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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!

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More on British Airways Toxic Fumes

Safety Mask

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has contacted britishairwayssucks.org to follow up on the Toxic Fumes on British Airways story below. Dee has created a useful website that is helping to quantify victims of airline toxic fumes and I encourage you to participate if you think you have been affected.

Dee writes:

Hi,

I just wanted to comment on your article about toxic fumes on BA flights, you say there is no mention of whether passengers are affected too.

Unfortunately they are. I was a Cabin Service Director with British Airways on longhaul 747, 777 and 767 aircraft and I was ill health retired in 2009 with a written diagnosis of Aerotoxic Syndrome.

I have written a handout to help inform passengers of the situation, it's available free on my website www.toxicfreeairlines.com

One of the problems for passengers is they often get sick days after the flight and they have no way of knowing if any others are affected too. Now you can enter your symptoms & flight details on our free register and other passengers will be able to send you a message. I would be happy to send info to and advise any passengers who have developed health problems after flying, free of charge. I can be contacted via my website This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don't be too hard on the crew - many are suffering terrible health issues and they are also not treated with respect by their employer. On the website you can read some of the comments from over 1,000 health surveys from crew. When you get sick & lose your health you get bullied and threatened with the sack. You also get told that no-one else is suffering from health problems, it's only you complaining.

That was my motivation for starting the health survey, to find out how many others were feeling the same as me. The results were shocking, there is also a very high premature death rate amongst BA crew. Since I started keeping note of the names on the obituary board there have been nearly 100 deaths, and these are just the ones I get to hear about. Richard & Karen made the news because they were both pilots and both taking legal action but many others have also passed away, some of them extremely young.

My advice is only fly on the 787, as it's the only aircraft that doesn't use bleed air. If you must fly on any other aircraft type make sure you have a mask to wear, especially during engine start up, taxi, take off, climb & descent.

Airlines do not care about their crew, they are disposable so it is passengers who will drive the change. Refuse to part with your money until they can guarantee you will not be poisoned by contaminated cabin air.

Thanks Dee!

British Airways Fined over Lost Luggage

British Airways Lost Bags

As previously reported, British Airways do not have the best record in looking after passenger's luggage.

Given British Airways non-existent "customer service", it's refreshing to read a success story from a passenger who successfully sued BA over lost luggage.

The passenger flew from Delhi to Milan and incurred a number of expenses after his bag failed to show up at the destination. Interestingly, BA were also ordered to compensate the passenger for "inconvenience, harassment and mental agony" and litigation costs.

One of the two bags showed up eventually a month later but in a damaged condition.

BA denied the claim apparently believing that they had no liability under these circumstances according to the Hague Protocol and Warsaw Convention on Air Carriages.

It is refreshing to see BA being held liable for a deficiency in their service.

For the full story, see: https://ibnlive.in.com/news/british-airways-told-to-pay-rs-90000-for-losing-luggage/385487-3.html

British Airways Refuses to Accept Scottish Twenty Pound Note

Scottish 20 Pound Note

The Courier reports this week that British Airways refused a Scottish twenty pound note from a wheelchair bound Scottish tourist on his way back from Gibraltar.

Passenger Jim Dunbar from Forfar was a couple of kilos over his baggage allowance and tried to pay in Euros and when that was refused, offered a mix of cash including the Scottish twenty pound note. British Airways insisted that this option was also unacceptable and that Mr. Dunbar would have to swap the note at the bureau de change.

With no other option, Mr. Dunbar was forced to comply and was able to complete his journey but has vowed never to fly British Airways again.

A British Airways spokesperson apparently explained how easy it was to make a complaint either online or via a call to the BA Customer Relations Department.

Good luck with that Jim!

For the full story see: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/i-was-absolutely-raging-jim-angry-after-british-airways-refuses-scottish-20-note-1.78778

Toxic Fumes on British Airways

airplane cockpit

The Daily Mail reports that two British Airways pilots died within days each other, both citing in-flight toxic oil fumes as the cause of their ill-health.

Apparently it's common for pilots to don oxygen masks several times per week during flights due to poor air quality and there are no air quality monitoring systems on British Airways or other airline aircraft.

Before his death, BA Pilot Richard Westgate instructed his lawyers to sue BA for alleged health and safety breaches.

BA Pilot Karen Lysakowska also wrote to BA threatening to take legal action over ongoing air contamination incidents.

British Airways may be liable under the health regulations because they fail to monitor the on-board air quality.

There is no mention of whether passengers are also at risk.

For the full story see: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2269059/BA-pilots-Richard-Westgate-Karen-Lysakowska-killed-breathing-toxic-oil-fumes-mid-flight-pictured.html

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