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Jerry Hall

New direct flights to Austin, Texas

11 Apr 2014

On 3 March 2014, British Airways launched its new direct route to Austin, the live music capital of the world. The event featured legendary supermodel and proud Texan Jerry Hall, who brought a rock ‘n’ roll edge to the occasion.

The new British Airways route from London is the only regular direct transatlantic flight to Austin and will be operating five times a week, increasing to daily flights in May. As an Executive Club member, you can earn at least 9,822 Avios when you book a return flight in Economy. In addition, our new 787 Dreamliner aircraft will offer quieter cabins, improved air quality and lighting. The cabins also feature stylish new interiors with state-of-the-art entertainment systems to further enhance your travel experience.

For more information, view our Austin city guide here.

Self Service Kiosks

Self Service Kiosks removal

11 Apr 2014

The British Airways Self Service Kiosks at Lyon, Jersey, Basel and Hamburg Airports have been removed.

Customers wishing to check-in prior to their arrival at these airports can do so online at or through the BA Mobile App. Alternatively, check-in desks are available at these airports with dedicated check-in facilities for our Bronze, Silver and Gold card Club Members.

In addition to the above, customers travelling from Newcastle Airport with ticketing enquiries will now be handled at the check-in desk facilities.

Justin Rose

Wishing Justin luck

7 Apr 2014

Best of luck to England golfer Justin Rose as he prepares to play his first major tournament this weekend in the US.

Aberdeen Check-in

Improvements to Aberdeen Airport check-in facilities

10 Mar 2014

As part of the Aberdeen Airport Authority improvement programme, British Airways Baggage Drop and Customer Service and Reservations desks at Aberdeen Airport have now moved to an exclusive area at desks 21-24.

Customers will now benefit from an improved layout and extra space, enhancing your journey experience through the airport.


New Airbus A380 route to Johannesburg

3 Mar 2014

On 12 February 2014 the new Airbus A380, one of the latest additions to our fleet, began its regular service between London Heathrow and Johannesburg. The A380 will initially fly three times a week on the BA55/56 service, increasing to six times weekly from 10 March. From 1 September 2014 the A380 service will operate on a daily basis.

The new A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft feature state-of-the-art innovations designed to enhance your wellbeing on board. They include advanced lighting systems to reduce jetlag, noise reduction features for quieter cabins, 75% more TV and film content and advanced filtration systems that allow you to breathe purer air to improve energy levels.

Explore the new aircraft and learn more about how they enhance wellbeing through our new interactive web experience.

The Airbus A380 currently operates a Los Angeles and Hong Kong service and the Boeing 787 now flies to Toronto, Newark and Austin. Routes for both aircraft will increase over 2014 and include:

Airbus A380

  • Washington from 1 September
  • Singapore from 28 October

Boeing 787

  • Austin from 3 March
  • Hyderabad from 30 March
  • Chengdu from 5 May
  • Philadelphia from 5 June
  • Calgary from 5 July
  • Chennai from 26 October
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Read The Club

28 Feb 2014

In the latest issue of The Club, we find out why Austin is unlike any other city that you'll ever visit and why the quirky Texan capital is quickly becoming known as the coolest place to be. Plus, if you've ever wondered how we select films for our in-flight entertainment, we ask the star cast at BA to give you a VIP access to the process.

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New Mumbai Lounge

New Mumbai terminal (T2) opens 12 February 2014

7 Feb 2014

British Airways is set to move into a brand new terminal at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on 12 February 2014. The new terminal is capable of handling 40 million passengers per year.

The new lounge facility operated by the airport is due to open late spring. In the meantime the airport will offer an interim lounge which is available to all lounge eligible customers departing from Mumbai’s Terminal 2. The lounge is open four hours prior to flight departure and is located on Level 03 at Gate 86 having passed through Central search & Departure Immigration.

Customers will receive an invitation to use the lounge facility from a British Airways staff member at check in. There will be a selection of hot and cold food options and beverages, including alcoholic beverages which will be available throughout the day.

Flight cutover information:

Last flight to arrive into the old terminal will be - BA199/11Feb (arriving 1145Hrs/12Feb)

First flight departing from the new terminal is - BA198/12Feb (departure 1350Hrs/12Feb)

All flights after the BA198/12 Feb shall depart from the new terminal (T2)


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Read The Club

31 Jan 2014

In this month's issue of The Club, our search for the ultimate Club Sandwich continues with Man vs. Food star Adam Richman, who tells us why he voted it as one of the best sandwiches in America. We ask some seasoned travellers and tech experts the best apps you won't want to travel without. Plus motoring journalist, Tim Pollard, takes us through seven of his favourite drives.

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Increase schedule to Isle of Man

British Airways to increase flights to Isle of Man from London City Airport

15 Jan 2014

From March 30, 2014, British Airways will be increasing the number of weekday flights to the Isle of Man from one to three a day from London City Airport. There will also be new services added on weekends, with one flight on Saturdays and two on Sundays.

The increase in services will give customers easier access to the beautiful Isle of Man, a popular tourist destination and home to the world famous annual TT motor cycle championships.

One way all inclusive fares from London City to the Isle of Man are available to book now from £63 on

Fares include free on-line check in and seat selection up to 24 hours before departure, two pieces of hand luggage, complimentary food and drinks on board, including a hot breakfast on morning flights, and no debit card fees.

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