Topic archives: British Airways

Brisbane Airport commits to major solar power harvesting project

Brisbane Airport commits to major solar power harvesting project

September 19, 2017 41

At least one major enterprise in Queensland isn't buying any of the nonsense about 'clean coal' for its low emission power needs

Can lousy airline service be blamed on Wall Street?

Can lousy airline service be blamed on Wall Street?

May 31, 2017 5

Are airlines taking orders about service standards from share markets, or their customers?

British Airways owner Levels up with new long haul LCC

British Airways owner Levels up with new long haul LCC

March 18, 2017 32

If new cheap long haul Level works, it will inevitably seek access to Asia-Pacific routes

British Airways ‘improves’ short haul flights with even tighter seating

British Airways ‘improves’ short haul flights with even tighter seating

March 12, 2017 13

Is British Airways telling us that it's going to be nothing more than a bigger low cost carrier?

UK drone incident underscores airliner risks, but they remain low

UK drone incident underscores airliner risks, but they remain low

April 18, 2016 3

Can the idiot factor cause a small drone to kill a few hundred airline passengers?

Hush, don’t mention BA, but UK urges action on cabin baggage

Hush, don’t mention BA, but UK urges action on cabin baggage

October 28, 2015 10

In a safety notice reminiscent of a ‘Yes Minister’ parody, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued a safety alert about the dangers of passengers taking cabin baggage with them in an emergency without once mentioning British Airways and its flight (BA2276) that caught fire at Las Vegas airport on 8 September.

BA’s Las Vegas runway fire tell us it’s time to lock up overhead bins

BA’s Las Vegas runway fire tell us it’s time to lock up overhead bins

September 9, 2015 40

Today’s dramatic runway fire on a British Airways 777 at Las Vegas has again exposed the stupidity and selfishness of passengers slowing down emergency evacuations to grab their shopping and other carry-on items.

British Airways 777 fire emergency at Las Vegas airport

British Airways 777 fire emergency at Las Vegas airport

September 9, 2015 30

Updated Only minor injuries have been reported after a spectacular engine fire broke out on a British Airways 777-200 while on the ground at Las Vegas airport today.

British Airways admits its 787s are too tight

British Airways admits its 787s are too tight

August 25, 2015 22

  Runway Girl Network has become the go-to site for cabin developments free of marketing spin, and has drawn attention to an admission by British Airways that the economy seats in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are too tight.

Report from the front line on BA’s war (?) on big people

Report from the front line on BA’s war (?) on big people

May 27, 2015 6

It’s less than a day since this reporter saw at least four very large passengers some of whom might have been your typical average American adults suffer a flight in British Airways’ new Club Europe cabin on an A319 flying from London Heathrow to Toulouse.

Qatar investment in British Airways owner might rattle cages

Qatar investment in British Airways owner might rattle cages

January 31, 2015 4

There is an unpleasant sub text to the success of non western airlines that could crawl out from under the rocks over the purchase by Qatar Airways of 9.99 percent of IAG, the holding company which owns British Airways, the Spanish flag carrier Iberia, and has plans to take over Irish carrier Aer Lingus.

The Battle for Heathrow, and much more, is on yet again

The Battle for Heathrow, and much more, is on yet again

January 26, 2015 1

The likelihood that Irish carrier Aer Lingus will accept a takeover bid from IAG,  the company that owns British Airways and Spanish flag carrier Iberia is the stuff of battles left, right and centre and the “fun” is expected to begin from all quarters later this week.

Did British Airways just ruin breakfast at Qantas and Virgin?

Did British Airways just ruin breakfast at Qantas and Virgin?

August 25, 2014 9

Imagine the angst in airline managements all around the world this morning. British Airways has come up with a new evolution of business class seating that makes everything else look second if not third rate.

British Airways A380s close in on Qantas to London flights

British Airways A380s close in on Qantas to London flights

February 19, 2014 19

British Airways seems somewhat smarter than Qantas in its use of the big Airbus

The ugly truth about British Airways incident emerges

June 1, 2013 8

It’s blame, shame and financial pain for just about everyone involved in the recent incident in which the engine doors came off a British Airways A319 as it lifted off the runway at Heathrow heading for Oslo.

US, UK safety authorities clash over BA engines incident

US, UK safety authorities clash over BA engines incident

May 31, 2013 7

  Just on a week after British Airways astonished the airline world by losing both engine cowling doors off an A319 after taking off from Heathrow, it now has the spectacle of the US and UK accident investigators disagreeing with each other as to what happened.

Incredible BA incident LHR raises security or maintenance queries

Incredible BA incident LHR raises security or maintenance queries

May 24, 2013 9

  The question being asked in airline circles tonight is whether an incident in which the cowling doors blew off both engines of a British Airways Airbus A319 after taking off from Heathrow today was a result of deliberate interference with an aircraft or an appalling maintenance lapse.

Airbus wins major A350 deal from British Airways

Airbus wins major A350 deal from British Airways

April 23, 2013 4

Three weeks after it was mooted, British Airways has signed an MoU for a fleet of 18 Airbus A350-1000 medium sized airliners that could replace its 777-300ER services to Sydney before the end of this decade. The deal is also a very big win for Airbus, which has designed the A350 line-up to compete with […]

British Airways A380 rolls out a big question for Cathay Pacific ally

British Airways A380 rolls out a big question for Cathay Pacific ally

April 7, 2013 19

The untidiness of the new British Airways/Cathay Pacific code share deal for flights between Australia and London over Hong Kong has been given substance by the roll out of the first BA painted Airbus A380 at Hamburg.

British Airways boosts 787 order with option conversions

April 4, 2013 10

In the first significant money-on-the-table commitment for the 787 Dreamliner since it was grounded almost three months ago, British Airways parent company IAG is exercising 18 options it holds for the type, making them firm additional orders for delivery between 2017-2021.