I’m a travel expert and here’s the secret reason I’m GUARANTEED a free seat next to me in economy

By Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor Published: 13:41 GMT, 17 December 2023 | Updated: 13:41 GMT, 17 December 2023 One of the greatest thrills when travelling is undoubtedly booking economy on a plane – and having a spare seat next to you. This turns a cattle-class seat into a budget business-class berth, with the option … Read more

As British Airways announces £7billion overhaul in bid to reclaim ‘world’s favourite airline’ title from Middle Eastern rivals after years of decline, Travel Editor MARK PALMER reveals 25 things it could do to improve right now

By Mark Palmer Travel Editor For The Daily Mail Published: 01:35 GMT, 16 December 2023 | Updated: 01:42 GMT, 16 December 2023 1 Deliver passenger and baggage to the same airport at the same time. And bend over backwards to help out when this does not happen. 2 Hire sensible, middle-aged women with a sense … Read more

Revealed: The airlines most likely to ruin your Christmas, with a study by Which? ranking 35 major carriers for punctuality and cancellations – and it’s not good news for BA passengers

The airlines that are the most likely to spoil Christmas getaways by taking off late or being cancelled have been revealed – and it’s not good news for British Airways passengers. That’s according to a Which? study that analysed punctuality and cancellation statistics for 35 major carriers to see who will get passengers home for Christmas … Read more

I’m a British Airways first officer and here I bust the ‘myths’ about becoming a professional pilot, from the costs to the qualifications (spoiler alert – you don’t need to be a maths genius)

By Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor Published: 10:49 BST, 20 September 2023 | Updated: 20:13 BST, 20 September 2023 Prospective pilots can now apply for a place on a new British Airways scheme that will see the £100,000 cost of their training covered entirely by the airline. The national flag carrier’s Speedbird Pilot Academy programme … Read more

What’s the fastest way to reach JFK Airport from Manhattan? This fascinating film reveals the answer

How to get from Manhattan to the airport in time for a flight is a perennial conundrum for Big Apple visitors.  Gridlock can wreak havoc with taxi journeys, the subway can be too confusing, helicopters are fast (obviously) but getting to the helipad on time can be tricky, and then there’s the Long Island Rail … Read more

BA vs Virgin Atlantic: Travel expert pits premium economy on two of the UK’s most popular carriers

BA vs Virgin Atlantic: Travel expert films his experiences in premium economy on flights to and from the U.S using two popular UK carriers to see if it’s worth the extra money By Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor Published: 16:08 GMT, 9 February 2023 | Updated: 16:17 GMT, 9 February 2023 It’s one of life’s … Read more

BA trials biometric tech enabling customers to move through airport without showing their passports

British Airways trials biometric tech at Heathrow that enables customers to travel through the airport ‘smartly’… without showing their passports Pre-flight, customers scan their face, passport and boarding pass on their device When they arrive at the airport, Smart Bio-Pod cameras verify their identity  This means passports don’t need to be shown until the destination … Read more

Queen Consort’s plane ‘suffered nose damage when it was hit by BIRD’ as she flew home from Indian

A plane understood to have been carrying the Queen Consort suffered massive nose damage when it was hit by a bird strike today as it flew home from India.  The mid-air drama is unlikely to have been welcomed by Camilla who is known to have a fear of flying. The British Airways Boeing 777-200ER aircraft (G-YMMJ) … Read more

British Airways piles on the misery for travellers as it axes 650 July flights to Europe 

British Airways yesterday axed more than 650 July holiday flights to Europe, affecting up to 105,000 passengers. The airline slashed its Gatwick and Heathrow schedules from 8,383 flights with more than 1.4 million seats to 7,731 services with fewer than 1.3 million seats. Among the worst-hit destinations are Amsterdam, Athens, Faro in Portugal, plus Barcelona, … Read more

British Airways passenger who left Apple AirPods on plane tracks the worker who took them

British Airways passenger leaves his Apple Airpods on plane and now watches them go from London flat to BA offices at Heathrow every day on Find My app Tim Briggs misplaced the wireless headphones on his flight to London Heathrow He reported them missing and used the Find My app to try and track them … Read more