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Hand luggage rescued in British Airways fire drama

Designer clothing, cigarettes, alcohol and souvenirs of Los Angeles were just some of the items rescued from a blazing plane prior to take off. Alighting passengers were trapped inside a burning plane pun; while many of the 170 items of luggage were threatened with smoke damage, having to use Ryanair for their weight allowance or making the baggage carousel look like a rotisserie BBQ.

Terrified passengers managed to ignore safety procedures and normal humanitarian intervention by opening overhead lockers and salvaging personal possessions before taking to the emergency exits.

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Posted: Sep 11th, 2015
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Hero pilot saves 100,000s of lives

After a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 recently performed an emergency landing on only 12 wheels, BA pilot James ‘Hero’ Wilson today recounted how he has also saved countless lives during his career.

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Posted: Jan 6th, 2015
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BA staff threaten walkout over plans to make them wear little caps with bells on

The Unite union claims that it has reached a deadlock with British Airways in its ongoing dispute over the treatment of cabin crews. The union says that after it forced through concessions from the airline on pay and conditions, BA responded by insisting cabin staff wear new uniforms that replace the traditional wedge cap with a branded elf hat complete with shiny bell.

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Posted: May 30th, 2010
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BA wins injunction against volcano: geologists not properly notified

British Airways has been granted an injunction against the Ejyafjallajokull volcano in Iceland on a technicality after it erupted without warning, instead of notifying geologists months in advance of its intention to belch out inconvenient plumes of smoke to disrupt BA flights.

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Posted: May 18th, 2010
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Satanist ‘denied right to express her faith’ at work

Devil WorshiperA devout Satanist working at the check-in desk for British Airways has been banned from wearing items of clothing or jewellery that reveal her faith when she is dealing with members of the public.

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Posted: Nov 21st, 2006
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