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British Airways plane hits Johannesburg airport office building

A British Airways airplane carrying 202  people struck an office building at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International  Airport with its wing while taxiing for take-off Sunday, injuring four, aviation authorities said.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2013, 8:52am

Qantas, British Airways headphones linked to Chinese prison labour

Australian flag carrier Qantas launched an investigation on Wednesday into claims it purchased headphones made in a Chinese jail where inmates who miss production targets are reportedly beaten and held in solitary confinement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

I can fly - but bring your own mop: Cathay vs British Airways

It's not often you get the chance to compare Cathay Pacific and British Airways head to head, as it were. I have to admit that after years of being bossed about on planes by matronly BA air hostesses I have always preferred Cathay's gentler approach. Leg one - Hong Kong to London in business class went well.

12 Apr 2013 - 1:25pm 2 comments

Outrageous sexism in the People's Daily

We were slightly saddened to come across the People's Daily Online piece headlined, "Beautiful female journalists at two sessions", which then had links showing 17, albeit comely, female journalists engaged in covering the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress. It's hard to know what the message was here.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am 1 comment

Travellers' checks

Law of the jungle

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

In for the long stretch

Today's battle in the air is at the front end of the aircraft, as airlines upgrade their premium offers to sell more profitable seats, says Andrea Li.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

With Qantas out, BA adds third HK-London flight

British Airways will launch a third daily flight between Hong Kong and London in March, in a move that will replenish some of the capacity lost when the Australian airline Qantas withdraws from the route.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A class of their own

AIR TRAVEL began as the preserve of the privileged few. The democratisation of flying in recent decades has been brought about by an explosion in discount, budget airlines. Yet the apparently relentless rise of no-frills hasn't been the only story in air travel.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Airlines face soaring claims over fuel fix

Top Asian and western airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines Cargo and Korean Airlines, will face further pressure from global criminal and civil action over allegations they colluded to fix fuel surcharges on air cargo shipments between 2000 and 2006.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Double delight

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am