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TRAVEL
February 11, 1996
British Airways is introducing a 90-day advance-purchase ticket that offers consumers savings of at least $100 off the prevailing 21-day advance fare. The new fare--called the All Seasons APEX Fare--is not a sale, a British Airways spokesman said, but a permanent guaranteed rate. (If British Airways publishes a lower fare for the date and time of a ticket holder's travel, the airline will refund the difference.
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BUSINESS
May 31, 2003 | From Reuters
The U.S. government gave final approval for a limited marketing alliance between AMR Corp.'s American Airlines and British Airways. The code-sharing agreement permits the carriers to sell seats on some of each other's flights. Previous efforts by the carriers to deepen their ties foundered over competition concerns and the failure of the U.S. and British governments to cement an air liberalization treaty. From Reuters
TRAVEL
December 4, 2010 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Question: In 2007, my husband, Neil, and I booked two tickets on British Airways to London. Neil was receiving chemotherapy so we could not fly. British Airways advised us to submit our refund request in writing along with a doctor's note, which we did on March 12, 2007. Since that time we have followed up with faxes to its customer service in New York. A second written request was sent July 29, 2007. On Jan. 30, 2008, we received a request to submit unused coupons or a copy of the e-ticket and proof of payment.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2001 | Bloomberg News
British Airways, Europe's largest airline, said Sunday that it is in talks with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and other carriers about combining operations as a slump in demand forces airlines to cut costs. "European aviation has to consolidate," BA Chief Executive Rod Eddington said. "By the time it's finished there'll probably be three rather than 15 major international carriers in Europe," he said, citing British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2005 | From Reuters
British Airways has canceled all flights in and out of London's Heathrow Airport until late today after a series of wildcat strikes stranded thousands of passengers during the peak holiday season. Chief Executive Rod Eddington said there would be no flights until this evening at the earliest after ground staff walked out, causing chaos at the world's busiest international airport.
BUSINESS
February 17, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Rockwell International Corp. said Monday that it has won a contract from British Airways Plc to install its Rockwell Collins in-flight entertainment system in more than 100 jetliners. Terms of the contract weren't disclosed at British Airways' request, a Rockwell spokesman said. This is Rockwell Collins' first major contract for its in-flight entertainment system.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1989 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
British Airways has decided not to participate in the takeover UAL Corp., the parent of United Airlines, it was learned Thursday. The decision by British Airways is a major blow to the employee-management group that is trying to buy the airline. British Airways had agreed to contribute $750 million to the takeover effort, or about 80% of the equity needed to finance the deal.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
British Airways will order 59 Airbus Industrie jetliners and take options for 200 more, breaking its longtime record as a Boeing-only customer, sources familiar with the decision said Monday. The order for A320-family short-range jets, worth as much as $11 billion if all options are exercised, would mark one of the European plane maker's biggest victories against Boeing Co., the world's biggest aircraft maker. An announcement could come as early as today.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1988 | From Reuters
British Airways ordered 31 Boeing airliners on Friday, ending an intense battle between the Seattle plane manufacturer and the European Airbus consortium for a package totaling $1.8 billion. A spokesman for British Airways PLC said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing Co. for 24 short-haul 737s, six medium-range 767-300s and one short- to medium-range Boeing 757.
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