The new Barbados Airline Travel and Tourism Development Tax takes effect from 1 October 2018.  The charge or BBD140 (approximately GBP54) was announced by the Barbados Government in June 2018. The tax applies to all flights departing Barbados from 1 October 2018. The charge will be automatically added to all tickets issued from 1 October 2018 onwards, irrespective of when they ...

Members of the British Airways Executive Club can now collect double the Avios when they fly, thanks to a new offer from the airline. To be eligible to collect double Avios on flights, customers must register, book and fly by 31 December 2018. Customers must register for the offer before booking, which can be done here on the British Airways website and be a member of the Brit ...

British Airways customers are set to soak up Osaka next summer as the airline is launching direct flights to Japan’s second largest city. The four-per-week service takes off from 31 March, 2019 with flights departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The new route takes the number of daily flights between London and Japan offered a ...

British Airways and Indian domestic carrier, Vistara, have today announced a new partnership that will open up more routes between London and India than ever before. As part of the new agreement, customers can book seats on Vistara flights to destinations across India from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. Seats are on sale from 6 September 2018 for travel from 27 September 2018. Br ...

British Airways and Heathrow baggage handlers 'escape from reality' in celebreation of Queen legend Freddie Mercury's birthday and Twentieth Century Fox's Bohemian Rhapsody, in cinemas 24 October. Mercury worked at a Heathrow baggage handler before he joined Queen in 1970 and to pay tribute to the legend, baggage handlers have teamed up with Strictly Come Dancing to bring Fred ...

British Airways is making a multi-million-pound investment in its shorthaul business class cabin, Club Europe. The spend is part of the airline’s current £4.5bn investment plan and will focus on enhanced food and drink. From 12 September 2018* the airline will introduce new menus with improved recipes and signature warm breads. There’s also a commitment to provenance, with di ...

During British Airways busiest ever summer, which saw it scheduled to carry over four million customers across its network in August alone, the airline has revealed some of the most popular holiday destinations for travellers. In the list are long-haul destinations such as New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. Short-haul destinations like Malaga, Nice, Amsterd ...

British Airways is celebrating being named Best Family Friendly Airline out of 20 international airlines, looking at how easy they make the travel experience for families. As well as sitting families together for free, British Airways was praised for offering families pre-boarding, giving children their own free checked luggage allowance, plus a free allowance for a pushchair ...

British Airways is Flying Proud at Brighton & Hove Pride today, where the airline is sponsoring the Pride parade and festival in support of the LGBT+ community, with employees from across the airline joining in the celebrations. Over 300,000 people poured out into the city’s streets to participate in and watch the all-singing, all-dancing carnival of colour, as The Pride C ...

This month, British Airways is set to improve its range of champagnes and English sparkling wines for customers travelling in First and Club World cabins and First lounges, as part of its £4.5 billion investment across the airline over the next five years. The airline, which serves more than two million bottles of bubbles a year, will now offer the following: First Lounges ...