British Airways has said it is continuing to examine a civil legal case which originally resulted in the carrier agreeing to pay a fine for price fixing to the Office of Fair Trading. It was originally agreed that BA would pay £121.5 million for its part in illegal price fixing with rival airline Virgin Atlantic. […]
A senior member of the European Parliament has voiced his concerns that UK airports are deliberately holding back on a lifting of the regulations on liquids for airline passengers because they do not want to spend money on new scanning equipment. Brian Simpson, head of the transport committee, said he did not believe that airports […]
British Airways passengers could soon breathe a sigh of relief as the disruptive battle between the airline and its cabin crew may finally be at an end. BA and Unite union bosses have reportedly agreed on a deal which they will be recommending to staff later today. It is believed that the airline may finally […]
Flybe, Europe’s leading regional airline, claims that consumers in the UK are cutting back on all but essential air travel because of economic pressures. It said that a slowdown in leisure travel had been apparent through February and March. The airline has seen the value of its shares drop by nearly 25 per cent. In […]
A fourth attempt by investigators to locate the black box recorders of Air France flight 447 has resulted in success. One of the data recorders has been found, according to France’s BEA. The air accident investigation body says it appears to be in good condition. It is hoped that information stored on the device will […]
Lack of demand has caused Singapore Airlines to announce that it will be scaling back on the number of services to Los Angeles. The airline currently flies seven times a week, but as of 3 May it will temporarily be suspending its Tuesday and Wednesday schedules. An airline spokesman confirmed that the decision had been […]
The chairman of British Airways has condemned airport security procedures and asked that many of the measures be scrapped. Sir Martin Broughton said it was unacceptable that airline passengers had to spend time waiting to go through security checks just because the rules say everyone should be treated in the same way. He defended passenger […]
The ongoing conflict between British Airways and the union representing it cabin crew could soon be over as a clinical psychologist is brought in to help. The Unite union has until the weekend to let BA know whether there will be disruption over the Easter weekend. Last month, crew members voted for a fourth time […]
Gordon Brown found himself at the centre of a row on a British Airways flight to London from the Middle East recently after a number of other passengers were told they would have to move out of business class because of an overbooking issue. The problem suddenly arose during a stopover in Abu Dhabi where […]
British Airways is asking all passengers who have booked flights to Tripoli to get in contact as it suspends operations to the Libyan capital. In a statement the carrier said it would not risk the safety of its staff or passengers and that services would not be resuming until after the summer. The airline confirmed […]
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