The end of the 747-400 for British Airways. Economic pressure and climate goals have brought forward the retirement of the Queen of the Sky, effective immediately.
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Details of British Airways’ new arrival and FlightS & Holidays guarantee policies during uncertain times. Free changes and cancellations in exchange for a travel voucher are also permitted.
British Airways has just announced that they will extend all BAEC statuses by 12 months, and provided an extension of Companion Vouchers for those earned in July, August and September.
Emirates to suspend all passenger flights, with no date announced for re-commencement.
SAS is temporarily shutting up shop. Who is next?
The UK and Ireland are now included in the US travel ban. Details of the 13 permitted arrival points if you are still permitted to fly.
Details of the newly-imposed travel restrictions to the US as we understand them.
Avios, British Airways and Barclays announced a partnership to be launched later in the year. While details are thin, we speculate on what could be on the agenda.
British Airways adds a new domestic flight route which would be great if you want a weekend away from London, or for those starting there, a much more convenient way to connect onto other longhaul services on British Airways.
A couple of new additions to British Airways’ service for business and economy travellers. I am curious to know what their new signature cocktails taste like!
LATAM’s departure from Oneworld is confirmed, and slightly strangely there will be no overlapping of benefits between them and Royal Air Maroc despite a short period of concurrent membership.
Royal Air Maroc and Oneworld released a joint statement last week that it will be joining the alliance on 1st April 2020. This produces some new Avios earning and spending opportunities, including several new Tier Point Run routes to bring some diversity to the table.
British Airways has confirmed renovations to its lounges in three locations, all due for Spring 2020.
Several Marriott brands hotels will be opening up over 2020, but which ones are they? From Anaheim to Vietnam, we’ve got the list here.
Finnair’s new Business Class Lounge, located in the non-Schengen zone, is now open for use. Take a look at the first photos!