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On-board recycling going mainstream?

April 24th, 2013

Kinny Cheng

Kerry Reals, writing for the APEX Editor’s Blog:

In a bid to address this issue, British Airways has just started a programme to collect and recycle aluminium cans on its inbound long-haul London Heathrow services, and other airlines appear to be following suit.

Strict European Union regulations mean that all cabin waste from non-EU countries “has to be incinerated or land-filled”, BA head of environment Jonathon Counsell tells the APEX editor’s blog. “The key is to separate food waste from recyclables.”

Apparently, BA has been doing this on their short-haul flights for a couple of years already (goes to show how I’ve not had the pleasure of flying with them!), and which has led to this eventual initiation on their long-haul flights into London Heathrow.

What’s great also? Other airlines also wanting in on the idea. It can only be so…

A very interesting read, well worth your five-minutes over that tea or coffee.

British Airways competes with LCCs, loses class?

February 20th, 2013

Kinny Cheng

Via The Telegraph:

“The airline says the fares — which will initially be offered on flights from Gatwick to Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Jersey, Tunis and Turin — will give its passengers “more choice”, and is likely to be viewed as an attempt to compete with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet.”

For British Airways loyalists who takes pride in their national carrier, it’s an utter disgrace.

While those who only care about premium service airline benefits, win!

iFlight: The BA business plane that ditches its entertainment system for iPads

July 14th, 2012

Kinny Cheng

A great piece by David Phelan of Pocket-lint on how portable mobile computing devices, like Apple’s iPad, can enhance the experience for both crew and pax.

British Airways have begun using the iPad on their all-business London City to New York JFK flights (served by Airbus A318 aircraft).

I’ve also heard of off-the-cuff reports of them being utilised by crew on other BA flights for pax management.

Very, very interesting times ahead.

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