British Airway has announced a short-haul flash sale in which it says that it's offering half a million seats for under £40 (~$55) each way. This sale is running in parallel with the main sale that British Airways is currently promoting and will end at midnight (GMT) on Monday 13 September.
As has been the case with most airport lounge networks around the world, British Airways has been operating a skeleton lounge network since the pandemic first took hold. Recent weeks have seen the airline opening a number of its Business Class lounges at London Heathrow and now BA is ready to take things further by reopening the lounges it dedicates to First Class travelers.
Like just about every major passenger airline in the world, British Airways has spent most of the past 16 months issuing passengers with travel vouchers for flights that either it or its customers have cancelled courtesy of the Covid pandemic. Up until today, these vouchers had an expiration date in April 2023 but with travel on a lot of BA's routes still significantly restricted, the airline has now extended that expiration date by a further 5 months.
British Airways has today launched a new promotion in which offering all UK-based Executive Club members a 20% discount on Economy Class, Premium Economy, and Business Class flights taken between August and the last week in May next year. Unfortunately, the booking window is a short one so you'll have to be quick if you want to make the most of this deal.
British Airways has launched a new sale for departures out of the UK and there are some great value redemptions in both First Class and Business Class. The sale runs through to 22 June and includes most short-haul and long-haul routes that British Airways is operating or planning to operate as well as the airline's holiday packages and car hire deals.
The Elemis Spa that once sat between the British Airways First Class lounge and the Concorde Room was confirmed as a permanent casualty of the pandemic a few weeks ago and now the often forgotten Business Center in the First Class lounge has been confirmed as a permanent casualty too. It hasn't, however, taken British Airways long to come up with a plan for the spaces that these two facilities once occupied.
If you're one of the lucky ones who has been able to travel internationally in recent months you'll know all about the circus that can surround pre-departure Covid-19 tests, and if you're reading this while waiting for your chance to finally get back to exploring the world you should know that it's a circus that you'll soon have to deal with too.
If you’re lucky enough to have mid-tier airline status or higher or if you only fly in premium cabins, you’re probably not accustomed to having to worry about the length of the lines at airport check-in desks. That, however, is not a privilege shared by the overwhelming majority of travelers around the world.
British Airways is the latest airline to try to incorporate a COVID-19 certification area within its own app and the airline has announced that it is running a trial whereby all customers eligible to travel to India will be able to upload negative COVID-19 test results and other required documentation directly into their reservation via ‘Manage My Booking’ on ba.com.
As a general rule and as long as I'm not indulging in a Tier Point run, I avoid British Airways Club Europe as I find it to be a colossal waste of money. This summer, however, it looks like some routes may offer a Club Europe option that will be considerably better than the norm and possibly even great value for money.