BA’s early dive into carbon offsetting gives it an edge in the climate PR battle

For a piffling $3m annual bill, Britain’s biggest airline has polished its green credentialsThe pledge by International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is bold, in the context of a global aviati…

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BA’s early dive into carbon offsetting gives it an edge in the climate PR battle

For a piffling $3m annual bill, Britain’s biggest airline has polished its green credentialsThe pledge by International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is bold, in the context of a global aviati…

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Blaming pilots for ailing profits could lead to more strikes, BA told

Pilots’ union issues warning as BA’s parent company reveals it took a €137m hit from walkouts British Airways pilots have warned the airline that it risks prompting more strikes after BA blamed industrial action for falling profits and took a €137m hit…

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BA reinstates half of flight schedule after pilots cancel strike

British Airways to restore hundreds of flights and rebook thousands of passengersBritish Airways will operate more than half its normal flight schedule next Friday after a strike by pilots was called off.Although BA had stopped selling tickets for 27 S…

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Virgin Atlantic plans to take on British Airways for Heathrow flights

Airline wants to grow global route network by 400% and challenge rival’s dominanceVirgin Atlantic has laid out plans to boost its network of international routes by more than 400% and challenge the dominance of British Airways at an expanded Heathrow.T…

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Why are British Airways pilots going on strike for the first time?

Reasons cited include pay dispute, cost-cutting policies and loss of confidence in managementWhat has gone so wrong that British Airways pilots earning six-figure salaries are angry enough to strike? On Monday and Tuesday, the majority of BA’s 4,300 pi…

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British Airways drafts in extra staff to deal with pilot strike chaos

Airline has about 730 workers handling thousands of phone calls and social media messages British Airways has drafted in almost 100 extra staff to deal with a flood of complaints from customers trying to rebook flights and chase refunds in the run-up t…

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British Airways fine shows GDPR has given watchdogs teeth | Nils Pratley

The ICO is now a regulator to be feared – and tech giants should be warned by BA’s potential £183m hitBritish Airways is “surprised and disappointed” that it could be fined £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a data breach, says it…

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Is Facebook’s Libra currency a case of corporate megalomania? | Nils Pratley

The planned cryptocurrency has big questions to answer, not least on transparency and trust What is Facebook’s new Libra digital currency? A way to stop money-transfer companies exploiting the world’s poor by skimming off vast fees in cross-border tran…

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BA parent company reveals plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max jets

International Airlines Group announces plans despite safety fears after two crashesThe parent company of British Airways has announced plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, despite safety fears surrounding the grounded model after two crashes.The s…

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