British Airways archive

  • Hands-on: British Airways Dreamliner in-flight entertainment system review
    Gadgets

    Hands-on: British Airways Dreamliner in-flight entertainment system review

    By 14 April 2014

    BA has started to roll out a new in-flight entertainment system on its fleet of planes including the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. We jumped on a flight on the newly opened Austin, Texas, route to see what the new entertainment system is like, and whether...

  • British Airways first in Europe to allow you to use your electronics during takeoff and landing
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    British Airways first in Europe to allow you to use your electronics during takeoff and landing

    By 19 December 2013

    The skies are safe for gadgets at last as BA announces it will be the first European airline to allow electronics to be used during takeoff and landing. US airlines introduced the change after the Federal Aviation Authority reassessed the rule,and BA...

  • British Airways latest billboard campaign will get you to look up
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    British Airways latest billboard campaign will get you to look up

    By 26 November 2013

    British Airways has rolled out a new "Look Up" advertising campaign, which creatively depicts a billboard-trapped boy pointing at real aircraft as they fly overhead. This is sure to draw attention to British Airways' brand as people are walking down the...

  • BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored
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    BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored

    By 9 July 2013

    The British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner might not be as exciting as the new British Airways Airbus A380, but there is a stronger chance it's an aircraft in which you're likely to travel. It will fly from Heathrow to Toronto from 1 September and to...

  • British Airways A380: We jump on board to check it out
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    British Airways A380: We jump on board to check it out

    By 9 July 2013

    The moment you see the Airbus A380 you instantly wonder how on earth such a machine can fly through the sky with the speed that it does. It's huge. It's massive. It's gigantic. The first airline in the UK to take delivery of the new double-decker aircraft...

  • British Airways planning clever electronic bag tags to speed up check in
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    British Airways planning clever electronic bag tags to speed up check in

    By 27 June 2013

    British Airways has paired up with Designworks to produce clever electronic baggage tags that feature a display which can be updated via your smartphone. Using what looks to be an e-paper display, you beam your details over to the baggage tags via NFC...

  • British Airways for iOS adds Passbook boarding pass integration
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    British Airways for iOS adds Passbook boarding pass integration

    By 5 June 2013

    British Airways on Wednesday launched Passbook boarding pass integration for its iOS app. The UK's flag carrier airline recommended passengers update before traveling as long as they are using iOS 6 and up, although it plans to release an iOS 5-compatible...

  • Virgin Atlantic now Passbook ready
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    Virgin Atlantic now Passbook ready

    By 3 December 2012

    Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK-based airline to make boarding cards available through Passbook, Apple's in-built ticketing feature for iOS 6. However rather than update its rather poor app, users will be able to add a Passbook ticket to their...

  • British Airways extends in-flight entertainment, start watching the moment you board
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    British Airways extends in-flight entertainment, start watching the moment you board

    By 28 November 2012

    British Airways has been given the go-ahead to offer seat-back entertainment from the moment passengers board the company's long-haul flights, during taxiing, and throughout landing. Previously, the entertainment system could be used only after the aircraft...

  • iFlight: The BA business plane that ditches its entertainment system for iPads
    Tablets

    iFlight: The BA business plane that ditches its entertainment system for iPads

    By 11 July 2012

    You know how it is: you like to have your iPad with you when you fly. Play some Where’s My Water? and SpellTower, read some books and check out a movie you downloaded from iTunes before wheels up. The only downside is not being able to read or play...

  • British Airways plans to Google passengers ahead of flights
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    British Airways plans to Google passengers ahead of flights

    By 6 July 2012

    British Airways is to look up some passengers on Google before they arrive at the airport so they can be greeted with a smile. In a move that has seen privacy campaigners whinging at the prospect of having a service that takes publically shared information...

  • Best Windows Phone 7 apps
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    Best Windows Phone 7 apps

    By 27 December 2011

    So you've got a Windows Phone 7 phone, and now you need to fill it with lovely Windows Phone 7 apps. But with over 45,000 apps available for the Microsoft platform what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the Metro interface. ...

  • APP OF THE DAY: BA review (WP7)
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    APP OF THE DAY: BA review (WP7)

    By 24 May 2011

    Today’s App Of The Day is for the frequent flyers amongst you. Not afraid to test these things out in the flesh, Pocket-lint hopped on a plane to see whether the BA app for Windows Phone 7 really is worth the bother. BA (Windows Phone 7) Format Windows...

  • BA and Virgin: Electronics are still allowed on US bound flights
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    BA and Virgin: Electronics are still allowed on US bound flights

    By 27 December 2009

    Travellers to the US from the UK will experience new security measures in the coming weeks, following the attempted terrorist attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a trans-Atlantic flight to Detroit on Christmas day in the US. However, both British...

  • British Airways to offer in-flight mobile phone service
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    British Airways to offer in-flight mobile phone service

    By 26 January 2009

    British Airways is soon to offer a mobile phone service to business class customers on a certain flight route. Passengers on the London City Airport to New York's JFK airport route will be able to "enjoy" in-flight mobile phone coverage come the autumn....

  • Virgin Atlantic staff sacked over Facebook rant
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    Virgin Atlantic staff sacked over Facebook rant

    By 3 November 2008

    Virgin Atlantic has sacked 13 cabin crew after they posted less than complimentary comments about the airline and its passengers on Facebook. The airline launched an investigation following on from allegations that the staff in question had used Facebook...

  • BA gives flyers free Wi-Fi
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    BA gives flyers free Wi-Fi

    By 31 March 2008

    British Airways is going to roll-out free Wi-Fi access at seven major UK airports from 1 April. Passengers sitting in the airline's business and frequent flyer lounges will be able to access BT Openzone's Wi-Fi hotspot service. Free access will be available...

  • British Airways to offer Google Earth holiday views
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    British Airways to offer Google Earth holiday views

    By 2 September 2006

    British Airways and Google have teamed up to offer visitors who come to the BA website the chance to see where they are going via the search engine's Google Earth mapping application. Travellers will be able to zoom in on their destination of choice before...