British Airways Forces U.S. / Canadian Members Into Arbitration Agreement & Class Action Waiver

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

British Airways has just sent out an email to their U.S. and Canada based customers informing them that effective today they are subject to an arbitration agreement and class action waiver. According to BA’s email to customers will be asked to accept these changes the next time they book with the carrier on their main […]

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American Airlines seeks buyouts of thousands of workers

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

Thousands of American Airlines employees face a difficult decision in the coming weeks. Federal payroll support funding is running out and some 17,000 employees must now decide if they’re willing to take a buy-out package from the company or risk being…

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British Airways Executive Club Tier Points LATAM Earning Change May 1, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

LATAM (was formed when Chilean LAN and Brazilian TAM merged) exited Oneworld Alliance on an expedited schedule on May 1, 2020 (read more here) due to Delta buying a stake in 2019 (read more here). LATAM’s goal was to continue frequent flier partnership (earning and burning miles + elite benefits) with all other Oneworld members […]

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British Airways set to take delivery of first Boeing 787-10 this week

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

British Airways is adding a new member to its fleet. This week, British Airways will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 aircraft. The newest variant in the Dreamliner family, the -10, will join the ranks of the other 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft that are already part of BA’s fleet. Want more travel news and …

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Heathrow Rewards To British Airways Avios 50% Conversion Bonus May 12 – June 2, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Heathrow RewardsHeathrow Rewards, a program that rewards those who shop and spend at the airport, and British Airways have launched a conversion offer. Members that convert from Heathrow Rewards to Avios can get a 50% conversion bonus between May 12 – June 2, 2020. You can access this offer on BA’s website here. Conclusion Heathrow Rewards […]

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Airlines Are Rolling Out Miles Promotions

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations. We have the latest information from airlines and hotels all around the world. Luckily, things are slowly returning to normal and airlines are starting to roll out frequent flyer promotions again! American Airlines Buy and […]

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Cheaper transatlantic flights? British Airways and American Airlines to give up some London slots

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

British authorities want to make it easier for new competitors to fly routes between London and the U.S. The United Kindgom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which is charged with promoting competition to benefit consumers in the U.K. announced Thursday that British Airways and American Airlines will be giving up some slots at Heathrow or …

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JetBlue says it’s pressing ahead with plans to fly to London

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

JetBlue still plans to begin transatlantic service in the foreseeable future, despite ongoing difficulties across the airline industry. In its quarterly earnings call on Thursday, the New York-based low cost carrier said its top priority in the coming years will be a return to profitability. But CEO Robin Hayes said there will still be opportunities …

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British Airways owner plans to resume flights in July but warns demand won’t recover for 3 years

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

British Airways expects to resume part of its operations as of July. International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia, among others, said that it expects its airlines to take a “meaningful return to service” in July at the earliest. The resumption of flights by July depends on the easing …

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Virgin Atlantic Cuts Jobs and Ends Gatwick Operations

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations. We have the latest information from airlines and hotels all around the world. Unfortunately, many airlines are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. First, we saw Virgin Australia being forced to file for voluntary […]

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Comair Enters Business Rescue (Bankruptcy Protection)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Comair, an airline behind Kulula and British Airways franchisee in South Africa) has filed for business rescue, South African version of bankruptcy protection, on Tuesday. Kulula is a low-cost brand, while British Airways is a full-service airline serving domestic and regional destinations. Comair has grounded all flights since March 26 and doesn’t expect to resume […]

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SAS and British Airways Firing Employees

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations. We have the latest information from airlines and hotels all around the world. First, we saw the news that Virgin Australia had to file for voluntary administration, being the first large airline to fall under […]

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British Airways Restructuring Begins: 12,000 Employees Let Go

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

British Airways A350British Airways parent IAG, International Airlines Group, released preliminary first-quarter results and more information about restructuring beginning at its UK airline. BA currently has 23,000 employees furloughed under the UK’s Covid-19 retention program, and the airline has started consultations with various unions to let 12,000 go, representing 27% of the entire workforce. You can access […]

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Breaking: British Airways set to cut up to 12,000 employees amid coronavirus restructuring

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

British Airways is set to cut as many as 12,000 employees in light of the coronavirus crisis and the ongoing effect it’s had on the aviation industry. That’s a quarter of the workforce. On Tuesday, British Airways CEO Alex Cruz detailed in a letter to employees that the airline’s parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) …

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