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.

Toxic Fumes on British Airways

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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

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

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Your Stories

I flew from London to Bangkok for 11 hours in economy. Torture! The plane they used was obviously very old - my mobile has a screen about the same size as their tv screen. No outlets to charge our devices. No legroom whatsoever - serious leg ...
Annie F
BA lost my luggage. Found it a few days later after I was constantly on the phone demanding them to call the baggage handling department. Once they had found it, they wouldn't get it on the next available flight. I am still waiting! Customer service ...
Lily
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
Pre-booked a seat at a price for a friend, and on check-in, seat was not available.  Demanded a refund, and one idiot told me the payment will be made to refund the money, and they were sorry for the inconvenience. Later, and much later some ...
I S Bhandal
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
I booked a trip home on Christmas day this year and BA decided to cancel my flight. Meaning I'd not be able to spend Christmas with my family which I hadnt seen for 7 years! They said there was no flights on Christmas this year. Well why book me ...
Terence
I would be extremely grateful for any quick replies to this query as the CEDR adjudication date is upon us in a few days and BA have only now just submitted a number of documents in their defence despite several months of completely ignoring us. As ...
SJ McLellan
I tried to change my return flight from Australia to UK but was told their systems were down so they couldn't change it, tried for 2 days and had no joy eventually got through to London Cust Services and the price had gone up by 4x. On my ...
G Philips
I am an Executive Platinum (Emerald) frequent flyer. I used to be the highest level of BA, with once over 2M miles. I go out of my way to no longer fly BA because of the deteriorating service. I also speak to many BA employees, and they all hate ...
Ron Rock
Lost a very important bag. Customer service is worthless. Absolutely worthless. No help at all. I'm screwed big time.
Chuck

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