British Airways

  • Though in-flight movies are available on many airlines, sometimes you just want to escape the confines of a packed cabin. BA has started a trial where first class passengers will be able to completely immerse themselves in movies, documentaries and travel shows by popping on a VR headset.
  • No-one likes to queue at airport check-in lines, it eats into your holiday time, and can be both boring and tiring. Now British Airways has signed up for ViewTags, reusable electronic baggage tags that can be attached to luggage before holiday-makers get to the airport.
  • Fifty years ago, the first Concorde SST took to the skies over Toulouse, France. Hailed in its day as a technological achievement to rival the first manned Moon landing. So, get your VIP boarding pass as we look back at the career of the luxury passenger aircraft that flew faster than the Sun.
  • British Airways has announced plans to create a set of waste plants that turn regular household waste into jet fuel for its fleet. The plan, currently being assessed in collaboration with renewable fuels company Velocys, is part of a program designed to cut fleet-wide emissions in half by 2050.
  • When British Airways' new 787-9 Dreamliner begins flying, it will be among the most technologically advanced planes in the company's fleet. For passengers in first class, it will also be among the most exclusive. There will be just eight seats compared to 14 on BA's other long-haul aircraft.
  • British Airways flew a group of volunteers on flight BA 189 Dreamliner from Heathrow to New York as part of an experiment to study how people react to the night-time flight across time zones. What made this particular flight unusual were the high-tech “happiness blankets” issued to the passengers.