British Airways launches ‘The World Is On Sale’ – book now for 2015


British Airways rolled out its Winter Sale over Friday evening and Saturday morning.  This was very unfortunate timing, as the airline was still trying to recover from the failure of the Air Traffic Control system earlier in the afternoon. Whilst the fares are now showing […]

British Airways launches Greek tourist routes from London City

BA London City

In a slightly left field move, British Airways has announced the launch of two new ‘Summer sun’ routes from London City Airport. From June 29th until September 6th, British Airways will be offering: four flights per week to Mykonos two flights per week to Santorini As […]

A look at the new British Airways Galleries First lounge in Houston

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British Airways recently refurbished its two lounges in Houston to the modern Galleries format. Reader Nick was there a couple of weeks ago and sent me a short report on the Galleries First lounge.  This used by British Airways Executive Gold members and oneworld equivalents and […]

British Airways scraps shareholder discount – but other companies have not


If you held 200 shares in British Airways before it merged with Iberia to form IAG, you will have received a letter or email from BA advising you that the 10% shareholder discount is being stopped from January 31st. This is not altogether surprising.  The […]

2,500 – 3,000 bonus Avios on London City flights to Edinburgh and Dublin

Embraer British Airways

In a very focussed promotion, British Airways is offering 2,500 or 3,000 bonus Avios for every flight you make from London City Airport to Edinburgh or Dublin. Book a return flight and the bonus is doubled (I think!).  Unfortunately British Airways has messed up the […]

Reminder: Time running out for the £1,007 BA Club World flash sale


This is a quick reminder that midnight tomorrow, Thursday, is your last chance to book a bargain trip over Christmas or New Year in the British Airways Club World flash sale. All participating destinations are just £1,007 per person return! (Please note that, whilst the website […]

British Airways to offer app-based BAEC cards, scraps plastic cards for Blue

British Airways Executive Club digital card

According to Business Traveller, British Airways is about to roll out digital membership cards for the British Airways Executive Club. It will appear in the next update to the existing British Airways iOS and Android apps, and will presumably (on iOS) integrate into ‘Passbook’.  The screenshots […]

The great business class bake off – Qatar v BA v Emirates

Emirates appetiser

Over a four week period recently I flew Qatar Airways, Emirates and British Airways in business class on a flight which included a main meal. I thought it would be a bit of fun to compare the three meals.  Did British Airways have the best […]

British Airways makes it harder to qualify for Gold Guest List

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You may remember how I highlighted the exploits of Will back in May.  He was attempting to reach British Airways Gold Guest List status by achieving 5,000 tier points in two blocks of 20 flights across 20 days. (To put 5,000 tier points into context, […]

British Airways launches £1,007 Club World flash sale!


I have dropped this in as one of the rare ‘middle of the day’ posts because this is a genuinely impressive deal. If you don’t have your Christmas or New Year plans finalised yet, British Airways has launched a short ‘flash sale’ for Club World. […]

Update on ‘what happens to your Avios points when you die?’

Embraer British Airways

On Thursday I ran an article on how British Airways treats your Avios points when you die.  This was prompted by a reader who had found his fathers account closed when he reported his death.  The comments section brought up similar cases. It was not […]

What happens to your Avios points when you die?

BA To Fly To Serve

Yes, a cheery subject for a Wednesday morning.  However, I recently received an email from a reader whose father had passed away. Both father and son had been in the same British Airways Household Account and the son had assumed that his late fathers Avios points […]

British Airways pre-ordering of meals starts today for flights from 1 December

BA food

Back in August I reported on the rumours that British Airways was about to start allowing the pre-ordering of food in Club World and First.  This has now become a reality with the service set to launch on December 1st.  World Traveller Plus is also […]

British Airways timetable for leaving Terminal 1 published (and some T5 to T3 moves)


With the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow now fully operational – albeit, unknown to most people, still using the old Terminal 1 baggage system so far – British Airways has published the timetable for its full move out of Terminal 1. Over the course of […]