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Should I Choose Cash or Avios in the British Airways Class Action Lawsuit?

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At the beginning of the month there were lots of articles about a class action lawsuit against British Airways.

The lawsuit was related to British Airways charging fuel surcharges although “the fees had nothing to do with the cost of fuel“, according to View From The Wing. Continue reading Should I Choose Cash or Avios in the British Airways Class Action Lawsuit?

Woman Gets Lifetime Ban from British Airways

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British Airways gave one woman a lifetime ban for something she says she did not do.

33 year-old Bridget Nhire was flying from London to Dubai when she got into an argument with another passenger. The other passenger claims that Nhire got up too many times during the flight!

Nhire was handcuffed and escorted off of the plane. Continue reading Woman Gets Lifetime Ban from British Airways

British Airways, Where’s my 40,500 Avios + $143.79

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On October 22 I booked a long weekend for Kim, Lucas and I to Toronto using British Airways Avios. At just 4,500 Avios (points) each way from NYC this was definitely a bargain (although the cost will be going up soon to 7,500).

I searched at BA.com and found the flights I needed (out of JFK Airport) but I wasn’t able to book online due to issues with the flight home on TAM. I called in to take care of the issue which led to a 40 minute + call to get things sorted out. BA also had to call me back two times since it took so long!

This annoying booking experience was the start of possibly our most annoying and painful travel experience in many years. Continue reading British Airways, Where’s my 40,500 Avios + $143.79

Drunk Woman Tries To Open Door On British Airways Flight

British Airways Flight
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I’m not a big fan of drinking while flying. Here’s another reason why it’s not a good idea to get drunk during a flight…

A 32-year-old drunk woman tried to open the exit door during a flight and is being charged with interfering with the flight crew. Continue reading Drunk Woman Tries To Open Door On British Airways Flight

No More British Airways Avios 4,500 Mile Awards in N. America

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I knew it wouldn’t be good.

I woke up this morning and saw an e-mail from British Airways. The subject was Mr W., we’re making changes to the Executive Club.

These changes never seem to favor us, the flyer/ customer/ passenger, so I wasn’t looking forward to reading on but of course I had to. Continue reading No More British Airways Avios 4,500 Mile Awards in N. America

What Would You Do During Plane Emergency Evacuation

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A couple of days back a British Airway’s plane engine caught fire during take off at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas.

Luckily everyone made it out alive with just 13 people (possible more) being sent “to local hospitals for treatment” according to CNN. The plane was evacuated within five minutes with passengers and crew using the emergency evacuation slides.

Some passengers were called out for bringing their luggage off of the plane during the emergency. Continue reading What Would You Do During Plane Emergency Evacuation

Smartphone Causes Plane To Make Emergency Landing

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Flight delays happen for many different reasons. This has got to be one of the strangest reasons that I’ve ever heard of…

(I came across the story due to a tweet from @JohnnyJet.)

A British Airways plane carrying around 200 passengers had to make an “unscheduled landing” in Siberia due to a passenger but it wasn’t due to bad behavior.

The passenger’s mobile phone overheated! Continue reading Smartphone Causes Plane To Make Emergency Landing

And They’re Back! British Airways Avios Return

British Airways AviosThis past Friday many of us tried logging into our British Airways accounts to find ourselves to be locked out. Upon changing the account password and getting back in, we then found our accounts to be zeroed out!

It turned out that this was done preemptively by BA to protect our accounts. Too bad the airline wasn’t wise enough to notify us when this action took place…

This led me to ask- Hey British Airways, Where Are My Avios? Continue reading And They’re Back! British Airways Avios Return