Bomb scare stops BA flight

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

PARIS, 19 September 2017: A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday after a bomb scare, but was later cleared for take-off.

A woman in her 50s was taken into custody on suspicion of claiming that the Heathrow-bound plane, with 130 passengers onboard, was going to explode, a source close to the inquiry said.

She was refused access to the plane because she did not have a valid ticket. Read more

Airline fined over no show rule

June 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

ROME, 26 June 2017: Italy’s competition watchdog on Friday fined British Airways and Etihad Airways for failing to adequately inform customers booking online that return legs of roundtrip tickets would be cancelled if they failed to travel on the outward journey.

The so-called ‘no show’ rule was not made sufficiently clear on the companies’ websites, the anti-trust body said in a statement announcing fines totalling one million euros (USD1.1 million).

The body said it welcomed commitments from three other airlines — Emirates, Iberia and KLM — to ensuring their rules were transparent. Read more