British Airways Strike Action to Continue.

British Airways’ passengers face more disruption after workers announced a fresh round of strikes.
Members of Unite will walk out for 14 days from July 19, just three-days after completing a 16-day stoppage.
Union Unite said the strike had been called after BA claims that crew who previously walked out have not had their bonuses or benefits, including free and discounted travel, restored.

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New security measures for US-bound flights

New security requirements are being introduced on all international flights to the United States. The enhanced security measures include but are not limited to enhancing overall passenger screening, conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices, increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas and deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening, and establishing additional preclearance locations.

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Experience American Airlines Flagship First

Expect priority privileges on the ground as you speed through private check-in, security and boarding at the airport and get your checked bags first when you land. Then relax and enjoy a fine-dining experience before you fly in the premium Flagship® Lounge in New York JFK or access the International First Class Lounges and Admirals® Club lounges in other cities. Travelling London? If so you can arrive in style with spa showers, a full breakfast, a lunch buffet and more available at the Heathrow Arrivals Lounge.

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Emirates boast the 'Best Inflight Entertainment' and 'Best First Class Amenities' in the World

Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The airline also picked up the award for Best First Class Comfort Amenities. The Skytrax World Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s results were decided by 19.8 million customers across 105 countries. The survey reviewed over 320 airlines from August 2016 to May 2017.

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British Airways Executive Club changes

Following feedback from existing members British Airways has made exciting changes to their Executive Club loyalty scheme. Here's what Executive Club Members can look forward to:

Free seat reservations on Basic fares

British Airways Bronze, Silver and Gold Members can benefit from free seat reservations on Basic fares. This benefit has been re-introduced as members value the Basic (Hand Baggage Only) fare as they’re often travelling for business and don’t want to check in a bag, but still appreciate the ability to pre-reserve their seat.

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Fly the future on the Lufthansa Airbus A350

The Lufthansa Airbus A350 is the world’s most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft. Passengers in all travel classes will experience the most modern on-board product. Thanks to the most modern engines, cutting-edge materials and an aerodynamic design, the Airbus A350 uses 25% less aircraft fuel and produces a noise footprint that is up to 50% smaller than that of comparable types of aircraft.

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Aer Lingus launch new Miami route

Aer Lingus' long-haul expansion continues with the introduction of the daily Dublin to Miami service beginning on the 1st September 2017. Enjoy famous Irish hospitality and award-winning service in the air. Step off the plane in the Magic City and you’ll feel like you’ve landed in another world. Florida sunshine, perfect scenery and a vibrant art scene await. Transatlantic connections to the 28 daily Aer Lingus flights across the Atlantic this summer are available from 19 UK airports including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Air Canada wins Skytrax 'Best Airline in North America'

Air Canada has won the Best Airline in North America in the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards at the International Paris Air Show. It is the sixth time in eight years Canada's flag carrier has been named the continent's best airline by Skytrax, whose survey of almost 20 million air travellers is recognized as the global benchmark of industry excellence. This award is a significant milestone in the transformation of Air Canada into one of the world's leading carriers and is all the more meaningful as the airline celebrate its 80th year.

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Qatar Airways triumphs as Skytrax Airline of the Year 2017

Qatar Airways has been named as Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, for the fourth time.

In addition, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.

Qatar Airways' home and hub, Hamad International Airport, was this year also rated five-star by Skytrax, one of only five in the world to be given this recognition.

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British Airways Strike Action - cancelled flights:

British Airways has confirmed that industrial action involving one of their five cabin crew fleets will take place between Saturday 1 July and Sunday 16 July 2017 (inclusive).
They would like to reassure customers that the vast majority of flights to and from London Heathrow will operate as normal. “All flights to and from London Gatwick, London City and Stansted will operate as normal as will our recently launched weekend only Mediterranean services to and from Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.”

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