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British Airways union backs new strikeupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 12:30:00

British Airways cabin crew members voted overwhelmingly Friday to go on strike -- again.

Bribes cause air cargo security riskupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:16:00

CNN's Allan Chernoff reports on yet another worry for air security experts.

Air-cargo carriers fined for price-fixingupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:16:00

The European Commission Tuesday fined 11 air-cargo carriers for price-fixing, a statement from the commission said.

British Airways CEO: Business is betterupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 20:54:00

CNN's Richard Quest asks British Airways' CEO about the airline's first half profit and view on the economic recovery.

British Airways head lashes out at 'redundant' US security demandsupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 18:15:00

British airlines should stop "kowtowing" to American security demands like making passengers take off their shoes and remove laptops from carry-on bags, the chairman of British Airways argued at an industry conference.

British Airways' India partnershipupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 05:14:00

CNN's Mallika Kapur talks to British Airways CEO Willie Walsh about the airline's association with Kingfisher in India.

BA posts pre-tax loss of $256.5 millionupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 04:33:00

British Airways on Friday announced a pre-tax loss of 164 million pounds ($256.5 million) for the three months ending June 30.

Feds open gate to airline dealupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 21:33:00

Federal authorities granted antitrust immunity Tuesday to five airlines from five countries, allowing them to collaborate on transatlantic flights.

EU green light for BA-Iberian mergerupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 08:34:00

Brussels competition officials have formally cleared the global tie-up between British Airways, American Airlines and Spain's Iberia as well as giving a green light to the merger between BA and Iberia, saying it would not significantly impede competition in Europe.

Second British Airways strike beginsupdated: Sun May 30 2010 06:31:00

A second five-day strike by British Airways cabin crew members started Sunday after talks between the union and the airline failed.

BA, union to hold strike talksupdated: Fri May 28 2010 04:53:00

British Airways and the union representing its cabin crews will hold talks Friday morning ahead of two planned strikes in coming weeks, a spokeswoman for the group mediating the talks said.

Mediators hope for restart of BA strike talksupdated: Thu May 27 2010 07:41:00

British mediators said Thursday they are trying to restart talks between British Airways and the union representing its striking cabin crews after negotiations adjourned overnight.

British Airways ponders legal action over strikeupdated: Wed May 26 2010 04:41:00

British Airways has hinted at possible legal action over the strike by cabin crew, saying Wednesday it had written to remind their union to "retain all relevant paperwork."

BA faces another strikeupdated: Wed May 26 2010 04:41:00

CNN's Jim Boulden reports that BA faces 20 more days of strikes in a tough year for the legacy carrier.

British Airways defiant as strike continuesupdated: Tue May 25 2010 06:40:00

British Airways took out full-page ads in newspapers Tuesday saying it managed to fly almost all of its routes despite a strike this week by the union representing its cabin crews.

BA strike: Advice for passengersupdated: Mon May 24 2010 09:59:00

Now that a planned cabin crew strike against British Airways is under way for the May 24-29 period, what should you do if you're holding a BA ticket and planning to fly?

BA cabin crew begins strike after talks failupdated: Mon May 24 2010 03:57:00

British Airways cabin crews began a five-day strike Monday after talks with the airline over pay and working conditions failed over the weekend.

BA CEO on record lossupdated: Sun May 23 2010 22:04:00

British Airways CEO Willie Walsh on the possibility a deal could be done to halt next week's planned walkout.

Tweets, protests derail BA strike talksupdated: Sun May 23 2010 22:04:00

British Airways cabin crew are now on strike, Unite union spokeswoman Pauline Doyle told CNN, after BA and union officials failed to reach a deal Sunday.

BA, union holding strike talksupdated: Sat May 22 2010 08:44:00

British Airways and the union representing its cabin crew were holding talks Saturday aimed at heading off a series of three planned strikes, the group mediating the talks said.

BA announces record lossesupdated: Fri May 21 2010 15:21:00

British Airways on Friday announced a record annual pretax loss of $765 million, the biggest loss since the airline was privatized in 1987.

British Airways' reputation in tailspin after record lossupdated: Fri May 21 2010 15:19:00

British Airways' bitter battle with the nation's largest union is bruising the balance sheet of the UK's flagship carrier, leaving the airline -- once the envy of the industry -- with a tarnished reputation amid record losses.

BA cabin crews confirm strike datesupdated: Thu May 20 2010 11:51:00

British Airways cabin crews plan to go on strike for five days beginning Monday if a dispute with management is not settled, the union said.

Union to appeal BA strike rulingupdated: Tue May 18 2010 07:57:00

The union representing British Airways cabin crew planned Tuesday to appeal a ruling that prevents them from going on strike.

British Airways strike blockedupdated: Tue May 18 2010 07:57:00

CNN's Jim Boulden reports on a judge's order preventing British Airways flight crews from going on strike.

Court blocks British Airways strikeupdated: Mon May 17 2010 14:14:00

A British Airways employee strike planned for midnight Monday (7 p.m. ET) cannot proceed, a judge has ruled.

Bomb threat to planeupdated: Sun May 16 2010 20:44:00

Two Canadian fighter jets are scrambled after a bomb threat to a Cathay Pacific flight is reported.

New UK government urges BA strike dealupdated: Sat May 15 2010 08:00:00

Britain's new transport secretary plans talks Monday with British Airways and the union representing its cabin crews to try to avert a series of four planned strikes.

BA vows to fly during strikeupdated: Thu May 13 2010 08:59:00

British Airways said Thursday it plans to fly more than 70 percent of its customers during the first of four planned strikes starting next week.

First flight in five days lands in Londonupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 20:07:00

A British Airways flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, landed at London's Heathrow airport late Tuesday, the first commercial airliner to do so in five days after ash from a volcano in Iceland disrupted air travel across Europe.

Efforts to avert a BA strikeupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 03:36:00

British Airways has many plans in place to minimize a strike, as CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

BA strike: Advice for passengersupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 03:36:00

Now that a planned cabin crew strike against British Airways is under way for the March 27-30 period, the airline has confirmed "a number of cancellations for flights," according to its Web site.

British Airways chief satisfied with service despite strikeupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 03:30:00

British Airways was able to get three out of four planes to their destination this weekend despite the ongoing strike by cabin crew, the airline's CEO, Willie Walsh, said Sunday.

BA chief hails serviceupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 03:30:00

British Airways CEO Willie Walsh tells CNN the airline has coped well during the strike.

BA cabin crew to launch second wave of strikesupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 15:43:00

British Airways cabin crews were set to start a second wave of strikes at midnight Friday over the airline's planned changes to pay and working conditions.

Union: BA won't negotiateupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 15:43:00

The joint general secretary of the Unite union alleges that British Airways does not want to negotiate.

British Airways flight plansupdated: Sat Mar 27 2010 09:06:00

CNN's Atika Shubert has the latest on the British Airways strike and how the airline plans to keep planes flying.

Alleged bomber meticulousupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 15:34:00

A hearing in London sheds more light on the alleged terror plans of a former BA employee. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

BA 'disappointed' with unionupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 09:37:00

British Airways Chief Executive Willie Walsh says he "deeply regrets" the inconvenience any strike will cause.

BA strips striking workers of travel perksupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 09:37:00

British Airways carried out its threat Wednesday and stripped striking cabin crew members of their travel perks.

Both sides claim victory in BA strikeupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 20:50:00

Both sides claimed victory in a bitter dispute between British Airways and a union representing cabin crews as a strike ground into its third and final day Monday -- the first working day when the strike has been in place.

Union urges British Airways board to intervene in strikeupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 10:11:00

The head of the union which has called a strike of British Airways cabin crew said Sunday he was appealing to the airline's board of directors to reopen talks to prevent further stoppages as the industrial action entered its second day.

British Airways will flyupdated: Sat Mar 20 2010 22:07:00

Travel editor Simon Calder tells CNN's Richard Quest how British Airways will operate during a strike.

BA operates about half of its flights amid strikeupdated: Sat Mar 20 2010 22:07:00

British Airways was operating roughly half its flights Saturday despite a planned three-day strike by cabin crew that started at midnight Friday.

Airline seeks help from flyersupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 09:36:00

British Airways reaches out to its most influential clients for help in a labor dispute. CNN's Richard Quest reports.

Ahead of strike, British Airways asks frequent flyers for helpupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 09:36:00

After years of treating them like royalty, British Airways is asking the super-elite travelers who carry its Premier card for a little love in return.

History of Cabin Crewupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 12:35:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee examines how the role of cabin crew has changed.

BA slams strike union's bid for global backingupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 12:35:00

British Airways on Wednesday criticized attempts by the union representing the airline's cabin crews to internationalize their planned strike among sympathetic labor organizations around the world.

BA to lease planes, workers during strikeupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 14:30:00

Saying it plans to lease aircraft and provide replacement workers, British Airways on Monday unveiled an ambitious contingency plan in preparation for the first of two strikes by the union members representing the airline's cabin crews.

BA cabin crew to strike this monthupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 04:11:00

Union members representing British Airways cabin crew announced Friday they will hold two separate strikes this month in a dispute over working conditions.

BA strike: What to do?updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 04:11:00

Tips for passengers on how to deal with the potential British Airways strike. ITN's Ben King reports.

British Airways employee faces terrorism chargesupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 15:47:00

A British Airways employee accused of funding terrorism and planning suicide bombings -- including his own -- appeared in court Thursday.

Labor disputes roll across Europeupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 15:00:00

French air traffic controllers went on strike Tuesday as labor unrest continued to roll across Europe despite the suspension of a strike by Lufthansa pilots after just one day.

Spain braces for pension brawlupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 15:00:00

The Spanish government proposes raising the retirement age to 67 to save the pension plan. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

British Airways cabin crews vote to strikeupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 16:07:00

Union members representing British Airways cabin crews said Monday they have voted overwhelmingly to strike, though no date was announced.

British Airways losses narrow to £50Mupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 06:50:00

British Airways said on Friday that it had made a narrowed pre-tax loss of £50m in the last three months of 2009, taking total losses for the first three quarters of its 2009-10 financial year to £342m.

BA threatening holidays?updated: Thu Dec 17 2009 15:54:00

The potential strike at British Airways is threatening families' travel plans this holiday season.

British Airways wins injunction to avert major holiday strikeupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 15:54:00

A strike that would have crippled British Airways over Christmas and New Year's Day cannot go ahead, a judge ruled Thursday.

Strike could destroy British Airways, analysts warnupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 08:13:00

British Airways stands to lose up to $50 million a day during the course of a 12-day strike that threatens to cripple the already flagging airline, according to some airline analysts.

Anger, disgust, despair over BA strike threatupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 22:14:00

Passengers who face having their travel plans disrupted over the holiday period have been speaking of how their hopes and dreams have been wrecked by the planned British Airways strike.

Advice for travelers affected by BA strikeupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 22:03:00

British Airways announced Tuesday it is seeking an injunction to prevent a strike by cabin crew from going ahead over the busy holiday period.

Travel strike threats spread as BA launches court challengeupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 16:50:00

Baggage handlers and check-in staff at Heathrow Airport threatened Wednesday to strike during the week of Christmas, as British Airways went to court to try to stop a strike called by its cabin crews.

BA's global impactupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 16:50:00

CNN's Richard Quest explains what will happen if British Airways workers go on strike.

British Airways defiant as strike threatens Christmas chaosupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 14:31:00

British Airways is offering to let customers rebook flights at no charge if they are affected by a cabin crew strike announced this week, but the airline is not offering refunds unless flights are actually scrapped, it said Tuesday.

Travelers face chaos as BA crews vote to strikeupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 15:05:00

British Airways passengers face the prospect of holiday season chaos after cabin crew voted to strike for almost two weeks over Christmas and New Year in protest over cost-cutting measures introduced by the airline.

British Airways, Iberia move closer to mergerupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 10:51:00

British Airways and Iberia announced late Thursday that they have agreed the basis for a proposed merger between the two airlines which is expected to be completed in late 2010.

Union seeks injunction against British Airwaysupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 05:25:00

Union officials were going to court Thursday in London to try to stop British Airways from imposing contractual changes on its 14,000-member cabin crew.

BA asks staff to work for freeupdated: Sun Aug 02 2009 10:03:00

British Airways is asking it's 40,000 person staff to work for free for a month. ITN's Sally Biddulph reports.

British Airways posts $245M quarterly lossupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 09:10:00

British Airways reported a pre-tax loss Friday of $245 million in the three months till the end of June, contributing to an already-tough year for the troubled airline.

British Airways seeks emergency fundingupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 05:38:00

Troubled British Airways plans to raise nearly a billion dollars of emergency cash funding as it tries to survive the current economic downturn, the airline said Friday.

Smoke prompts evacuation of British Airways jetupdated: Sat Jul 11 2009 03:34:00

Officials said a British Airways jet had to be evacuated Friday at a Phoenix, Arizona, airport after smoke was reported in the cabin.

CNNMoney: British Air: Some agree to work for freeupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 14:01:00

More than 1 in 6 British Airways staff have agreed to work for free, take unpaid leave or work part-time, the airline said Thursday after the announcement of cost-cutting measures last week.

Thousands of BA staff agree to pay cutupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 12:06:00

More than 1 in 6 British Airways staff have agreed to work for free, take unpaid leave or work part-time, the airline said Thursday after the announcement of cost-cutting measures last week.

BA pilots offered shares for pay cutupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 10:54:00

British Airways pilots are being urged to accept a deal under which they will receive shares in the struggling company in return for a pay cut, their union said Thursday.

British Airways asks staff to work unpaid for up to a monthupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 09:37:00

British Airways is asking thousands of its staff to work for free for up to four weeks, spokeswoman Kirsten Millard said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: British Airways asks staff to work for freeupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 15:17:00

British Airways is asking thousands of its staff to work for free for up to four weeks, spokeswoman Kirsten Millard said Tuesday.

BA: 'Absolutely no signs of recovery' in airline industryupdated: Fri May 22 2009 07:47:00

British Airways posted the airline's worst annual loss since its privatization in 1987 as its chief executive declared there were "absolutely no signs of recovery" in the industry.

Downgraded without a refundupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 10:24:00

When Virgin Atlantic Airways cancels James Simon's flight from New York to London -- and rebooks him on a British Airways flight -- he's downgraded from premium economy to economy class. But his requests for a fare refund go unanswered. Is he entitled to any money back?

BA posts loss, blames weak economyupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 09:18:00

British Airways plunged into the red in its third quarter, posting a pre-tax loss of £70 million ($102.4 million) for the nine months ending December 31.

British Airways, Virgin cut fuel surchargeupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 11:10:00

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced they are reducing their fuel surcharges as the price of oil has plummeted.

Big losses for British Airwaysupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 07:15:00

CNN's Jim Boulden talks with British Airways CEO Willie Walsh about the latest profit results.

British Airways buys French all-business carrierupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 05:23:00

British Airways has agreed to buy L'Avion, the French all-business class carrier and plans to integrate the airline into its recently launched subsidiary, OpenSkies.

Help! A leg of my flight is missingupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 10:06:00

When Karen Kernohan discovers part of her flight from Calgary to Rome is missing, British Airways claims "extraordinary circumstances" are to blame and refuses to compensate her. Is she really out of luck?

British Airways subsidiary launches transatlantic serviceupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 11:35:00

At a time when many of the world's airlines are cutting back due to rising fuel costs, British Airways announced Thursday that OpenSkies, its new subsidiary airline, will begin a scheduled service between Paris and New York.

British Airways: Heathrow chaos not our 'finest hour' updated: Fri Mar 28 2008 22:05:00

British Airways officials say flight cancellations may extend into Saturday as delays and baggage problems continued to plague Heathrow Airport's Terminal Five.

Troubleshooter: One year later, where's my refund?updated: Tue Mar 25 2008 15:27:00

Cameron Etezadi and his girlfriend are on their way from Seattle to Casablanca, Morocco, when their flight is delayed in London by weather. British Airways agrees to refund the couple's money, but one year later, there's no sign of a check. Is the airline pocketing their fare, or is something else going on?

Crash passenger: We just droppedupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 14:49:00

Passengers on board a British Airways jet which crash landed at London's Heathrow's Airport have been telling how the plane suddenly dropped approaching the runway.

British Airways 'ghost flights'updated: Mon Nov 19 2007 19:26:00

CNN's Emily Chang reports on the controversy surrounding British Airways flying empty planes across the Atlantic Ocean. British Airways: No to Surfersupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 09:00:00

The self-proclaimed 'World's favorite airline' has upset the surfing community by banning surfboards from its aircraft

British Airways sees profits soarupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 05:35:00

British Airways says its pre-tax profits soared by more than a quarter to £593 million in the first six months of the financial year.

Travel Stealsupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:39:00

Budget Travel Magazine's David LaHuta has the details on some serious deals for travel around the world.

CNNMoney: British Airways goes on $8B shopping spreeupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:39:00

British Airways made its largest aircraft purchase in nearly a decade, dividing the order between rivals Boeing and Airbus, the carrier said Thursday.

CNNMoney: British Air, Korean Air fined $300M in U.S.updated: Thu Aug 23 2007 01:35:00

British Airways Plc and Korean Air Lines Co. pleaded guilty in U.S. court Thursday to a global price-fixing conspiracy and were each fined $300 million.

Quest on British Airways fineupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 06:57:00

I have a problem with the huge fine levied against British Airways for its passenger and cargo price-fixing. Half a billion dollars is a serious amount of money.

BA slapped with fineupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 04:32:00

BA slapped with fine

CNNMoney: British Airways to be fined for price fixingupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:34:00

The Justice Department Wednesday will announce millions of dollars in fines against British Airways following a price-fixing investigation into fuel surcharges by air carriers, according to industry sources familiar with the case.

Money Magazine: Airlines pile on the feesupdated: Mon Apr 30 2007 13:44:00

Travel alert: You'll be paying more to fly this summer on planes that are more crowded than ever - even after you've bought your ticket.

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