British Airways

  • British Airways pilot on trial over child sex with underage boys 1 week ago

    London: A British Airways pilot is facing trial in the UK for allegedly committing child sex offence against underage boys in India and Britain. Bartle Frere is alleged to have used his job to meet underage boys and lavish them with money and gifts during stopovers in India between long-haul...
  • British Airways gives massive discount on MumbaiLondon ticket September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways announced a flash oneday sale on Thursday, offering massive discount of up to 90 per cent on return tickets between Mumbai and London to commemorate nine decades of its India operations. Under the offer, the lowestpriced MumbaiLondon return ticket would start at Rs 40,252 for economy travel...
  • British Airways offers up to 50% off on select flights from India September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: British Airways on Tuesday joined its peers in offering limited period discounted tickets to air travellers, rolling out up to 50 per cent lower fares on its flight from India to select global destinations including London, New York and San Francisco. The airline has already commenced the bookings under the...
  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan gets back his sarod missing on British Airways flight July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod, which he has been strumming for the last 45 years, was restored to the iconic musician by British Airways after it went missing on a flight while he was returning to Delhi from London on Saturday night. The 68yearold Padma Vibhushan sarod maestro took...
  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan: After damaging my sarod in 1997, British Airways now misplaces it June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod, which he has been playing for over four decades now, has been misplaced. The renowned musician had returned from London by a British Airways flight when the incident occurred. The Padma Vibhushan sarod maestro, who had gone to London along...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 5 lakh for not helping stranded fliers February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to two doctors for leaving them to "fend for themselves" after their flight from London to Delhi was cancelled due to a snowstorm. The Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission said the airline "violated...
  • British Airways announces 4day discount offer for business class August 13, 2013

    British Airways on Tuesday announced a fourday special offer of 15 per cent discount on its business class tickets to London and North America from across its destinations from the country to celebrate the 67th Independence Day. The offer available only on the first and club world cabins, starts from August...
  • Drunk Sri Lankan cricketer tries to open aircraft door midair July 2, 2013

    A member of the Sri Lankan cricket team tried to open the cabin door on the British Airways flight from St Lucia to Gatwick while the plane was at 35,000ft, as reported by the Dailymail. As per the report in the leading daily, the unnamed drunk Sri Lanka A cricketer tried...
  • British Airways told to pay Rs 90,000 for losing luggage April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: British Airways has been asked to pay Rs 90,000 as compensation to a passenger for losing his luggage in transit from Delhi to Milan. The South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum noted that due to loss of baggage, the man had to purchase at huge cost articles of...
  • How airlines are shaping up for high-fliers March 14, 2013

    High-fliers are picky. Bone china in business class travel is so last decade. And large carriers are working very hard to woo the first and business class traveller into ever newer, even more exclusive experiences. Millions of dollars are being spent in the effort to lure the big spenders away...
  • British Airways in talks with IndiGo for alliance: Sources January 22, 2013

    London: British Airways is in talks with India's biggest carrier, IndiGo, over a ticketing and baggage sharing agreement, a source with direct knowledge of the discussions said on Tuesday. Known as an interline agreement, it allows customers from two airlines to buy connecting flights on one ticket. Such pacts are...
  • Drunk women force flight to make emergency landing January 4, 2013

    London: Two drunk middleaged women forced a British Airways flight to make an emergency landing in a French city, after they tried to make their way into the cockpit. The women aged 50 and 43 swore in front of children, refused to return to their seats and tried to force...
  • BA offers free stay in London on every return ticket September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Aiming to corner a major chunk of IndiaUK traffic, British Airways on Wednesday announced an attractive limitedperiod offer of twonight free stay in London on every return ticket. The return ticket on any class has to be bought from Wednesday (September 05) till September 30 and the travel has...
  • BA crew penalised for smuggling tobacco December 27, 2010

    London: A British Airways' cabin crew member has received a 120hour community punishment order after using his position to illegally import tobacco into the UK through Heathrow Airport. The potential revenue loss on the smuggled tobacco is estimated at around 18,000 pounds. Christakis Lambrou, a British national,...
  • 'We're about to crash,' passengers told in error August 27, 2010

    London: British Airways apologised to passengers after an emergency message warned them that they were about to crash into the sea, was played by mistake. About 275 passengers were on the London Heathrow to Hong Kong flight on Tuesday evening when the automated message went out. The plane was flying over...
  • British Airways crew launch fiveday strikes May 30, 2010

    London: British Airways (BA) cabin crew have launched a new fiveday strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions. BA says flights to and from Heathrow, one of Europe's busiest hubs, will be affected by the walkout. But the carrier says it can operate more than half of its services...
  • British Airways cabin crew begin fiveday strike May 24, 2010

    London: British Airways cabin crew began a fiveday strike on Monday after weekend talks on a longrunning dispute over wages, job cuts and working conditions broke down in acrimony. The airline said it planned to operate more than 60 per cent of longhaul flights and more than 50 per cent of...
  • British Airways crew call for 20day strike May 11, 2010

    London: Cabin crew at British Airways (BA) PLC announced plans on Monday to strike for a total of 20 days in May and June, threatening yet more chaos for tens of thousands of travelers just weeks after an Icelandic volcanic ash cloud shut down European air space. BA warned that...
  • British Airways strike to cost in millions March 23, 2010

    This is one of the most serious disputes in UK. ...
  • BA takes legal action to halt Christmas strike December 16, 2009

    London: British Airways is taking legal action to halt a 12day strike planned by cabin crew over Christmas, alleging balloting irregularities. "The airline called on (union) Unite to call off the industrial action by 1400 GMT. The union has not done so and BA is now seeking an injunction to prevent...
  • British Airways crew set for Christmas strike December 15, 2009

    London: British Airways cabin crew will strike over Christmas, their union said on Monday, throwing the plans of thousands of holiday travelers into uncertainty at one of the busiest times of the year. Strikes are to begin December 22 and run until January 2, said Len McCluskey, the assistant general...
  • British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai October 1, 2009

    Mumbai: A British Airways MumbaiLondon flight with 207 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Mumbai early on Thursday following a fire warning in the cockpit, an official said. The captain of the BA138 flight, which took off from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 3 am, heard a fire...
  • British Airways asks staff to work unpaid for a month June 17, 2009

    London: British Airways is asking thousands of its staff to work for free for up to four weeks, spokeswoman Kirsten Millard said on Tuesday. In an email to all its staff, the airline offered workers between one and four weeks of unpaid leave but with the option to work during...
  • Foreign airlines lure passengers, slash airfares May 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Even as domestic airfares have been skyrocketing Indian globetrotters have never had it better. The airfare to Singapore and back is now just Rs 11,000 thanks to huge discounts being offered by international airlines. While these are promotional fares to increase air traffic hit by financial crunch but no one...
  • British Airways slashes fares by 50 pc March 12, 2009

    London has emerged as the hottest holiday destination. ...
  • British Airways to scrap KolkataLondon service November 7, 2008

    Kolkata: British Airways will suspend its flights between Kolkata and London from March 28 next year as it finds the route unprofitable, an airline officer said here Friday. "The decision to suspend flights between Kolkata and London has been a difficult one to make. However, the route is not making a...
  • BA flight to Delhi forcelands in Germany, 222 safe October 13, 2008

    A British Airways flight to Delhi with 222 passengers and 16 crew members made an emergency landing at a German airport on Sunday October 12, following technical problems with its inflight entertainment system. The pilot of the Boeing 777 was alerted to the problem by a cockpit alarm and the...
  • Naomi apologises for assault, but still mad at airline June 22, 2008

    London: Model Naomi Campbell says she is sorry she assaulted two police officers during a dispute about lost luggage aboard a British Airways plane. But she has refused to apologise to the airline, accusing it of racism. British Airways strongly denied the charge. Campbell, 38, was sentenced on Friday to 200 hours...
  • Naomi Campbell barred from flying British Airways April 8, 2008

    London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been banned from flying with British Airways after she was escorted off a flight last week and arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, media reports said on Tuesday. The 37yearold, released on bail pending an investigation into the incident, said she hoped the row...
  • British Airways in trouble with green brigade November 15, 2007

    London: British Airways has landed neckdeep in trouble with environmentalists. Like many other companies, the British carrier had promised to makes its business greener. However, it's come to light that BA planes have been flying thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean without a single passenger on board. Over the last two weeks,...