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.

British Airways Stingy on Economy Legroom

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A few inches in airline seat spacing can make a big difference especially for taller passengers and on longer flights.

A recent survey of 32 airlines by Business Traveller magazine and Seatplans.com shows British Airways as one of the stingiest for economy seating legroom.

Airlines providing the most economy legroom are Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines. Virgin Atlantic also provide wider seats and legroom than BA.

For more information see: www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2226222/BA-easyJet-Ryanair-worst-airlines-legroom.html

British Airways Loses EU Challenge

British Airways challenge in the European Union’s top court over paying compensation to passengers delayed by more than three hours has failed. This upholds a decision set in 2009.

BA will now have to pay a fixed compensation amount for passengers arriving more than three hours after their scheduled arrival time unless there are extraordinary circumstances such as bad weather.

I'd like to wish passengers attempting to claim compensation the very best of British luck!

Business Insider has more on this story at:

https://www.businessinsider.com/lufthansa-british-airways-lose-court-challenge-2012-10

British Airways-Qantas Partnership Over

british-airways-planeQantas and British Airways long standing code-share arrangement flying passengers between Australia and the UK comes to an end in March 2013.

Qantas has partnered with Emirates providing passengers with more choice in European destinations via Dubai instead of Singapore.

British Airways seems to be committed to keeping a route open to Australia but have yet to announce who will fly the Singapore to Australia leg.

The Sydney Morning Herald has more on this story at:

https://www.smh.com.au/travel/a-new-oneworld-order-20121005-273ud.html

British Airways Fined over Dodgy Advertising

british-airways-finedBritish Airways failed to disclose all the relevant fees associated with their fares and has been fined $125,000 by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. They could be fined up to $250,000 if there are any more rule violations within the next year.

Apparently fees such as government taxes and fuel surcharges were not included in the advertised fares and should have been.

BA were also reprimanded for "a policy of not compensating passengers whose cash, jewelry or electronics in checked bags were lost, stolen or damaged" in contravention of an international airline treaty.

From personal experience, I am aware BA makes it very hard to claim compensation, but I had no idea it was enshrined in a policy document!

You can read more about this story on the Bloomberg Businessweek website.

https://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-10-01/us-fines-british-airways-250-000-over-fare-claims

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Your Stories

I am part of a touring band, last Friday we had a gig in Frankfurt. My bass, as always, goes in the hold, I arrived in Frankfurt, bass didn't show up. Had to use a borrowed instrument that night. Returned to London the next day. They sent my bass to ...
Laurence Cottle
Booked a Flight in March to go on a Golf trip in October with about 16 friends.  Half of us were going out on the Thursday and the Other half on Friday at 7 a.m. to make the start of the 4 day Golf Tourney. I was 100% in error and showed up Friday ...
Rob Johnston
I had book tickets for my family and I. 4 tickets for My wife and two kids. flying from NYC to London. a few days before we fly my wife has a medical emergency, so I call BA so I can change her flight. The Rep tells me that it will cost $275 plus a ...
Eamonn Ryan
Booked a 3pm Friday flight to get away to Rome with the wife. Boarded late, sat metres from the gate for 2 hours with a paltry cup of water, was eventually allowed back into the terminal and boarded onto a new plane which landed 4 hours late! Have ...
Aumit
With a "Stumpenfuhrer" marching up and down every few seconds eagle-eyeing if all our seat belts were fastened and (minus a whip) harshly chastising anyone whose was not or indeed any slight infraction of any little rule, praising the well-dressed ...
Patricio
The worst possible experience with British Airways that took over 36 hours to get to.... no resolution. My guest was supposed to fly from Granada Spain to Washington DC. She was not allowed to check in because of incompetence of an agent in the ...
Aleksey Kulikov
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
Flying back from Catania, Sicily to Gatwick last Monday June 17th,BA 2595 the absolute minimum of leg space, quite a lot tighter than Ryanair or Easyjet. By the time the drinks trolley got to me in row 18 there was no white wine left to purchase! A ...
James Delaney
I had a semi flexible ticket from london to Brussels. I was sick during the night and assumed that I would be able to use the ticket for another flight (ticket was over £338 - I am a gold member) - how wrong was I! BA treats "no shows" as ...
jutta
By all rights, I should LOVE Brtiish Airways. I fly BA several times a year round trip, from IAD to TLS, via LHR. The reservation system is satisfactory.  The scheduling fits my needs to a 'T'.  The planes are as comfortable as I can ...
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