Articles tagged “british airways”

Norwegian Air Sets Record for Fastest Subsonic Transatlantic Flight

Norwegian Air Sets Record for Fastest Subsonic Transatlantic Flight

Rachel Tepper Paley, Bloomberg

It's funny. There's no mention of how long the it took for the outbound flight from London to reach New York. If a tailwind helped Norwegian Air set a speed record on the New York to London leg, the flight in the other direction must have taken forever.

1 month ago

British Airways Could Buy Several More Superjumbo Jets from Airbus

British Airways Could Buy Several More Superjumbo Jets from Airbus

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Do you also have whiplash? Earlier this week, a senior Airbus executive said the manufacturer may have to kill the A380 program because of a lack of sales. But soon after, Airbus said it sold at least 20 to Emirates. Now comes word British Airways may want more. Perhaps the end is not near for the superjumbo.

1 month ago

Heathrow Has a Possible Solution to Its Runway Problem

Heathrow Has a Possible Solution to Its Runway Problem

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Plans to expand Heathrow have been in development for close to a decade. However, local opposition has made adding a new runway very difficult for successive governments. This time, the airport's owners are adopting a series of measures in a desperate attempt to get the green light.

1 month ago

British Airways Finally Improves Its Catering — Business of Loyalty

British Airways Finally Improves Its Catering — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

After so much bad news for passengers flying on British Airways, there's finally a bit of improvement coming to the airline — but only for international travelers.

1 month ago

British Airways Plan to Add ‘Pre-Reclining’ Seats Actually Makes Sense — Airline Innovation Report

British Airways Plan to Add ‘Pre-Reclining’ Seats Actually Makes Sense — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

We all wish British Airways hadn't decided to shrink seat pitch. But once it did so, it was smart to go with so-called pre-reclined seats. When there's so little space between seats, passengers don't need another passenger reclining into them.

1 month ago

IAG’s Spanish and Irish Airlines Outpace British Airways

IAG’s Spanish and Irish Airlines Outpace British Airways

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

British Airways and Aer Lingus's owner International Airlines Group forecasts that its 2017 profits will have jumped by about a fifth over the prior year. The airline group priced its tickets profitably thanks to cheaper fuel and the collapse of competitors.

2 months ago

British Airways CEO Refuses to Apologize for Cutting Free Food

British Airways CEO Refuses to Apologize for Cutting Free Food

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Some travelers have unusually high expectations of British Airways. Many want the cheapest fares and free food. But airlines have proven you can't have both. If British Airways passengers want deals, they probably need to forgo free snacks.

3 months ago

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines have learned that standing up to the global distribution system giants can actually yield benefits. It has been a hard-earned victory.

4 months ago

British Airways CEO Plots Return to a ‘Golden Era’

British Airways CEO Plots Return to a ‘Golden Era’

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Alex Cruz is walking a fine line. On the one hand he wants British Airways to become a more cost-effective operation, but on the other he still wants to retain its reputation as a premium carrier.

4 months ago

British Airways Hints at Disrupting Its Loyalty Program in 2018

British Airways Hints at Disrupting Its Loyalty Program in 2018

Grant Martin, Skift

British Airways may be moving award bookings through its Executive Club to dynamic pricing, shifting the way that loyalty program members redeem free tickets. The move may render an already-troubled loyalty program to something even less competitive for elite flyers.

4 months ago

British Airways Owner IAG Labors to Raise Fares on North American Routes

British Airways Owner IAG Labors to Raise Fares on North American Routes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Perhaps it was not the best quarter for International Airlines Group, owner of Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Vueling. But it was still a profitable one, and the group is among the better-run airline companies in the world. It will be fine.

4 months ago

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European Union's decision to investigate Lufthansa's surcharge represents a potential blow to the airline industry, which is attempting to wrestle back control from intermediaries. Although the transport commission confirmed an investigation, it doesn't appear that any decision is imminent.

5 months ago