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.... It suggested a “best estimate” of around £473m for that year. Among the companies that impose fees are the airlines Ryanair and easyJet, which charge a credit card fee of 2% and 1% respectively. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....EasyJet is to open a new European headquarters in Austria to enable it to continue to operate flights within the EU after Brexit. The airline said it intended to establish a new airline, easyJet Europe, which would be headquartered in Vienna. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A clash of national cultures and an inability to understand each other’s languages threatens to make the merged Air France-KLM group of airlines unmanageable, according to a leaked internal company report. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....ITV said her total remuneration would be “broadly the same” as Crozier, who earned about £27m over his seven years in charge. This is slightly less than the £30m McCall earned from starting at easyJet in 2010 to the end of the airline’s financial year in September. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Striking British Airways cabin crew have announced a further two weeks of action for the first half of August in their battle over pay and sanctions at the airline. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It’s about holding the government to account, but also trying to get it right in terms of our future relationship, for business, investment and jobs,” she said. Reeves was speaking after the low-cost airline Easyjet announced that it would set up an alternative EU headquarters in Austria, in the latest sign that companies are delaying investment or choosing to go elsewhere while the post-Brexit landscape looks so unclear. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Is moving from the chief executive’s berth at easyJet to the same post at ITV really an upgrade? One could argue both cases. ITV is bigger by market capitalisation and television probably wins over budget airlines in the glamour stakes, even if the current buzz is about Love Island. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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French-Dutch culture clash revealed in leaked Air France-KLM report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:07:14 AM
. A clash of national cultures and an inability to understand each other’s languages threatens to make the merged Air France-KLM group of airlines unmanageable, according to a leaked internal company report. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike into August holiday peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:25:45 PM
. Striking British Airways cabin crew have announced a further two weeks of action for the first half of August in their battle over pay and sanctions at the airline. ...
End of the 'rip-off': all charges for paying by card to be banned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 11:01:04 PM
.... It suggested a “best estimate” of around £473m for that year. Among the companies that impose fees are the airlines Ryanair and easyJet, which charge a credit card fee of 2% and 1% respectively. ...
HS2 supporters boast of benefits – but costs keep going off the rails | Nils Pratley image
....Is moving from the chief executive’s berth at easyJet to the same post at ITV really an upgrade? One could argue both cases. ITV is bigger by market capitalisation and television probably wins over budget airlines in the glamour stakes, even if the current buzz is about Love Island. ...
Carolyn McCall to become ITV chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:15:51 AM
....ITV said her total remuneration would be “broadly the same” as Crozier, who earned about £27m over his seven years in charge. This is slightly less than the £30m McCall earned from starting at easyJet in 2010 to the end of the airline’s financial year in September. ...
British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 03:00:09 PM
....A two-week strike comes to an end on Sunday; a further fortnight of strikes has been called from Wednesday. It encompasses a significant minority of BA’s cabin crew: the “mixed fleet”, around one-third of the airline’s 16,500 crew, operating both short-haul and long-haul flights. ...
British companies must have voices heard on Brexit, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:26:11 PM
.... It’s about holding the government to account, but also trying to get it right in terms of our future relationship, for business, investment and jobs,” she said. Reeves was speaking after the low-cost airline Easyjet announced that it would set up an alternative EU headquarters in Austria, in the latest sign that companies are delaying investment or choosing to go elsewhere while the post-Brexit landscape looks so unclear. ...
EasyJet to set up Austrian HQ to operate EU flights after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 09:31:48 AM
....EasyJet is to open a new European headquarters in Austria to enable it to continue to operate flights within the EU after Brexit. The airline said it intended to establish a new airline, easyJet Europe, which would be headquartered in Vienna. ...
Heathrow night flights to continue until third runway is built image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:54:07 PM
....The measures will ensure that all flights, including smaller and quieter planes, are counted within quotas on movements and lower overall noise limits. However, the rules reflect a trend towards much quieter, more modern planes and are unlikely to affect airlines’ operations significantly. ...
It’s a testing time for BA passengers who lost out in IT chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
....BA’s well-publicised IT meltdown over the May half-term resulted in our flights being cancelled, and we had to abandon our family holiday to Sweden. The airline has refunded our flight costs and agreed to pay the EU-mandated compensation – €750. ...
Heathrow hotel operator drafts £6.7bn cheaper third runway plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 02:42:29 PM
....Arora said his alternative plans for a third runway and new terminal would involve less disruption to local communities, partly because a smaller amount of land would be required. “We want passengers to be at the heart of our plans and the current monopoly at Heathrow, which over-charges airlines and in turn raises fares for passengers, is not the right model for the future,” Arora said. ...
EasyJet's Carolyn McCall is favourite to take over at ITV image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:48:15 PM
....Mahon’s appointment made her the first woman to run a UK broadcaster larger than Channel 5, and the first female Channel 4 chief executive in the broadcaster’s 35-year history. Since joining easyJet in 2010, McCall has turned the airline into one of Europe’s best-performing airlines. ...
British Airways cabin crew to stage fresh strikes in pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:37:06 PM
....”. Meanwhile, Unite has launched legal action over BA’s decision to lease aircraft from another airline during the strike. ...
WARNING: Don’t get burnt for cash on your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:21:00 AM
....Flight costs. Hidden flight charges are the bane of every traveller, as airlines slap on fees for travel baggage, priority boarding, early check-in and other extras. ...
How the wheels came off my complaint to Very image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:00:33 AM
.... A year’s warranty is not long for an item of luggage – in our experience, the industry standard is five or even 10 years. A warranty covers manufacturing defects only – not normal wear and tear or damage caused by the airline/carrier. ...
Drone forces closure of Gatwick runway and diversion of many flights image
....”. Four easyJet flights were diverted during the runway closure, a spokeswoman for the airline said on Sunday evening. ...
Britons booking breaks online to get same protection as package holidays image
....The new legislation will ensure Atol protection covers passengers who book flights, hotels or car hire that are not sold as part of package holidays. From next year, when holidaymakers book a flight and are then directed by the airline to a separate company to book accommodation, within 24 hours the holiday will be covered. ...
What’s your policy when it comes to having a perfect holiday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
....99 with InsureandGo. Since March 2017, government rules ban travellers from taking laptops and tablets above a certain size into airline cabins on flights originating from some countries in the Middle East. ...
BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
.... What should’ve been a 15-hour journey ended up taking the newlyweds more than two days, their wedding night spent on an airport bench thanks to a barrage of mishaps and errors. The saga that unfolded highlights the inadequacy of consumer redress available when airlines dispute legal responsibilities. ...
BA ruined our break – but it still won’t pay out! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
. A family of six who lost their holiday to Portugal after the British Airways meltdown are still out of pocket, because neither the airline nor their travel insurer will pay out for the villa they were forced to abandon. ...
Risk of air accidents up after CAA cost-cutting, leaked report warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:40:28 PM
....The chief executive of the CAA, Andrew Haines, was appointed in 2009 with a brief to modernise the agency, and was incentivised to complete a transformation programme that saw the wage bill slashed. The regulator is funded by the airlines and operators it regulates, which have lobbied to lower the charges. ...
BA cabin crew call two-week strike in July over pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:51:16 PM
....Members of the Unite union rejected a deal that included bonuses and travel perks being withheld from crew who had taken action earlier in the year. Unite said they had called the action, which runs from 1 to 16 July, after the airline refused to accept the union’s final compromise position on the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
. The system meltdown that left 75,000 British Airways passengers stranded at the start of the May half-term holiday cost the airline £80m, shareholders have been told. ...
EasyJet offers private jet experience at Luton – without the private jet image
. EasyJet passengers can now travel like billionaires – at least to as far as the steps of the plane – following the launch of a new venture to allow the airline’s customers to use the private jet terminal and facilities at Luton airport. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
. British Airways is close to striking an agreement for Capita to run its call centres as the airline attempts to improve its customer relations after its disastrous IT meltdown last month. ...
Plane makes emergency landing in Sydney after hole appears in engine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:30:43 AM
....Passengers were put up in hotels at Sydney airport and were expected to depart for Shanghai later on Monday morning. Despite the havoc, passengers applauded airline staff for their professionalism. ...
Hard going with easyJet over compensation claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
.... We did not agree and took it to the arbitrators (CEDR), which ruled in our favour on 6 April this year, meaning that easyJet had to pay us £684. The airline emailed the following day asking for our account details and told us the money would be in our account within 20 working days. ...
German authorities free Britons detained after easyJet flight diverted image
.... It said air traffic was affected for several hours as a result of the incident. Bild newspaper quoted a spokesman for the German federal police as saying the pilot decided to land the aircraft in Cologne after passengers told airline personnel they had heard the men using words including “bomb” and “explosive”. ...
British Airways cabin crew suspend four-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 11:40:18 AM
....The union says talks will now be held at conciliation service Acas to reach an agreement. Unite said the cabin staff, who work on both short and long-haul routes as part of the airline's "mixed fleet" agreement, are paid less than other BA crew. ...
Willie Walsh: 'I think some of the criticism of BA has been unfair' image
. The frustrating thing for Willie Walsh is that, outside the airline industry, many people still think he is the direct boss of British Airways. ...
Flybe promises overhaul after £20m loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 08:00:13 AM
. Regional airline Flybe has hit turbulence, running up a near £20m loss after previous expansion plans proved too ambitious. ...
Does British Airways' explanation stack up? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:16:05 PM
. The ultimate boss of British Airways, Willie Walsh who runs the airline's parent company, has offered a little more detail about why their computer system crash-landed last week. ...
Qantas executive says Qataris won't be allowed on flights via Dubai after UAE ban image
. Qatari nationals will not be allowed to board Qantas flights via Dubai because the United Arab Emirates has banned them from passing through its airports after Arab powers cut ties with Qatar, an executive at the Australian airline has said. ...
How many boxes? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:23 PM
....Perhaps surprisingly only a fraction of air cargo is actually carried in specialised air freighters. Most of it - 95% at Heathrow - is carried in the bellies of passenger aircraft and that can boost an airline's revenues between 5-20%. ...
Airline bosses: we must apologise immediately for BA-style crises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:02:04 PM
....Peter Bellew, the chief executive of Malaysia Airlines, said the rise of social media had made a swift response imperative. Bellew joined the airline after the loss of two passenger jets in 2014 with hundreds of fatalities. ...
European commission will set out plan to tackle air traffic control strikes image
....An action plan drawn up by the commission will push for unions to give 21 days’ notice of planned strikes, and for individual workers to give three days’ notice before joining industrial action. A4E, an airline lobbying group which includes easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways, calculates that air traffic strikes have cost the European Union economy €12bn (£10. ...
China's HNA: The biggest company you've never heard of image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 02:52:26 PM
.... . "That's our business, from the airlines business, airport business, shopping business and travel agent business," Mr Tan says. ...
Qatar row: Saudi revokes Qatar Airways' licence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 10:24:05 AM
....Qatar Airways is wholly owned by the Qatari government. The airline group employs more than 40,000 people worldwide. ...
Why are human travel agents still so much better than websites? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 09:37:43 AM
....Skyscanner, for instance, will find you the cheapest flights between London and Tokyo for any given day, and will let you narrow those options down by limiting long layovers or only displaying direct flights. But it’s up to you to find out which days are the cheapest: not every airline flies every day, and you’ll usually save cash if you fly out and back on the same carrier. ...
Qatar row: What does it mean for travellers? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:09:08 AM
. Many airlines have suspended flights to and from Qatar's capital, Doha. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
....Some analysts find aviation a curious choice for the kick-off of Trump’s infrastructure push. There has not been a fatal crash of a domestic airliner in the US for eight years. ...
Trump to privatise air traffic control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:42:18 PM
.... But oversight of air traffic management and the nearly 30,000 workers in that area would go to a private not-for-profit organisation. Supporters of the plan, which include many of the major US airlines, say the current system slows the introduction of new technology and makes funding subject to the unpredictable whims of Congress. ...
BA meltdown: switching off and on again may have caused IT crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:10:50 PM
....The actions of a technician who switched off and then reconnected the power supply to BA’s data centre are expected to form the centre of the inquiry, which will be carried out by an as-yet-unnamed external company. Willie Walsh, the chief executive of the airline’s parent company, IAG, said the technician responsible was “authorised to be in the room, but wasn’t authorised to do what he did”. ...
British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 05:58:37 PM
....However, some experts say that blaming a power surge is too simplistic. Mr Walsh, appearing at an annual airline industry conference in Mexico on Monday, said: "It's very clear to me that you can make a mistake in disconnecting the power. ...
Qatar row: Economic impact threatens food, flights and football image
....7 million people, this tiny nation on the north-east coast of the Arabian Peninsula is trying to punch above its weight. People know about it thanks in part to its national airline (Qatar Airways), its international news station (Al Jazeera) and through sport (notably winning the right to host the 2022 football World Cup and being a former sponsor of perhaps the world's most famous club, Barcelona). ...
Suffered BA’s weekend from hell? Find out what compensation is on offer image
....So what are your rights?. In the case of delays, European Union law gives significant cover for flights that have departed from an airport within the EU (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) operated by any airline, and for flights arriving at an EU airport and operated by an EU airline. ...
For BA, a £100m compensation bill could be just the start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 02:59:09 PM
....BA’s Spanish chief executive, Alex Cruz, had by now arrived at the recently refurbished crisis command centre at BA’s Waterside House HQ. Like most major airlines, BA has well-practised procedures for crisis management, with drills held up to four times a year. ...
BA delays: Automatic compensation urged by consumer group image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:41:04 PM
....They can also claim expenses for items such as hotels, meals and phone calls - a matter that led to a dispute with insurers during the week. Which? said the airline sector was out of step with other service industries. ...
British Airways cabin crew vote for more strike action image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 06:17:45 PM
....The news ends a turbulent week for BA, which suffered an IT failure which left 75,000 passengers stranded over the bank holiday weekend. The airline called the new strike "completely unnecessary" and said it will still fly all customers to their destinations. ...
BA chaos: why I’m flying the flag for the new arbitration scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:14:07 AM
. The chaos BA descended into last weekend will come as little surprise to some people who regularly use the airline. ...
BA delays: Airline changes advice over claims for expenses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 10:02:41 AM
....The BA website initially suggested that customers should make a claim on their travel insurance for expenses such as meals during the delays. But the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and consumer rights experts say responsibility is with the airline. ...
British Airways cabin crew to hold four-day strike over pay dispute image
. Cabin crew at British Airways have announced they will hold a four-day strike later this month, compounding the problems for the beleaguered airline which stranded 75,000 passengers at the weekend after an IT meltdown. ...
ViaSat-2: Satellite goliath goes into orbit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:12:24 AM
.... . In the US, working with airlines such as JetBlue, ViaSat has already found success through its existing high-throughput ViaSat-1 spacecraft. ...
Scunthorpe steelworkers enjoy the rewards of act of faith in new owner image
.... It was a smart move, given the mixed publicity that Greybull had encountered following previous UK deals. The investment firm enjoyed some success with its rescue of Monarch airlines. ...
Willie Walsh praises British Airways bosses after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:25:02 PM
....Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways parent company IAG, has praised BA bosses for “doing everything possible” after the IT meltdown that left 75,000 passengers stranded over the bank holiday weekend. Walsh’s comments came as British Airways’ board is reportedly demanding an external inquiry into the fiasco that caused almost all the airline’s flights out of London to be cancelled on Saturday and is expected to land BA with a compensation bill of more than £100m. ...
Power surge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:43:36 AM
....BA has apologised and blamed a "power surge" affecting IT equipment - but many engineers have reacted sceptically to that, pointing out that major firms are meant to have contingency plans in place to avoid disruption when primary systems fail. In a slightly more detailed statement on Wednesday, the airline said a loss of power to a UK data centre was "compounded" by a power surge that took out its IT systems. ...
Walsh backs BA boss after computer chaos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:25:25 AM
....". The airline said on Wednesday that a loss of power to a UK data centre was "compounded" by a power surge that took out its IT systems. ...
BA computer chaos: The unanswered questions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:11:43 AM
....I admit I'm no IT expert, but over the past few days I've spoken to plenty of people who are. These are people who have either engineered airline IT networks or actually worked on British Airways' systems in the past. ...
BA's owner launches new trans-Atlantic budget airline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:03:01 PM
. The owner of British Airways, IAG, said its new trans-Atlantic budget airline will expand its fleet to five planes and aims to open new European bases. ...
British Airways IT failure caused by 'uncontrolled return of power' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:35:50 PM
. The IT shutdown that led to chaos for British Airways was caused by an “uncontrolled return of power” following an outage that physically damaged servers at its data centre, the airline has said. ...
Outrage as Emirates tells cabin crew to remove Taiwan flag pins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 07:47:41 AM
....Emirates is under fire after instructing Taiwanese cabin crew to remove pin badges showing the island's flag from their uniforms. A leaked email says the airline was "instructed by the Chinese government" to "follow the One China policy". ...
Passengers still without bags after British Airways IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:34:08 PM
....Cancelled holidays and chaotic scenes at Heathrow and Gatwick airports over the bank holiday weekend have been followed by reports of passengers’ baggage being forwarded to destinations abroad while its owners were unable to travel. The airline said it hoped most of a backlog of tens of thousands of bags would be delivered by the end of Wednesday. ...
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou pledges to give half of £2bn fortune to charity image
....”. Haji-Ioannou was 28 years old when he founded easyJet in 1995, leasing two Boeing 737-200 aircraft in a bid to create a low-cost rival to traditional flag-carrier airlines such as British Airways. ...
Ryanair makes £1.1bn profit despite cutting fares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:21:29 PM
....Its warning to competitors came as British Airways was counting the cost of its huge IT failure last weekend that left 75,000 passengers stranded. Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, has helped drive down short-haul ticket prices in Europe by increasing its capacity by 33% in the past two years. ...
British Airways should come clean about computer chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:52:44 PM
. British Airways, with the insouciance the airline so frequently displays, is still to say precisely why its systems failed so catastrophically at the weekend. ...
British Airways IT failure: experts doubt 'power surge' claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:14:01 PM
....”. The airline industry is notorious for running outdated infrastructure long after standards have improved. ...
Get to know flight claim ground rules for delayed flights image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:47:00 PM
. Stricken airline BA faces a record £150million bill for compensation, but disgruntled travellers must be persistent. ...
Emergency landing: how airlines can recover from a PR disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:30:05 PM
.... It was bad enough that backup systems failed after a power surge brought down its IT systems on Saturday morning. But when hundreds of passengers were then left stranded, crisis-response experts accused the airline of failing them, too. ...
FTSE 100 falls as IAG hit by BA's IT failure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:44:34 AM
....Shares in IAG closed 1. 4% lower after dropping as much as 4% as the airline group counted the cost of three days of disruption. ...
Ryanair expects lower fares but reports record profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:08:03 AM
.... . The Irish airline said fares would fall by between 5% and 7% in the 12 months to March 2018, partly due to the weakness of the pound. ...
BA to take 'some days' to clear baggage backlog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
....Many people have contacted BA on social media to complain they still do not have their luggage back. The airline is now operating a full flight schedule and its IT systems are up and running after a systems failure. ...
BA computer meltdown: 'Heathrow was the angriest place I’ve ever been’ image
....For British Airways passengers, the disruption caused by the weekend’s computer system outages endured even when flights had resumed. Rose Drury, a childcare assistant from Leeds, said she had been attempting to contact the airline about reclaiming her luggage since Saturday. ...
British Airways CEO will not resign despite 'catastrophic' IT failure image
....Alex Cruz said on Monday he was “profusely apologetic” for the computing glitch, which caused havoc at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, stranding passengers including many families on half-term breaks. But he said the computing failure had nothing to do with the cost savings he had implemented since arriving at the airline as CEO last year and he rejected suggestions from the GMB union that outsourcing of IT roles to India had left the company vulnerable to system meltdowns. ...
BA - what are my rights?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 02:03:20 PM
....BA faces paying out millions of pounds in compensation after the failure of its computer systems led to long delays and cancellations over the weekend. Passengers are facing a third day of disruption as the airline deals with the impact of a worldwide IT crash. ...
BA boss 'won't resign' over flight chaos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 12:33:23 PM
....". The airline is now close to full operational capacity after the problems resulted in mass flight cancellations at Heathrow and Gatwick over the bank holiday weekend. ...
British Airways flight chaos lessens after weekend of disruption image
.... . The airline is "closer to full operational capacity" after an IT power cut resulted in mass flight cancellations at Heathrow and Gatwick. ...
British Airways could face £100m compensation bill over IT meltdown image
....British Airways could face a bill of at least £100m in compensation, additional customer care and lost business resulting from an IT meltdown that affected more than 1,000 flights over the weekend. All the airline’s flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were grounded on Saturday. ...
Five questions for BA  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 10:59:40 AM
....". The airline said it could not add anything further at this stage, but it is understood that all systems are not fully up and running yet. ...

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