British Airways

  • JUDGE Oct 12, 2019

    ‘Serial Stowaway' Marilyn Hartman Arrested Again at O'Hare

    So-called serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman was taken back into custody Friday evening after making yet another appearance at O’Hare Airport, police confirmed Saturday.

  • airline Sep 9, 2019

    British Airways Grounds Nearly All Flights as Pilots Strike

    British Airways says it has had to cancel almost all flights as a result of a pilots’ 48-hour strike over pay. In a statement Monday, the airline said it had “no way of predicting how many (pilots) would come to work or which aircraft they are qualified to fly.” As a result, it said it had “no option but to...

  • London Aug 7, 2019

    Flights Canceled as British Airways Hit by Computer Problem

    British Airways canceled almost 100 flights to and from London airports on Wednesday after its check-in systems were hit by computer problems. The airline said a “systems issue” was causing delays and cancellations for short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports. British Airways said it was relying on back-up and manual systems, and canceled 81 flights due to...

  • United Kingdom Jul 8, 2019

    British Airways Faces $229 Million Fine Over Breach of Customers' Data

    The U.K. data regulator is fining British Airways 183 million pounds ($229 million) over a breach that compromised information on half a million customers. The airline revealed in September that it had been the victim of a hack. The scam saw customers diverted to a fake website where credit card details were harvested by the attackers. Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office...

  • United Kingdom Jul 8, 2019

    British Airways Faces $229 Million Fine Over Breach of Customers' Data

    The U.K. data regulator is fining British Airways 183 million pounds ($229 million) over a breach that compromised information on half a million customers. The airline revealed in September that it had been the victim of a hack. The scam saw customers diverted to a fake website where credit card details were harvested by the attackers. Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office...

  • CEO Jun 18, 2019

    Boeing Signs First Deal for 737 Max Jet Since Deadly Crashes

    Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it’s the first sale of the jetliner since the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max in...

  • United States Apr 10, 2019

    JetBlue to Offer Flights to London From Boston and NY

    After mulling it over for a long time, JetBlue is taking a leap — across the pond, that is. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Wednesday that the airline plans to start flying to London from New York and Boston in 2021. Hayes said customers want the service, and it will strengthen JetBlue in key Northeast markets. The airline hasn’t picked...

  • Germany Mar 25, 2019

    Mix-Up: British Airways Plane Lands in Scotland, Not Germany

    The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country. The British Airways flight from London City Airport was supposed to head to Duesseldorf, Germany, but ended up in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

  • CEO Sep 7, 2018

    Hackers Steal Credit Card Info of British Airways Customers

    Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says. BA’s CEO, Alex Cruz, said Friday that enough data was stolen to allow criminals to use credit card information for illicit purposes, and that police are investigating. “We know that...

  • NBC News May 16, 2018

    Sichuan Airlines Co-Pilot Partially Sucked Out Plane Window, Pilot Says

    A Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was nearly sucked out of his plane’s cockpit when the jet’s windshield shattered at 30,000 feet Monday, about an hour into a flight from southwestern China to Tibet, NBC News reported. Captain Liu Chuanjian told Chengdu Business News that he struggled to maintain control of the plane full of 119 passengers while his co-pilot had “half...

  • JUDGE Jan 29, 2018

    ‘Serial Stowaway' Marilyn Hartman Arrested Again at O'Hare

    So-called “serial stowaway” Marilyn Hartman was back in custody Sunday after appearing at O’Hare Airport, just three days after she was released on bond for evading a TSA checkpoint and boarding a flight to London.

  • JUDGE Jan 22, 2018

    Judge Orders ‘Serial Stowaway' Held on $25K Bond

    A judge ordered so-called “serial stowaway” Marilyn Hartman held on $25,000 bond Saturday after she was arrested for taking yet another unauthorized flight.

  • Twitter May 29, 2017

    British Airways Customers Still Face Delays After Flights Return

    British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said Sunday the airline was running a “near-full operation” at London’s Gatwick Airport and planned to operate all...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. May 28, 2017

    British Airways CEO Apologizes for Fight Cancelations

    The CEO and chairman of British Airways apologized Sunday to thousands of passengers facing long lines, confusion and canceled flights as the airline works to restore its computer systems after a global IT failure crippled its services.

  • Massachusetts May 28, 2017

    Delayed Travelers Irked in Boston and Abroad

    It’s a traveler’s worst nightmare: A global computer meltdown for British Airways caused the aviation company to stop all flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick Airports in the UK during a major holiday weekend.

  • Twitter May 27, 2017

    British Airways Creates London Travel Chaos; Power Issue Blamed

    British Airways canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. The airline said it was suffering a “major IT systems failure” around the world. Chief executive Alex Cruz said “we believe the root cause was a...

  • United States Mar 2, 2017

    Mouse Delays Flight From London to San Francisco for Four Hours

    How he squeaked through security is anyone’s guess. A little mouse made for a big delay on a British Airways flight from London to San Francisco. The passengers were all buckled up and ready to go when the crew told them that a mouse-spotting meant they couldn’t take off.

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