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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  5. Andrew Lee says:

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