• BA pops cork on new Champagne list for first & business class, lounges

    British Airways is extending its selection of Champagnes – and local English 'sparkling wines' – in first class and Club World business class, as well as on the ground at BA's first class lounges. In BA First Lounges – which are open not only to first class travellers but passe...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 3 Comments

  • British Airways trials new fast-track services for first class flyers

    British Airways wants to put its first class flyers in the fast lane – in fact, an even faster fast lane than what they should already enjoy as the airline's highest-paying passengers. Flying at the pointy end of the plane sees first class travellers as the first to leave the aircraft, but...

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 18 Comments

  • BA brings new business class bedding to Sydney

    British Airways plans to extend its new Club World business class 'sleep experience' to Singapore and Sydney in the next few months. with an upgraded menu to follow around the middle of the year. The two-pronged push is part of an A$700m overhaul to the airline's business class service...

    POSTED 18 May, 2018 58 Comments

  • British Airways opens new-look Aberdeen business class lounge

    British Airways is building on its new-look lounge network with the opening of a space space at Aberdeen. BA's Aberdeen lounge – which is open to business class passengers along with top-tier BA Executive Club and Oneworld frequent flyers – might not have the swanky Euro-chic feel ...

    POSTED 17 May, 2018 8 Comments

  • BA tests new business class seats, all-new first class will follow

    British Airways is conducting closed-door tests of its next generation Club World business class seat ahead of its early 2019 debut on the airline's new Airbus A350-1000 fleet. Speaking at a UK business leaders event in London recently, BA chief executive office Alex Cruz said the mock-up cabin ...

    POSTED 6 May, 2018 11 Comments

  • Your next BA Boeing 787 flight could be on a swish Qatar Dreamliner

    In a textbook definition of surprise and delight, British Airways passengers could book themselves into business class on one of the flag-carrier's Boeing 787 jets, expecting to see this... .... but will turn up to the gate and walk onto the aircraft to be greeted with this. British Airways...

    POSTED 3 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • What it’s like to travel on an all-business-class flight

    Business class is a great way to travel – but on a handful of flights every day, it’s the only way to fly: quite literally, because there are no first class suites onboard, or any seats further back in premium economy or economy. Welcome to the all-business-class flight, a rarity in ...

    POSTED 2 May, 2018 37 Comments

  • Deal: British Airways Sydney-London in business and first for $7,238

    Exclusive offer: Save over $500 on your British Airways business class fare when booking a return flight from Sydney to London Heathrow via Singapore, plus get a free upgrade to First Class for either your inbound or outbound journey.   If you’re planning a trip on the Kangaroo route ...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • British Airways opens stylish new lounge at Rome

    British Airways has put out the welcome mat at its new lounge at Rome's Fiumicino Airport, with BA and Oneworld travellers sure to be impressed by the chic design of the fresh space. This looks nothing like any other British Airways lounge, and that's quite deliberate: the Rome lounge follows ...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2018 13 Comments

  • Using Qantas Points for great value BA business class flights

    Qantas Points can be used to book flights not only with Qantas, but also with its web of airline partners, including Oneworld alliance member British Airways in its ‘Club Europe’ business class cabin. While BA has only one flight per day into Australia, its hubs at London Heathrow an...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2018 16 Comments

  • First photos: British Airways' Club World business class refresh

    British Airways has rolled out a subtle refresh to its Club World business class ahead of a broader overhaul due to arrive in 2019 in the airline's Airbus A350 fleet. And 'subtle' is the operative word. Only the most observant of frequent flyers would spot the differences at first glance, w...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • BA's Club Europe business class seats get AC, USB power

    British Airways' revamp of its Airbus A320 and A321 fleet will see the Club Europe business class seats gain AC and USB power sockets for each passenger. It's a tech tweak which will be welcomed by business travellers on flights within the UK and to Europe, as the seats have been notably socket-...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2018 1 Comment

  • British Airways wants more Airbus A380s but without the high price tag

    British Airways parent IAG could consider buying more A380s from Airbus if the superjumbo was cheaper, CEO Willie Walsh said. IAG operates the British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus airlines, as well as Level, a low cost unit launched last year which flies between Europe and the United ...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2018 7 Comments

  • BA to remove Club Europe middle seat table in new Airbus A320neo jets

    British Airways is dropping Club Europe's middle seat shelf on its new Airbus A320neo and A321neo jets, leaving business class flyers with a little less room to spread out their stuff. The leather-lined shroud – call it a cocktail table, console or whatever else takes your fancy &ndas...

    POSTED 2 Mar, 2018 20 Comments

  • Qantas, BA back startup to fix overbookings while pleasing passengers

    Volantio, the US startup that helped United Airlines manage its overbookings in the wake of the Dr Dao scandal last summer, is telling investors it's cracked a seemingly impossible code: generate more money for airlines while improving customer satisfaction. Eight months into its product lifespa...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas, British Airways expand European codeshare partnership

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn extra frequent flyer points aboard British Airways flights in Europe, as the two Oneworld airlines expand their mutual codeshare partnership. As of this month, Qantas now codeshares on BA’s flights between London and both Belfast and Marseille, en...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2018 4 Comments

  • British Airways sets WiFi free with gratis hour of inflight Internet

    If you're travelling on one of the three British Airways Boeing 747s currently fitted with inflight Internet, BA and credit card company Visa are now offering sixty minutes of free connectivity above the clouds. The promotion, which BA says runs "for a limited time" (and that's all the informati...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2018 2 Comments

  • Three new business class seats due to break cover this year

    The pace never slows at the pointy end of the plane as airlines continue to seek a competitive edge in what's become a hyper-competitive market. Here are three business class seats – all currently under wraps – which are lining up for their Big Reveal moment in 2018. Singapore Airli...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2018 12 Comments

  • British Airways eyes more Airbus A380s

    Airbus is in talks to sell new A380 superjumbo planes to British Airways this year after securing a program-saving deal from Emirates, according to people familiar with the matter.  The U.K. carrier, which currently has a dozen A380s in its fleet, had said in the past that it was looki...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2018 31 Comments

  • British Airways coy on new A350 Club World business class seat

    British Airways is keeping its cards close to its chest on its next generation Club World business class seat, due to take wing in 2019 aboard the airline's new Airbus A350 jets. The airline has refused to confirm or deny reports that CEO Alex Cruz has nuked the rumoured 'Club World Mk III' desi...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2018 19 Comments

  • British Airways will launch new Club World business class in 2019

    British Airways is steaming towards a 2019 launch of its new Club World seat as the centrepiece of a business class reboot for the 'superbrand' airline. Flanked by recent upgrades in its business class inflight meals and sleep service, along with the rollout of WiFi plus lounge upgrades at ...

    POSTED 2 Jan, 2018 31 Comments

  • Review: British Airways inflight Internet (Boeing 747-400)

    British Airways is finally rolling out inflight WiFi on its long-range jets, building on trials launched as far back as February 2014 as it plays catch-up to many competitors that have been offering WiFi for several years. We recently had a chance to test BA's WiFi service on board a B...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2017 4 Comments

  • BA Executive Club to remain closed to Australian frequent flyers

    2018 looks to be a year of change for the Avios loyalty platform behind British Airways' Executive Club, but re-opening the scheme to Australian travellers isn't on the cards. BA used to allow residents of Australia and New Zealand to join its frequent flyer program but pulled down the shutters ...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2017 5 Comments

  • British Airways updates its exclusive Concorde Room lounge

    British Airways has given its flagship Concorde Room an overdue gussy-up, with the exclusive London Heathrow T5 first class lounge now boasting a fresh 'terrace' concept. A 'Best of British Design' treatment has breathed new life into the dowdy well-worn lounge, transforming it into a ...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2017 9 Comments

  • British Airways shows off new bedding and food service

    British Airways is now rolling out the core of its unprecedented A$700m overhaul to the airline's long haul Club World business class service, designed to refresh the soft product such as amenities, service, and food, before the introduction of a new seat in 2019. Australian Business Traveller j...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2017 22 Comments

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