The AARP has been offering great discounts on British Airways flights for years and with the recent announcement that the discounts have been renewed for yet another year, and the news that it's currently possible to get an AARP membership for the cost of a couple of coffees, this seems like a good time to remind readers of what and how they can save.
Avios are often a much-maligned currency due to the high surcharges that are usually added to most long-haul awards by British Airways. Using Avios to upgrade a cash fare, however, can be an excellent way to get great value out of the currency so I've put together a brief post showing just how easy it is to upgrade a British Airways booking using Avios.
Just a few days ago, British Airways finally extended its 'book with confidence policy' as it because obvious that limiting the policy to travel through September was looking short-sighted. At the time I speculated that it probably wouldn't be long before British Airways addressed the expiration date of its travel vouchers and, following an update today, that exactly what the airline has now done.
For some time now, British Airways has been waiving changes fees for bookings involving travel through 31 August 2021 but while that deadline may have seemed appropriate back in October or early November last year, it has been in need of review for some time. Luckily, British Airways has finally come to that realization.
British Airways has today announced an unexpectedly good update to its short-haul Economy Class catering that sees the airline pulling back further from the cuts that it began to implement just a few years ago.
Recently, I took my first flights since the beginning of March and I finally got home to Los Angeles for a few days. I've been putting off a return to LA for months (I've cancelled four separate trips) but, eventually, things came to a head and I had no choice but to fly.
British Airways management has had a lot to be embarrassed about this year (the poor treatment of staff and the poor treatment of customers being the main ones) and it appears to be hell-bent on continuing to embarrass itself with a woeful offering in its Black Friday sale.
Since early March, customers have had to put in a call to British Airways if they wanted a refund for a trip that the airline had cancelled but now, finally, British Airways has brought back the option to request a cash refund online. The option to request a refund on an Avios booking has yet to be brought back online and the availability of the cash refund option is far from obvious, but it's there.
American Airlines has recently started offering Covid-19 tests (that customers have to pay for) on a number of its routes from the United States to the Caribbean and Central America. Now the airline is joining forces with British Airways to trial an enhanced free Covid-19 testing program for passengers traveling on select flights between the United States and Europe.
British Airways will start suspending at least 46 routes starting from tomorrow so, in the next few days, a lot of people will be receiving messages that inform them that their flights have been canceled or that they have been rebooked on to other flights. If you receive one of these notifications, please be careful as their contents do not fully inform you of your rights.