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.

What's Your Story?

A "Your Stories" page has been added to the website today for you to tell your story about British Airways! To add your story, go to the "Your Stories" page and click on the "Add story" link at the top of the page. The form asks you for your email address but note that this is kept private and is not displayed anywhere on the website.

This is the first time I have published my own story on the website and this goes back to some bad experiences with British Airways in 2007. We vowed never to fly British Airways and never to go through Heathrow airport ever again.

I'm happy to report that even though we've flown every year since 2007, we have stuck to our promise. We have experienced great service on Emirates, Aegean Airlines, Virgin, Air Asia, Pacific Blue and Jetstar and we've never had a delayed flight or a lost bag!

Happy travelling!

British Airways 'worst airline for baggage problems'

A recent survey of 2,007 airline passengers by insurance company LV claims UK passengers travelling with major airlines experience the most baggage problems when they fly with British Airways. Apparently one in 3.8 British Airways passengers have had their baggage lost, damaged, or delayed in the past five years.

This is more than twice as many as the next worst performing airline, Virgin Atlantic where one in 8.3 Virgin passengers reported experiencing baggage problems.

British Airways seem to be in denial, claiming the figure is "complete rubbish" and  that, "there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that a quarter of BA passengers have experienced lost or delayed baggage over the last five years."

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

British Airways Worst to UK

According to a Choice consumer survey, Australians rated British Airways the worst airline when flying from Australia to the UK. Ratings were compiled from 10 categories including cost, in-flight food, in-flight service, timeliness and baggage allowance. Travellers were asked to score airlines out of 100 and British Airways only scored 57. Singapore Airlines had the best score with 81 out of 100.

Some airlines "just don't get it", one traveller noted, and should travel on Singapore Airlines "to see how it is done".

For more details, see the story in the Sydney Morning Herald.

British Airways Second Worst in Europe for Lost Luggage

British Airways has one of the worst track records When it comes to losing luggage. According to an article in the Independent from February 2008, "British Airways lost more baggage per flight last year than almost any other airline in Europe."

Figures for 2007 released by the Air Transport Users Council show that British Airways delayed 26.5 bags per 1,000 compared to a European-wide average of 16.6 bags. The only airline in Europe with a worse track record was TAP Air Portugal (27.8 delayed bags per 1,000).

The article further states that British Airways record is getting worse with an additional 3.5 bags lost per 1,000 in 2007 compared to the previous year.

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Your Stories

My elderly mother (in Europe) was in decline, requiring frequent trips (from the US) by my wife and I to take care of her. She passed away suddenly before my scheduled trip, which I had to cancel and make a new booking, as the change fee quoted by ...
Ken
We got stuck in a fatal accident traffic jam at Montelimar in France. Realising that we were going to miss our 4pm flight we called (on a mobile) to BA Customer Service. They booked us on the next flight 7.15 and took all the payment details. The ...
Jonathon Howard
Dear British Airways, I suggest you remove the word 'British' from your name. Just 'Airways' describes far more accurately the quality of your shabby airline and why drag the rest of us in Britain down with you? I don't think there are many British ...
David Allsopp
Yesterday my wife returned from Korea but it's a miracle she even got on the flight. I received an email the day before her flight asking me to contact BA "URGENTLY" normally if something is urgent you call! Anyway it was a Saturday, I just happened ...
Tim Taylor
Edwin Lim My wife and my Premium Economy flight was cancelled on the 19th of Dec 2015 and rebooked on ANA Economy. Your ground staff told me that I will be compensated with the difference between British Airways Premium Economy flight ($3500) and ...
Edwin
Thursday, 31 January 2013 01:03 Death of 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 ...
Leonard Lawrence
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
Long story short: Bought return flights to and from London Heathrow to Brussels and also a hotel for two nights (via British Airways) which came to a total of £246.I had to cancel my trip and expected to pay a cancellation fee.However, British ...
Con
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
Dear BA, I am sitting on a flight from Tel Aviv to London. It is half way through the journey and in my many many years of flying BA I had the worst meal experience I have ever had. In my silent debate with myself I was wondering if I should stay ...
Peter

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