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Travel Cyprus bill: costs rise out of term time

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A picture of the in-flight map shown on the British Airways plane

British Airways apologises over 'Palestinian Territories' marker over Israel on in-flight map

British Airways has apologised for displaying an in-flight map with the words “Palestinian Territories” covering part of Israel.

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Thai Airways blacks out logo after skidding off runway: How to turn an accident into a PR disaster

Decision to protect the brand of the airline has done precisely the opposite

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Whatever your view of Wonga, it is hard not to be impressed at the way its terrier-like founder, Errol Damelin, shrugs off the critics.

The airline said they immediately informed police and sent an investigation team to Kenya.

Pilot abused position at British Airways to 'molest hundreds of girls at African orphanages'

Simon Wood was due to appear in court again this Friday but was found dead on August 18th after being struck by a train

Union calls for inquiry into timing of City bonus 'scam'

One of Britain's biggest trade unions has demanded an investigation into the mass shifting of City bonus payments into April to take advantage of the 5p cut in the 50p top rate of tax by the Chancellor, George Osborne.

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British Airways flew its new A380 aircraft for the first time to Frankfurt as part of a test flight

BA enters SuperJumbo age with... with a 90-minute flight to Frankfurt

Passengers at Heathrow surprised to find themselves aboard British Airways' newest plane - the Airbus A380

IAG boss Willie Walsh has said Heathrow expansion is now unlikely

IAG boss Willie Walsh: no Heathrow expansion now

BA boss says issue 'too politically sensitive'

Exclusive: Commons to review its extensive use of zero-hours contracts

More than 150 staff at the House of Commons are employed on controversial zero hours contracts, despite growing calls by MPs for tougher rules to prevent workers being exploited by them.

Heathrow chief executive Colin Matthews

Heathrow airport soars back into profit

Selling Stansted airport and hitting airlines with higher take-off and landing charges helped Heathrow Airport swing into profit in the first half of the year.

'Thermal event' in lithium battery behind Dreamliner fire at Heathrow

Investigators urge US operators to remove device powered by battery until safety fix can be found

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