Category: British Airways

Are We Saying Goodbye To Cheap Flights To Europe?

It was good while it lasted, as cheap flights between the US and Europe could soon be a thing of the past due to airline consolidation. First, at its investor day last week, British Airways announced that it was still interested in purchasing Norwegian Air. BA already holds 4.6% of their stock. And yesterday, we …

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Weekend wrapup: 100K BA Miles, Amazon Prime, Manufactured Spending Getting More Expensive

It was a moderately busy weekend in the world of miles. Here are a few of the things that are going on: 100,000 British Airways Miles  In an attempt to sound even more pretentious and offset their declining service, BA calls its miles Avios, but they do the same thing. Don’t let the terminology confuse …

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Weekend Deals: Club Carlson, JetBlue

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A few deals as we head into the weekend… 30% Off At Club Carlson If you do a lot of leisure travel and/or don’t want to pay the big bucks for a room, Club Carlson may be the perfect program for you. They have tons of hotels, don’t charge crazy rates and have lots of …

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Don’t Let Systems Outages Ruin Your Trip

Late last night/early this morning, British Airways suffered yet another computer outage, which marks approximately the 473rd in the past six months. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. It was the sixth in the last year and lasted under an hour, as opposed to the failure that took the airline down in May, but …

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100,000 British Airways Avios From Chase (But Mind The Value Gap)

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Six-figure bonuses are the new five-figure bonuses. At one point, a great sign-up bonus for a credit card was 25,000 miles. Now, you need to be pushing 100,000 before I get excited. Such is the case with Chase’s British Airways card, which is offering up to 100,000 miles as a sign-up bonus.* Even if you …

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British Airways Gets Really, Really Creepy…

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I don’t remember where I first heard this story, but I can’t believe that I’m the only person creeped out by it. Blue Pill Or Red Pill Airlines have been taking away amenities for the past several years and only recently begun to add some back. This amenity, however, is one that I don’t really …

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Tidbits from around The Industry

Not A Good Day To Be A British Airline Think you lost some money in the market on Friday? It could be worse. You could be a British airline. With Brexit having been approved, investors lost faith in the British Pound, as well as  the region’s economy and consumers’ ability to get around it (to …

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Bed Bugs, Unwritten Rules and JetBlue’s Viral Video

It’s just been another odd week. Bed Bugs on BA Eww. Not only did British Airways fly a plane with bed bugs in it but, apparently, it also knew that there was a bug problem and that it hadn’t been completely cleaned up. Oddly, the bugs chose to fly coach, leading the passengers in row …

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Reader Question: Transferring Points between Airlines

Reader Question: Can I apply for the British Airways credit card, transfer the points to Alaska and use those points  to fly Emirates? Thanks for the question. The short answer is no, since it is very difficult to transfer points directly between airlines. But there are other options out there. There are a number of …

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Global Airline Updates

All kinds of fun tidbits today, with most of it international, or at least affecting international travel. American Adding Premium Economy to International Coach For those American Airlines passengers who want something more than coach but don’t really feel like paying five figures for a seven-hour flight, fear not, they’re coming to the rescue! But …

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