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 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

A Musical Complaint against British Airways

Jorma Heikkilä from Finland has set his BA complaint to music via the Baltic Moonshine Band!

I hope this goes viral as it seems to be the only way to get through to British Airways "Customer Service".

The Lyrics:

British Airways really turned our holidays to crap
We bought their bogus tickets and we fell into their trap
They gave us sixty minutes to run a ninety minute race
And when we couldn't make it, we had to pay twice

Their customer relations would like to be the best
The best in the whole world, much better than the rest
But all they really told was how they feel so sad for me
And wished to see us soon again that means more currency

It's undertandable to collect money where you can
Well the petrol price is high and staff wages should be banned
Every now and then someone will fall into this trap
So managers and stock holders can open a new cab

Yes British Airways really turned our holidays to crap
They showed us how to steal and they left us feeling sad
I wish them really something, something I won't now tell
But I'm afraid the word I'm thinking for it is not well

Read more about Jorma's story.

There is more from the Baltic Moonshine Band on these YouTube channels:

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Your Stories

I would be extremely grateful for any quick replies to this query as the CEDR adjudication date is upon us in a few days and BA have only now just submitted a number of documents in their defence despite several months of completely ignoring us. As ...
SJ McLellan
I flew from Newark to Paris on Dec 7th 2012.   Of course, the first flight was cancelled and the second one delayed but that is not what this is about.   When I got back and went to get reimbursed I discovered that my "travel information" did ...
John Thomas
I'll never fly BA again. They charged me $800 when I had to cancel one leg of my flight due to a change. And they routed me to an Indian call center where they clearly do not speak intelligible English!
Fu@gmail.com
So on June 18th I had a flight from Newcastle International Airport to Heathrow, then onwards to Philadelphia. The Philadelphia flight was supposed to depart Heathrow at 17:20pm. At about 16:30pm I was informed that I needed to contact the airline, ...
Adam
I have heard horror stories but never knew it will be my turn soon. On my Trip back to London from Accra, Ghana, when I got to my seat, water was dripping on my seat. When I asked to be re-seated, I was told the plane was full and I had no option ...
William Nortey
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
After years of being a loyal customer of BA and accruing over 500k (now) Avios points over the years AND 2 voucher companions in the last 18 months, I decided its about time I made the most of these 'rewards'. Having been looking for reward flights ...
RedScopeAlpha
On Saturday 23 March 2013, I boarded my scheduled flight BA0057 from Heathrow to Johannesburg with the idea of holiday still excited in my mind. The plane took off and about 3 hours in the pilot come on asking if there are any doctors on board. ...
Damien
By all rights, I should LOVE Brtiish Airways. I fly BA several times a year round trip, from IAD to TLS, via LHR. The reservation system is satisfactory.  The scheduling fits my needs to a 'T'.  The planes are as comfortable as I can ...
LDD
Booked a 3pm Friday flight to get away to Rome with the wife. Boarded late, sat metres from the gate for 2 hours with a paltry cup of water, was eventually allowed back into the terminal and boarded onto a new plane which landed 4 hours late! Have ...
Aumit

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