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.

Passenger vs British Airways: Legal Help Required

Gavel

We have recently been contacted by a passenger who is taking legal action against British Airways and needs help.

If other BA passengers can share their experience about unreasonable delays particularly where BA claim staff sickness was a contributing factor, this could be very useful.

The passenger needs to stay anonymous at this stage for legal reasons but information emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be promptly forwarded.

Ideally, information is needed within the next week (i.e. before the middle of December 2014).

Hopefully I will have more to report on this story at some stage in future.

Update: The passenger won his case and hopefully I will have more details to report on this later.

British Airways Reaches New Low in Customer Care

Nuts

British airways has reached a new low in their lack of customer care by failing to look after a young passenger with a life threatening nut allergy.

Mollie Hyams, who was 5 years old at the time of the incident, and her family were bullied into leaving the plane after a request was made not to serve nuts on the flight due to Mollie's allergy.

There was a similar situation handled very differently on a recent Ryanair flight. Ryanair were notified of 4 year old Fae Platten's nut allergy, made several announcements to passengers and ensured that no nuts were sold on the particular flight. Despite the warnings, a passenger four rows away failed to comply and Fae suffered an attack after breathing the contaminated air. Her face became swolen, she lost consciousness and needed hospital treatment once the flight landed. The passenger has been banned from flying with Ryanair for two years.

See the Daily Mail and the Telegraph websites for more information.

British Airways fails to make the Top Ten Best Airlines

BA Tails Line Up

Guess which airline didn't make it into the top 10 in the recent "World Airline Awards" according to a recent Daily Mail Australia article.

Yes, that's right... British Airways.

Award winners are decided by travellers from over 160 countries who take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey.

Cathay Pacific was awarded first place this year with Qatar Airways in second place and Singapore Airlines in third place.

The complete list of the top 10 best airlines in the world are:

1. Cathay Pacific
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Emirates
5. Turkish Airlines
6. ANA All Nippon Airways
7. Garuda Indonesia
8. Asiana Airlines
9. Etihad Airways
10. Lufthansa

Top 20 Airlines

BA Tails Line Up

Guess which airline didn't make it into the "20 Best Airlines In The World" according to a recent Business Insider Australia article.

Yes, that's right... British Airways.

Airlines were mainly judged on the passenger experience in the plane and the timeliness of departures and arrivals.

The top 20 airlines are:

1. Singapore Airlines
2. All Nippon Airways
3. Qatar Airways
4. Asiana Airlines
5. Malaysia Airlines
6. Emirates
7. Korean Air
8. Lufthansa
9. Oman Air
11. South African Airlines / Thai Airways (tied)
12. Air Astana
15. Etihad / Garuda Indonesia / Turkish Airlines (tied)
16. Cathay Pacific
17. Japan Airlines
18. Virgin Australia
19. Swiss International Airways
20. Austrian Airlines

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Your Stories

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
I lost my phone at the business lounge. When I told an aircrew about the lost phone as soon as I got into the airplane, somebody called the lounge. Luckily, I was told that my lost phone was found at the lounge and my name will be attached to the ...
Hyungchul Kim
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
I've traveled with my family in (paid) Business Class a handful of times. For an upcoming trip I booked us in Premium Economy for the return trip-but paid an additional $2,000 to get upgradable fares. They never told me that between the online ...
David
Viewpoint: Regarding the Michael Brown incident Get served liquor then get arrested... limeys? Sounds set-uppish to me... God bless Andrew Jackson and Lafitte for whoopin their Brit A_ _es! DONT FLY BA! 
EL BRUJO
Shame on British Airways I had to make changes to my flight (outbound x2 and return x1) due to illness and subsequent death of my father all within three weeks. BA (agent Travelocity.ca) charged me $275 change fee plus the fare difference. I sent ...
Suhas Shetty
I was flying with them to get to Madrid, and had to spend the night in madrid to catch a flight to Athens, the plane had engine trouble and they could not get me to Madrid on time the next morning to catch my connection. I told them that at the ...
Daniel Le
Flying back from Catania, Sicily to Gatwick last Monday June 17th,BA 2595 the absolute minimum of leg space, quite a lot tighter than Ryanair or Easyjet. By the time the drinks trolley got to me in row 18 there was no white wine left to purchase! A ...
James Delaney
Dear God why does BA exist? My wife and I recently paid for two business class tickets from Sydney to London with a side trip to Corfu and Edinburgh - costing close to $20,000 AUD. The day before we departed they sent me a text advising they had ...
Gavin Durbin
This past summer I booked two adults and one child to go from Heathrow to Washington DC. The olympics were being held at that time, but they emailed me an ad that said that there was an olympic special going on. So I went and made our reservations. ...
Marie

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