British Airways and BA Executive Club

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Get 18,000 Avios points with a subscription to The Economist (1.2p per point)

If you are running low on reading material whilst sat at home, British Airways and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription. As you can see at this link, you can earn up to 18,000 Avios with a new […]

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 for cancelled flights 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 Atlantic offers incentives to rebook flights, 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, […]

Government to UK aviation industry: Drop Dead

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 reports, a letter was sent by the Chancellor of […]

All British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion 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 companion vouchers have been extended by six months. Here is a screenshot from my account to prove it: Note that my vouchers were issued […]

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 […]

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