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British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. It is headquartered in London, England, near its main hub at Heathrow Airport.

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BA-owner IAG posts big loss, cuts flights again [Video]

BA-owner IAG posts big loss, cuts flights again

British Airways-owner IAG posted another big loss Thursday, and said it would fly even fewer planes over the coming months than it originally expected. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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BA calls on Government to scrap quarantine for international arrivals [Video]

BA calls on Government to scrap quarantine for international arrivals

New British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle has called on the Government toscrap the self-isolation requirement for international arrivals, as “we do notbelieve quarantine is the solution”. He..

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British Airways fined £20m over data hack [Video]

British Airways fined £20m over data hack

British Airways has been fined £20 million over a 2018 data hack, theInformation Commissioner’s Office has announced. Investigators found theairline should have identified the security weaknesses..

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British Airways boss pushed out after tough year [Video]

British Airways boss pushed out after tough year

BA boss Alex Cruz has been ousted after a tough year that saw him force through 13,000 job cuts at the carrier. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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BA’s last two Boeing 747s make final flights from Heathrow [Video]

BA’s last two Boeing 747s make final flights from Heathrow

British Airways’ last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have embarked on their final flights, with one landing at St Athan Airfield in Wales, and the other at Kemble Airfield in the Cotswolds...

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The last Boeing 747 BA flight from Heathrow takes off [Video]

The last Boeing 747 BA flight from Heathrow takes off

British Airways’ final two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have departed fromthe airport on their final flight. The jumbo jets left the west London airportshortly after 8.35am on Thursday, as more..

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British Airways fined £20m for Magecart hack that exposed 400k folks' credit card details to crooks

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British Airways fined £20m over data hack

british airways fined £20m over data hack
British Airways has been fined £20 million over a 2018 data hack, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced. Investigators found the airline should have identified the security..
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British Airways' boss replaced amid industry's 'worst crisis'

Alex Cruz leaves British Airways after four years with the airline, replaced by Aer Lingus' Sean Doyle.
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Final flight for British Airways' last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes

British Airways' last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have departed from the airport on their final flight.
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British Airways’ parent to cut flights following quarantines

british airways’ parent to cut flights following quarantines
LONDON (AP) — British Airways’ parent company said Thursday it will cut flights due to coronavirus travel restrictions and quarantine requirements and confirmed it is raising 2.7 billion euros..
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British Airways to operate flights from South Africa to the UK

british airways to operate flights from south africa to the uk
British Airways announced it will offer two direct relief flights from Johannesburg to London Heathrow with the support of the UK Government and the British High Commission in South Africa. The airline..
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Britons in France being charged hundreds of pounds to avoid quarantine

britons in france being charged hundreds of pounds to avoid quarantine
British tourists in France are being charged hundreds of pounds to return home before quarantine restrictions are imposed. Air fares are more than six times higher than normal for flights from Paris to..
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Boeing 747s still get critical updates via floppy disks

boeing 747s still get critical updates via floppy disks
Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Boeing’s 747-400 aircraft, first introduced in 1988, is still receiving critical software updates through 3.5-inch floppy disks. The Register reports that..
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Anger rises as British Airways cuts start to bite

Cabin crew who are not made redundant on Friday will still face steep pay cuts.
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British Airways pilots back job loss deal

british airways pilots back job loss deal
LONDON: British Airways pilots have overwhelmingly voted to accept a deal cutting wages by 20 per cent with 270 jobs lost, according to aviation union BALPA. The deal, announced Friday, comes as the..
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British Airways pilots to vote on deal over job and pay cuts row

Union says 'hugely disappointing' nearly 300 jobs still to be axed despite three-month negotiations
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British Airways retires entire 747 fleet early

british airways retires entire 747 fleet early
British Airways (BA) PLC, the world’s largest operator of Boeing Co 747s, is to retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect after the COVID-19 pandemic sent air travel into freefall. For..
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Viral Video Falsely Claims British Airways is Shutting Operations

viral video falsely claims british airways is shutting operations
A viral video on social media claims that British Airways has applied to dismiss its entire workforce from 15 June and is shutting down its operations. However, no such announcement has been made by..
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Union goes to British Airways investors to stop job, pay cuts

union goes to british airways investors to stop job, pay cuts
London — The trade union battling British Airways (BA) has met investors in its parent company IAG, seeking to ramp up pressure on the airline over plans to cut staff, pay and conditions. BA plans to..
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British Airways' treatment of staff 'a disgrace', say MPs

MPs say the airline's planned job cuts are a "calculated attempt to take advantage" of the virus crisis.
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BA, easyJet and Ryanair fight British quarantine with legal action

ba, easyjet and ryanair fight british quarantine with legal action
British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair said on Friday they have begun legal action against the British government's quarantine policy in a bid to overturn what they see as overly strict rules. ......
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UK's airlines go legal against two-week self-quarantine rules

uk's airlines go legal against two-week self-quarantine rules
London: The biggest airlines operating in the UK sued the government to overturn its requirement that people arriving in Britain self-isolate for two weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. British Airways..
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British Airways to sell art collection to raise cash

The airline's collection includes art by Damien Hirst and Bridget Riley, with one work worth £1m-plus.
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British Airways does not attend meeting with Britain's interior minister Priti Patel

British Airways and its parent company IAG did not attend a meeting on Thursday with Britain's interior minister Priti Patel, with the meeting meant to discuss the UK's new quarantine plans.
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Has Shearings collapsed and can customers get a refund on booked trips?

has shearings collapsed and can customers get a refund on booked trips?
Coach travel has always been a popular custom in the UK (Picture: Getty) With ‘normal’ still a long way off, coronavirus continues to impact businesses across the world – with the travel industry..
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BA owner says burning cash, quarantine plan will make it worse

British Airways owner IAG has exhausted every avenue to shore up its finances and is burning through cash, its CEO said on Monday, as the aviation industry warned of the fresh damage it would suffer if..
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Virgin Atlantic to cut more than 3,000 jobs and leave Gatwick

virgin atlantic to cut more than 3,000 jobs and leave gatwick
More bad news from the airline industry – just a week after British Airways announced it was axing almost a quarter of their staff, Virgin Atlantic have now said they too will have to cut thousands..
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British Airways to make up to 12,000 workers redundant, parent IAG says


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British Airways to lay off 28,000 employees, 60% of its workforce

british airways to lay off 28,000 employees, 60% of its workforce
The United Kingdom's flagship airline British Airways (BA) will temporarily lay off 28,000 employees, which is a staggering 60% of its entire workforce, news agency PTI reported. The move comes amid..
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Britain to spend 75 million pounds getting stranded citizens home

Britain will spend up to 75 million pounds ($93 million) to get stranded passengers home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that airlines like British Airways, easyJet and Virgin..
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British Airways due to make pilot redundancies: union

British Airways is due to make an unspecified number of pilots redundant according to UK pilot union BALPA, as the airline seeks to reduce its costs to try survive the coronavirus crisis.
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Airlines seek cost cuts and aid to survive coronavirus

British Airways warned of job losses and Norwegian Air said it had "weeks not months" to avert collapse, as airlines look for cost cuts and government help in the face of a crippling travel slump..
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Coronavirus to drive European airline industry shakeout

The coronavirus will accelerate a Darwinian shakeout in Europe's overcrowded airline industry that ultimately benefits Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG, industry experts predict.
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Two British Airways baggage handlers test positive for Covid-19 virus, sent home to self-isolate

two british airways baggage handlers test positive for covid-19 virus, sent home to self-isolate
Two British Airways staff have been sent home to self-isolate and recover after contracting coronavirus, Public Health England have confirmed to the airline. It’s the second big hit to the UK’s..
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Two British Airways staff test positive for virus, have been isolated

Two British Airways members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus, have been isolated and are recovering at home, the airline said on Friday.
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Flybe 2nd British Airline to Fail, Stranding Travelers

flybe 2nd british airline to fail, stranding travelers
The struggling British airline Flybe has collapsed, leaving passengers stranded and told to find their own way home. UK Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement Thursday that financially troubled..
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Former British Airways steward reveals his top tips for getting a flight upgrade (and yes, ...

former british airways steward reveals his top tips for getting a flight upgrade (and yes, ...
Business and first class on planes are a world apart from economy - and so there is almost no greater thrill for a passenger than being upgraded from the back to the front. Want to know how to snare..
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Airlines at center of storm as coronavirus spreads

European airlines stepped up their warnings over the coronavirus outbreak on Friday, with British Airways-owner IAG and Finnair flagging a hit to profits and easyJet reporting a big drop in demand into..
Reuters - Published

British Airways cancels mainland China flights until end of March

British Airways said on Monday all its flights to mainland China had been canceled until the end of March as the government continues to advise against all but essential travel to the country due to an..
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British Airways flight crosses Atlantic from New York to London in under five hours

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours.
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British Airways records fastest ever New York-London flight at more than 800mph, as Storm Ciara ...

british airways records fastest ever new york-london flight at more than 800mph, as storm ciara ...
A British Airways flight has likely broken the fastest-ever subsonic New York to London crossing time after reaching speeds of more than 800mph. ...
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Ex-PM David Cameron's bodyguard 'left gun in aeroplane toilet'

A Met Police officer is being investigated after the incident on a British Airways flight to the UK.
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David Cameron bodyguard suspended after 'leaving loaded gun in plane toilet'

Passport belonging to Mr Cameron reportedly found alongside firearm by passenger on British Airways flight
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British Airways, Iberia suspend direct flights to mainland China amid virus fears

British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China, one of the biggest names in aviation to do so, as worries grow about the impact of the spreading coronavirus on global..
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U.S., Japan pull nationals from China, big virus economic hit forecast

The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city on Wednesday while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China where deaths from a virus leapt to 133 and major..
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British Airways, Lion Air and Seoul Air suspend all flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak

British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the coronavirus outbreak.
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Japan, U.S. pull nationals from China as virus toll jumps

The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a fast-spreading new virus leapt to 132 and the..
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