Tag: British Airways

Unsolicited Thoughts 2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

Happy New Year! I spent much of January on the road so I haven’t yet had a chance to clear the back-log of posts. This is a (small) map tracking my flights last year – the concentration is in the Gulf because I was based out of DOH. Stats: Total number of flights: 60 Miles …

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Unsolicited Thoughts BA appealing to Home Office over long immigration queues

BA appealing to Home Office over long immigration queues

British Airways has finally contacted the Home Office to ask that the long wait times at UK immigration be addressed. Business Traveller reports that the carrier expressed serious concerns over the amount of time its passengers spend waiting to clear immigration. They noted that of the 29 e-gates at T5, only a third are usually …

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Analysis IdeaWorksCompany: ancillary revenues can exceed base revenues

IdeaWorksCompany: ancillary revenues can exceed base revenues

A new study from IdeaWorksCompany has found that airlines’ revenue from ancillary fares (checking luggage, seat selection, buy-on-board food & beverage, etc.) can sometimes exceed revenue from the base ticket fare. The study was flagged by Business Traveller, which notes, “Spirit Airlines, known for its low fares, also collects the most ancillary revenue per passenger of any …

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Analysis Winners & losers: Grandmagate & the changing landscape

Winners & losers: Grandmagate & the changing landscape

On 29 June, thanks largely to Grandmagate, American Airlines cancelled their codeshare relationships with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, effective 25 March 2018. Grandmagate While speaking at a private dinner in Dublin, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Office Akbar Al Baker said, “You are always being served by grandmothers at American carriers.” He also noted that …

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