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British Airways joins the community fight against COVID-19

British Airways is joining the response against Covid-19 with a company-wide taskforce who will bring their skills and expertise to communities across the UK to help the fight against the COVID-19 virus. The current reduction in the number of flights means British Airways is in the position of having thousands of cabin and flight crew with more time available and an appetite to volunteer. The...

Guiness World Records plane pull for Sport Relief

The week of Sport Relief week fundraising events by British Airways took off by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities.British Airways’ support for Sport Relief comes as part of the airline’s global charity partnership with Comic Relief, Flying Start,...

20 British Airways New Year resolutions for 2020

After celebrating its momentous centenary year in 2019, British Airways is now looking to 2020, with 20 New Year resolutions that are every bit as exciting as the achievements of 2019.   New destinations – the airline has already announced nine new routes for 2020 including the Kosovan and Montenegrin capitals Pristina and Podgorica,...

Dreaming of new heights with British Airways

January 2020 will be special for British Airways, as it will take delivery of its first brand new 787-10 Dreamliner. What will be the first route ? The answer is Atlanta in February next year. This state-of-the-art, 787-10 aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage which allows the pressure to be maintained at a lower level in the cabin. The internal cabin altitude is the equivalent of 6,...

British Airways First UK airline to offset Carbon Emissions on flights within the UK from 2020

From January 2020, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK.  All customers flying within the UK next year on flights operated by British Airways will have the carbon emissions from their flights offset by the airline and invested in carbon reduction projects around the world*. These quality assured projects will include r...

First A350-1000 delivered to British Airways

Congratulations British Airways! Its first A350-1000  delivered, making it the first operator of the larger A350-1000 in International Airlines Group (IAG). In total, BA has ordered 18 A350-1000s. Iberia, which is also part of IAG, already operates five of the smaller A350-900s. BA’s A350 XWB with its modern and comfortable Airspace cabin will usher in new levels of comfort with the...

Dreamliner jet's secret bedrooms where aircraft crew sleep above passengers' heads

We go inside the hidden windowless compartments on a Boeing 787-9 where the flight crew rest on long journeys - right above the passengers' heads If you ever get to fly on a Boeing Dreamliner jet, have a think what’s above your head. Passengers’ hand luggage in the overhead bins? Of course. But there may be flight and cabin crew slumbering away right on top of you too....

British Airways cabin crew begin six days of strikes

Staff set to walk out for most of week over pay but airline believes most will turn up to work amid tougher sanctions on strikers Low-paid cabin crew at British Airways have begun six days of industrial action, as the airline takes an increasingly hard line on strikes by employees. Members of the mixed fleet at Heathrow were set to walk out for most of this week from Sunday in a dispute over...