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Could British Airways celebrity curated IFE spark a trend?

February 27, 2014

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With everything from the paintings hanging in the airport lounge to the onboard wine and cheese menu being carefully selected by a host of art world insiders, big-name sommelliers and celebrity chefs these days, well-travelled passengers are by now very familiar with the trend towards so-called “curated spaces”. And while passengers may have grown accustomed […]

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British Airways: How to improve onboard service quality in first

November 13, 2013

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How do you keep first class passengers comfortable and happy on board? More space combined with better food and beverage offerings is the typical formula airlines choose and it mostly seems to work. But providing those benefits typically costs more and means reductions in other cabins. British Airways began service with their Airbus A380 aircraft […]

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Higher bandwidth key to British Airways’ selection of Panasonic for inflight connectivity trial

August 9, 2013

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British Airways chose Panasonic Avionics as its partner for a planned inflight connectivity trial on a Boeing 747 later this year because it wanted to offer a high bandwidth connection to gain a truer understanding of how its customers would use onboard Wi-Fi. The London Heathrow-based carrier is installing Thales’ TopSeries inflight entertainment (IFE) system […]

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Airbus to broaden IFE options on A350 XWB; chief salesman John Leahy weighs in

July 15, 2013

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Airbus is still planning to expand the options for inflight entertainment systems offered on the A350 XWB through a call for tender for “light” IFE solutions, a move that will be welcomed by airlines keen to see a greater choice of suppliers in the A350 catalogue. As it stands, airlines can choose between Thales and […]

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British Airways to begin inflight connectivity trial on 747 later this year; admits nervousness

July 5, 2013

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LONDON: British Airways plans to carry out an inflight connectivity trial later this year on one of its Boeing 747s, but is undecided on whether to eventually roll out onboard Wi-Fi because it believes that there remains “lots of nervousness” around the issue. The London Heathrow-based carrier will begin a 12-month connectivity trial on an […]

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BA places strong emphasis on premium passengers with new A380

July 5, 2013

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LONDON: British Airways is confident that strong premium demand from its London Heathrow base will justify its decision to configure its Airbus A380s with a stronger emphasis on the upper end of the market than most other operators of the type. The carrier, which took delivery of its first A380 yesterday, has chosen to configure […]

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Glasgow company lands biggest deal in aviation leather history with American Airlines

May 23, 2013

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A Scottish leather firm has much to shout about after landing what it says is the biggest deal in aviation leather history. Glasgow-based Muirhead Leather, part of the Scottish Leather Group, stands to benefit significantly from the recent restructuring at American Airlines, which saw the carrier acquire 460 new narrowbodies. The company reveals that it […]

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IAG slips further into the red but CEO encouraged by “rational” market

May 10, 2013

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Airline managers are becoming much more rational and disciplined when it comes to capacity, according to International Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh, who also notes that his group has no further acquisition plans in the short to medium term following its recent takeover of Spanish carrier Vueling. Walsh made the comments during a […]

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British Airways rolls out on-board recycling programme to inbound long-haul flights

April 18, 2013

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We’re all used to separating our recyclables from our waste at home, but have you ever felt a pang of guilt on an aircraft when all your on-board waste is often collected in the same refuse bag? In a bid to address this issue, British Airways has just started a programme to collect and recycle […]

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Little Red rides into BA’s hood; how will she fare?

April 4, 2013

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Virgin Atlantic’s new short-haul service “Little Red” may be separated by an ocean from its American cousin, but the two are united in a modern passenger experience – but also elusive profits that question business models. Virgin Atlantic prides itself on doing things differently. At a time Europe’s major carriers are off-loading routes to a […]

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