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British Airways’ New Digital Heat Map Helps Britons Plan for Travel

British Airways customers can now check the travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination the airline flies to on a new interactive map on ba.com. The new page is in partnership with global tech company Sherpa, who has developed an online tool that provides travellers with the latest travel rules for inbound and outbound […]

British Airways customers can now order food and drink in the air directly to their seat

British Airways has unveiled its new inflight digital ordering platform, giving customers travelling in Euro Traveller the option to order additional snacks and drinks mid-flight, directly to their seat. The new inflight ordering system will complement the airline’s current ‘Buy Before You Fly’ offering, where customers are encouraged to order from the airline’s full Speedbird […]

British Airways to fly British & Irish Lions to South Africa

British Airways has today announced it will fly the 37-strong British & Irish Lions squad to South Africa on June 27 for the eagerly awaited Lions Tour. The team will be heading directly to Johannesburg on a charter flight from Edinburgh, following The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup clash against Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium on […]

British Airways and Ryanair under CMA refund spotlight

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating whether British Airways and Ryanair have broken consumer law by failing to offer refunds for flights customers could not legally take due to lockdown laws in the UK. The body has opened enforcement cases into both airlines and written to them detailing its concerns. It is now […]

British Airways to Trial IATA Travel Pass

British Airways will initially trial IATA Travel Pass on flights from London to Zurich and Geneva The airline’s parent company International Airlines Group, has been working with IATA, the association for the world’s airlines, to co-develop its Travel Pass app The new travel pass is added to two other digital solutions being tested by the […]

Airlines urge governments to replace quarantine with testing

The results of a joint trial conducted by American Airlines, British Airways and the oneworld Alliance reveal that a comprehensive Covid-19 testing programme can help re-open international travel, safely. This is underpinned by analysis from researchers at the University of Oxford, who studied data on how passengers evaluate risk and comply with Covid-19 rules. The […]

British Airways 747 to become a film set

A British Airways 747 will today depart for Dunsfold Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV and film set. The aircraft, registration G-CIVW, will depart from Cardiff Airport at 13:30 as flight number BA1978E, landing in to Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey an hour later. On landing it will be handed over […]

British Airways urges introduction of pre-flight Covid-19 testing regime

British Airways chief executive, Sean Doyle, has called on the government to introduce a pre-flight testing regime as part of an overhaul of its fight against Covid-19. Speaking this morning at the Airlines 2050 forum, Doyle said only an end to quarantine restrictions would allow the UK to rebuild its economy. He explained: “Our position […]