British Airways Posts

American reshuffles transatlantic routes and schedules for S15

American Airlines is adding five new routes between four of its US hubs and select European cities in summer 2015, although these changes reflect more surgical additions across its gateway cities rather than overall growth for the combined US Airways and American ...


Act Fast - BA A380 Premium Class Award Space To/From IAD Available Now


If you're thinking about a trip to Europe next spring or summer, here's something to consider - it appears that BA has released a significant amount of premium class award space on its new-ish A380 service between Washington Dulles (IAD) and London Heathrow.  I stumbled on this quite by ...


Another Costly Travel Screw-Up: Yellow Fever Vaccinations

I think my last big travel mistake was missing the bus by one minute and having to pay an outrageous taxi fee to travel 50km from central Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport in Iceland. There have been small mistakes, of course, in the meantime, but nothing really ...


Massive British Airways Executive Club Devaluation Coming?

Gary wrote an alarming post yesterday pointing out that Iberia, owned by the same parent company as British Airways, has obliterated its partner redemption chart for Avios redemptions. Shorthaul trips on American Airlines that are 4,500 Avios with BA are 19,500 Avios with IB! Although this is not ...


URGENT! PSA - Burn Your Short Haul Avios

A discovery was made by Gary Leff of Boarding Area's View From the Wing Blog that Iberia (owned by British Airways parent company IAG) have changed their short haul redemption rates and created a new American Airlines only award chart.  

As Gary points out this is a devaluation of ...


British Airways Companion Voucher Now Valid for One-Way Travel

British Airways offers a companion voucher when you accrue more than $30,000 in spending on its Chase-branded credit card. With this voucher, you can redeem your BA Avios for a complimentary companion ticket, paying only the taxes and fuel surcharge on the second ticket. Although BA's exorbitant ...


Booking My US Airways First Class Award with No Fuel Surcharges


British Airways flights have traditionally been one of the harder products to redeem for. Not because of their lack of availability or program restrictions but because they were just so darn expensive. It didn't matter if you were using British Airways Avios or ...


US Airways Now Adding Fuel Surcharge to British Airways Award Tickets

An update on my story earlier this week on No Fuel Surcharges on British Airways Awards with US Airways Miles: as expected, a memo went out today to Dividend Miles agents today instructing them to include fuel surcharges on British Airways award flights.

There is mixed reports that ...


No Fuel Surcharges on British Airways Awards with US Airways Miles


Since US Airways joined oneworld, the carrier has not imposed fuel surcharges on British Airways award flights. Considering fuel surcharges run more than $800 r/t for Europe and much more if you continue on to Asia or Africa, this has been a secret boon for those redeeming US Airways Dividend ...


United's Team USA Olympic Videos

U.S. companies are never hesitant to remind us of their support for Team USA in the biennial winter and summer Olympic games. Olympic logos tend to appear near the corporate logo and special ads are taken out as the games draw close. Airlines are in a unique position because they transport ...


British Airways Galleries Lounge - T5 LHR


Large spacious lounges with runway views and a bird's eye view peering down on travelers fighting their way through the busy terminal 5, the British Airways Galleries lounge  at London Heathrow is a great place to relax before a flight, refuel on many food options, or toast your friends or ...


Top 10 Airline Award Redemptions for January 2014

With the new year here and many changes negatively affecting airline loyalty programs now in effect or shortly taking effect, there are still a number of superb deals available. Here are my top ten award travel bright spots for January 2014.

1. US Airways Dividend Miles – 90K miles ...


British Airways B747 Premium Economy LHR - LAX


Recently I had the joys of flying on the new British Airways A380 and I truly enjoyed soaring through the skies in the world’s largest jumbo jet. On that trip, I flew from Los Angeles to London in premium economy and was really wowed by British Airways staff and new airplane. On my return ...

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British Airways A321 Economy LHR - TLV Trip Report


After a wonderful flight on the BA A380 in Premium Economy from LAX to LHR and a stopover in the T1 BA lounge, I was on my final flight to Tel Aviv aboard British Airways mid haul A321 formerly a BMI aircraft. This plane only features a two class cabin (business and economy). I inquired about an ...

British Airways International Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 1


Airline Clubs are supposed to be reserved for the elite travelers, business and first class passengers, or those passengers who are willing to shovel out hundreds of dollars a year towards membership fees. The British Airways clubs are no different, ...

10% off British Airways Flights until 12/31 with your Visa


One of the perks of the British Airways Chase Visa card is the 10% discount on British Airways flights. Most bloggers will tell you that you have to use the BA Chase Visa to get the 10% discount, however I have tested and proven that you do not have to use the BA Visa to get the 10% discount, but ...