Have you been abused by British Airways?

Modern air travel is stressful enough without the abuse that some airlines inflict on passengers. If you are a legitimate victim of airline abuse and reasonable attempts at redress have been ignored or refused by the airline, I encourage you to submit a complaint via the CEDR to send a clear message to the airline that this behaviour will not be tolerated. The process is free if you are successful or £25 if you are unsuccessful. Please let me know about your success stories!

Legal Advice

If you need legal help, I haven't used Bott & Co Solicitors personally but they have some good advice on their website about claiming compensation from airlines and have a no-win no-fee no-risk guarantee.

Record Breaking Fine after British Airways Data Breach

Credit Card Data Breach

British Airways are facing a £183 million fine after a data breach in 2018 where the personal data, including names, addresses, credit card numbers and travel details of approximately 500,000 customers was breached.

This will be the largest fine ever imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The recently introduced GDPR rules allow a company to be fined up to a maximum of 4% of of its turnover.

British Airways has 28 days to appeal.

 

BA Cost Cutting for Short Term Gain

Terminal 5 Check-in

Brian Lait has good insight into British Airways management and has contributed a new article, BA cutting costs for a quick buck in the Cyprus Mail.

"Avaricious" is a new word to me but perfectly personifies the current BA management who seem determined to cut costs and maximise profits for themselves and their shareholders.

While the current management have driven BA down to the 40th most popular airline, and despite the numerous BA disasters of 2017, BA continue to make a profit.

As long as the shareholders are happy, the travelling public are still willing to support the "National Airline" (which frankly is astounding to me) and assuming they aren't cutting corners on safety, then nothing seems likely to change at least in the short term.

Some Advice for British Airways Management

British Airways 747Rowan Jackson has some great advice for British Airways which he shared recently on Linked In.

Rowan flies frequently with British Airways and is a member of the British Airways Future Lab which is supposed to be how British Airways obtains detailed feedback from customers. Unfortunately, it sounds like the feedback is falling on deaf ears.

The article has struck a chord with the travelling public and has been liked over 12,000 times as at the end of July.

Obviously, change is needed and as Rowan says, it might not be too late to save the Airline from disaster assuming someone is still left to listen to the advice.

British Airways Fail After Fail After Fail

Power Plug

Hot on the heels of an IT disaster in May that cost British Airways around £80 million, planned strike action by BA staff is set to disrupt BA flights yet again during July.

It's not especially clear which flights will be affected or even if passengers will be compensated.

The Independent seems to think industrial action can be classed as an "extraordinary circumstance" by the airline so that they can deny claims while MoneySavingExpert.com reports that the Civil Aviation Authority deems it unlikely that a planned strike by the Airline's own staff could be classed as an "extraordinary circumstance" as the airline should have time to make alternative arrangements for passengers.

Finally, the results of the 2017 World Airline Awards by Skytrax have been announced this week with Qatar Airways in the number one spot and British Airways placed in 40th position (one place ahead of easyJet). British Airways last won the award in 2006.

British Airways Mixed Fleet Strike Update (July 2017)

On 30th June, one day before strike action was set to begin, British Airways finally made an announcement about which flights they expect to be cancelled or delayed.

You can read more on the British Airways website.

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Your Stories

BA were once a pleasure to fly with, now I find it despicable, not only their contempt for customers, but also from what I read how they pay cabin staff. My latest experience was a dreadful flight to New York on 4th December, whereby having paid ...
Neil Cox
In August 2011 I booked, via my travel agent, Qantas flights from Adelaide to Sydney, Singapore, Heathrow and on return from Rome to Heathrow, Singapore, Melbourne and Adelaide. All these flights had QF Qantas flight numbers. I booked Premium seats ...
Terry Truman
Our holiday of a lifetime from Australia to the UK in 2007 was spoiled by abysmal British Airways "customer service". We booked through Qantas and didn't really want to fly BA but they operate a code share service where we flew Qantas to Singapore ...
Neil Robertson
What is more serious, to cheat someone out of a large sum or to cheat numerous people out of small amounts? I was downgraded against my will (BA009, 30.12.14) due to BA’s aggressive overselling of seats and my repeated demands for compensation ...
Rene Neef
So it's March 29th, the day after Storm Katie and Flight 778 from LHR to Stockholm is delayed for over three hours.  It's not because of the storm (all the other flights from here are going on time) - it's because there is no crew to fly ...
Geoff
BA is just heartless. Is is Saturday night and my son has just come down very ill. He is scheduled to take a morning flight to San Francisco tomorrow morning. When I called to see if we could get the ticket shifted by a day, I was told that we would ...
Jim Milby
I flew BA and I must say I received top service as I should expect from such a high quality business.  When was the last time you received good service and actually wrote up about it? The cabin crew were amazing. I got exactly what I asked ...
Jordan Cooper
I was downgraded from category C to category W in my fight from London to Calgary. My complete fight was from Madrid to Calgary and I was not informed of anything until the fight was about to take off. The manager of this fight threatened to me ...
Susana
BA cancelled our flight due to fog in November and offered us one 3 days later or a refund. We had to be back at work so had to buy new tickets through another airline. There were many flights that day but BA couldn't oblige. Asked for refund on ...
Fran
Why on earth if BA but it's same horrible biz class seats on its new A380s? Isle seats have zero privacy and if you are in a window seat, you have to crawl over another passenger. And still no Wi-Fi on many A380s. Shameful! I will never fly BA again ...
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