Near supersonic speed: Boeing 777 catches jet stream, makes NY-London in 5 hours

British airways

A British Airways flight traveling from New York to London Heathrow broke a record as it approached the speed of sound after riding a powerful jet stream, making the journey in just over 5 hours. Passengers onboard BA flight 114 from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow were probably left waiting for their […]

Virgin Atlantic war with British Airways continues

Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner

Standing in a brand new British Airways A380, at an altitude of 35,000ft over the Atlantic, Willie Walsh couldn’t resist having a dig at an old rival. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline had, he said, made a bad mistake launching a domestic service from London’s Heathrow airport. “It’s looking terrible. The fact is they […]

Turbulent times for European flag carriers as budget airlines take flight

Air France pilots are now into the second week of a strike over management plans to step up development of its budget Transavia unit where pilots are paid considerably less. The strike has forced Europe’s second largest airline after Lufthansa to ground around half of its flights and is costing it €20 million per day, […]

US Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with British Airways

US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, today announces the launch of its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld® member British Airways, further enhancing its relationship with the London-based carrier. Beginning today, customers can book tickets on codeshare flights for travel beginning May 14. Launched in a phased approach, the codeshare […]