Entries by Dave

Lufthansa strikes pay deal with pilots

    Lufthansa has struck a deal with pilots to solve a bitter long-running dispute over pay that has cost the airline millions of euros from continued strike action. The German airline has agreed a new wage agreement that will see around 5,400 pilots receive a four-stage 8.7 per cent pay rise and a one-off […]

Ground staff strike at Berlin airports prompts hundreds of flight cancellations

Around 200 flights were cancelled ahead of a strike over pay by ground staff at Berlin’s two airports expected to start later on Thursday.   There were 146 cancellations at Tegel and 54 at Schoenefeld airports and 12 flights were redirected to other German airports, a spokesman for Berlin’s airports said.   Trade union Verdi […]

Virgin Atlantic flight cancellations in April/May

Virgin Atlantic has cancelled a ‘handful’ of flights in April and May, blaming ‘operational constraints’.   The airline said flights to and from Atlanta, San Francisco and Orlando will be affected, TravelMole Media Group reports.   “We constantly review our flying programme and identified that during a peak period we may face operational constraints,” the […]

USA Weather Warning

USA Weather Warning: Thousands of flights cancelled on 9 February as major winter storm system moves through northeastern region.   Airlines had already cancelled more than 2,300 flights for Thursday and nearly all were waiving change fees as a fast-moving winter storm threatened to bring heavy snow to portions of the Northeast.   The storm […]

United States bans travel from seven countries

At 4:42pm On Friday, 27 January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”, temporarily barring people from seven, named countries from entering the country.     What does the travel ban mean? The order suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days; and […]

British Airways Proposed industrial action 19 – 21 January 2017

  All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January despite proposed industrial action. As part of their contingency plan, they will be merging a very small number of flights to and from Heathrow. This will mean some customers will travel slightly earlier or later in the day than their original booking. Customers […]

Update on British Airways cabin crew

No significant disruption reported as British Airways cabin crew begin 48-hour strike   British Airways cabin crew have begun their 48-hour strike in a row over pay.   A total of 22 flights out of 800 at Heathrow have been cancelled due to the disruption.   Affected destinations include Hamburg, Dusseldorf, San Jose, Oslo and […]

British Airways – Upgrade to First

What if you could pay for Club World but enjoy a taste of First? This unforgettable experience is available for free when you book selected return flights in Club World. The First cabin allows you to relax in exclusive First lounges and enjoy complimentary spa treatments before your flight. Once on board, you can unwind […]

British Airways Proposed industrial action 10 – 11 January 2017

  All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Tuesday January 10 and Wednesday January 11 despite proposed industrial action by Unite.  All flights to and from London Gatwick will operate as normal All flights to and from London City will operate as normal The vast majority of flights to and […]

USA: Severe weather may disrupt flights to, from Southeastern states on 6,7 January

  Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is preparing for the weather expected this weekend. “We have plans in place to address inclement weather and we are monitoring approaching weather systems closely,” according to Hartsfield-Jackson spokesman Reese McCranie.   Both Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are warning that flights to Atlanta and other cities in the […]