Over the next three years, American Airlines and British Airways will invest $344 million to colocate operations in Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. That investment will include adding five widebody gates, new baggage systems and lounges, a premium check-in space and new concession and retail options. The two carriers will operate 14 daily flights to London from the terminal. British Airways will continue to operate from Terminal 7 until 2022.
By: Michael B. Baker
British Airways became the 53rd airline to join the TSA’s PreCheck program this week, finally giving BA’s passengers access to the program that allows them to speed through security without taking liquids or laptops out of their carry-ons or removing shoes.
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From 1 April 2017, we will be unable to accept cash payments at many of the airports we operate from, such as London Heathrow, London Gatwick and in North America. This includes all types of payments, such as for extra bags, additional/exit row seats, changes to tickets, service charges, etc.
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British Airways is making a number of service amendments for passengers in World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and First cabins.
Among the biggest of the changes is the removal of a second meal service for World Traveller Plus passengers on flights of seven hours or less, and for World Traveller customers on flights of eight and a half hours or less. This will affect a number of routes including those to the US East Coast.
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British Airways announced a new boarding procedure in which passengers will board first by cabin (first, business), then by seat row number. Any passengers with infants or who need special assistance will be able to board ahead of time as per current rules. British Airways will still allow two bags per person on board. “The size of the larger bag remains unchanged at 22” x 18” x 10” (56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm) including handles, pockets, and wheels, and it cannot weigh more than 51 pounds (23 kilograms).” The smaller bag must not exceed 16” x 12” 6” (40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm).
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British Airways will complete their refitting of all their first class cabins on their Boeing 747/400s by October of 2015. This is part of British Airways continual reinvestment into improving the passenger experience. Continue reading British Airways Refitting First Class Cabins
Seeking to attract more travelers into first class, British Airways will offer business class travelers an upgrade on one leg of their trip. The promotion is available on selected routes between 4 September and 12 December. Meanwhile, the carrier also said it is planning improvements to the cabin, including new television screens and power sockets.
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