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Review: British Airways

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Delays but otherwise okay

  • By SilverTraveller Jenjens

    99 reviews

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  • Dec 2013
  • Alicante
  • London Gatwick
  • Husband
  • Economy

49 people found this review helpful

Further to my earlier review about British Airways I omitted to mention one very strong positive about this airline and that is the 23 kilos luggage allowance – a real benefit and so different from the budget airlines when one is permanently on edge in case one has exceeded the allowance – for this reason alone I will never fly with Ryanair again. However the time changes are a problem. I had occasion to ring British Airways yesterday in order to change the time of a return flight after they had brought it forward by two hours, thus not allowing me sufficient time to get to the airport without incurring a 100 euro taxi fare. The cost of rescheduling was £25.40, although the airline was unable to give me reassurance that the flight would not be rescheduled to an earlier time. Fingers crossed.



This has been a problem with earlier flights I have made with British Airways although previously it had not caused me so much disruption. However, I have to say that on the positive side, the 23 kilos luggage allowance is a definite bonus!



 

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  • Jenny-Lunn
    about 6 years ago
    I sympathise. These changes of time are a real problem - it has happened to me more than once. It is one of the reasons I hesitate to use British Airways, as an hour either way can make all the difference with regard to connections etc. I don't think they realise the disruption and inconvenience (not to mention extra expense!) that these flight changes can cause.
  • Treesrgreen
    about 6 years ago
    We recently travelled to Athens on our first flight with British Airways. The times of the flights were changed both ways; brought forward on the way out (thank goodness we were early!) and later coming back - both times without explanation or apology. The return flight made it necessary to stay over before going home ... luckily, one of our boys lives near so we had a bed for the night, which could otherwise have proved expensive.