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Whoops: British Airways Accidentally Promoted Virgin Atlantic’s Ad

British Airways' social media team accidentally shared Virgin Atlantic's post @LarkLogan/Twitter

This gave me a good chuckle, so I figure I’d share it. A few days ago, British Airways’ social media team accidentally shared rival Virgin Atlantic’s deal on Facebook. The post seemed to encourage potential customers to fly with Virgin Atlantic, and even included a “Book Now” button. Netizens quickly pointed out the “error,” and Virgin Atlantic…

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British Airways is Flying between London and New Orleans Again…After 34 Years

British Airways Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, a similar plane used to operate the London/Gatwick - New Oreleans route in the early 1980s.

British Airways today announced that they will be launching service to New Orleans, after stopping the route 34 years ago. The airport doesn’t currently offer non-stop service to Europe, so this route will be a welcomed addition. (Condor is launching flights to Frankfurt in May 2017). The “new” route will be available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, atnd Saturday.…

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Earn Triple BA Avios with Hilton Stays

Earn Triple British Airways Avios when staying at Hilton properties

From now until the end of the year, Hilton HHonors is offering triple British Airways Avios when you stay at Hilton properties worldwide. Under this new promotion, Hilton HHonors members can earn 3 British Avios (instead of 1) per dollar spend at Hilton properties. This includes stays at all Hilton brands. You must register for this offer here, and the…

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Up to 30,000 Bonus Miles to Europe with American, but Check British Airways’ Promotion First

British Airways regional "Business Class"

American Airlines has just launched a promotion, whereby you can earn up to 30,000 AAdvantage miles by flying roundtrip to Europe on oneworld carriers. Of course, to earn the top 30,000 miles you’d have to be flying in First Class, but even those purchasing discounted Economy fares can get in on the promo. You can earn…

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British Airways Ditching Second Meal for “Fun-Size” Chocolate Bars

Beginning last month, transatlantic British Airways passengers are now being provided a “fun-size” chocolate bar instead of a second main meal. BA told CNBC that menus were revised last month for shorter transatlantic flights. “We offer customers on all of our transatlantic flights a three course meal, bar service and snacks and on our longer transatlantic…

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Qatar Ups Stake in British Airways / Iberia / Aer Lingus Parent IAG to 20%

Qatar Airways said on Monday that it now owns a little more than a fifth of British Airways / Iberia / Aer Lingus parent IAG. Qatar upped its stake to 20.01% as of last Thursday from 15.67%, thanks to an attractive market valuation post Brexit. According to Business Insider, the Qatari state-backed carrier reiterated that…

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British Airways A380 Floods In-Flight after Cart Hits Pipe on Upper Deck

British Airways flight 56, an A380-800 operating from Johannesburg (JNB) to Heathrow (LHR), was only 90 minutes from landing last Sunday when a cart on the upper deck hit a water pipe causing water to spray all over both cabins. According to passengers on-board, the water flowed for 15 minutes, causing items on the floor…and…

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Brit-Itch Airways – Bed Bugs Found on JFK-LHR Flight, Plane Continues on to S. Africa

A British Airways 747 flying from JFK to London Heathrow (LHR) last week reported passengers that were bitten by bed bugs. In fact, apparently the problem was so serious that an entire row (47) of passengers were relocated as sightings of the bugs and their eggs were noted. However, it seems that once the flight arrived in…

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