BA Is Shite

BA Is Shite


The latest news and views on British Airways, the world's "favourite" airline.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Price Fixing Charges

The FT reports that four past and present British Airways executives will be charged with price fixing on transatlantic routes.

The FT reports that the charges will be brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), and be formally announced within the coming weeks.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Sahreholder Grilling

Shareholders finally have their chance today to quiz BA executives, including Willie Walsh, about the Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5) opening fiasco at BA's annual meeting in London.

Good luck to them (the shareholders)!

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Warnings Not Heeded

The Telegraph reports that MPs were told that British Airways and airport operators were warned by staff about the impending chaos at Terminal 5, but did nothing to avert the crisis.

The Guardian reports that 900 bags a day, belonging to passengers transferring between planes at T5, are still being lost.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Refunds For Overcharging

Passengers who were overcharged during their flight from the United Kingdom to the United States, between 2004 to 2006, are entitled to claim refunds totaling to $139M.

The refunds are due to passengers who flew the Atlantic via BA or Virgin, between August 2004 and March 2006. Passengers were overcharged by the two airlines, when they conspired on fixing fuel surcharges on transatlantic flights.

The refunds range from $2 and $22.50 for each ticket bought in the UK or US. The deadline for submitting a claim is December 31 2012.

It is estimated that around 5.6 million people flew during this period.

Claims may be processed online at

Monday, 7 July 2008


British Airways is celebrating 100 days since it opened Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.

Willie Walsh, CEO of BA, said that "every day I get emails, letters or comments from customers telling me how much they enjoy using the terminal".