Ok, let’s be honest here. How many people were genuinely excited when they found out that the first destinations to get the new British Airways Club Suites would be Toronto, Dubai, Tel Aviv, and Bangalore?
The new British Airways Business Class seats (officially called “Club Suites”) are one of the most highly anticipated upgrades to the airline’s offering in years. This is partly because the new suite promises to be very nice indeed, but it’s mainly because the seats that it will be replacing are so out of date they’re in danger of being considered retro.
A significant proportion of British Airways cabin crews have used a recent union ballot to indicate an overwhelming willingness to take industrial action should their employer not improve the latest pay and conditions deal presented to them.
British Airways launched its ‘Centenary Offers’ sale on the 28th of June and if you haven’t yet checked to see if any of the fares or holidays on offer work for you it’s time to hurry things up – the British Airways sale ends tomorrow, 16 July 2019 (for travel up to February 2020).
While most of us have been focusing on the potential British Airways pilots' strike that's looming over a lot of people's travels, two other issues have been bubbling under the surface which, before Friday, hadn't really received much publicity...and then they exploded on to the scene.
Towards the end of last year, the main unions representing BA's pilots, cabin crew and ground crews came together in a rare show of solidarity to negotiate with the airlines for better pay and conditions for their members. Negotiations haven't been going well at all and last month we heard that the main pilots' union (BALPA) was preparing to ballot its members on strike action.
While we already know the first international routes on which the new A350 will operate, BA hasn't yet shared any information surrounding the crew orientation flights that the A350 will be performing on the London - Madrid route....but that doesn't mean that these flights haven't already been decided.
British Airways has announced another sale to celebrate its centenary year and once again the airline is offering some good deals on flight-only bookings and British Airways holiday packages. Whether you’re looking to fly long-haul or short-haul there should be something in the latest British Airways sale for everyone, and with transatlantic Business Class fares as low as £1,326, this could be a good time to rack up a few tier points and boost your Avios balance.
In January of this year, British Airways turned its attention to improving its World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) ‘soft’ product as it announced a new and redesigned menu for its intermediate long-haul cabin. At the time of that announcement, the airline assured passengers that the improvements to World Traveller Plus wouldn’t be limited to a few changes to the dining offering and that we could expect refreshed amenities and bedding with “added comfort and a touch of luxury” coming “in the Spring”.
This has been coming for a while. Since around November last year the three major unions which represent the pilots, cabin crews and ground workers at British Airways have been negotiating as one for better pay and better benefits. We heard from the unions in February (things weren't going well) and then we heard again last month (things still weren't going well) and now it looks as if things have reached breaking point.