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NEWS Feb 27, 2024 £3 Million Immigration Scam: British Airways Manager Flees After Visa Fraud A 24-year-old British Airways manager at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) stands accused of running a £3 million ($3.8 million) immigration scam, allegedly exploiting the airline's check-in systems to assist passengers in bypassing security without visas or proper documentation. The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, is currently on the run in India after being arrested and released on bail in January. Read More →
NEWS Feb 12, 2024 Investigation Launched After British Man Sneaks Onto New York-Bound Flight Without Passport or Ticket On December 23, Craig Sturt reached Britain's busiest airport, London Heathrow, with no passport or confirmed ticket. The 46-year-old jobless man bypassed the check-in desks and headed straight for the security gates in Heathrow's Terminal 5. Sturt then turned up at the gate for a British Airways flight bound for New York-JFK. Read More →
NEWS Jan 11, 2024 British Airways Pilot Kidnapped and Tortured Outside Supermarket During Stopover in Johannesburg A British Airways pilot was kidnapped and tortured by a large group of criminals during a stopover in Johannesburg on January 10. The pilot was "shaken" by the attack after being forced to give up "thousands and thousands" of pounds to the attackers in exchange for his release. This is not the first time in recent months that a British Airways employee was attacked during a stopover in Johannesburg. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 17, 2023 The World's Five Worst Mid-air Collisions Mid-air collisions are exceptionally rare but present some of the most horrifying crashes in history. There is almost no possibility for survival, given the high rate of speed and altitude these crashes typically occur. This article recaps the five worst mid-air collisions based on fatalities. Read More →
NEWS Oct 07, 2023 Flights Cancelled as Attacks Continue in Israel A new conflict has broken out between Israeli and Palestinian forces in Israel, forcing commercial aviation to come to a screeching halt in Israel. Ben Gurion Airport is currently the only airport still operating, with Israeli Airlines the only carriers permitted to fly out of the country. Read More →
NEWS Aug 30, 2023 Flying These Airlines to Chicago? Expect Changes! If you happen to be flying either British Airways or Scandinavian Airlines from or to Chicago soon, expect to encounter some significant, albeit temporary, changes. Read More →
NEWS Aug 09, 2023 British Airways A380 Flies for 10.5 Hours to Nowhere The political situation in Niger has deteriorated to such a point that it's now affecting aviation. On August 6, Niger's junta government closed the countries airspace, forcing numerous flights to divert around the nation's airspace. Two British Airways flights were forced to return to their starting points after hours in the air due to the airspace closure. Read More →
NEWS Jul 26, 2023 Iberia Joins British, Qatar Airways in Massive Airline Partnership Iberia plans to join an existing partnership between Qatar Airways and British Airways to improve global connectivity. This will make one of the world's largest airline partnerships — which already covers more than 60 countries — even larger. Read More →
NEWS Jul 26, 2023 Catering Issue Prompts British Airways to Serve KFC Onboard On a recent long-haul flight, class divisions disappeared as flight attendants onboard a British Airways flight were forced to serve food from the fast-food chain "Kentucky Fried Chicken" (KFC) due to an apparent catering issue that occurred immediately before the flight. Read More →
NEWS Jul 16, 2023 British Airways Pilot Stabbed, Held at Gunpoint During Layover in South Africa A veteran pilot at British Airways was reportedly attacked while on a run with a fellow BA crew member in the South African city of Johannesburg. Read More →