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

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 hadn't seen for 7 years! They said there was no flights on Christmas this year. Well why book me ...
Terence
I booked Business seats for my wife and me on British Airways via the Destinia travel agent from Cairo to London Heathrow and return from London to Cairo (BA154 & BA155). I booked the flights online two months before the traveling date. I have ...
EMAD AWAD
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
To this airline, all passengers are a major inconvenience, between, them taking your payment and dumping you off at your destination.Such is the arrogance of the airline, you must demonstrate to them, that it is a privilage for YOU to fly with ...
ISB
Yesterday I took a flight from Dublin to Heathrow, which got delayed by an hour, which I was told is typical for that particular flight route. This in itself was not a real problem, but what happened on arrival was entirely avoidable. Apparently as ...
Remy
Some time ago, I cheerfully signed up for the British Airways Visa card, with its offer of 100,000 miles and - if I charged $30,000 to the card in the first year - a free companion ticket.  I guess I should have listened to my old ma's sage advice ...
Phil C
After my suitcase was delayed for 3 days on a 5 day trip to Rome, British Airways have done nothing but make my life a misery. They gave me no money at the airport to buy essential items and I cannot get hold of anyone to get reimbursed for the ...
K.E.W
Last week on a flight from Amsterdam to London, my cabin bag was put in the hold as the overhead lockers were full. On landing in London, as the aircraft was waiting for the aerobridge, I watched with curiosity and trepidation (Murphy's Law!) from ...
Mrs Venkatesh
Friday before Christmas - LHR. Already had original flight (etd 1215) canceled so we were left with an 11 hour connection to the 1520 departure. Started showing delays around noon, alternating between 4 hours and 45 minutes. Inbound arrives, gate is ...
Keith Thompson

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