British Airways and BA Executive Club

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How is British Airways Avios reward flight availability for late 2020 and early 2021?

Now that all British Airways 2-4-1 vouchers have been extended by 6 months (see our article here), you may be wondering what to do with it. Although it may seem a little early, now may be the time to consider travel for six to twelve […]

What British Airways long-haul flights are scheduled for April?

If you think that there are no British Airways long-haul flights currently available to book, think again.  There is a surprising amount still scheduled to operate during April. Even if you have no intention of travelling – or if the country won’t let you in! […]

British Airways evouchers are arriving – and it’s a mess

You will remember that British Airways has been allowing people to cancel forthcoming flights in return for a British Airways travel voucher for a number of weeks. (It has also been ‘encouraging’ people with cancelled flights to take a voucher instead of their legal right […]

Will British Airways extend your Executive Club Gold, Silver or Bronze status due to coronavirus? This is what’s happening.

British Airways has just announced the measures it is taking to ensure you may still be able to enjoy your status benefits once travel restrictions lift. To be honest, it’s not good enough.  But it’s a start. Here is what will change: The number of […]

Virgin offers incentives to rebook, Aer Lingus gives a 10% bonus and Lufthansa offers €50 – will BA follow suit?

Now that the majority of flights are grounded, different airlines are choosing different strategies on how they try and retain future customer bookings. (We are not, for once, talking about the ‘strategy’ of denying customers their legal right for a full refund on cancelled flights, […]

Bits: new BA Amex 2-4-1 vouchers NOT being extended, £5 Amex cashback at M&S, London’s Covid-19 taxi service

News in brief: New British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers are NOT being extended EDIT:  British Airways has now told us that all 2-4-1 vouchers earned by 30th June 2020 will be extended by six months at some point On Monday we were the first […]

Government to UK aviation industry: Drop Dead

EDIT: Updated with the original letter from Downing Street Following a number of days of talks with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, easyJet and representatives from UK airports, the Government has refused to provide a package of financial support for the UK aviation sector. According to […]

EXTENDED! All BA Amex 2-4-1 vouchers have been extended by six months

Finally! With absolutely zero fanfare – in fact, with no notification of any sort – all British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers have been extended by six months. Here is a screenshot from my account to prove it: Note that my vouchers were issued in […]

Bought a BA Holiday, ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package? You are losing your right to a cash refund.

The Independent reports today that the Government is about to suspend the rules which guarantee you a swift refund when you cancel a package holiday. The article is here. One intriguing feature of my inbox in recent weeks has been the number of people complaining […]

End of IAG? UK Government may take stakes in British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet this week

There is increasing speculation that the UK Government may move to take partial control of British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic this week as part of a bail-out of the aviation sector. It may not get this far, of course. One option for an airline […]

BA’s Delhi call centre has been shut down – expect even longer waiting times

British Airways issued a notice to the travel trade on Sunday evening to warn that the call centre in Delhi has been closed down by the Indian Government.   This is part of a coronavirus clampdown. The closure has taken out a chunky percentage of British […]

Norwegian secures a Government bail-out, whilst easyJet puts a UK-wide deal at risk

The first European airline bail-out (if you don’t include the nationalisation of Alitalia, which was already doomed!) has been finalised.  A 2nd bail-out, for Finnair, is expected to be agreed imminently albeit the Finnish Government is already a 56% shareholder in the airline. Norwegian has […]

Here is the proposed British Airways operational plan going forward

There is still a big question mark over how British Airways will operate for the next couple of months.  IAG, BA’s parent company, has said that it intends to ground 75% of flights from April but that number was not broken out between Iberia, BA, […]

Bits: British Airways suspends all flights from London City, Iberia to put almost all staff on 3-months unpaid leave

News in brief: British Airways suspends all flights from London City Airport British Airways has announced that it is suspending all flights from London City Airport from Monday 23rd March. The suspension is initially set to run until Saturday 4th April although you would imagine […]

Workaround found! How to trigger an online British Airways flight refund using Google Chrome

EDIT Monday 30th March:  After 11 days, British Airways has finally managed to disable the workaround in this article.  At present, the only way to get a cash refund is to call. Our main article today is about BA’s unwillingness to let you claim an […]

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