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British Airways drops the Financial Times from its lounges

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British Airways has pulled the Financial Times from its flights, lounges and boarding gates.

The Sun, apparently, will continue to be available …..

This was clearly not a decision taken by the FT, since it has published the following advertisement encouraging people to fly with other airlines if they want to get their hands on a copy!

British Airways drops Financial Times

It would be interesting to see what was behind this.  Historically, publishers paid to have their magazines put into airport lounges – I’m not sure about newspapers.  BA, to be fair, always seems to have imposed a quality threshold as well, something which many other airlines would do well to learn from.


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Comments (145)

  • Darren says:

    OT,

    Looking to squirrel away £50,000 for a few months, any points earning possibilities?

    • Lady London says:

      2 on here – Virgin and Nutmeg – that I can recall.
      However some comments said more important than points/avios etc., is the ability to safeguard and ideally improve the value of your investment.

      There are some other types of sites that we don’t talk about much here that might also have some possibilities. Same comment would apply to that route though too.

      Personally right now the best thing I think you could do to avoid a loss in value is to switch it out of GBP. No one can predict the future but…

  • Andrew Lee says:

    I was in the Edinburgh lounge yesterday (maybe two days ago, it’s confusing with the jetlag). Didn’t have time to take any photos as was there with two children under 4, but it’s a decent sized lounge, was easy to find a table for 4, unlike the aspire lounge in Heathrow terminal 5 which was a nightmare. They had normal section of drinks, think first proessco might have been free. I didn’t have any because of the two kids, and it being 7 am. The food was actually quite nice, they had a decent choice of freshly cooked breakfast stuff. I had a poached egg bowl which had beans and mushrooms in. The only odd thing was that they seemed to struggle to understand my request for bread. Kept bringing out toast. I was flying in Qatar airways business, and the good thing was that they would phone the lounge and tell you when they were ready for you to board.