The A380 is now flying to San Francisco

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The latest airline news, including the A380 now flying to San Francisco, BA’s return to KL after 14 years, and the spectacular seven-minute helicopter transfer now being offered in Monaco

The A380 goes to San Francisco
Almost 60 years after flights began from Heathrow to San Francisco, British Airways has begun taking its largest aircraft, the A380, to the city. The aircraft that undertook the first flight back in 1957 was a Douglas DC-7C, carrying 70 passengers at a top speed of 320mph.

New routes
British Airways is offering exciting new routes this summer. Flights from Heathrow to Krakow begin on May 4, and BA will also be flying a daily direct service from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur after a 14-year absence. Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ director of business strategy, said: “We have responded to commercial demand from our customers who have been asking us for direct flights to Kuala Lumpur. This opens up new connecting routes around the region.” 

Pre-order meals with a click
Customers travelling on select routes in First, Club World and World Traveller Plus can now choose their meal before they travel to guarantee their first choice of main course on 21 routes. Customers can select their meal between 24 hours and 30 days prior to their flight’s departure using and the ‘manage my booking’ tool. 

Complimentary helicopter 
BA Holidays and the Monaco Tourist Authority are offering complimentary helicopter return transfers from Monaco to Nice as part of a five-night flight and hotel package. The spectacular seven-minute flight can be enjoyed by customers who travel before the end of October.