. The first offer, launched today, is three nights for the price of two at selected hotels throughout Europe, including the Plaza Tour Eiffel in Paris

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  • Hot to Globe Trot for 2013…

    From the far-flung to the unsung, British Airways has compiled its top 13 destinations to visit in 2013. If 2012 was about East London, then 2013 is about the Far East – as holidaymakers seek the natural unspoilt beauty, charm and good-value that Asia has to offer.

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  • GreenSky London Biofuel Plant Preparing for Lift-off

    British Airways and Solena are gaining momentum in their goal of producing sustainable jet fuel with technology partners for their GreenSky London initiative now in place and British Airways confirming its financial commitment. GreenSky London is a flagship project that will see the construction

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  • Stocking up, up and away for Christmas

    As thousands prepare to go abroad for Christmas, with an estimated 30,000 people flying with British Airways on Christmas Day alone, the airline is stocking extra gifts for its busiest shopping month on board. This includes the launch of an exclusive charity donation card, created by Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin.

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  • The Opening Gambit

    Heathrow Terminal 5 features in the new Coen brothers film Gambit, released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland this Wednesday – 21 November. Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth and Alan Rickman are cast in the comedy caper,

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  • Traditional beats technology, for Christmas Cards

    These may be modern times, but research from British Airways shows that we’re old fashioned at heart. Over 66 per cent of us would prefer a traditional, comedy or charity Christmas card, compared to just one per cent who would like an e-card.

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  • British Airways Launches Great Fares Today

    Great fares to London and other exciting cities NEW YORK, Nov. 14 – - British Airways today launched discounted World Traveller economy fares to London and other European cities, including Paris, Rome, Zurich and Tel Aviv.

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  • The Fan-tash-tic Flying Machine

    There’s the pencil, the handlebar, the horseshoe and the trucker – these are not different types of aircraft, but various styles of moustaches that British Airways considered, before settling on the connoisseur, to decorate its Airbus A319 aircraft to support the Movember campaign!

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  • Tracey Emin’s Olympic inspired prints for high fliers

    Turner prize nominated artist Tracey Emin has created an exclusive collection of monoprints inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, exclusively for British Airways customers to enjoy in its Galleries lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5.

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  • Surprise Getaways May Backfire According To Research

    Men beware, springing a surprise getaway for a partner might backfire, it emerged yesterday. A study of 2,000 of the nation’s women found that planning makes perfect when it comes to couples jet-setting away for a few days with six in ten hating surprises.

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  • Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

    Qatar Airways is to join oneworld®, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced today (October 8, 2012) at a press conference in New York

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  • British Airways and Japan Airlines Announce Start of Joint Business

    British Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) will begin a joint business agreement with the two airlines sharing revenue on applicable flights between Europe and Japan. The joint business, which starts on October 1, 2012, will benefit customers by providing better links between Europe and Japan

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  • Canada can-do with British Airways/WestJet tie-up

    The wide-open spaces of Canada are becoming more accessible to British Airways customers with the start of a new code-share agreement with WestJet. British Airways has direct flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Tickets for onward services on WestJet

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  • Strictly Wheels cha cha cha, all the way to check-in

    Customers checking in for British Airways flights at Manchester airport this morning (Wednesday 29th August) found themselves in the middle of a dancefloor, as Strictly Wheels performed sambas, rumbas and cha-cha chas in the departure hall.

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  • Fly With Confidence This Summer

    British Airways is launching a brand new instructional video for nervous flyers on its in-flight entertainment system from September 1.

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  • Shelly Woods Lights Up Heathrow

    During the build up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, British Airways is welcoming international Paralympic athletes arriving into Heathrow with a series of giant images projected on to the airline’s engineering hangars.

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  • Las Vegas takes gold as holiday destination for athletes

    It seems that British athletes will be going from the podium to the party, as Las Vegas is the number one destination for athletes following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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  • New Sri Lanka Flights From Gatwick

    British Airways is launching a new route to Sri Lanka from Gatwick next year.

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  • Marry Mound has a nice ring to it…

    The eastern lawn of Park Live presented by British Airways has been dubbed ‘Marry Mound’ following a number of engagement proposals during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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  • BACK TO THE FUTURE FOR A 1948 OLYMPIAN

    Mr Wu, an athlete who competed in the 1948 London Games for China, has been flown in to London for the Olympic Games by British Airways.

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  • Thousands enjoy Park Live presented by British Airways

    Tens of thousands of fans have been visiting Park Live presented by British Airways every day during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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  • The Latest Luggage Must Have…A Travel Tuck Box!

    British Airways has created a commemorative travel tuck box for a number of Team GB athletes in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will be loaded with energy-boosting goodies including dried fruit and nutrition bars, and given to the British Swimming team at when they arrive into London City Airport for the Games on July 24.

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  • All the people, so many people, test out Park Live

    It is set to become the ‘Henman Hill’ of the Games, and yesterday (24 July) ‘Park Live Presented by British Airways’ was tried and tested by hundreds of the airline’s staff and volunteers.

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  • BRITISH AIRWAYS OFFERS FREE HOTEL ROOMS IN LONDON

    Free two night stay when purchasing flights this summer NEW YORK, Jul. 11 – - British Airways today launched a ‘London for Free’ sale, offering two nights free accommodation in select London hotels this summer. The ‘London for Free’ offer is available when customers purchase a roundtrip airfare between the US and the UK. The offer is valid through Thursday midnight (EST), Jul. 25, 2012. The free hotel stay is valid for travel from Jul. 27, 2012, through Sep. 30, 2012.

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  • Sky High Film Club

    British Airways is showing a selection of the best sports films as voted by Team GB and ParalympicsGB, for customers flying during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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  • One Direction’s High Flying Dinner Date

    One of the world’s biggest bands One Direction will host the ultimate high-flying dinner date on a British Airways jet over London on July 21.

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  • Bmi Purchase Boosts British Airways Domestic Services From Winter 2012

    British Airways’ winter 2012 schedule is unveiled today. Highlights include: · Great news for the UK regions as British Airways increases number of seats to Scotland by 32 per cent (versus its winter 2011 schedule) and begins flying between London City and Aberdeen, Heathrow and Leeds Bradford, and Heathrow and Belfast

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  • British Airways Launches $2012 Business Class Fare to London

    Club World all-inclusive fares on flights from select British Airways US and Canada gateways

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  • Jessica Ennis welcomes the world to London

    From June 14, millions of passengers flying into Heathrow will be able to see a giant painting on the flight path featuring British World Champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis alongside the words “Welcome to our turf”’.

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  • SriLankan Airlines To Join oneworld Alliance

    SriLankan Airlines is to join oneworld®, adding one of Asia’s fastest growing airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance.

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  • Brits will change their holiday plans to give Team GB and ParalympicsGB a home advantage

    A study from British Airways reveals that Brits are going to enormous lengths to give Team GB and ParalympicsGB a home advantage this summer, even if it means cancelling their holiday plans or personal engagements.

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  • Jubilee Jumbo to take flight

    One of British Airways’ fleet of 747s is now featuring a very special emblem to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The celebratory aircraft will be flying its message of congratulations around the world.

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  • There’s no place like home…

    British Airways is giving away hundreds of free flights and tickets for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to friends and families of UK athletes and Brits living overseas – to encourage them to fly back to strengthen home advantage during the Games.

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  • New High Rolling Route From Gatwick

    British Airways is launching another new high rolling route from Gatwick with the start of services to Las Vegas from October 29 this year. The three-times-a-week service will be operated by a three-cabin Boeing 777 offering a premium Club World cabin with fully flat beds.

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  • British Airways Celebrates Diamond Jubilee; Announces $1952 Club World Fare

    Commemorating 60 years of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne, British Airways (BA) today launched a last minute fare to London – $1952 all-inclusive roundtrip in Club World (business class) from select cities.

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  • New High Rolling Route to Gatwick

    British Airways is helping high rollers travel to London – with a new route from Las Vegas to London Gatwick, starting from October 29, 2012. The three-times-a-week service will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777 offering a premium Club World cabin with fully flat beds.

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  • British Airways Launches New Premium Services For Newark Customers

    Unveils new lounge and newly refurbished aircraft British Airways customers traveling from Newark can now experience a more premium travel departure thanks to a multi-million dollar investment to provide customers with new services, both on the ground and in the air.

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  • British Airways Offers Flight Deals to Paris This Summer

    British Airways today announced a special four day sale for travel between New York and Paris this summer – including nonstop flights in the new OpenSkies ‘Eco’ cabin. The sale starts today and runs until midnight PT time on Monday, May 14, 2012.

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  • Hulstone’s menu makes the finishing line to the BOA Ball

    Michelin star chef Simon Hulstone will be taking on his own marathon challenge by catering for his biggest banquet to date – 2,500 esteemed guests, at the ‘Our Greatest Team Rises’ event, at the Royal Albert Hall this Friday May 11, 2012 The event marks the final countdown to the London 2012 Games

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  • British Airways Announces New Route To Asia

    British Airways is delivering on its promise to increase long haul flying to Asia following IAG’s purchase of bmi, by announcing a new route to Seoul in South Korea. British Airways begins selling flights to the capital city today (May 3, 2012) and the service will begin on December 2, 2012.

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  • Thousands in Olympic Park to cheer on Games heroes at Park Live Presented by British Airways

    Plans were unveiled today to enable thousands of spectators to cheer on live sporting action in the Olympic Park, hear from medal winning athletes and enjoy a picnic on the new riverside lawns at Park Live Presented by British Airways, right in the heart of the Olympic Park.

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  • British Airways’ Future Pilots Prepare For Take-Off

    The first-ever British Airways Future Pilot Programme cadets have started their 18-month pilot training course this month. Only the top three per cent of applicants qualified for the airline’s dedicated training programme, with the successful 95 future pilots fighting off stiff competition from more than 3,500 hopefuls.

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  • BRITISH AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES CONSULTATION TO INTEGRATE BMI MAINLINE

    British Airways began consultation with trade unions today (April 12) on proposals to integrate bmi mainline into its operations at Heathrow. The acquisition of bmi by British Airways’ owner, International Airlines Group (IAG), was given regulatory approval from the European Commission in late March.

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  • STARS WALK THE BLUE CARPET AT LAUNCH OF ‘FLIGHT BA2012'

    Heston Blumenthal, Tracey Emin and Richard E Grant last night (April 3) officially opened British Airways’ pop up venue ‘Flight BA2012’ in Shoreditch, East London – complete with a blue carpet entrance. They were joined by a roll call of stars including; Gemma Arterton, Danielle Lineker, Mr Hudson, Daisy Lowe, Chef Jocky and Team GB hopefuls

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  • The Dove.. and BA Great Britons projects take flight

    Heston Blumenthal, Richard E Grant and Tracey Emin today (April 3, 2012) unveil projects inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, produced by rising British talent who they mentored over the past year in the BA Great Britons Programme. British Airways customers will be able to enjoy a London 2012 Games

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  • SHORT FILM ‘BOY’ TO BE SHOWN ON BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHTS

    Actor and director Richard E Grant has unveiled ‘BOY’ a short film written by up and coming British screenwriter Prasanna Puwanarajah. It will be seen by as many as six million customers on British Airways flights over the coming months, with the ‘making of’ film also shown at the pre-opening of the Olympic Games ceremony.

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  • airberlin Is Now Part Of oneworld

    airberlin today became part of oneworld®, adding the second biggest airline in Germany and the sixth biggest in the continent overall to the world’s premier global airline alliance.

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  • Flying With Confidence At Gatwick

    The British Airways Flying with Confidence course for nervous flyers is coming to Gatwick on Saturday March 24 – with discounted British Airways flights for anyone who goes on the course. In addition to tackling their fear of flying, course participants will automatically qualify for a 10 per cent discount on any British Airways flight, for up to nine people – in any cabin class.

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  • Heston & Hulstone’s Olympic Menu Unveiled...

    Michelin-star chef Heston Blumenthal has unveiled the Olympic and Paralympic Games inspired menus created by rising star Simon Hulstone, which cabin crew will serve to three million British Airways customers during the Games. Simon spent the past year being mentored by Heston Blumenthal as part of the BA Great Britons programme, which supports British talent in the run up to the London 2012 Games.

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  • From Bangladesh with love on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is celebrated the world over, and this year British Airways will be flying in a special selection of Mother’s Day cards made with love from the Sreepuer village in Bangladesh. The beautifully handcrafted cards have a deeper meaning than the words on the cover – as all profits are returned to Sreepur Village, a home for destitute women and children in rural Bangladesh.

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  • FLIGHT BA2012 SET TO POP UP!

    British Airways will launch an exclusive airline themed pop-up venue – ‘Flight BA2012’, celebrating the best in British talent in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Open on select weekdays from April 4 to 17, the three-in-one art gallery, cinema and dining lounge will showcase the works of the BA Great Britons who were mentored by Richard E Grant, Tracey Emin and Heston Blumenthal. Great Britons Prasanna Purwanarajah, Pascal Anson and Simon Hulstone have created Olympic Games themed work, including a short-film, a ‘Dove’ artwork livery for celebratory aircraft and a bold British menu.

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  • Tailor Made For The A380

    British Airways has completed the latest trials of a multi-million pound redevelopment of its Heathrow engineering base by using an A380 superjumbo flown in by Airbus to put the hangar through its paces. The hangars were built in the early 1950s and gained grade II listed status from English Heritage in 1995. Adapting the landmark buildings required great care and skill to preserve the internal unsupported arches which were designed by Sir Evan Owen Williams, Britain’s most significant innovator in the early use of structural concrete and a pioneer in the development of concrete architecture.

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  • Fuel Efficiency Drive Saves A Packet

    British Airways saved enough fuel to power 550 flights from Heathrow to New York last year following the introduction of an online suggestion box for staff. More than 200 ideas were submitted by pilots, cabin crew, engineers and ground staff as to how the airline could make further progress towards reducing emissions and cutting fuel bills.

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  • Valentines Competition For The Perfect ‘Mach’

    High-flying romantics could enjoy the ultimate Valentines dinner date courtesy of British Airways. The airline is inviting couples to bid in a charity auction for the chance to be wined and dined on board the world’s most iconic aircraft – without even leaving the ground. The highest bidder will win a romantic dinner for two on board the British Airways flagship Concorde G-BOAC at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park on February 14.

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  • British Airways Archives Released To Celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

    On January 31, 1952, British Airways’ predecessor, BOAC, flew Her Royal Highness, the Princess Elizabeth to East Africa on the first stage of a Commonwealth tour. Just one week later she was flown back on a BOAC Argonaut as Queen Elizabeth II following the death of her father His Majesty King George VI. British Airways is celebrating the Queen’s long reign by releasing photos and details of that flight from its Speedbird Heritage Centre.

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  • airberlin To Join oneworld

    British Airways is to welcome airberlin to oneworld in March, as part of its plans to strengthen its network in Germany, and throughout south and central Europe.

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  • Walking (And Exercising) In The Air

    Top athletes hoping to represent Team GB and ParalympicsGB are sharing their exercise techniques in a wellbeing video for British Airways customers, available on flights from February, which can be viewed here: Wellbeing Video World Champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis, Olympic medal gymnast Louis Smith and Paralympic medallist Shelly Woods feature in the ten-minute film demonstrating a number of exercises tailored towards in-flight wellbeing.

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  • Libya Flights To Resume

    British Airways plans to resume flights to Tripoli from Tuesday May 1, 2012. The return of services between Heathrow and Tripoli follows a thorough security review in conjunction with the UK Government and the Libyan authorities. British Airways’ chief executive Keith Williams said: “We are delighted to be returning to Libya. Our flights to Tripoli have provided a vital economic link for many years, and it is good news for everyone that we can now restart operations.”

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  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

    The design of the British Airways aircraft to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be ‘The Dove’ by up and coming British designer Pascal Anson. His artwork beat hundreds of entries in the BA Great Britons Programme, and was chosen by a judging panel including Turner-prize nominated artist and Royal Academician Tracey Emin, the Royal Academy of Arts and the airline. As BA Great Britons mentor, Tracey Emin has advised Pascal during the project, and said: “It would have been easy to put a motif or a pattern on the side of an aircraft – but Pascal’s design takes it to another level. He uses the entire livery of the aircraft to redefine the way you look at it. The dove is a stunning piece of work and will bring real excitement to anyone who flies on one of the repainted planes.

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  • Timothy Spall stars in BA Great Britons Film

    Actor Timothy Spall has been cast in the lead role for a short film written by BA Great Britons winner – Prasanna Puwanarajah with support from Richard E Grant. Currently in production, the film was shot in various locations in and around London, including the Velodrome at the London 2012 Olympic Park.

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