Travel Video of the Week: British Airways’ #lookup

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Have you seen British Airways’ new video billboard in London’s Piccadilly Circus where children point up every time a BA plane flies overhead? It’s incredible technology! See the 27-second video clip above to see what I’m talking about. The ad really is spotting the British Airways planes, and the flight information (BA475 from Barcelona) is […]

Travel News: Week of December 24, 2013

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Top Travel News Southwest joins United, JetBlue & Delta in saying no to in-flight phone calls TSA Allows Soldiers to Keep Their Shoes On; You Could Be Next Airlines and airports look to take the pain out of boarding planes The world’s newest island British Airways to permit PED use throughout a flight This pilot […]

Travel News: Week of November 13, 2013

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Top Travel News Government to allow American Air & US Airways merger US Airways, United, American and JetBlue Now Allow PDE Use During Entire Flight Liquids ban to be lifted at European airports; is the U.S. next? United: You can now use hand-held devices on all our domestic mainline flights, with a few exceptions Venice […]

Amex Transfer Bonuses w/ British Airways and Virgin Atlantic

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Now through 12/31, American Express and British Airways are offering a 20% bonus when AmEx Card Members transfer points into Avios as part of the British Airways Executive Club. Travelers on British Airways can use Avios on reward flights with British Airways and oneworld partners and for one-cabin upgrades with British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines. […]

5 Things I Love About the British Airways 787

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On September 1, British Airways introduced their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on flights between London and Toronto. This marked the first long-haul service for the airline’s impressive new fleet. The 787 is a revolutionary aircraft built by Boeing made with composite materials—including carbon fiber-reinforced plastic—as the primary building block in the construction of its […]

British Airways’ New A380 LAX-LHR Red Carpet Route

With Marylin Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin and BA Flight Attendant at LAX

On September 24, British Airways (BA) launched their inaugural A380 (the largest commercial jetliner today) service between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, and I was extremely fortunate to have been an invited guest on that flight—and even luckier to sit up front in one of their First class open suites. Below are some of the plane’s features and […]

Travel News: Week of September 4, 2013

Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Apple iPad mini

Top Travel News Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Apple iPad Minis on B767 Routes United applies for service from San Francisco to Chengdu, China “Ramp rats!” JFK airport baggage handlers busted for stealing thousands from travelers’ luggage British Airways debuts Boeing 787 Dreamliner between London and Toronto Court Rules that Trip Advisor’s ‘Dirtiest Hotel’ of 2011 […]

British Airways Launches New Service to Austin

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Today British Airways announced it will launch a new service between Austin Bergstrom International Airport and London Heathrow beginning in March 2014.  British Airways becomes the first airline to provide non-stop transatlantic service to Austin, TX.  The airline will fly the 787 Dreamliner five days a week, increasing to daily flights later in the year. […]