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

Flew United Airlines from San Francisco to Washington Dulles and connected to British Airways to fly Dulles to London Heathrow. This will be the last time I do that.  Upon arrival to Heathrow, I noticed that my luggage did not make the trip with ...
Anthony
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
My story is so long in only 3 1/2 days I can't give all the details.  Short story is flew from Glasgow to London/Heathrow on BA 9:15 AM 9 July 2016.  They left every single bag for passengers terminating in London in Glasgow, every single ...
tom diangelis
I am an Executive Platinum (Emerald) frequent flyer. I used to be the highest level of BA, with once over 2M miles. I go out of my way to no longer fly BA because of the deteriorating service. I also speak to many BA employees, and they all hate ...
Ron Rock
British Airways was overbooked so they cancelled our tickets on day of travel. We have been travelling for so many years with many other airlines but this is the first time it has happened to us. Very difficult to reach their customer service ...
Aparna Rajesh
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
My BA flights to China were cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. I was advised that I could change my travel plans and use the value of the booked flights to book other flights and accommodation - this was not true as BA holidays were not able to ...
Gordon Crosthwaite
Hi guys, not the most interesting post but wondering if there's any advice for me on this. I had a long haul flight booked on sunday, but due to a delay in my COVID test results, at the last minute I had to change the booking to wednesday. I was ...
Gemma
My wife and I booked Premium Economy seats on a British Airways (BA) Heathrow-to-Chicago flight because our travel "day" was going to last 30 hours if all went well. Upon boarding, she reported her seat as malfunctioning. Flight attendants ...
Bill Murphy
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 ...
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