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 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

"Thiefrow" Airport

sunglassesMy own experience of Heathrow airport is so bad I have vowed to never fly through Heathrow again.

The latest Heathrow victim is celebrity Kim Kardashian who has accused baggage handlers of removing a pair of sunglasses from her bag.

Apparently pilfering was so bad at one stage that the airport earned the dubious title of "Thiefrow".

You can read more about this story on the Telegraph website.

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Your Stories

Three years ago we were forced into a downgrade from First to Business on a trip from Phoenix to LHR. Once again, this week on an AA code share from LHR to PHL we were again forced into a downgraded from First to Business. Trying to get a refund of ...
Joe Furlong
I would like to share an interesting experience. On Feb 1, 2014 we have booked our flight to Miami.   On Feb 16th, 2014 we have paid to select seats on the plane London-Miami-London. We had the pre-selected seats on the way to Miami but BA failed ...
Eric Hubert
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
Just booked flights with BA - first of all website journey was shocking (actually Easy Jets is much much better) and it kept booting me out half way through and it took 5 attempts to book long haul from Glasgow to Vegas. When it finally let me book ...
Khogg
I was traveling with my wife and 7 month old daughter, while I was helping my wife make my daughter comfortable I requested for a glass of warm water, the stewardess who was busy chatting up another passenger on what sushi she likes, asked me to get ...
Allen
Worst airline customer service ever. The call center is challenged in using English and will cancel your ticket if you have mobility issues. Worst airline I have dealt with for disability related concerns. They have a rule that only allows you ...
Kathie
British Airways was responsible for bringing out 2 bags back from a lovely trip to Italy on July 8. They did not arrive on our incoming flight, and, since BA has always been a joy in the past, we were not worried. July 12, we received a text ...
Betty White
BA sells "airport upgrades" from one class of service to next, I discovered.  They're not cheap, but to avoid the back of the plane ... Go to Biz lounge.  Can't do it. You've done it too many times this year.  (The mind simply ...
Stephen
On my initial departure date, I experienced 2 cancellations including being sent from one airport to another only to find out that the flight was also cancelled. They booked me on another flight the next day and when I called them the next morning ...
Arya
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

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