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 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.

More Comedy from British Airways

I was under the impression that most folks these days know better than to joke about bombs or terrorists especially when air travel is involved.

I'm not sure what Mathew Davis, a British Airways steward, was thinking when he wrote, “The bomb on board will explode at 16.00 GMT unless our demands are met" on the back of a toilet door during a recent flight from Tokyo to London.

British airways have also failed to see the funny side of this and he has apparently been suspended.

Mr Davis was arrested after the plane touched down. He has been charged and will appear later this month in court.

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

Great Crash Joke (not!)

During a recent BA flight from Miami to Heathrow, passengers were treated to a recorded announcement explaining the plane was about to crash. Just for fun, it was played a second time! Passengers didn't see the joke and were apparently screaming in fear of their lives.

A short time later, an announcement instructed passengers to ignore the warning as it had been mistakenly aired.

Just in case passengers didn't appreciate the joke, they were issued with written apologies as they left the plane.

Apparenly there was a similar inclident on another BA flight from Heathrow to Hong Kong last year.

To maximise the effect of the prank, maybe BA should screen an airline disaster movie before these announcements!

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

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Your Stories

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Gordon Crosthwaite
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
So I bought seven round trip tickets for my family from London to Miami as well as round trips for them and other family members from Miami to Liberia, Costa Rica. Tickets all bought and paid for well in advance. Bought in August 2019 for our family ...
Harry W. Budge III
I traveled from Hong Kong to LHR on BA in bsuiness class. During the flight my suitcase was damaged. I filed the complaint upon arrival at LHR. It's been over a month and i finally got contacted by BA, after having hounded them for weeks. I have ...
Andreas
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
On my way to Bucharest I had 2 bags, my handbag and shopping from the duty free. When I arrived to board one person called Holly told me I can only have 2 BAGS INCLUDING DUTY FREE and hand bag. This Holly continued “and this is generous”. Are ...
Andreea B
We had a broken seat for a 12 hr flight in premium economy, fixed in one position, result of complaint was appalling service, rude, arrogant and dismissive, problem ignored until 20 mins before landing when handed ipad and told to write complaint to ...
Liz
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
I had boarded from new delhi in the mid of the night, they served a simple bread butter breakfast and landed in London. And after 2 hours layoff in heathrow I took another british airways flight to Washington DC,2.5 hrs after borarding the flight ...
Praveen
Another testimonial about how bad British Airways are...A couple weeks ago  I was visiting California and I bought this beautiful surfboard that I was hoping to bring back to France with me on the airplane - It never occurred to me  that an ...
Marianne

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