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British Airways glitch sparks anger as customers unable to convert Avios frequent flyer miles into Nectar points

Swathes of frustrated British Airways customers have been unable to convert their Avios frequent flyer points into Nectar rewards because of a glitch with the airline's systems, which has resulted in an outpouring of anger online.

8 December 2021

British Airways passenger wins cash refund in court after being 'pushed' to accept vouchers for Covid cancelled flights

A MoneySaver has successfully taken British Airways to the small claims court and been awarded £300 after disputing the airline's decision to issue vouchers instead of a cash refund for flights cancelled due to the pandemic.

26 November 2021

Easyjet to increase hand luggage costs for most

Easyjet passengers with standard tickets can once more take larger bags into the cabin. However, while this may be more convenient for some, you'll need to pay for the privilege - and for most it will cost more than double the budget airline's previous charge to put the same luggage into the hold.

8 November 2021

Autumn Budget 2021: Cuts announced to alcohol and air passenger duties, while the levy on fuel is frozen for the 12th year in a row

Sizeable cuts to alcohol and air passenger duties were announced by Rishi Sunak in today's Autumn Budget 2021, while the Chancellor froze the levy on fuel for the 12th year in a row.

27 October 2021

American Express is shaking up its British Airways Avios credit cards from September - here's what it means for you

Card provider American Express is making a number of changes to its two British Airways rewards credit cards from 1 September. The shake-up will see annual fees hiked for some, while for others the spending threshold to earn a 'free' companion flight is falling - although they will now only be able to use this on economy class tickets. Here's what's happening.

31 August 2021

Canada and Switzerland to move to the 'green' travel list in the latest 'traffic light' update - but Montenegro and Thailand will turn 'red'

Seven destinations, including Canada and Switzerland, will be added to the 'green' traffic light list from next week, the UK government has announced. The system is used to govern the action holidaymakers must take when they return to the UK from overseas.

26 August 2021

British Airways flights delayed by 'technical issue' – what you need to know

Scores of British Airways flights have been delayed by a technical issue this morning, the airline has said

21 November 2019

BA passengers disrupted by baggage system chaos – here's what to do if you're affected

Some British Airways passengers travelling from Heathrow were forced to queue for hours due to a baggage system fault – some arrived at their destinations without their luggage

18 July 2019

Tonnes of toiletries dumped at UK airport security – here's what you CAN take in your hand luggage

Tonnes of standard-sized aerosols and perfumes had to be dumped at UK airports last year because passengers tried to take them through security

9 July 2019

Airports hike 'kiss and fly' drop-off charges – how to beat them

Eight major airports across the UK have upped the cost of dropping off passengers over the last year, a MoneySavingExpert investigation reveals - and one now charges a whopping £7 for a 10-minute drop-off. But at most airports it's possible to beat the fees and drop off for free if you know where to go - we've full airport-by-airport help below

1 July 2019