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BA's Digital Billboard Can Point Out Specific Flights as They Pass Overhead

I can't be the only person who, on a dreary winter's trudge towards the office, has looked up at the sky and wondered what tropical climes the passengers of an overhead plane are heading off to. Thanks to an inventive new billboard advert from BA, my wistful wonderings have been answered. Read More >>

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Now This is How You Complain About Lost Luggage

Complaining in the modern, publicly-connected world works wonders. But what happens when your bleating Facebook posts and tweets fall on deaf ears? Why buy yourself a promoted tweet, of course. That'll stick it to them. Read More >>

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Have You Ever Mistaken the Airplane Emergency Exit for a Toilet?

A Sri Lanken cricketer on his way to London yesterday apparently spent two minutes tugging at the door of his airplane, trying to to open it, because he thought it was the toilet. This begs many questions, most pressingly: how strong is the booze on British Airways nowadays? Read More >>

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BA Trialling Reusable Electronic Luggage Tags

Creative agency Designworks has designed and built this all-digital modern version of the luggage tag at the request of British Airways, which will be testing the system out later this month. Read More >>

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BA's Taking the First Step to Lifting Mobile Phone Restrictions

From July 1st, you'll be able to make calls from your phone just after the wheels touch tarmac on British Airways flights. The airline is the first in Europe to lift bans on powered-up electronics, allowing you to use your gadgets the moment the plane has landed and trundled off the runway. Read More >>

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Now There's Something You Might Finally Use Passbook For in the UK

Pushing the digital ticket to its logical Apple-themed extension, BA's finally added Passbook support to its iPhone app, meaning there might be something other than Starbucks to use with Passbook in the UK. Read More >>

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Heathrow Shut Down as BA Flight Suffers Double Engine Failure Over London

So this is scary. Around 9AM this morning, a British Airways flight from London to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow after both its engines suffered damage of some kind, causing one engine to catch fire. Both of Heathrow's runways were closed for the landing, but the Airbus 319 landed safely and the fire is now out. Read More >>

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This Is What the Inside of BA's New Monster A380 Jet Looks Like

The Airbus A380 is one impressive bird, but you're unlikely to have flown on one yet, unless you've flown with Air France or something. That might change now that BA's got one, and boy does it look damn awesome in red, white and blue. Now, where did I put that lottery ticket? Time to win me some dosh so I can go trans-Atlantic cruising in first class. [BA] Read More >>

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BA Develops New Mile-High Tea Bag for Ultimate In-Air Refreshment

The amazing innovations in complex modern tea-baggery continue, with airline BA teaming up with tea specialist Twinings to develop a special blend that takes into account the variations in taste and temperatures experienced while scooting about 30,000 feet up in the sky. Read More >>

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Tycoon Tussles: Branson Wants a £1 Million Bet With BA's Boss, He Just Wants To Kick Him in the Balls

Which would you like more? £1 million, or the chance to knee the long-haired Virgin Atlantic owner in the family jewels? If you're the boss of British Airways, it's quite clearly the latter. Read More >>

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BA Finally Gets Permission to Let You Keep Watching Stuff on Taxi, Take-Off and Landing

British Airways is just about to become the first airline in the UK to allow you to watch movies, TV shows, and listen to music from the moment you sit down in your seat to the moment you disembark the aircraft. Finally, why did it take so bloody long? Read More >>

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BA Planning iOS 6 Passbook Ticketing Options

Apple fans running iOS 6 might soon be able to cruise through check-in in a very futuristic fashion indeed, thanks to British Airways planning to offer support for Apple's Passbook electric ticketing system. Read More >>

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Are You Comfortable With Airlines Researching You on Google?

According to the London Evening Standard, British Airways is beginning a program in which employees google the faces of passengers for upcoming flights so that they may immediately greet them upon entry to the airport gate/airplane. Some feel this is an invasion of privacy. But is it really that big of a deal? [Evening Standard via TIME] Read More >>

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British Airways Will Use Google to Dig Up Dirt On You, Pre-Flight

While soaring high above the clouds sounds like a complete dream to many, taking the plane is not everyone's favourite past time, especially frequent fliers. And now those lucky individuals checking into business or first class with British Airways can expect a privacy invasion too. BA's rolled out its 'tailored' service where it'll actually google you to create a dossier on each of its passengers. Read More >>

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Tracey Emin Helps Redesign BA's Airbus A319 as a Golden Dove For the Olympics

Thankfully Emin had enough decency not to lead "up and coming" designer Pascal Anson down her garden path, so the redesigned Airbus A319 hasn't got superglued condoms and the names of her past lovers etched onto its body, in the style of her My Bed artwork. The redesigned BA planes will be flying high during the London Olympics, presumably promoting peace and goodwill to all our feathered friends. Read More >>

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Apparently, British Airways Loves To Torture Its Passengers

Passengers flying in a British Airways' airplane from Miami to London thought they were going to die last Friday, when a recorded voice announced: "This is an emergency, we will shortly be making an emergency landing on water." Read More >>

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