Just logged in to my BA account and a further ex-gracia transaction has occurred which recredits the number of Avios which BA deducted earlier in the week as a safety measure following a security breach at the third party. You can read the post here. BA initially told me it would take two weeks for… Read full article

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AA has done a bit of a bait-and-switch with their Dublin to JFK flights over the summer. Without any announcement they have replaced the nice new 767, with proper flat beds, with a grotty old 757 with their not-flat, very sloped beds. Of course the cabin shrinks so check your bookings as you may end… Read full article

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I’m all done this morning and whilst a little disappointed that I didn’t cross another Million Miler milestone with the merger it all seems to be OK. Here is my new-look account information: I had hoped a lot of my AmericaWest flights would have pushed the Million Miler balance to 3 million, but it’s not… Read full article

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I wrote earlier this morning about the problem with BA accounts being frozen. A couple of people has asked to see the email. The text is below: Dear Customer British Airways has become aware of some unauthorised activity in relation to your Executive Club account. This appears to have been the result of a third party using information obtained… Read full article

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There is hysteria in the air on the internet. Yesterday blogger after blogger went in to meltdown because BA had identified a security breach and were proactively taking steps to prevent problems with members accounts. These two steps were (a) forcing a password change on your account and (b) moving your avios out of your… Read full article

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Some weeks ago BA announced that it was taking away the option to choose seats for passengers travelling on its cheapest, hand baggage only fares. Even elite members. Queue over 1,000 posts on Flyertalk.com I wrote to BA asking why they had done it. Two weeks later I got the standard reply: I am sorry… Read full article

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In what has to be one of the oddest emails I have received in a long time from a major airline, BA appears to be writing to people travelling over Easter to warn them about awful it is going to be. BA travellers are long uses to emails 28 and 7 days before travel reminding… Read full article

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In danger of being accused of a bait-and-switch headline, I thought it would be good to explain how you can secure a free upgrade. Well up front, you have to join a scheme for small and medium businesses and then use a code to register for the Star Alliance scheme designed for these companies travellers…. Read full article

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As most people will know, BA, like many airlines changes the location of the curtain between Business Class and Economy on flights within Europe, to match demand. Typically they have 3-5 rows in my experience. Imagine my surprise when a forthcoming short hop from Dublin to London, at 7am on a Thursday has 12 rows:

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BA’s all-business class A318’s will be taking a rest over Christmas and New Year. From City to JFK BA3 ends on Thu 17 December and starts again on 3 January 16 BA1 last runs on Fri 18 December and starts again on 8 January 16 From JFK to City BA4 ends on 17 December starts… Read full article

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There are some good fares from Copenhagen on Cathay Pacific to Asia but they have to be booked by tomorrow! The fares book in to Business Class typically using the CX code share on the Qatar Airways flights via Doha. Good value are: Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur: ca 10.200 DKK (approx. £1025) Beijing/Shanghai: ca 11.200 DKK (approx…. Read full article

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