July 25, 2021

British Airways flights cancelled amid IT crash

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NOTE: See UPDATE below From Caribbean News Service MAY 27 2017 LONDON, May 27 2017 – British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick until 18:00 BST because of computer problems. A “major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide”, the airline said. It apologised for the […]

BA cabin crew to strike for 48 hours

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From Caribbean News Service LONDON, Jan 04 2017 – British Airways cabin crew will walk out for 48-hours next week after rejecting a new pay offer. Their union Unite has called a strike from Tuesday, January 10. The union had postponed action during Christmas to consider the new deal proposed by BA. Next week’s strike […]

Fuel surcharge, what fuel surcharge?

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By Jamie Robertson From BBC Remember the fuel surcharge imposed by the airlines when oil prices started to rise? Now with oil at a 12 year low, below $30 a barrel, how can airlines possibly be hitting passengers with a surcharge for jet fuel? The point is they aren’t. But before you crack open the […]

Disgruntled iNews Cayman reader re British Airways

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Consider this contrast – BA v Virgin September 2015 – BA flight from JFK to London on a tatty old 747 in Premium Economy. I was served a ‘pasta’ meal that was a mix of half-cooked and over-cooked. After I choked on it the cabin crew took the tray away and left me with nothing […]

Traffic cone stops BA flight

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British Airways flight grounded ‘because of misplaced traffic cone’ at Aberdeen Airport BY RICHARD WHEATSTONE From Daily Mirror UK The plane was left stranded on the runway after being scheduled to fly to London Heathrow at 7.25pm after the offending cone ‘became wedged under the plane’ A British Airways flight has been grounded because of […]

New President for ICCI

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Dr David Marshall, a Chicago college VP has been appointed to the top job at the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI). Dr Marshall succeeds Dr Tasha Ebanks-Garcia, who is now the deputy chief officer at the employment ministry. April Cummings, Chair of the Board of Trustees of college said the board had voted […]