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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...

FIRST-EVER BALLET AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE IN THE SKY

Dancers from the internationally renowned Bolshoi Ballet and classical superstar Katherine Jenkins staged the world’s first ballet and musical performance in the air, to celebrate the launch of British Airways’ Dreamliner flights from London Heathrow to Moscow, Russia. Lucky passengers on the inaugural flight of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner were taken to new heights with an incredib...

British Airways Returns To Iran

Intrepid travellers are expected to make Iran the new ‘must-see’ destination thanks to the start of direct flights to Tehran from Heathrow by British Airways. The new six times a week service is to today (September 1), following the recent relaxation of sanctions, which opens up exciting new prospects for Iran as a tourist destination thanks to its rich heritage and culture, unique architecture...

British Airways Takes Off With China Eastern Airlines

British Airways is set to gain access to the domestic Chinese market as it launches a new partnership with Shanghai-based carrier, China Eastern Airlines. With its gleaming skyscrapers and ancient temples China is more accessible than ever before as the British carrier will start selling flights to Kunming, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Chongqing on a BA flight code, while the Chinese carrier...

SN-APPY LANDINGS WITH NEW BRITISH AIRWAYS PILOT PHOTO APP

British Airways pilots have developed a new photo app for customers to take away a souvenir cockpit picture from their flight – with Denise Van Outen the first to be ‘sn-apped’. All British Airways’ 4,000 pilots will have the ‘View From The Flight Deck’ app loaded onto their iPads from the start of August to take photos of customers visiting the cockpit befor...

British Airways plane takes 6,000 mile ‘flight to nowhere’ after minor fault

A British Airways flight took a 6,000-mile ‘flight to nowhere’ due to a ‘minor technical fault’. The plane did a u-tun at the halfway point of its journey to Tokyo, which meant passengers touched down at Heathrow an hour after they were due to land in the Japanese capital. Among the passengers was one half of the dance music duo Gorgon City. BA faces a pay...

British Airways announces new cuts to in-flight service

In what is becoming a regular monthly announcement, British Airways has announced a new raft of service changes.  Most of these will, I believe, kick in from 1st July although some may take a little longer to materialise.  All cabins are impacted, even First Class. This is what I understand to be happening, based on comments at Flyertalk and from emails from HFP readers who work...