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Following the collapse of merger negotiations in 2008 between British Airways and Australian carrier Qantas, International Airlines Group chief executive, Willie Walsh, has ruled out the possibility that they will be reopened. He said that, at the time, the synergies between the two flag carriers were ideal, but that leaks about the negotiations had scuppered […]

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 […]

British travellers are likely to be subjected to more stringent security checks and may face longer queues at airports in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death. The authorities have expressed fears that his killing could result in terrorist reprisals. Airport scanners capable of capturing full-body images could now be rolled out to airports across […]

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 […]

Chairman of the Association of British Travel Agents, John McEwan, has said that even though the government needed to be congratulated on postponing any increase in the level of Air Passenger Duty until next year, more had to be done to make sure that the tax was a fair tax. Speaking to delegates at a […]

International Consolidated Airlines Group boss Willie Walsh has said the British Airways will continue to run a full service to Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit the north of the country earlier last month. He has also confirmed that the carrier is interested in cementing its links with Japan Airlines following its […]

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 […]