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BA Dreamliner dumps fuel at sea, returns to London
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British Airways flight BA269 travelling from London Heathrow to Los Angeles International was forced to turn around mid-air and return to London. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off from LHR at 4:40pm local time on Monday, headed for LAX, before it was forced to return to its origin. Around 30 minutes into the flight, BA269

Strike threat continues to loom over British Airways
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UK trade union Unite has argued new contracts offered to cabin crew fail to offer enough stability to employees, and could result in significant pay cuts.

BA sends the first of its final 747s for scrapping
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The first of 31 remaining British Airways Boeing 747s has been sent to Spain for scrapping, according to the airline. British Airways has announced the official retirement of the first of its 31 remaining Boeing 747s, after announcing immediate retirement plans for its jumbo jet fleet last month. The Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVD, took off

11,000 British Airways staff handed redundancies
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British Airways has issued redundancy letters to approximately 10,700 cabin crew, engineers and airport staff

BA pilots agree to pay cuts, skirt threat of ‘fire and rehire’
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Pilots for British Airways (BA) have cut a deal with the airline, agreeing to temporary pay cuts of 20 per cent in lieu of widespread job losses. According to the national pilots’ union, BALPA, the move protects BA staff from the airline’s controversial “fire-and-rehire” scheme – where staff are offered new contracts on unfavourable conditions.

Comment: Airlines shouldn’t rush to cut jobs
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In this crossposting from The Conversation, Swansea University’s Geraint Harvey, the University of Birmingham’s Daniel Wintersberger and the University of Bristol’s Peter Turnbull, explain why airlines should attempt to retain their staff. The coronavirus pandemic has been especially cruel to the aviation industry. COVID-19 had an immediate and severe impact on aviation that is unlike

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