British Airways

I'll Only Be 5000 Miles Away...

Chloe Gunning | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

A few weeks ago I left the UK to set off on a three month adventure. I left behind a job in the music industry which I'd found creative and exciting, but often very stressful. I spent one year managing pop artists and the year before working with stars from The X Factor. The day I boarded my flight to Mexico, I felt a million miles away from it all.

Why Everyone Is Talking About... Dominican Republic

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With an average annual temperature of 25 degrees, stunning beaches and great nightlife, it's tricky to work out why you wouldn’t want to go on holid...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (and Didn't) About Lost Luggage

Travelzoo UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

According to SITA (the company that tracks lost baggage performance) an estimated 21.8 million bags were mishandled in 2013 - that's almost seven items for every 1,000 passengers. It could be worse though - in 2007, the airline industry's worst year for misplaced baggage, 46.9 million bags went missing.

BA Pilot Struck By A Train 'Took Own Life' After Child Abuse Allegations

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

A British Airways pilot who was struck by a train after he was charged with child abuse offences "took his own life", a coroner ruled today. First Off...

BA Pilot 'Sexually Abused Children In Orphanages'

PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages. Lawyers represe...

Flying? Here's Everything You Need To Know About The UK's New Security Checks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A request from the United States calling on a selection of overseas airports to implement even stricter security measures has caused confusion among U...

No Security, Better Scotch But 5 Times More Likely To Die: Why 1950s Flying Wasn't Always 'Golden'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

With the latest draconian restrictions on air passengers now including a warning to keep mobile phones charged lest they be mistaken for an IED, it's ...

A Very British Airline or a Very Sexist Airline? BA Fires Cabin Crew Trainee for Not Wearing Lipstick

Jude Hurrell | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Hurrell

I used to dream of being an air hostess when I was a kid - yes they were still called hostesses back then, but let's not dwell on that. I loved the idea of travelling the world, getting to eat those cute little airline meals and OK, the uniforms were pretty cool too - for the 1980s.

The Top 5 Worst Airline Excuses - and How You Can Beat Them

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jakub Kotan

Unexpected events happen all the time and even to airlines. However when something goes wrong in the system, air passengers often feel that they have entered a poker game with embarrassingly low hands.

Not The Best Time for British Airways To Run This Ad...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

British Airways have apologised for a rather poorly timed advert, calling on would-be travellers to "escape to the Indian Ocean." As the search for...

Compensation for a Delayed Flight - Can I Win Against an Airline?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Our beloved European Union regulates and directs every other step in our life journey. Each reader may add negative or positive connotation to Brussels' reign depending on personal views on EC unification, but nevertheless, some of this regulating actually carries a great deal of European goodness.

BA Plane Turns Back To Heathrow After 'Engine Surge'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

A British Airways plane has had to turn back to Heathrow after experiencing engine problems on take-off. BA said the aircraft, an Airbus A319 bound f...

Why Does Ryanair's O'Leary Support Scottish Independence?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics

Michael O'Leary, head of the budget airline Ryanair, has thrown his weight behind Scottish independence due to Alex Salmond's promise to cut and event...

Apple Is Officially Less Cool Than Andrex

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

A new poll of the UK's leading brands has placed Apple below Andrex. Apple fell to 14th position in the latest Consumer Superbrands survey, which ...

BA Plane Crashes Into Building

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British Airways jet headed for London veered off the runway and crashed into a building shortly before take-off at Johannesburg's OR Tambo airport. ...

BA Now Lets You Play 'Angry Birds' During Takeoff And Landing

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Tech

British Airways has become the first European airline to allow electronic devices to be used during takeoff and landing. Following the decision by ...

P&O Rescue 32-Stone Man Rejected By Eurostar And BA

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

P&O have said they will rescue a 32-stone Frenchman who has been refused all other means of travel. Kevin Chenais, 22, who was stranded in the US a...

British Airways 'Refuses To Let 500-Pound Man Fly Home'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

A man is having to sail home from the United States after British Airways refused to let him and his family board their return flight, according to re...

Has Flying Lost Its Magic?

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I remember when I was a kid, about nine years old and my Dad treated the whole family to go to Florida on holiday. Everything about flying was magical! The impeccable looking air hostesses, the dapper dressed pilots, the excitement of actually flying to a new place...

Do Customers Really Want Great Service or Low Prices?

Mark Hillary | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Mark Hillary

Customers love to hate Ryanair. The company has thrived by offering a low cost price that usually cannot be beaten by the competition. But is the price the only important factor when booking a flight?

ERROR 404: LUGGAGE NOT FOUND

Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Passengers at Heathrow Airport faced chaos this morning after a computer glitch left them helplessly unable to check-in any luggage. In scenes of p...

'Don't Pop The Champagne Corks Yet'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of lacking "visionary leadership" by one of the UK's leading airline chiefs, who warned that the country's "bureaucrat...

Is 'We Didn't Know' Enough?

Christian Berg | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

Child sexual abuse images and videos are nearly always a symptom of abuse. In many instances they are instrumental in building to the physical abuse of a child. As horrifying as this may be, the digital trail of this kind of content presents an opportunity to find and prevent abuse. By tracking the symptom, we can tackle the problem.

BA Pilot 'Abused African Orphans'

Posted 02.09.2013 | UK

A British Airways pilot used his position to abuse children in Africa, it has been alleged. First Officer Simon Wood was due to stand trial on chil...

'Fights Broke Out.. There Was Screaming And Crying'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

British Airways has apologised to passengers flying from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to London Heathrow after a fault saw the same plane make two emergency...