It’s a holiday weekend, but British Airways passengers aren’t getting the relaxing time off that they’d hoped for. Following a “major IT system failure” that “is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide,” the airline says that flights will have to be grounded until the problems are resolved.
Remember how a week ago, British Airways thought that they had collided with a drone? British authorities are speculating that they might have hit something a bit more harmless: a plastic bag.
When a jetliner’s engine explodes moments before take off, people ask questions. Now, less than a week after that very thing happened to a British Airways 777, answers are starting to emerge—and they’re scary. (See update below.)
A British Airways 777 caught fire at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport this evening. Reports state the fire began in one of the engines but that can not be confirmed at this time. All 159 passengers and 13 crew onboard are reported to have successfully escaped from the aircraft.
In an attempt to entice more people to travel on its airline, British Airways has created a couple of digital billboards to promote its 'Magic of Flying' campaign where footage of children pointing at actual planes flying overhead is displayed. The only problem is that's actually a little creepy.
Outside of the fear of flying, the most anxious part of traveling around the world is hoping your bags get to the same destination as you do. The paper tags in use today work, but if they get accidentally torn off your luggage, who knows where it might end up. So starting next month, British Airways will begin testing…
According to the London Evening Standard, British Airways is beginning a program in which employees google the faces of passengers for upcoming flights so that they may immediately greet them upon entry to the airport gate/airplane. Some feel this is an invasion of privacy. But is it really that big of a deal? […
Passengers flying on a British Airways' airplane from Miami to London thought they were going to die last Friday, when a recorded voice announced: "This is an emergency, we will shortly be making an emergency landing on water."
There are times in which an airplane decompression may not be dangerous. But when your captain literally has half of his body out of one of the cockpit window, his face "banging against the window [from the outside] with blood coming out of his nose and the side of his head", all while the plane—with 81 passengers en…
If British Airways doesn't watch their chairman's mouth, they might just see their planes turned around when trying to enter US soil. Ok, I joke, but if I'm honest his views on the "completely redundant" airport checks sound entirely reasonable.
Picture the scene: 275 passengers aboard a Hong Kong-bound British Airways flight from London Heathrow are played an automatic plane crash message when flying over the North Sea. Only trouble (or, blessing) is, it was an error. Whoops? [Reuters]
Recently, British Airways advertised and discussed its downloadable, paperless boarding passes in an internal staff magazine called LHR News. There was something odd though: The sample boarding pass pictured in the magazine is issued to Mr. Osama Bin Laden.
One of my favorite things to do in Manhattan is to stop by the real state agencies' windows, to see the homes I will never buy. It's property porn. This is the airplane equivalent.
It's like those sci-fi rich guys who collect everything including somebody's frozen head, only it's real: Dubai collectors—possibly the same ones turning the QE2 ocean liner into a hotel—are trying to buy BA's last Concorde.
London Heathrow airport's latest building, Terminal 5, launched last month after almost two decades of planning, $8.5 billion dollars in cost, and 100 million hours in manpower. It is a glass and concrete and steel marvel, the largest free standing building in the UK, with over 10 miles in suitcase moving belts, and…