As German flag carrier Lufthansa looks at ways of disposing of BMI, Emirates confirms that it is not interested in acquiring the loss maker. A spokesman for the Middle Eastern giant said that although Emirates is looking to continue expanding, it is not currently looking to do so by purchasing another carrier. Etihad, also rumoured […]
German carrier Lufthansa is looking at ways in which it can dispose of struggling subsidiary BMI. The airline has asked investment banks to examine options for breaking up the company or finding a buyer. Lufthansa took control of BMI in 2009, but has been unable to make the carrier profitable. British Airways has said it […]
A recent survey by the Post Office has revealed that UK holidaymakers have been attracted by long-haul destinations this summer, as the demand for currency to countries such as Mexico showed a sharp increase. Cheap, all-inclusive deals to Mexican resorts such as Cancun saw demand for the currency jump by 144 per cent over the […]
Airline customers who collect Airmiles in order to exchange them for free flights will soon have to pay charges, fees and taxes as the loyalty scheme is given an overhaul. The programme is to be renamed Avios as of 16 November. The scheme is run by the Mileage Company, which has said that offering completely […]
Holidaymakers in New York who may have had their travel plans disrupted by the arrival of Hurricane Irene are being advised to monitor the situation on the website of the US National Hurricane Centre as well as on local new stations. Major airlines are also asking passengers intending to use the New York airports to […]
British Airways is worried that the party lifestyle of some of its younger cabin crew members could end in it having to scrap services. Captains have been asked by senior management to do there best to ensure that crew staying overnight in a hotel behave in a respectable manner. The airline has been receiving complaints […]
An American man flying with British Airways to London from Phoenix, Arizona has been arrested at Heathrow after a bout of drunken air rage. Tim Bradley, a mortgage consultant, had allegedly been drinking beer and wine for much of the trip which lasts for close to 10 hours. The 32-yer-old apparently became angry with cabin […]
In a bid to save on the cost of transporting vital aid to the Horn of Africa, airlines are being asked to provide cut-price or free cargo space by the United Nations Children’s Fund. UNICEF spokesperson, Marixie Mercado, explained that the cost of paying for air transport is often as expensive as the food and […]
British Airways has issued an apology to passengers on-board a flight to Heathrow from the US for a lack of in-flight entertainment in its first-class cabin. Among those who did not get to watch films such as The Fighter, The Tourist and Gnomeo and Juliet were royal newlyweds William and Kate. According to a source, […]
Dizzee Rascal, the rap star, has been removed from a British Airways flight bound for Portugal for apparently hurling abuse at a member of the airline’s cabin crew. The incident took place in the first-class cabin of an Airbus A320 which was being delayed because of a technical problem. One witness said the rapper had […]
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