British Airways
“British Airways A319-100”. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • BA cleared for rival Irish takeover – The Irish are quite angry as British Airways was cleared for a takeover bid for rival Aer Lingus airlines. (Guardian)
  • QA buys huge stake in BA – Meanwhile, Qatar Airways has purchased a large stake of British Airways’ and Iberia’s owner, IAG. (Reuters)
  • NYC’s historical storm that wasn’t – New York City and the region anticipated potentially more snow than any other in recorded history last Tuesday, up to 36 inches, forcing many flights to cancel; NYC ended up getting about a half-foot instead. (Gothamist)
  • jetBlue to introduce bag fees – To the annoyance of many budget travelers, the US-based airline is introducing baggage fees this year, as well as some new types of fares. (Skift)

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