• Video, photos: British Airways' new Boeing 787-9 first class

    British Airways has begun to pull back the veil on its new first class seats and cabin for the airline's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which takes to the skies in October. The new-look BA First has been created specifically for the Boeing 787-9 and will see just eight seats nestled into the Dreamli...

    POSTED 9 Sep, 2015 32 Comments

  • BA reveals Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner seatmaps

    British Airways has unveilled the seating plan for its new Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliners, both of which will take to the skies next year. As previously reported, the British flag-carrier's A380 superjumbo will sport all four classes – from BA's lush First cabin to World ...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2012 18 Comments

  • Swish new BA First Class extended to all Australian flights

    British Airways' superb First Class will now be available on all BA flights from Australia by March next year. The sweet mini-suite is already a show-stopper on the current BA15/16 Boeing 777 Sydney-Singapore-London service, and as of March that flight will see an upgraded Boeing 747 take over...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2011 2 Comments

  • London's newest attraction: a British Airways Concorde?

    You may never have flown above the oceans in the supersonic jet but this time next year you may be able to walk through one sitting on a jetty atop the Thames. Plans are afoot to rescue a decommissioned Concorde from a British Airways hangar at Heathrow Airport and display it on a double-deck po...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2011 2 Comments

  • British Airways trialling iPads for in-flight entertainment

    In brief: British Airways has joined the list of airlines considering a shift to Apple's iPad for in-flight entertainment. The carrier has already commenced limited trials of the iPad on selected Boeing 777 services as an alternative to the portable DVD players currently issued to first cla...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Roundup: the best airline pranks for April Fool's Day

    We had some April Fool’s Day fun last Friday with well-received stories on Jetstar's Project Sirius seats and cabin layout for the Boeing 787, Qantas returning to a full service airline and of course Virgin Blue’s new Virgin Pacific brand with celebrity spokesman Justin Bieb...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2011 2 Comments

  • BA lets businesses triple-dip on frequent flyer points

    British Airways is ramping up promotion for its On Business program by offering triple points to all new companies which sign up for the unique loyalty scheme. Unlike regular frequent flyer schemes which hand out points to individuals, On Business allows companies to earn frequent flyer points. ...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Boeing pushes delivery of first 787 Dreamliner back to Q3

    Boeing has pushed the debut of its first service-ready 787 Dreamliner back to at least July and possibly as late as September. The next-generation aircraft is already three years overdue, based on Boeing's original debut date of May 2008. But the radically designed airliner, which includes a co...

    POSTED 19 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Boeing scraps 787-3 Dreamliner

    Boeing's beleaguered 787 Dreamliner project has taken another hit, with the company cancelling plans for its short-haul 787-3 series. Despite being one of three members of the 787 Dreamliner family, the 787-3 was slated to be the last to roll off the production line sometime after 2014. And whi...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2010 2 Comments

  • BA gets a business travel boost

    What do business travellers, Beyonce and Spain's Real Madrid soccer  football soccer team have in common? According to British Airways, they're all behind a resurgence at the very top end of the market including premium passenger flights and VIP jets. BA's OpenSkies division, based in Pari...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • BA boss takes not-so-subtle dig at Ryanair

    During last week's Airport Operators Association conference in London British Airways chairman Martin Broughton took not-so-subtle dig at Ryanair and its relentlessly ticket-slashing but pay-for-everything-else chief Michael O’Leary – in a joke which we expect to hear recycled at ...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • BA releases BlackBerry

    British Airways is adding BlackBerry and Android smartphones to the mobile boarding pass system already widely used on the iPhone, ahead of a worldwide roll-out of the system which is planned to reach Australia next year.The free apps replace the need to print a boarding pass or even to visit a c...

    POSTED 27 Oct, 2010 0 Comments

  • Boeing

    Airlines around the world have placed orders for some 850 of Boeing’s revolutionary but much-delayed 787 Dreamliner. Qantas has 50 on the cards, as does United-Continental; another 50 are earmarked for Etihad, 24 for British Airways, 20 for Singapore Airlines and 15 for Virgin Atlantic. S...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2010 0 Comments

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