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Travel Alert: British Airways Pilot Strike September 2019 on Three Different Days

After the British Airline Pilots’ Association — which is also known as BALPA — revealed via an official announcement the results of a ballot on which the vote ended on Monday, July 22, 2019 with 93 percent of the turnout of 90 percent of pilots who voted are in favor of industrial action, pilots of British Airways who are based at both London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport are scheduled to go on strike on the following dates…

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Another System Failure Impacts British Airways Operations August 7 2019

A failure in the information technology which is crucial to the operations of British Airways at its London Heathrow Airport hub, London Gatwick Airport hub, and London City Airport hub forced the beleaguered airline to delay, cancel and reschedule greater than 500 flights earlier today, Wednesday, August 7, 2019…

…and the “domino effect” has spread to…

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“People Were Yelling ‘Open the Doors’”: FlyerTalk Member in Smoke Filled Cabin Aboard Airplane

An emergency landing of a Airbus A321-200 airplane — which operated as British Airways flight BA422 from London Heathrow Airport — occurred at its destination of Valencia in Spain on Monday, August 5, 2019 after the cabin reportedly filled with smoke while the aircraft descended during the remaining ten minutes of the flight.

Some passengers who were aboard that airplane — such as…

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British Airways Pilots Vote to Strike Summer 2019

The British Airline Pilots’ Association — which is also known as BALPA — revealed via this official announcement the results of a ballot on which the vote ended earlier today: 93 percent of the turnout of 90 percent of pilots who voted are in favor of industrial action.

“We do not wish to…

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How About $393.73 Round Trip to Ireland For Saint Patrick’s Day 2019?

Imagine spending Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland without the trip completely emptying your wallet or purse.

Stop imagining.

A promotion is currently in effect with Aer Lingus with airfares as low as $499.00 for travel round trip between the United States and Europe from Monday, April 1, 2019 through Saturday, June 15, 2019 — you can earn three Avios points for every dollar spent — and stopovers are permitted…

…but you must purchase your ticket by Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time; you must wade through a long list of blackout dates; and you must stay over a Saturday night. Many other restrictions apply.

We can do better than that.

When a reader of The Gate contacted me to find an airfare for her to Ireland from Hartford for Saint Patrick’s Day, I found…

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Lessons Learned From Food Allergy Tragedy Aboard an Airplane

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse was 15 years old when she tragically died in a hospital in France after suffering from an allergic reaction aboard an airplane operated by British Airways during a flight from London to Nice in July of 2016 — and an official inquest into how this fatality could have been prevented has concluded.

The daughter of Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse was eating a sandwich — the labeling of which gave no indication that the food was not free of sesame seeds, to which she is severely allergic.

“The Sept. 28 conclusions of…

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Forget Hamsters. How About True Emotional Support From an Airline?

Peacocks and hamsters; hamsters and peacocks. An endless proliferation of ridiculous stories seem to constantly flood the Internet — especially regarding so-called emotional support animals.

How about a touching story for once, which involves an airline called British Airways; a member of FlyerTalk; and a close friend who was losing a battle with cancer?

I have taken the liberty of replicating verbatim what FlyerTalk member crmster posted earlier this week, which was so moving that at least 176 fellow FlyerTalk members “liked” the content…

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Etiquette Guide to Sleeping at 35,000 Feet — According to British Airways

Who should get the armrest aboard an airplane during a flight? When — or if — should shoes come off of the feet? If shoes are removed, is taking the socks off okay? If you absolutely need to use the lavatory, should you climb over your fellow passenger; or should you attempt to wake them up to let you out of the row?

This short video was posted yesterday British Airways, claiming that…

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